I posted Keith Ouellett’es Survivor Impact Statement.
Lunch time at the Weave Shed, and, thanks to the flawed mandate, another circus was playing out before the gathered throng departed.
Believe it or not, Justice Normand Glaude believes it’s irrelevant to the mandate whether or not two Cornwall police officers did or did not threaten to put two bullets in Keith Ouellette’s head if he didn’t stop saying he was sexually abused by Ken Seguin, Richard Hickerson and others!
Just to put this into perspective, of late – and at the 11th hour of victim witnesses – the inquiry suddenly, mysteriously and obviously belatedly plunged head long into addressing allegations of a paedophile ring and cover-up. And prior to that, sometime after we had been told that the inquiry has nothing to do with Project Truth, a number of victims were given the fourth degree in efforts to determine with finite precision what former Constable Perry Dunlop wore and did or did not say, and who he met, and when and where.
The Perry questions are somehow construed as relevant to the mandate. But, the fact that a victims testifies that two police men roughed him up and threatened to kill him if he didn’t stop talking about what sexual atrocities Ken Seguin and Richard Hickerson did or did not inflict upon him is irrelevant? That’s not part of the institutional response?
What am I missing here? How is that not pat of the institutional response? I’d say it’s a very explicit response. What else can it be? I’d also say it goes to the allegations of paedophile ring and cover-up which have been plaguing the community.
But, no. True or false is irrelevant. According to Glaude how the institutions responded is relevant.
But, according to Keith, that’s precisely how they responded!!!
A circus!! It continues.
I know it’s fact that from day one the veracity of the sexual abuse was deemed irrelevant. No one cares if paedophiles are out on the streets, and no one cares if victims have been erroneously painted as liars. But I always understood it was only the veracity of the sexual abuse allegations which were on No Man’s Land.
Not so. Sometimes it seems the determining the veracity of the allegations regarding the institutional response itself are verboten..
Rest assured I’m not the only one confused here. When Glaude very curtly brought matters to an end around 1250 hours (12:50 pm) to recess for lunch those in the Weave Shed were trying to make sense of it all. And I’m not the only who’s confused. No one in the Weave Shed seems to know whether this is or isn’t part of the mandate and what exactly Glaude had to say about it.
A belated return from lunch. 2:30 pm and they just now back. Obviously the matter was on the plate over the lunch plate.
Enough for now,