That’s it for the week. The day wrapped up at 1500 hours (3 pm). Pierre Landry finished his testimony. Garry Guzzo took the stand – his examination in chief wrapped up and cross-examination commenced. He will be back at 1300 hours (1 pm) Monday 03 December 2007.
There is no lack of things to say. I don’t know where to begin and supper time just around the corner.
Very quickly for now:
(1) I was appalled to hear that Pierre Landry followed suit of Peter Sirrs. When Landry got wind of Nelson Barque’s past he confronted Barque and gave him the option of resigning or being fired. Barque resigned. Landry had been counselling troubled youth for four years. Landry did not alert staff or parents, nor it seems did he advise Barque’s prospective employers that the man was a sexual predator.
(2) It seems more people than enough knew about Barque and did absolutely nothing to protect the young boys and men of Cornwall from this man.
(3) I was floored to hear Garry Guzzo give the current Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall accolades. Perhaps Guzzo was not in the cathedral at Durocher’s installation when Durocher stooped to mocking the sex abuse victims who were protesting outside?
More on this all. I must run…
Enough for now,