Hearings resume at 1300 hours (1 pm) this afternoon, Monday 14 January 2008. Perry Dunlop is supposed to testify but has made clear in the past and in recent media interviews he won’t be there. He is now headed for jail. The cop who blew the whistle on a cover-up of sex abuse allegations against a Roman Catholic priest and probation officer is headed for jail.
The well connected alleged”paedophiles of Cornwall can sleep tight. That’s the way it’s been for years. That’s the way it’s going to stay. The same old same old. Those who sexually violate our youth are endowed with more rights than you can shake a stick at.
Our children are our most precious asset? Right! Let the real and ‘”alleged”paedophiles run loose. Leave the children at risk. What’s a child molester’s little slip up here and there compared to his right to freedom and privacy and presumption of innocence? When it comes to child sexual abuse it’s the molester, and the molester alone, who warrants our protection and sympathies. To heck with the children.
It’s barbarian to put it mildly.
But, desperate strokes for desperate folks. In that vein those intent on defending the indefensible are madly re-circling the wagons in a frantic attempt to sway public opinion.
Note the article in the Freeholder today. That’s another George Bonnell Canadian Press story. It was released yesterday.
Interesting isn’t it? George Bonnell has been busy busy busy getting stories out- a great platform for Claude McIntosh et al. to stir and implant their anti-Perry, anti-paedophile-ring, anti-cover-up sentiments.
A few quick comments on the article:
(1) Peter Engelmann “”admitted Dunlop’s expected boycott will leave ‘gaps’ in the story the inquiry has been mandated to tell.”
I am so tired of the prattle about people telling their stories. Not testimony. Stories.
Did you ever hear tell of a witness at trial being asked to tell his “ story”? Not likely. But, just like time after time we were told no one would be forced to testify, time after time at this inquiry we hear that witnesses are invited to take the stand to tell their story! The victims do not get a chance to tell their story. Far from it. Their story/testimony/interrogation is controlled by commission.
Now we hear the lead commission counsel tell us the inquiry has been mandated to tell the story of Cornwall?! It should be quite a story!!!
(2) “there’s never been any evidence of a pedophile ring.”
Someone’s not paying attention. There has been and is ample evidence of a paedophile ring, or clan or whatever they want to call a group of molesters who socialize on a regular basis and have a number of victims in common.
(3) “For McIntosh, who counts himself among the inquiry’s critics,”
McIntosh, a friend of some of the “alleged” paedohiles of Cornwall, is in truth a long time critic of Perry Dunlop and anyone who alleges a paedophile ring and cover-up.
(4) “The story grabbed national headlines and prompted a police investigation, dubbed Project Truth, that ended in only one conviction and found no evidence of a ring.”
One paedophile conviction in Cornwall. One paedophile convicted in Quebec who was found not guilty in Cornwall (same victim). One ‘not guilty enough.’ Two Charter rights “walks” on Perry Dunlop’s back. Four suicides.
That was Project Truth.
There have been a number of convictions apart from Project Truth of men connected to the Project Truth suspects, for example: Roman Catholic school teacher Robert Sabourin, Roman Catholic school teacher Marcel Lalonde, Milton MacDonald (father of Cornwall Crown attorney Miurray MacDonald), former Alexandria Cornwall priest Father Gilles Deslaurier James Lewis (friend of Nelson Barque), Killer Gagon (friend of priests at the former Classical College), Father Paul Desilets (Viatorian priest who o0nce taught at Classical College)
(5) Claude McIntosh says: “The inquiry has been seriously undermined by Leroux’ recanting of his story and Perry Dunlop’s refusal to testify.”
The inquiry was undermined by the Ministry of the Attorney General from the get go when it deftly sidestepped the allegations of a paedophile ring and cover-up which gave rise to call for an inquiry. It was further undermined when it placed the mandate in the hands of an Ontario judge engulfed in red flags and receiving his pay check from the Ministry of the AG.
That aside I’m hard pressed to see how McIntosh can conclude Ron Leroux recanted anything. Ron didn’t know what he was saying from one minute of his ever-evolving testimony to the next. By the time he finished his examination in chief he was so totally confused he said he didn’t know what happened any more. It was obvious to those who know Ron that something was seriously amiss from the moment he took the stand. He was clearly in no shape mentally or emotionally to testify.
As for Perry, well, he took the stand and was fully prepared to read his Will State into evidence. That’s the meat and potatoes of Perry’s “story.” Permission denied.
And we’re to fall for the line they want to hear people’s stories?
(6) “Indeed, the term “clan of pedophiles” was concocted by Dunlop and his lawyer, Charles Bourgeois, Leroux told the inquiry:
Anyone who knows Ron has heard him talk freely and frequently about a clan of paedophiles.
Never forget that we were publicly told that (1) this is not a Project Truth inquiry, (2) Justice Glaude decided eons ago – without hearing one “story”or word of testimony form a real or “alleged”victim”! – that the “rumour”and innuendo” swirling around Cornwall on his arrival were false, and (3) no one but no one would be forced to testify at the inquiry againsty his/her will.
As far as stories go, a fairy tale.
Enough for now,