Perry has now spent 126 days in jail – for stepping up to the plate to protect children, and then daring to say he has lost faith in the justice system. This is the institutional response to allegations of childhood sexual abuse.
At approximately 1415 hours (2:15 pm) the gathered throng went into lock-up. Yet again at this “public” inquiry the public is excluded. The live feed will resume when they’re finished! Who knows when?
Arguments by Cornwall Police Service to have CPS officer Ron Lefebvre excluded on medical grounds will be held behind closed doors, this at request of CPS and with concurrence of one and all. Apparently the arguments will entail reference to the medical files of Lefebrvre, Ron Leroux, Heidi Sebalj and David Silmser.
Justice Glaude concurred with lead commission counsel that it would not be in the public interest to conduct the arguments before the public eye.
So, ….that’s it! There is no voice to argue on the public’s behalf. We will depend on Justice Glaude’s recap of the arguments.
I get the sense that there is now a sense of urgency and pressure to push witnesses through at a speedy clip.
This is the way ahead for the next number of days as outlined by Engelmann:
(1) After the arguments behind closed doors former D/C Joseph St. Denis will return to continue and compete his cross examination. Engelmann estimates that will take three to three-and-half hours The gathered throng will sit today until St. Denis is finished. It will be a late day- probably wrapping up after 1800 hours (6 pm) this evening;
(2) Former Chief Anthony Repa will take the stand tomorrow. It is anticipated he will be finished some time on Thursday;
(3) Witnesses for the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall start testifying after Repa.
(4) The first witness for the diocese is Father Denis Vaillancourt. It is anticipated he may take the stand sometime on Thursday, but on Friday for sure. His testimony will be given in French;
(5) Vailancourt will be followed by Father Kevin Maloney. He will testify in English;
(6) Maloney will be followed by Father Rejean Lebrun. He will testify in French.
(Monday Tuesday is Canada day so no hearings next week ’till Wednesday)
Enough for now,