Perry Dunlop is a political prisoner. He has now spent 192 days in jail – on a six month sentence! – for civil contempt of court!!!
This is the institutional response to allegations of childhood sexual abuse.
Perry was moved again. He truly is on the Ghost Ride. For the time being he has been dumped off at the Toronto West Detention Centre. How long there? Who knows? The only for sure is he is on the milk run bound for Toronto’s infamous “the Don.”
Helen arrived in Ottawa on Monday. Her plan was to drive to Lindsay to see Perry yesterday. She intuitively called first and, well, Perry was gone.
I happened to be close by when Perry got a call out to Helen from his new quarters. Apparently the place smells. None are a joy, but this one is at the bottom of the list right now. I’m thinking when they’re finally finished with him Perry will be well qualified to publish a Guide to Your Local Prisons handbook. For a man whose greatest crime is lack of faith in the mandate and commissioner of the Cornwall Public Inquiry, Perry has seen the inside of a few cells in a few lock up facilities. Five to date: Duncan, B.C., Toronto East Detention Centre, Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, the detention centre at Lindsay, and now Toronto West Detention Centre.
Will the next move be to the Don? Or will the coercive tactics continue?
The really sad thing about this is that by accident or design this ensures that Perry is incapable of preparing for his sentencing hearing. He has none of his papers or possessions. None.
There is not a day goes by that I don’t think of the Gulag.
As always, keep Perry and his family in your prayers. No one knows with certainty where he is or will be from minute to the next.
Several years back Eugene Larocque, then Bishop of Alexandria-Cornwall, said that Perry Dunlop should be punished for going to the Children’s Aid Society.
Is this what the “good” bishop had in mind?
I was down to Cornwall again yesterday, and will probably head back today. So, another quick blog….
Yesterday’s transcripts are posted.
I do hope some semblance of justice prevails. Turns out Larocque knew both that Father Paul Lapierre was a homosexual predator and that he had molested Claude Marleau.
Larocque said nothing!! It was his little secret.
Marleau was made out to be a liar in court. And all the while Larocque was sitting on the corroborating evidence!! Turns out – according to Larocque! – that Lapierre actually personally admitted to Larocque that he, Lapierre, abused Marleau!
And Larocque twiddled his thumbs while Marleau tried in vain to brave the paedophile-friendly Cornwall court!!
This is morally reprehensible!
And Larocque had the audacity to say that Perry should be punished? For trying to protect children?
I get sick thinking of Claude Marleau in that courtroom. Sick.
One more note on this. Larocque claims that it was not Father Rene Dube (recently deceased) who should have been jointly charged with Lapierre in Montreal. According to Larocque it was Father Don Scott. In fact, according to Larocque it was Lapierre who told him it was Scott!
That might sound reasonable, except for one small thing. Claude Marleau had been molested by Father Don Scott. He knew very well what Scott looked like. He would NOT have mistakenly identified Scott as the seminarian who molested him in Montreal. Furthermore, Claude positively identified Father Rene Dube as the man who molested in Montreal. Once police showed him some pictures there was not a shadow of a doubt in Claude Marleau’s mind that it was Dube.
Larocque says it was not Dube because Lapierre said it was Scott? I have deep trouble with that. Deep trouble. Claude would not have mistaken Scott, one of his clerical molesters, for Dube.
Larocque is a disgrace. Read the transcript. He’s an outright disgrace. He should be laicized.
Roger Roberston and Patti Newport were in the Weave Shed both yesterday and today. Roger is gearing for the continuation of his Freedom Ride. He will travel to Toronto 03 September 2008 for Perry’s sentencing and then it’s on to Newfoundland. Between now and 03 September 2008 the little guy wioth the big heart will be around and about Cornwall on his pearly-white Harley. If you see him, give him a honk and a wave. Slip him a few dollars to defray his costs. Every penny helps.
Rally at the Weave Shed
Don’t forget the rally at the Weave Shed, 8:30 to 9:30 am this Thursday, 28 August 2008.
Date: 28 August 2008 (Thursday)
Time: 08:30 – 09:30 am
Place: The Weave Shed
709 Cotton Mill Street , Cornwall, Ontario
Bring your signs. This is your chance to say what you have to say or have been wanting to say. Bring your friends. Pass the word.
03 September 2008: Osgoode Hall, Toronto.
Perry is scheduled to appear before Ontario Divisional Court judges for sentencing on his criminal contempt conviction. (He will have completed his first six month sentence for the civil contempt conviction – and then some. Justice Glaude and the office of the Ontario Attorney General want him sentenced to 15 months on the criminal contempt conviction.)
Yesterday’s media posted on New to the Site on the Home page.
Enough for now,