Perry Dunlop has finished 202 days in jail. He has served a six month sentence for civil contempt of court!!! He is now on day 2 two of a 30 day sentence for criminal contempt of court.
This is the institutional response to allegations of childhood sexual abuse.
As far as I know Perry is still at the Don. I had a chat with him yesterday. He sounded good, and relieved that the court process is over.
Had hoped to finish the media postings yesterday. Not quite. There’s still a bit of catch-up. I should be able to get on top of it today 🙂
Note AM 1220 is looking for the greatest Cornwallite past. I’m not sure if Perry will pass muster with the panel, but I urge you to fill out the forms or call the radio station.
Check at this link: The Greatest Cornwallite Past: http://www.am1220.ca/contests/greatest-cornwallite/
Bill Carriere, also of CAS, had originally been scheduled to take the stand after Bishop Durocher. Apparnelty Carriere’s lawyer is sick so Angelo Towndale took the stand yesterday and will return today.
As I worked on media posting I kept an ear open to Towndale’s testimony.
I am intrigued to hear that Towndale, originally from India and without a background in social work, was essentially directed to Cornwall CAS by a priest friend in Chicago who was acquainted with Father Rudy Villeneuve. Villeneuve, a diocesan priest in what was then known as the Diocese of Alexandria, was on the CAS board.
Towndale worked with CAS for 30 years, from 1965 to 1995. It seems he retired voluntarily in 1995 due to cutbacks.
Towndale was responsible for the founding of the Big Brother/Big Sister organizations in the Cornwall area. He also spearheaded the campaign to found the Children’s treatment. Assisting him in the latter were, among others, Father Kevin Maloney and Claude Shaver (Shaver was then Chief of Police). He is still actively involved with the Children’s Treatment Centre as Project Coordinator in which capacity he is involved in fund-raising.
Derry Tenger and Bryan Keough, both case workers with CAS, were described as very close friends. There was some issue of Derry Tenger always dressing in black. As for Keough it seems he headed off to a seminary around 1990. I gather he was planning to become a priest.! (There have been sexual abuse allegations against both Tenger and Keough)
Ron Adams was described by Towndale as “our lawyer.” It is unclear whether Adams was lawyer for the CAS or the Laurencrest group home, I think the former. Ron Adams was Sean Adam’s father. Sean Adams, who was one of the three lawyers involved in the $32,000 pay-off, does fund-raising for the Children’s Treatment Centre. Jacques Leduc articled and practised with the law firm Adams, Bergeron and Sherwood for four years. I understand the Adams is Ron Adams.
Towndale was certainly in contact with a lot of very interesting people over the past 40 plus years.
A lovely blog yesterday from “Bird”– Perry and Helen’s youngest. Bird, you took us right into the depths of your heart and soul. You write beautifully. A gift. Your excitement and joy are contagious. Your Dad is coming home! He really and truly is coming home. We are so happy for all of you. Yes, your family will be whole again. It will take a bit of re-adjusting for all of you, but, you have that Chisholm/Dunlop blood running through your veins, you’ll come out on top, and stronger than ever.
Helen will be flying back to Duncan, B.C. some time next week. She will return for 04 October 🙂
There will be a need for tickets for Helen’s next trip as well as an extra ticket to get Perry home. Please use your AIR MILES card. Anyone with Air Miles to contribute can arrange to have them transferred to Helen’s card.
Also, there is talk of making arrangements to let Perry and Helen get away together for a couple of days. Just a couple of days alone. No media. No one. Just the two of them. We will get some sort of collection under way to make it happen. Any suggestions on that count are welcome.
I think there will also be a need for the family (Perry, Helen and the girls) to have a few days together and away from it all. Any suggestions there are welcome.
Finally, the issue of pardons and waivers.
Perry will have to/should seek a Queen’s pardon and a waiver. To my great astonishment, there is a hefty price to be paid for pardons and waivers! In fact, there is two for one special on right now: $790!!! Check: http://www.canadianpardons.ca/
Any contributions to help defray those and all costs arising from Perry’s return home and the family’s attempt to pick up the pieces of their lives would be most welcome. There seems to have been some problems with the bank processing deposits so I suggest cheques or money orders be sent directly to Helen.
1895 Alma Road
Cards, notes and letters can be sent to Perry at OCDC. He will be back there within the next few days. Keep in touch with him over these last 30 days. Every letter and card is so deeply appreciated.
Perry Dunlop c/o OCDC
Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre
2244 Innes Road
And prayers. More prayers. Returning to the outside world won’t be easy for Perry. Welcome, but not necessarily easy. He has been cooped up on his own for over 200 days. He will need time to settle back into family and social life. He will be still be the Perry we all know and love, but, he will have changed. The same goes for Helen and the girls. It’s not the easiest thing in the world for a family to pick up the pieces and carry on as usual after an event like this shatters their lives. So, prayers. And Masses.
RealityChecker, such a pleasure and privilege to finally meet 🙂 I have met so many wonderful people who have enriched my life since I first got involved in the Cornwall scandal and cover-up. You are without doubt one 🙂 What a pleasure!
Keep an eye on New to the Site on the Home page. As I get things posted I’ll note it there.
Back to media posting 🙂
Enough for now,