D-Day tomorrow – the Glaude Report will be released at 11 am at the Ramada Inn in Cornwall.
I got back from the States at supper time – unpacked and then checked the media coverage during my absence. Thank goodness for my new software! Several articles are posted. Check New to the Site on the Home page . No time for comments right now – I have to be up at the crack of dawn to be at the Ramada Inn by 8 am for the lock-up. I must admit though that as I quickly scanned the articles I started getting a little queasy inside – for some strange reason, when it comes to Cornwall, the Canadian Press’ selective omissions and account of events is always both intriguing and disturbing. I have often said that someone could do a great PhD doing an in depth study of the media coverage – or lack thereof – of Cornwall and the Cornwall Public Inquiry. I will say it again 🙂 Someone could do a great PhD doing an in depth study of the media coverage – or lack thereof – of Cornwall and the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
Anyway, I have my ideas of what to expect tomorrow. I won’t go over old ground. I’ve said it all before. Hopefully I am mistaken. We shall see. ….
By the way, I have been told that the release of the Glaude Report will air live on the CBC News channel. I haven’t been able to confirm that, but it would probably be worth checking your TV at 11 am (that’s Eastern Standard Time).
I won’t be back home until early evening – will blog and post media coverage then. Meanwhile those who catch the gist of the report please keep us abreast of your thoughts with a blog.
On that note I’m off to catch my 40 winks so I’m ready to roll in the morning…..
Enough for now,
WHAT EVERYONE EXPECTED AND ALREADY KNEW…
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!!!
Please take a look at the early CBC story at http://www.cbc.ca/canada/ottawa/story/2009/12/15/cornwall-glaude.html#socialcomments-submit
I am relieved in this early report that they seem to have reported a more balanced view of Perry’s actions.
“With respect to Dunlop, who served seven months in jail for refusing to testify at the inquiry, Glaude said the police officer was correct in blowing the whistle on the case that started the investigations in Cornwall and it was regrettable that he was disciplined for that, leading to a hard mistrust between Dunlop and public institutions.
“This distrust overwhelmed what I find was originally a genuine desire to be of help to children and young people,” he said.”
I do believe that Perry and his family have paid a dear price for his care and concern about the children of Cornwall. You bet after the way he has been treated that any sane human being would mistrust the system. In fact, to mistrust a system as broken as this one is appropriate and understandable.
I have not read the whole report but was relieved that this article did not shoot the messenger.
I think you’re right Nellie – while not vindicated, neither has Perry been further pilloried. BUT, like you I am not close to reading the entire tome. However, so far, and solely as far as Perry goes …better than I had anticipated.
You’re right on too RealityChecker – what everybody knew. The question which keeps flitting through my mind is: is there anything there to justify a multi-million-dollar grab from the taxpayer’s purse?
I’m feeling like we’re back at square one. Was there indeed a paedophile ring and cover-up? Who knows? No one has ever taken the time and energy to investigate those allegations. And, despite the fact that that was the onus for the inquiry, not in the Commissioner’s mandate!
While Glaude did not pronounce in the question of a ring the CBC report cited above contained several items pointing in this direction:
1. There were cases of joint abuse and passing of victims from one abuser to another, as well as possibly passive knowledge of abuse.
2. He criticized the OPP on Project Truth a narrow, incomplete investigation of individual cases that did not look for connections. He suggested it was designed to disprove Perry Dunlop.
3. It was not surprising that the public was confused ( suspicious ) after police told the media that sex men arrested in Project Truth were lifelong friends who shared victims, — but there was no evidence of a pedophile ring. ( Glaude doesn’t say there was a ring but forgives all of us who do come to that conclusion )
4. The ministry of the AG fuelled public concerns when it lost a binder of information about the case provided by Dunlop – an incident he said was “not acceptable.”
I am not sure what more evidence would be needed to establish the case for a ring that these quotes from the report. This just proves I am not a lawyer.