I just realized that all the work I did on bringing Father Tex Keindel’s page up to date is gone. Thank goodness I have some of it from the blog I had ready to post before the site crashed, but the rest is gone. I will have to pull out the directories and go to work all over again. I am sick 🙁 Anything I posted yesterday, be it media articles, or changes to information on the site, has disappeared. What a pain! I am not sure exactly which articles I had posted yesterday so may not be able to rectify that.
Things are still not functioning properly. I am unable at the present time to access the “New” page where I list all posts which are New to the Site. And I still can’t access other areas of my control panel. I suppose I should be thankful that I am only shy a day’s work, but to be very honest at this moment in time being thankful is hard to come by!
Anyway, a new article posted:
17 June 2010: Cornwall inquiry billed $30 M in legal costs
$50+M!!! No surprise. I think we had all settled in on a figure in that range or above. Still, $50M. And,a s you will see further down the page, I think it adds up to more.
Still, $50+ M.
Tossing Perry Dunlop in jail?
Turning an honest cop into a convicted criminal?
That’s the one and only for sure thing to come out of this multi-million-dollar-boon-doggle.
No, I apologize. I err. That is the most outrageous ‘for sure.’ There are three other for sures:
(1) the “alleged” molesters/paedophiles/sexual predators/ephebophiles can keep right on sleeping tight (ditto those who covered-up on their behalf);
(3) all the “alleged” victims remain “alleged” victims;
(4) a lot of nests were extremely well-feathered
There’s other things worthy of note here.
(1) Note the whopping $12M in miscellaneous costs. $12M!!!! $12 M not accounted for in a rational line by line breakdown.
(2) I see on the multi-coloured pie that breakdown presumably includes “transport of prisoners.”
There was one and only one “prisoners.” Note the plural.
This MUST be Perry. Who else but Perry was a “prisoner”?
That begs the question: What inquiry costs did the inquiry incur to “transport” Perry? And why did the inquiry pick up the tab?
(3) Another thing. Take time to look at that multi-coloured pie, and then look at the figures in the article.
(i) I get a total of $58+M when I add the pie (Direct costs of CPI) to the $30M stated legal fees. That brings the inquiry total to just shy of $60M. Do I have that right?
(ii) Note the Orange section. The text is cut off but it is “Legal costs and disbursements” 32.34% $9,280, 807. That I do believe would be the monies spent by the inquiry for the runs back and forth to Divisional Court to argue this motion, that motion or the other (usually related to Father Charles MacDonald or the Diocese) PLUS the legal fees incurred to have Perry charged and convicted .
To defend the indefensible and put Perry behind bars.
More well feathered nests there.
(iii) Note the $928,209.00 for facilities lease and rental. The Weave Shed did not come cheap. Another nest well feathered there.
(iv) And $745,000 to put out the final report!
(4) Finally, look at this:
The ministry said it was unable to release the detailed breakdown for the parties that were not Ontario government parties without giving them the opportunity to object, consent or make submissions to the information and privacy commissioner.
Why should those who spent the dollars not be accountable to those whose pockets they picked, namely those of the taxpayers of Ontario? Why should Father Charles MacDonald, or the Diocese, or any party with standing and funding for that matter, have final say in informing the public how its monies were spent? They were luck enough to get funding. That should be it. They used tax payers dollars, the tax payers have a right to know how their money was spent.
This is ridiculous!
Enough for now