I got home around 1 am. A wonderful whirl-wind to Winnipeg and back! I’m shaking my head wondering if it was all a dream. Hard to believe I’ve been there and back.
The media awards luncheon was well attended -held in one of the beautiful rooms at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg. I am still in awe of the dedication and commitment of those who made it happen and who work tirelessly in their ‘spare’ time for Beyond Borders. They are all very busy people who somehow find time to commit to making the world a safer place for children. Such a pleasure to meet them and be in their company 🙂
The trial of Monsignor Robert Borne continues this morning at the Pembroke court house, Pembroke Ontario. I wold imagine start time is 10 am as it was yesterday.
New charges against Oblate priest and former fugitive from justice Father Eric Dejaeger omi. These from Edmonton, Alberta – before he was ordained.
Congratulations to the complainant who summoned the courage to go to police so many long months ago. It’s been a long wait, but the charges have been laid. Good for you!
I encourage all those who have sex abuse allegations against Dejaeger to go to their local police station, or pick up the phone and call them. There is no statute of limitations on sex crimes in Canada.
A reminder here that Dejaeger also spent time on Ottawa, Ontario. And he spent time in Repulse Bay. And he was out in Langley, British Columbia for a spell.
I may be out tomorrow – not sure yet what my schedule is. For now, I’m calling it a day :).
Enough for now,
Many many thanks to the survivor in Edmonton and the others in Igloolik and Baker Lake. Going to the police and speaking up takes an incredible amount of courage. This courage will help others to speak up and, eventually heal. Thank you so much.
Many many many thanks to you too, Sylvia, because your site is a haven where the scared and lonely people who suffer this childhood trauma can come and find hope. Where they can see that justice is possible. Where they can see that the truth, however hard, will surface in the end. Where they can see that by coming forward they can help not only themselves, but also others and also help protect children today.
SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests)