First, some court updates:
(1) Father Peter Groulx
Father Groulx’ next courtdate is:
1o February 2015 : 09:30 am, “to set a date,” Thunder Bay, Ontario courthouse (125 Brodie Street North. Thunder Bay, Ontario)
There is no warrant out for Father Groulx’ arrest so he must have made it to court for his courtdate of 16 December 2014? Does anyone know?
Now, an interesting aside here…
Back in 1992 Father Pweter Groulx was pastor at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in Dryden, Ontario. You will never guess not only who was a deacon back then, but who was a deacon at St. Joseph’s back then? Justice Terence Platana.
It was Justice Platana who let Cornwall lawyer and Church canon lawyer Jacques Leduc “walk” after his first stay was appealed and he was ordered back to trial. Platana was brought in from Thundner Bay presumably to ensure there was no conflict of interest as was the case with Justice Colin McKinnon the first time around.
And now we find out the powers that be brought in a judge who is a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church!!! That’s as close to putting a priest on the bench as it gets. I was floored when I hear the news.
I have no idea what friendship, if any, exists between Platana and Groulx – but suffice here to say that I trust Justice Platana has nothing to do whatsoever with hearing of these charges.
I did a bit of searching on Terence Platana the deacon – in one short search I found record of the judge acting as a deacon in the Roman Catholic Church as recently as 2011. Justice Platana’s wife Madeline is active both in the Diocese of Thunder Bay and at the parish level.
I will pull this information together, take a closer look at it all, and then in the New Year add it to Justice Platana’s.
(2) Father Albert Laisnez
After his preliminary hearing of 11 December 2014, Fathger Laisnez was committed to stand trial in Alberta’s Court of Queen’s Bench (like Ontario Superior Court of Justice).
Father Laisnex’ next court date is:
23 January 2015: for arraignment” in (Edmonton? ) Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench
As I said elsewhere, it wasn’t until after I had made the call that I realized the Court of Queen’s Bench doesn’t sit in Sherwood Park, Alberta. I think therefore that this first appearance in Court of Queen’s Bench for arraignment will be in the Edmonton, Alberta courthouse. I will check on this after Christmas.
Mark your calendar, and please keep the complainant in your prayers.
(3) Father Robyn Gwynn
Father Gwyn’s next courtdate is:
08 January 2015: 09:30 am. “to be spoken to,” Kingston Ontario courthouse (279 Wellington St.)
As always, keep the complainants in your prayers.
(4) Father Yvon Arsenault
Father Yvon Arsenault’s next courtdate is:
08 January 2015: 09:30 am, Preliminary Inquiry/hearing, Moncton Courthouse Moncton NB (45 Assumption Blvd
This preliminary hearing seems to be having trouble getting off the ground. I wonder if it will make it through to the calling of witnesses this time around? or, will it be another adjournment?
I wonder too what’s happened as far as defence getting its hands on those “confidential” Bastarache/Archdiocese of Moncton? I suppose in due course we sill find out, but I truly am curious as to what’s going on here.
Mark your calendars and please try to get there to find out what’s going on as far as those Bastarache files are concerned.
Please keep the complainants in your prayers.
(5) Father Linus Bastien
I’m sorry but was unable to get the next courtdate for Father Bastien today. I tried. The rotary for the courthouse wasn’t working – it would ring four or five times and then drop the connection. I will try again in the New Year.
(6) Father Jacques Faucher
I want to check out what is happening here. When I called earlier this week to get the next courtdate I was told that all charges had been withdrawn. That makes no sense at all. After his recent preliminary hearing Father Faucher was committed to stand trial on 7 counts of gross indecency and 7 counts if indecent assault. I think it was an error – human or computer – wanted to try again to get that next courtdate but time passed me by. I will get back at it after Christmas.
Keep the complainants in your prayers
You may have notices that I removed the contact links from the site. This is temporary – only over Christmas. I decided to close down the other email for about ten days because when I am away I tend to have difficulty receiving and responding to emails from Sylvia’s Site. I haven’t had a chance to try to sort it all out again so decided this is the most practical solution to negate many a headache 🙂 The links will be active again by New Year’s Eve. Those who have my personal email are most welcome to contact me.
We are on our way to the States tomorrow – long trip ahead – thankfully weather looks good 🙂
I will continue to moderate comments while away, and will post anything which is breaking news. I am having trouble with an eye, – please say a wee prayer that it doesn’t cause me problems while we are away 🙂
Enough for now,