Guilty plea in offing?

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For now I’m posting these two court updates and links to the two Statements of Claim, then will download and post disturbing news about Father George Smith and also post the Father Victor Phelan M. Afr., page.  I think this is the fastest way to get things done right now 🙂  Busy times.

(1) Father Joseph LeClair  (Archdiocese of Ottawa, in March 2014 sentenced to one year jail for fraud and theft.  May 2016 charged in Guelph Ontario with impaired driving, 0ver 80 contrary to the Criminal Code of Canada, and having an open container of liquor contrary to the Liquor Licence Act,  Currently serving in the Diocese of Hamilton, Ontario)

The next courtdate for Father Joe LeClair is:

25 July 2016: 09:30 am, for “a plea,” courtroom #1  (36 Wyndham Street South, Guelph, Ontario)

It looks as though this may be a guilty plea in the offing?

(2) Nathan Labatt  (Former youth volunteer with the Archdiocese of Regina, Saskatchewan Youth Ministry, boys scout leader and volunteer Ukrainian Catholic Church.)

Nathan Labatt now has  upcoming courtdates in three different jurisdictions

Regina, Saskatchewan:   26 July 2016: 09:30 am, “to be spoken to,” Regina courthouse (2425 Victoria Avenue) (two charges listed)

Kamsack,: 18 July  2016: 09:30 am, “to be spoken to,” Yorkton, Saskatchewan, courthouse (29 Darlington Street East) (two charges listed)

Humboldt, Sask.:  08 August 2016:  10 am, Humboldt courthouse, Humboldt, Sask (805 8th Avenue) (one charge listed)

Please keep the complainants in your prayers


Father Ronald Leger csv, a Viatorian priest,  is a former Cornwall Ontario Classical College student and teacher.  In July 2015 he entered a GUILTY plea to charges related to ‘historical’ sex abuse of three young boys.  He has served in the Winnipeg are in the Archdiocese of St. Boniface since 1971

Two Statements of Claim filed in June of this year have been posted:

15 June 2015:  Leger Statement of Claim:t D.M.N. and Ronald J. Leger, La Corporation Archiepiscopale Catholique Romaine De Saint-Boniface and Clercs De Saint-Viateur Du Canada

15 June 2015:   Statement of Claim:  BLN and Ronald J. Leger, La Corporation Archiepiscopale Catholique Romaine De Saint-Boniface and Clercs De Saint-Viateur Du Canada

As always, please keep the victims in your prayers.

As an aside and  note of interest here, Father Denis Vaillancourt, the former Chancellor of the Alexandria-Cornwall Diocese, was a student at the Classical College when Leger was teaching.  Vaillancourt’s sex trial is scheduled for June 2017.  (For that matter, Cornwall lawyer and Church canon lawyer Jacques Leduc was also a student when Leger was teaching)

Enough for now,


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2 Responses to Guilty plea in offing?

  1. D. Corrigan says:

    I want to know why Fr. Joe LeClair is still practising, and not suspended from his duties? During Mass he has talked about his prison stay, how he was loved there too – there are young people and children present. Yes, we all make mistakes, but Fr. Joe is a role model for these children and young people who are very easily influenced. He has obviously bigger under lying problems, as there does not seem to be a sign of reform. I’ll either be moving to the Anglican or Byzantine church as they have a good attitude and higher standards towards respect of their churches. This is my opinion and I believe that the there will be worse things happening to our church, that will also be condoned, this is just the start. I remain anonymous and disheartened.

  2. Sylvia says:

    I truly wish I knew the answer to your question. Why has he not been suspended?

    And, how unfortunate that Father Joe has chosen to use the homily to essentially brag about his popularity in prison. Yes, a terrible example for the young. A terrible example for all.

    Please write to your bishop and let him know what is going on,

    Bishop Doug Crosby:
    Bishop Douglas CROSBY

    700 King St. W.

    Hamilton, ON

    L8P 1C7



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