Previously convicted Oblate priest Father Omer Desjardins has a court date today on his Winnipeg charges:
06 November 2017: 1 pm. “remand date,” court room # 302, Winnipeg Provincial courthouse (Main Floor, 408 York Ave.)
Please keep the complainants in your prayers. If anyone hears news of the outcome please pass it along
(I have been attempting to get the court date for the new Saskatchewan charges. It seems the charges haven’t been filed with a court yet so must keep calling weekly 🙁 As soon as I have news I will pass it along.)
This is slow going today. My internet connection is glitchy – having trouble connecting. There is more information posted on the Father Gaetan Deschamps page:
27 August 2008: Bishop Eugene Larocque cross-examination re Father Gaetan Deschamps
And, for those who want to read the whole thing, here is the complete transcript:
27 August 2008: Complete TRANSCRIPT: Bishop Eugene Larocque testimony at Cornwall Public Inquiry 27 August 2008
Note that there was a report to Children’s Aid in Cornwall around or perhaps shortly before 2002 regarding Father Deschamps.
Also added is
1. a link for 22 December 2005 where Father Deschamos travelled back to Saskatchewan for the funeral of 64-year-old Father Jean-Marie Boutin ( Deschamps: Vigil Mass for Father Jean-Marie Boutin)
2. information for 30 August 1991 shwoing that Father Deschamps was a member of the first Board of Directors for Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords . (From Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords Inc: History of Catholic Family Services of the Battlefords.) There is an excerpt from the latter website posted – tried to copy it here but I keep losing my connection .
Enough for now,
The next court date for Omer Desjardins is December 4th, 10am room 303 to enter a plea.
Thanks Joe. The information is now on his page and on the legal calender.
When I spoke to victim services last week she told me there are charges relating to 3 victims….. but only 2 appear on the docket. When I asked her if she knew anything about new charges in sask she said that all our cases would be handled together. I don’t think she understood, because I don’t think they can deal with sask charges in a Manitoba court.
The Sask. charges could eventually land in Manitoba. I hope not, and I sort of doubt. But, if they do they still have to be processed through the Saskatchewan courts until such point that there is agreement between Crown and defence in Saskatchewan and the legal team in Manitoba to transfer those charges to Manitoba. It all has to be done in court, so there have to be court-dates somewhere in Saskatchewan. Perhaps the RCMP is just extra slow in moving these ones into court?
I’ll find a way to sort it out. Meanwhile, I will continue to call Saskatoon and Regina, at least weekly 🙂