Ex-priest and serial Oblate molester Eric Dejeager is now costing we the tax payer a small fortune. Here is the latest:
16 November 2017: Ex-priest Dejaeger’s appeal starts moving through Nunavut court
Remember, Dejaeger had been denied legal aid to file an appeal, and then Justice Sharkey graciously stepped into the fray and ruled that Dejeager ws to have a court appointed lawyer with fees picked up by the A So, a team is poring through “boxes of volumes” of documents and expect to be ready by 15 March 2018 to “perfect the appeal,” which means doing what must be done to have the case ready to go to the Court of Appeal. The lawyers have been ordered to provide the Crown lawyer with all relevant data by mid February so that they have sufficient time to prepare their arguments.
A date for hearing the appeal will be set 15 March 2018.
I certainly hope that whoever is handling the appeal for the Crown will given as much consideration regarding time constraints as Dejaeger’s new legal team!
So, Eric Dejeager’s next court date is:
15 March 2018: “to perfect the appeal.” Iqaluit court house, Iqaluit, Nunavit
Please keep the many Dejaeger victims in your prayers.
Father Clair Richard, one of the Richard twins who were both priest and both molesters, has died. The following is the short note on the Diocese of Antigonish website:
He has gone to meet his maker.
Thank you to Lloyd for drawing this news to our attention.
Please keep Father Richard’s victims in your prayers. This is generally a difficult time for them. And yes, despite the convictions, he was still a priest.
Oh my! Big BIG trouble in New Brunswick.
Despite the Bastarche deals in both the Diocese of Bathurst and Archdiocese of Moncton – and flat refusal to release the names of those clergy identified as predators via the conciliation process – the names of ‘alleged’ clerical molesters and magnitude of the scandal are slowly leaking out into the public domain:
15 November 2017: 56 lawsuits against Catholic Church that allege sexual abuse are before N.B. courts
I think the header should aptly read the Catholic Church in New Brunswick might be broke? No matter, the battle continues to get insurance agent to pay:
16 November 2017: Catholic Church might be too broke to compensate sex abuse victims
It’s getting late after a busy day, and I have to be on the road early in the morning so I can say no more. Read the articles. And weep.
When will they learn?!
A reminder that the Marcel Lalonde. trial wraps up tomorrow:
17 November 2017: 10 am, closing arguments, courtroom #4 12 Dec. 2016, Cornwall, Ontario courthouse (29 Second St. W., )
I encourage those who can do so to attend.
Please keep the complainant and his family in your prayers.
And, for those who may have missed, I bogged a few words about testimony from Wednesday:
16 November 2017: That Crown has become a defence lawyer
Enough for now,
Sorry, the two article re New Brunswick were reversed. They are now where they belong 🙂
I will be away tomorrow, however over the next few days I will add the new names of clerical molesters to the Accused list. If anyone has information on any please pass it along. The names which will be added are the following: Fathers Guillaume Pellerin, Edward Cormier and Clement Guy Melanson.
It is difficult for me to find info in French. If anyone can assist -with translations, I welcome your assistance 🙂
As a point of interest, note that there is no reference to lawsuits from the Diocese of St. John New Brunswick. So, as staggering as the figures are, the figures of 56 lawsuits plus the approximately 200 victims with whom Justice Bastarche dealt in the Diocese of Bathurst and Archdiocese of Moncton’s “conciliation” processes does not represent the entire province of New Brunswick. ( And STILL they refuse to release the exact numbers of victim who partook of the “conciliation” process, and STILL they fail to release the names of those clergy, dead or alive, identified through their process as molesters/predators.
When will they learn?
And, when will they learn that the costs of harbouring predatory clergy exceeds by far – both financially and spiritually – the costs of giving these wolves in sheep’s clothing the boot?