CBC TV Interview with former Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache

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This is an audio recording of a 04 June 2012 CBC TV video clip – an interview of former Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache by Harry Forestell regarding the Archdiocese of Moncton, New Brunswick’s “conciliation” process.  The ‘need’ for such a process stems from sex abuse allegations against Father Camille Leger (now deceased.) Mr. Bastarche was retained by Moncton’s Archbishop Richard to conduct the conciliation process. The process extends beyond victims of Father Leger – an invitation has been extended to all victims to participate in the process)(Photo: Radio-Canada.ca) The announcement of this “conciliation” process came after Normand Brun, a victim of Father Leger, came forward and reported that he had received a pay-off (amount undisclosed) from the archdiocese in 1997. Prior to this, and as of March 2012, the only public offer from the archdiocese to the Father Leger victims was for counselling.

5 Responses to CBC TV Interview with former Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache

  1. Sylvia says:

    Do you hear that?  90 victims from the Diocese of Bathurst! 90!

    Does anyone know how many of those 90 victims reported to diocesan officials about their abuser only to get the cold shoulder? 

    Doe anyone know how many of those known molesters were recycled and children willfully put at risk?

    Does anyone know how many of those 90 were molested AFTER diocesan officials were made aware that their molester was in fact a sexual predator, and that they in turn were willfully placed at risk and in fact molested?

    Is there a little corner somewhere in Mr. Bastarche’s “grid” for victims who were molested by a recyled molester? Is there, I wonder?  or does that fall outside the “grid” lines?

    Does anyone know the names of priests who may have been/were informed of the identity of an abuser and told the victim or his/her family to forgive and forget?

    How many priests or ex-priests, both living and dead, in or from the Diocese of Bastarache have been identified to Mr. Bastarache and/or Bishop Valery Vienneau as predators?  

    How much is the Archdiocese of Moncton paying Michel Bastarche?

    What a despicable lark this all is.  I truly wish I could see this otherwise, but I can’t. 

    We’re honestly to believe that Mr. Bastarche is independent, and he isn’t working for the diocese, —and he isn’t working for the victims either?  Who the heck is he working for?  It’s certainly not for the greater good, …..unless of course one views keeping dirty secrets under lock and key a greater good?

    And don’t ‘they’ love the shame of the victims which keeps them afraid? 

    Were there really 95% of those victims who settled through the Bastarche/Bathusrt deal who hadn’t told their wives or children?  I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been told now.  It’s easier I think once the victim knows they are believed, and what is the pay-off other than proof to the victim that none other than “the Church” believes him/her?

    Anyway, it’s all plain downright disgusting.

  2. Baspuits says:

    How come the CBC reporter did not say WOW, did you just say if they sue, they have to Identify themselves! Since when?
    We all know they only use initial for victims, in the court proceedings, either criminal or civil suit!
    So now tell me again, that he is really independent of the diocese……
    Remind me of a magician start up line: nothing up my sleeves…..

    Baspuits

  3. Conrad Brideau says:

    Je suis conscient que M.Bastarache a été payé par le diocèse. Par conséquent il travaillait pour le diocèse, donc, pas pour les victimes. Il a reçu beaucoup d’argent du diocèse. Cet argent aurait dû aller aux victimes. Quelle gâchis!!!

  4. Baspuits says:

    ‘ll try to answer some of your good questions :
    ( W ) = witness, was heard or seen by myself.

    Do you hear that? 90 victims from the Diocese of Bathurst! 90!
    Answer/remark:
    Much more then that (w)
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    Does anyone know how many of those 90 victims reported to diocesan officials about their abuser only to get the cold shoulder?
    Answer/ remark:
    Denis Thériault to mgr Camille Andre Leblanc in 1958. (W)
    Lowell Mallais to mgr Andre Richard in 1991. (W)
    Some to other priest in the confessional box (W)
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    Does anyone know how many of those known molesters were recycled and children willfully put at risk?
    Answer/remark:
    With my experience, I would say, all of them! (W)
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    Does anyone know how many of those 90 were molested AFTER diocesan officials were made aware that their molester was in fact a sexual predator, and that they in turn were willfully placed at risk and in fact molested?
    Answer/remark:
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or/and see same as all answers above or
    Will come out in up coming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    Is there a little corner somewhere in Mr. Bastarche’s “grid” for victims who were molested by a recyled molester? Is there, I wonder? or does that fall outside the “grid” lines?
    Answer/remark:
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in up coming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    Does anyone know the names of priests who may have been/were informed of the identity of an abuser and told the victim or his/her family to forgive and forget?
    Answer/remark:
    Father Levi Noel By Denis Thériault and Lowell Mallais. (W)
    Many other, documented, but are now deceased. (W)
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    How many priests or ex-priests, both living and dead, in or from the Diocese of Bastarache have been identified to Mr. Bastarache and/or Bishop Valery Vienneau as predators?
    Answer/remark:
    I’ve talked and documented some 20 victims of different priests or ex-priests and clergy member, who abused them. 80% are dead. (W)
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    How much is the Archdiocese of Moncton paying Michel Bastarche?
    Answer/remark:
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    What a despicable lark this all is. I truly wish I could see this otherwise, but I can’t.
    Answer/remark :
    A lot more despicable things Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018

    We’re honestly to believe that Mr. Bastarche is independent, and he isn’t working for the diocese, —and he isn’t working for the victims either? Who the heck is he working for? It’s certainly not for the greater good, …..unless of course one views keeping dirty secrets under lock and key a greater good?
    Answer/remark:
    Good questions to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB

    And don’t ‘they’ love the shame of the victims which keeps them afraid?
    Answer/remark:
    Good question to Michel Bastarache or
    Will come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst

    Were there really 95% of those victims who settled through the Bastarche/Bathusrt deal who hadn’t told their wives or children? I wouldn’t be surprised if they’ve been told now. It’s easier I think once the victim knows they are believed, and what is the pay-off other than proof to the victim that none other than “the Church” believes him/her?
    Answer/remark:
    I know some haven’t told their love ones (w) There must be a 1000 of reasons!
    Photo coping THE check and frame it! (W)
    This Will not come out in upcoming civil suit in Bathurst NB 2018, for to many reasons!

    Sylvia you should try getting ” good question for Michel Bastarache” answered from the ex-judge francophone fighter/defender Michel Bastarache !
    ( something like and loved your Q & A with Normand Brun victim of father Camille Leger)
    How can he refuse, a Christian lawyer among other things?

    Baspuits

    PS sorry for taking 5 years to answer, because lot of informations has come by lately and will come out in the upcoming civil suit in French in Bathurst NB 2018!

  5. Baspuits says:

    May I stress the importance of having your above questions answered by Michel Bastarache, forget trying getting answer from the diocese they don’t usually answer the phone!
    As a pillar of our community he should be able to explain himself to you Sylvia, at least a peek at to what he gave in his recommandations to the diocese on the new improved protocol for this to never happen again!

    Please do not sell your self short or your site in obtaining the truth from who ever!
    Sorry can’t find his phone number!

    Your truly

    Baspuits

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