The Inquiry website is being reconstructed. The site is large and copying all files will take time. Please bear with me as I work my way through the thousands of files and once again make all the information available. All links, pages, documents and media coverage will eventually be restored. My plan now is to try to start at the beginning to allow those unfamiliar with the very complex Cornwall sex abuse scandal to pick up the the threads.
If you googled a name and landed here on the home page, scroll down the adjacent list of names under “Categories” and 10:1 you will find the name. Click on the name and there will be links to all references to that individual which have been re-posted to date. ( If you are an iphone or cell – scroll down and you will come across the list)
28 January 2015: more files added, most related to the Jacques Leduc sex abuse trials but also one to canon lawyers and bishops
02 March 2001: “Judge made right decision” with commentary by Dick Nadeau
21 September 2006: One Year Into Cornwall Inquiry Stonewall-Cover-Up Goes Higher (Re connections. Inquiry costs & Father Frank Morrissey and the now Father Jeff King advice to bishops in mid to late ’80s)
27 January 2015: series of documents posted related to Justice Platana, Perry Dunlop and the “second” sex abuse trial of Jacques Leduc: 20 October 2004: Judge throws out Cornwall sex case 06 October 2004: Leduc describes impact of sex abuse charges10 November 2004: R V. Leduc, 2004 (Reasons for Decision – Justice T. Platana grants Jacques Leduc a stay) Justice Platana granted Leduc a stay stating in essence that Leduc’s Charter rights to a speedy trial had been violated. In his closing para Justice Platana states: “I am of the view that the protection of the defendant’s rights under s. 11(b) of the Charter and society’s interest in enforcement of those rights must predominate over the public interest in having the prosecution continue.” Earlier in his decision he quotes Justice Chilcott, in part as follows: ” In the final analysis the judge, before staying charges, must be satisfied that the interest of the accused and society in a prompt trial outweighs the interest of society in bringing the accused to trial.” (Justice Chilcott granted Father Charles Mac Donald a stay on the on the same grounds) 04 November 2004: OPP Chief Superintendent Frank Ryder response to Yvonne Pink 25 October 2004: Dunlop layer Yvonne Pink to OPP Chief Superintendent Frank Ryder (re two OPP officers showing up unannounced at Dunlop home in Duncan, BC at 10 am 13 September 2004) 29 September 2004: Perry Dunlop disclosure of documents on order of Justice Terence Platana (all of these were duplicates of boxes of documents Perry had previously disclosed to police ) 29 September 2004: Perry sworn statement for Justice Platana (in response to Justice Platana’s Order of Production during the “second” and final sexual abuse trial of Jacques Leduc ) 18 August 2004: Perry Dunlop note to Justice Terence Platana (hand-written after Perry realized he had been brought to Cornwall to testify at the second Leduc trial under false pretenses. Part of letter is unfortunately missing. I will try to find the original)
16 January 2015: more documents added re Claude Marleau allegations against Father Paul Lapierre and others: 24 November 2006: [More Delays – Cornwall Inquiry to run for another year] 28 November 2006: Few secrets at Project Truth Inquiry 28 November 2006: Victim Says Eight Men Abused Him 29 November 2006: Victim Wonders Why Diocese Escaped Investigation 28 November 2006: Another priest loses battle to keep his name secret 28 November 2006: Victim Says Eight Men Abused Him 30 November 2006: Newspaper wants to identify man in sex abuse probe (CBC and Ottawa Citizen to fight ban
15 January 2015: more documents added re Claude Marleau allegations against Father Paul Lapierre and others: 18 October 2006: Priest begins serving sentence; 08 October 2001: Insufficient proof: A Catholic priest is acquitted of sex charges after accusing other priests of pedophilia ; 26 March 2002: Lapierre v. Garneau (Father Lapierre application to stay proceedings in Quebec dismissed)
14 January 2015: The following files have been posted. These relate to Father Paul Lapierre, the allegations of his victim Claude Marleau and allegations of a peadophile ring:
01 December 2006: Abuse victim says he was ‘passed around’ by attackers; 01 December 2006: Dunlop one of the first to suggest clan operated; 01 December 2006: cornwall public inquiry; Pattern of burying abuse secrets makes it difficult to come forward; 30 November 2006: “Victim Hits Day Three On The Stand At The Inquiry” & related article
13 January 2015: The following files have been posted: 08 September 2001: ‘Others’ involved in sex abuse: priest, Naming Names. These relate to Father Paul Lapierre, the Cornwall Classical College, and recent charges against Viatorian priest Father Ronald Leger.
28 July 2014: The following article has been posted: The Sean Adams/Father Kevin Maloney connection: This relates to the following three files: 11 August 1995: John MacDonald hand-written letter to Father Kevin Maloney; 15 August 1995: Father Kevin Maloney reply to John MacDonald; 26 April 1996: Letter to John MacDonald from Constable Burnie (Cornwall Police Service) re Father Kevin Maloney April 1996
23 July 2014: There are a few more odds and ends which I intend to post on the Bishop Eugene Laroque page, but that aside it is basically complete. It was a bigger job than I thought The Monsignor Donald McDougald page has been added – just the transcripts left to post and will get those up today or tomorrow. A page and some info has been added for former Cornwall Crown attorney Don Johnson – I will continue to work on that.
16 July 2014: A page and info has been added for Father Bernard Menard omi. The Bishop Adolphe Proulx ODE presented at the Cornwall Public Inquiry has been added (scroll to page 176). I have been adding articles, blog links and information to the Bishop Eugene Laroque page. I will continue to work on that until I have posted all the information I have on hand and as far as possible feel that the page and all links are complete. Keep checking on the page for additional information. And please keep clicking your way around theinquiry.ca.
15 July 2014: I continue and will continue to add information to the Father Gilles Deslaurier page. The Benoit Brisson page and info has been added. Also added are pages and info for Father Denis Vaillancourt, Sister Claudette Pilon and Father Claude Thibault
In keeping with trying to get as much of the the Deslaurier information posted as possible I will add a page for Father Menard and post the pdf containing the Overview of Documentary Evidence on Bishop Adolphe Proulx.
I am going to add pages and information for victims Benoit Brisson and Father Cluade Thibault and further information to the pages of Father Gilles Deslaurier
11 July 2014: Information has been added to the Gerry Renshaw page. Pages have been added for Justice Terrence Platana, and for the following Crowns, Murray MacDonald; Peter Griffiths; Lidia Narozniak. I am working on the Robert Pelletier page now – will get the Griffith-Pelletier Memo posted in the process. Then will get the pages together again for Carole Deschamps.
10 July 2014: the following relevant blogs have been relinked and posted on the Murray MacDonald page
23 December 2008: BLOG For the record
19 December 2008: BLOG Consensual?!
18 December 2008: BLOG Long wearing day
18 December 2008: BLOG Good chance?
17 Dec. 2008: BLOG God help us!
22 June 2007: BLOG Truth and justice don’t stand a chance
21 June 2007: BLOG Cheap. base. disgusting and vile
08 July 2014: Info added to Ron Leroux page including the following commentary on Ron’s muddled testimony and so-called “recantations at the Cornwall Public Inquiry:
03 July 20145: Page added for Father Romeo Major
30 June 2014: The page has been added for Viatorian priest and former teacher at the Cornwall Classical College, Father Paul Desilets ( Also a page on the Classical College – pictures to be added at a later date). The Father Lucien Lussier page and info has also been added.
Also added is the Claude Marleau page. Claude frequently said and testified that he was passed around from one molester to the other like a bottle of beer or used toy.
A page has also been added for Andre Lavoie who was sexually abused by Roman Catholic teacher Robert Sabourin (Sabourin was a a good friend of Bishop Adolphe Proulx and photographer for the diocese.) Also posted is Andre’s Victim Impact: The Poignant Voice of a Victim
There is also a page opened for Pat Hall the former OPP Detective Inspector who worked with the Project Truth probe from day one. There is much much more information to add. In due course
There is much much more to come period. Please work your way down the the Categories, open the pages, and check on the links on each page. It is impossible to keep you updated on all of the material added each day, but if you browse the categories and then the pages you will find it..
Those unfamiliar with the Cornwall sex abuse scandal and the Cornwall Public Inquiry please read:
(1) About this Site
(3) Perry Dunlop’s “Story” (i.e.,his Will State”)
“The Scandal” page, once filled with information and up and running again, also gives a good idea of the magnitude of the Cornwall sex abuse scandal.
(1) Anatomy of a Cover-up (A detailed chronology of the early years of Cornwall scandal, chiefly as it erupted in the media. )
(2) For the Record
(Accounting of the outcome of sex abuse charges laid through the OPP Project Truth probe and other charges in which the accused had connections of some fashion to those charged under the PT probe)
(3) No Closure in Cornwall
is an article which appeared in the Western-based Report magazine (now Western Standard) and drew the ire of Justice Colin McKinnon during the first sex abuse trial of lawyer and Church canon lawyer Jacques Leduc. Despite the fact that McKinnon claimed to know nothing of Perry Dunlop he was furious that this article was, as he said, “adulatory” of the former Cornwall policeman.
Rulings, decisions and Significant Dates at the Cornwall Public Inquiry
(this is the list as it existed on the original theinquiry.ca website. Further dates had yet to be added)
(1) On Friday 30 June 2006 Justice Normand Glaude essentially ruled in favour of motions by the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Citizens for Community Renewal, the Victims Groupand Father Charles MacDonald for increased funding to retain additional staff to cope with the massive disclosure of documents. He also ruled in favour of a motion by the Men’s Project to interchange a lawyer position with that of a researcher.
(2) On Friday 30 June 2006 Justice Glaude issued his reasons for granting the Upper Canada Distric School Board’s request for funding.
(3) Tuesday 27 June 2006 Justice Normand Glaude ruled that the Cornwall Police Service must disclose all documents which it claimed were covered by solicitor/client privilege. Those documents must be produced by 19 July 2006. The ruling also applies to the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall which supported the CPS service motion regarding privileged documents.
(4) On Tuesday 27 June 2006 the Upper Canada District School Board applied for and was immediately granted standing at the Inquiry.
(5) On Tuesday 06 June 2006 Justice Glaude ruled in favour of Father Charles MacDonald’s motion for funding to finance his judicial review scheduled for Thursday 13 July ’06. Glaude simultaneously granted joint funding to three parties (Men’s Project, Citizens for Community Renewal & Victim’s Group) to argue against Cipriano.)
(6) On Monday 29 May 2006 Justice Glaude ruled in favour of the diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall’s motion to redact or remove certain Victims Group affidavits from the cornwall.ca website. The motion was argued by David W Scott. Glaude also issued a publication ban. The ban was supported by all parties with standing.
(On Tuesday 06 June 2006 ruled against a similar motion argued by Mr. Cipriano on behalf of Father Charles MacDonald. )
(7) On Wednesday 17 May 2006 David Sheriff-Scott informed the commission that the diocese will NOT appeal Justice Normand Glaude’s 01 May 2006 ruling that the diocese is a “public institution.”
(6) On Monday 01 May 2006 Justice Glaude ruled that the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall is a public institution.
(8) In August 2006 Justice Glaude posted Ken MacLellan’s 26 July 2006 Application for Standing on the Cornwall Public Inquiry website. Mr. MacLellan had stated that if his Application was so posted he would not pursue his request for standing.
(9) On 14 August 2006 the Ontario Divisional Court in Toronto heard and declined Giuseppe Cipriano’s request on behalf of Father Charles MacDonald for a judicial review of Justice Normand Glaude’s ruling that the victims can testify, albeit in a limited fashion. The inquiry will therefore choose certain victims who will testify, albeit in a limited fashion.
(10) On 23rd and 24 th August 2006 Justice Glaude heard arguments which have arisen regarding redaction of documents and the manner in which documents are disclosed to parties with standing at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
(11) On 05 September 2006 it was learned that Justice Normand Glaude had been hospitalised with an undisclosed ailment. Father John Loftus’ scheduled “expert” testimony was cancelled and will be rescheduled later in the Fall.
(12) On 05 September 2006 Ontario Divisional Court released it reasons for dismissing Father Charles MacDonald’s request for a judicial review of Justice Glaude’s ruling that victims can testify at the Cornwall inquiry, albeit in a limited fashion.
(13) On 15 September 2006 the commission quietly cancelled the only day of hearings still scheduled for September (19th). It also released “Commonly Asked Questions About Phase 2 of the Cornwall Public Inquiry.” There were n hearings for the entire month.
(14) On 21 September 2006 the Ontario Divisional Court ruled in favour of the Cornwall Police Service in its appeal of Justice Normand Glaude’s 27 June 2006 ruling regarding disclosure of documents at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
(15) On 03 October 2006 the Catholic School Board of Eastern Ontario requested and was instantly granted standing at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
(16) On 03 and 04 October 2006 various parties with standing started what I call the ‘Bring Perry Dunlop Back’ movement.
(17) Testimony of real and “alleged” victims commenced 04 October 2006.
(18) On 05 October 2006 Bishop Paul Andre Durocher issued a dramatic public apology via his lawyer in the Weave Shed to the mother of Benoit Brisson, a sexual abuse victim of Father Gilles Deslaurier.
(19) On 24 October 2006Justice Normand Glaude issued his reasons for granting standing to the Catholic School Board of Eastern Ontario
(20) On 25 October 2006 theinquiry.ca was ordered to immediately remove Andre Lavoie’s Victim Impact Statement from the site.
(21) On 30 October 2006 it was announced that the commission had received a Notice of Abandonment from counsel for Father Charles MacDonald, meaning Father MacDonald is no longer seeking a judicial review of Justice Glaude’s ruling re victims and alleged victims testifying.
(22) On 31 October Justice G. Normand Glaude stated this inquiry “is expected to dispel rumours and innuendos and ascertain allegations of cover-up and conspiracy theories.” This comes after past insistence that the inquiry has nothing to do with Project Truth and Justice Glaude’s decision months ago that the “rumour” and “innuendo” swirling around Cornwall upon his arrival are false.
(23) On Thursday 09 November 2006 Albert Roy, victim of probation officers Ken Seguin and Nelson Barque, was shipped off to find a lawyer to advise him of his rights. This after Roy declined under cross-examination to answer questions posed by John Callaghan, lawyer for Cornwall Police Service, regarding conversations Roy had with fellow victims in the late 90s and about a meeting in the same time frame with his lawyer John Morris who was also representing Perry Dunlop at the time.
(24) On Thursday 16 November 2006 Justice Glaude issued his ruling on confidentiality. The following day Peter Chisholm (CAS) requested a stay of the ruling pending a possible request for a judicial review. Chisholm argues that publishing several CAS documents violates a the Child and Family Services Act. A temporary stay was granted.
(25) At one point Justice Glaude planned to make up for lost time by scheduling additional hearings in December, specifically the week of 11 December plus the days of 18, 19 and 20 December. In addition as of 01 September lunch breaks were to be shortened and the daily hours of hearings were to be extended. However making up for lost time went by the bye long ago. There were NO hearings in September. Three witnesses were scheduled for the week of 07 November 2006 and the week ended with the testimony of the first witness unfinished. Hearings om 14 November were cancelled due to weather problems. The witnesses scheduled for the week of 14 November were not finished at week’s end. There are NO hearings the week of 20 November 2006. And another judicial review and motion fo a publication ban of some sort are in the offing.
(26) On Friday 17 November 2006 Justice Glaude dismissed Father Charles MacDonald’s motion for a publication ban on his name.
(27) On Thursday 23 November 2006Ontario Divisional Court granted a stay on publication of documents the S.D.&G Children’s Aid Society considers confidential pending a judicial review in January 2007.
(28) On Monday 27 November 2006 the Diocese (Bishop Paul-Andr Durocher) filed a motion for a publication ban on the name of the name of a priest who allegedly sexually abused Claude Marleau. Marleau was scheduled to take the stand the following day. Justice Glaude dismissed the motion. The Diocese filed to stay the motion and request a judicial review of the decision from Ontario Divisional Court. A temporary stay on publication was granted by Justice Glaude. Divisional Court was to hear the application for stay and possibly also the application for judicial review 30 November 2006.
(29) On Thursday 30 November 2006 Justice Denis Power, a judge with the Ontario Divisional Court, was obliged to recuse himself from the above referenced hearing for stay due to a conflict of interest. Power previously represented Jacques Leduc in a Cornwall-related civil action. The hearing was re-scheduled for 07 December 2006.
(30) Testimony of Claude Marleau which was scheduled for Tuesday 28 & Wednesday 29 November 2006 ran late into the afternoons and through until Friday 01 December 2006. (Friday was previously scheduled as a day off. Thursday 30 November had been scheduled for Albert & Vicki Roy.)
(31) A second Divisional Court judge (Belanger) scheduled Thursday 07 December 2006 to hear the Diocesan application for stay and publication ban re Claude Marleau’s testimony recused himself when it was learned that the judge had previously been involved in Father Charles MacDonald’s pre-trial. The hearing proceeded Thursday 07 December 2006 with Justice Robert Maranger on the bench. Two mainstream media outlets, CBC and the Ottawa Citizen, argued against the diocesan motion.
(32) On 12 December 2006 Justice Normand Glaude turned sex abuse victim Steve Parisien over to the “proper authorities” after getting another sex abuse victim Albert Roy to testify about a telephone conversation he had with Steve Parisien. Although he was in the Weave Shed and anxious to take the stand Parisien was not allowed to take the stand to give his account of the conversation. Glaude simply washed his hands of the mess he created.
(33) Giuseppe Cipriano filed a motion to ban publication on some of John MacDonald’s testimony regarding Father Charles MacDonald. Justice Glaude denied the motion. Ciprianno said he would appeal to Ontario Divisional Court. An interim ban was imposed until 14th of December. The ban was lifted when the appeal to Ontario Divisional Court had not been launched. Cipriano indicated he still intended to appeal to Divisional Court.
(34) On 20 December 2006 I was threatened with legal action by inquiry lawyer Simon Ruel if I did not redact or remove a document which has been in the public domain and posted on the Cornwall Public Inquiry website for months.
(35) On 16 January 2007 the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall/ Bishop Paul Andre Durocher lost an appeal to the Ontario Court of Appeal for a publication ban on the name of Father Rene Dube who allegedly sexually abused Claude Marleau. The diocese did not appeal the ruling.
(36) On 18 January 2007 Steve Parisien was charged with obstruction of justice. Court appearance scheduled for Monday 19 February 2007.
(37) On 20 January 2007John MacDonald attempted to file a charge of obstruction of justice with the Cornwall Police Service against Justices Robert Pelletier,Peter Griffiths and Cornwall Crown attorney Murray MacDonald.
(38) In late January 2007 the Ontario Divisional Court heard arguments from the S D & G Children’s Aid Society regarding documents which it believes are confidential and protected under Section 75 (6) of the Child and Family Services Act which pertains to confidentiality of the CAS Child Abuse Register. The ruling has not been released.
(39) On 29 January 2007 David Silmser took the stand.
(40) 01 February 2007: David Silmser took a break during cross-examination. Does not return that day.
(41) 06 February 2007: David Silmser returns. Does not take the stand the following day. A medical opinion indicates that he is unable to resume cross-examination.(42)February 2007 Complaints about treatment of victims surface
(43) 17 April 2007: Videotape of Silmser OPP interview was played as part of the cross-examination of David Silmser in absentia process. This is the video which Silmser had specifically asked not be played.
(44) 19 March 2007: David Silmser hand-delivers a Letter to Justice Normand Glaude
(45) Early March 2007: Victims Group Affidavits removed from Cornwall Public Inquiry after serious errors discovered
(46) 24 April 2007: Roman Catholic priest Father Romeo Major died
(47) 26 April 2007: ODEs introduced – a novel approach to getting victim testimony deemed essential on the record when witnesses don’t want to or are unavailable to take the stand.
(48) 26 April 2007: Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) sought and recieved temporary interventionf from Justice Normand Glaude to give legal grounds which would allow the OPP NOT to comply with a Freedom of Information (Access to Information) request for documents. The documents in questions are apparently Correctional Services documents which the OPP was subpoened to disclose to the commission.
(49)30 April 2007: Steve Parisien appeared in Cornwall court – his third court appearance since being frisked and hand-cuffed in broad daylight and charged with obstruction of justice. Because of problems with his first two lawyers he has now retained his third lawyer. All this for a matter which was initiated by commission counsel and Justice Glaude in the Weave Shed and could well have been dealt with where it began – without added and significant cost, stress and humiliation to a victim of sexual abuse .
(50) Late April early May: Plagued by cancellations.
(51) 19 to 25 June 2007: Gerald Renshaw testifies
(52) 22 June 2007: Office of the Attorney General intervenes to defend Cornwall Crown Attorney Murray MacDonald
(53) 26 June 2007: Ron Leroux takes the stand.
(54) 29 June 2007: Ron Leroux’ cross-examination commenced and continued with viewing of one videotaped interview. Summer recess. Hearings resume 13 August 2007
(55) 13 – 14 August 2007: Viewing of more Ron Leroux videtotaped interviews and public broadcast of one audio taped telephone call beteeen Leroux and former Constable Perry Dunlop.
(56) 15 August 2007: motion to have Ron Leroux excused from resuming cross-examination .
(57)19/20 August: Paedophile alert! Sex abuse allegations against Father Gaetan Deschamps
(58) 20 August 2007: Keith Ouellette takes the stand
(59) 22 August 2007: C-8 starts testimony in camera, Recants sex abuse allegatiosn against Father Charles MacDonald and testified he was sexually abused by Ron Leroux.
(60) 23 August 2007: Delay. Justice Glaude was to rule on the motion to have Ron Leroux excused from further cross-examination. Ron Leroux’ did not see the comission-suggested psychologist. Matter to postponed until Thursday 30 August 2007 after he has seen his lwayer’s pschologist of choice. At that time Ron’s lawyer will apply on his behalf for offical standing at the Cornwall Public Inquiry.
(61) 03 & 04 September 2007: Steve Parisien obstruction of justice trial. Verdict reserved to 21 September 2007. After hearing complaints from the witness stand regarding the inquiry Justice Fontana requested the inquiry terms of reference.
(62) 10 September 2007: Ron Leroux excused – he will not resume cross-examination. He was also denied standing and funding.
(63) 14 September 2007: News that Father Lucien Lussier was charged.
(64) 17 September 2007: Perry Dunlop refuses to testify. Says he has been lied to and forced to come against his will. Says this has been a cover-up since 1993 and the cover-up continues to this day.
(65) 18 September 2007: Helen Dunlop takes the stand – continues her testimony through to and including 20 September 2007. Cross-examination next to nil.
(66) 21 September 2007: Perry Dunlop says he would like to consult a “damn good” lawyer. Ordered to return from British Columbia 09 October 2007.
(67) 21 September 2007: Charges against Steve Parisien are dismissed by Justice Fontana.
(68) 09 October 2007: Perry Dunlop takes the stand. Wants to read his Will State (Perry’s “Story”) because “Whatever I might recall now would pale in comparison to my will-state. Any shortcomings, memory lapses or differences would be exploited by those parties implicated in the horrific sexual abuse of victims and by the institutions which failed those same victims so tragically.” Justice Glaude says no. Wants Ontario Divisional Court to charge him with obstruction of justice.
(69) 10-12 October 2007: Carson Chisholm, Helen Dunlop’s brother, testifies. He is pilloried, but more than holds his own.
(70) 24,25, 26 and 29 October: Charles Bourgeois, Perry Dunlop’s former lawyer, testifies and is made to look an incompetent fool. Perry Dunlop did not want to waive his solicitor-client privilege. Justice Glaude rules Perry had already violated it in part when he was subpoenaed under false pretences at the Leduc “trial” #2.
(71) 15 & 16 November 2007: Cornwall lawyer Sean Adams testifies. Adams was one of three lawyers involved in the illegal pay-off. He was never charged. David Silmser does not want to waive his solicitor-client privilege. Commission counsel and Justice Glaude decide he had waived it when he testified at the inquiry and other court-related occasions.
(72) 19 November 2007: Perry Dunlop charged with contempt of court by Ontario Divisional Court justices Hoilett, Ferrier & Swinton.
(73) 20 November 2007: Forensic expert reports discrepancies in Garry Guzzo notes and redactions.