Perry Dunlop

07 April 2000:  PERRY DUNLOP’s ‘Story’ (Will State/Will Say) This is Constable Perry Dunlop’s summary of events from 1993 – when he first read David Silmser‘s sex abuse allegations against local Cornwall, Ontario priest Father Charles MacDonald and probation officer Ken Seguin  at the Cornwall police station – to 2000, by which time a total of 23 men had either been charged, convicted or committed suicide, and Perry’s and his family’s lives had been turned upside down.  The Will State is, as the name implies, a summary of what Perry Dunlop ‘would say,’ in court under oath.

In the Fall of 2007 Perry Dunlop and his wife Helen were forced to take the stand at the Cornwall Public Inquiry to, as all witnesses had been told, ‘tell their story.’  Perry attempted to read his will state into evidence stating that this was his best recollection of events.  He was not allowed to do so.  Subsequently Justice Glaude had Perry charged with contempt of court.  Perry was convicted.  He spent nearly eight months of the 2008 in jail.


Perry Dunlop: The former Cornwall Police Constable who paid a high price for doing the right thing to protect children from suspect child molesters, and a heavy price for trying to do his duty, not the least of which was the loss of his chosen career and his reputation.

Prior to fulfilling his obligation to report the sexual abuse allegations against Father Charles MacDonald and Ken Seguin to the Children’s Aid Society (CAS) Dunlop received outstanding work evaluation reviews.

In his 1992 review, for example, Staff Sgt. Derochie said that Dunlop projected an image of the Cornwall Police Service which was beyond reproach.

By 1999, things had changed – radically.

In the intervening years the Cornwall Police Service, advised by lawyer Colin McKinnon, had Dunlop charged under the Police Services Act for going to the CAS.

The Board of Inquiry ruled in Dunlop’s favour. The Cornwall Police Service, again advised by Colin McKinnon, appealed the ruling. Again the Board ruled in Dunlop’s favour – the charges were dismissed and he was completely exonerated.

Due to the turmoil and stress created by the actions taken against him by his police force Dunlop was on stress leave until 1997.

In those intervening years (1993-1999) became known as the point of contact for men who were sexually abused as young boys. One after the other they picked up the phone or showed up on the Dunlops’ doorstep – grown men painfully and often tearfully reliving and recounting their horrific sexual abuse allegations against prominent men in the community. And in those intervening years Perry Dunlop passed affidavits and documentation containing sexual abuse allegations against a number of pillars of the community (teachers, lawyers, probation officers and Roman Catholic clergy) to Attorney General Charles Harnick and Solicitor General Robert Runciman and Julian Fantino, (then Chief of Ontario’s London Police Service). The documents went to Runciman via the Ontario Civilian Commission on Police Services – Justice Glaude’s former employer – an agency of the office of the Solicitor General which is now known as the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.

Runciman washed his hands washed his hands and passed the buck (PDF file) as did  Has did then Attorney General Harnick  (PDF file)

In 1999 Constable Perry Dunlop applied for a position with SACA (Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Unit) in the Cornwall Police Service. He didn’t get it. Why not?  Crown Attorney Murray MacDonald allegedly told Cornwall police officers that he would not prosecute Dunlops cases because Dunlop had lied in court on a previous matter!

In 2001, after Dunlop packed his bags and family and relocated to British Columbia he applied to join the RCMP. He was turned down. Why? According to Sergeant P. C. Lea, the Non Commissioned officer in charge of recruiting in Vancouver, Dunlop was lacking “Integrity & Honesty.”

Dunlop was later lynched during the Project Truth sex abuse trials of Jacques Leduc and Father Charles MacDonald. The judge who took the bench at first Project Truth sex abuse trial was the former lawyer for the Cornwall Police Service, Colin McKinnon. (A Complaint was filed with the Canadian Judicial Council about Colin McKinnon.)

Both Leduc and MacDonald won stays because their Charter rights to a speedy trial had presumably been violated – whether or not they did or did not molest and sexually abuse young boys became irrelevant as one and all turned their sights upon and partook in some measure in the truly vitriolic vilification of Perry Dunlop.

That’s just a small part of the price a conscientious young officer, husband and father has paid for trying to protect children after he stumbled upon the sexual abuse allegations against Father MacDonald and Ken Seguin.

And, sad to say, this is the way “they system” treats a man who gave his all to make the streets and sanctuaries of Cornwall a safe place for children. It’s nothing to be proud of.

So, have there been lies? and if so, who’s been telling them? about what? about whom? and why?

That’s what the Cornwall Public Inquiry should be trying to find out if it wants to lift the fog from Cornwall. The question is, do Premier Dalton McGuinty, Attorney General Michael Bryant and Justice Normand Glaude want to find out? By the look of the mandate, I have my doubts.


Acts of Perfect Charity: A Parody


18 January 2010Dunlop appeals contempt convictions  

17 January 2010:  “Cop at centre of Cornwall inquiry appeals contempt convictions” & related articles

24 January 2009:  Prosecutor tells inquiry Dunlop questioning was done fairly


28 August 2008:  Dunlop supporters protest outside Cornwall sex-abuse inquiry

31 January 2008: Get the facts please: bishop

26 January 2008: Persecution of Perry Dunlop shameful

16 January 2008:  Let’s not make Perry a martyr

20 February 2001:  Justice Colin McKinnon acknowledges prior involvement with Perry Dunlop

09 October 2007:   BLOG Storm the gates of Heaven

01 December 2006Dunlop one of the first to suggest clan operated

01 December 2006:  Pedophiles passed me around, inquiry told:  Alleged victim tells Project Truth inquiry of ‘ring’ of child abusers

28 November 2006:  Victim Says Eight Men Abused Him

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)

Leduc “second” trial

10 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)

02 November 2004:   OPP Commander Frank Ryder response to 25 October 2004 letter of Yvonne Pink

25 October 2004:  Dunlop lawyer Yvonne Pink to OPP Chief Superintendent Frank Ryder (regarding unannounced arrival of OPP officers at Dunlop home in BC early in morning before children had left for school)

19 October 2004:  Judge tosses sex assault charges over delays: Cornwall man first accused six years ago

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)

Leduc “first” trial

20 February 2001:  Justice Colin McKinnon acknowledges prior involvement with Perry Dunlop

02 March 2001:  “Judge made right decision” with commentary by Dick Nadeau

04 May 1994:  Colin McKinnon to Staff Sgt. Brendan Wells re Police Services Act charges against Const. Perry Dunlop


31 July 1998:  Pat Hall signs for documents received from Const. Perry Dunlop

07 April 1997:  Perry Dunlop letter to Solicitor General Robert Runciman