Church considered another payout

Cornwall Standard Freeholder Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:34:35 EDT AM Trevor Pritchard Eight years before David Silmser’s $32,000 payout became public in 1994, church officials considered negotiating a similar settlement with another abuse victim, the Cornwall Public Inquiry heard yesterday. … Continue reading

Bishop sorry for suffering

Cornwall Standard Freeholder Terri Saunders Friday, October 06, 2006 – 10:00 Front Page – Nearly 30 years after her son was sexually abused by a priest, a mother was reduced to tears Thursday when a bishop offered a formal apology … Continue reading

Brisson: Benoit Brisson

Benoit Brisson Ben Brisson Benoit Brisson was sexually molested by Father Gilles Deslaurier, a Roman Catholic priest in the Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, Ontario.   Deslaurier was the Roman Catholic priest who married Ben in 1984.  The marriage dissolved after two years, … Continue reading

“The Gang of Five”

Brief bios and picture of each of the five influential Canadian Roman Catholic bishops who referred to themselves as “the Gang of Five”:  Archbishops Francis Pocock, Emmett and Alexander Carter, George Flahiff csb and Joseph-Aurele Plourde.  All but Joseph-Aurele Plourde … Continue reading

The Gang of Five

Connecting the influential Episcopal dots in and out of Cornwall Bishops Philip Pocock, George Flahiff, Joseph Aurele Plourde and the Carter brothers (Alexander and Emmett) became fast friends who dubbed themselves and became known as the “The Gang of Five.”The … Continue reading

Deslaurier: Father Gilles Deslaurier

  Gilles Deslaurier      Roman Catholic priest.  Ordained 1970.  Charged 1986.  Guilty plea.  Remains a Roman Catholic priest.Formerly Diocese of Alexandria-Cornwall, currently incardinated in the Diocese of St. Jerome, Quebec March 2019:  Two indecent assault charges filed.  The charges allegedly date to … Continue reading