Cornwall Police Service

Cornwall Police Service

CPS witnesses called to testify at the Cornwall Public Inquiry
(1) Brian Skinner (Supt. Ottawa Carleton Police)

(2) Heidi Sebalj (Cornwall Police Service Did NOT testify. )

(3) Garry Derochie (S/Sgt. Cornwall Police Service)

(4) Luc Brunet (S/Sgt. Cornwall Police Service)

(5) Claude Lortie (S/Sgt. [retired] Cornwall Police Service)

(6) Michael Quinn – (Constable, Cornwall Community Police Service

(7) Kevin Malloy – (Constable [retired], Cornwall Community Police Service)

(8) Leo Courville – (Former Chair, Cornwall Police Services Board)

(9) Rick Trew – (Inspector, Cornwall Community Police Service)

(10) Brian Payment – (Constable (retired), Cornwall Community Police Service)

(11) Robert Burnie – (Cornwall Police Service)

(12) Stuart McDonald – (Staff Inspector [retired] Cornwall Community Police Service)

(13) Brian Snyder (Staff Sergeant, Cornwall Community Police Service)

(14) Jeff Carroll – (Detective Sergeant, Cornwall Community Police Service)

(15) Rene Desrosier – (Constable, Cornwall Community Police Service)

(16) Brendon Wells – (Inspector, Cornwall Community Police Service)

(17) Joseph St. Denis – (Retired Deputy Chief, Cornwall Police Service)

(18) Claude Shaver – (Former Chief, Cornwall Police Service)

(19) Anthony Repa – (Former Chief, Cornwall Police Service)

(20) Ron Lefebvre – (Did  not testify)

(21) Ron Wilson – (Will not testify – sick slip)

(22) Shawn White: (Acting S/Sgt. Cornwall Police Service – called during CAS testimony)


Documents of interest and Media

The David Silmser 1994 complaint against Cst. Heidi Sebalj which, with the aid of then lawyer Colin McKinnon, morphed into charges under the Police Service Act against Cst. Perry Dunlop.

18 March 2010: City taxpayers paying more

17 March 2010: City makes bid for 1.7M

09 February 2010: City police officer charged by OPP with impaired driving

04 February 2010: Cornwall’s Final Inquiry Tab: $1,738,981.03

28 January 2010: Expansion intrigues top cop

10 April 2009: Police meeting coming to Cornwall

14 March 2009: Police force losing wealth of experience: Why are so many good officers leaving?

17 February 2009: Internet Eavesdropping Might Allow Police to Keep Up: Cornwall Police Chief

04 February 2009: Police Witnesses Prepared But Not Called At Inquiry-Bills Continue

17 January 2009: Chief’s sign experiment may not fly for long

16 January 2009: Mayor defends police budget increase

11 November 2008: Police inquiry bill may top $8M

02 October 2008: SIU ineffective police watchdog: Ontario ombudsman

15 September 2008: Police promote Dupuis

11 September 2008: Inquiry bill keeps climbing

08 August 2008Former Cornwall Bishop . . . Reveals Strange Career Of Albany Priest (good recap of the recycling and cover-up on both sides of the border)

15 July 2008: Parameters may be set for future inquiries – McGuinty

15 July 2008: Cornwall Public Inquiry tab keeps climbing

12 July 2008: More witnesses will seek exclusion

12 June 2008: Mind Boggling Inquiry Bill For Cornwall Taxpayers

30 May 2008: Ottawa police disciplinary hearings moved in-house
Allowing officers to judge their colleagues ‘has trouble written all over it,’ critic says

02 April 2008: Morale at Cornwall police station was nosediving in early 1990s

29 March 2008: Coffee Break: Why are we spending thousands to beat the provincial ban?

26 March 2008: Gardiner: Stop Cornwall Inquiry Sooner Than Later

26 March 2008: Inquiry bills continue to mount

07 March 2008: Two sides to every story’: Aikman

04 March 2008: Inquiry Costs Cornwall Police Dearly

04 March 2008: More inquiry bills come in

03 March 2008: Inquiry Evidence Decision Will Not Be Challenged- Commission Counsel

25 February 2008: Police Witness Excused At Inquiry25 February 2008: City police investigator won’t testify at inquiry
4 January 2008: Clement v. Cornwall Police Services Board (claim against Crown Murray MacDonald dismised)

28 December 2007: January promises inquiry fireworks

28 November 2006:  Few secrets at Project Truth Inquiry (reference costs of inquiry)

20 February 2001: Justice Colin McKinnon – former legal counsel for CPS and Claude Shaver – acknowledges his prior involvement with former Constable Perry Dunlop


11 January 1994:  Silmser’s lawyer Bryce Geoffrey to CPS Chief Carl Johnston and Cst. Heidi Sebalj  re legal action regarding release of David Silmser’s victim statement

Bryce Geoffrey hand-delivered letter threatening legal action – addressed to Cornwall Police Service Board, acting Chief Carl Johnston and Constable Heidi Sebalj. At this time Geoffrey was not yet aware that the diocesan hush deal was illegal. Nor did he seem to be yet aware that David Silmser accepted the pay-off only after being told in August 1993 that Father Charles MacDonald would not be charged. On the same day Leo Courville, chairman of the Cornwall Police Service Board, issued the following deceptive press release which omits to mention that an internal investigation had concluded that Perry acted in good faith and no disciplinary action would be taken.

11 January 1994: PRESS RELEASE – Police Board Account: Incident involving alleged sexual assault.

21 February 1994:  Staff Sgt. B.F. Wells to David Silmser CPS Public complaint form referencing public complaint filed 21 January 1994 by David Silmser against Heidi Sebalj

21 January 1994:  Staff Sgt. B.F. Wells re David Silmser complaint against Cst. Heidi Sebalj

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

Click here for several relevant media articles commencing 07 January 1994.