Hall: Pat Hall

Pat Hall joined the Ontario Provincial Police 29 April 1968.  Hall’s employ with the OPP began in Chatham, Ontario.  He worked “plain clothes” investigative division form 1974 to 1976.  He worked with the Windsor Ontario Intellignece unity from 1978 to 1980.  In 1981 he was transferred to the Perth, Ontario area.

Pat Hall retired in or about 2004 with the rank of Detective Inspector.

Detective Inspector Hall was involved with the Project Truth probe from its inception.  On 19 March 1997 he was asked by OPP Detective Inspector Tim Smith to investigate death threats against the Dunlop family.

On 24 April 1997 Hall  met with Regional Crown attorney (Eastern region) Peter Griffiths, Cornwall Crown Murray MacDonald, L’Orignal Crown Robert Pelletier and several OPP officers to discuss the materials Perry Dunlop sent to Julian Fantino.  This was essentially the germination of Project Truth.

Pat Hall testified at the Cornwall Public Inquiry 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 08, 09,  10, 11,  December 2008.



12 December 2008:  Lawyer offers kind words to inquiry witness

12 December 2008:  Dunlop, Guzzo in inquiry spotlight

11 December 2008:  Lawyer comes to Dunlop’s aid

11 December 2008: “Hall’s Testimony Continues-Inquiry” & 09 December 2008: “Some Potential Witnesses/Victims Not Interviewed-Inquiry”

10 December 2008:  Hall wanted to charge CBC journalist

10 December 2008:  Blame Dunlop for failed prosecution:  retired cop

10 December 2008:  A good cop fires back:  Pat Hall deserves a medal for saying what needed to be said

10 December 2008:  “Some Potential Witnesses/Victims Not Interviewed-Inquiry” & 08 December 2008: “O.P.P. Witness Blasts Inquiry Conduct

09 December 2008:  Retired OPP officer blasts both inquiry, lead counsel

06 December 2008:  Timelines: The Jacques Leduc trial

06 December 2008:  Inquiry has gone on longer than some wars

06 December 2008:  Document delivered to defence without Crown’s knowledge

05 December 2008:  Ministry couldn’t make admission: Hall   

05 December 2008:   Dunlop did not share information:  Hall

04 December 2008:  Suspects didn’t know each other

04 December 2008:  “Questions At Inquiry Over Definition Of Pedophile Ring”& 03 December 2008: “Numerous Deaths In Relation To Project Truth: Hall” 

03 December 2008: No charges laid for death threats

03 December 2008:  Few questions being asked of Hall so far:  Inquiry

02 December 2008:    Project Truth Leader Takes Stand at Inquiry



09 December 2008:  Back in La La Land

04 December 2008:  The bewitching hour

03 December 2008  What constitutes a ring?

21 November 2008:  Yes, there WAS a ring


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