Canadian Genocide

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Post by psi op » Mon Feb 25, 2008 3:23 pm

Arming oneself with knowledge of the facts of Deliberate Genocide in Canada:

Evidence of the intent by government and churches to commit genocide against native people, reflecting a national policy and plan (documents to accompany):

The report of Dr. Peter Bryce, summer 1907, in which a constantly high death rate of between 30%-50% was found in most western residential schools because of a practice by staff of “deliberately infecting children with infectious diseases”. This death rate stayed constant for over 40 years (Globe and Mail, April 24, 2007).

Statistical Tables from the federal government reveal a net de-population of native people across Canada between 1904 and 1917 of nearly 25%, and again during the 1920’s. This decline was directly attributable to widespread and untreated tuberculosis.

Despite this huge mortality level in the residential schools, the federal government passed a law in 1920 requiring compulsory attendance in these schools by every native child, on pain of imprisonment and fining of their parents.

The same year (1919-1920), all medical inspection of these schools was abolished by a federal government order-in-council. Deaths of native students from tuberculosis rose dramatically immediately following this abolition of medical inspection.

During the subsequent decade (1920-30), natives were stripped of their legal rights and power to hire a lawyer (1927), formal legal guardianship of native children was transferred from the federal government to residential school Principals, ie, the churches (1929), and involuntary sterilization laws were implemented by which any native child in these schools could legally be made infertile (1929-1933).

One third to one half of residential school students continued to die on average for nearly fifty years (1900-1950), despite repeated studies and warnings to the churches and federal government.

The policy of the federal government was not to hospitalize Indians and Inuit people suffering and dying from tuberculosis. (Globe and Mail, May 29, 1953)

Numerous accounts exist of native children sick with tuberculosis being admitted en masse into residential schools and deliberately housed with the healthy, causing subsequent deaths. No segregation of sick and healthy was practiced.

Native children consistently died at a much higher rate within residential schools than outside them, because of conditions within the schools that "weakened ... their constitution". Despite knowing this, government officials took no action. (Letter of M. McKay to D.C. Scott, April 1910)

Native children infected with smallpox and tuberculosis were deliberately sent back to their homes and into native villages by residential school staff and doctors (eg, Mission Catholic school, 1923).

Two distinct standards of health and medical care were practiced by government and church doctors at the residential schools, along clear racial lines. Native children received a consistently lower standard of attention and treatment (eg, letter of Dr. F. Pitts, Lejac school, 1934).

Government officials, including the heads of Indian Affairs, authorized these practices through a policy that legitimated lack of care and widespread deaths on the grounds that “a high death rate from tuberculosis and other diseases is to be expected … among Indian children” (DIA Superintendent D.C. Scott, 1918).

Extensive residential school records were deliberately destroyed by federal government “document destruction teams” throughout the 1950’s and ‘60’s across Canada (Ottawa Sun, May, 2007). Government and church officials suppressed evidence of deaths and other crimes in residential schools consistently for nearly a century, and as recently as the 1960’s. (Province, October, 1998)

Documents from the RG 10 series on Indian Residential Schools, federal Department of Indian Affairs, Ottawa, (Vols. R 7733), reproduced in Hidden from History: The Canadian Holocaust (2005, 2nd ed.) by K. Annett

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The very lands we all along enjoyed
they ravished from the people they destroyed ...
All the long pretenses of descent
are shams of right to prop up government.
' Tis all invasion, usurpation all;
' Tis all by fraud and force that we possess,
and length of time can make no crime the less;
Religion's always on the strongest side.

Daniel Defoe, Jure Divino (England, 1706)

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Post by psi op » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:36 pm

30 remote First Nations ask for apology from Queen, residential school torture

First Nations Grand Chief seeks apology from Queen

Thu Feb 21 2008

By Alexandra Paul

THE Grand Chief of 30 of the most remote northern First Nations in Canada is asking the Queen to do what no prime minister will: Apologize to aboriginals for Indian residential schools. Northern Manitoba Grand Chief Sydney Garrioch's letter asks the Queen to say "sorry" since none of the country's prime ministers will. A copy of the Feb. 21 letter was copied to the Free Press. For over a century, First Nation children were forcibly removed from parents and sent to schools for years at a time, often seeing family for only holidays and summers.

"I would humbly implore you as our Head of State and the Queen of the British Commonwealth to ensure our cries of the former residential school students are heard, issue an apology on behalf of your government in Canada and let us close this terrible chapter in Canadian history," pleads the brief six-paragraph letter.

Exactly a week ago, Australia made a formal apology to aboriginal people for generations of wrongs, including its residential schools. Aboriginal leaders here reacted by repeating their calls for the prime minister to offer a similar gesture. Australia's apology underscored a feeling an apology is long overdue, Garrioch said. As recently as last June, the federal government signalled it might reverse a a generally held policy of "no apology, no compensation" to aggrieved ethnic groups but so far there's been no change.
The letter also suggests that only a royal representative of government is able to apologize in a way that Canadian aboriginal people can accept. Garrioch saves the final lines to remind Her Majesty of the special relationship between aboriginal people and royalty in treaties to settle Canada.

"Our nations agreed in 1871 with your great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to enter into a treaty relationship in which she promised that her 'Indian' children would be protected and bear her benevolence 'for as long as the sun shines, the rivers flow and the grass grows.' "I hope you will honour that legacy and join me in the healing journey of our people with an official apology," the chief's final words say. Australia offered an apology but no compensation. Canada made no apology but the letter tells the Queen the country is paying out $1.9 billion to an estimated 80,000 surviving adults who spent their childhoods in the schools. The letter makes it clear saying sorry is not the same thing as paying money.

Most of the Indian residential schools in Canada closed in the 1970s but the last federally-run residential school didn't shut down until 1996. In the letter, the Queen is told, "Many of our survivors suffered as a result of being inhumanely deprived of their cultures, ideology, thought, freedom, language and families. Others went through the traumatic experience of sexual, physical, mental and spiritual abuse at the hands of school officials." The schools, mostly church-run and federally funded, were intended to assimilate aboriginal children but the attempt is now widely perceived as misguided. [][/url]

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Post by psi op » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:44 pm

Fort Frances

High school girls hockey team racist video

Rainy River board rep says good can come from ugly situation

A controversial video which seems to mock an aboriginal pow wow is continuing to cause outrage and disgust in the Rainy River District. The video which is now circulating on the Internet, shows six non-native female students from Fort Frances High school dancing to the sounds of a pow wow, while acting drunk. In protest at least four First Nation bands pulled their students from the school last Friday citing racism at the school. The shaky and grainy video was originally posted on Facebook but has since graduated to You Tube for the world to see.

Rainy River First Nation Chief Jim Leonard says the video has caused a lot of hurt and anger in his community and says his own reaction was 'utter disgust.' A student at Fort Frances High School brought the video to the attention of the school's principal, which lead to disciplinary action being taken with the six girls. The six girls involved have been removed from their hockey team but Director of Education for the Rainy River District School board says he's not at liberty to discuss what other actions have been taken. But Jack McMaster does believe that some good can come from an ugly situation. ''We were certainly taken aback'' he said when the video came to their attention saying it provides a flashpoint for discussion and an ''appreciation for culture.''

About 30 per cent of the student population at the high school are from First Nation communities and this week all of the students that were pulled from classes last week, were back in school. The six girls involved issued an open letter to the aboriginal communities in the local newspaper, calling their actions inexcusable and acknowledge that they trampled on aboriginal traditions. Rainy River First Nations Chief Leonard says the apology is a good start but he says the school board needs to admit there is a problem with racism at the high school.

While McMaster would not go that far, he does acknowledge that the issue of racism needs to be addressed in a more meaningful manner. ''When it raises its ugly head people are going to look at it and call it what it is, we have to continue to work beyond that, can I say that there won't be future incidents of racism, l'd like to think that there won't be, but racism is out there and we have to continue to hammer away and moving forward in a positive way with our aboriginal partners to ensure that we do make that different.''

Letters to the Editor
Fort Frances Times

Truly sorry
Lindsey Roehrig, Kristen Penner, Katie Stearns, Kimmy Lafleur, Kailey Curtis, and Taylor Meyers
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Dear editor:

Please accept this open letter to the aboriginal communities:Three months ago we gathered to celebrate with friends. What happened next is inexcusable—nor is there any explanation possible for our stupidity and foolishness. We have watched every humiliating moment of our behaviour in the video with deepest regret. We took a sacred cultural tradition of the Anishnawbe people and treated it like just another dance move off MTV. There was no planning or intent; we never for a second meant to harm anyone. And in our ignorance, we have disrespected, insulted, and hurt our aboriginal communities—and embarrassed ourselves, our teammates, and our families.

We are writing this letter to acknowledge the harm we have done, and to offer our apologies. We know a simple apology is not enough, but it is a beginning and we have to start somewhere. We have many friends of aboriginal ancestry—we go to school together, we play sports together and work together, and share meals and sleep-overs. In our foolishness and thoughtlessness, we have trampled on their traditions and terribly hurt their feelings. We are so sorry.

We have asked the high school to allow us a Healing Circle to begin the healing process. We have spent the past weekend talking, researching, and listening, with a growing awareness of just how hurtful our actions were. Please accept this acknowledgment of the harm we have done. We are truly sorry,

Lindsey Roehrig, Kristen Penner, Katie Stearns,
Kimmy Lafleur, Kailey Curtis, and Taylor Meyers

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Post by psi op » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:46 pm

Toronto Serge LeClerc (unsure of age) Saskatchewan MPP speaks to students
Kids deserve our hope, reformed con insists
by Sarah Green

He was the product of rape, born in an abandoned building in eastern Canada to a teen mother. Serge LeClerc was just 8 when he was first picked up by Toronto Police and sent to the notorious St. John's Training School. By the time he was 12, LeClerc was out of school, a runaway from foster homes and hanging with street gangs.

He soon turned to drugs, as a user and a high-level dealer, and he spent 21 years of his life in some of the country's toughest prisons. "The reality is you don't do drugs to feel good," LeClerc said yesterday. "You do drugs to stop feeling bad."

LeClerc, who's about 58 -- he doesn't know his exact age --could have easily become a statistic. But a spiritual awakening in jail -- "I was as good as I was going to get as a criminal and I wasn't good enough" -- and the faith of others helped his find his way.

Now a motivational speaker and youth crime expert who was elected last year to Saskatchewan's legislature, LeClerc is in Toronto today to spread his message of hope and redemption to politicians and trustees as they grapple with issues of youth violence.
"It was a journey. There is no easy solution," he said. "Thankfully people never gave up (on me) and never gave in. We ought not to do that." LeClerc, legislative secretary to Saskatchewan's corrections minister, also spoke yesterday to 800 Scarborough high school students and to Ontario government officials. He praised Ontario for passing legislation mandating students stay in school until age 18. "We have no disposable children," said LeClerc.
LeClerc spreads anti-drug message
Sask. Party MLA uses own errors to steer kids right
Zosia Bielski
Friday, February 22, 2008

Minutes before his speech to a group of high school students, Serge LeClerc set the scene like someone quietly familiar with the process. Dragging a podium across the stage, the short, barrel-chested man slipped off his jacket to reveal tattoos on his arms: A Viking, a tiger, an eagle and a wolf. In the next hour, he would clown with his young audience one moment and bellow at them the next. His message was simple: "It's not important where you begin in life. It's important where you end up."

Born to a raped teenager, the former drug kingpin would spend 21 years in prison, then turn his life around to win a national pardon and a Saskatoon seat in the November provincial election for the Saskatchewan Party. "It's about choices. For the greater portion of my life I made all the wrong choices," he told the packed auditorium at David and Mary Thomson Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ont., on Wednesday. Peppering his speech with ex-con vernacular, LeClerc held the auditorium in rapt attention, although the performance did draw some jeers. The room was especially hushed when he spoke of his criminal exploits, from stabbing another offender in the stomach with a pitchfork to a $40-million crystal meth lab he ran in Quebec.

When he was a toddler, LeClerc and his mother moved to Toronto's Regent Park, a crumbling 1940s housing project on the city's east side. By age 12, having circulated through the youth detention system, LeClerc had developed ties with the future heads of several motorcycle gangs, eventually becoming a gang leader himself. Not long after, LeClerc got addicted to crystal meth. For the next 20 years, he used heroin and cocaine and crack.

His epiphany -- what he calls a "faith experience" -- came at Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, a super maximum security prison in Quebec where he was serving a nine-year sentence after police busted his crystal meth lab. He watched as a volunteer handing out magazines to prisoners in solitary confinement was being humiliated by staff during a strip search. "I couldn't figure out his angle. He wasn't getting money and he wasn't getting prestige and nobody was patting him on the back. It fascinated me, but I also got angry at him because I couldn't figure out his angle . . . "In a very short conversation of about three minutes, he challenged my premise that you're either an animal that walks on two legs and there is no meaning to your life and to the aftermath of your life, or that you're a creation and that you have a soul, and that makes you of great value."

LeClerc, who had a Grade 5 education, began correspondence courses, eventually earning a bachelor of arts in sociology and social work from the University of Waterloo while in prison. Shortly afterwards in 1989, he began giving motivational speeches, speaking to some 110 high schools every year for nine years. It was that work that helped him earn the pardon in 2000.

The transformation sweetened during last year's provincial election, when LeClerc won a seat in the Saskatchewan legislature. Premier Brad Wall then appointed him as legislative secretary to the minister of corrections. In Toronto, the former dealer railed against drugs and called out to those in the room who might be selling to their classmates.

At the dawn of his political career, LeClerc is intent on cleaning up Saskatchewan's juvenile custody and corrections facilities. Even as it leads the nation in economic growth, LeClerc pointed out, the province has led per capita in crime since 2000. Today, he said, Saskatchewan also has the highest rates of child poverty, child incarceration, youth gang recruitment, drug addiction and child prostitution, with some victims as young as nine years old. "Over 16 years, we had a government that socially neglected our province." As for skepticism at his turn from dealer to politician, LeClerc's response was as unconventional his story. "I never lied to anybody," LeClerc told the crowd, pointing out that as a dealer, he never promised his clients popularity or happiness, just high quality drugs.

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Post by psi op » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:50 pm

Canadians promote Haitian Genocide:

Haiti/Quebec Arman Huard, 64, Denis Rochefort, 59, orphanage 'aid' workers child rapists
2 Quebec men accused of sex crimes against Haitian orphans
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Quebec investigators are accusing two Canadian aid workers with committing sex crimes against children at a Haitian orphanage.
Quebec provincial police arrested the two Quebec City men on Wednesday morning. Sgt. Richard Gagné says the men are charged with multiple counts of sexual assault against children in Les Cayes, Haiti. Haitian police began an investigation in 2007 after hearing a broadcast on a local radio station, said Sûreté du Québec spokeswoman Ann Mathieu. "It was allegations that [had] been brought up by members of the population concerning some sexual crimes that were happening in an orphanage" in the port city on Haiti's southwestern coast, Mathieu told CBC News.

Haiti authorities requested the assistance of United Nations mission workers, who then contacted the RCMP and provincial police, she said. Arman Huard, 64, and Denis Rochefort, 59, were charged under rarely used provisions of the Criminal Code that allow police to charge Canadians with child-sex crimes committed in foreign countries. Investigators say both men have done humanitarian work in Haiti for several years. The men are to appear in court Wednesday afternoon.
'Quebec's Father Teresa' charged with sex abuse at Haitian orphanage
From Thursday's Globe and Mail
February 21, 2008 at 5:57 AM EST

QUEBEC — The man who some liked to call "Quebec's Father Teresa" for his work with underprivileged children was arrested yesterday and charged with sexually touching young boys while working in an orphanage in poverty-stricken Haiti. Armand Huard, 64, appeared briefly in a Quebec City court yesterday to face 13 counts of sexually touching minors or inciting them to sexually touch him while working at the orphanage in the city of Les Cayes, 200 kilometres from the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.
Another aid worker, Denis Rochefort, 59, was charged with 10 similar offences.

Mr. Huard had done humanitarian work in Haiti for 12 years. When violence erupted in 2004, he barely got out alive after being stricken with malaria, but was anxious to return. "I'll wait for the right moment to go back because I still have things to do there, because Haiti for me is almost like my country," he said in a Radio-Canada interview in 2004. His work at the orphanage was praised by the humanitarian group Association Grandir, which on its website called Mr. Huard "Quebec's Father Teresa" for his work with street children and at the Kad Timoun Center for orphans. "Two weeks ago, he told us what he was really experiencing there and we had the opportunity to discover a true Father Teresa," the website recently stated.

The young people Mr. Huard and his co-worker have been accused of sexually abusing were younger than 14. Mr. Huard, whom children referred to as "Papi," recently left his position as a substitute director of the orphanage where 75 young people lived. He returned to Quebec, but travelled frequently to Haiti, where he worked with schools and offered family support. "You have to see him among the people, eating and sleeping as they do, to understand that a commitment like his is a rare thing," the website said.

Mr. Huard and his co-worker, Mr. Rochefort, who were arrested in Quebec, have yet to file a plea after being formally charged yesterday. If they go to trial, some of the alleged victims may be asked to testify in court or by video-conference from Haiti, Crown prosecutor Carmen Rioux said. "In Canada, the Criminal Code states that any Canadian citizen who commits sexual abuse towards children in a foreign country can be charged here at home. "Since the investigation involved two Quebec City residents, we were able to lay the charges against them," Ms. Rioux said yesterday.

The two aid workers were accused of sex crimes against 10 teenagers between December, 2006, and March, 2007, after an investigation launched a year ago by the Haitian police in co-operation with the United Nations peace mission in that country, headed by the RCMP. The Sûreté du Québec, the provincial police, were recruited to dig deeper into the allegations, and an investigator met with the alleged victims last September. "People who travel abroad and commit sex crimes against minors have to realize that when they come home they can't escape justice," SQ spokeswoman Ann Mathieu said. "If there are complaints and there is enough evidence to bring them to court, they will be charged." The two men will be back in court today for a bail hearing.
If convicted they face a minimum of 45 days and a maximum of ten years in jail.
Worked at Haitian institution. Only third prosecution in Canada under so-called child-sex tourism law
Marianne White
Thursday, February 21, 2008

Two Quebec humanitarian workers were charged yesterday with multiple counts of sexual assaults on minors in a Haitian orphanage. Armand Huard, 64, and Denis Rochefort, 59, have been charged under a rarely used provision of the Criminal Code that allows police to prosecute Canadians for child-sex crimes committed in other countries. The law is 10 years old, but it is only the third time it has been used by prosecutors. The Sûreté du Québec said the alleged sexual assaults were committed between December 2006 and March 2007, when Huard and Rochefort were working at an orphanage in Les Cayes, a port city on the southwestern coast of Haiti. Police didn't say how much time the two workers spent in Haiti and for which organization they worked.

But on his personal website, Huard writes that he has been working in Haiti for 12 years - he recently joined a group called Association Grandir - and was raising money for the orphanage in Les Cayes. SQ spokesperson Ann Mathieu said Haitian police requested the help of the United Nations mission in Haiti to pursue the investigation. The RCMP, a major contributor in the UN mission in Haiti, passed on the request to the SQ, which conducted an investigation in Quebec and in Haiti.

The alleged victims are boys between 13 and 16 years old.

"These are serious allegations," said crown prosecutor Carmen Rioux. The accused did not enter a plea and will remain in custody until a bail hearing set for this afternoon. Benjamin Perrin, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia law faculty, said only one Canadian has been convicted since the so-called child-sex tourism law was enacted. Donald Bakker, from Vancouver, pleaded guilty in 2005 and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing children in Asia and for abusing prostitutes in Canada. A second B.C. man, Kenneth Robert Klassen, was charged in 2007 for alleged sex crimes in Cambodia, Colombia and the Philippines. That case has not yet gone to trial. "We know that many Canadians sexually abuse children in developing countries, but the reason why we don't see more of those cases prosecuted is simply because Canada does not actively enforce our extraterritorial child-sex offender law," Perrin said. "And as a result, we have one of the worst records amongst developed countries in enforcing our law."

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Post by psi op » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:54 pm

Cult Child Rapists


Project Truth inquiry

Perry Dunlop jailed until March 05

Ex-cop Dunlop says he doesn't have the heart to face grilling at sex abuse inquiry

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Canadian Press: Gregory Bonnell, THE CANADIAN PRESS

TORONTO - After steadfastly condemning a public inquiry largely of his own making, Perry Dunlop presented himself Wednesday as a proud but emotionally fragile man without the heart to face a roomful of lawyers probing allegations of systemic sexual abuse in eastern Ontario.

It was 1993 when Dunlop, a former police officer, first made his explosive allegations of a pedophile ring operating in the city of Cornwall, Ont., south of Ottawa. Police investigations have since failed to uncover any evidence to support his claims. Dunlop, now convicted of contempt of court, faces the prospect of six months in jail for his steadfast refusal to testify at a public inquiry now probing how authorities in the community responded to the allegations he first made some 15 years ago. He insisted Wednesday he's not about to change his mind.

"I will never walk into that public inquiry," Dunlop told a courtroom packed with some two dozen supporters, who stood and cheered him when he was ushered in by a trio of police officers, handcuffs on his wrists. "I felt from day one they were out to get Perry Dunlop," he said, having chosen to represent himself in court rather than speak through a lawyer. "They were out to crucify Perry Dunlop."

His off-hours investigation in 1993 of an alleged pedophile ring - clergy, politicians and business leaders were accused of bizarre sexual rituals with young boys - prompted a provincial police probe dubbed Project Truth. The investigation resulted in just one conviction.

On Wednesday, the two Divisional Court judges hearing the contempt case reserved their decision on Dunlop's sentence until March 5, and ordered him to remain in custody until then. They must also decide if Dunlop's refusal to obey a further court order to testify before the commission constitutes criminal contempt.

In a 40-minute submission to the court, Dunlop spoke of 15 years of harassment and death threats against his family after the sex abuse allegations were made public. The inquiry, according to Dunlop and his wife Helen, represents the latest in a long history of cover-ups meant to shield powerful and well-heeled pedophiles in Cornwall from prosecution. "It seemed everywhere Perry Dunlop turned for help there was another pedophile," said Dunlop, who throughout his statement referred to himself in the third person.

"The ultimate goal is to put Perry Dunlop in jail." Testifying before the inquiry would set up a situation where it's "one versus 70 (lawyers), and they're all out to get me," said Dunlop, who was arrested Sunday at his home in Duncan, B.C., and flown to Toronto on a Canada-wide warrant.

Justice Lee Ferrier told Dunlop he appreciates that the 46-year-old father of three doesn't want to be "pummelled by lawyers in the inquiry," but asked him to consider that "somewhere, some child may benefit" from his testimony. "Second, does it not occur to you by giving your testimony, however rough an experience that might be, you would put this behind you?" "I just don't have the heart to go in there and face the barrage of the inquiry," he replied. Outside court, Helen Dunlop said she fears for her husband's mental health if he testifies. "Only Perry and I know the misery and the grief and the anguish and the depression that comes with being battered so often, over 15 years," she said, noting her husband has been on medication since 1993 to "handle the stress."
She said she would expect her husband's testimony to last at least 20 days. "I personally will not allow Perry to go back in there. I don't know what will be left of him if he does," she said. "I ask anyone who could withstand that barrage without having a mental breakdown, and maybe that's what they want."

One of the probe's watershed moments came last summer during the testimony of Ron Leroux, who had told Dunlop he witnessed a clan of pedophiles who wore robes, burned candles and sexually abused young boys during weekend meetings in the 1950s and early 1960s. In June, Leroux told the inquiry that he fabricated the story. Helen Dunlop said she's been told Leroux was pressured into changing his story. She listed the Roman Catholic church, the Ontario Provincial Police, the Cornwall police and the Ministry of the Attorney General as complicit in a cover-up of "high-profile pedophiles in positions of power with money, clout and connections." "The fix is in," she said.

While Dunlop was given the option of testifying when the inquiry resumes Monday, he was ordered to remain in custody regardless until March 5. Commission lawyers and the Crown have asked the court to consider "vacating" Dunlop's sentence and setting him free should he change his mind and decide to testify.
Former constable could face more jail for not testifying at inquiry
One-time police officer says he's victim of a conspiracy
Shannon Kari, National Post
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Jean Levac/Canwest News Service

TORONTO -- A former police officer will spend at least two more weeks in custody for contempt of court as he refused again to testify at a public inquiry in Cornwall, Ont. that is probing allegations of historic sexual abuse in the community. He was found guilty of contempt by the Divisional Court last month for failing to comply with a court order to testify and to be cross-examined by lawyers at the inquiry.

A two-judge panel of the Ontario Divisional Court ordered Perry Dunlop to be kept in custody until March 5, when it will decide on a sentence and whether he should also be found guilty of the more serious offence of criminal contempt.

Dunlop, 46, a former Cornwall police constable who now lives with his family in Duncan, British Columbia, was cheered in court by about two dozen of his supporters. Dunlop compared himself to Nelson Mandela as he was taken away in handcuffs.

The Crown and a lawyer representing provincial court Justice Norman Glaude, who is heading the inquiry, are seeking a sentence of three to six months in jail, because of Dunlop's repeated refusal to testify. "I will never walk into that inquiry," said Dunlop, who is not represented by a lawyer. During a speech lasting more than 30-minutes, he often referred to himself in the third person and repeatedly suggested he is the victim of a conspiracy by "elites" in the criminal justice system, trying to protect pedophiles. "This whole thing was to crucify Perry Dunlop," said Dunlop about the long-running Cornwall Public Inquiry which began hearing from witnesses in February 2006. "The goal is to put Perry Dunlop in jail," he told the court.

The inquiry was called by the provincial government after a lengthy Ontario Provincial Police investigation called Project Truth, which probed allegations of sexual abuse in Cornwall as far back as the 1960s. The OPP laid over 100 charges against 15 men in 1998. But only three cases made it to court. One man pleaded guilty in 2001 to 12 attacks on 10 young men. Two other accused committed suicide.

Dunlop, who resigned from the Cornwall police in 2000, managed "without authorization" to "inject himself" into the OPP investigation, the Ontario Court of Appeal noted in a 2003 ruling. The court observed that the OPP was concerned Mr. Dunlop was tainting witnesses and he was ordered to hand over all of his notes, which he refused to do for nearly two years. The former officer agreed only to read a 110-page-statement he prepared previously, when he appeared before the inquiry last fall. Dunlop told the judges that he has been victimized for the past 15 years, because of his desire to help children and his work in uncovering the alleged pedophile ring. "I had a pretty stellar career," he said. But when he passed on his information about alleged sexual abuse, he said he was stonewalled by police and others in the justice system.

"Everywhere Perry Dunlop turned, there was a pedophile or a pedophile protector," he said. Dunlop has claimed to have spoken to thousands of victims and denied that he was a "zealot" about child abuse allegations.

He stressed that he will not testify at the inquiry because the "hot shot" lawyers "want to spin, to make the victims and myself look like liars," said Mr. Dunlop. "It is time to let the Dunlops go. The Dunlops want to heal and we want to teach," he said. His wife Helen Dunlop said outside court that she is "heartbroken" that her husband is in jail. But she stressed that she supports him completely and repeated his allegations. "There was and still is a cover-up," said Mrs. Dunlop, who suggested that child sexual abuse affects more people in the country than cancer.
Perry Dunlop going to jail? I will be happy to serve this sentence...

I am a 71 year old mother of three and grandmother of 7 marvelous young people. I am also a suvivor of priest abuse dating back to 1952. It would be an honor for me to serve any prison time imposed on Perry Dunlop. He is a very brave man, who has been targeted by this Inquiry/Inquisition. He has three young daughters and a devoted wife. He believes that the system has failed him and apparently that is true. He should not be jailed for speaking his truth, and I find it hard to believe that intelligent Canadians will allow that to happen. Once again, the "system" has failed. If someone has to serve time for simply wanting to protect children from adult sexual abuse, let it be me. Perry's life is being destroyed by this travesty of justice, his family needs him. My family, which includes a police officer, stands in support of my offer. Thank you.

Kay Goodnow "We are the ones we have been waiting for." --Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona
Dunlop locked up for 14 days

Perry Dunlop will spend two more weeks behind bars while a Toronto court decides his punishment for not testifying at the Cornwall Public Inquiry. The Ontario Divisional Court refrained from sentencing the former city cop Wednesday and remanded him back into custody. That means Dunlop, who was arrested at his Duncan, B.C. home over the weekend, will not learn his fate until March 5.
"I did it for all the right reasons," he told Justices Lee Ferrier and Katherine Swinton. "I will never walk back into that Cornwall inquiry even if you put a gun to my head."

Last November, the 46-year-old Dunlop was found guilty of contempt for refusing to testify at the inquiry, which is probing historical allegations of sexual abuse in the Cornwall area. Those allegations first came to light in 1993 when Dunlop, then an officer with the Cornwall police, uncovered a $32,000 payout made by the Alexandria-Cornwall Roman Catholic Diocese to an alleged abuse victim. Dunlop would come to believe there was a ring of pedophiles operating in the Cornwall area. The OPP's subsequent Project Truth investigation, however, resulted in only one person being convicted on any sex-related charges.

Yesterday, about two dozen supporters gave Dunlop a standing ovation as he was led into the court in handcuffs. His wife, Helen, sat next to him throughout the proceedings. Dunlop maintained there was an ongoing cover-up to protect the guilty, and told the court that if he returned to the inquiry, he would be ripped to shreds under cross-examination. "It (being cross-examined) is like walking into the SkyDome naked and everyone's coming at you," Dunlop said.

Outside the courthouse, a "heartbroken" Helen said she stood behind her husband's decision and wouldn't let him change his mind.
"The last time he testified (at a criminal trial) it took him six months to get over it," she said. "Only Perry and I know the misery and the grief and the anguish and the depression that comes with being battered so often over 15 years."

Lawyers for inquiry commissioner Normand Glaude argued that an appropriate sentence for Dunlop would be between three and six months in jail. Lead commission counsel Peter Engelmann said afterwards that Dunlop's sentence could be reduced, even eliminated, if he agreed to testify when the inquiry resumes on Monday. "The ball's in his court," said Engelmann. "But, he did say earlier today that even if there was a gun held to his head, he wouldn't be testifying at the inquiry."

In the meantime, Dunlop will be held in a Toronto detention centre - and, as a former police officer, likely under protective custody, he said. Dunlop spoke at length yesterday about issues that were "new to the inquiry," said Engelmann, including his interactions with Cornwall crown prosecutors. Those words, he said, only cemented how important it was for the inquiry to hear what Dunlop had to say. "He keeps thinking that this is a criminal trial. He keeps thinking they should call the bad guys to testify," said Engelmann. "I think it's unfortunately just a basic misunderstanding about what the inquiry is."

John Swales, who served as a liaison between abuse victims and a London, Ont. law firm with standing at the inquiry, encouraged Dunlop to take up the commission's offer and return to the stand. "It's an opportunity for Perry to say his piece," said Swales, who was also sexually abused when he was younger. "And if he's not happy with the process, I think that can come out in the wash as well." Swales said while it "pains" him to see Dunlop in jail, the hoopla around his refusal to testify has diverted attention away from the real issue: exploring how the institutions failed sexual abuse victims. "There's a lot of hysteria happening, and I think it's becoming more about Perry than what (happened) in Cornwall," he said.

In addition to Dunlop's sentence, the divisional court also postponed its verdict on a second contempt charge Dunlop was facing. That charge stemmed from Dunlop's very vocal refusal to return to the inquiry in January after he was found guilty on the original contempt charge. While about 75 people came out to protest Dunlop's weekend arrest in B.C., many more have shown their support for the Dunlop family online. By late Wednesday afternoon, a group on popular social networking website Facebook supporting Dunlop had swelled to nearly 800 members. Megan Schwarz, the site's administrator, said about 200 people had joined the group in the past few days. "I think there's going to be a lot of outrage about (Dunlop having to stay behind bars)," said Schwarz, 22, whose family lives on the same street as the Dunlops in Duncan. As well, a seven-minute clip of Dunlop's arrest on video-sharing website YouTube had already been viewed more than 1,000 times.

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Foster Care/Adoption


Woman (28) precedent setting class action lawsuit on behalf of former wards - parents assaulted her - child welfare didn't seek victim compensation

Child-welfare class action to go ahead
Judge's OK affects up to 20,000 Albertans
Karen Kleiss
Friday, February 22, 2008

EDMONTON - A 28-year-old woman at the centre of a multimillion-dollar class-action lawsuit was just seven weeks old when her mother and stepfather physically assaulted her so violently she was hospitalized for more than a month. Her parents were jailed and she was taken into care, but child-welfare authorities never sought compensation for her under victims-of-crime laws.

On Tuesday, an Edmonton judge approved a class-action lawsuit that will allow the woman and thousands of other Albertans to make their case for reparations. The lawsuit covers former wards of the province who were injured either before or after they were taken into the custody of child welfare. In a 39-page decision, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Denny Thomas certified the suit, which can now be joined by those who were subject to temporary and permanent guardianship orders between July 1966 and February 2004, and who suffered sexual or physical injuries while in care.

Vancouver-based class-action lawyer David Klein and local lawyer Robert P. Lee are leading the action, and Lee estimates roughly 20,000 Albertans are in a position to join. "If you look at the number of kids who have gone through child welfare in the past 42 years and the amount of compensation they are entitled to, the amount is just staggering," Lee said. "It could be in the hundreds of millions of dollars."

Members of the class must have been victims of crimes such as physical or sexual assault, or victims of civil wrongdoings such as car accidents or falls. The suit alleges child welfare and the public trustee failed to seek compensation those people were entitled to under the victims-of-crime laws or through civil actions. Another of the three representative plaintiffs in the action is a 19-year-old man who was placed in a foster home when he was five years old and was repeatedly sexually assaulted by the son of his foster parents. The son pleaded guilty, but child-welfare authorities did not seek compensation under victims-of-crime laws. "I am standing up for the other hundreds of kids that the same abuse has happened to them," the young man told the court, according to Thomas's decision. "I am standing up for all of them and for myself."

The class action has been described as a "lawsuit about lawsuits." The plaintiffs are not claiming that child-welfare authorities failed to react properly to injury or abuse. They claim they suffered injuries that would have entitled them to damages or victims of crime compensation, but child-welfare authorities did not pursue those claims. Thomas's decision means the defendants have an arguable case that isn't frivolous or vexatious.

Next, the court will hear submissions from lawyers on the common issues among the plaintiffs, such as whether child-welfare authorities had a duty to protect the legal interests of children in their care. If the judge rules in favour of the plaintiffs at that point, the action will go on to the second stage, where individual cases will be examined to determine whether the government should have filed for compensation and, if so, how much in damages is owed. The date of the next hearing has not yet been set. In 2005, one year after the suit was filed, Alberta Children's Services implemented a referral process to address the legal interests of the roughly 6,500 children who are subject to permanent guardianship orders, said department spokeswoman Mary Lou Reeleder. [][/url]

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Missing & Murdered Women Edmonton Body identified as sex slave
Another Alberta sex trade slaying
High-risk lifestyle claims another woman's life
by Kevin Crush
Word that a body found in a Strathcona County field was a prostitute is building frustration in the sex trade. "They're free game out here," said sex-trade worker Carol-Lynn Strachan.

Strathcona County RCMP confirmed yesterday that a body found near a rural driveway Thursday morning was that of a 21-year-old woman who had some involvement in the sex-trade industry. They said her death was a homicide. The discovery occurred in the shadow of the trial of accused prostitute killer Thomas Svekla. "Right after Svekla was picked up, we still had women being left in our fields," said Strachan. "Do they have no other possible subjects? No other people of interest? They must. Why haven't they been arrested? Why are the girls' statements being ignored?"

A homeowner at Range Road 220 and Township Road 534 made the discovery while outside just before 11 a.m. Mounties don't believe the body had been there for very long because the nearby driveway is used regularly. An autopsy was completed yesterday morning and while RCMP have said it is a homicide, they are not releasing the cause of death. The woman's identity has also not been released. Cpl. Darren Anderson of the Strathcona County RCMP said the woman was not registered with Project KARE, but she has been entered into police systems. He said she was involved in the sex trade but it is not known to what extent. Project KARE is involved in the case.

The discovery is one of a series of bodies of sex-trade workers that have been found in the Edmonton area. Anderson said it is too early to say whether they're related. "If you're involved in that high-risk lifestyle, there are any numbers of risks that somebody could face, and to jump to the conclusion they are in any way related to any previous investigations under Project KARE is very premature."

Former vice-cop JoAnn McCartney, who is now involved in court diversion programs for prostitutes, said the latest news may only cause more problems. "It does sound ripples. It makes them scared and that means they want to get high because that's the only way they know how to cope with anything." Using drugs to forget their fears only leads to more prostitution, said McCartney, adding that after previous body finds, there were actually more women on the streets trying to get more drugs to cope with their fears. She said a lack of social programs means the women have nowhere else to turn. McCartney also pointed out the killing may not have been by a john. In some cases, these killings may be by drug dealers that have been crossed, she said.

Strachan said programs targeting johns are backfiring and just making the sex trade more dangerous. Towing johns' cars or Report-a-John programs forces transactions to take place in dark alleys or behind bushes. That, she said, leaves the women more vulnerable as they have less time to assess whether a date appears safe. RCMP are asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between Wednesday night and Thursday morning to call police at 467-7741 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.
Sex worker, 21, identified as murder victim
Project KARE task force joins investigation to look for connection with 15 other deaths
Jeff Holubitsky and Elise Stolte
Saturday, February 23, 2008

EDMONTON - A woman found dead in a snow pile beside a Strathcona County driveway has been identified as a 21-year-old sex-trade worker. "An autopsy was performed by the medical examiner's office this morning and the death is now being classified as a homicide," Strathcona County RCMP Cpl. Darren Anderson said. "The cause and manner of the death will not be released."
The woman's name is being withheld until relatives are notified. She joins a list of at least 16 Edmonton prostitutes whose bodies have been found in rural areas since the late 1980s. In most other cases, the bodies were left in isolated areas. This time, police think the body was left overnight beside the private drive, which sees daily use.

"Oh, my God -- that's the first reaction," said JoAnn McCartney, a former police vice officer who now works with the Prostitution Action and Awareness Foundation of Edmonton. "We assumed that it was a male body (on Thursday)," said McCartney, who was facilitating a women's group at the Fort Saskatchewan jail when the news broke. She found out from the messages left on her cellphone. "They weren't saying gender, but they kept saying Project KARE is not involved." Most women on the street probably haven't heard the news yet, she said. "Generally, they're doing their business, leaving and then going and getting high. And that's going to be their reaction -- they will go get high. Because that's how they cope with stress."

The woman's body was found at about 11 a.m. Thursday beside a driveway on Township Road 534 near Range Road 220, about 15 kilometres east of Sherwood Park. Police would not say whether the woman was killed there. Results of the autopsy are not being released. "How involved this victim was in the sex trade, we don't know," Anderson said. "Do we think it was to a great extent? No. But there was indication that there was involvement in a high-risk lifestyle." Anderson said the woman had not registered with Project KARE by giving them DNA samples or personal information. "She was the kind of person who flew under the radar," Anderson said. "We have since learned that the victim was involved in a high-risk lifestyle, and that includes the sex trade."
He said Project KARE, an RCMP-led task force designed to investigate the deaths and disappearances of Albertans with high-risk lifestyles, is now assisting in the investigation. The team's mandate includes investigating the murders of several Edmonton-area prostitutes, some of whom police think may have been killed by the same person.

Project KARE has made one arrest. Thomas Svekla faces two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of Rachel Quinney and Theresa Innes. His trial continues in Edmonton next week.

Dawn Hodgins, a project co-ordinator with the prostitution foundation, said any time a sex-trade worker is killed it raises fears on the streets. Hodgins, who left the sex trade in 1993, said even if the women are afraid, they have few places to turn for help.
"The women are so addicted and they have no housing, so what are they supposed to do?" she said from Prince George, B.C., where she was to address a johns school. "So they work and they try to forget and they use, and it becomes a big vicious circle. There's no access to treatment, there's no access to help, there's no access to anything."

1. Georgette Flint, 1988

2. Bernadette Ahenakew, 1989

3. Cara King, 1997

4. Kelly Dawn Reilly, 2001

5. Edna Bernard, 2002

6. Monique Pitre, 2003

7. Melissa Munch, 2003

8. Debbie Lake, 2003

9. Katie Ballantyne, 2003

10. Rachel Quinney, 2004

11. Charlene Gauld, 2005

12. Ellie May Meyer, 2005

13. Theresa Innes, 2006

14. Bonnie Lynn Jack, 2006

15. Leanne Lori Benwell, 2007

16. Unidentified

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Sex assaults NORMAL?!?


Safe Schools Conference: girls view sex harassment, assault as "normal" snitches get stitches

Girls accept sexual assault as 'way it is,' educator says

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Natalie Alcoba, National Post
Friday, February 22, 2008

A growing number of teenage girls views sexual harassment and even assault as "normal," says a top Toronto school board official.
Gerry Connelly described the "new normal" phenomenon during her keynote address to the annual Safe Schools Conference in Toronto yesterday. "A young girl will see somebody being pushed against a locker and fondled inappropriately, or they are being touched inappropriately and they say: 'Well, that's just the way it is,' " said Ms. Connelly, director of education at the Toronto District School Board. "Well folks, that's not acceptable, but our young girls are treating it like it is acceptable and we have to address that."

The Toronto school safety report released last month found that "sexual assault and sexual harassment are prevalent in TDSB schools." According to a survey conducted at a North York high school, 33% of students surveyed reported being sexually harassed in the school over the past two years; 29% reported being the victim of unwanted sexual contact, including touching or grabbing at their school; and 29 female students or 7% of respondents reported being the victim of a major sexual assault at their school.

Another report on sexual harassment at 23 Ontario schools by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health showed that 30% of Grade 9 girls and 28% of Grade 11 girls reported having been touched, grabbed or pinched in a sexual way. The panel that produced the school safety report, led by human rights lawyer Julian Falconer, said more must be done to encourage students to report all incidents of violence, and urged a sexual assault and gender-based violence prevention strategy at the TDSB.
Ms. Connelly said she was disturbed to learn that 80% of TDSB students said they would not talk to teachers or police about crimes they witnessed or experienced.

"Why? You've heard the expression: snitches get stitches," she told the audience, which included educators, social workers and police officers. But students also worry that if they tell, their parents will forbid them from associating with certain peers or force them to switch schools, said Ms. Connelly. Many students do not trust police, she said.

Some schools have "safe rooms" where female students can talk freely about their feelings. But more must be done to create more welcoming environments that combat the "code of silence" that appears to be fostering violence directed at girls, said Ms. Connelly, who cited figures from the CAMH study and a TDSB survey that showed the troubling rate of sexual harassment and assault in schools. For example, 21% of surveyed TDSB students said they knew at least one student who had been sexually assaulted at school over the past two years. "It's a phenomenon across Canada, and it's a phenomenon that is not well-researched or understood," Ms. Connelly said.

Ontario's Education Minister yesterday announced a team of safety and education experts will examine the causes of sexual harassment, homophobia and gender-based violence and draw up recommendations to prevent the behaviours.

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Child Rapists

BC Govt adding $1.5 million treating sexually abused children; funding has been frozen at $3 million for more than 17 years

Budget for abused children to go up
17 years of frozen funding to end
Lindsay Kines
Saturday, February 23, 2008

The B.C. government plans to add at least $1.5 million to the program for treating sexually abused children and youth this year. Children and Family Development Minister Tom Christensen said the final amount will depend upon how much additional money each agency requires in order meet new standards. The budget for the Sexual Abuse Intervention Program has been frozen at $3 million for more than 17 years. In some regions, children and youth have been forced to wait months for treatment. "I would expect at least a 50 per cent increase," Christensen said following this week's provincial budget speech. "So it is significant additional dollars that will drive the move toward the higher standards."

Fred Ford, executive director of Victoria's Mary Manning Centre, said it's unclear whether the budget hike will be enough for his agency and 48 others that deliver the program across B.C. "It really depends how they plan to calculate this, and, of course, we're completely in the dark on that," he said. "The ministry has consistently refused to share with us an explicit work plan or timelines for what they're doing." Ford expects to issue layoff notices to two therapists at the end of this month unless Mary Manning receives a substantial increase. A flood of public donations averted similar layoffs last year after the ministry rejected the agency's request for an extra $170,000. "We need news as soon as possible," Ford said.

The centre has already stopped assigning new cases to the therapists whose jobs are threatened. As a result, wait times for treatment will start to grow, Ford said. In addition, two teenagers have said that if their therapist gets laid off, they'll quit counselling. "So this is already impacting families," he said.

NDP leader Carole James, whose Victoria-Beacon Hill riding is home to the Mary Manning Centre, criticized Christensen and his ministry for leaving budget decisions to the last minute. She called that approach "irresponsible" and said it puts unnecessary strain on children who have already been harmed. "You can't have children sit on waitlists after they've been sexually abused," she said.

Christensen said increases will vary from one agency to the next, depending on their needs. "When you look across the 49 agencies, the level of service is dramatically different amongst them," he said. "There's just no consistency." He said the new standards have been put in place to fix that problem. My goal is to make sure that regardless of where a child or youth who has experienced sexual abuse is in the province, that they have timely access to an effective service," he said.

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