I had a conversation with a lawyer a few days ago. Another one of these ex-JAG lawyer types. I've had calls with these ex-JAG lawyers before. And this call, just like the others before it got off on the wrong foot. See, Captain McRae was never supposed to have been given a courts martial for … Continue reading Lawyers and other musings.
If you ever wanted to know why no one has ever really paid attention to child sexual abuse on the various Canadian Armed Forces bases, it's because the Canadian Armed Forces are good at hiding and obscuring issues. A couple of years ago I filed an Access to Information to the Department of National Defence. … Continue reading Encryption and the art of hiding things.
I'll post a copy of the email I received from the Office of the Information Commissioner. SAMPIS does not have searchable fields that would give the age of the victims. This is what DND itself has told the OIC. DND has also told the OIC that records outside of the SAMPIS system cannot be searched. … Continue reading SAMPIS and other musings
The attitudes of society in general towards male victims of child sexual abuse has always been less than desirable. Males have always been seen to be the instigators of sexual assaults and never the victims of sexual assaults. If a male was he victim of a sexual assault, it was becuase he was weak, or … Continue reading Boys Beware
Well, I've written a few things about my father. So I thought maybe I'd touch on my mother. I don't really know her all that well. She left in the spring of 1977. I would have been 5 at the time. Richard would always moan and bellyache that Marie had abandoned the family and that … Continue reading Marie Dagenais
I don't know why I thought of this, I think it came about because I was out pawn shop surfing a few weeks ago and I noticed some Canon camera gear. Looked like it was part of an '80s estate sale.And this post has just sorta been percolating since then. My old man had a … Continue reading Richard Gill Pt. #2