I submitted an Freedom of Information request with the Department of National Defence in July of 2018. I was looking for "copies of any reports, memos, letters, emails, or any other documents and communications indicating how many cases of child sexual abuse occurred pre-1998 and were brought to the attention of the CFNIS / MP … Continue reading Unfounded / Founded Not Cleared.
One thing that has struck me as odd is the editing that was applied to a document that formed part of the briefing that was sent to the Alberta Crown, first by Sgt. Hancock in 2011, and then by Sgt. Tenaschuk in 2018. Back in 2011, the CFNIS attempted to contact P.S. though his father. … Continue reading A peculiar thing.
Seeing as how Richard died back in January of 2017, we'll never get to know the truth about his interview with the CFNIS on June 9th 2011. This interview was conducted with Sgt. Cyr of the CFNIS. Yes, the same Sgt. Cyr who claimed that he flew down from Edmonton, AB and met with me … Continue reading Richard Gill vs. Reality
As I've said previously, I honestly don't remember anything about what occured during the visits to the rectory after the "sickly sweet grape juice". I remember the rectal bleeding, but I always attributed that to P.S.. On May 3rd, 2011 CFNIS investigator Sgt. Christian Cyr contacted me. He initially left a message. After checking his … Continue reading Why didn’t I tell the CFNIS about Captain McRae.
When I spoke to Fred Cunningham back on November 27th, 2011 he said that the base military police tried to call in the RCMP to deal with P.S., but the the "brass" wouldn't allow for that. If you remember from my earlier posts, unlike what Lt. Col. Gilles Sansterre tried telling me in January of … Continue reading Why weren’t the Queen’s Cowboys called in?
As I was reading through the August 13th, 2019 newspaper story from the Ottawa Citizen detailing the investigation that lead to the prosecution of Donald Joseph Sullivan for sexually abusing numerous children in the 1970s I couldn't help but think back to a comment that was made by Alberta Crown Prosecutor Jon Werbicki when he … Continue reading The Fact That No Complaint Was Made After P.S. Moved Away Is Very Significant.
Interesting. Both Captain Father Angus McRae and Corporal Donald Joseph Sullivan were involved with the Catholic church. And both were molesting children. And both had their matters dealt with by military courts martial, and both were sentenced by their respective courts martial panels, and both had their sentences drastically cut by the Court Martial Appeal … Continue reading Captain Angus McRae and Corporal Donald Joseph Sullivan
Years ago, when I started one this journey, I tried to get a grasp on the very opaque military justice system in this country. I downloaded a bunch of Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada decisions from the WestlawNext library. The cases I had picked weren't arbitrary. I was given the names of very specific … Continue reading What are the odds?
Below is a copy of a letter that I just sent off to a member of the Canadian media after having read their story about the growing calls for the Catholic church and the various Archdiocese in Canada to release the names of the Catholic clergy that the church knew or suspected of having molested … Continue reading Hello Media……..
Plea bargains are nothing new in the criminal justice system. The Crown makes deals all of the time. Plea guilty for a lesser charge, avoid the possibility of a substantial prison sentence, and get a shorter sentence, if any. Sometimes plea deals work really good in the case of a defendant. Take Karla Homolka and … Continue reading Military Plea Bargains and other things.
After my informal conversation with the ex-JAG lawyer a few days ago, I came to the realization that much like the Army Cadets from the grenade incident in 1974 at Canadian Force Base Valcartier, and the multitude of gays and lesbians that were booted out of the military in the '50s, '60s, '70s, and 80s', … Continue reading Raising funds
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
Why, after a successful investigation and charges have been laid, did the Ontario Crown decide not proceed with charges against former Canadian Armed Forces parde Brigadier General Roger Bazin.
A problem in the chapel.
So, is the jurisdiction of the CFNIS really set in stone? One has to wonder why the CFNIS weren't involved in this matter.