In the school year of 1985 - 1986 I was in grade 8 at Pierre Laporte Junior High in what used to be North York, Ontario. Active Surplus was a dealer down on Queen Street West between University and Spadina that sold new electronic components along with used surplus electronic equipment. Active Surplus had just … Continue reading Lasers and things.
Every now and again I get weird phone calls related to my blog. The funny thing is, I haven't really put my phone number out there.
That one sentence has always stuck with me since I first read it when I obtained the Certified Tribunal Records from the Military Police Complaints Commission when I made my application to Federal Court in February of 2013. The conversation between P.S. and Sgt. Robert Jon HancockFrom the Military Police Complaints CommisisonCertified Tribunal Records 2013 … Continue reading “Anything he was involved in as a youth has already been handled by the military”
On Thursday July 30th, 2020 I was interviewed again by the CFNIS Western Region. This interview was for the "man in the sauna" We'll see how this plays out. I have an idea of who the man in the sauna was. A name was mentioned in Canadian Forces Special Investigation Unit investigation DS 120-10-80. This … Continue reading Another Interview
Back in 2019, I was trolling around the government website that lists all ATI requests that have been filed with the various departments and what the outcome of those reports was. One ATI request caught my eye. Someone had requested a copy of all of the General Occurence Reports from DND related to "Sexual Assault" … Continue reading An interesting ATI request
I finally finished with my submissions to the Military Police Complaints Commission. This time around I hope that things work out a little different. My first tango with the MPCC back in 2012 was the first time ever that I had dealt with an agency such as the MPCC. I had no lawyer, and no … Continue reading MPCC Second Complaint
The Military Police Complaints Commission has recently been in contact with me regarding documents and other forms of information that I have in my possession from the 2015 through 2018 portion of the CFNIS investigation into the acts of P.S. on CFB Namao from 1978 until 1980. In preparation for sending the pertinent information to … Continue reading I Missed it……
What could possibly be the reason that the CFNIS has been unable to bring charges against P.S. ? Liability. As I mentioned previously, if P.S. were to be criminally charged he would have to be charged under the Juvenile Delinquents Act (JDA). The JDA didn't really allow for any type of prison sentence for youths … Continue reading Liability.
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?
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
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
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.
Trying to define the jurisdiction of the CFNIS and the military police is about as easy as trying to nail jello to the wall. Sadly, this is more to do with the failure of Parliament to close the holes in the National Defence Act than anything else. https://cfbnamao.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/standing-committee-on-national-defence.mp4 In 1987, the Crown of Canada took … Continue reading Jurisdiction of the CFNIS
Although I grew up in my father's house, I know very little about him. He wasn't a man that shared much of his life with anyone. Richard was such a complicated man that to get through him will take a few posts. The most that I ever knew about my father came after I had … Continue reading Richard Gill…… part #1
A warning, this will be a bit of a long one. In the aftermath of me having been found being buggered by the babysitter in his bedroom in the early spring of 1980, I became a social pariah on CFB Namao. I couldn't even make it the distance between the babysitter's family PMQ and my … Continue reading Captain Totzke and Me….