Yesterday I received a phone call from my lawyer who is representing me in my class action against the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence. The Department of Justice has responded and has agreed to take the matter before a case management judge. My lawyer expects the judge to agree to allow … Continue reading Going to Case Management
So, it turns out that Minister Sajjan not only refused to allow the Canadian Forces Ombudsman to investigate complaints against General Jonathan Vance, but Sajjan also started to avoid communication with the Office of the Ombudsman. What is really disappointing about this whole sad affair is that it illustrates how much power is concentrated in … Continue reading The more things change, the more they stay the same
During the July 30th interview at VPD headquarters, one of the investigators kept mentioning that this case would be tough due to the 40 years that have passed. Well, this isn't exactly true. Former Canadian Armed Forces corporal Donald Joseph Sullivan was convicted in 2019 for molesting numerous boys from the Ottawa area in the … Continue reading 40 years
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
Why would the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service be instructed to conduct such a weak investigation into the criminal actions of P.S. which P.S. committed on CFB Namao between June 20th, 1979 and June of 1980? It's not like P.S. would see any serious form of punishment if he were to have been charged in … Continue reading Liability
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
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.
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
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
One of the most signifcant examples of "Conflict of Interest" that I have ever seen is having the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service investigating crimes that could cause the Office of the Minister of National Defence to suffer civil actions. Much as when Mr. P.S. sued Angus McRae in March of 2001, anyone who wants … Continue reading Conflict of interest
One of two horrific flaws in the pre-1998 National Defence Act.
I recently watched a Netflix series called "Unbelievable". This is a must watch program if you're ever interested in just how badly the police themselves can screw up an investigation. The story starts off in August of 2008 when an 18 year old woman named "Marie" makes a report to the Lynnwood Police Department that … Continue reading Unbelievable