November 19, 2005

Groups get abuse inquiry access

Ottawa Sun


CORNWALL -- A dozen applicants have been granted standing at an inquiry into allegations of systemic sexual abuse in Cornwall.

The long-awaited inquiry into allegations of abuse at the hands of priests, lawyers and doctors in Cornwall is set to begin early next year.

Police spent years trying to get to the bottom of the claims in an investigation named Project Truth. But of 15 men charged, only one was convicted. Two of the 14 groups or individuals who applied for standing at the inquiry were denied yesterday.

Justice Normand Glaude said the estate of Ken Seguin will not be allowed standing, noting the Ministry of Correctional Services, Seguin's former employer, can represent him.

Posted by kshaw at November 19, 2005 03:31 AM