Cornwall Public Inquiry Moves Forward with Phase II

By Gord McDougall
CFRA [Canada]
July 26, 2006

The public inquiry into Cornwall's sexual abuse allegations enters a new phase with the announcement of an advisory committee to help the community to heal.

The first phase (investigating claims of child sexual abuse and the response by the justice system of the day) continues, but this phase two reaches out to the community.

Local community and business leader and Gail Kaneb is the lone local member on the advisory panel, which also includes former RCMP Commissioner Philip Murray, Jesuit priest Father John Loftus from Boston, clinical psychologist Dr. Peter Jaffe, and Eganville consensus building specialist Dr. Benjamin Hoffman.

Rounding out the panel are Janet Handy, Executive Director of the Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation and Support Site, and Michael Church, who works with men who have suffered sexual abuse.

The panel will work concurrently with the investigative phase of the Inquiry and is expected to last until shortly after the inquiry wraps up.


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