All posts in category C4A Events and Updates

Unidentified Remains: An Update

Bruce Ricketts

On this blog in April 2014 I discussed a case of a set of Unidentified Remains recovered by the Niagara Regional Police in 1998. In the entry I told of the unusual lengths that the Ontario Coroner and the Niagara Police were going to not release any information on the case. I specifically mentioned a pending DNA analysis which was to be done on the remains so we could compare this to a missing persons (MP) case. Well the fun continues on this case. Here is a bit of an update.

The family of the MP were told by police that the DNA profile had been done by the Coroner but when I met with the Coroner face to face (it took a complaint to the Ontario Ombudsman to get that meeting) I was told that the analysis had NOT been done. Why not? I asked. Apparently the Niagara Police could not find the evidence; including the bones. It was stated that the box in which the evidence was contained had been moved during a renovation sometime in the past 18 years and was only recently found and turned over to the Coroner. While the DNA profile had not be done at the time of the meeting, the Coroner was able to give tell me their description of the evidence and lo and behold, their description did not match that of the Niagara Police from back in 1998.… Read the rest

2014 Annual General Meeting

It’s time for the Canadians for Accountability AGM, which is to be held at the Perkins Restaurant at 1130 St. Laurent Boulevard (across from the shopping centre), Ottawa, on Thursday, June 26th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. It will be held in their private room.

If you are attending, please RSVP as soon as possible. If you are not attending, please consider using the proxy voting form below. It can be mailed or faxed. However, since none of the Board is due for re-election, it may not be required.

That said, we welcome additional candidates for the Board. If you are interested, or know someone who is interested, please put your name (or their name) forward.

If you are not a paid-up member, you may still attend as members of the public are also welcome. We ask you to consider renewing your membership on our website, as this will also allow you to vote and bring forward proposals. Feel free to bring friends, but please confirm your attendance at info@canadians4accountability.org. Follow the link below to see the draft agenda.

Hope to see you there.… Read the rest

Golden Whistle Award Presentation – March 31, 2014

In conjunction with POGG Canada, Canadians for Accountability will be presenting the seventh annual Golden Whistle Award on Monday March 31. Join us at 6:30 at the Ottawa Army Officers Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, in Ottawa. Tickets in advance for POGG members and non-members is $25. For more information, go to the POGG Meeting Programs page, or download the flyer.… Read the rest