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United Church of Canada / Sexual abuse and pastoral sexual misconduct!

1 Canada Review updated:

A United Church "COURT" heard three days of testimony and found The Rev George Slater guilty of two counts of "sexual abuse and pastoral sexual misconduct". The "Court" made six recommendations.

The Toronto Conference suppressed and covered up the most important recommendation, that the FINDINGS be provided to "those presbyteries and congregations in which Rev George Slater is known to have served" including The Hamilton, Bay Of Quinte and London Conferences.

The net effect is suppression of information necessary for other potential victims to come forward and deal with their issues.

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  15th of Dec, 2006
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The Rev. George Slater was convicted by a United Church Court of two counts of "sexual abuse and pastoral sexual misconduct" after three days of testimony. The Court made six recommendations.

All recommendations wre accepted EXCEPT THE MOST IMPORTANT, that the Court's Findings be provided to "those presbyteries and congregations in which Rev George Slater is known to have served" including the London, Hamilton and Bay of Quinte Conferences.

To reach this decision, The Toronto Conference used the unfair and highly predjudicial proceedure of making Rev Slater an "associate" member of the deliberating committee and specifically barring the victims from attending!

Rev Slater's victims are concerned that this suppression of information, this coverup, is inconsistent with the Church's own Policy of "helping the oppressed" and prevents other victims receiving information necessary for closure.

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