On Friday afternoon I met with a lawyer from Guardian Law.
I signed my affidavit and then we talked about the case.
Guardian Law will submit my affidavit on Monday and once it is filed and stamped it is a legal document and then I can release it to the public.
I will be the “Representative Plaintiff” in this matter. My name will be the only name made public. The names of the other victims will be sealed and remain so even after the hearings / trial unless each individual requests that their name be made public.
I am not too sure which direction this will go.
The Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence are not going to simply own up to what happened on Canadian Forces Base Namao.
But the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence also do not want this going to a public trial for obvious reasons.
I will fight any attempt by the Attorney General of Canada, the Department of National Defence, or the Canadian Forces to put a blanket publication ban over this trial.
The law firm representing me is seeking $50,000,000.00 in damages and all related expenses. After the 33% lawyer contingency fee is subtracted this works out to about $1,400,000.00 per victim of Captain McRae.
This is based upon 25 children from Canadian Forces Base Namao. If other victims of Captain McRae come forward from the other bases McRae served on, then the law firm would increase the amount it is seeking in damages.
The other bases that Captain McRae served on were:
- Canadian Forces Base Kingston / Royal Military College Kingston, ON
- Canadian Forces Base Portage La Prairie, MB
- Canadian Forces Station Holberg, BC
- McRae also apparently travelled to CFB Greenwood, NS at some time
Canadian Armed Forces regular force officer Captain Father Angus McRae was active between January 1973 and July 1980.
He was known by the base military police and the CFSIU to give beer and alcohol to the children he was abusing.
In his Ecclesiastical Trial conducted by the Archdiocese of Edmonton in June of 1980, Captain McRae admitted that he had been abusing boys for years prior.
If you were abused by Captain Father Angus McRae, or by one of his altar boys that he would sometimes use to lure younger children over to the base chapels of the various bases that he served on, you can send an email to me at mailto:DND_action@protonmail.com and your contact information will be passed on to the class action lawyers. Do not provide details of your abuse in this email. The lawyer will contact you for a statement. If you do give a statement and you do not wish for your name to be made public, the lawyer will obtain a publication ban for your name and other identifying details.
So, the next post will be hopefully about my affidavit and the contents of the affidavit.