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Controlling the Chokepoints 3
« on: May 14, 2018, 05:52:44 PM »
Subsequent to the airing of the CBC's Fifth Estate program "Powerless" in February of 2009,  no action was undertaken by the Children's Services Ministry, despite the fact that the program revealed an array of unlawful and dangerous practices used by the sect in their behaviour modification program.  Significant among these practices is the use of "recovery homes".  These recovery homes are unlicensed, unregulated private jails operated by AARC sect members.  The practice was used in the Seed, Straight Inc., and Kids, all AARC progenitor programs.  While in these unlicensed jails, AARC subjects known as "Newcomers" are under the control of "Oldcomers", subjects who have undergone the primary process of indoctrination into the AARC sect.  In the case of Christine Lunn, she was given over to a young man of the age of majority who was in a position of authority over her, despite the fact that he was determined by AARC to be suffering from a chronic brain disease that significantly impaired his judgement and produced an array of antisocial behaviours.  This unfortunate young man had just undergone months of highly stressful behaviour modification using thought reform techniques.  Clearly no reasonable person would give a teenage girl to a young man under such conditions, but this was done by AARC.  No investigation of this practice was undertaken by Children's Services.

The CBC program also revealed that AARC uses a bizarre form of indoctrination on subjects that entails rendering the AARC clients entirely dependent on the sect.  The process was described by Barry Beyerstein, a psychologist from Simon Fraser University:

"All such practices begin with a concerted assault upon the individual's personal identity,  i.e.,  an attempt to destroy his or her sense of self and its relation to the pre-existing social matrix.5  By systematically undermining their sense of individual autonomy,   target  persons can be driven to a state of child-like vulnerability to outside influences,  dramatic alterations in beliefs,  and in extreme cases,  psychotic-like behavior and suicidal tendencies."

This indoctrination was further revealed to be conductedat AARC by amateur staff, a staff composed of subjects who have undergone the sect's indoctrination process.

The use of the cruel and equally bizarre punishment regimen known at "Zero Club" was also discussed on the CBC program.  In the case of Christine Lunn, AARC inflicted the Zero Club punishment on her and justified the criminal conduct by alleging that Lunn was suicidal.  AARC's records of Lunn's indoctrination indicate that despite being deemed suicidal by AARC, at no time did AARC afford Lunn the opportunity to see a mental health professional to deal with the alleged suicidal ideation.

A wide range of illegal and dangerous practices were discussed on the Fifth Estate, and this begs the question as to why no one from Children's Services undertook an investigation of any kind.  No agent of the Provincial Government ever attempted to contact or interview Rachel O'Neill, Christine Lunn, Bodana Dye or Simi Bates.  Instead they were left to the devices of AARC's inquisitor and sued.

This internal document from AARC shows that the Minister of Children's Services at the time, Janis Tarchuk, was in communication with AARC after the CBC program aired.  As well, the former Minister for Children's Services, Heather Forsyth, was also communicating directly with AARC, as was Ron Stevens,  the Alberta Justice Minister. 

These former members of the Alberta Government ensured that no investigation of AARC was undertaken, and the sect continues to use the same practices today, including the use of amateur jails, unlawful practice of Restricted healthcare activities, and the use of the behaviour modification techniques passed down from the progenitor programs in the United States.

"Once letter is complete send a copy to Hon Ron Liepert, Hon. Janis Tarchuk, Jonathan Denis, Ron Stevens (in confidence)"

"Once we receive confirmation from the police that the cases are closed both ministers will be informed. Heather Forsyth contacted Jane Bolstad and warned of the U of WO students doing research on AARC with a negaitive slant as a result of the Fifth Estat. She cautioned that it was not over & we should forward letters of support of AARC to government officials. Heather was sent the Ombudsman letter and copies of letters of support that AARC has received."

« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 09:45:14 AM by ajax13 »
"AARC will go on serving youth and families as long as it will be needed, if it keeps open to God for inspiration" Dr. F. Dean Vause Executive Director

MR. NELSON: Mr. Speaker, AADAC has been involved with
assistance in developing the program of the Alberta Adolescent
Recovery Centre since its inception originally as Kids of the
Canadian West."
Alberta Hansard, March 24, 1992