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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / A Caring Sharer
« on: March 04, 2019, 02:01:22 PM »
The AARC sect, with the complicity of the Calgary Police Service and the Alberta Government, has used SLAPP suits to intimidate survivors and defectors from the sect, and whistleblowers who have been trying to get the authorities in this province to meet their responsibilities by investigating AARC.  AARC is intimiately intertwined with the "unorthodox" Pure North S'Energy Foundation of AARC backer Allan Markin.

It is my understanding that AARC's SLAPP suit against whistleblowers Brian Fish and Amy Sparks, and the CBC and Gillian Findlay, was recently settled out of court.  The original AARC SLAPP suit against the survivors who spoke on the Fifth Estate and the CBC and Gillian Findlay, and other CBC employees associated with the show, is ongoing.

"Amy Sparks, Brian Fish, The CBC, Gillian Findlay, Tammi Brown and Greg Elliott
 Respondents"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2019/2019abqb87/2019abqb87.html

Would this judge be the Honourable Nancy Dilts?
"We therefore allow the appeal to the extent that the respondents, Sparks and Fish, are required to produce for inspection by a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench, pursuant to rule 5.11, records of any communications between them in relation to the taking and distributing of AARC records. In doing so, we note that counsel for the respondent Sparks, when asked at the oral hearing of this appeal, conceded that she could not identify any harm or prejudice that might befall her client if a judge conducted an in camera examination of these communications."
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abca/doc/2018/2018abca177/2018abca177.html

"AARC Society (Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre)
 
Plaintiff/Applicant
- and -
 
 
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Gillian Findlay, Morris Karp
David Studer, Christine Jane Lunn, Rachel O'Neill
Bodana Kibble and Simi Bate
 
 
Defendants"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2018/2018abqb324/2018abqb324.html
 

"A non-profit preventative health care provider led by Mr. Allan Markin

Pure North provides nutritional supplements for clients during their stay at AARC. In our experience, addiction often leaves adolescents with severe deficiencies in important vitamins that might help in their recovery. The types of supplement provided vary according to need, determined by blood work undertaken by Pure North. The most common supplements are multivitamins, vitamin D and fish oils.

Clients can refuse these supplements and the blood analysis. There is no additional charge for the service, which is included in the fees paid by clients."
https://www.aarc.ab.ca/therapeutic-partners

Allan Markin is clearly very displeased with the attention that CBC has devoted to his health treatment projects:
https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/unproven

"A non-profit preventive medicine company founded by Calgary Flames co-owner Allan Markin is suing the CBC for what it claims is a series of defamatory articles.

Pure North S’Energy Foundation is seeking $6 million in damages from the national broadcaster and two of its reporters, Charles Rusnell and Jennie Russell."
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/non-profit-suing-cbc-for-defamation-over-series-of-articles

Curiously, Kevin Martin was the only reporter to reveal that AARC had sued Christine Lunn in 2009.  Even more curious is the fact that the headline over Martin's 2009 article entailed the inverse of the fact, stating that Christine had sued AARC.  No retraction was ever printed, and the online version of the article did not include this false claim.  This statement was however, consistent with AARC's claim that the dozens of people coming together in 2009 with complaints were just out to sue the sect. 

Far be it from me to suggest that a great man like Allan Markin is using his wealth to undermine our democratic institutions and protect his own ego by crushing the people entrusted with keeping the public informed and taking a page from Von Clausewitz by making the enemy pay for his war.  There must be more to the story.


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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / It's a Small World After All
« on: February 20, 2019, 05:20:43 PM »
An amusing game to play whenever the ongoing antics of the All About Receiving Cash sect surface is as simple as putting two names into a search engine and see if they come up in the same hit.  Happens all the time!
When AARC staff member and frenzy killer Andrew Evans was given early release, two members of the Pacific Region Parole Board made this decision. 
So I looked into the magic sphere, and out came this:

"Patricia Meade succeeds Stuart J. Whitley, who retired in October 2012 and served as the deputy minister of Health and Social Services since 2007.
http://www.gov.yk.ca/news/13-008.html

"Stuart James Whitley —  This guy’s the leader of the pack. He’s from North Vancouver, British Columbia, and designated Vice-Chairperson to the PBC Pacific region. Whitley was appointed as a full-time Board member in November 2012. Prior to joining the Board, he was the Yukon Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services. Whitley also worked as Senior Regional Director and Director of Policy, Programs and Integration at Justice Canada, Deputy Minister of Justice for Yukon, and Assistant Deputy Attorney General for Manitoba."
http://dyingwords.net/tag/stuart-james-whitley/#sthash.Yklq9Vnt.dpbs

Paddy Meade did tremendous work on behalf of the sect.  She took over AADAC, and lo and behold, like Max Rockatansky, she unleashed the precious flow of government cash that had been denied the sect since they had to pack up and leave the US.  Paddy is the Jesse James of Alberta, lifting millions of dollars from tax-payers' wallets, and disappearing in a cloud of dust.

"Meade’s job with Alberta Health Services made headlines last year when she quit her deputy minister post to take the executive job with the superboard.
Provincial conflict of interest legislation calls for a six-month cooling off period before deputy ministers take a job with a government agency. Alberta’s ethics commissioner, however, cleared Meade of any allegations she was in a conflict, ruling that her employment was in accordance with the Public Service Act."
https://calgaryherald.com/news/politics/more-changes-at-the-superboard

"Paddy Meade, the former executive operating officer of Alberta Health Services, who was let go in a reorganization in the spring, was paid $1.3 million for nine months on the job — the equivalent of two years' salary and benefits. A $257,500 bonus was included in the payout."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-health-services-paid-too-much-severance-ag-1.788961

"Paddy Meade was appointed Deputy Minister of Alberta Health and Wellness in
November 2004.The ministry includes the Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Commission (AADAC), where Ms. Meade previously served as Chief Executive
Officer."
https://www.cadth.ca/media/symp-2008/CADTH_Symposium_Program_eng.pdf

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"HI XXXXXX:
 
Did you not report this to CYS? I thought you did...
 
here's the message from our ministry:
 

Ensuring the safety and wellbeing of children and youth being abused or mistreated is one of our most important responsibilities at Children and Youth Services.

 

We depend on our community partners and the public at large to help us do this work. In fact, the obligation for citizens to report when they believe child abuse or mistreatment may be happening is so important that it is required under the law through the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.

 

Last Friday, a report alleging abuse of youth in our province was aired on the CBC's Fifth Estate. The report was about a privately run addictions treatment program called the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) in Calgary. The Fifth Estate spoke to former participants in the program who are now adults. While some credited this treatment program for having a positive impact on their lives, others made troubling claims of physical and sexual abuse while attending the centre.

 

The airing of this program raised questions this past week about the role of our ministry in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of youth in this centre. Given that the protection of children and youth is a core mandate of our ministry, it is important to provide you with information that was not presented on the Fifth Estate.

 

Most important is that our ministry is not aware of any report alleging the abuse or mistreatment of a young person at AARC. Such a report would be looked into immediately and investigated by the appropriate authorities. Minister Tarchuk made that point clear when she responded to questions this week in the Legislature. She stressed that every report of alleged abuse our ministry receives is taken seriously and is investigated.

 

 
( Message from Fay Orr, Deputy Minister, continued... )


Most important is that our ministry is not aware of any report alleging the abuse or mistreatment of a young person at AARC. Such a report would be looked into immediately and investigated by the appropriate authorities. Minister Tarchuk made that point clear when she responded to questions this week in the Legislature. She stressed that every report of alleged abuse our ministry receives is taken seriously and is investigated.

Our ministry does not look into allegations of abuse or mistreatment brought forward by adults, even when the alleged incident happened when they were children or youth. Reports by adults must be made to police and our role is to support police in their work, when requested.

Addressing reports of child abuse and mistreatment is within the mandate of our ministry. The provision of health-related addictions treatment services is the mandate of entities under Health and Wellness.

As Children and Youth Services employees, relatives and friends may sometimes speak to you about child and family services, including what they read or hear in the media. I encourage you to take the opportunity to ensure they are aware of how seriously our ministry and its staff take their responsibility to protect children and youth and to look into any report of abuse or mistreatment we receive. Please also remind them of the important role the public plays in helping us do this important work.

Making decisions that are in the best interests of children and youth at risk is not always easy. Minister Tarchuk and senior staff in our ministry understand that and are firmly behind you as you make decisions based on what the best information available at the time tells you is the right thing to do to support children and families at risk.


Wow"

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
« on: February 16, 2019, 07:36:45 PM »
 "Since the Respondent did not have the financial resources to pay for this private treatment program, it was ordered that the Province of Alberta fund his attendance. The Crown has appealed on two grounds: first, that the Youth Court did not have jurisdiction to order a youth to attend the AARC program and second, that the Youth Court did not have the jurisdiction to order the Crown to fund such a disposition.
Cathy G. Lane
Legal Aid Society of Alberta
for the Respondent"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/1999/1999abqb230/1999abqb230.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAEYWFyYwAAAAAB&resultIndex=7

"Cathy Lane Goodfellow Complainant/staff member at AARC"

https://goo.gl/images/Hwz4JZ

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Re: And the Bodies Keep Piling Up
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:14:10 PM »
NEUFELD, Avery Charles J.
June 21, 1997 – April 4, 2018
It is with unimaginable sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved son Avery on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at the age of 20 years in Calgary, AB.
Avery leaves behind to cherish his memory his dad, Chuck Neufeld (Kelsey), his mother, Crystal and stepfather Pat Tellier and siblings Paige and Ethan Tellier. His grandparents, Stan (Helen) Neufeld and Brenda Lavergne, Maureen (Dave) Carew as well as a large extended family across Western Canada.
Avery had an exceptional sense of humor and loved to travel (Europe, Southern California and Western Canada). He had intense passion for music ranging from hip hop to country to industrial music. Avery was devoted to working out and when the weight room was not free, push-ups were his forte.
A Celebration of Avery's Life will be on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Eden Brook Funeral Home (17Ave. SW and Lower Springbank Rd.) at 2:00pm.
Memorial donations in Avery's memory can be made to the Alberta Mental Health Association (https://alberta.cmha.ca/get-involved/donate/) or Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, 303 Forge Road SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0S9 (http://aarc.ab.ca/donate/).

JONES, Colin David - October 18, 1984 - June 5, 2018
With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Colin Jones, on June 5, 2018 at the age of 33 years. He will be lovingly remembered by Bill, Liz, Richard, Cara, his little buddy Max, and so many more whose lives he touched. A Celebration of Colin’s Life will be held at Marlborough Park Community Center (6021 Madigan Dr. NE, Calgary, AB) on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, 303 Forge Road SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0S9

STAHL, Sean Corey
March 12, 1987 – December 27, 2018
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC)

BROWN, Colin Peter
June 18, 1978 – February 7, 2019
Professionally, Colin was an outstanding friend, a gifted psychologist respected by his colleagues. For sixteen years Colin worked at the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, where he achieved the position of Clinical Director. He deeply impacted the lives of many young people and families. He transferred pain to hope and his gift of humour brought light and laughter amid tremendous darkness.

LOJEK, STEFAN ALEXANDER
​June 23, 1981 - North Battleford, Saskatchewan
August 8, 2020 - Edmonton, Alberta
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, Telephone: (403) 253-5250, 303 Forge Rd.SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0S9, https://aarc.ab.ca/

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Friends Like These
« on: February 03, 2019, 03:26:33 PM »
All About Receiving Cash has played whack-a-mole with the truth about it's development as a franchise of the Kids quack thought reform program for twenty-five years.  Here's a bit of truth peeking out from Mendacious D's phoney baloney story:
"As a proud Rotarian for 40 years and a Paul Harris Fellow, in 1989 he was instrumental in the development of one of the world's most effective and successful drug centres for addicted children, the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC). This was his proudest accomplishment.

He was also instrumental in forming the Friends of Science Society and was devoted to their education programs on climate change."
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/calgaryherald/obituary.aspx?n=charles-simpson&pid=182010484

AARC didn't adopt the current alias until it had become painfully evident that the nutso con couldn't get a license in Alberta in 1990.

Seems that the revered Mr. Simpson had a penchant for organizations connected to some shady academics:

"A main purpose behind the conference was to publicize the results of an outcome study, completed over five years (2008 to 2013), of client and families of the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC). At the time of the study, Jacqueline Smith, RN, PhD, UCalgary conference organizer and assistant professor in the faculty, was a clinician at AARC and served as a consultant on the project.
Among those attending the conference at the University of Calgary were, from left: Chris Wilkes, professor, Cumming School of Medicine; Leela Aher, MLA, Chestermere-Rocky View; Jacqueline Smith, assistant professor, Faculty of Nursing; Amelia Arria, associate professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health; Dianne Tapp, dean, Faculty of Nursing; and Ken Winters, senior scientist, Oregon Research Institute."
https://ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2018-04-24/treatment-adolescent-addiction-topic-international-conference-ucalgary?fbclid=IwAR0QxjDftH_Y3fEUNBKKx1PexdBjPlw5RlZfVYw3m5OI0I2dMxs3mhalhOE

http://www.citypages.com/news/u-of-m-professor-ken-winters-caught-forging-research-document-7500290?fbclid=IwAR2TT6jO3o1xB63A_3uZ8VnxbH2fIs2BnyIi8IWkMYn-y7fBkAUmFQSEN4s

https://thenarwhal.ca/canadian-climate-denial-group-friends-science-named-creditor-coal-giant-s-bankruptcy-files/


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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / The More We Get Together
« on: January 31, 2019, 12:48:19 PM »
Sent to the Premier, the Ministers of Justice, Child Services and Community and Social Services, the Calgary Police Commission, and the Mayor:

Given the response of the Mayor's office, that they cannot intervene in a case of institutional child abuse, unlawful practices as defined by the Alberta Health Professions Act, and the assignment of a serving member of the Calgary Police Service to a posting in an unlicensed, unregulated private facility, and that this officer has been accused of abusing clients during his employment with that private facility, accusations that have never been investigated, I have to assume that your response is essentially canned, and like the response of the Provincial Government, reflects prior awareness of this situation.

I will address this correspondence to all of you, as it applies to the City, CPS, and the Provincial Government.  The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre has perpetrated a fraud on the people of Alberta, and that fraud has entailed the abuse of over seven hundred people, most of whom were minors at the time.  Essentially every piece of information that has ever come out of AARC is false, so while we wait to see what the Federal response to this cover-up will be, I will endeavour to inform you about the real nature of AARC.  From the time I first looked at this phenomenon in 2007, all I have been after was a public inquiry into AARC in order to stop the harm being done, to facilitate proper care for AARC's victims, and to ensure that this does not happen again in Canada.

To begin with, AARC is a franchise of a completed discredited cluster of quack treatment facilities.  Currently, AARC is before the Court of Appeals claiming that to reveal this information constitutes defamation:

"In addition to the Sensationalism, the Powerless Production contained a number
of other defamatory statements, allegations, innuendos and criticisms of AARC,
including, without limitation, the following:...
(d) AARC is connected to the Kids program run by Miller Newton in Bergen County,
New Jersey, USA (the “KIDS Program”), which was eventually shut-down due
to, inter alia, the abuses that occurred in that program;"

It is beyond dispute that AARC is Kids, as is demonstrated by this excerpt from the Alberta Hansard:

"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

So that there is no confusion, Kids of the Canadian West was a franchise of Miller Newton's Kids:

"The KIDS centers in El Paso and Orange County closed last year because of financial difficulties, but the facilities in Hackensack and Salt Lake City are still operating. In addition, Newton has authorized the opening of KIDS of the Canadian West in Calgary this spring. The Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission has agreed to allocate $600,000 toward setting it up. Private donors are expected to match the government grant. More than 40 Canadian youngsters are currently under treatment at KIDS of Bergen County in Hackensack."
http://articles.latimes.com/1990-03-24/news/mn-711_1_treatment-center

So it is crystal clear that AARC is lying when they state that they are not connected to Kids.

Please see the following so that there is no confusion as to just what Kids was.

Keeping 'Cult' Out of the Case
How do you convince a jury that your client was a victim of a cult?

New Jersey Law Journal/July 7, 2003
By Tim O'Brien

For Philip Elberg, you don't present expert witnesses and you don't utter the word. Through witnesses and records, you let the story tell itself.

For the past three weeks, the partner in Newark's Medvin & Elberg has been presenting evidence to a Hudson County jury about why his client should be compensated for the 13 years she spent in a rehabilitation center.

Lulu Corter of Wanaque was signed into Kids of North Jersey Inc. in Hackensack by her parents on Oct. 27, 1984, when she was a 13-year-old with learning problems. In August 1997, she bolted from what dozens of teenagers have described as a living hell.

Like many participants in the program, Corter had no drug or alcohol problem. Today, those who ran Kids of North Jersey cannot say why she was admitted because her records have disappeared. They say only that she had behavior problems, though they cannot recall the specifics.

Elberg, who won a $4.5 million settlement for another Kids of North Jersey patient in 1999, did give the jury a road map in his opening on June 12 before Superior Court Judge Maurice Gallipoli.

"This [program] is not about tough love. It's about destroying families as they existed, and creating a new family with [V.] Miller Newton as the father and Ruth Ann Newton as the mother," Elberg told the eight-member jury hearing Corter v. Kids of North Jersey, L-3578-00.

The suit is seeking compensatory but not punitive damages because Newton is in bankruptcy in Florida. It alleges that Newton violated Corter's civil rights, provided treatment that deviated from the standard care, and caused emotional, physical and psychological damage.

Newton is the 63-year-old rehabilitation guru who ran Kids of North Jersey from 1984 to the early 1990s, then moved the operation to Secaucus after stiffing the landlord for $400,000. State authorities finally cut off his Medicaid payments in 1998 and sued him in 1999 for $1 million in Medicaid overbillings. Kids of North Jersey closed in 1999.

Newton's operation was also shut down by state officials in California, Florida and Utah, where a prosecutor called the program "a sort of private jail, using techniques such as torture and punishment."

Newton's wife, Ruth Ann, served as a clinical director and second in command. Both are defendants, along with their organization, under several names, and four psychiatrists. Elberg and his partner and co-counsel in the case, Alan Medvin, previously gained settlements from carriers on behalf of three of the psychiatrists. The fourth, now dead, was dropped as a defendant.

Though Elberg has assiduously avoided the "cult" word, three witnesses testified to being brainwashed. He says that even an expert for the defense said in a report that Lulu was brainwashed.

Testimony was elicited that Miller would routinely require patients to shun their families, or parents to shun their children who left the program before graduating. For example, Lulu Corter testified that Newton discouraged her and her mother from attending her older sister's wedding because that sister had left the program prematurely.

Last Thursday, one of the questions from a juror to another psychiatric expert for Newton asked about whether teenagers could be conditioned to think a certain way.

And there seems little doubt that the three weeks of testimony -- which includes tales of escapes, kidnappings, beatings, and physical and mental punishment -- have had an impact on Gallipoli.

Last Thursday, shortly before lunch break during Newton's cross-examination, Gallipoli began a series of sharp questions for the witness. Noting that Lulu was in Kids of North Jersey for years for an eating disorder and compulsive behavior, Gallipoli asked Newton whether such disorders and compulsive behaviors could be treated on an outpatient basis.

Newton said they could.

When the jury was ushered out, defense attorney John O'Farrell objected to the judge's queries, saying they were "too skeptical."

Gallipoli responded, "They are skeptical." When O'Farrell, of Morristown's Francis & O'Farrell, pressed his objection, the exasperated judge snapped, "We're just about walking through a fantasy land, and there comes a time when the court just can't sit there and accept this like a bump on a log."

Asked by a reporter whether he thought the judge went too far in expressing his opinion, O'Farrell said only, "What do you think?" adding that he had high regard for Gallipoli.

The exchange followed 90 minutes of cross-examination by Elberg that included a rundown of Newton's qualifications, including a Ph.D. in 1981 from The Union Institute in Cincinnati in public administration and urban anthropology. The school bills itself as an "alternative learner-directed" organization without classes or the need to show up anywhere.

Newton has described the degree on resumes as being in "medical anthropology" and then "clinical anthropology." Newton says those titles describe what he studied. He also says he is a "board certified ... medical psychotherapist." When pressed, he says it is a "peer certification."

Setting Up The 'Doctor'

Before the cross examination of Newton, with backers on one side of the courtroom and angry former patients and staffers on the other, the jury heard from five former patients who say they were victims of Kids of North Jersey. Elberg says he was able to call those witnesses by invoking a rule of evidence allowing him to rebut testimony he contends is not true.

When Ruth Ann Newton was on the stand, Elberg pressed her about comments by former patients in the past two decades in court, on television shows and to reporters.

Specifically, he asked four questions: Could patients leave when they turned 18? Did Kids of North Jersey routinely try to get parents to sign in siblings once one child was admitted? Did the program encourage kidnappings of those who escaped from the program? And was it common for patients to offer false or exaggerated confessions about how bad they use to be so they could advance through the program's phases and ultimately graduate?

Ruth Ann Newton said no to each query, at which point Elberg put on his rebuttal witnesses. "If she had admitted those things, I could not have brought those victims on," Elberg said in an interview.

The five told their horror tales, which included sitting in chairs, ramrod, for 12 hours of group therapy each weekday. Those in the first phase of treatment could not speak, and most could not write letters, read, make telephone calls, talk to each other or make eye contact.

There was no privacy. "Old-timers" or "peer counselors," those who had graduated but were coerced to stay on as staff, accompanied newcomers to the bathroom, where there were no doors on the stalls.

The tiniest infraction, such as eating a cookie, could send patients back to the first phase. This, the victims testified, was the ultimate hammer, causing many to lie in the hope of getting out.

Jeffrey Stallings, for years the No. 3 official at the facility, testified that he quit to avoid breaking the law. He had testified in an earlier case that Newton altered records in anticipation of visits by regulators and withheld some records.

Two weeks before Elberg filed his complaint in the current case in 1999, he filed a show cause order, ex parte, with Gallipoli, asking that Kids of North Jersey's records be seized to prevent the disappearance of more files. The judge signed the order, and the state's Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor seized the records from a warehouse in Glen Rock.

Stallings said he stayed for years and remained loyal. "Looking back, I realize I was brainwashed."

Janna Holmgren-Richards testified that she made up stories while "relating" during group therapy because when she told the truth she was told to sit down, thus harming her chances of advancing. "Lulu admitted she ate sugar, but she didn't, and I said I pushed my poop out because I was there for anorexia, but I lied." Lulu, in fact, made up stories of having sex with a dog and being molested by her uncle so she could move up, she testified.

Stallings testified that many patients had only three options: sit tight and try to go along; rebel; or lie to move through the phases.

As to why so many patients went along with such abuse, many have said that if they told their parents, their parents would go to Newton and he would convince them that their child was lying.

"I never told my dad," testified Jessica Calderone, a former patient. "He would question it, and call up the Newtons, and I'd be accused of manipulating and would be put back to phase one."

As for why so many patients would stay on as trainee staffers and later as paid peer counselors, many say Newton coerced them by telling them they had to "give back [and] carry the message" as is done in Alcoholics Anonymous.

"He guilted you," Erica Goodman, a former patient, staffer and program nurse, said in an interview at the courthouse. Just out of nursing school and lacking experience, Goodman ran the laboratory and developed the eating disorder protocol after speaking with seven patients who allegedly had eating disorders, she says.

Newton and his operation have been sued many times, and his carriers have paid out more than $5.8 million. He's been investigated criminally in Florida and New Jersey, but never prosecuted. But one by one, agencies have cut off the payment of claims, sometimes after exposes by the television shows "60 Minutes," "20/20" and "West 57th Street."

As for Lulu, the real tragedy is that she was the victim of sexual abuse by her older brother before she entered the program, and the program knew that, according to documents and testimony. Yet, she was not diagnosed as an incest victim until 1990, six years after being at Kids of North Jersey.

Newton testified it is often difficult to determine whether a young girl is just experimenting or participating in sexual play.

Throughout Kids of North Jersey's stint in New Jersey, the staff psychiatrists, according to their own depositions, rarely saw patients, let alone treated them. In his complaint, Elberg accuses Newton of "renting licenses," with the peer counselors using rubber-stamps to sign the psychiatrists' names to reports to collect private and Medicaid insurance.

"I never saw a psychiatrist once," says Christine Johnston, a former patient and staffer who traveled from San Diego to watch the trial.

Newton admitted on the stand that his program routinely does not talk to a potential patient's teachers or doctors before making a diagnosis, saying it is not that important and takes too much time.

The jury in the case has been active, taking notes and asking hundreds of questions through the judge -- dozens of Newton alone. Based on those questions, they appear skeptical.

Elberg did call Newton a cult-like leader in court papers in the case that led to the $4.5 million settlement in 1999, Ehrlich v. Kids of North Jersey, HUD-L-4592-95. And he had a cult expert ready for both cases.

"But I decided not to call him or use the term 'cult' because that could have turned the trial into one about the meaning of a cult, rather than about this girl who was yanked out of school and forced to go through what she went through."

Nobody has ever been held responsible for the torture of the forty Canadians in the US Kids programs.  Instead, the people in Calgary who were sending them to the US set up Kids here, and when they got caught, they renamed it the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre.

In addition to Dean Vause, the sect leader of AARC, five Kids clients served as Peer Counselors at AARC: Brian Neil, who committed suicide; Peter Sorckoff, who used his wife's position as a probation officer to divert clients into AARC; Janne Holmgren; Simi Bate, whom AARC sued after she appeared on the Fifth Estate; and Lisa Luciano, who rose to be a clinical director at AARC and was involved in the unlawful abduction of Levon Mckillop into AARC.  Dean Vause has no standing as a healthcare professional of any kind.

Crucial to understanding this unlawful phenemon is the fact that Dr. Martin Atkinson, who at the time was President of the Council of the College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Dr. Atkinson was named the head of Kids of the Canadian West, and when the sect adopted the AARC alias, Dr. Atkinson served on the board of AARC.  He remained involved with the sect, and participated in the cover-up after the 2009 Fifth Estate program aired.

Dr. Atkinson and Dr. Neil Stewart were both responsible for recruiting and shipping people to New Jersey, and later Salt Lake City, to be tortured by Kids. This seems very much like trafficking to me.  It is my understanding, although I do not have confirmation of this, that AARC has sent people to US facilities.  Again, this looks very much like trafficking.

As I stated previously, I began to look at this phenomenon in 2007.  I asked then-Minister of Justice Ron Stevens to investigate AARC, prior to discovering that Stevens was in fact heavily involved in promoting the sect.  It took twenty-three months from the time I began until the Fifth Estate program aired and the Provincial Government had to resort to covering up the abuse in the sect.  The Government has given AARC millions of dollars since the initial $600 000 payment arranged for Kids by Jim Dinning.

The defamation trial for my partner, the CBC and other victims of AARC is scheduled for 2021, twelve years after Christine was first sued.  Until that date, unless there is an open and public investigation into AARC, it's relationship to the Provincial Government and to the Calgary Police Service, I am going to use every means at my disposal to push for that long-overdue investigation.  To be clear, AARC is a child abuse cult and the tax-payers have been conned out of millions.  Male AARC graduates, none of whom are even fifty years of age yet, with most under forty, are dying at a minimum rate of otwo per year, many from suicide.  Nobody has ever undertaken to determine just how many people subjected to AARC are dead.  The methods used in AARC are proven to cause significant psychological harm, and the unregulated nature of the sect produces random acts of violence against the AARC subjects as a matter of course

It's child abuse, it's unlawful, and you don't have the right not to intervene.

Regards,

Greg Elliott

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Purple Cabbage
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:21:19 PM »
"Dear Mr. Elliott,

Thank you for contacting Mayor Nenshi. I have been asked to respond on the Mayor’s behalf.

Firstly, we sincerely appreciate you trusting our office with your/Christine's story.  We are sorry to hear of the challenges you are currently facing.  Regrettably, the Mayor’s office itself is unable to provide assistance or intervene; however, we work closely with two Crisis Intervention Specialists at the City of Calgary who are wonderful at connecting Calgarians with resources and may also be able to appropriately direct your concerns. If you would like, I can share your contact information and ask that one of them follow up with you.

Please let me know if you would like me to share your contact information and if there is a phone number you can be reached.

Kind regards,

Yvonne Borges
Citizen Liaison
on behalf of His Worship, Mayor Naheed K. Nenshi
The Office of the Mayor"

"Dear Mayor Nenshi,

I am writing to you because I need your help.  My name is Greg Elliott.  My partner of the last fifteen years, Christine Lunn, was put into the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre at age sixteen in 1996.  In 2009 she appeared on the CBC program "the Fifth Estate" to discuss the harmful and unlawful practices to which she was subjected in AARC.  Subsequent to the airing of the program, Christine was sued by AARC, as were three other women who appeared on the show, and the CBC, and several CBC employees.  These suits are ongoing today.

In the first two months after the airing of the program, many women who had been abused in AARC began to contact Christine.  Both the Provincial Government of the day, and AARC representatives, announced that an investigation would take place.  Nothing of the sort happened.  Prior to the airing of the show, the AARC Executive Director realized that CBC would be critical of AARC, so he went to the Calgary Police Service and claimed that he was under threat from a group of disturbed and disgruntled former clients who represented a physical threat to him and AARC associates, and who were out to smear AARC's good name out of malice and in pursuit of some financial reward.

Once CPS contacted my home, it became clear that they were not investigating AARC, but rather they were investigating Christine and apparently me.  Christine insisted that she wanted to make a formal complaint about her abuse in AARC, and initially the responding officer, Dominic Mayhew, refused to take a complaint from her.  Some days later, a Detective Rock contacted Christine.  Rock claimed that Constable Mayhew had given him Christine's information.  Mayhew denied this, and it has never been determined how Rock came to contact Christine.

In the event, Rock interviewed Christine and another AARC victim, Rachel O'Neill.  Rock closed both of their files and was dead, at forty-six, within four months, in July of 2009.  I have in the last year come to see documents from AARC that prove clearly that Rock was in contact with AARC Executive Director Dean Vause prior to contacting the women, and that Rock was receiving information from Vause to use in questioning the women, and in the case of Rachel O'Neill, to intimidate her into silence.

After Rachel and Christine's files were closed, another AARC survivor, who had not appeared on the CBC program, went to Calgary Police.  She is now a lawyer practicing in British Columbia.  She suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to being traumatized in AARC.  Prior to contacting police, Sarah Miller contacted Dean Vause.  Following is her letter, in which she refers to Vause covering up abuse by AARC staff members Tom Gilbert and Marty Heeg.  Of great significance is her reference to yet another victim of abuse who alleges that she was mistreated by Andrew Morton.  Andrew Morton is a serving constable with the Calgary Police Service.  Subsquent to the revelation of allegations of abuse committed by Morton, he was assigned to work at AARC in his capacity as a member of the Calgary Police Service, and despite the fact that he has no qualifications of any kind as a healthcare professional, Morton is a Clinical Director at AARC, along with Dean Vause who likewise has no standing with any regulated body of heatlhcare professsionals.

CPS and the Provincial Government of the day colluded with AARC to cover up the unlawful and dangerous nature of AARC, and allowed AARC to use the financial and political clout of it's backers to crush Rachel, Christine, and the other women who were willing to speak out.  I have been informed that AARC now intends to sue me and the mother of a child who was put into AARC against the mother's will by Judge Cooke-Stanhope.  The Judge's husband is intermittently on the Board of AARC, and for many years was the only physician that AARC subjects were permitted to see.

Mayor Nenshi, a public inquiry into the medically unsound and dangerous practices at AARC is long overdue.  Likewise the unethical and unlawful relationship between the Calgary Police Service and AARC must be examined, and ended.

Premier Notley is well aware of this situation.  In 2009 she was demanding a public inquiry into AARC.  I now have a document that reveals that she met with AARC sect member and former high-ranking Saskatchewan NDP member Dwain Lingenfelter.  Subsequent to this meeting, Notley refued to communicate further on the subject until this June when she finally responded to me again for the first time in eight years.  Her only advice was to go to the police.  Please see the following letters from Sarah Miller.  The first is one she sent to me after meeting with CPS, and the second is her letter to Dean Vause prior to contacting the police.  As the vicitims of AARC can get no relief from law enforcement nor the Provincial Government, I am going to take this matter to the Federal Minister of Justice and the RCMP.  It is painfully evident that agencies from outside the province will have to be engaged to stop this unlawful phenomenon.

Dr.Vause,
· I know that you're probably really busy, but l also know that you're aware of why I'd like to talk to you, and it . seems like you're putting lt off.
I know that Mr.G still works at AARC (albeit being on a short leave of absence). As you know from the email I sent you three years ago, in which I expressed my concerns about Mr.G - a pedophile~ continuing to work with young teens at AARC, I'm truly concerned about the safety of your current clients. I know that I told you three years ago that I would let it go because I had confidence that you would do whatever necessary to protect the kids at AARC, but I had to convince myself that in order to move on without feeling guilty.
I believed for a long time that you cared about me. My first reaction to the Fifth Estate was that you ·would never let a client get hurt or be abused [f you were aware of it But then I started to wonder. I know that you . knew {at the time) that Mr.G was acting inappropriately with me but you chose to 'sweep it under the rug."
So why would it be any different with Rachel or Christine?
I wanted to talk to you about this on the phone or in person - to ask you why you didn't help me - 'Why you didn't fire Mr.G and how you could keep him around AARC when he is clearly not capable of providing teens with appropriate care. I know that you knew what was going on because Mr.G told me when I wass 16 that you ordered him not to talk to me, and even threatened to fight hirn in the parking lot. But Mr.G continued to talk to me and it only got more inappropriate. l thought that him and I had a special friendship and dldn't understand at the time why you were being so mean to him. looking back, I resent you for not pushing harder. I know he was eventually fired years !ater, after he was caught selling drugs out of the AARC van. If there was one thing about AARC that never made sense to me, it was the fact that graduates and staff could be abusive, pedophiles, or otherwise unhealthy or dysfunctional - but as !ong as they were sober. they were a "success." Despite what Mr.G was doing with me, it wasn't untlf he relapsed that you decided he wasn't a positive Influence at AARC?
As you know, when Mr.Hagg convinced my parents that I should live with him for a few days, Mr.G was there every day and after Mr.Hagg had gone to sleep, would cuddle with me, rub my back, tell me that we should get married one day, cried to me because he was "addicted" to me, totd me I should masterbate, that he liked small breasts ... How could you know this and continue to let him work with young girls? I had just tried to kill myself and Mr.G selfishly chose to ignore any sense of responsibility as a counselor. This affects me still today, and despite going through periods when I should have talked to someone, I have not and cannot bring myself to trust another counselor. The Dr.Vause I thought was "saving lives and helping families" wou!d have fired Mr.G on the spot AND Mr.Hagg for his methods of putting young girts on his lap in his counseling sessions and rocking them "to make them feel safe, like lltt!e girls,' as he explained to me.
I also know of a girl who ls extremely distraught after watching the Fifth Estate and is seeing a psychiatrist because she was treated even rnore inappropriately by Andrew Morton, her counselor.
Like so many graduates, I am not and never was an addict I had self-esteem and behavioral problems, which were only worsened from the year and a half of "tough love" I received at AARC. It was not helpful to be told I was a loser druggie and would die if I ever relapsed. The months following my graduation were some of the darkest months of my life. I didn't know who I was anymore - my life revolved around a disease that I didn't have. Despite the fact that I was a brat, I was outgoing and lald back before AARC, But after AARC, I'd been molded into an awkward girl with the social skills of a seven-year-old, and I had counselors helping me through it by pretending to be my 'daddy.'
When l abandoned AARC and AA, you convinced my parents to abandon me. Anyone who leaves AA ls treated like a schizophrenic and ignored because they're 'in denial.' The only time I was ever in denial was when I believed that you, Mr.G, Mr.Hagg, etc ... knew what was best for me and cared about me. I've had to work really hard to repair my relationship with my parents after them putting me in the hands of your unqualified staff and trusting them blindly with my safety. They know now that they were brainwashed to believe that your staff always knew what was best for me, when in fact, they were doing more harm than 'good.
I've been seriously considering filing a police report against AARC, and specifically Mr.G. l was hoping to · talk to you before doing so, but If l don't hear from you by the end of the week. I can not let this go and try to move on without feeling guilt.
What I reaily wanted to ask you was if everything you'd ever told me - about how much you cared about me, and how special you thought I was -was just a lie. I really wonder if you've been sending me all of these nice emails to convince me to keep my mouth shut. I'd also really like to know - if I'd talked to Glllian Findlay about my experience with Mr. G and the fact that you knew, would you have called me a liar too?
' I hope to hear from you (any time) tomorrow.
Sarah""

"I talked to the police the other day. They told me that there were no criminal charges in my case because molestation is not a crime. Yes... he told me that sexual assault, rape, etc... were in the criminal code, but not molestation. I was a bit flabbergasted until I realized why he was being such a fucking idiot. The correct term is "sexual exploitation" - it is a criminal offense to touch a minor (between the ages of 14-18) for sexual purposes, directly or indirectly on any portion of the minor\'s body. So because I said "molestation" rather than "exploitation" the cop is trying to run with that and say that no crime was committed. Brian Fish and I are writing a letter to the Crown, clarifying my error. The cop actually told me to go to the library and figure out what law Tom broke (according to the laws that were in effect in 1997). Correct me if I\'m wrong, but isn\'t that what he gets paid for? To "figure out" what laws people have broken? He also said that they needed proof beyond any reasonable doubt in order to charge him, and that they didn\'t have that - but they haven\'t even met with him! I think he would have admitted to it! And as I\'m sure you know, you don\'t need to prove something beyond a shadow of a doubt in order to charge someone - that\'s what you do in court. I\'m definitely not going to give up on this without a fight. Also, I sent a complaint to the Alberta College of Social Workers about Marty Heeg. I guess he admitted to them that he had me over for sleep overs and tried to rock me on his lap, but they wrote that "his intent was clearly to provide you with support at a time when you were experiencing a great deal of stress" so they dismissed my complaint. I\'m requesting a review of that decision. I\'d like to know how Marty sobbing to me in my counseling sessions "clearly" shows that his intent was to support ME. Fucking ridiculous. I feel like telling that cow to sit on Marty\'s lap and suck his thumb, and then tell me if she thinks that would help a suicidal kid get better."

AARC and it's supporters have played a massive con on the people of Calgary, and the result is a mortality rate among male graduates that is at minimum six times the expected in the general population.

AARC has to be investigated now, and the relationship of AARC to CPS, at taxpayers' expense, must end.

Regards,

Greg Elliott"

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Ain't No More Cane
« on: January 30, 2019, 07:01:11 PM »
All About Receiving Cash is apparently all set to sue even more people in order to supress the truth about the unlicensed quack behaviour modification program.  In light of this, let's look at one of their claims.  It is, according to AARC, defamatory to claim that AARC is "connected to Kids".
"In addition to the Sensationalism, the Powerless Production contained a number of other defamatory statements, allegations, innuendos and criticisms of AARC, including, without limitation, the following:
...(d)               AARC is connected to the Kids program run by Miller Newton in Bergen County, New Jersey, USA (the “KIDS Program”), which was eventually shut-down due to, inter alia, the abuses that occurred in that program;"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2018/2018abqb324/2018abqb324.html

So is AARC connected to Kids?

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

So AARC is Kids of the Canadian West with an alias.  Is Kids of the Canadian West Connected to Kids of Bergen County?  The LA Times seems to think so:

"The KIDS centers in El Paso and Orange County closed last year because of financial difficulties, but the facilities in Hackensack and Salt Lake City are still operating. In addition, Newton has authorized the opening of KIDS of the Canadian West in Calgary this spring. The Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission has agreed to allocate $600,000 toward setting it up. Private donors are expected to match the government grant. More than 40 Canadian youngsters are currently under treatment at KIDS of Bergen County in Hackensack."
http://articles.latimes.com/1990-03-24/news/mn-711_1_treatment-center

And just what was Kids?

"Specifically, he asked four questions: Could patients leave when they turned 18? Did Kids of North Jersey routinely try to get parents to sign in siblings once one child was admitted? Did the program encourage kidnappings of those who escaped from the program? And was it common for patients to offer false or exaggerated confessions about how bad they use to be so they could advance through the program's phases and ultimately graduate?

Ruth Ann Newton said no to each query, at which point Elberg put on his rebuttal witnesses. "If she had admitted those things, I could not have brought those victims on," Elberg said in an interview.

The five told their horror tales, which included sitting in chairs, ramrod, for 12 hours of group therapy each weekday. Those in the first phase of treatment could not speak, and most could not write letters, read, make telephone calls, talk to each other or make eye contact.

There was no privacy. "Old-timers" or "peer counselors," those who had graduated but were coerced to stay on as staff, accompanied newcomers to the bathroom, where there were no doors on the stalls.

The tiniest infraction, such as eating a cookie, could send patients back to the first phase. This, the victims testified, was the ultimate hammer, causing many to lie in the hope of getting out.

Jeffrey Stallings, for years the No. 3 official at the facility, testified that he quit to avoid breaking the law. He had testified in an earlier case that Newton altered records in anticipation of visits by regulators and withheld some records.

Two weeks before Elberg filed his complaint in the current case in 1999, he filed a show cause order, ex parte, with Gallipoli, asking that Kids of North Jersey's records be seized to prevent the disappearance of more files. The judge signed the order, and the state's Office of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor seized the records from a warehouse in Glen Rock.

Stallings said he stayed for years and remained loyal. "Looking back, I realize I was brainwashed."

Janna Holmgren-Richards testified that she made up stories while "relating" during group therapy because when she told the truth she was told to sit down, thus harming her chances of advancing. "Lulu admitted she ate sugar, but she didn't, and I said I pushed my poop out because I was there for anorexia, but I lied." Lulu, in fact, made up stories of having sex with a dog and being molested by her uncle so she could move up, she testified.

Stallings testified that many patients had only three options: sit tight and try to go along; rebel; or lie to move through the phases.

As to why so many patients went along with such abuse, many have said that if they told their parents, their parents would go to Newton and he would convince them that their child was lying."
https://culteducation.com/group/1274-straight-inc/19713-keeping-cult-out-of-the-case.html


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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / You Wanna Make Flowers Today?
« on: January 17, 2019, 02:27:19 AM »
"The Honourable Nancy Dilts’s Questionnaire
May 1995-July 2001: Lawyer, Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. (acquired by Conoco in July 2001)"
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2018/07/the-honourable-nancy-diltss-questionnaire.html

"DENNIS G. FEUCHUK
1995 - present  Vice President and Controller of Gulf
1974 - 1995     Employee of Gulf
HENRY W. SYKES
1998 - present  Senior Vice President, Business Development and General
                  Counsel of Gulf
1983 - 1998     Associate and subsequently Partner, Bennett Jones (law firm)"
https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/316456/0000950150-99-000398.txt

"Board of Directors
Dennis Feuchuk
Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Prime West Energy

Roy Evans, B.Comm, C.A.
Director of Operations"
https://web.archive.org/web/20021212020407/http://www.aarc.ab.ca:80/organization.htm

"April 2011-December 2014: Vice President Legal & Corporate Secretary, Parallel Energy Trust"
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2018/07/the-honourable-nancy-diltss-questionnaire.html

"Ontario Securities Commission Bulletin
Issue 34/18 - May 06, 2011
Relationship of Insider to Issuer (Rel'n)

1 -- Issuer
2 -- Subsidiary of Issuer
3 -- 10% Security Holder of Issuer
4 -- Director of Issuer
5 -- Senior Officer of Issuer
Parallel Energy Trust Dilts, Nancy Faye
Parallel Energy Trust Feuchuk, Dennis
Parallel Energy Trust Sykes, Henry William"
http://www.westlawecarswell.com/oscb/on3418/on3418-50.htm
http://www.westlawecarswell.com/oscb/on3418/HO066069.PNG
http://www.westlawecarswell.com/oscb/on3418/HO066070.PNG
http://www.westlawecarswell.com/oscb/on3418/HO066071.PNG

"Parallel was represented internally by Nancy Dilts, Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretary of Parallel. Parallel was also represented by Bennett Jones LLP"
https://www.lexpert.ca/article/parallel-energy-trust-completes-ipo/?p=%7C199&sitecode=DIR

"Calgary Herald 17 June 2012
This ranks the AARC benefit as one of the most successful fundraising events in the city.  Other corporations stepping up to the plate include...Parallel Energy Trust..."

"Board of Directors
Dennis Feuchuk
President & CEO Parallel Energy"
https://web.archive.org/web/20120613220824/http://www.aarc.ab.ca:80/about-aarc/organization

"Board of Directors
Dennis Feuchuk
President & CEO
Base Resources Inc.

Management
Roy Evans
CA
Director of Operations"
https://web.archive.org/web/20090202211003/http://www.aarc.ab.ca:80/organization.html

"Henry W. Sykes
He served as a Director of Marquee Petroleum Ltd. from October 8, 2009 to May 2011 and Base Oil & Gas Ltd. since October 8, 2009."
https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=177610&privcapId=31131261&previousCapId=882217&previousTitle=Veresen%20Inc.

"After completion of the Transaction, New Marquee will be led by the current management team of Marquee, including ...Roy Evans as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer...The Board of Directors of New Marquee will comprise of four members of Marquee's current Board of Directors, Dennis Feuchuk (Chairman of the Board)..."
http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/marquee-petroleum-and-skywest-energy-announce-business-combination-tsx-venture-skw-1571210.htm

"March 2007-June 2014: Vice President Legal & Regulatory and Corporate Secretary, MGM Energy Corp"
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2018/07/the-honourable-nancy-diltss-questionnaire.html

"Nancy Dilts: Decisiveness Counts
Currently heading up MGM is Henry Sykes, the former President of ConocoPhillips Canada, who, for Dilts – as for Bradley – had been an “exceptional mentor … who had confidence in me and gave me opportunities to lead non-legal organizations."
https://www.lexpert.ca/article/equity-in-the-oil-patch/?p=&sitecode=

"Paramount owns 13.9 per cent of the MGM shares and Clayton Riddell, chief executive of both companies, owns 31.6 per cent. MGM said in its release that Riddell supports the offer."
http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/explorer+invited+rejoin+parent+company/9604850/story.html

"Riddell joined the Flames organization in 2003. His death leaves Alvin Libin, Murray Edwards, Jeffrey McCaig and Allan Markin as surviving owners of the club."
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/flames-co-owner-philanthropist-clayton-riddell-dies

"Others among the hundreds of guests in attendance included: invaluable AARC supporters Allan, Jess and Patricia Markin"
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/aarc-silver-anniversary-gala-raises-more-than-1-million

"January 2015-present: Vice President Legal & General Counsel, Ferus Inc. Serve on the Senior Executive Leadership Team. Responsibilities include oversight of five-person legal team, People & Culture team, Corporate Development, Information Services, and Communications & Government Relations"
https://www.canada.ca/en/department-justice/news/2018/07/the-honourable-nancy-diltss-questionnaire.html

"Henry W. Sykes
He is on the Board of Directors at Pembina Pipeline Corp., Parallel Energy Trust, Excelsior Energy Ltd., Ferus LNG, Inc., Ferus, Inc."
https://quotes.wsj.com/CA/XTSE/PPL/company-people/executive-profile/13843884

"Board of Directors
Dennis Feuchuk
President & CEO Canadian Coyote"
https://web.archive.org/web/20160326103806/http://aarc.ab.ca/about/organization/









 

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / People of Integrity
« on: January 15, 2019, 12:39:47 PM »
"Additionally, Mr. Speaker,
the society that is running this program are people of integrity
in the city of Calgary, and I'm sure they would not want their
personal integrity put at risk by running a program that would
not be in keeping with the well-being of Albertans."

March 20, 1990 Alberta Hansard 153
Legislative Assembly of Alberta

"Dear CBC,
I am a former director of AARC. I agreed to be a director in August 1996.  ...Which Scott am I to believe, the one who spoke on the February 1997 night and was grateful for AARC's help or the one who was interviewed by the Fifth Estate and complained about AARC. Are his comments to Fifth Estate credible? I think not. Maybe a little honesty and lots of AA meetings would help.
I earnestly believe that AARC has helped a lot of people and I fully support AARC and Dean Vause.
Sincerely
J. Gordon Ironside"
https://web.archive.org/web/20090401165527/http://www.cbc.ca:80/fifth/discussion/2009/02/powerless.html

"The Discipline Tribunal found Mr. Ironside guilty of unprofessional conduct in having:
6) deceived the external auditors by failing to advise the auditors about the options on three
leases and deliberately concealing relevant documents with respect to these leases"
http://firms.cpaalberta.ca/docs/tribunals/Ironside_Gordon_-_2012.pdf?sfvrsn=4

"[90] This excerpt demonstrated to us Ironside's persistent and continuing attempts to
deny or avoid responsibility for his actions by either manipulating the facts or shifting
blame to others.
[92] He will not acknowledge that it was because he lied to and concealed information from Blue
Range's auditor that the appropriate accounting treatment was not applied to the Leases,
with the result that Blue Range's 1998 Audited Annual Financial Statements and 1999
Second Interim Financial Statements contained misrepresentations and were not prepared
in accordance with GAAP.
[94] Once again Ironside attempted to distort the facts to support his position.
[95] It also appeared to us that he attempted to marginalize our finding and excuse his
deception by suggesting that he would have conducted his defence differently had Staff
specifically alleged in the Notice of Hearing that he had lied to Blue Range's auditor.
[105] ...This is not the
behaviour of one who can be trusted to act in the public interest.
"

http://www.albertasecurities.com/Notices%20Decisions%20Orders%20%20Rulings/Enforcement/IRONSIDE%20J%20Gordon%20DEC%202007%2011%2007%202688230%20V1.pdf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4h_VXG8xrM

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Sittin' on the Docs
« on: December 19, 2018, 12:34:20 PM »
All About Receiving Cash continues to furiously wage it's dead-ender campaign to suppress the truth about it's bizarre behaviour modification program, and the sect's curious financial affairs.  Insiders are aparently greatly vexed by potential revelations of the curious goings-on in the sect.
Despite the fact that All About Receiving Cash has availed themselves of the legal acumen of the dead sect lawyers Lojek and Ford, as well as the largesse of sect hanger-on Lane-Goodfellow, not to mention the dogged, if sad, work of the esteemed Mr. Stapon, and the helpful efforts of Mr. Tyndale, the operation remains highly vulnerable to the bungling of it's staff and the willingness of people to blow the whistle on the freak-show scam.
Certainly the recent legal actions of the sect reveal the continued pursuit of highly theatrical but paper-thin claims of loss.  AARC sued Amy Sparks for taking documents that apparently revealed a wide array of irregularities. Allegedly these irregularities run the gamut from AARC conning social agencies to pay for their unlicensed, unregulated faith-healing program, an old saw that was evident in the amateurish and incomplete records provided to former subject Christine Lunn; to payments from the sect to "donors"; to All About Receiving Cash paying to send people to a highly disreputable thought reform program in the US.  Not to mention possible off-shore financial transactions.
Unfortunately for the sect, documents began to leak out of AARC long ago, and the lawsuits are in essence an extremely cynical, and ultimatley futile, effort to perfume the honey wagon.
AARC claims that Amy Sparks revealed to CBC the AARC "strategy" for litigation.  Sparks was long gone from AARC by the time the sect brought Stapon on board to issue the "offer you can't refuse" to Christine, Bodana, Scott, Rachel and Simi.  Presumably the esteemed litigator brought something more to the party than sect drones Lojek and Ford could conjur.  Which leads to the conclusion that Spark's revelations concerning the sect's own Operation Barbarossa constitute a sum total of nothing.
"It must be recalled that, in the action against Sparks, AARC alleges that she provided privileged material to the CBC related to AARC’s prosecution of its defamation claim. AARC claims that it only learned the true extent of this when CBC filed an Amended Affidavit of Records in October 25, 2016. This document revealed that the CBC had in its possession recordings of telephone conversations between Ms. Sparks and Gillian Findlay, a journalist employed by the CBC and on-air host of the Broadcast. It is also alleged that in these phone calls, Ms. Findlay solicits from Ms. Sparks AARC’s privileged communication regarding its litigation plan and strategy."
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2018/2018abqb324/2018abqb324.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAEYWFyYwAAAAAB&resultIndex=3

As far back as the period when conflicted AARC sect judge Cooke-Stanhope abetted what was essentially the abduction of Levon Mckillop into AARC against his mother's will, documents began to disappear from AARC.  All About Receiving Cash/Kids Old Guard veteran Lisa Luciano attempted to cover her tracks, according to a reliable and knowledgeable source, by evaporating the evidence related to her "clients".

Early in the suit against Christine Lunn, when AARC was deluging her then-counsel with paper, the sect provided a document that showed dead CPS Detective David Rock communicating directly with sect leader Dean Vause, prior to Rock's interviews of sexual assault victims Christine Lunn and Rachel O'Neil.  AARC is simply too incompetent to cover their criminal behaviour.

Another document, long since revealed in the public sphere, concerns the efforts of sect leader Dean Vause to head off the consequences of his years of lying about being a psychologist.  Not only did this document reveal the sect's previous claims about Vause's credentials to be completely false, Vause went so far as to claim that he simply runs AA meetings.  This revelation was meant to be compatmentalized so that the public, the people who pay for the sect's quackery, did not discover that millions of dollars per year are going to an institution that provides a service that is free. 
Of course, Vause does not just provide AA rooms.  He has subjected hundreds of young people to a highly desructive thought reform program under the guise of "addictions treatment", and when he was caught, he lied through his teeth, with the assistance of the lamentable John Lojek.  Who, I understand, took posession of signficant numbers of AARC client records before the Higher Power called him home.  More paper flowing out of the control of the sect.

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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Three Can Keep a Secret if Two Are Sued
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:53:24 PM »
Here's a funny excerpt from a letter sent by All About Receiving Cash's lawyer:
"AARC is not in the business of litigation. Its business is the treatment of adolescent drug and alcohol dependency. Despite this, AARC has no choice but to pursue litigation against the CBC and the journalists associated with the “Powerless” broadcast unless an appropriate settlement can be reached. [Emphasis added]"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb48/2012abqb48.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAEYWFyYwAAAAAB&resultIndex=5

Perhaps Mr. Stapon got the facts backwards from AARC, an understandable outcome given the sect's amateurish and bungling nature.  Certainly it would seem that the sect is geared more to litigation than to the treatment of adolescent drug dependency.  AARC has a staff of unqualified amateurs, save a couple of sect members who are nurses, but they have a very qualified litigator working for them.

So perhaps what Mr. Stapon meant to say was that AARC is very much in the business of litigation and not in the business of the treatment of adolescent drug dependency.

Which would be much more consistent with the known facts.
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb48/2012abqb48.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAEYWFyYwAAAAAB&resultIndex=5

https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2012/2012abqb48/2012abqb48.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAEYWFyYwAAAAAB&resultIndex=5


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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Silver Blasé
« on: December 04, 2018, 01:38:13 AM »
All About Receiving Cash has enjoyed a disgraceful and unethical relationship with the Calgary Police Service for over twenty years.  Calgary cops have shilled for the sect in the media, the CPS brass attend the AARC begathons, and sect member Andrew Morton apparently gets paid by CPS to work at the unlicensed, unregulated behaviour modification program.  The relationship between the two organizations is so cozy that once the Wizard of Vause figured out that CBC was not about to provide yet more free advertising for the sect, he scuttled off to CPS and spun yet another lie, this time claiming that he was in danger and that wicked junkies were out to do something or other of a nefarious nature to him and/or his cult.  Thus Vause and CPS set up a bogus scenario before the "Powerless" episode aired, which permitted CPS to "investigate" the AARC victims and protect the perps.  Dean Vause was able to stovepipe information to witless CPS Detective Dave Rock, who used it to intimidate Rachel O'Neil when she was interviewed by Rock about her rape at AARC.  Rock likewise closed Christine Lunn's file. 

"Dr. Vause met with detectives with the Calgary Police Dr. Vause, John Service before and after the airing of “Powerless”.    AARC & Dr. Vause’s home is monitored by the police. The police recommend to not lay criminal
charges at this time but suggested AARC may have
grounds for a civil action.   recent quote from Det. Rock)
Dr. Vause has been in contact with Detective Dave
Rock of the sex crimes unit and an investigation is
proceeding – Detective Rock appears to be closing
Rachael’s file “Thank-you for this information. It has allowed
me to clear this case already. I have spoken to the ‘victim’ who is happy with the documentation. She was horrified that I asked about Penner as she said,” I didn’t want to ask about him.” –for whatever reason.   I can finish my report and put this away. Thanks again –Dave”"

As stated previously in this forum, Rock had the decency and common sense to die on July 02, 2009.  Days later, yet another victim of abuse by AARC perverts went to CPS.  Here is part of a message she sent July 08, 2009.  As Rock was already dead, another CPS shining light managed the complaint:

"I talked to the police the other day. They told me that there were no criminal charges in my case because molestation is not a crime. Yes... he told me that sexual assault, rape, etc... were in the criminal code, but not molestation. I was a bit flabbergasted until I realized why he was being such a fucking idiot. The correct term is "sexual exploitation" - it is a criminal offense to touch a minor (between the ages of 14-18) for sexual purposes, directly or indirectly on any portion of the minor\'s body. So because I said "molestation" rather than "exploitation" the cop is trying to run with that and say that no crime was committed.
...The cop actually told me to go to the library and figure out what law Tom broke (according to the laws that were in effect in 1997).
...Also, I sent a complaint to the Alberta College of Social Workers about Marty Heeg. I guess he admitted to them that he had me over for sleep overs and tried to rock me on his lap, but they wrote that "his intent was clearly to provide you with support at a time when you were experiencing a great deal of stress" so they dismissed my complaint. I\'m requesting a review of that decision. I\'d like to know how Marty sobbing to me in my counseling sessions "clearly" shows that his intent was to support ME. Fucking ridiculous. I feel like telling that cow to sit on Marty\'s lap and suck his thumb, and then tell me if she thinks that would help a suicidal kid get better."

Perhaps this sums up how CPS aided in the cover-up that ensued after the Fifth Estate program aired:
"Dr. Vause is hosting Chief of Police April 9 – will sit in rap, tour & lunch"

All of which goes to show just what a dry sense of humour our current Premier has:

"Thank you for your email regarding your experience with the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC).

I am very sorry to hear about your negative experiences with AARC, and that they have sued your partner and others who appeared on CBC’s The Fifth Estate. The Government of Alberta is aware of AARC and its treatment model and shares many of your concerns.
...Should you or your partner be aware of physical or psychological abuse committed at AARC, I urge you to contact the police.
Sincerely,
Rachel Notley
Premier of Alberta"



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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / What Could Go Wrong?
« on: December 02, 2018, 01:30:47 PM »
All About Receiving Cash has enjoyed a warm and supportive relationship with the American Society of Addictions Medicine.  As far back as 1993, ASAM's Ray Baker was working with perpetually conflicted Kon shill Diane Mirosh to defraud the taxpayers of Alberta on behalf of AARC:

"Dr. Ray Baker, B.Sc., M.D., CCFP, Certified in Addiction Medicine, Director AMIR, University of British Columbia, in a letter to Diane Mirosh dated August 30, 1993. “I am writing to support a program in Alberta which may very well be one of the best models of treatment of substance use disorders in this whole country.  The program is AARC…I believe that this type of care is both cost effective and treatment effective, while at the same time achieving objectives sought after during this process of health care reform in our country, namely: early prevention and intervention in ambulatory patients by an interdisciplinary team offering community based care."

Now there are a couple of funny things about this sales pitch.  Firstly, the AARC model was simply a pared-down Seed /Straight/Kids thought reform program, right down to the Peer Counselors, Board members, the lobby group PRIDE and the imposter Dean Vause.  Secondly, the program had only been operating for a few months, with no evidence whatsoever to evaluate it's effectiveness.  At that time the Wiz hadn't even finished his "what I did last summer" story for Union to get his special PhD paper.

Fast forward to 2009, and All About Receiving Cash is looking for guidance in their cover-up strategy to Dr. Raju Hajela, also a fellow of ASAM:
"John Lojek to interview Patton or develop interview strategy Talk to Dr. Goretsky, Peter, Natalie about the study. Dr. Hajela?"

Word is that AARC was paying to send clients down to George Talbott's torture facility in Atlanta.  Talbott was the founder of ASAM.  Certainly All About Receiving Cash shares the curiously high suicide rate of former subjects with Dr. Talbott's operations.
"Many observers have noted the take-no-prisoners approach of Talbott and his staff (including his daughter-in-law, Dr. Martha Morrison, who attempted suicide when she entered Talbott's program but who survived after the belt she used broke!).
...In May, 1999, just after Talbott stepped down as president of ASAM, a jury awarded Dr. Leonard Masters, of Jacksonville Florida, a judgment of $1.3 million against Talbott, his daughter-in-law Morrison, and other Talbott associates for malpractice, fraud, and false imprisonment, based on Masters' stay with Talbott in 1994."
https://www.peele.net/lib/talbott.html

ASAM provids the pseudoscientific "addictions" nonsense to the private Palix initiative to propagandize Albertans with ASAM's phoney "Disease Model".
https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/faculty-members/michael-kaufmann
https://www.albertafamilywellness.org/faculty-members/james-montgomery

What in the world could possibly lead any informed person in this province to follow the lead of the Empire's failed drug warriors?
"U.S. Has Highest Levels of Illegal Drug Use
Drug Use Increasing Worldwide, Survey Finds"
https://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.0050141

The answer seems to be 500 000 people with previous "substance use disorder" evidence who can be treated as life-long sufferers of a chronic disease in rehab programs and who can be subjected to lucrative tests.


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