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The Troubled Teen Industry / The strange legacy of New Horizon Academy
« Last post by Oscar on May 15, 2020, 06:44:32 AM »
Long after Escuela Caribe and New Horizon Academy collapse and new owners had to take over the horror camp in the Dominican Republic, a strange spin-off has been discovered.

Some years ago a book called "A Rock and a Hard Place: One Boy's Triumphant Story" made as a memoir by a boy exposed to abuse became a best-seller. At some point journalists found it interesting to interview the boy who wrote the book.

He has never been found!

It seems that the therapist working at New Horizon Academy - Marc Allen Zackheim- ghostwrote the book together with his female partner - Vicki Johnson.

Both has since died but not after two criminal investigations into his past which in one case put him in prison.

So the tale of New Horizon Ministries ends up with a mystery and possible fraud.

Where all the money went earned by exposing numerous children to abuse since 1970 has not been revealed. How such a person became therapist and how he was allowed to work all these years also remain a mystery.

How runs the campus which used to be Escuela Caribe today? Are children been abuse? Can anyone put names of some of the abusers beside the therapist?

Sources:
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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / You're Killing Your Father, Larry!
« Last post by ajax13 on March 27, 2020, 11:58:02 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PztgWdMEJdg
"2. Judges should disqualify themselves in any case in which they
believe that a reasonable, fair minded and informed person would
have a reasoned suspicion of conflict between a judge’s personal
interest (or that of a judge’s immediate family or close friends or
associates) and a judge’s duty

A.5 A reasonable perception that a judge lacks impartiality is
damaging to the judge, the judiciary as a whole and the good
administration of justice. Judges should, therefore, avoid deliberate
use of words or conduct, in and out of court, that could reasonably
give rise to a perception of an absence of impartiality.28 Everything
from his or her associations or business interests to remarks
which the judge may consider to be “harmless banter,” may
diminish the judge’s perceived impartiality.29"
https://cjc-ccm.ca/cmslib/general/news_pub_judicialconduct_Principles_en.pdf

"Breach of trust by public officer

122 Every official who, in connection with the duties of their office, commits fraud or a breach of trust, whether or not the fraud or breach of trust would be an offence if it were committed in relation to a private person, is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than five years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction."
https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/c-46/page-31.html#docCont

"The offence of breach of trust by a public officer is established where the Crown proves beyond a reasonable doubt that:  (1) the accused is an official; (2) the accused was acting in connection with the duties of his or her office; (3) the accused breached the standard of responsibility and conduct demanded of him or her by the nature of the office; (4) the accused’s conduct represented a serious and marked departure from the standards expected of an individual in the accused’s position of public trust; and (5) the accused acted with the intention to use his or her public office for a purpose other than the public good, for example,  a dishonest, partial, corrupt, or oppressive purpose. [58]"
https://scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/2305/index.do

"AARC Society (Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre)
 
Applicant
- and -
 
 Amy Sparks, Brian Fish, The CBC, Gillian Findlay
Tammi Brown and Greg Elliott
 
Respondents
 
Reasons for Decision
of the
Honourable Madam Justice Nancy F. Dilts
(Delivered Orally on January 28, 2019)"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2019/2019abqb87/2019abqb87.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQALc3BhcmtzIGZpc2gAAAAAAQ&resultIndex=2

"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 / Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
« Last post by ajax13 on March 26, 2020, 06:58:00 PM »
Among the many curious practices of the All About Receiving Cash sect was that of sending "clients" down to the Talbott behaviour modification program in Atlanta, Ga.  Readers of these fora will be well familiar with Talbott:

"Throughout his tenure, Talbott's programs have been troubled with high failure rates — most notably a high prevalence of suicides. In one four-year period, according to the Atlanta Journal and Constitution, five health care professionals committed suicide at Ridgeview, one of Talbott's programs. But this was only the tip of the iceberg; according to the paper: "At least 20 doctors, nurses and other health professionals who have gone through the Ridgeview Institute's nationally acclaimed treatment program over the past 12 years have killed themselves since leaving the hospital.""
https://www.peele.net/lib/talbott.html

Among those sent on a Georgian holiday was Jack Ebbels.  Apparently the fact that he was pushing sixty years of age was no impediment to the adolescent "treatment" program lending hand to Mr. Ebbels.

Now why would All About Receiving Cash be involved with poor ol' Jack and his disease?

Apparently he was on the receivng end of lots of love from the Great Calgarians™ of Calgary's oil and gas sector:

"A graduate memorial scholarship in natural resource management is being established at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration in memory of the late Jack Ebbels, a long-time BC public servant.

Ebbels served in the BC public service for over 25 years, overseeing BC’s northeast oil and gas exploration and acting as BC’s chief counsel and chief negotiator for the Nisga’a Treaty.

At the time of his accident he was an active member of the Alberta Energy and Resources Conservation Board.
The petroleum industry quickly organized significant funds for this important scholarship. Donations from Nexen, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, Devon Canada, Shell Canada, Enbridge, Cenovus, Encana, Pembina Pipelines, Pengrowth, Spectra Canada, Marathon Oil Canada, BP Canada Energy Company, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Progress Exploration, TransCanada Pipelines, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, the Energy Resource Conservation Board and a large number of private donors including the Ebbels family established an endowment of over $125,000 with the first award to be presented to a UVic student in the fall of 2010."
https://www.uvic.ca/news/topics/2010+uvic-scholarship-honours-bc-public-servant+media-release

Here's a slightly different take on Mr. Ebbels' "cand-do" approach to oil and gas activity:
"They made Jack Ebbels deputy Minister of Oil and Gas and he is taking bribes from those guys from Calgary to get deals on oil and gas rights"
 
The investigator said

"How do you know that?

The mining entrepreneur said:
 
"I know is because the guys from Calgary who are paying the bribes tell me"
http://www.waterwarcrimes.com/2-lawyer---jack-ebbels---civil-servant---suspected-murder-victim---deceased-february-25-2010.html

Jackie, we hardly knew ye!




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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / Making the World Safe for Kleptocracy
« Last post by ajax13 on March 25, 2020, 12:20:38 PM »
Subsequent to the revelations made about the All About Receiving Cash sect by the CBC in 2009, whistleblower Amy Sparks attempted to have documents revealing a startling array of irregularities introduced to the authorities and media.  She was rebuffed by the Calgary Police Services, who worked with the sect to suppress the information.  The sect subsequently sued M. Sparks, and the CBC, and long-time opponent of the sect's faith-based behaviour modification program, Brian Fish.
"[3]               This litigation was commenced in 2011 and is scheduled for 9 days of trial commencing April 2019.

[4]               AARC alleges that 35,000 – 40,000 pages of its confidential and proprietary information was wrongly accessed, taken and disseminated by the Defendants (the “AARC Confidential Information”)."
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2019/2019abqb87/2019abqb87.html?searchUrlHash=AAAAAQAJYWFyYyBmaXNoAAAAAAE&resultIndex=1

Among the tactics employed by the sect was the filing of a complaint to the Alberta Law Society about Brian Fish.  This was done with the co-operation of long-time, and completely conflicted lackey Cathy Lane Goodfellow.  The Wiz, doing his best Queen of Hearts "Off with their heads!" impression wanted Fish disbarred, fined, etc.  In the end it all came to naught, with Fish's career record and specific conduct in the affair withstanding the frothing and carpet-biting emanating from within the sect.

However, a number of curious facts became evident during the course of this wacky little vignette.

A quick perusal of the documents from Fish's hearing reveal that sitting on the Law Society Conduct panel was none other than Nancy Dilts, QC.

"Lawyer Name:
Brian Fish
File:
CO20141872
Status:
Active/Practising
Date:
January 9, 2017
Complainant:
Dean Vause
Panel Chair:
Cal Johnson, QC
Nancy Dilts, QC
Blair Carbert"

What is curious about this fact is that a scant two years later, Justice Nancy Dilts was sitting in the courtroom presiding over the AARC lawsuit against Mr. Fish and M. Sparks.

"AARC Society (Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre)
- and -
 Amy Sparks, Brian Fish, The CBC, Gillian Findlay
Tammi Brown and Greg Elliott

Reasons for Decision
of the
Honourable Madam Justice Nancy F. Dilts
(Delivered Orally on January 28, 2019"
https://www.canlii.org/en/ab/abqb/doc/2019/2019abqb87/2019abqb87.html

And what is so curious about the ubiquity of Justice Dilts in these particular matters?  Well, last winter the All About Receiving Cash sect launched it's "Lock Up Your Daughters" speaking tour with the two Andys, Evans and Morton.  Unfortunately, the Wiz neglected to reveal to the Alberta Teacher's Association a few minor details about Mr. Evans, resulting in a bit of misunderstanding:

"Andrew Evans, who was convicted of second-degree murder in 2007 in the killing of Nicole Parisien, a Vancouver woman, had been invited as an employee and former AARC graduate. This decision had garnered criticism against the ATA for inviting a convicted murder to speak at their convention."
https://www.thestar.com/calgary/2019/02/07/alberta-teachers-association-reverses-decision-to-invite-convicted-murderer-to-speak-at-calgary-convention.html

As it was alleged that M. Sparks had played a role in revealing, to the ATA, All About Receiving Cash's obfuscation in the matter of the Andy show, this was raised in Justice Dilts' court last winter, essentially as the sect alleged that letting people know that AARC was sending a paroled murderer to address teachers without telling people of that particular quirk, constituted malice against the sect.

At that time Justice Dilts took it upon herself to reveal to all assembled that she in fact had worked with Evans' mother.  But perhaps Justice Dilts' memory failed her in all the excitement, because she ihas a much deeper relationship with both the Evans family, and the AARC sect:

"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/

Another "curious" aspect of the Law Society Investigation of Mr. Fish concerns Law Society investigator John Dooks, who is reputed to have had a healthy curiosity about whether Canada Revenue had been privy to the documents from AARC.  Dooks is a former Calgary Police Service homicide cop.  And in what homicide should Mr. Dooks prove to have had a significant "investigative" role but the murder of Nicole Parisien by AARC miracle Andy Evans.
As is so often the case with events concerning AARC sect members and public officials, some funny things occurred.  Evans was at large after the murder on August 27, 2007, from approximately 06:00 Calgary time, until he surrendered, in the company of AARC lawyer Mark Tyndale, to Calgary Police Service at 17:00 on August 28, 2007:
 
"[41]           Mr. Evans described being in a complete state of panic. He said that when he left the apartment building site, he began running in a westerly direction, but eventually turned back to his apartment. He entered his apartment and began throwing some things into a duffle bag and a backpack. He removed the clothing he had been wearing at the scene of the killing, placed it in a plastic bag, and packed it with his other effects that he was taking to Calgary. He then described the various modes of public transportation he took until about noon on August 27, when he ended up at the Greyhound Bus station in Langley. He bought a ticket to Calgary and travelled there by bus.
[42]           Mr. Evans arrived in Calgary in the early morning hours of August 28. He went immediately to his parents’ house and told them he had killed someone. His parents eventually directed Mr. Evans to call the man who had acted as Mr. Evans’ sponsor in his addiction recovery. It was either the sponsor or Mr. Evans’ father who contacted Mark Tyndale. Mr. Tyndale arrived at the home of Mr. Evans’ parents at about 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon. Mr. Tyndale spoke with Mr. Evans and his family and then contacted Detective Dooks. Detective Dooks was at a police golf tournament. Arrangements were made to have Mr. Tyndale bring Mr. Evans to the police detachment at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Tyndale explained the process to Mr. Evans and his family. He told Mr. Evans what to do when he turned himself in. Mr. Tyndale also made calls to find Mr. Evans a lawyer in Vancouver. He obtained the name of Peter Wilson and wrote the information on his business card."
https://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2009/2009bcsc1615/2009bcsc1615.html

Perhaps it's standard procedure for a murderer, on the lam, to be afforded the luxury of sitting at his parents home for twelve or fifeen hours while his surrender is arranged with a police officer who is at a golf tournament.  But again, as with all things AARC, it just seems a bit "funny".

"THE LAW SOCIETY OF ALBERTA BRIAN FISH # 5101
INVESTIGATION REPORT IN2015-0109 / CO2014-1872
Pursuant to the powers of Section 53(3)(b) of the Legal Profession Act, R.S.A. 2000, Katherine Whitburn signed an Investigation Order on August 7, 2015 authorizing John Dooks, Greg James and Spencer Frizzell to perform this investigation
INDIVIDUALS & ENTITIES INVOLVED
Brian Fish (Fish)Subject Lawyer
Dr. F. Dean Vause (Dr. Vause) Complainant / Director of AARC
Cathy Lane Goodfellow (Lane Goodfellow) Complainant / staff member at AARC
Simon Renouf (Renouf) Legal Counsel for Subject Lawyer in LSA matter
Grant Stapon (Stapon) Legal Counsel for Complainant in LSA matter and civil litigation
Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) Addiction recovery program operated by Dr. Vause
Amy Sparks (Sparks) Former employee at AARC. Person who obtained data from AARC.
John Dooks (Dooks) LSA Investigator"

Dooks was in fact the investigator who signed off on the Law Society Investigation.

 Although Sparks and Fish are apparently now subject to some type of "Omerta" as part of the deal to settle their particular SLAPP suits, the nature of the documents about which AARC and Calgary's oil and gas barons were clearly very concerned remains a mystery.

Apparently M. Lane Good Fellow still has her cloaca in a twist over this business.  What will the Law Society do next to aid the sect?
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Addiction Treatment Philosophy / ASAM Quack Jam
« Last post by ajax13 on March 07, 2020, 08:31:18 PM »
Two hopeful young doctors set out to obtain Board Certification in "addictions medicine":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwq_x9QsLzg
(Not exactly as illustrated)

"I received my ABMS certification without meeting a single person. It was all done by mail.   This fits the very definition of “Diploma Mill.”  This is not to besmirch those with a sincere interest in helping others with addiction.  Many if not most of those involved are sincere. But this is not expertise.  This is not authority. And, as we have seen, this low bar opens the door for some very bad apples."
https://disruptedphysician.blog/2014/11/18/disrupted-physician-101-2-for-what-its-worth-appeal-to-authority-and-the-logical-fallacy-of-special-or-secret-knowledge/
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Straight, Inc. and Derivatives / The Thing That Couldn't Die
« Last post by ajax13 on March 06, 2020, 06:07:44 PM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXT0DuVxHkI

The yokel-grifter cabal that assumed power in Alberta last year continues to bolster the ties between All About Receiving Cash, ASAM quacks and the police services.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ucp-supervised-consumption-site-review-committee-announcement-findings-1.5486579

A quick perusal of the membership of this committee reveals the usual suspects:
"Dr. Ray Baker"

Dr. Baker was an enthusiastic shill for the sect back in the early days when the lamentable Kon-artist Diane Mirosh was working to scam the tax-payers:
"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 how Dr. Baker came to his conclusions about the sect is curious, given that the Wiz and his helpers had not yet completed the "Project Demonstrating Excellence", which explained how the implementation of Miller Newton's Kid scam would be undertaken in Calgary by the Wiz and friends. 

Next on the committee list is Joan Hollihan.  Here is Joan's bio:
"On March 17, 2015, Joan lost her beloved son Jeremy to an apparent Fentanyl overdose. He was 16 years old.
Ms. Hollihan is a principal and senior consultant in Mercer’s Calgary Health and Benefits business. Joan consults to clients in the areas of health plan design, funding and administration. She holds a bachelor of commerce (majored in finance) from the University of Calgary."

Curiously, this little missive makes no mention of Joan's relationship to the All About Receiving Cash sect:
"AARC's Board of Directors

John Gordon, Board Chair

J. Robert (Bob) Nelson

Joan Hollihan"
https://www.aarc.ab.ca/board-of-directors

Joan is one of a number of parents who continue to wholeheartedly embrace the kookery of the Wiz despite their sons having died as a result of drug absuse after graduating the sect's quackatorium.
McKENZIE, Jeremy
March 28, 1998 – March 17, 2015
Our hearts are broken and it seems as though even the angels are weeping. Jeremy McKenzie, at the tender age of 16, our loving son left us suddenly on Tuesday, March 17, 2015. He will be greatly missed by his sister Jordan, his parents Joan Hollihan and Wade McKenzie, grandmother Molly Hollihan, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents Dale Hollihan, Dale and Irma McKenzie. Jeremy had a one-of-a-kind personality that included a unique sense of humour, a kind and caring heart and a great love for his family and his three dogs ("the girls"). Jeremy really loved his auto body class, and had a passion for vinyl records, photography, glass blowing, baseball and long boarding. He loved to travel with his family and explored China, Hawaii, Greece, Mexico, and many cities across Canada and U.S. These great vacations have given us many special memories we will treasure forever. Please join us for the visitation and viewing on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at LEYDEN'S CHAPEL OF REMEMBRANCE (corner of 17th Avenue & 2nd Street SW) from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. A Gathering of Jer's Clan will be held at the same location on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jeremy's name may be made to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC), 303 Forge Road SE, Calgary, AB T2H 0S9,
http://www.fornits.com/phpbb/index.php/topic,44632.0.html

In addition to these AARC superstars, the panel contains two ASAM quacks:
Dr. Charl Els
"Ep 32 Addiction Day ’09 Presentation Series Highlights – Dr. Charl Els (MBChB, FCPsych [SA], MMedPsych (cum laude), Cert. ASAM, MROCC)"
http://www.calgaryaddictionpodcast.com/?p=291

Dr. Rob Tanguay
"Dr. Tanguay is the regional director for Alberta and Northwest Territories for the Canadian Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM)"
https://www.alberta.ca/supervised-consumption-services-review.aspx#p18426s4

"The argument over treating addiction medically as a brain disease isn't with psychiatry, but with the 12 steps. Of course, the 12 steps are anything but medical, but their identification of addiction as a disease has put them so firmly in bed with disease medicine that they will never be extricated. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) -- from which the new addiction medical specialty, the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), grew -- was founded and dominated by 12-step supporters. How remaining 12-step true-believers react to a medicalized, non-spiritual view of the "disease" will be fascinating to watch."
https://www.peele.net/blog/110720.html
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Feed Your Head / Denmark is not like the country, the democrats talk about
« Last post by Oscar on February 26, 2020, 03:00:19 AM »
The Democrats often mention Denmark where I live as a perfect example when it comes to healthcare.

However, this is not the case when we are talking mental illnesses at children. Then there is no free tax-paid treatment. Mental illnesses are in many cases seen as embarassing and shameful even by people in the official healthcare system.

There is a historical reason for that.

Remember all the nazi death camps and the effort to build the perfect strong race.

In Denmark we did not go so far as putting people in camps and kill them. Instead we isolated mentally or morally wrong challenged people on remote islands and operated on them so they could not reproduce. If they spoke out too clearly or otherwise protested they got lobotomized.

It was healthcare minister Karl Kristian Steincke who in in the 1920's got the parliament to make laws which aimed at improved euginetics. For the next 40 years men and women were sent to two islands where they lived genderseparated and only were allowed to leave when it was ensured that they could not produce children.

Even today the present system continues to build on the present legislation as it is important for Denmark to be seen as the country in the world who has the happiest people as citizens.

So if a child do suffer from depression, the parents are punished. According to law 498 from 2011 and the appeal boards desicion 158-12, parents are required to pay for the treatment of their children in grouphomes when it comes to certain handicaps or mental illnesses. The reason is the many handicaps can be discovered during the pregnancy which then can be brought to an end before the child enters the world.

Secondary what if one of the parents themselves have suffered from depression? Can they infect the children? The present opinion is YES among social care workers and they are backed by the appeal boards.

One family in Egedal near Copenhagen lost 186,000 DKK (about 27,000 dollars) - their entire saving as result of illness among their children. Remember that Danes pay more than half their income in taxes and pay interest for having money in the bank (strange system but true), so saving up is hard.

The doctors at the hospital even warned again splitting up the daughter from the mother but system ignored them and as result the child now suffers from no less than 4 illnesses: Schizoaffective disorder, depression, PTSD and symptoms of Asbergers.

So the family did not only get a sick daughter thanks to the makings of the social care workers but also they got bankrupted.

This is the real Denmark.

This is not the Denmark, the democrats are talking about.

Do they know better or are they just ill informed?


Sources:
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The Troubled Teen Industry / New Bethel Boys Academy documentary
« Last post by Oscar on February 10, 2020, 01:39:16 AM »
Link to the website of the documentary

The Bethel movie
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The Troubled Teen Industry / Re: Get Motivated Boot Camp - has it flown under the radar?
« Last post by Oscar on February 02, 2020, 03:33:30 PM »
Found another review on Google:

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you know im going to have to be honest here. I am a camper here right now as of 8/14/19. So far i dont like it obviously. But i have to deal with it. There is lot of things i disagree with and i cant lie. Like me having to mow 14 acres of land it gets boring after a while. But it teaches life skills. I have learned alot here. But i still disagree with a lot of things. He should put God into the picture. I had to spend the night there my first weekend i went there. On Sunday he said to go to church and, we did. But something was not right. I felt like Major Dankowski wasn't there. He says hes a man of God. But he dosent act like it. In my Bible theres a page in there that says 100 things real men dont do. Half of those things he dose. Especially the first one "Real Men dont grumble and complain". I see this alot in him. Now im not saying thats all he dose and hes a bad guy. I just think he dosent under stand what he is doing especially the way he talks to me and other kids. I have made friends there but i always was shut down saying we cant bond or interact with each other which made me upset. I made friends with this kid named Jason he was pretty cool we worked together. But i do under stand why Dankaoski split us because we would get distracted. But i really think Dankaski should really put God into the picture. Another one in my bible says, "wanting to be rich or want money all the time". Thats another problem he has. Now lately he has ben nice a little for than he has since im by my self(which sucks im bored all the time no one to talk to really). But its not a bad place. I mean hey you know i dont like Dankawski at all. But he helps. I'v seen improvement in myself. This is really all i have to say. This is whats in my heart about Dankaski and his program.

A parent wrote:
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get motivated boot camp is the worst place to send your kids because my son when there for two weeks and they charge us five thousand dollars and they threaten us by putting cps on us for my sons ROOM NOT BEING CLEAN. Bottom line dont go to this boot camp or else your kids will become worse

Another parent wrote:
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I wish i would have beleived the reviews on how bad of a place this is to bring ur kids.   I was wrong for not listening.  They r crooks.  All they care about is ur money.   And if they get u to sighn those bootcamp papers.  Then at that point they have ur money whether u leave or stay the minimum time required.  So therefore they could care less about u and ur kids.  As long as they get u threw them doors.  And if u think ur not goin pay them think again they will sue u.   This has been the worst decision i could have ever made for my family.  I hope no one has to go threw this b.s.    we as parents always want better for r kids and sometimes we look for help anywhere.  Because at times where vulnerable.  I made a decision i regret because i was vulnerable.   Please dont make the same mistake.     God bless u and ur family. 

A student wrote:
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Does your teen have self esteem issues? does your teen have issues forming relationships with his/her parents? If so, then send them to Get Motivated Boot Camp, because then, their last hopes and dreams will be eternally crushed. Any bit of self respect that he/she holds will be eviscerated by this Boot Camp's insane and totalitarian program. Have you ever wanted to see an insane, ruthless, maniacal, sociopathic dictator in action? Then get your hopes because Mr. Dankowski is the closest thing to an actual dictator.
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