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Offline spud

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convicted pedifile found working in daycare
« on: February 05, 2008, 12:43:51 PM »

Convicted pedophile found working at Que. daycare
Updated Tue. Jun. 19 2007 10:23 PM ET

CTV.ca News Staff

A Quebec woman, a survivor of incest, was shocked to find herself face to face recently with her molester -- a volunteer at a drop-in centre for intellecutually-handicapped kids..

Convicted pedophile Yves Plante resigned last Wednesday as chairman of the board for the Centre Louise Bibeau in St-Hyacinthe, Quebec. This happened after he was discovered working there by one of his past victims, his stepdaughter Josiane Deslandes.



Under the current law, educators and childcare workers at daycare centres, schools, and other organizations need to have their backgrounds checked. But the law does not apply to non-profit institutions such as the Centre Louise Bibeau.

The issue was debated in the National Assembly, where the opposition pressed the government on the loophole in background checks.

The Quebec government says it will look at ways to make background checks mandatory for staff and volunteers who work in health-care institutions that serve children.

"I think no compromise can be done with safety so I think (Quebec Public Security Minister Jacques) Dupuis was very open in studying ways to extend the checks to these types of circumstances," Health Minister Philippe Couillard told reporters.

Meanwhile, the staff at the daycare centre say they have started running background checks on all their volunteers and board members.

"When you've got nothing to hide, a background check is not a problem," said volunteer Diane Morin.
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Re: convicted pedifile found working in daycare
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2008, 02:31:32 PM »
wow....that's a shocker. Don't they investigate the people they allow to volunteer?

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Re: convicted pedifile found working in daycare
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2008, 02:36:26 PM »
All daycare staff and volunteers are required in Ontario to undergo a criminal reference check.  I've actually seen daycares where parents who want to volunteer on trips have to undergo a criminal reference check before being permitted to attend.  Quebec should follow this rule as well.

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2008, 04:15:14 PM »
In BC all staff, students and volunteers must have a clear criminal record but you can't 'catch' someone who hasn't been caught yet!

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Re: convicted pedifile found working in daycare
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 05:06:21 PM »
Is this the case of having a clear record? If the woman had not reported the case to authorities then it would make it so.

 

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