Publication Ban Continues in Cornwall Abuse Inquiry

By Neco Cockburn
Ottawa Citizen
November 30, 2006

A publication ban protecting the name of an Alexandria-Cornwall Roman Catholic diocese employee at the Cornwall sex abuse inquiry will remain in place until next week.

A judge withdrew from a hearing the matter Thursday.

Commission lawyer Peter Engelmann asked Justice Denis Power to recuse himself because of his involvement as a lawyer in civil legal proceedings that involved a central witness about 10 years ago. This witness will testify at the inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in the Cornwall area in January.

A hearing on the publication ban is now scheduled to take place Dec. 6, after a new judge has been found.


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