Canada Narconon Victims File Complaints
Submitted by intelligence on Apr 05, 2012 – 07:03 PM
Victims from across Canada have filed formal complaints against the Scientology drug treatment center, Narconon Trois-Rivieres. There are now seven victims from four Provinces who have filed their stories with the Quebec Ministry of Health and the Quebec Human Rights Commission – – two new complaints as recent as this week. David Edgar Love filed a formal complaint with the Quebec College of Physicians several months ago and the College banned Dr. Pierre Labonte from ever associating himself with Narconon Trois-Rivieres again.
WireService.ca Press Release – April 5, 2012 –
The heat is being turned up on the controversial Scientology addiction treatment center, Narconon Trois-Rivieres in Quebec, Canada. Vulnerable victims who were duped into handing over tens of thousands to this unscrupulous organization, have had enough, as stated by one distraught victim today. Narconon is being investigated by the Quebec Ministry of Health and Social Services, Human Rights Commission, Canada Competition Bureau, Revenue Canada Charities Commission, and other government agencies, both Federal and Provincial.
Narconon Trois-Rvieres is the Scientology “Mother Ship” of addiction treatment centers in North America. The center has a capacity of 100 patients and has boasted a staff of over 80. With the recent media coverage, exposing the exploitation and abuses, the numbers at Narconon have dwindled to only a handful. Complaints include Narconon using patients to do manual labour without renumeration – – some working long hours in the kitchen and other duties that paid staff normally do. Many staff walked off the job after not being paid for several weeks, leaving the patients ripe for exploitation.
Following a CBC TV Radio Canada undercover investigative report of Narconon Trois-Rivieres in April 2008, a new Quebec law stipulates that all residential addiction treatment centers in Quebec, must be Accredited. A certification committee is now investigating an application by Narconon Trois-Rivieres and reviewing thousands of pages of documents submitted by David Edgar Love and others, as well as from Narconon employee, Andre Ahern who is attempting to “handle” the situation.
Mr. Love and a member of Anonymous, Shadow, attended the office of Céline Hervieux-Payette at Parliament in Ottawa recently and spoke to the Senator about Scientology-Narconon in Quebec. The Senator has contacted authorities. On March 3, 2012, Emilie Dubreuil from the prominent newspaper Journal de Montreal, spread the story across two full pages about three of the Narconon victims and what they endured at the Cult rehab compound.
April promises to be a month of additional media exposure and as the victims push forward for justice, the government investigators dig for evidence to seal the fate of Narconon and their representatives.
David Edgar Love