WireService.ca Media Release – 08/01/2013 –
When questioned about Narconon Trois-Rivieres being shut down by the Quebec Health Ministry, Carr replied: “the program was shut down because it didn’t fit under the medical model of Quebec.”
However, the regional health authority in Quebec said the centre was shut down due to lack of medical supervision and no scientific basis for the treatment.
In fact, after a lengthy investigation by the Quebec College of Physicians, in reference to Narconon’s Medical Director, Dr. Pierre Labonte, the College stated on July 27, 2011:
“As a result, we concluded that De. Labonte had been in breach of several of his ethical obligations by associating himself with a drug detoxification center administering treatment not scientifically recognized in current medical literature.”
Clark Carr also misleads the Mono-Adjala Townline residents by stating: “It’s been in the United States for over 40 years and operated under licences and certifications and accreditations.”
In fact, Narconon Arrowhead’s CEO Gary Smith and several staff members had their counseling certificates revoked by the National Association of Forensic Counselors. Karla Taylor, president of NAFC, confirmed the revocations and said the revocations are permanent.
Carr said the church has a friendly relationship with Narconon and supports it through fundraising and volunteering, but the two operate independently from each other.
The fact is, Narconon is 100% Scientology religious doctrines and policies and is administered and directly controlled by Scientology.
According to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, 1 October 1993, and Tax Compliance Manual, Church of Scientology International, 1993, Scientology includes Narconon as an entity in this statement:
“The SCIENTOLOGY charitable and educational institutions that the Internal Revenue Service has recognized as tax-exempt include Association for Better Living and Education, Narconon and Applied Scholastics and all Narconon centers and qualified schools that operate under the authority of Narconon and Applied Scholastics, The Way to Happiness Foundation, as well as the newly formed Hubbard College of Administration and its subordinate colleges. Narconon, Applied Scholastics and Hubbard College of Administration each have the authority to extend tax-exempt status to newly formed subordinate organizations.”
Even the master himself, L. Ron Hubbard, refutes Clark Carr’s misleading and false claims that Narconon has a mere ‘friendship’ with Scientology.
Hubbard states: “NARCONON is freeing people from crime and drug abuse with standard tech, and starting them up RON’s bridge to total freedom. WHO CAN YOU START ACROSS THAT BRIDGE?”
The “social reform” groups have been described as “the bridge to the Bridge” the means by which Scientology’s “technology” can be brought to society as a whole.
David Edgar Love