Priest can be named at Cornwall inquiry

An Ontario Court of Appeal judge has refused to ban publication of the identity of a priest, acquitted of sexual abuse, when he’s named at a public inquiry examining how authorities responded to widespread allegations of child sexual abuse in Cornwall, Ont. In his Jan. 16, 2007 ruling, Justice Robert Sharpe said openness is needed to fulfil the inquiry’s mandate to “help heal a community long-troubled by allegations of conspiracy, secrecy and cover-up.” Read the Canadian Press report.