MESA Press Release Archive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Men’s Educational Support Association (MESA)
CALGARY, TORONTO, March 2, 2009: Men’s and Father’s groups will hold a demonstration on March 6, 2009 at the Intercontinental Toronto Convention Centre, at 225 Front Street West followed by a march to the Ontario Legislative building (Queen’s Park) to demand the immediate dishonorable dismissal of Mr. Justice Paul Cosgrove of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.
A Canadian Judicial Council (CJC) inquiry committee found that the conduct of Justice Cosgrove constituted judicial misconduct, he has admitted to the misconduct. On December 4, 2008, in a 4-1 decision, the committee found grounds for recommending to the federal justice minister that Justice Cosgrove be removed from office.
The misconduct of the judge in the context of the trial in R. v. Julia Elliott the case that sparked the complaint by the Attorney General of Ontario was in fact not isolated to that case.
Justice Cosgrove is unwavering he wants to be reinstated to the bench, depending upon testimonies from numerous judges of his track record in family law cases.
We men, fathers and supporters condemn vehemently the track record of Justice Cosgrove as it is filled with abuse of judicial power and clear and direct bias against fathers and men, in some cases the abuse was described by other judges as irrational.
“The public confidence in the judiciary who preside upon family law cases has been eroded and now it is broken. Cosgrove, exit the judicial chamber of abuse and incite other judges like you who commit similar but undetected judicial abuse of power to follow, you are a disgrace to Canadian justice.” says Gus Sleiman, President of the Men’s Educational Support Association, (MESA).
The demonstration is set for March 6, 2009 in front of the Intercontinental Toronto Convention Centre at 9:30 am, followed by a march to start at approx. 1:00 pm to City Hall, then to the Court of Appeal of Ontario, 130 Queen Street West, then to Ontario Superior Court of Justice, 393 University, and to end at Queen’s Park.
For further information please contact:
“Preserving the Integrity of Fatherhood for the Sake of the Children”