COQUITLAM -- A Coquitlam priest is returning his Order of Canada after abortion activist Dr. Henry Morgentaler received the same award Tuesday.
Father Lucien Larre, who founded the Bosco Centres for emotionally disturbed and addicted adolescents, said he'd rather return the honour rather than be associated with Morgentaler...
Larre, a priest with the Archdiocese of Vancouver who runs Bosco Centre in Coquitlam, received the Order of Canada 25 years ago.[for his work with troubles youth]
in 1992, a Saskatchewan jury convicted him on two counts of physically abusing children in his care at Bosco Homes and acquitted him on nine other charges. Larre was sentenced to one day in jail and paid a $2,500 fine for one charge of common assault and one charge that he forced pills down the throat of a teenager to teach her a lesson about drug abuse...other psychologists have questioned his methods and the quality of his work. Last November, the college held an extraordinary hearing and suspended his registration pending a disciplinary hearing because it felt he posed "an immediate risk to the public."
Father Lucien Larre, victoria times 31 Comments
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