Anglican Samizdat

April 6, 2009

Perjury in the Diocese of Niagara

Filed under: Diocese of Niagara — David Jenkins @ 5:10 pm

Is making a false affidavit perjury?

Perjury is an intentional lie given while under oath or in a sworn affidavit.

Here’s the relevant section of the Criminal Code:

Criminal Code
Misleading Justice


131. (1) Subject to subsection (3), every one commits perjury who, with intent to mislead, makes before a person who is authorized by law to permit it to be made before him a false statement under oath or solemn affirmation, by affidavit, solemn declaration or deposition or orally, knowing that the statement is false.

(1.1) Subject to subsection (3), every person who gives evidence under subsection 46(2) of the Canada Evidence Act, or gives evidence or a statement pursuant to an order made under section 22.2 of the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, commits perjury who, with intent to mislead, makes a false statement knowing that it is false, whether or not the false statement was made under oath or solemn affirmation in accordance with subsection (1), so long as the false statement was made in accordance with any formalities required by the law of the place outside Canada in which the person is virtually present or heard.

Here is the false affidavit:


Here is the perjurer making a sartorially stunning fashion statement:




  1. Keep it up David. This might lead to a investigation of the whole rotten apparatchik of the diocese by the police. Or is that just wishful thinking?

    Comment by Gawk — April 6, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

  2. There is also the matter of the “fake” affidavits presented at the Interim Use hearing where a few seniors from St. George’s Lowville had been coerced into signing documents they had not read and then those documents were presented as being written by the seniors. Upon cross examination the seniors stated they did not write their affidavits and had no clue as to what they even were. They were just told to sign and, in their innocence, did just that.

    Comment by Muriel — April 6, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

  3. And these were sworn documents, you know using that bible thingy the diocese stopped using a while ago.

    Comment by Steve L. — April 6, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  4. So what happened to the Niagara diocesan treasurer? Was he fired last week or did he quit? Who is running the accounts now and when do the banks take over the mess and seize the assets and sell them off? And where do the 9 (count em) 9 wrongful dismissal suits come in.
    OK what do you call a sale of the church’s holy hardware. Narthex Sales? Check your local hydro poles for this Saturday’s locations. Bargains anyone?

    Comment by Gawk — October 26, 2009 @ 10:39 pm

  5. He was fired.

    Comment by David — October 26, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

  6. not surprised. he must have given them bad news.

    Comment by Gawk — October 26, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

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