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I filed a report with the military police in Halifax October 6, 2014, after comments were left on my web site. I tracked the IP to a DND server and passed that information along hoping they could ID the person and help stop those comments from being made and/or hold the person violating DND Internet policy accountable. Being ex-military I felt they could as they don’t have to follow the same procedures civilian police do.

The person commenting ID’d two young people close to Rehtaeh so it made sense they knew something about the case that was never made public.

I knew nothing of the Wikipedia edits until the Ottawa Citizen reported on them. I didn’t file any complaints about the edits but did send the article to the officer I spoke with in October.

Yesterday morning a Halifax military police officer called and told me that had made an arrest related to my complaint and the Wikipedia edits and I was told his name.

Sadly he can’t be named to protect the identity of his son. Isn’t that just perfect!

Comments from October 3, 2014

Comments from October

And please, for God’s sake someone cue Christie Blatchford to come back and interview the poor man so his side of the story can be told and the trolls can have something else to clap about.

2016-10-21T21:43:09+00:00February 26th, 2015|Categories: Rehtaeh Parsons|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments


  1. Carole April 19, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Glen, do you have an update on what happened with this man who posted things on your website and on wikipedia? Because the only thing I’ve heard in the Canadian press is that he was questioned, but released without being charged. I guess it’s not illegal to edit wikipedia pages, but it certainly seems like it would be a violation of governmental policy to use a government computer? I’m wondering how much this family is going to get away with. It practically took an act of Parliament for the kid to be charged with anything in the first place.

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  3. Pic Mee February 26, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Idiots, every last one of them….don’t worry Glen, I’m pretty sure it will come back their way some day soon !

  4. Rob W February 26, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Glen, I’m glad the military police tracked this “ass” down, and I hope he gets a severe punishment for his immaturity and lack of ownership of his child’s part in this tragedy. It is extra shameful that he has now dragged the military into his mess.

  5. Christo February 26, 2015 at 11:55 am

    I am sorry that you have to once again fight for the memory of your daughter. I hope that in your battle, you do find some little moments of peace.
    Please forgive me, if my next question is disrespectful. Delete if necessary. I am reading this and I am wondering what the perpetrators and their parents could do, to somehow make amends if that is even possible? What is the best thing the perpetrators could do at this point?

    • Christian Vera Patchell February 27, 2015 at 11:36 am

      The perpetrators could come forward, declare their names, state what they did, and offer a public apology. Their families can like-wise step forward and apologize for the torment that they and their children have caused, even after the fact. The public, we could then safely decide how to engage in the future with these young adults, knowing that they gang raped a child but now offer their sincere apology and accountability. But I doubt, that this course, which is far less severe than what they deserve, will be chosen by the perpetrators.

    • Glen Canning March 3, 2015 at 6:55 am

      What they could do at this point I honestly don’t know. If the have been anything it’s consistent so it would be hard to imagine the thought of an apology or amends isn’t something that’s crossed my mind.

      But if they were to do anything it would have to involve saying exactly what the did to Rehtaeh.

      • Christo March 3, 2015 at 7:36 pm

        As a complete and compassionate stranger, believe me when I say thank-you both for your answers.

      • Carla Clark April 3, 2015 at 6:15 am

        I am about to go a bit off-topic, here, so please delete if you feel this is inappropriate. But I thought it was somewhat related, given that you mentioned Christie Blatchford’s penchant for wanting the person on the other side to have their views told, too. It appears to be a rampant theme running throughout the entire piece I’m discussing, anyways. But, by no means do I think that that entitles me to your agreement on this issue. So I hope if you disagree that this is appropriate you delete immediately. ^_^; Anyways, onto the post that I wanted to discuss:

        Ugh, Ms. Blatchford just wrote another article dripping with rape apologia. It’s all about how the reputation of the following ‘poor manly men’ have been ruined, because of rape/sexual assault accusations… who range from Furlong, the Liberal MPs booted from the Liberal party because of accusations of such conduct made by two female NDP MPs, the members of a hockey club to the Dalhousie university students who were involved in the misogynistic Facebook postings that lead to their expulsion from the lab courses and segregated classes from the rest of the student body.

        Her hypocrisy is also well-noted. In the case involving the NDP MPs, she complains about the publication bans on their names. Then fails to make a connection between that case and the Furlong case where the names of Furlong’s accusers ARE published (along with a whole host of other hypocritical elements, that I won’t go into, here, because, I think, if you read the article, you will understand what I mean?). In the Dalhousie and the hockey club case, she points out that the hockey club members were all suspended, even those that weren’t accused, but fails to recognize that only those who were certifiably linked to the misogynistic Facebook postings at the Dalhousie university were suspended.

        FINALLY, I would like to point out how her comments surrounding the Dalhousie scandal are hypocritical compared to the REST of the list of men she complained had their reputations ruined and weren’t allowed to have their voices heard. Specifically, her comments how there were no victims in the Dalhousie case apparently because the Facebook posts weren’t specifically targeting individual women but also complained how the current ‘trend’ is to believe the women when it comes to putting someone on trial for accusations of sexual assault and rape, without apparently realizing that the default to NOT believe the women is precisely why things like these misogynistic Facebook postings of rape and sexual assault MORE often damage the reputation of the women, themselves, than the men. AND why men’s reputations are hardly ever damaged as much as the woman’s in these kinds of trials which are PRECISELY the reasons why many people are now pushing to have those circumstances changed.

        All in all, Christie Blatchford just makes me *sick*.

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