Teen arrested in fire that destroyed Lieutenant-Governor's home



From Friday's Globe and Mail

February 5, 2009 at 11:16 PM EST


VANCOUVER — Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in a fire that destroyed the private home of British Columbia's Lieutenant-Governor last weekend.

The suspect lives in a native community in the Chilliwack area where Steven Point – the province's first lieutenant-governor of native origin – lived for more than 30 years and where he and his family raised four children.

RCMP Corporal Peter Thiessen, announcing the arrest on Thursday, would not be more specific about where the boy is from.

The suspect, who appeared in court Thursday, is facing charges of arson, breaking and entering, and theft.

“The motive, I can tell you, was not politically driven,” Cpl. Thiessen said.

“Certainly, this 13-year-old boy was aware whose residence it was, but it's not totally clear on what the motive was to bring him to break into the home and allegedly set it on fire.”

Mr. Point's home in Chilliwack was heavily damaged last Sunday in the blaze, which left the exterior largely intact, but the inside beyond repair.

At the time of the fire, Mr. Point and his wife were at their official residence in Victoria.

“[The arrest] was clearly a result of the first nations community stepping up and providing us with a lot of information that allowed us to follow up and bring us to the point of securing an arrest, and unfortunately having to lay charges against a 13-year-old boy who obviously has got some issues and hopefully is going to get some support,” Cpl. Thiessen said.

At a news conference in Chilliwack, Mr. Point said the case is unfortunate.

“It's sad, I think, to discover that young persons, youth, are involved from our first nations' community, but it's a reality we have grown to understand and to accept.”

Mr. Point became Lieutenant-Governor in October, 2007. The Chilliwack native was an elected chief of the Skowkale First Nation for 15 years and a tribal chair of the Sto:lo Nation government. The former Provincial Court judge has also worked as a criminal lawyer.




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Delinquency starts with the top down, the worst causes of delinquents are delinquent professional child abusers like Justice Denis Power of Ottawa, Justice Allan Sheffield of Ottawa who issue "restraining orders" , "security for costs", "orders striking pleadings", "Vexatious litigant orders" often all these orders together as a 'form of revenge" for speaking out about their vile crimes against Canadian Children, ensuring that these children are subject to one of the worst forms of child abuse known, called Parental Alienation Syndrome".

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The Ontario pubic need to know that some of our Ontario Judges are regularly "fabricating evidence" "obstructing justice" and abusing children by making orders to prevent loving deserving fathers from having any contact with their children.

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