Today, The Vancouver Sun's Heather Travis reported "A high-risk offender convicted of manslaughter and sexual assault disappeared from his Vancouver half-way house Wednesday. The Vancouver police department's high-risk offender unit was notified early in the morning that 33-year old Daniel Perrault was missing and could pose a threat." As our astute readers may remember, this isn't the first time Mr. Perrault has escaped from the justice system. Back in September 1993, he walked away from a minimum-security jail and raped a woman at knifepoint. That crime occurred just one month after he had been transferred to the New Haven Correctional Centre from Willingdon - a juvenile facility with tighter security. A subsequent judicial inquiry conducted by then British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Jo-Ann Prowse questioned that transfer, noting Willingdon program director Gordon Hogg "must also accept responsibility for his decision to endorse choice of New Haven as an appropriate placement for Mr. Perrault." This, of course, is the same Gordon Hogg who resigned as the minister of children and family development following the Doug Walls affair and was recently reappointed to cabinet.
August 31, 2006