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messenger of formerly, Serge Bourrassa-Lacombe traverses Canada
armed with his only cross and of its address Internet, which it
liberally distributes to whoever wishes to discover the not very
ordinary reasons for his pilgrimage…
Bourassa-Lacombe undertook a walk of protest everywhere in
Canada to denounce the abuses of power of the psychiatric
institutions. He protests against violences which he underwent
at the University hospital of Sherbrooke (renamed University
centre of health of Estrie), to which he brought continuations.
The direction of this establishment refuses to comment on the
business before the delivery of the sentence. DRESSED of red, a
bag with the back and a cross on the shoulder, Mr. Serge
Bourassa- Lacombe, party of Lennoxville, already arrived at
Toronto. Its goal: to reach the Pacific Ocean.
Bourrassa-Lacombe, why did you undertake a walk towards the
I walk so that the people
who suffer from psychiatric problems find their dignity. I would
like that one forms a board of inquiry on the abuses made in the
institutions intended to look after these people.
You as being one of the
victims of these injustices, isn't this presents themselves?
Exactly. On February 11,
1995, I was interned in the psychiatric wing of the University
hospital of Sherbrooke. There, without ordinance of the court
and my assent, one locked up me in a room as narrow as a cage,
then I was bound and doped. I remained there during 57 days. I
slept from 12 to 14 hours of at a stretch. Waked up, I was
shaken spasms and I felt too weak to hold me upright. Once
released, it took me three years of steps to obtain, thanks to
the Commission of the social affairs, the list of the products
that me had been managed: I received six tranquillizing
different at the same time. There was what to kill a horse! I
must be really solid to have survived all that!
to you, why did one inflict you such a treatment?
I always showed a
burning faith. I believe that my convictions and my energy shocked my
entourage. Individuals badly intentioned profited owing to the fact that I
bore the same name as one supposed serial killer, Serge Lacombe,
The doctors based themselves on their declarations to pose a diagnosis of
schizophrenia potentially. dangerous. It is undoubtedly for this reason that
I was interned.
And it is
only at the end of 57 days that you recovered freedom?
protests, J obtained that one ceases stuffing me drugs, and I could
take again my spirits. On April 11, one granted one day of bail to
me. The following day, I returned one hour before the hour
envisaged, history of narguer the personnel of the center. Lastly,
since I was not violent and that I helped the other patients to cure
thanks to the capacity of the prayer, the
gave me to the
street. In parallel, the doctors hastened to write a letter with the
ministry for the Public safety of Quebec, explaining that I refused
all. treatment and which I was in freedom, paranoiac and dangerous.
One period ago when the police officers of all Quebec sought me.
AGAINST THE MEDICAL MAFIA»
58 Last hour
September 4, 1999
Serge JOSEPH ADRIEN Bourassa-Lacombe
PROVIDED WITH HIS Pilgrim's staff
HIS BACKPACK OF 36,36 KILOS (80 POUNDS)
BEFORE THE PARLIAMENT IN OTTAWA
IN THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO
IN CANADA - NORTH AMERICA.
What did you make?
I left on the inch to the United States. I
traversed thus more than 40.000 kilometers with
a pup for any companion. I even went to the
Olympic Games of Atlanta. How I am DRESSED in
coloured an enough way, of the journalists
noticed me, and a photograph of me made the
round the world tour!
You returned to Quebec under a new identity?
I simply added the name of my mother,
Bourassa, with that of my father. That
enabled me to return at home being required
that justice be made. I spent my first night
to Quebec, on January 4, 1997, in the town
I chose it because she says “city of
hospitality”. In the Reception centre for
itinerants where I presented myself, the
welfare worker said to me without care that
one could not receive me, because I was not
an itinerant of Alma! I protested!
What did it then arrive to you?
I spent the night in prison! The authorities
still wanted to make me take drugs. That made
677 days that I had taken neither pill nor
injection of some product that it either, and I
functioned without problem. Why did the State
absolutely make a point of doping me? So that I
cease protesting? It is useless: I will never
stop! Fortunately, me was listened to and one
gave me nothing this time. But one put to me all
the same in observation during 27jours.
your exit, you engage of the legal proceedings
against the University hospital of Sherbrooke?
Exactly. It took me work hours and of research, but
I never discouraged myself. As I was injured in my
rights, I want to be compensated. But, above all, I
want that the truth bursts at the great day so that
such dramas are avoided in the future.
Will you to really return you to the Pacific Ocean?
I will make it because God asked it to me. It
insufflates me its force. My Creator speaks to me.
HAD GIVEN TO me
Do you walk of day or night?
The day only. The night, I sleep where I can. As I
carry a wood cross, a rucksack of 70 books, as well
as a hat and a cape reds, people notice me. I
explain the goal of my pilgrimage to them. Often,
they make me gifts. I also stop in all the police
stations which are on my way and I ask the police
officers to listen myself. I give to them of the
business cards on which are my name and addresses my
Internet Website (bourassa-lacombe.org).
I have 8.000 of them that I intend to sow thus on my
road. When the hunger tortures me, I stop in a
restaurant and I ask for the alms of a meal.
According to will your forecasts, when reach you
to it BRITISH-Colombia?
I do not know. I needed one month and half to return
to me of Lennoxville to Toronto. I course on average
20 kilometers per day. It is little, but I have
difficulty in make more with my burden.
Do you have an idea of what you will do after your
bathe in the Pacific?
I have a vision: I see myself traversing
Americas in A
Coach Motor Home
IN RED COLOUR, provided with the conditioned
air. The force of God is with me.
hour September 4, 1999 59
September 17, 1999, 11:27
Last hour Inc.
Jean Marc Beausoleil
rue Université, office 2000,
(Quebec) H3 has 2A5
The present one is for you thanks Mr
Beausoleil as well as the Team for your Magazine to have enabled
me to make the turn of Quebec and that even if I were apart from
my province is in Ontario. I thank you for having well target my
crusade is: determination of my fight against the
convinced that a great number of your readers on the occasion to
see me passing in their vicinity or to have been likely to hear
of this combat has to finish between David and Goliath. I am
happy of knowing that via your intervention which people whom I
had the chance to meet since four years and half already, have
also the chance to have my news.
On the other
hand, I have note that some errors succeeded all the same has to
slip involuntarily into the text. I admit having been to
interview by telephone and I know Mr Beausoleil that you
immediately admitted carrying it my legal steps. In order to
prevent any damage here what your readers would have of the
lira: I am remainder at the hospital during 57 days. I slept 14
hours of at
a stretch. I received five different drugs at the same time. I
bore the same name as a serial rapist, to pose a diagnosis of
manic-depressive, paranoid schizophrenic potentially dangerous.
In parallel, the doctors are hasten to telephone the ministry
for the Public safety of Quebec. I left has bicycle in the
United States. I have master key my first night in Quebec has
High Bank in direction of Aguanish to pass Christmas with my
friends. Then on January 4, 1997, I am to find has Alma “city of
hospitality”. I have master key part of the night in the search
of a good Samaritan in order not to freeze outside. Without
successes has four hour of the morning, I have request the heat
of the police station. They were to release me has seven hours,
the Safety of Quebec my rather dealt with to take me along to
the prison of Chicoutimi for a possible transfer towards
Montreal in a cause of criminal harassing which I did not have
made. One succeeded all the same has keeps me under observation
during 26 days of which 8 days at the institute Philip Pinel of
Montreal bus of the doctors are perjuries to be done.
Beausoleil, I still thank you for your article and time that you
put at it. I now announce a scoop to you, my doctor (JESUS
CHRIST) asks me to stop my walk has Sudbury for the winter in
order to return to Quebec for the deposit of my civil
continuation against the university hospital of sherbrooke (chus)
on the role of the procedures before THE SUPERIOR COURT OF QUEBEC. I will thus take again my walk in the year 2000 with a
judgement of court to the hand. I will communicate with you my
return to Quebec.
rue King west, continuation 188
Sherbrooke (Quebec) J1J 2C7