Lucien Larré

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Lucien Larré (born 1933, Saint Walburg, Saskatchewan) is a Canadian Roman Catholic priest with a doctorate in clinical psychology. He is the founder of Bosco Homes, a Saskatchewan-based organization operating homes for troubled youth.


In 1983 Larré was named a member of the Order of Canada. In July 2008, he indicated his intention to resign his membership in the Order of Canada in protest of the appointment to the order of Dr. Henry Morgentaler. His resignation was accepted in January 2010.[1]

Larré is the recipient of the Good Servant Award from the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews and of the William Kurelek Award from the (Canadian) Alliance for Life.

Abuse scandal[edit]

In 1992, Larré was convicted in Saskatchewan of physically abusing children in his care. He was acquitted on 9 of 11 charges, and obtained a pardon in 1997 and does not have a criminal record.[2]

Dr. Larre v. College of Psychologists of BC[edit]

In June 2006 the Inquiry Committee of the College of Psychologists of British Columbia commenced an investigation into Larré concerning his fitness and competence to practice psychology.[3] The College appointed an American psychologist as an assessor.[3] In September this psychologist submitted a report recommending that Larré cease to practice as a psychologist.[3] In November the College approved the recommendation and invited Larré to resign from the College or to consent to the cancellation of his registration with the College.[3] Larré refused to resign or to consent to the cancellation of his registration.[3] On November 20, 2006, the Inquiry Committee suspended Larré's registration, noting "that there are serious public protection concerns and an immediate risk to the public".[3]

Larré appealed his suspension to the Supreme Court of British Columbia.[3] On February 16, 2007, the court dismissed the appeal.[3]


  1. ^ "Resignations from the Order of Canada".
  2. ^ Stueck, Wendy. "Controversial priest returns medal in protest", The Globe and Mail, Vancouver, 4 July 2008. Retrieved on 31 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Dr. Larre v. College of Psychologists of BC, 2007 BCSC 416.

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