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Nadon granted day parole

Former doctor, Chelsea resident to go to Laval recovery home

Disgraced former Ottawa doctor and Chelsea resident Vincent Nadon blamed his parents, who he painted as neglectful, for his criminal actions during a Jan. 25 Parole Board of Canada hearing.

Following the two-and-a-half hour hearing, the board granted 59-year-old Nadon, who is serving a seven year sentence for sexual assault and voyerism, day parole, which will allow him to live in the Carpe Diem halfway house in Laval.

“He was absent from my emotional life,” he said, translated from French, of his father, which was in response to a question from the board about his life before committing his crimes.

Nadon said his workaholic, perfectionist father was a teacher, then worked in the federal government for decades and expected his first son, Nadon – the eldest of three siblings – to have a similar work ethic, which Nadon said put a strain on him. His mother met his father in university and gave birth to Nadon wh