My name’s John Kelly, and what’s published here on this website clearly exposes the corrupt, crooked and criminal acts committed by the nefarious Directors & officers that infest the RASC and their Calgary chapter. I call these very crooked & corrupt individuals “rascrenegades“.

ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY OF CANADA (RASC): 2020 hasn’t worked out well for the RASCrenegades and it’s not getting any better for them in 2021.

IMPORTANT NOTE: I am 64 years old. I served honourably in both the British and Canadian Armed forces. I’ve been a Para-Legal for the last 30 years and have lived in Calgary since 1988. This is not the only website I author, and I can assure you all that the contents of my websites are the truth. In 2010 the Calgary police and the RCMP did charge me with 5 counts of criminal libel, but all of those charges were thrown out of court 9 weeks later, when they could not provide the court with any evidence, that what I’d published was false. Because what I’d published was true.

SEPTEMBER 2021: I can say with 99.995% certainty, that, the 2021 elections at the RASC AGM were rigged. That Robyn Foret and Michael Watson duly aided by other RASCrenegades were directly involved. And that those RASCrenegades have also been involved in more corrupt, crooked and nefarious schemes in 2021. Including but not limited to, the further embezzlement and fraudulent misuse of more RASC funds. The domain name for the sister website to this one has been registered. I would say to the more prominent members of the RASC and it’s sponsors, that the only way for evil to prosper is for good people to sit back and do nothing. MORE COMING SOON:

UPDATE 2021: The feedback that I’ve been receiving from the latest updates, is that right now, there are prominent RASC members that would like nothing better than to get rid of the RASCrenegades. They have come to realize that the only way evil doers succeed is when good people sit back and do nothing.

MY MESSAGE TO THE RASCrenegades: Roger and Grace Nelson both stood up to you. The Nelsons are good people and you are not, that is the simple truth, and the truth always wins out.

RASC JUNE 2021 AGM – NATIONAL BOARD ELECTIONS RIGGED: Information and documents have been obtained (some directly from Glenn Hawley) that shows that the June 2001 AGM elections were rigged by the RASCrenegades. They have gone and done, exactly what I stated they would (see Easter Weekend Update below).

THREATS: AS part of their schemes, they started off by denying Glenn Hawleys application to run in the 2001 elections. Then to make sure they could stop anyone from nominating Hawley from the floor of the AGM, they suspended Hawleys RASC membership. Hawley was also threatened that they’d go one step further than the suspension of his membership and outright eject him from the RASC forever, if he went to anyone for any advice or guidance. I hereby challenge the RASCrenegades to carry out that threat against Glenn Hawley. MORE SHOCKING DETAILS SOON:


MICHAEL “no character” WATSON: What does it truly say about the mind of Michael Watson, in that, on the one hand he can orchestrate and inflict vicious, vindictive, malicious, egregious and damaging attacks on Grace and Roger Nelson and others. Then on the other hand, he can bask in the acceptance of the highest award and accolade the RASC can bestow. As though he was Saint Dominic and Mother Teresa, rolled into one. STAY TUNED:

MARCH 2021: SHOCKING OR MAYBE NOT: Michael Watson has just been given the highest accolade that the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada can bestow on an individual, the “Fellowship” award. Watson is currently serving as the society’s legal counsel and second V.P. And is a partner with the law firm Gowling WLG.

SHOCKING: That any organization could bestow this award on an individual, when that individual has been engaged in corrupt, crooked and criminal behaviour, and done so willingly and knowingly, for at least the past sixteen (16) months or so.

BUT NOT SHOCKING: When you find out, that four (4) out of the five (5) people sitting on the nominating committee that gave the award, are also his “Fellow” RASC-renegades.

MESSAGE TO MICHAEL WATSON & THE REST OF THE RASCRENEGADES: Throughout every step of your crooked, corrupt and criminal acts against the Nelsons and others. Not one of you has ever attempted to mitigate the severe damages your actions have caused them…. NOTE: A first year law student will tell you, that, if you’ve committed any kind of tort or any kind of wrongdoing, the first thing you should do is this. Take any and all steps you can, that will mitigate the damages you’ve caused. That is what the courts like to see.

The reason no attempt has ever been made by the RASC, to mitigate the very serious damages caused. Is that the National Board is controlled by them, and they’re taking directions from Michael Watson, lawyer and partner of Gowling WLG, and one of the rascrenegade ringleaders.

NOTE: Another good bit of advice a first year law student will tell you, is this. Never take advice from a crooked and corrupt lawyer.

If it’s not alright to falsely scream ” fire fire fire ” in a crowded theater, then it’s certainly not alright to smear, slur, defame and severely damage good and honest people, with false vicious malicious statements and allegations.

TO WIN A DEFAMATION LAWSUIT: All that has to be proven to the Courts is that 1. The statements made by the rascrenegades are false, and 2. That they also knew them to be false when they made them.

THE EVIDENCE TO BACK UP 1 & 2 ABOVE: Is contained within the rascrenegades own words recorded both on tape and voicemail. Their signed witness statements they submitted in their bogus enforcement proceedings action. Their statements within their bogus G23 and G24 proceedings. Their e-mails from their RASC and personal accounts, their statements contained in the April 2020 edition of the Star Seeker Newsletter, and much, much more. STAY TUNED:

ROBYN FORET: one of the Ring Leaders of the rascrenegades and a vindictive, vicious and malicious bully himself. Did over many months, relentlessly bully and target Roger Nelson and Grace Nelson. Then without a shred of remorse, finally orchestrated their unlawful removal as members of the RASC family. Foret has now sunk to even lower depths of hypocrisy, doing so by e-mailing the members in an “RASC special announcement” with regards to the recent resignation of the Governor General of Canada, bullying, and his wanting the RASC to be a safe and healthy environment. MORE TO FOLLOW:

UPDATE ON THE UPDATE FOR 1st JANUARY 2021: Transcripts of the In-Camera recording from the RASC National Board In-Camera meeting of the 13th November 2019 are going to be sent to the Individuals who were present on that day. This was the In-Camera meeting where Roger Nelson was ambushed by Ringmaster Robyn Foret & his fellow cohorts Heather Laird, Charles Ennis and Chris Gainor. The other National Board cohort at that time was Michael Watson also a Director and inhouse lawyer, who conveniently made himself absent. What a canny not so canny Lawyer.

Those transcripts are going to be made available today, to those who were present at that In-Camera ambush, as well as Watson. They will have enough opportunity to comment on those transcripts prior to the publication and release of the said other damaging (to them) documents as stated below.

ON THE 1st DAY OF JANUARY 2021, key details from key documents and witness statements will be released on a new page titled GAINOR-LAIRD. That information when posted, will forever leave Chris Gainors reputation (such as it is) in tatters, along with other high profile rascrenegades.

DEC2020 XMAS DAY: Chris Gainor placed his entire reputation (such as it is) on the line when deciding to protect his protégé Heather Laird. Gainor was grooming Laird to be the next face, the next leader and the future of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. In order to protect Laird, Gainor had to protect her cohorts. In doing so, Gainor and others joined with them in committing more crooked, corrupt and criminal acts.

What Chris Gainor did not see coming was Heather Laird royally stabbing him and the others in the back. After which Laird immediately quits the RASC and her position as a Director on the National Board. Leaving Chris Gainor and the other rascrenegades high and dry, with their reputations (such as they are) soon to be forever destroyed, and the RASC facing rack and ruin from substantial civil claims.

2021 will be a year of vindication for Grace and Roger Nelson, and others. Sadly these rascrenegades are still willing to take down the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, with them. That should really tell you a lot about the kind of individuals those rascrenegades are. STAY TUNED

NICOLE MORTILLARO knowingly authored a witness statement with contents that she knew to be false. Mortillaro viciously and vindictively and maliciously attacked Grace Nelson and her husband Roger Nelson in collusion & concert with her fellow rascrenegades Heather Laird, Roland Dechesne, Robyn Foret and others.

NICOLE MORTILLARO of the RASC is an avid amateur astronomer, author, editor, Senior Science Reporter for CBC News and the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. Mortillari is also the author of Saturn. Let’s see what her reputation looks like after the dust settles. READ PAGE TITLED NMORTILLARO

This website would not be operational IF the rascrenegades were not still engaged in their corrupt, crooked and criminal acts, and their many but futile attempts to cover them up, by committing more of them.

Full Facebook message from ex RASC President Glenn Hawley ” John’s latest ‘update’ caused a great stir… with the Board accusing me of all sorts of crap…”:

UPDATE: HOW MESSED UP OF AN ORGANIZATION MUST THE RASC BE… when the National Board can vote in Robyn Foret as the next President in June 2020, knowing full well before the vote, the crooked, corrupt and criminal acts Robyn Foret had committed, and the very deep hole that Forets election would place the entire Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, in. They knew before that vote, that Foret had seriously lied to and misled the National and Calgary board members. They knew that Foret had fabricated the written and signed statements that he had presented to them as the truth. They had a very valid G23 complaint before them submitted by Glenn Hawley against Robyn Foret, yet they till voted him in.. that is not only grossly irresponsible… that is criminally negligent… STAY TUNED:

TRUTH2POWER: The RASC have openly admitted that they’ve spent significant funds on their inside lawyer Michael Watson and their outside lawyer Julian Porter. Since day one, I’ve requested many times from these lawyer(s) that they inform me, and in specific detail, what parts of my published website is vicious libels, or vicious defamatory attacks. Now despite my many reasonable requests for them to do this, these lawyer(s) paid with significant RASC funds, have consistently neglected or refused to do so. SO let me be very clear on this point. If the RASC’s own lawyer(s) who were paid with significant RASC funds can’t do that one simple thing, then their inside & outside lawyer, as well as the rascrenegades themselves, are openly admitting that this website is publishing the truth. Which it is – Stay tuned…

URGENT UPDATE GLENN HAWLEY 24SEPT2020: In a lengthy phone call last night with Glenn Hawley, I agreed with Glenn that on receipt of an e-mail (confirmation) request by him, THAT I would release the documents in mine and Roger and Grace Nelsons possession, that Glenn stated he requires in order to move forward and pursue his valid complaint against Roland Dechesne the current President of the Calgary chapter RASC. Such complaint that is separate and apart from the ongoing complaint Glenn filed against Robyn Foret the current President of the RASC in the May of 2020. STAY TUNED:

LATEST UPDATE SUSAN YEO: In the September of 2019, Susan Yeo then Secretary of the Calgary Chapter of the RASC began via e-mail, castigating Roland Dechesne President of the Calgary Chapter RASC, Heather Laird, then subsequently Robyn Foret and others, for not complying with the rules regulations and by-laws of the RASC regarding G23 complaints and processes to be followed.

Yeo stated ” I need to be very clear here. I’m not willing to engage in any form of interaction that is based on verbal anecdotes or personal vendettas “ Yeo was referring to their ongoing attacks against Grace Nelson. I have those e-mails, and many others in my possession from September, October then November and on. There are many more such interactions that also include other members of the Calgary and National Board.

The truth is and can be proven to be so, is that Roland Dechesne, Robyn Foret and Heather Laird et al, were orchestrating and running their own dog and pony show in their crooked and corrupt personal vendetta against Grace Nelson.


Prior to the 17th Day of October 2019, I John Kelly, had never heard of the RASC nor of any of the rascrenegades who are named on this website. Nor did they have any knowledge of John Kelly. And yet that did not stop them from spreading lies about me, from defaming me, from tarnishing my character, my good name, my reputation, interfering in my economic interests and more. They are doing to me, exactly what they do to their fellow members. STAY TUNED

The only way for evil to succeed is for good men to sit back and do nothing. My response to these rascrenegades, is that I am a good man, and as they can see from this website, my response to their vicious, vindictive, malicious and evil ways, is, I am not going to sit back and do nothing.

The nefarious RASCRENEGADES named below are the top 9 rascrenegades whose actions, lies, deceit, crooked and corrupt acts, will for a very long time, have a very substantial and very negative impact on the RASC and their Satellite Societies, specifically Calgary.

PHIL GROF: is the Executive Director of the RASC, and his wages are paid for by the membership of the RASC. Groff is now assisting rascrenegades in their plots, schemes, lies and subterfuge. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

MICHAEL WATSON: is a Lawyer & Partner with the Law Firm of Gowling WLG, he is also a Director of the National Body and legal counsel of the RASC. Out of all of the rascrenegade(s) Watson is the most culpable. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

CHRIS GAINOR: is an author and the President of the National Body RASC. Gainor is the second most culpable rascrenegade. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

HEATHER LAIRD: Until recently a member of the RASC Calgary Center and now currently a Director at the National Body RASC. Laird is a truly, mean, vindictive & malicious individual and a near pathological liar. Right now she’s so frightful of being booted out of the RASC for her crooked & corrupt actions, she’s reduced to doubling down on the many lies already told. For someone who works at a major Calgary Law Firm, you would think Heather Laird should know better. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

ROBYN FORET: was once an illegal Treasurer of the Calgary Center RASC and is now its 2nd VP. He is also the 1st VP of the National Body RASC. Like Heather Laird, Forets lies are now bordering on pathological. He like her, is frightful of being booted right out of the RASC for his crooked and corrupt actions, so much so, that he is doubling down on the many lies already told. Foret continues to make very serious defamatory statements without regard for the truth or the damages they  cause and continue to cause to others and the RASC. Forets continued corrupt and crooked actions, only further increase the damages that have been and continue to be incurred, by the injured parties. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

CHARLES ENNIS: is the 2nd Vice President of the National Body RASC, author, and is a former Vancouver Cop. Considering the gravity of the lies told by former cop Ennis, every investigation he was involved in as a Director of the RASC, should be reopened. Link titled RASCRENEGADES .

ROLAND DECHESNE: is the current President of the Calgary Center RASC. Dechesne was the first one from the Calgary Center RASC, to drive a double decker bus right through the RASC policy manuals, by-laws, rules and regulations. After being found out, he recused himself and handed control of the bus to Foret. Dechesne stayed on the bus as a passenger and along with Foret and others, orchestrated the removal of Grace Nelson. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

BRIAN LYONNAIS: is the current Secretary of the Calgary Center RASC. Lyonnais not to be outdone, not only took over driving the bus, he was instrumental, with the others, in having Grace Nelson removed from her position. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

STEVE DONALDSON: is the current Past President Calgary Center RASC. Donaldson knowingly joined Foret and Dechesne on the double decker bus. By this time it was in for a penny in for a pound. Link titled RASCRENEGADES.

The above named, with the able and willing assistance of like minded Directors, have kept and still strive to keep, by any and all means possible, their many crooked and corrupt acts from being widely known, if at all.

RENEGADE: Is a person who deserts and betrays an organization, or set of principles. CORRUPT: having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly. CROOKED: dishonest – illegal. LIBEL: the action or crime of publishing a false or malicious statement about a person. SLANDER: a false and malicious spoken statement.

ADR stands for Alternative Dispute Resolution, is a process when properly implemented, designed to resolve conflicts and concerns that a member or members of any organization, Association, Society etc, may have against another member or members. Please view page titled ADR.

Who-What-When-Where-Why-How are the 5 Ws + H of Journalism, Research, investigation and reporting. They are questions whose answers are considered to be the basic information contained within a report. According to some, a report can only be considered 100% complete if it answers all of these six (6) questions.

PROOF: The veracity of what is going to be published will be irrefutable. As it is going to be found in their own words, materials, documents, e-mails, reports, actions, correspondences and tape recordings. All of that will damn them, and much more, and will outline to the courts, a clear and concise pattern of deceit,  corrupt, crooked and criminal acts.

All of the rascrenegades of the RASC were asked the following question.

QUESTION. if it’s found at the end of this process, that a person has submitted a statement to Mr. Gainor, and it’s found that much of the contents of that statement are false. And that they’ve done so (and other corrupt acts) in furtherance of having Roger and Grace Nelson removed from the RASC. Do you believe that, which ever person has done that, should themselves be removed from the RASC.

They all refuse to answer, as to do so condemns them & their fellow rascrenegades.

COURT ACTIONS: What is published on this website and other future websites, will be able to stand up to any scrutiny, in any Civil court or Criminal court of law.

WHAT IS A LIE: A lie will not fit a fact, it will only fit another lie made for that purpose, the life of a lie is just a question of time. And their time is all but up. View page titled LIES.

This website is authored solely by John Kelly. I have also been subjected to vicious vindictive and malicious allegations, accusations and statements by these same renegades. You will clearly see after reading the many published facts, that the term given to each of them as rascrenegades, is a very apt description.

This website is a work in progress:

NOTE: I can be reached via e-mail at:   johnkelly475@yahoo.ca