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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Gangsters HIGH FORECAST SUNDAY 50 VOL. LXV No. MS The Lethbridge Herald "Srrui'ng South Alberta and Soutlivastrtn B.C." ALBERTA, SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 1972 Price 15 Cents SIX SECTIONS 78 PAGES high stakes ll.v AHTIIU'lt EVKHKTT NKW YORK Brilish CfiUimhia's ban rm licjiior and tobacco iUJverlJsinp vas upliotrf in EI.C. iSuprpmc Court Friday by Mr, E, K. Hinkson. JUikcJ valid were the Tobacco AdverUsing Restraint Act and an amendment lo (he Liquor Acl. both passed in 1971 lo pro- bibit advertising of tobacco and liquor in British Cohimbia. Tlie prohibitions v.'enl into ef- fect la.st Sept. 1, sparking a eoiy Iroversy that, led to an attack on their validity hy a group ot seven major tobacco and publishing firms. The firms had named ilic al- (orney-peneral of British Colum- bia a.s defendant in their action. .Mr. Justice Intf a fivf-day trial earlier Ihis venr.....held mi Friday tbiit thp, legi.sl.Ttnrc tiad the power to pas.1; the statutes. The companies, in a combined suit prescnUxl hy Douglas McK, Brown nnd .lolm Stecvcs, nh tacked fho I win acts mainly on the grounds Ihal they were ille- gal iiocausa I hey invaded the fcfieral field of lau', ft.VVS ITS Tho firms, all but one, national corporations, rlaimeil the ad lians illrfially invader! the field nf federal IT i in inn I law, jinarlcd Hie fiefr! of Irade aiul ruminri-fp and inm-fr-red witli the- rights of Dominion-chartered firms lo op- erato on nn hnsi.s. They claimed also that ths bans inlr-ifcrt'd vtilb firms hold- ing federal trademarks. The tobacco ban provides no penalties for advertisers and leaves it up lo citizens In seek provincial Supreme Court in- fo stop infractions. The liquor adverUpint! ban Is an extension of the Liquor Act to and tele- vision were already prevented from carrying liquor Ihe act provides for a range of penalties including fines and jail sentences. Mr. Justice H ink son ruled npiinst, Ihc plaintiffs on every count. Seen and heard About town I TGI [TV Q til n n borrowing K r n Sea- inrtn's gnlf dubs