Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
20 - THE lETHBRlDGE HERAID - Friday, December 3, 1971 Child battering is a Criminal Code offence By DON TIARKER Staff Writer "Nobody's going to tell me how to discipline my kid/' Persons who have ever said that, or something like that, could be wrong. The Criminal Code of Canada says that anyone striick in anger is the rictim of an assault. The code further states that anyone found guilty of an assault may be imprisoned for a period up to 10 years. The Herald, in an attempt to analyze the causes and effects of child beatings, interviewed Lethbridge lawyer L. D. Mac-Lean. "This is a very touchy subject," Mr. MacLean said. "Fiii-st of all," he said, "let us assume a child has been beaten. Tlie parent Iws been charged with an offence. "The law has set down some guidelines for the justification of coi-pora] punishment," Mr. MacLean said. TIk law specifies that corporal punishment may be justifiable for corrective action. Punishment may not, however, be^ used to vent the frustration of; a parent. In justification of piuiishment, it must be shown that tlie child is capable of correction. The impiication is that a child may be incapable of correction by virtue of its age or maital capabilities. Then, any coi-poral pimishment may be considered an assault, Canadian com'ts have held that a child of 2Vi is not capable of correction. Certainly, uifants ai-e not capable of con-ection. As for mental incapability, Mr. MacLean said, "I would have to go to an authority outside of the law to establish this." The nature of the punishment is also a consideration under the law. The equipment used for the punishment is a factor. Equipment may be defined a.s the hand, a strap, the rung of a chair, a wall or any other instrument used to inflict the punishment. Further consideration is given to the area to which the punishment is inflicted. The area could be the buttocks, head, hiands, feet, spine or any part of the body. The force or the power of the application is a consideration, as is the time or period over which the punishment is applied. The law is based upon what the i-easonable and prudent, well-thinking man might do. All of the above factors are considered in any action which might ensue. Mr. MacLean said that a "negative approach to any of tile above would probably be an assault. "A well-placed blow acrass the buttocks would not be as drastic as the same blow to the bead. "For instance," he said, "take your hands. A blow to the palms is relatively easy to take. The band is well-padded. The same blow to the back of thf hand can be injurious to the small bones and nerves," Should the child die, there are two possible charges: non-capital murder, or criminal negligence causing death. The punishment in both cases could be life imprisonment. 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A famOy with children would be provided with toys and other Christmas essentials for the youngsters. Delivery of Christmas hampers is done by Army workers and with the assistance of local service clubs, Kiwanis and R/rtary members will fui-ther assist by manning the kettles for one day. The Salvation Army is now Pottery show Dec. 5-11 The Oldman River Potters' Guild will begin a week-long Bhowing of pottery Dec. 5th, The show will be held in the Bo^vman Arts Centre and will be open to the public. Sunday's show will be held from 1 to .S p.m. The show will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. for the remainder of the week, closing Dec. n. The theme for the show will be Pottei7 for Gift Giving. Items on display will be for Bale. All pottery has been handcrafted by guild memibers. AALBORG AKmVIT AALBORG AKVAVIT AKVAVIT AALBORG accepting applications and referrals to aid in the selection of needy families. Capt. Harold Cobb suggested that all applications be in Army hands by Dec. 15. "The reason for this," Capt. Cobb explained, "is we need time to properly evaluate the needs and to process applica- tions. We try not to have too much duplication with other groups. "That is not to say we would not try to help a needy family if an application or refeiTal came after that date." Last year kettle donations to-I tailed less than S700, Alberta products bound for China SIMPSONS-SEARS Saturday SPECIALS By LARRY BENNETT Staff Writer Alberta-made products will be displayed in the Orient next summer. Fred Peacock, Alberta minister of industry and tourism, told a press conference in Lethbridge Wednesday that Alberta products will be represented in a trade fair in Peking, China, next August. "A pending trade mission scheduled to visit Japan, Korea, and China next summer would be greatly - .stimulated Ijy the completion of research and production of such items as Kobi beef, potatoes and potato products," said the minister. The minister's atmoimcem,ent foDowed a meeting with the recently - organized Southern Alberta Regional Economic Advisory Council. Rex Little, of Lethbridge, chairman of the coimcil said 1^ is certain that once proper feeding methods have been developed, beef smiilar to the kind produced at Kobi, Japan, could be raised in southern Alberta. "It would be economically impossible to feed the cattle beer and hand massage tliem as the producers at Kobi do, but we could achieve a similar fat marbling in the meat with the propel- feeding." said Mr. Little. Mr. Peacock also announced plans to visit England, Germany and Romania in February. He said the visit to England would be to observe the Alberta industry and tourism office in London and to study the effects of England's entry into the common market. In Germany he will inspect a pharmaceutical company which has expressed interest in opening a plant in Alberta. In Romania he will observe a heavy machinery industry which has also expressed a desire to setup in Alberta. Mr. Peacock said he foresaw vast expansion for the marketing of Alberta cattle and protein products, "Major market outlets to he considered for the future will be Japan and China," said Mr. Peacock. Labor scene tight here, workers find By RUDY HAUGENEDER Staff Writer Southern Alberta is a "no-man's land" for work as far as construction workere are con-ceraed. At least 30 per cent of the carpenters throughout the region and a large percentage of laboi-ers are unemployed, with no large labor - absorbing work projects in sight. Two major construction sites hi Lethbridge - the University of Letlibridge and the Holiday Inn - laid off carpenters this week. Roy Berlando, business agent for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, local 846, says only two men have been placed on jobs during the past two weeks, while more than 30 carpenters have been laid off. The employment situation is "in a hell of a mess" in this area, he said. However there is a glimmer of hope. Mr. Berlando feels the federal incentives programs could provide the money necessary to stimulate developers into starttag a large - scale construction projects in this region. He said "even $100,000 of immediate cash" could get the ball rolling. "The only advice I can give men looking for work is to fill in their unemployment insurance forms," he said. A Lethlw-idge Canada Manpower spokesman re - iterated Mr. Berlando's statement that the work situation was poor. He said not many carpentei-s were listed with CMC because most were registered with the union. But those who are listed, are unemployed. Because of the moderate winter in the region many contractors have caiTied out a number of short - term smaller projects ^'rflich were initially planned for the coming spring. These projects, however, are now drying up, the CMC spokesman said. 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