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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 3, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 - THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD - Friday, December 3, 1971 Child battering is a Criminal Code offence By DON MARKER I Staff Writer "Nobody's going to tell mej how to discipline my kid.*' Pcr-j sons who have ever said that, or j something like that, could be wrong. The Criminal Code of Canada says that anyone struck in anger is the victim 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. "First of all," he said, "let us assume a child has been beaten. The parent lias been charged with an offence. "The law has set down some guidelines for the justification of corporal punishment," Mr. MacLean said. The 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 punishment, it must be shown that the child is capable of correction. The implication is that a child may be incapable of correction by virtue of its age or mental capabilities. Then, any corporal punishment may be considered an assault. Canadian courts have held that a child of 2h QQ green, orange. 3-4-6-6x ................ Boys' Pant Shirt Set. 9 99 Cotton shirt, cord pants. 4-6x .......... Children's Cotton Vests. White only. 77o 2-6x. Pkg. of 3............................ * t%J Girls' Cotton Panties. White only. f{J?r� 2-6x. Pkg. of 3............................ Boys* Flare Pants. Wine, gold, 9 99 green, blue. 4-6x ...................... ,J*"" Men's Melton Coat Reg. $35.00 29.99 Melton frame coilarcoat, warmly lined with borg to a 36" length. Camel or antelope. Sizes 36 to 46. Men's Wear Mist Hair Setter Reg. $14.98 10.99 Lady Kenmore 15 roller set for beautiful hair in minutes. No more split or dried out ends. Beauty and Health Electric Hair Setter Reg. $19.98 12.99 20 roller set by Lady Kenmore. Now you don't have to wait hours for your hair to dry. With this setter, it dries in minutes. Beauty and Health STORE HOURS: Open Daily 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. te 9 p.m. Centre Village. Telephone 328-9231. aalboAg akvavtt aalborg akvavtt aalborg ;