Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
28 THE LCTHBRIDGE HERAID Wticliiestlnv, Fcbruniy 1972 Compulsory identification cards for Canadians may be r passed li'70 !nr c fir.-', limp in C; ll'lei'M compulsory identiiic ion cards for all At various times, i ually d-r- inc a period of i' artormalh of a larpp scale crime. i-all llwi djans be forced to carry special ideriiiieiitin cards is Advoi-ates say it unu'd help the IHilioe in Iheir And they also say il would pro- Ihe Crime fisuris for 11170 Hint Ihc solution rale fell ly lo M.9 per cent. With Crim- inal Code offences renihing 1.- WI.'Mif, Ihe crime rate rose hy (i.l per cent for cveiy ICO.K'l) Canadians. rOHRED CARDS c a t c s "i" cr-inpiilsory iclcn'.ifieation cards claim Ihe solution rale for crimes could be increased substantially if Ca- nadinns wcie made lo carry sue'n dociiin.'nt.s. Opponent Iliis argJinienl is rubbi.sh. Cai'.'ls could be Kveil if they are genuiiK1. until the pnl i 2 e know the names of persons Mis- pculed (f eommiLling crimes they would be worthless. The last tireal call lor eou'i- p 11 I s o r y identification cards came during the October kid- nappinp crisis of Fernand- V.. Leblauc (I.iljcral Lauricr) put Ihc motion on the Parlia- mentary order paper. It wa.sn t debated until a year later. Mr. I.cblane lii'i hols the same way about klculiiicaiion This Saturday In Weekend Magazine Cheaters More Canadians tha.il ever are attempting tn ivih the Unemployment Insurance Fund. It's estimated that the loss is a surprising1 S8 million annually. How many cheater? are there? How are the frauds worked? What's being done to stop them, and what does the "new" Unemployment Insurance mean? Read this eye-opening report in Weekt-nri Magazine this Saturday. Two Stubborn Men Lid Haggart and Al Milligan, commercial fishermen on Georgian Bay, are among the last of a vanishing breed. Read the story of these tvo men, the hardships they endure, and why nothing can drive them from their way of life. Preserving Rural Dignity Abandoned old buildings are disappearing daily in rural Canada, but Ron Woodall is doing his best to preserve their individual dignity. Weekend Magazine brings you vivid reproductions of his paintings, in full color. A Good Wolf 8s A Dead Woif? Clifford Olmstead. who has liuen hunting and fishing for 4G years, argues that wolves are voracious, and don't necessarily deserve our sympathy. What's A Quiche? A savory custard pie, according to Margo Oliver. And she offers a number of recipes to make it a really tempting dish. Aprons Steal The Scene Olive. Palmer's photos show the latest fashion fad an ordinary butcher's apron turned into a long hostess gown. The Lethbridge Herald i eards and, after Sunday's pub lie affairs television program showed just how niueh (.'a nadians are liirnie.g In nnvaU proieeticn agcneies and dcyiees will no ('nuM he even more keen them. Djrafi drbale in Ihe House o! on .Mr. Lohlanc's mo I tion. be was vigorously onposec j by Inn Wnnipe" MPs. Stanley 'Knowles (NTJP Winnipeg N'ortb Centre 1 and Edmund Oh ler (Liberal Winnipeg SoutV Centre) and also C. H. Aike.r (PC Parry Sound Muskokn) Albert Bechard (Liberal Bona venture lies dc la Madeleine) cards could be made available j on a voluntary basis only. Mr Bcchard, Pr.riiamenlary secro- j Ian- to Justice Minister .lohr j Turner, pointed out that some I people find various identifica- tion cards, sueii as bank cards and gas credit cards, sn asset in day to day living. Perhaps one common card might make I :-onie aspects of life all the more easier. But just as Mr. Lcblanc stil1 [eels that the government I should seriously consider insti- tuting compnlsoiT i ci'.'ds. Mr. Osier remains dead i against it. He is, in facl, appall i ed by the utiole idea. .Mr. Osier believes no govern- i jncnt should even begin to con- j sider the possibility of asking I Canadians Lo carry proof of who they are. If a government does decide '.o consider the idea, it should drop it very quickly. says Mr. Oiler. And if it J doesn't forget about it. pub'ic reaction should be shown to be so strong Dial it will he a long time before any govcrnmeriU- or even individual IIP dared lo suggest it again. Says the Winnipeg Liberal: ''I don't mind being compelled to earn- a card to say that I am a fir psrson lo drive a car I or that my banker believes I'm a solid iypc to be allowed cred- it. But there is no way T am going lo Iw forced to carry e idenlifir-ation card just so that 1 can brcalhe the air in my own country.'' (iOOD IDKA Mr. Leblane doesn't quilt: see i it that way. He points out that I in a municipal election refer- j endum in 1902. 75 per cent of Montrcalers said they thought I mandatory ID c a r d s a good idea. Various todies in Quebec, such as the Chamber of No- j Ir.ries and a conference of Qus- I bee judges, also voiced support for the ID card idea. Mr. Leblanc has suggested Ihe. idea seems lo have been dismissed in Queix-e despite Ihe fact liir.t [lie Quebec population 1 is '-.strongly'1 in favor o[ I Quebec may favor Ihe idea. i says Mr. Osier, but he's sure [be rest of Canada doesn'l. puzzled as (o r.by it should have such support ir, that prov- ince, pulling it down to pos- sibly some cultural difference the" rest of us are not aware exisls. Mr. Leblane would probably deny Mr. Osier's contention that a politician was exhibiiing a death wish by suggesting citi- zens carry eoniDulsoi y ID cards. He's pointed out Uial Quebec justice minister Jerome Choquetle still favors them. Mr. Choquetlc is slill around, even if Lhc cards are nol. But lo Mr. Osier and. he sayi, Ihe vast majority of Canadians, Ihe whole idea of ID cards is repulsive. Even in this age of mass computerization of statis- tics, the public isn't ready to hand over cverylhing lo offi- cialdom. Growing crime vale or nol. says Mr. Osier, no human be- ing should ever himself I to tagged, "hi facl. I ivollid cheerfuliv go to jail than ac- ccpt such a law. because in a society which would allow this I would probably he safer, more comfortable and among more cm-genial people in jail than in society generally." Skis off cliff 7OSEM7TE. National Part, Calif. (Renter) A '.'.iVycar- old Ar.gcles man skied off one of 'lie world's tallest cliffs recently, pulled out a parn- cinile and landed safely in n group of pine frees. 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