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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 25 THE I.ETHBP'dFF HERALD Saturday, January 11, 1975 drug squad accused of trafficking TORONTO (CHI A former drug squad officer, a lawyer and several addicts say some members of the HCMH drug squad in Van- couver traffic in drugs, beat people, steal, commit perjury and use entrapment. The charges are made on CTV's news program W5 to be shown nationally Sunday at 10 p.m. EST. A transcript'of the program was released Friday. Former RCMP corporal Jim Hunt, who spent 16 years on the force, charges that the RCMP regularly traffics in heroin. He told a C'l'V interviewer: "1 could seize an outfit and any amount of drugs whether it be heroin, or in those days amphetamines or bar- biturates, and nobody had any control about it. In other words, I could come back and if there were no case, 1 could put it into my drawer. So when somebody phoned, it was a common occurrence to say 'OK fine, look there's a pole at 17th and Yukon, let's or a mailbox down the west end at Jervis and somewhere else, and just look under that in about 30 minutes and Til hear from you and it's in effect trafficking." The transcript says Hunt was forced to retire in July, 1973, but does not say why. Sidney Simons, a prominent drug defence lawyer in Van- couver, said the RCMP "give people licences to traffic and either encourage or condone that trafficking and sometimes on a very large scale." "And the one case I had in mind in particular where the police have acknowledged that a person that they have known to be putting out six or seven ounces of heroin a week, was allowed to do this for some period of time, and they were supplied with infor- mation about where he was laying down plants of heroin that they staked out, took samples from and then watch- ed people pick them up, and they arrested the people who picked up a bundle of 25 at a time, and those people were charged with possession for trafficking and have gone to jail. "The supplier wasn't hassl- ed at all by the police." Mr. Hunt, Mr. Simons and former addicts also told W5 that police often steal from addicts, sometimes using force to secure their money or drugs. "Generally they (police) take them in the alley and take the money off them and if they don't get the money they beat them up, and if they do sometimes they beat them up slap them around anyway, said a former addict who ask- ed to remain anonymous. Mr. Simons related similar incidents. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES A CAREER OPPORTUNITY TRAINEE MANAGERS Required for a national financial Corporation to fill growth vacancies. The duties are to provide mortgage facilities, consumer contract purchases and personal loans. They will be provided with Administrative training and personal advancement. Company benefits. If you are interested in a career, are young and aggressive and interested in helping people, make an appointment with: W. D. Jamieson Phone 327-5711 All Inquiries Confidential Associate Financial Services Co. Ltd. 1014 3rd Avenue South, Lethbridge REGIONAL DIRECTOR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CALGARY EDMONTON The Job: Two new Regional Director positions will provide responsibili- ty (or the supervision, co-ordination and evaluation of the operation of a number of Social Development Services Regional Offices, each located in Calgary and Edmonton. These offices provide a variety of services: Child Protection; Public Assislance; Juvenile Probalion; Ward Care; Adoption; Employment Opportunities, etc. The Person: The importance of the management function to all departmental programs necessitates the recruitment of a Director with strong management ability; superior communicative skills; the ability to co-ordinate the delivery of services with other social service agencies; innovative ability to develop proposals concerning program delivery. These positions will present a challenge to university graduates with demonstrated management and supervisory experience. Appointment salary is dependent upon the qualifications' of the successful candidate. but will represent advancement for individuals presently earning 000 to per annum. Competition number M342-C-1. Closing date: January 28, 1975. Apply: Government of Alberta Personnel Administralion Bldg. Room 1101, John J. Bowlen Bldg. 620 7th Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T2P OY8 You have A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY an INTERNATIONAL DEALER We're looking for a businessman who knows farming and who wants to be part of the most successful team in the. industry. A dealer opportunity is open in Southern Alberta, and as you've read this far, you could be the man we're looking for. Write in 'con- fidence lor lull information about our total support program to help you share in Canada's booming agricultural equipment market. International. Harvester Company of Canada, Limited W.B. ANDERSON BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER BOX 2406, EDMONTON, ALBERTA TEXACO CANADA LTD. requires LESSEE-DEALER For fully modern city service station. On main traffic route. Excellent potential. Phone 327-2762 CARGILL GRAIN COMPANY LTD. CARGILL NUTRENA FEEDS LTD REQUIRE OPERATIONS TRAINEES For growth positions in Cargill's expanding grain and feed business. Young hard-working individuals in- terested in a career in agricultural business Agricultural business education experience would be helpful. Please forward full resume to Cargill Grain Co. Ltd., Box 21, 2003 McKnight Blvd N E Calgary, Alberta. T2E 6L2. RADIO ANNOUNCER CAREER OPPORTUNITY with radio 790 Alberta's Watts of Country Music A mature, experienced announcer is required for key daytime show. Applicants should also possess a good commercial voice and sense of production. All replies treated in strictest confidence. Send tape, resume and expected salary lo: Mr. Warren Holte General Manager, CFCW Radio 4872 50 Street. CAMROSE, Alberta T4V 1P8 The big punch behind a Combat Croup. A Combat Group is made up primarily ol Infantry, Armour and Artillery units. And Artillery is the power punch behind every Combat Group's effectiveness. There's a lot more to our big punch than a lot of noise. It's an opportunity to become part ot a highly trained team mentally and physically a! the peak ol condition. A chance to become a leader, lo meet a lot ot young people who share the same ideas and interests as yourself. This is an opportunity for you to become someone special. Part of a very special team in a Combat Group. Think you can share the responsi- bility ol our big punch? Ask about Artillery opportunities now. FORCES Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre. 522 8th Ave. S.W. Calgary, Alia. T2P 1E8 Phone: 269-6736 I'm interested in hearing more aboul a Combat Arms Group Please send me information without obligation. _.....Prov__ Address _ City_____...... PLANT ENGINEER required by CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES CO. LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA Excellent opportunity for a graduate engineer with 3 to 5 years experience. This position offers exceptional challenge and above average opportunity for ad- vancement. Successful applicant shall be qualified for membership In the association of professional engineers, geologists and goephysicists of Alberta. Salary shall be commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information, contact: Mr. C. P. West CANADIAN SUGAR FACTORIES CO. P.O. Box 430, Lelhbridge Phone 328-4481 YOUR FUTURE IS HERE. Iberia GOVERNMENT OF AU3ERTA AGRQLOGIST EDMONTON This is a professional agricultural economist position in the area ot financial management of farm businesses, with the Alberta Department of Agriculture. The successful applicant will assist the supervisor of the financial planning group of the Farm Management Branch with the deveiopment and implementation of province-wide programs. Qualifications: B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics with two years related experience. Knowledge of public speaking, report writing and meeting procedures. Salary to (starting salary dependent upon qualifications) Closes January 24, 1975. Competition number 4005-11. APPLY: Government of Alberta Personnel Administration Office Main Floor, Centennial Building 10015 103 Avenue Edmonton, Alberta T5J OH4 Garlic-eater fired Fired from his job and refused welfare because he won't stop eating garlic, Paul Inglis, 30, of Niagara Falls, starts to fix breakfast. He says garlic has stopped the stomach pains he used to have and he eats four meals per day based on garlic. U.S. train system better than Canada's OTTAWA (CP) Within three years, the United States Public Service Fonction publique Canada Canada BUSINESS SERVICES OFFICER Salary: to Indian and Eskimo Affairs Branch Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Various Locations in Alberta THIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO BOTH MEN AND WOMEN ALBERTA. DUTIES: advises Indian Bands, Corporations or individuals on the use of the Indian Economic Development Fund; advises and assists in the preparation of complete and conclusive loan applications; analyses and evaluates the financial viability and technical soundness of projects: searches out anc arranges lor loans and grants from Government and Private stitutrons. QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in the man e ngs anguage is essential for appointment to these positions. Appointments as result of this competition are subject to the provisions of the Public Service Employment Act. Forward completed "Application for Employment" (Form PSC Available at Post Offices, Canada Manpower Centres, offices of the Public Service Commission ot Canada before January 25, 1975, Public Service Commission ol Canada, 300 Confederation Building 10355 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. T5J 1Y6. Please quote competition number: 74-E-3786. BLOCK ESTATE CAREER? foot THE REWARDS 1. THE INCOME fRAiMlkir Tne scale 'vanes according to your own part- 'Cipation Your rriinimumg.oat.isSU.QOOper year Company sponsored training prc DEVELOPMENT -Get of the routine rut. Expand 2. N.R.S. NATIONAL REAL ESTATE SERVICE____ -Organization -Xe'ox training ffers maKjrriuTi exposure to the throughout S C Atbe'ta afid all 3. SERVICE. BWCk Bros Bpsnas 6. FIRST STEP BILL LAZARUK 328-7402 BLOCK BROS. 328-2356 likely will have a passenger train system far superior to that in Canada, says a Cana- dian transport commission study. And the U.S. system will cost American taxpayers less than domestic service costs Canadians. In a report dated November, 1974, and released Friday, the commission out- lines the problem-plagued history of Amtrak, a semi- public corporation set up four years ago to take over U.S. passenger train service. Despite the problems, the commission study says Amtrak has been a reasonable success. It had saved intercity passenger train service, set up innovative running procedures and "relieved the railroads of the 'burden' of investment in passenger tran- sport." Between 1974-79, Amtrak plans to spend more than billion improving track and roadbeds, repairing facilities and buying equipment. Should the U.S. government approve Amtrak's financial plans, that country "will have a rail passenger system far superior to Canada's by 1978." "To the many Canadians who now take pride in the fact that Canada's rail passenger system is superior to that in the United States. 1978 will not be a happy year." As well, the report says Americans will be paying less for Amtrak than Canadians pay for their railway system by 1978 should increases in domestic rail subsidies con- tinue to rise during the next three years. Currently, domestic railways are given roughly million a year in passenger train subsidies, about 80 per cent of the cost of running the trains. By 1978, the commission study shows that Amtrak's an- nual deficit will be about 8305.4 million. Still, the study says Amtrak probably is not the proper lype of passenger train system for Canada. "Amtrak was, and is, a pragmatic compromise developed within the larger United States context of bankrupt railroads owned by successful holding companies. "Canada with a program of 80-per-cent subsidy and a Crown corporation in railroading has an in- stitutional context quite different from the United perhaps even more complex." ;