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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta March 1971 THE UIH8RIDGE HERALD 5 Nora Beloff Britains new immigration law T 0 N D 0 N The Common which comfort ed Britain for its loss of em is taking a long time to This is the principal les son to be learned from the highly controversial Immigra tion or antiimmigra tion which has just start ed its tortuous way through Contrary lo ear lier expeclations and declared Conservative and even though the Common wealth Office and the Foreign Office have been merged for over three there is still to be a discrimination between foreigners and Commonwealth to be compound ed by discrimination between categories of Commonwealth citizens as After the First World Britain restricled the right of aliens to settle and these restrictions have con tinued ever For Britain the world was divided between foreigners and those subject to the king or wherever in the imperial territories they might In when the Empire was officially replaced by the the At Uee government passed a Brit ish Nationality Act transfer ring this distinction from Em pire to And even now passengers arriving at British ports are separated into two blocks Com monwealth and Irish who are a special case in one and for eigners in As international mobility has residents of the un derdeveloped and primitive communities in Asia and the West Indies massively took the opportunity for mov ing themselves and their fam ilies into where the standard of prospects of employment and the welfare services were so much higher than at In 1962 the Con servatives passed the first Act limiting Commonwealth immi gration and in 1968 labor pass ed a further measure limiting even the access of AfroAsians who held valid British pass ports for the Asians who had migrated under Brit ish protection into East Africa and retained British citizen ship when their adopted home lands became By the influx of immi grant workers has been re duced to a trickle of about 000 a of whom half are professional mostly doctors and But ttere are over a million in Britain already with the right to bring in their dependants about 000 or are coming in un der this category each year and last according to a Conservative Member of Par William about Commonwealth about of them from mix ed marriages were born in The AfroAsians are heavily concentrated in the major in dustrial centres and although Parliament has voted antidis crimination interra cial occasionally erupting into has be come a hot political After sharp internal fighting the Conservative party turned down Enoch Powells ex tremist solution of encouraging the repatriation of immigrants and refusing to allow depen dants to join those already All the party Edward and his friends would promise at tl e last elec tion was that immigrants would be deprived of their au tomatic right to settle once South African snoopers charter TOWN The public outcry against censorship in South Africa has been rising to such a pitch particu larly among that it was becoming obvious that the Vorster Government would have to do something about Recently it did it it gave the censorship screws an ex cruciating and astonishing It introduced hi Parliament the Publications and Enter tainments Amendment Bill when it becomes will empower the Publications Control Board the 12member censor board to appoint super snoopers with amazingly wide powers of entry into private including and of seizing publications or objects on The measure allows a snooper to enter any place on reasonable be suspects t h a t any undesir able publication or object is being offered or kept for Having entered the prem the snooper is empower ed to examine any publication By liys or and if it appears to afford evidence of a con travention of the Publications and Enteitainmcnt Act to seize No qualifications are specified for a but the board may appoint gen eral snoopers who will he authorized to raid any prem ises at their discretion and special snoopers who will have more limited powers to raid specific Another provision of the bill reads No person shall pub lish any particulars about any film which has not been ap proved by the board pub lish means even to communi cate anything to a second per son No public ation containing any reference whatever to any film which has not been approved by the South African censors will be admitted to South Africa under this provi It does not matter wheth er the film is an international or whether it is still in the making all reference to it will be forbidden until the lo cal watchdogs have cleared Under this almost every magazine or general journal in the world will have lo be banned or South Africans will be kept in total ignorance of what is happening in the film world until the film concerned has been One of the purposes of this extraordinary provision is to protect the censors from criti cism cf which they have been getting a lot A film for will not be able lo compare a cut film with an uncut and thereby hold the censors up to ridicule for their Nor will he be able to write about films which he has seen out side the but which have not reache the country yet and been South Africans have suffered many cultural atrocities at the hands of the Nationalist Gov ernment in the 23 years in which it has been in but tie new censorship powers are among the fiercest and weird They make the mind bog Written for The and The London m SIMPSONSSEARS 8 x 10 Portrait In Imperial for 3 days only Your childs portrait made with Eastman PROFESSIONAL Ektacolor Film and materials and our ail new DYNAMIC COLOR background assures you full color fidelity and breathtaking realism never before You must see this value to believe it 8x10 PORTRAIT the entire portrait photograph is completed in color NO OBLIGATION TO BUY ADDITIONAL PORTRAITS EXTRA PRINTS AVAILABLE AT REASONABLE PRICES LIMIT ONE PER CHILDTWO PER FAMILY AGE LIMIT 5 WEEKS TO 12 YEARS GROUPS TAKEN AT 99j EACH ADDITIONAL CHILD CHOICE OF Plus Handling and Delivery CHOOSE FROM FINISHED PORTRAITSNOT PROOFS Thursday and Friday 9 to 1 to 6 to 9 Saturday 9 to 12 1 to 5 Call 3286611 STORE HOURS 9 to Daily Thunday and Friday until 9 Closed Wedneiday al Centre Villaae 5nd Avenue and 13th Teloshop LE they arrived and would hence forward be treated in the same way as aliens With what many people re gard as almost indecent Heaths government has now introduced a bill carrying out his pledge It was thrown together so fast that it was ol vious in the House of Com mons debate that Ministers themselves had not fully mas tered its the Home Reginald who has a liberal has given an rssur ance that he will be ready to amend Since both the Labor and Conservative parties have agreed that Britains future lies with the European Econ omic it might seem logical to wind up the whole idea of Commonwealth status and follow other Euro pean countries by distinguish ing only between nationals of the home coumry and the The traditionalism of the Con servative party ruled this And under the new bill there is still no such thing as a Uni ted Kingdom spe cial rights are still accorded fcr nonnaturalized Common wealth who can vote and be elected in British local and central government from the moment they the right to re side will be restricted exclu sively to Commonwealth citi zens who can claim at least one grandparents born in Brit category which has been given the new name of This manifestly a device to favor the white Commonwealth Aus tralia and New al though it has been calculated that it also includes a million or so AngloIndians of mixed Both the government and the opposition agree that the real test of the bill is not whether it slows down immi gration the government has the power to do that already but how it affects relations be tween the different races al ready living in Al though conceding that it will not have much effect on the number of Maudling and his friends claim that the clarification and con solidation of the law will reas sure nervous whites who are irrationally scared of being crowded out by The new bill imposes heavy penalties on people who help smuggle in immigrants and ex tends from six months to three years the period in which ille gal entrants can be booted The opposition view was best expressed by Deputy Leader Roy Jenkins who said This unnecessary bill picks away with a sort of horrible preci sion at the delicate and thinly growing skin of good commun ity relations in The basic objection of the critics is that it is pernicious to apply the regime ex tended to aliens and which in cludes registration with the po and work permits attach ed to specific jobs to the vis ibly and vulnerably colored im Social workers envis age harassment of these immi grants by the police though it can be argued that searches for illegal entrants makes this possible already even more exploitation by employers on whose good will the helpless immigrant de pends for an annual renewal of his right to A new immigrant who loses his automatic right to be nat uralized afler five years con tinue1 indefinitely to be liable to a deportment order un der the new if he is ex pelled his family must go Perhaps most painfully for the the right to come to of which they are now to he will continue to be automatically extended to the likely to include most of then fellow immigrants from the white It is too soon to know which side is right on the effects of the or how many amend ments the trovernmcnt will till accept But is surely right when he says that the problem of new mi gration is and an cillary to the basic problem of race And it looks as if the government will have to allocate far more men and money to welfare and housing in the areas of high immigrant concenlratinn and put a stop to rising unem ployment t o if they are n avert the big cities where the immi grants Written for Tlir llerahl and The Ixindon So They Say The one great problem of marijuana is that it might lead to cigarette Peter professor of social relations at Johns Hop kins Rising costs o sickness The Hamilton Spectator AMONG the biggest increases in statu payments in this years federal budget estimates is that for The leap and that seems the appiopri ate word for it is S110 or 23 per Medicare will the federal government Tills figure of only a frac tion of the total spent in Canada on all forms of paramedical and hos Ii is a wellknown fact thai a great mam of uur people are far from they do not express the de vivre that used to be aasociittwl with outh nmunduiK the glowing the bright Those who look at these matters object ively with minds that not all the must say em phatically something rouM be wrong The pital care in a If the of pre favorite pegs ae iii i scriptive drugs and patent medicines were the result would be positively In the last four the cost of pital services alone has been rising at an annual average of 16 per There are hopes that in the 197172 fiscal the increase in these with federal provincial will be held down at between 10 and 11 per But this will only be achieved by chopping down the hospital building program by mil A postponement of a No one who values a vote or a friend ly greeting dare suggest that a single penny of this should be To do so Some lernfjuig figures on sickness among young people have been published from time to time in the last decade in the United Slates These are not en tirely to but to Nor does this unpleasant expression mean that young people aie being deliberately Millions of them come from good but their nutiition is so defective that they can be said to live mostly on a lot of which is consumed while looking at the fishy monster in the living The body rebels A first step to improving the nations health should be nutrition not would lay him open to charges of cold only fcr young but for older folk inhumanity or re who dig their own graves by eating tasty masquerading as It must be obvious to thinking people that real instruction in health are the bases of Without good nothing is worth while and even the richest countries become there must be a bet ter way than automatically pouring more and mere millions even year into curing much of which could have been easily prevented at no cost to So the as it must be progressively stoked every year and no one must remark Canada cannot be as sick or hypochondriacal as that Perhaps it is time more attention was paid to preventative and not only on the grounds of saving but of sickness and which is much more Forty TV Channels By William in The Christian Science Monitor you like a television set with 40 or evening In the first place I dont working channels The mind bog gles But as Editorial Research Report says these are on the way via Cable Youd pay for what you But a dozen channels would offer entertainment pro Others would regularly show meet ings of city council and school board ap plause within the high school sports aside from lectures from a nearby courses in automobile repair got a TV in your garage and language One channel would show nothing but stock quotations with sooth ing music no doubt during Another would display continuous weather But this isnt The report also sug gests that the same cable would be used to send and receive telegrams and pay electric order groceries and do ones Okay for the banking one day were all likely to have bank accounts geared to a master credit card and any purchase we make will immediately and automatically be deducted from our credit And okay for paying the electric bill which will be a lot higher with all this But theres another item where some body sensible has got to draw the The TV we are by turning to a newspaper scans the latest headlines and presses a button to order a printout of stories he wants to I am fed up with media stories about how we are each of a few million per going to have facsimile machines in our homes winch will run off the morning want tins gsdgct clacking and humming away like the background noise in the local In the second I dont want to have to keep a supply of news print rolls in the basement I have enough trouble keeping a supply of paper kitchen And in the third how do I know which news stories I want to read until Ive seen which you can do very simply by scanning the pages in the daily I want to see all the news dis and I dont want to have to be on hand before the TV set at precisely or miss the headline In other theres a lot of enjoyment and1 much less fuss and sitting down with the evening newspaper which the newsboy or mailman has just Ill get my headlines via radio or But it is just possible that the homeprinting of millions of daily via costly facsimile or mechanical is one of those expensive clutters that civilization can do Cable TV is And so will be these wonderful things now called by the jawbreaker name of audiovisual playback devices wluch means the apparatus by which you can play in the over your TV television programs that you like stereo in some stores or rent fron So that you can see and via your own The Sound of Music Romeo and the Godkin or a documentary on drug You yourself decide when you want to view and what youll French unilingualism By Ciatide in Montreal Le oir wellintentioned b u t IN certain cut off from economic people talk more and more as if French unilingualism were soon going to become a It is only necessary to stay close to everyday life to determine that we are as far from a real solution to Quebecs language problem today as we were yes The recent Parti Quebecois convention brought to light the traps of an intransigent unihngual policy in the teaching The difficulties will IK no smaller when the PQ decides lo examine the concrete implica tions of its language p o 1 i c y in economic One can already guess the obstacles un ilingualism will raise in In this world where the customer is what leg islator could with any hope of be ing that anyone will have to be served in anything but his own language What enterprise enamored1 of good busi ness will want to deprive itself of a client for the sole pleasure of giving satisfaction to a legislator who has little respect for reality What is true for is less true fcr some believe Lets they that the big manufactur ing enterpuse functions in French the rest will come by a natural progression We wish things were so Unfor they are a double dealer The Boaid of Evangelism and Social Service of lie United Church of Canada ITS nol pleasant to think of Canada as a double dealer in the field of inter national but when it comes to a question of oppression in southern Africa there is little doubt that our government speaks with a forked tongue We say we deplore apartheid yet we pour investment dollars into the country and even spend public money to advertise the opportunities for capital gains in Similarly we are horrified at the tales of atrocities in Angola ard Mozambique arfi easily fnhhpd off until tlv that those internal mates between Portugal and her overseas And so we sit at the NATO table with the aggressor and remain Our prime minister has made represen tations to Edward Heath deploring the fact that Britain sells arms and frigates to South Africa to defend the Cape Sea route against Russian Yet Can ada herself sells parts for repairing guns lo Portugal Tiiideau admits thai Can adas pohcy is and we should cither stop IrddmK or stop con demning Recently four Canadians autlwrcd a Black Paper and made constructive sug gestions for the improvement of Canadian policy towards southern They arc Cranford Pratt of the University of Garth Lesge of the United Board of World Mission and wo former CUSO Richard Wil liams and Hugh So far their sug gestions hnve had fl disappointingly cool reception There are many nonmilitary wnys for Canada to help thq oppressed The Black for suggest an investigation into the economic mvohc mcnt of our country with southern with a possible termination of present trade agreements even at the risk of reciprocal treatment for Canadian We may not be the biggest or most in fluential nation in the world but its a sorry if cant without such doubtful ;