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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta March 1971 IETHBRIDGE HEKAID 5 New Young Offenders Act described as junior criminal code OTTAWA CP Opposition MPs call the proposed Young Offenders Act a junior crimi nal but the government says it is really a bill of rights for It is a major departure from the Juvenile Delinquents Act of whose social approach is being replaced by a judi cial one said to be full of more options for the The new bill seeks to ensure that a young person is not judged on insufficient evi SolicitorGeneral Jean Pierre Goyer Under present a juvenile delinquent may be anyone under 16 who violates a provincial or municipal statute or who is guilty of sexual im morality or any similar form of That covers just about every thing from murder to raiding the apple Goyer adds that the tag delinquent is a blanket one as he lack ol legal protection in juvenile courts may mean abuse ol SCOLDING AN OPTION A scolding or an indefinite term in reformatory are among the options judges Ive talked to lawyers who have told me of judges who forced kids to kiss the floor seven times and I might let you The new act also would pco vide numerous but it would apply only to offences under the Criminal The age range would be 10 to al though Goyer finds 12 to 18 attractive as The new bill got a chilly re ception when it reached the sec ond in princi in and was given a twomonth With debate resumed some amendments are seen Eldon Woolliams PCCal gary North moved that a task force be formed to look into the whole He called the proposed law enslav vicious and No one worries about these things very much until then own sons or daughters are in Woolliams Even if this were a good we still do not have sufficient training schools to take care of the Andre Fortin biniere said that delinquents are left to rot in reformatories that are the equivalent of Socalled reception centres were really rejection SOME FEAES ALLAYED Goyer took the bill back for review and says that fruitful pause has allowed some misapprehensions to be He doesnt intend to withdraw the bill although he feels there U room for If it does get second it will o to the Commons justice where the Canadian Bar the Canadian Health Association and other jodies are expected to give it a full working One he was lack of prior consultation with such resulting in a good deal of misunderstanding of the complex 84clause Critics say an 11yearold could conceivably be and photographed by need a lawyer and face a set term in For offences punishable by the death penalty or life in youths could be put in reform school until then taken before an adult court and and sentenced to This clause has drawn much Goyer claims it is an improvement on the present in which juvenile court judges say they often feel it advisable to send a serious offender to trial in an adult where the maximum be rather than take a chance on him being freed at The juvenile court judge wont to impose an indefinite term in such But if he the adult court has the option of immediate There is no possibility of a death Goyer MPs have picked out other areas for criticism juvenile found driving while impaired might be sent to reformatory for two a sentence that couldnt be imposed on an judge might prohibit a child from owning a pet for two 17h century says David MacDonald might be fined or 90 days for failure to show up in judge might prohibit an offender from driving for says Andrew Brewin Toronto recommending a threeear judges say the fixed sentence is a bad Goyer authorities would be able to reduce or lengthen the fixed With a time its like taking a person out of in tiie middle of says Judge William chairman of the Ontario Juvenile Court Judges LACKS SOCIAL APPROACH The Canadian Mental Health Association says it is wrong to label children as offenders and It mourns departuie from the social The province of Ontario sayj thrit raising the age limit to cost it million in spending on new The age limit in the and for male is 16 It is 17 in British Columbia dfd Newfoundland and 18 in Manitoba and Gilbert of the XDP says it should be 18 across the and Goyer tends to although he says this is up to the Gilbert and others say the age limit should be tather than There should b no possibility of criminal btiou that age says section 13 of the Code will the number of children under 14 dealt with under the Section 13 provides that before a child bctuccn seven and 14 can be found the must he consequences uf his act He is emphatic in defending ihe judicial There are 16yearold drug and they know as well as any adult what they are he said in a recent Jobless figures decline EDMONTON CP A fed eral government official re ported today that unemploy ment fell slightly in Alberta in Uie labor force in creased and the number of em ployed also David district eco nomist in federal manpower said in his latest summary that as a pecentage of the labor unemployed in the province was six per cent compared with 6 5 per cent in In unemployed also had decreased in to from the previous In the Alberta onemployment rate was 4 6 per cent or per Swimmer said indica tions are the business cycle has reached bottom and sig nificant growth should occur in The provinces labor force grew by in February to reach The number in employment higher in February than in January but low er than in Tanker burns PANAMA AP The Coast Guard said Wednesday an engine room fire on West German tanker off the Florida had killed one seaman and in jured The carrying a load of was re ported burning some 85 miles southwert of Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico 35 CENTS A COPY SEATTLE AP Ths Se attle Times announced today the cost of its Sunday newspa per will go up to 35 cents a copy April 1 from 25 The 1971 MercedesBenz Motor Show The least costly models Economy with engineering features still unavailable on the most expensive domestic The 220 has 4wheel disc fully independent seats five com and holds of The 220D is similar but 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