Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada's fuzzy immigration laws strictly for the crime birds TORONTO (CP) Canada's immigration laws are turning the country into a liavcn for for- eign criminals, say a number of police and immigration offi- cials. In a scries of interviews with The Star, the officials com- plained that criminals have lit- tle trouble getting into Canada. If ordered deported, they can stall for months, possibly years, through appeals. And if finally deported, they can simply return to Canada. Some have been deported seven or eight times without penalty. Abortions don't get preference in Alberta operating rooms EDMONTON (CP) The large number of abortions be- ing performed in Alberta hospi- tals are not interfering with more important surgery, Neil Crawford, minister of health, said in the legislature. Art Dixon (SC Calgary Millican) said the number of abortions in Alberta has tripled in recent years and asked if Mr. Crawford planned to inves- tigate complaints that "abor- tions are getting preference over other urgent surgery." Mr. Crawford said the prov- ince's hospital services commis- sion has been in touch with hos- pitals in regard to such a prob- lem and lias found that "this is not the case." Body pulled from river CALGARY body of four-year-old Roberta Ann Hoye of Calgary was pulled out of the Bow River yes- terday, six weeks after she dis- appeared through a hole in ice. She was spotted in three inches of water near the north bank of the river in the city's northwest section. "In police circles the immi- gration department is regarded as little more than a bad said Clem Hill, who until a year ago was in charge of the RCMP intelligence squad in Toronto. Sergeant of Detectives James Noble said Metropolitan Toronto police have almost given up trying to get undesirables de- ported. Now they advise United States authorities to follow the more costly and time-consum- ing process of extradition. A senior official in the immi- gration department said: "The plain truth is that we have no immigration policy. "We let anyone in, criminals, anybody. Immigration has be- come a political football and ev- erybody is scared of upsetting the ethnic vote or of being called racist." Bryce Mackasey, federal min- ister of manpower and immi- gration, said: "I'm bothered too." EASY TO ENTER Canada, he said, is probably the easiest country in the world to enter arid there are risks "as far as subversion and security are concerned." He said that when he took over his portfolio in January a new immigration bill was about to be introduced. But it was held back for redrafting on the advice of senior officials in the department. "If we plug the loopholes, it will help the police and help boost the morale of the immi- gration Mr Mackasey said. Among the most criticized as- pects of Canada's immigration legislation in the interviews was the immigration appeal board, a body independent of the immi- gration department, to which persons ordered deported can appeal. The number of deportation ap- peals to the board is increasing, partly because of a change in the legislation in 1967 which per- mits persons visiting Canada to apply for landed-immigrant status. Previously such applica- tions had to be made from out- side Canada. Last year about of the people given landed-im- migrant status applied from within Canada. At the end of 1971 there were deporta- tion appeals waiting to be heard. BRYCE MACKASEY bothered, too anniversary continues all month OUTSTANDING VALUES IN LADIES GENTS RINGS 20% off Our complete assortment of gold rings is feature priced for this sale. This assortment of rings in both 10 and 14 kt. gold. 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He said sex counselling was hard to learn from a book. Doctors first had to face their own attitudes. There's a joker in Alberta egislnt lire EDMONTON (CP) The legislature adjourned Tues- day night with Gordon Strom- berg looking for his boots. slipped them off dur- ing the debate and some of his fellow MLAs stole them. Such a fate befell High- ways Minister Clarence Cop- ithorn only last week. Hit by truck boy, 9, dies FORT SASKATCHEWAN (CP) Brian Glenn Watson, 9, of Fort Saskatchewan was killed when struck by a semi-trailer truck on Highway 15 in this town, about 12 miles northeast of Edmonton. Police said the boy rode his bicycle across the highway, into the path of the heavily- loaded truck. -----Thursday, May II, 1972 THE LETH8MGE HERAtD Children's rights bill gets reading EDMONTON (CP) A bill few million dollars a year back which defines more fully and adequately the rights of chil- dren in Alberta was given first reading in the legislature Wed- nesday. The amendments to the Child Welfare Act, introduced by Ken Paproski (PC Edmonton would among other things make adoption proceed- ings more flexible, provide money for special rehabilita- tion programs for children on probation, increase the maxi- mum fine for unauthorized dis- closure of information to from and bring mentally retarded children under the act. Dr. Paproski said that in plac- ing the mentally retarded under the act, the cost of caring for such children would be share- able with the federal govern- ment. "This would probably bring a to Alberta for the care of these he said. Suspect leaps into water VANCOUVER (CP) Po- lice intercepted a shipment of hashish walued at fol- lowing a land and sea chasa along the waterfront here Wed- nesday. Two suspects were captured, Yut a third man escaped by icaping into Burrard Inlet. A police boat searched the area until dawn but found no sign of him. 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