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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta National protest urged on WMA EDMONTON (CP) Only a "tremendous protest" by all Ca- nadians c a n deny future gov- ernments the use of the War Measures Act, the Edmonton branch of the Voice of Women said Friday. The act, invoked during the October, HI7II. Quebec crisis, was an invasion cf democratic rights, the organization said in a brief to the citizens' commis- sion inquiring into the use of the act. "In Alberta, we as members of the Voice of Women, have been extremely concerned by the ease with which people ac- cepted the loss of their riglils and liberties." The brief also said the gov- ernment's "over-reaction'' was IL condoned because of fear of un-1 have formed three-man teams popularity. which will visit all major tana- Use of the act last year I dian centres to gather views on raises the question of whether the use of the act. I the federal government will PROVEN COItliKlT i again impose "total military, Ablerta Federation of La- police and censorship powers j bor told the commission in a object to the loss of their civil liberties'''1 A brief by the Alberta New Democratic'Party said Canada needs a special statute with limited power to deal any similar crisis. This statute would be used only in the trou- bled region and would cxpne after 30 days. The N D P also said persons arrested under the statute would have to be brought before a court within 2J hours. The War Measures Act permitted police to search and arrest without warrants and to hold persons in jail for 21 days. The commission was lounded late last year in Ontario by a group of 'university professors. It has 10 commissioners who upon all Canadian said the women. REMAIN PASSIVE; brief that those who spoke out against the government's use of the act now have been proven DIES A. P. Herbert. British humorist, writer and trailing 'oiial reformer, died at his London home. He was SI. Aiili-Jitier program boiler ban haniiiiig pop hollies LDMONTON (CP) An ed- cation anti litter program vould he more effective than janning non returnable hol- ies, a spokesman for the Al- icrla Soft Drink Association The association is prepared o help finance the program, R icaliM! thai bottles con- Iribtilc lo pollution hut so do many other containers. The problem is a mailer of public education." The association plans to meet Environment' Minister Bill: Yurko early next week to dis- cuss allernale proposals. The government announced Wednesday that effective Jan. 1. soft drink industries must put a tv.o-cctil refund on all non returnable glass and metal containers. The legislation further stales that effective Jan. all non returnable soft drink con- ainers will be prohibited. Menially ill Tlll'im, N.S. iCI'i .Intnes Uoyd Harris, 40, charged with non-capital iinirder, was re- manded for a 30-day mental ex- a m i n a t i o n today after Dr. Frank Slip testified that Harris was mentally ill. Harris was arrested Nov. 5 in a Halifax motel and charged with the murder of 53-year-old fiuy Leroy McAloncy of Truro whose bludgeoned body was found in his apartment Aug. 2V. Harris, also wanted by police in the slaying of Vcrnon Wayne 1 Johnson of Edmonton and Har- old Raine of Onconta, N.Y., will appear in court here Dec. 10. Stilurduy, November 13, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 9 Alberta teachers vote to strike CALGARY (CP) More than 000 teachers in the Bow Valley School Authority have voted to go on strike for higher wages and fringe benefits. The teachers have been with- out a contract since Septemljcr, 1970. Tlie teachers accepted a con- I filiation board recommendation on wages but the trustees re- jected the report and offered a six-pcr-ccnt increase retroac- tive to the end of the last con- tract. The teachers, in the districts of Banff, Canmore. Mountain View, Three Hills, Drumheller Valley, Hanna and Whcatland, have'asked the school boards lo pay 50 per cent of the com- pulsory health care insurance premiums. A strike date has not been set. BE SURE TO ATTEND (NEWLY RENOVATED) "And if so. will the people ot: correct. Canada again be too inlimi-i "it (the act) was invoked by dated by panic and hysteria to an over zealous government that acted out of a slate of highly charged emotion and panic there has been no evidence whatsoever to show (hat there was any apprehend- ed insurrection in the province of Quebec." The federation said it be- lieves Canada's criminal laws CBC official gels new post TORONTO (CP) John Mae, 51. supervisor of announc- er services for the CBC s To- are sufficient for apprehending er servces ronto region, has been appoint- j conspir a t o r s. terrorists and program director of CELT, murderers. network's Toronto television "We see a grave threat 326 5th STREET SOUTH PHONE 327-8578 ed the station, region television