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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta the protector of to step down November UTNIMOOIHMALD-41 EDMONTON Georfe B. McClelUn is heavily-built man and it it not unreasonable to expect him to be heavy in other ways. yean ago he retired from the saying 35 yean was long enough for any one man to be a es- pecially one who had started with backwoods patrols and wound up in the force's top There were those who then questioned the wisdom of se- lecting a policeman as Can- ada's first for the province of Alberta. George McClellan leaned over the massive desk in his Edmonton a coffee cup that could drive nails clenched in his hands. those people he told an that I'd dedicated 35 years of my life to protecting In this Centennial Year of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police the former commis- sioner's file grew thick with requests for him to speak at functions across the country. he was not He is a of Royal Military College in and spent two years as publisher of a weekly newspaper at before joining the force. He was posted to Edmonton soon after his enlistment and served at St. Red Deer and Sylvan Lake in Alberta. During the Second World War he was posted to Van- couver where he was in charge of security and in- telligence covering most mainline railways and esti- mating the sabotage possi- bilities presented by railway bridges in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. One would think the 64-year- old ex-Moan tie would be most proud of the job he did in covering the identity of So- viet defector Igor Gouzenko so successfully. he talks of a situ- ation which arose early in his career when he was con- fronted by the sort of situ- ation which good abhor but usually can do iittle about. a town under my juris- diction the justice of the peace owed -a bill to a local merchant. The argument over this bill got to be'one of.the talking pieces of the town. The jurtice sought a solution by having the merchant brought up on some minor charge against the game .'regu- the also a fur told me of the situ- ation I first got him a remand and then contacted my supe- rior officer. result was that the justice was removed from of- most likely for using his position for his personal He hates'bulVes. When he was in grade school his was a one-boy crusade against bull- ies and since bullies are not always physically the young McClellan collected his share of shiners. GEORGE MCCLELLAN don't like to see people get pushed in dealing within the limitations of the often see situations they do not consider but still are required to administer the law. suppose it's better this the former commis- sioner said. we hardly want the police decid- Vehicles pass test EDMONTON More than half the vehicles tested by the department of the en- vironment and Alberta Motor Association last summer met the emission levels indicative of clean-car Elh- vironment Minister Bill Yurko announced here. The testing program showed that 39.9 per cent of North American-built cars and 45.4 per cent of imported cars ed to meet the government's standards. The department also an- nounced that Canada Safeway Ltd. has been ordered to stop operating an incinerator at its meadowlark shopping centre store in Edmonton. The department said the company had not taken corrective ac- tion following a request to halt excessive smoke emissions. Ombudsman 'figurehead' office of ombudsman in Saskatchewan nothing more than a says Ken Liberal member of the legislature for Regina Albert Park. The ombudsman Ernest Boychuk cannot function effectively because deputy ministers and others reporting directly to a cabinet minister are not subject to his Mr. MacLeod said in an interview. CAREERS FOUNDRY WORKERS REQUIRED Wanted immediately foundry workers and labourers. Good starting pay and fringe benefits. Permanent employment. LETHBRIDGE IRON WORKS CO. LTD. 120 1st Avenue Looping For a Change Or Supplementary EXCELLENT SELLING OPPORTUNITY Long established Calendar and Speciality Advertising Company requires ambitious sales person on or part-time basis. A complete range of Promotional Sales and Business will earn top commis- sion dollars payable weekly. Previous selling experience but not es- sential. Reply in confidence T. A. MORTIMER LIMITED P.O Box Ont. 1PA ing which laws are to be en- forced and which are His position as he allows him to step beyond the bounds of legal justice and into the area of what be calls natural justice. that's an exten- sion of police philosophy into the area where I'm required to think of what a reasonable man would consider fair in any situation. In my dealings with companies and government departments I'm often told that nothing has been done that legally is that as ombuds- I am bound to ask whether the person register- ing the complaint really did get a square Mr. McClellan said he now has an opportunity to go to bat for people who have no one to fight for them. people feel they are up against a heartless and soulless he said. are it's not intentional. It's the size of government for instance that sometimes develops imperso- nality. six yean as ombuds- man I have not found one decision that was moti- vated by bias or malice and I have not found even the sligh- test trace of corruption. And let's face it-I'm used to and well-trained in looking for cor- Mr. McClellarfwill retire as ombudsman May 1 next year. Turning back to the subject of the he nothing so out of touch as a retired police- suspect the new commis- sioner has all the problems I was faced with and many for were a minor problem when I re- tired as commissioner. Now they are a major think that 1 was the luckiest man in the-world to have found a job I loved so so early in life. I was never cut out for a routine job and in those early in some of those rural I'd go out each day and never know where I'd sleep that Staying in Stay with friends. Traditional Calgary hospitality starts witrvus. 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