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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 22, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Hidden in lawyers9 downtown offices Police investigation requested on bugging MONTREAL Law- yers Sidney Leithman and Maurice Hebert say they suspect bugging devices ound in their offices earlier in .he day were placed there by The two battery-powered Jevices were hidden in false of the criminal awyers' downtown offices. Phe lawyers said they believe hey were installed about five nonths ago when police their offices at illegedly investigating a ireak-in. Rene director if the Montreal Urban Com- nunity police denied us men were involved in the lugging Quebec Provincial Police INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 also denied they were involv- ed with the wiretapping. No comment was available from the RCMP or from Je- rome Quebec Justice Minister. Both lawyers have repre- sented clients called to testify before the Quebec police com- mission inquiry into organized but the special police unit in charge of making investigations for the inquiry also denied placing the bugs. The lawyers have called for an independent police investigation and said they plan to file formal complaints today with the Quebec Bar the provincial justice minister and Solicitor- General Warren Allmand. Mr. Leithman and Mr. Hebert said other lawyers have been informed and they are expected to check their of- fices today. A search of the Hebert and Leithman offices wll continue today. Mr Leithman said he ex- pects there are at least six more bugs I have one that has the No. 7 stamped on the back of the transmitter and Hebert found one with No The lawyers have refused to hand the devices over to police and plan to turn them in to the Quebec medico-legal laboratory today to determine whether there are any fingerprints on them. The laboratory does work for police in Quebec The lawyers said they recently learned from the night watchman that police entered their offices about five-months allegedly to investigate a break-in. They believe the devices were in- stalled at that Mr. Leithman said no one in his office had called police about a break-in and that when police ordered the watchman to hand over his keys and stay down- threatened him with trouble if he He said the watchman was shown badges but was unable to remember what force the police were from The devices were dis- covered after Mr. Hebert's wife suggested her husband check his office sitting in the office with a we got to talking about bugs and just for curios- ity's sake we started to she said was just really luck. We lifted the panel over the book shelf and the transmitter fell from the Mr. Hebert said he called Mr Leithman and suggested he check his own office lifted a couple of panels in the ceiling and found the bug in the corner by the win- said Mr. Leithman. Another member of the Joel said the firm handles mainly criminal cases and destroys the privacy of communications with our Communication breakdown 'resolved' at Calgary meeting OTTAWA The com- munications breakdown be- tween Ottawa and Alberta over energy issues has been says a spokesman for Energy Minister Donald Macdonald. The official confirmed that Mr Macdonald held a private meeting with Don Al- berta minister of inter- governmental Monday night in Calgary after their abbreviated television debate. was a very good relations have pick- ed up and the minister was very pleased with the out- The spokesman said Mr Macdonald also will meet with Alberta officials Friday in To- ronto during a federal-provin- cial meeting of energy minis- ters. The spokesman said the Cal- gary session took place at Mr. Macdonald's suggestion and was held in a downtown hotel suite. It lasted an among other the business of con- he said. Alberta broke off energy communications with Ottawa earlier this month after Mr. Macdonald announced that the federal export tax on crude oil would he raised to a barrel from 40 cents Dec. 1. Mr. Getty said at the time the action broke an agreement requiring consultation between the two governments on federal decisions affecting the province's resources. 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Two of the city's major hotels turned him down as a guest when he arrived in town for a series of two of them with the Hamilton Philharmonic. 6Let the bastards freeze in dark' Gf LGARY For the two a group of oil company employees in Calgary have been dis- tributing bumper stickers calling on Albertans to THE EASTERN BASTARDS BREEZE IN THE 'The who wish to remain have been distributing the stickers in the name of the Western Canada First Association So about stickers have been printed. It is not known how many of them have ended up on the bumpers. A spokesman for the group said the stickers are with oil company employees The name of Western Canada First Association is pseudonym just a name we made he said. He said this not an organiz- ed campaign by the oil com- panies. is just a number of in- dividuals who are involved Our only purpose was to point out that the resources of Alberta belong to DETROIT With temperatures lowered at Detroit Metropolitan Airport to save some chilly cocktail waitresses are trying to win the right to wear sweaters over their low-cut blouses freezing to said Myra president of Local 705 of the Motel and Restaurant Union. with the fuel I guess the company figures sex objects shouldn't get wrapped up in Host the air- port said allowing the waitresses to wear sweaters would alter the firm's image One official he is sure a settlement can be reached. believe it when I see said Mrs. Wolfgang. can understand them wanting a uniform to designate the but I'm sure good Americans wouldn't mind chilly waitresses getting dressed up in something sensi- ble like wool slacks and a nice she said she don't have any liquids inside them to keep them Vt The Burlington police depart- ment may have to curtail pa- trols because of the gasoline shortage. Police Chief Arthur Carron said he was notified by the city's gasoline distributor the department had used up its quota of gasoline for Novem- ber. firsfcrl bad heard the city had been dn a said Carron. Carron said all departments would need their full supplies and could not help out the po- lice. He said patrols might be cut in from eight cars to with two men in a car security of the city would definitely suffer if we're curtailed on he added. SEATTLE Anthony Stokes does not like the state of Washington's new fuel-sav- ing 50-mile-an-hour speed limit He likes being passed by a police car going faster than the limit even less. That happened Monday. So Stokes caught up with the Washington state patrol cruiser and honked his hom until Patrolman P A. Wakefield pulled over to the side of the road was Wakefield Tuesday of the incident 5 south of Sea1 IP didn't know what the fellow wanted a gas station wanted Wakefield's ticket book so he could write a citation on the trooper But wouldn't give me his Stokes said. said I could call the state pa- trol office and complain Stokes did just report- ing that Wakefield had been driving 62 m.p.h. trooper is like everyone takes his eyes off the speedometer pa- trol Capt. Randy Jordan said Tuesday. Study ended in Senate on new bill OTTAWA The Senate banking committee completed study Wednesday of a bill that will attempt to pilfering by making warehouse keepers and ship masters liable for duty charges on missing imported cargo. Revenue Minister Robert Stanbury told the committee that as well as recovering more than in duties the bill would more the responsibility of warehouse keepers and snip masters in ensuring that cargo reaches its destination. Jean counsel for the Shipping Federation of opposed the bill say- ing it would increase shipping costs and these would be pass- ed on to consumers. ;