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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta WINDY FORECAST HIGH SATURDAY NEAR 70 The Letttbtridge Herald LXHI 257 OCTOBER 1970 PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO PAGES GUARDING MONTREAL A Royal 22nd Regiment soldier stands guard behind City Hull Thursday after Premier Robert Bourassa called in the army to protect the Quebec people and public Montreals downtown Place Ville Marie cruciform building stands in ths Canada Alone In Kidnap Dilemma By SCOTT UNITED NATIONS CP As the of dip lomatic Canada is occupying the loneliest spat in international About all it can get from the international community is But an intensely interested world is silently watch Many a particularly in this heavily guarded compound in New must be saying There but for the love of God go If a such as James Jasper the British consular official in can be abduct ed in a highlycivilized and completely democratic country such as it can happen So the manner in which Canada handles the sit uation is watched Few talk of it openly But there is no doubt that the fear of the untilrecently unheard of attacks on the sacrosanct personages of government repre sentatives is on the minds of The fear surfaced Thursday when representatives of 14 Arab countries expressed concern for their safety to SecretaryGeneral U They said they re ceived threatening letters and pointed out that there have been attack on Arab offices in New York in the Danger Apparent Danger is apparent in the stiff security measures during the 25th anniversary celebrations of the One can look anywhere in the UN area and see a either American or But while there is concern and sympathy in this building full of there is little help avail able for the in this case Canada and in Uie past Brazil and Diplomatic kidnapping is the result of internal dis It becomes an international problem because it concerns relations between But it is the one problem that cannot brought before an international A country suffering from one of many other aerial hijacking for can come here and demand action from the although the hijacking may be the result of internal Eventually there may be strong enough interna tional law to make such piracy There is no such relief front There was a move earlier in the session of the General Assembly to bring in a resolution that would call for international law that woidd oblige a country to take all means to preserve the life of That apparently would have meant that governments would have to give in to It got About all one country can do to help another suf fering from this kind of kidnapping is how ever to accept political prisoners freed as Or perhaps a country could agree not to accept these Each diplomat In the must make up his mind what he would expect from his own government ami that of the country in which he is stationed if he were Alberta Troops Move In OTTAWA CP The Cana dian Armed Forces ailborne re giment has been moved to near from a defence ment spokesman said The paratroopers number about They were flown overnight from Edmonton to the spokesman At the same troops of the Royal Canadian Regiment were moved Camp Gage to Camp near Quebec For the tune being at the troops moved to Quebec province from Alberta and New Brunswick were believed to be confined to thenbases at Hubert and They are The spokesman said the Gage town troops at Valcartier are being used for base re placing soldiers of the French speaking Boyal 22nd Regiment now on patrol in Montreal and Quebec More than half the infantry men in the Canadian Armed Forces now are understood to be in the de fence department declined to give any official Miinro Cancels Alberta Visit EDSON CP National Health and Welfare Minister John Munro has cancelled a scheduled weekend visit to this Alberta centre 120 miles west of An Ottawa official said Thursday that Munro had cancelled his visit to Edson and Hinton because all cabinet min isters have been requested to remain in the capital because of ihe current ten 9 political situation in Quebec Ottawa Invokes War Act To Outlaw Terrorists Trudeau Takes Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN rp E E N CLEFS choosing colors for their new dresses from wash cloth seen at a shower given for Cidncc Ilaggins Cliarolctle and Brian Grimes returning to sunny south Alberta for a visit and wondering out loud U tiieir father Larry why they cant move back Vcra Ferguson aiding South minster Junior Girls Choir witii dialogue for The Action With OTTAWA CP Prime Minister Trudeau today with deep regret invoked the War Measures never used before in to outlaw the terrorist Front de Liberation du The regulations as of 4 today make it a crime punishable by five years in jail even to assist a member of the Trudeau made his announcement to a packed and quiet Commons as the defence department was saying that troops from Alberta and New Brunswick had moved into Quebec to reinforce soldiers already deployed in Montreal and Quebec Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said the extra ordinary powers assumed by the government are far too He said he agrees with the need for but new crimes had been created on the spur of the moment such as mere attendance at an FLQ meeting and no provision had been to write a new statute which would be less sweeping than the War Measures Act ancf which could be used in circumstances similar to the present He said he sympathizes with those voicing concern at the ex tent of the powers assumed by the But the legisla iye record of the current Par liament in the field of individual DETAINED BY POLICE Michael Chart rand president of the Montreal council of the was reported detained by polic e early along with three selfavowed Two of the three other men arrested Were Charles Gagnon a mem ber of the and Jacques LarueLanglois The fourth man arrested was Pierre Separatists Pounced On In Series Of Raids made for adequate safe guards for DAYS SINCE KIDNAPS The proclamation of emer gency powers came 11 days after the 5 kidnapping of British trade envoy James Rich ard Cross and six days after the subsequent seizure 10 of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre L a p o r t Both men were grabbed from in Montreal and the FLQ issued a string of release of socalled political their safe re The kidnappings set off the biggest so r unsuc Canadiaa The prime minister had unan imous consent of the Commons to present immediately a mo tion seeking approval of the governments action in pro claiming the The War Measures Act in ef fect gives the government any powers it deems necessary to keep order in the Shortly after the powers were declared a spate of arrests under them were reported in More troops also were poured into Quebec and Ottawa in an allout attempt to turn up the Trudeau said the regula make it unlawful even to advocate the principles of the FLQ or any successor to are effective at least until Stanfield said this was much too long a period for the government to hold such sweep ing TRUDEAU ON TV The prime minister will go on television later Wearing a white rose in his buttonhole and speaking Trudeau said he still be lieves that democracy is no where healthier than fa But a new and terrifying type of person had arisen in Canada who sought destruction of the social order through clan destine and violent Trudeau promised to try liberties testified to its good EXTREME STEP Trudeau said5 he recog nizes that the extreme position taken by the treme was his own a trap in some The revolutionaries would em ploy it as evidence of alleged authoritarianism and as justifi cation for using more I appeal to all Canadians not to become so obsessed by what the government has done today in response to terrorism that they forget the opening play in tliis vicious Tru deau That play was taken by the revolutionaries they ciiuS6 lo use murder and kid All extradorinary powers would be withdrawn as soon as it had been demonstrated that violence and threats of violence had The prime minister tabled let ters to him from Premier Rob ert Bourassa of Quebec and Montreal Mayor Jean Drapcau saying that there was a state of apprehended 154 UNDER AHREST Trjdeau said arrests in Quebec began at about Just before 11 ho arrests numbered about Stanfield said the govern ment alone must take responsi bility for proclaiming the War Measures He said Trudeau had fer vently sought entrenchment of a bill of human rights in the con Now he was restrict ing civil liberties of Canadians for a substantial period of MONTREAL CP Police pounced on hundreds of known Quebec sympathiz ers and others today in raids across the hours after the federal War Measures Act was Among those taken into cus tody were lawyer Robert Lem who has negotiated on he half of the terrorist kidnappers of two political and labor leader Michel Chartrand A Quebec Police spokesman reported a total of 238 in 52 in Quebec 20 in 15 in Hull and 11 in Chicoutimi said others are being sought on Police resulted in the seizure of firearms of all thespokesman and huge quantities of books and political BAN POLITICAL TRACTS QPP Pierre speaking for the combined po lice antiterrorist issued orders banning the distribution or possession of tracts or other political This was another step taken under the War Measures Weoe been recognized I had it on the tip of my tonsue invoked by Prime Minister Tru deau at 4 which gives po lice wide powers to make ar rests and raids without war The act was invoked an hour after there had been no word from the terrorist Front de Lib eration du responsible for the kidnapping last week of British envoy James Jasper Cross and Pierre L a p o r t Quebec labor The Quebec government had set a 3 deadline for a reply from the terrorists to its ransom five victed terrorists be released on parole in exchange for the free dom of the two kidnap NAB NOTED MEMBERS Among police were prominent members of the Newspaper Says Smith To Resign CP The Cape Breton Post says Premier Smith will resign as Pro gressive Conservative party leader and Liberal Leader Ger ald Regan will form the new Nova Scotia government on or before The newspaper says the 61 yearold premier personally ac cepts responsibility for the gov ernments setback in Tuesdays general and will advise the party caucus of his plans The Conservatives won only 21 seats in Tuesdays with the Liberals taking the NDP won two seats to hold the balance of power in the 46seat Thousands Whipped CAPE TOWN Reuter Nearly persons were sent enced to whipping in South Af rica last Justice Minister Petrus Pelser disclosed in Par FLQ including Pierre Vallieres and Charles who have appeared before Quebec courts on charges arising from terrorist activities and who once were ar rested in New York while pa rading in front of the United Nations building in support of Quebec Another was singer Paulina who refused in 1964 to go to Charlottetown to stag for the Queen and who caused a stir at a conference of Frenchspeak ing nations in Naimey by shout ing Vive le Quebec Long Livs the presence of State Secretary Gerard Reporters and photographers were among those picked and so were at least two univer sity who teaches biochemistry at the Frenchlanguage University of and Stanley fired by McGffl University after spearheading a campaign to have McGill turned into a Frenchlanguage BOYCOTT CLASSES About Montreal students stayed away from classes today to show support for the aims of the The Boycott was called for by vallieres and who addressed a rally of about students Thurs In 40 miles north of police picked up former policeman Arthur Va a fonner president of the Quebec Provincial Policemans Also arrested there was Pierre a technical ad viser with the Confederation of National Trade In the Montreal suburb of Serge head of the Montreal Family Planning was taken into Mongeau also is president of a group known as the Movement for the Defence of Quebec Political Prisoners Never Before Invoked In Peacetime War Act Gives Ottawa Full Powers OTTAWA CP The War Measures Act proclaimed early today by Prime Minis ter Trudeau against Quebec terrorists gives the govern ment full power to suspend basic civil liberties if it feels this is The never before in voked in asserts the governments power to control virtually every aspect of human Federal authorities could be authorized to institute news censorship or controls over the use of private prop including bciruru and One of the most prominent aspects of the passed in 1914 at the outbreak of the First World is the wide authority it enables the gov ernment to givo police to ar detain and deport those suspected of GIVES BLANKET POWERS The act gives the govern ment blanket authority to take any action it considers necessary in cases of a fear ed The government may do and authorize such acts and things and make from time to time such orders and regula tions necessary or advis able for the order and welfare of The act lists following classes as government pre rogatives in times of emer gency Censorship and the con trol and suppression of publi writi com munications and means of exclu sion and Control of and territorial waters and the movements of Control of air and water transport and move ments of people or their be Control of ex production and manu forfeiture and disposition of property and its APPLIES EVERYWHERE The act automatically ap plies to every section of Die country although its use is limited and directed by regu lations devised by lie govern ment to assist in the appre hension of those involved in the recent Montreal kidnap The 1960 Bill of RlBhtjr vides the closest check on the governments use of its power under the The government must in form Parliament of a procla mation of the act at the earli est opportunity when the House is For this rea Prime Minister Trudeau announced he would inform the House of his decision as soon as it began sitting Fri Within 10 days of Ihe pro clamation being laid before any 10 members of the Commons or Senate can force a debate by asking that the proclamation be re The matter must be debat ed within four days after the Majority votes in both the Senate and Commons could force the act to be re ROBERT LEMIEUX In ;