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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Quebec Mess Well In Hand Trudeau By STUART LAKE OTTAWA CP Prime Minister Trudeau w Canadians Friday night in a nationwide television and radio broadcast that authorities have the Quebec situation well in Everything that needs to be done Is being done every level of government in this country Is well pre pared to act in your the prime minister said in a special broadcast earned by the Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield and NDP leader Douglas also were given time by the CBC to give their views of the government decision to proclaim the War Measures Act to deal with the ter roristic activities hi Quebec of the The government earlier declared the terrorist or ganization an illegal Jail sentences of up to five years can be imposed on Its members and those who aid All three leaders stuck close to statements made earlier in the day in the All delivered their speeches in measured tones with little of the rhetoric used in tfie Trudeaus speech was taped earlier in the apparently in his office in the East Block of the Parlia ment Stanfield and Douglas spoke from Ottawa studios of the Stanfield said Canadians are entitled to the fullest possible information on persons detained under the War Measures No Alternative Proclamation of the act carried the risk of worsen ing the climate of said But he added that it may have been a decision for wHch there was no Douglas expressed strong reservations about the government assuming such powers for the first time in He said tte extra police powers sought by police to deal with the kidnappers of British Trade Commission er James Cross and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre La porte could have been granted by Parliament in a spe cial piece of appearing worn after the events of Friday which started with the proclamation at 4 a m said the FLQ had embarked on its course of bombings and kidnappings to destroy the Canadian so ciety and divide the The result of their acts will be a stronger society in a unified he Those who would have divided us will have united The FLQ was demanding the return of convicted of persons found guilty manslaughter bombings and armed Mislead People To give to to the demands of the FLQ would be an abdication of responsibility by the federal gov It would lead to an increase in terrorist ac tivities in Quebec and would be an invitation to terror ism and kidnapping across the The powers given police to search and arrest with out to detain suspected persons without laying charges immediately and to without bail he found But they were necessary to deal with the He repeated his promise to revoke the powers u soon as Stanfield said he agreed that the government must have the necessary power to deal with this small group of ruthless He was aware too that there would be immediate and widespread acceptance of the government deci sions to proclaim the War Measures Will Ask Questions He said his party could afford to raise questions about the governments decisions and put forward1 ob jections because while the debate was going on the government bad its emergency The decision to proclaim the act was a g r a v e one since it nsked the polarization of Canadians and could worsen the climate of haY it was Quebec List Grows House Holds Rare Session To Debate Drastic Action MONTREAL CP Promi nent members of Quebec separatist and civic groups were among about 250 persons reported Friday being detained by police in their investigation of kidnappings by the Front de Liberation du Provincial police confirmed that Michel fiery president of the Montreal cen tral council of the Confederation of National Trade and two avowed members of the FLQ were in and separatists Pierre Vallieres and Charles both free on bail in connection with charges arising from terrorist were picked up in daylong raids that followed the invocation of the War Measures Act early Friday Armed with special powers resulting from the federal gov ernment police also de tained lawyer Robert negotiator for the FLQ in dis cusion with the government over the release of terrorists British diplomat James Cros and Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Rene leader of the separatist Parti said 36 members of his party outside Montreal had been CNTU RELEASES NAMES The CNTU issued a list of per sons it said were being de tained director of the Montreal Construction Workers and one of his chief Leo officials Pierre Mer Marcil Alonzo Leblanc and Young and Peny members of the So cialist Workers a council candi date in the 25 municipal election representing the Front dAction a leftleaning party composed of labor and citizens member of the Henri Workers Commit a community action secretary of the Union of Montreal Profes sors and a profesor at the Uni versity of a reporter for Quebec a unionor ientated Sunday Police earlier confirmed the detention of Pauline a FrenchCanadian singer who once refused to sing for the Queen during a royal tour in Andree mili tant leader of the separatist Front de Liberation was also being they Police also arested Arthur a former member of the QPP antisubversive squad fired for attempting to organize a union within the Marchand FLQ Could Blow Up Montreal OTTAWA CP The governments unprecedented invoking of the War Measures Act against Quebec ter rorists took the Commons today into a rare Saturday session to debate the drastic As police raids swept Quebec Friday netting 255 persons in the wake of unleashed broad arbitrary powers that outlawed the Front de Liberation du cabinet ministers sought to reassure a troubled WAR MEASURES INVOKED I n Ottawa but not oil eyes were on Largest Plane Burns Seen and Heard ABOUT TOWN DEPARTING Herald staff er Peggy Hornsby in a farewell to coworkers invit ing all to drop in for a cup of tea hi her new home in then neglecting to men tion where it will be Cas ual baseball pool participant Bill Michell despised by friends after he won the pot in three of four games with out even enough interest to know the final scores AP A C5 Galaxy the worlds largest ex ploded and burned on the flight line at the LockheedGeorgia killing one Lockheed employee and injuring officials Doug Locheeds deputy program manager for the said preliminary investigation indicated that three explosions rocked the 50 million The rear end of the fuselage was The planes 248foot 223foot wingspread and sixsto rey height would crowd a foot ball It is designed to carry an army divisions largest weapons into Stand at ease Ike Leaves Million AP The late president Dwight Eisenhower left an estate total ling a Pennsyl vania inheritance tax return filed Friday The for mer president and general died March Tangible prop erty worth consisting largely of farm equip and office furni were left to his The remainder of the estate will go into trust for her and his son ambassa dor to Canadas Population Clock Ticks Off Million LEAVES FOR UN Indonesia AP Foreign Minister Adam Malik flew to New York to attend the 25th anniversary session of the UN General He will return to Jakarta a for eign office spokesman said Sat OTTAWA CP Canadas population reached mil lion justafter 4 the Dominion Bureau of Sta tistics Figures on the population clocks that stand in the foyer of the DBS building reached at 4 The figure rounded out at million 98 seconds The last half million in crease took 9 months and nine DBS The fig ure of 21 million Was reached at March Twenty million was recorded May The population clock records populationchanges automatically based on the rate of change over each quarter of the The base figures currently in use are One birth every one 23 seconds one immigrant every three 16 sec onds one death every three 21 seconds and one emigrant every nine 23 The net growth rate is one every 98 DEPLORE STEP Conservatives and the NDP joined in deploring the sten as overkill hazardous to civil liber ties despite an admitted threat to Canadian But the government drew Creditiste We know there is an organi zation which has thousands of guns and rifles and machine guns in its bombs and enough at least to blow up the heart of declared Economic Expansion Minister Jean Marc Prime Minister Trudeaus chief Quebec lieutenant said FLQ membership might num ber up to some of which have infiltrated important Quebec including top Justice Minister Turner referred the stillunsolved FLQ kidnappings of British dip lomat James Cross and Pierre Quebec labor minister terrorist acts precipitating the first peacetime use of the War Measures The FLQsought to become totalitarian master in Quebec and maybe farther than he USE MURDER Prime Minister de fending government policy in the Commons and later nation ally via said Quebec revolutionaries use murder and kidnapping in trying to tumble the social Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield and NDP Leader Douglas said they had been con sulted in advance but withheld Stanfield said it might have been wiser to employ a less drastic measure in the gov ernments bid to smoke out the kidnappers and their FLQ col Creditiste Leader Heal said the two other leaders were playing poH All three spoke after Trudeaus statement in the Commons and later on televi Douglas said the day would go down in Canadian his tory as the black Friday of civil The government had not even used the powers it had under the Criminal Code of Canada to deal with the and if it did need more it should come to Parliament for emergency leg Under the federal a Canadian could receive a five year jail term for belonging to the FLQ or any successor for attending an FLQ meeting or assisting an FLQ The War Measures Act 3s regulations could be tamed into an instrument of oppression and there was a need for vigilance to see this didnt Douglas said Ms party had carefully avoided raising any provocative questions about She kidnappings It also supported the government giving in to the demands of the Opinions Differ But now it had a serious difference of opinion with the government in enacting wartime measures to deal with he Quebec The government should have come io Parliament with a request for additional police powers a separate piece of legislation could have been handled There also were powers to the Criminal Code the government declined to use to deal with the Were not going to defend democracy by having the government refuse to use the democratic means at lie If we want to show that democracy is more power ful than wo must use democratic Editorial Comment Trudeau Praised For Bold Action member in any Trudeau said Quebec Pre mier Robert Bourassa and Mayor Jean Drapeau of Mont real had informed him the ex traordinary powers were needed to meet the threat of an appre hended The prime minister intro duced a motion seeking Com mons approval for the govern ment action on the understand ing that the powers would be revoked by April unless the House granted an The debate continued until 10 There will be a vote on the motion In an impassioned Marchand said that in Quebec now there is no more people no longer wish to go they are He said FLQ members could cause irreparable damage to the Quebec and federal states and the city of While certain aspects of the were critics of the govern ment did not know the true situ Those who are well pro tected behind the Rockies or even in the centre of Toronto Quebec right Quebec Plot Bared Secret Report TORONTO CP The Tele gram says the government in voked the War Measures Act Friday because of a secret Montreal police report outlining plans for increased activity by the Front de Liberation du In an Ottawa the newspaper says simultaneous dynamiting of many public buildings by remote fur ther kidnappings and assassina tions were mentioned in the re port and that the plans were barely forestalled by the gov ernments emergency mea The story says the plot was discovered Montreal and Quebec provincial police broke a code used by the FLQ to transmit instructions during Frenchlanguage CBC radio newscasts in the last two The newspaper says the gov ernment decided not to publish the police report because many of its allegations could not be Some remotecontrol bombs have been discovered in position to be the story By T1IE CANADIAN PRESS Newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic came out today with editorials favoring Prime Minister Trudeaus proclama tion of the War Measures Act in order to deal with terrorist ele ments on the Front dc Libera tion du New York Daily News mid lie Miami Herald both ticipate editorially the protests of bleeding heart but added such stern measures of fered societys only protection against terrorist The London Daily says the government is doing its plain duly in sending in the troops and Trudeau de serves high praise for the stand lie has taken right from lie start of Uie The Guardian says the gov ernments action means Tru deau in effect talcing hos tages The newspaper says that even the stupidest Frenchspeaking Canadian ter rorist must realize the govern ment can take many more hos tages than they The Herald comments IJiat many persons who bad Trudeau tabbed as a political dilletante by day and playboy by night underestimated their Canada will survive a brief suspension of its civil says the Following are expanded edi torial comments of major news papers New York Dully News Can adas Prime Minister PierreEl liot Trudeau got really tougb yesterday rightly so in our Canada has a sabretoothed law called the War Emergencies Trudeau invoked this law yes then sent police and troops roaring Uiroiigh Quebec to pick up suspected No doubt here will be screams of rage over Trudeaus vigorous moves from Canadian bleeding liberals et Along will the permit us to suggest that the screamers should offer a workable substitute to Tru deaus course of The New York Times The viability of a united Canada could well hinge on the outcome of lie prime ministers dra matic intervention Into Understandably he feels if the Front won ca pitulation to its blackmail de mands as the price of saving its two it would secure a prestige and status rivalling the Quebec regime Tni deaus fears cannot have been lessened by the wavering atti tude of the Quebec provincial whose willingness to make concessions and to ne gotiate has enhanced terrorist Tnideau him self has acknowledged that Ms government may be falling into a trap set by the The separatists may well want to provoke extremely renrwsivc measures as a means of radi calizing and winning over more OTTAWA CP An acciden tally selfinflicted wound early today killed a Reginald in his late a bombardier from the 2nd Royal Canadian Horse Artil lery based in be came entangled in equipment early today and was shot in the head by his own sub machine He died later in A defence spokesman said the man was taking over guard duty at the home of Finance Minister Edgar apwn ;