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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Coroner's Act Alberta changes loom RED DEER (CP) The commission inquiring into Alberta's lower court system will submit an interim report on the Coroner's Act to the attorney-general's depart- ment by Dec. 31, commission chairman Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby announced here. The report will be sub- mitted in time to be incor- Dorated into possible changes n the Coroner's Act now be- ng considered by the lepartment. The proposed in the act will come jefore the 1974 spring session of the legislature. The Kirby commission's terms of reference call for an examination of possible changes in the practices and procedures involved in calling inquests and whether judges and coroners should receive initial and continuing training in their duties The commission, during the second in a series of 15 regional hearings scheduled by May, 1974, heard six verbal presentations and received one written brief from the Town of Lacombe. In an informal presentation, Pat Lawrence, president of the Central Alberta Bar Association, said any person involved in an accident resulting in a violent death should be able to request an inquest "in order to clear things up." In response to suggestions by Mr. Justice Kirby and com- mission member Ted Bower that injustice might result from inquest proceedings, Mr. Lawrence said witnesses at inquests could avoid giving incriminating evidence under the terms of the Canada Evidence Act. RIGHTS PROTECTED "The system is blessed with enough safeguards to protect the individual's rights." he said. Mr Lawrence warned against allowing doctors alone the right to commit a person to a mental hospital and suggested that judges should have more say in the commit- ment procedure. He urged more discussion about treatment between doc- tors and mental patients "These may be mental in- competents but they may not be incompetent for deciding what treatments they should have QUALITY DENTURb CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Dental Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. PHONE: 328-7884 Judge R. V. Whitaker of the Red Deer family court said some means should be found to allow family courts to make changes in maintenance awards to divorced and separated women. Mr. Justice Kirby suggested family courts might be em- powered to submit reports on maintenance situations to the supreme court, where the situation could be corrected. REMAND CENTRES Judge Whitaker said family courts are encountering problems in finding remand centres for juvenile offenders. When juveniles were remand- ed there was no place to send them to await trial. "So many of these juveniles don't know about discipline and self-discipline. Some of them should be in detention for their own protection V Judge Whitaker suggested the legal age for juveniles be set at 17. It now is 16 for boys and 18 for girls. The Town of Lacombe asked for a more uniform system of non-voluntary traffic violation fines, pointing out that fines in the province for impaired driving have ranged from to Government to bolster small towns VEGREVILLE (CP) Premier Peter Lougheed says his government will make every effort to strengthen Alberta's small towns Large centres are starting to accept the need of popula- tion spin-off to small towns, the premier told a gathering at the opening of a civic centre and a provincial building. "It is the firm aim of this government to try and strengthen the vitality of smaller centres. We're serious about this." Coal mining figures given HELENA, MONT. (AP) About 300 Montana acres, mostly in the southeastern part of the state, will be dis- turbed by coal mining this year, says the state land com- missioner Ted Schwmden added that there are acres under contract for sand, gravel, ben- tonite and shale excavation. growth at stake WHITECOURT (CP) A Progressive Conservative member of parliament says that if Alberta loses control of its petroleum to Ottawa it will constitute the most serious at- tack upon the province's abili- ty to grow since the depression. "The real disagreement between Alberta and Ottawa is about the way Canada should look in the year Joe Clark, the member for Rocky Mountain, told the Whitecourt Chamber of Commerce. "Implicity in the attitude of the federal government is a picture of Canada which con- tinues to concentrate growth and industrial development in the central provinces. GROWTH BALANCE "Against that is the Alberta view that there should be balance in growth in Canada." Mr. Clark said Syncrude Canada Ltd. needs to know immediately whether a federal export tax will reduce its return from a proposed Athabasca oil sands project in such a way "that it will not make economic sense to proceed." Syncrude required an im- mediate answer to its request for tax and price exemptions from the project because it faced a scarcity of construc- tion workers and equipment. Mr. Clark said that if there is a considerable delay in getting the Syncrude plant into production Alberta could lose a competitive position over the Colorado oil shales. "If we delay two years, or longer, investors could go to Colorado instead of Alberta Shack town Saturday, uctootrzo, LETHDHIUUC Trudeau hears critical voice By RICHARD JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Trudeau has been accused by Social Credit Leader Real Caouette of "encouraging separatism in Quebec" by his praise of the Chinese revolution. While in China, the prime minister had been asked, on a TV program heard in Canada, about what might be the con- sequences of what was de- scribed as his "fullsome praise" of China. The prime minister had re- plied that he was prepared to answer any criticism that might result. Friday in the Commons, after he had made his report on his China visit, he heard the first critical voice. Mr Caouette's The Social Credit leader was taking objection specifically to one sentence in the closing two paragraphs of the prime minister's report to Parliament in which he had said. "It has not been the vastness of the Pacific that has acted as the barrier between Canada and China but the gulf that all too often has been found in the minds of those of us who were unwilling to recognize the magnitude of one of the most significant revolutions in the history of the world and the extension of basic human amenities to hundreds of millions of per- sons to whom they had been denied for millennia." Hearing this, Mr. Caouette reminded the prime minister that he had seen nothing in China resembling Canada's free system of parliamentary government "There are no leaders of the parliamentary opposition in he observed. Nor, he believed, in China was there anything of the freedom and liberty of elec- tion found in Canada Mr. Caouette said the prime minister's praise for China and its revolution could be equated with approval of the use of force and violence in Cuba and Chile to overthrow governments. INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 Lower Floor 517 4th Ave. S. Phone 327-1541 Remember when Governor-General Roland Michener browsed through a book and sat in a desk used in a school he attended in his youth. The school-room setting has been recreated in the Red Deer and District Museum. in danger Urban problems NO Polarized Lenses POLARIZED LENSES complciely eliminate annoying glare from water highways and beaches And now you can ruivc ihcm in your own prescription' Drive more snfely Sec more clearly Framed in our new platters squares ovols or octagons Order them today1 VALLEYVIEW (CP) There could be a disaster at a shack town on the outskirts of High Level in northwestern Alberta unless an electrical setup there is corrected, says Graham Allen. Mr Allen, a senior member of the Peace River Planning Commission, told a commis- sion meeting here the shacks homes for seasonal workers in the lumber industry at High Level obtain their power supply from a common plug on a transformer pole He said the extension cords, fed by a series of multiple plugs, are strung through the trees Mr. Allen called for the department of municipal af- fairs to take action on the matter. About 20 shacks are in- habited at present but during the peak work period as many as 60 or 70 are occupied, he said TO FLY IN CONCORDE LONDON (Reuter) Pnn- cess Anne and1 her fiance. Capt. Mark Phillips, will make a flight in the Anglo- French Concorde supersonic airliner Oct. 23, Buckingham Palace announced Friday to be pressed OTTAWA (CP) Municipal leaders, still smarting from bitter clashes in Charlottetown this summer, will try again next week to convince federal and provin- cial governments they belong in the national arena The tri-level conference in Edmonton is considered an opportunity to discuss press- ing urban issues, although it has no power to take action on specific problems. Mayor J. W. Bird of Fred- ericton, president of the Cana- dian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities said in an interview this week that the main aim of the municipal delegation will be to demonstrate that cities must have increasing respon- sibility for "managing growth of our country." He will get no argument from the federal government, which favors national discus- sion of general urban issues However, provincial municipal affairs ministers. CURRIE'S FINE FOODS OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK a.m. to p.m. 1516 9th Ave. S. BETWEEN THE TWO HOSPITALS meeting in Charlottetown this summer, were lukewarm about the national dis- cussions. Indeed, there was evidence at another Charlottetown annuaJ CFMM some big city mayors doubt the value of national tnlevel discussions. LEANS TO PROVINCES Toronto Mayor David Crom- bie said cities should stress talks with provincial gov- ernments rather than dealing directly with Ottawa Other mayors appeared to support his view The national talks have spawned regional and local tri-level discussions in various parts of the country Mayor Bird said the federal govern- ment would not want to con- tinue tri-level discussions regionally if the national meetings stopped. Some matters such as finance could only be discussed nationally The municipalities have a big stake in continuing national discussions, just to talk about finances. It is part of the Edmonton conference agenda and was included only after strong municipal pressure. Mayor Bird reiterated municipal arguments at last year's conference that the municipal tax base is insuf- ficient fnr thp heavy burden of responsibilities cities bear. He said he would like municipalities to receive a share of the income tax field so they would be financially able to meet local demands. New Montana election lines drawn HELENA. MONT (AP) Montana's reappointment commission has issued a 102- page proposal for redrawing lines of the state's legislative districts. The plan revealed describes 100 proposed house districts and 50 districts for the state senate. Public hearings on the plan will be held next month in Helena. Missoula and Miles City. The new Montana constitu- tion provides for single- member house districts with each senator to be elected from two adjacent house dis- tricts. QUALITY DRY CLEANING BY THE LOAD 8 LB. (NORMAL GARMENTS) PRE-SPOTTED AND AFTER-SPOTTED BY OUR ATTENDANT FAST SERVICE HOURS NEED TO WAIT YOUR LOAD WITH US DO IT FOR YOU AND HANG IT UP BACK LATER YOUR LOAD IS DONE IN ITS OWN DRY CLEANER PARKSIDE COIN-OP LAUNDRY DRY CLEAN LTD. First in Lethbridge with Coin-Op Dry Cleaning 2634 South Parkside Drive For Further Information Phone 327-0811 p.m. WEEKDAYS p.m. SAT. Organ Recital DIRK JANSZ ZWART OF ROTTERDAM HOLLAND SPONSORED BY: LETHBRIDGE ORGAN CENTRE Recital will be held October 30- 1973 Starting at p.m. in the FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1614 -5th Ave. S. Tickets Available At: LETHBRIDGE ORGAN CENTRE 3GS-3ih St. S. 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