Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
W.dnwday, S.pt.mfaer 20, 1972 THE IfTHBRlDSE HBUklB IS May stop naming judges TORONTO (CP) The fed- eral government will stop nam- ing judges to over-burdened courts unless the provinces act to cut down Itie workload, Fed- eral Justice Minister Otto Lang says. He said provincial govern- ments soon will "have to make some sense" out of the growing tangle of court actions resulting from legislatures enacting more and more laws. Each new law regulates some activity and usually provides recourse to the courts both for those who administer' it and those who object to the way it is applied, Mr. Lang said in a telephone interview from Ot- tawa. In another interview, Attor- ney-General Dalton Bales 6t Ontario said if Mr. Lang wanted a better example of how legislative activity com- plicates the work of the courts, he ought to look at the results of recent amendments to the Criminal federal law. BURDEN SHIFTS Mr. Bales also said the Job of settling disputes arising out of new. laws has tended in recent years in Ontario to fall on spe- cial boards and commissions rather than on the courts. The federal government ap- points judges to the county and supreme courts of the prov- inces. Last November the trial division of the Ontario Supreme Court was increased to 31 judges from 26 and the county court to 98 judges from 94. (The judges of the criminal and family divisions of the pro- vincial court are appointed and paid by the province.) Mr. Lang said he is con- vinced that case backlogs in the courts had to be eliminated. MORE PRESSURE DUE This meant examining the courts, their makeup and the way they operate. The in- troduction of a promised na- tional legal aid scheme jointly financed by Ottawa and the provinces "will only add U> this pressure" he said. Some court procedures "may be unnecessarily cumbersome or costly or both." Ottawa was casting about for ways to help reduce the load by simplifying hearings which de- termine whether there is enough evidence to put on trial people accused of more serious crimes. "It may be that we can find a different way of assuring the defence that it sees everything there is to see of the Crown evi- dence without going through a preliminary Mr. Lang said. Holiday stamps to be issued OTTAWA (CP) Can- nrta's Christmas stamps for 1972 will feature wMte can- dles to express the religious significance of Ihe holiday, the post office announced today. The stamps will he issued in denominations of 6, 8, JO and 15 cents, with differ- ently colored backgrounds. Photographs to used on the stamps are the work of Bay Webber of Toronto. Collectors can receive first day covers by ad- dressing their own enve- lopes and forwarding them to the Canada Post Office headquarters in Ottawa, not later than Nov. 1. A service fee of five cents applies to covers with stamps valued nt less than 16 cents at- tacked. There is no charge for stamps valued at inoro than 111 cents. Canadian made for Quality! Beat the cold and high prices with these Men's and Boy's Winter Jackets USE YOUR B Boys' Hooded 'Army' Parka with Warm Quilt Lining B. This heeded "Army" Parka has everything going for It Including full quilt lining, 4 flap pockets, all round belt, Ftr trim on hood and storm cuffs. Olive. Sizes 8-18. each Reduced to Save you Money! Boys7 instructor Jacket A. Made of cfre Nylon with Nylon- lining, Polyester fibre fill inter and has a hideaway hood and colourv accented trim. Navy, Brown and Bur-j gundy. Sizes 8-16. each "CHARGE IT' il 7 Boys' Safety Jacket with Reflecting Arm Stripes! Orion pile lining and drawstring hood. Blue, Green, Purple ond Brown. 7-12. 13.77 The New look in Ski Jackets "Cctnodiana" Navy cire Nylon with shoulder stripes. 8.18. 14.95 EACH AWQQLJCO i For those tough winters Men's 100% Nylon Parka Coat Priced to fit your C. Men's Parka coat is lined ond waterproofed lo withstand the weather. Parka has full quilt linings, inner zip ond oufer button closure, de- tachable quilt lined hood, 2 stash pockels and storm cuffs. Navy and Grey. 36-46. Men's Rawhide Jacket Men's Garbage Coat Orion pile lining, yoke front, 2 slash pockels and button front. 36- Coot hos Orion !i Quilf linings, storm cuffs and 4 pockets. Olive. Men's Ski Jacket Made of 100% nylon with Forlrcl fibre fill lining. Navy, Brown ond Greon, 36-46. Men's Eskimo Coat long lenglh coat wilh pocked ond braided trim on cuffs ond bot- tom Navy. M.UXU 39.99 EACH 24.77 EACH 21.77 EACH 28.88 EACH Because We're Woolco... Your Shopping Costs You Less! College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Mag rath Drive Open Daily a.m. to 6 p.m.; Triurs day and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.