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Friday, March 8, 1974
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Second Clu Atall RKltterad Fridoy, Morch 8, 1974 . : The Ottawa Journal Wrr 1 1 e t .. '4 a (MAN'S I 7 f , , , . , jfs .1 ' " WviTihtf SMS I Vv -km. . " fr-f I irir1 -; - S7 Roy wants law changed for mental detainees By ERIC DOWD Journal Toronto Bureau TORONTO An Ottawa MPP Thursday demanded the law be changed so mat anyone detained on mental health grounds is entitled to a hearing before a . justice of the - peace. Albert Roy (Liberal, Ottawa Centre) introduced a private member's bill into the legislature providing for the change. He said his 'action was prompted by recent disclosures in The Ottawa Journal. The Journal described three cases in Ottawa in which women were held up to 21 days without a bearing. The Ontario Mental Health Act permits a police officer who believes a person is "apparently suffering from mental disorder and acting in a manner that in a normal person would be disorderly . . . if he is satisfied that the person should be examined in the interests of his own safety or the safety of others ... to take the person to an appropriate place where he may be detained . for medical, examination." a. , ; . The act enables a doctor to "extend- the period of deten-tion of an involuntary patient." Region takes By BRIAN CHADDERTON Journal Reporter The region has started court action to declare null and void the deeds to 24 house lots and several one-foot strips of land in the controversial Marlborough land deals. Regional legal officials said the filing of the writ asking the province's supreme court to declare the deeds null and void was the next logical step Minor uproar erupts TORONTO (CP) - Energy Minister. Darcy McKeough made it plain Thursday he doesn't intend to help opposi-iiiiiuiiiflniRiD'imiiiiuiiiiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Stop beating up hubby, wife told LONDON (Renter) - A judge told Sylvia Gadsby Thursday to stop assaulting her husband Arthur who was said to be so frightened of her he wanted the court's protection. Gadsby's lawyer told the London divorce court the wife Waged a campaign of violence against her husband and threatened to attack him when he came home from work each day. ' Once she locked him out in the rain and when she eventually let him in, kicked him so hard in the groin that he fell down unconscious. The couple are living apart after 32 years of marriage but the judge ordered Mrs. Gadsby not to molest or assault her ' husband.' Gadsby f has started divorce proceedings. f)iiHRnrm;Rmttiniiminmninnninminnmuni Location where the boat plunged over the Rideau - It lays down procedures under which a bearing before a justice of the peace be held. But Mr. Roy said there is no provision where the person detained has to go before a JP "he could be in custody for weeks without any proper hearing." Mr. Roy's bill would lay down that the person detained must be taken before a justice of the peace within 24 hours, if a JP is available. If not, the person detained should be taken before a JP as soon as possible afterwards. At the hearing, Mr. Roy suggested, . police would have to "justify the validity of the detention."! Mr. Roy said: "As the act is presently written, there are no niitiMnMuiiiiiHiiiMiifinHiimiEnimHiinitiiHiiTiiHtHiimniiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiniiiitiimiHiHiiiiiiiHiiitiiuiiiiii Residents veto refinery DURHAM, N.H. (UPI) The citizens of this seacoast town voted 1,254 to 144 Wednesday night to so on record against a proposal by Aristotle Onassis to build a massive oil refinery here. Although the town selectmen and members of the planning board have the final say, they were ex-, pected to follow the decision of the town meeting. Olympic Refineries Inc., one of the Greek multimllionaire's firms, had proposed that Durham be the site of the world's largest oil refinery to date. The proposal had the backing of Gov. Meldram Thomson, but environmentalists and local citizens sa:d they should be allowed to decide for themselves, without outside interference, what was best for the community. iiiiMimiiiniiiiiiiinimffliHHiiiiiffliiHHiwmnimuiiniiiimtnmiiiniiiiniiiiiiiiiiiniiiHiffliimiiiiiiiHiHi after the supreme court's decision the scheme was illegal. The Marlborough land deals surfaced after residents discovered building lots had been created by the conveyance to the township of one-foot strips of land. The land surrounded by the one-foot strips became "severed" and viable as house lots. They were built upon and quickly sold. - The region's land severance committee, the only body oth Cassidy denied facts tion members, shoot down the Madawaska River dam project with the government's own studies. "As far as I'm concerned you have got all you're going to get," he shouted across the floor of the legislature at Michael Cassidy (NDP-Ottawa Centre). The. remark created a minor uproar with Mr. Cassidy and the two opposition leaders claiming the minister had denied members the right to legitimate information. The incident occurred after Mr. Cassidy asked for engineering studies done by Ontario Hydro to justify construction of a power facility on the Madawaska River near Am-prior in northeastern Ontario. The Amprior project has been the subject of public controversy recently with the opposition claiming it required more study. Farmers in the area have protested over the loss of rhek egrkultural land. Mr. Cassidy said the privileges of members of the legislature were, affected -when they were dented information by the ministry and Ontario Hydro, a Crown corporation responsible to the House. Liberal leader Robert Nixon .4 safeguards for individuals and this is a potentially dangerous situation. "There have been instances where use of the act has been -questionable, although abuse is not widespread." He said that "without judging the merits of the three -cases (in The Journal) or the good faith of any police department, no law enforcement ' agency or peace officer should have the power to arrest or detain any individual without justifying this detention at a hearing within reasonable . period of time." ' Private members' bills are sometimes debated, but not yoted upon. Occasionally the government picks up ideas from them. land deals to er than the province that could have given severance permission for Marlborough, turned down a request to subdivide the lands in question. The committee said the building of houses would conflict with the surrounding agricultural land use.. When regional solicitor Douglas Cameron, was informed of the scheme, he started action to quash the township council resolutions that gave birth to the scheme. over dam argued that no minister can "just off the top of bis head deny any further information to a member of this House, particularly when it pertains to a public project." , New Democratic Party leader Stephen Lewis 6aid Mr. McKeough's remark was as "vindictive, splenetic outburst" that destroyed Hydro's accountability "and is a point of privilege in the House." Speaker Allan Reuter said he would review the debate and rule later on whether there had been any breach of the member's privileges. A -SIGN OF THINGS TO COME Open 9.30 a.m. Monday, March 11 299 Montreal Rd Falls rJ liii JOHN FYSH No word since Jan. 4 Cabbie missing, Ottawa police fear f Olll pltiy Ottawa police have intensified their search for John Fysh, 26, a Blue Line taxi driver missing since. Jan. 4. Foul play is now strongly suspected, said morality inspector George Zhukow,-since none of Fysh's friends have heard from him and he hasn't picked up several hundred dollars' deposited at the Ottawa Flying Club. y Fysh's taxi was found deserted on a Hull street Jan. 5. A small spot of blood was found on me car seat Although township .lawyer R. K. Laishley told the court during the trial that the scheme was designed to get around the planning act but was not illegal, Mr. Justice Maurice Lacourciere disagreed. T'he justice termed the scheme a fraud on the law and said the township should take all necessary steps to restore planning order in the township. As a result, said Eric Johnston of the region's legal office, the writ naming 24 new home-owners was filed. The region has given much consideration for the home-owners involved, he said. Although they appear to be the unwitting dupes in the scheme, there seems to be no other solution to the problem, said Mr. Johnson. Rideau township mayor William .Tupper indicated some form of new subdivision agreement would be reached between the original owners of the land and the township. In this way, the new homeowners would end up with clear title to their land. Mayor Tupper said Thursday the township had been anticipating the filing of the writs. "The sooner we can get this rv':w , fit Officials, plan ' 1 Boat The city's oar-top 12-foot aluminum boats, not used for ice. control, are powered by 10 horse power motors, he said. Vender acting mayor, Hector Hotte, filing in for vacationing Gerald Grandmaitre, eaT his work crews had been watching the river day and night and that the men made a decision that the ice jam had to be broken. Mr. Hotte said the decision to set out after dark waa made by Weatherman may soon scuttle Toopsy' PERTH (Special) The weatherman may be about to scuttle the Perth Winter Carnival's "Poopsy." Poopsy is the car that was placed on the ice of the Tay Basin in the centre of town. A prize of $1,000 will be awarded to the person who guesses the time the car will sink through the ice. ' The carnival committee werer hoping there would be a normal break up of the ice this spring but the unseasonable mild weather is threatening an early sinking of Poopsy. The river is beginning to open up and the water level court cleared up the better," he said. Township officials had studied the original Ontario Supreme Court decision, Mr. Tupper said, and were more or less awaiting further action from regional government. "This is really phase two in the process," the mayor said. "We don't want the- homeowners to be affected too much." Township council gave first and second reading to a municipal by-law providing for subdivision agreements in future developments. "We would like to get this situation over with quickly," the mayor said. FRIDAY'S FACES ,, .... . i V" II v .. . .. . If fi -W DILLON O'CONNOR Civil Swvont and fotbtr of fho. Dillon k bts) known at O'Connor O'Conoda 4w ilrong Irish tenor who hot glvon our national arrlhom hoort. - ' Whon iom booming kmgt art not at work Dillon onjoyft. good rood In a roknod atmoiohara. Thofi why Dillon finds FRIDAY'S mitt both th. palate and ttte tool. "Friday's, where you enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the Old Grant House. " JFrib&it'fi 150 Elgin St. - mi-; I body recovery . ' (CP Staff Photos) From page one j a supervisor on the scene, end that the men knew the mission would have an element of risk. But the acting mayor claimed the equipment used,- including boat and motor, was new, in perfect order and was right for the job. i He said the drownings were unfortunate but did not result from negligence on anybody's part. The craft was outfitted with required safety devices, including life belts, he said. has . reached a near record high. The committee is hoping the early break up will bring an upsurge in the sale of tickets on date of Poopsys sinking. R. L. Crain takes over Computag R. L. Crain Ltd., of Ottawa, has agreed to acquire the assets of Computag Systems Ltd., of Moncton, N.B. Comutag, a manufacturer of business forms, tickets, tags and labels, was placed in receivership last August. Purchase was made for an undisclosed amount of cash, com pany officials said. R. L. Crain will spend about $300,000 on additional equipment and improvements prior to the planned start of production in July. At the end of the first year of operation, Crain expects to employ 30 people at the N.B. plant. Vara woman killed VARS (Special) Ruby Conklin, 69, of Vars, was struck by a oar and killed Thursday as she walked through the village. Driver of the vehicle was Rene Lafon-taine, 57, of 401 Melfort Street, Vanier. Mrs. Conklin died at the scene about 1.45 p.m. 337-5353 M Baby Christening Set Coot With cope, dr, slip, bonnet. 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