The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on April 6, 1987 · 2
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Monday, April 6, 1987
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POOR QUALITY ORIGINAL The 'empty nest' syndrome DI Play bdllN Who's hot who's not on Day 1 Police Academy: Even cops love it D7 feik i TMF OTTAWA J3 I I I l ' I I P m s ' ' -. y uJt ' 1 ' 1 (5! If I all Outaouais Edition Monday, April 6, 1987 7 35 per copy $1.75 weekly home delivered By Jane Taber Citizen staff writer Prime Minister Brian Mulroney and President Ronald Reagan met again this morning, in the last of their private talks, to discuss Canada's proposal for an acid rain treaty and other bilateral issues. The two leaders were then scheduled to go into a plenary session with the rest of their key officials. Mulroney kicked off the third annual Canada-U.S. summit with a proposal Sunday to Reagan that the two countries begin working toward a treaty to reduce acid rain emissions. And Reagan conceded ground in the long-simmering dispute, admitting for the first time that American sources are behind half the acid rain killing lakes and forests in Canada. In what was expected to be one big photo opportunity, Mulroney's proposal on acid rain and another one asking for increased co-operation between the two countries on AIDS research, send a signal that Summit '87 might amount to more than just politics and symbolism. In a friendly and frank 35-min-ute meeting with Reagan, shortly after the president's arrival, Mulroney raised the acid rain issue at least three times and put the other proposal on AIDS to the president. "The prime minister stressed that even if we were in Canada to eliminate all of the acid rain emissions that are generated in Canada, we would only be coping with 50 per cent of the problem," said a Canadian official who attended the meeting and later briefed reporters on the condition he not be identified. " "The president acknowledged that he was aware that the remainder of the acid rain emissions were generated in the United States." Reagan was asked again about acid rain this morning when he arrived at the Centre Block rotunda to sign the Distinguished Visitors Book and then meet with Mulroney. Compared to his visit in 1981 when he was booed by thousands of protesters on the lawns of Parliament Hill, only about 50 people Cloudy Cloudy, occasional showers. Low tonight 4. High Tuesday 7. A2 Headlights Off at 7:06 a.m. Tuesday, on at 7:07 p.m. World Another British scientist involved in sensitive defence projects has died under unusual circumstances. A6 What to do Noticeboard C18 Did you win? Lotteries D3 Elsewhere in today's Citizen: Action Line C2 Living D3 Astrology C13 Local CI Births, deaths C4 McGllllvray A8 Bridge C10 McRae B1 Brown's Bent Ct Neighborhoods ... C3 Bureaucrats A4 Opinion A8 Business A13 Pari, calendar ., A11 Canada A3 People D1 Classified C4 Radio listings C9 Comics D? Road Report C2 Crossword 06 Senior Clinic D6 Doar Abby D3 Scoreboard B4 Editorials A6 Today's Families D3 Enlettalnmont 07 Television D8 Gordon A6 Warren A 1 1 Horizons D6 World A8 Main Citizen number 829-9100 Want ads 829-9321 Circulation 596-1950 The Ottawa Citizen Is registered as second class mail No. 0279 pL7pgS FI El n n . 1 m m v w, a mm r in showed up this morning, most carrying cameras instead of placards. Surrounded by tight security, Reagan, accompanied by Secretary of State George Schultz, saluted guards as he walked up the stairs of Centre Block. He was greeted by House of Commons Speaker John Fraser and Senate Speaker Guy Charbon-neau and other Commons and Senate officials. Reagan ducked reporters' questions about whether he would agree to sign an acid rain treaty with Canada. He shrugged and gestured a couple of times to reporters and said: "Wait until we have our meetings." Mulroney's acid rain proposal is a non-partisan one, in which the Canadian government and Parliament would join with the Reagan administration and Congress in a discussion of a binding treaty that would lead to targets and schedules toward a reduction of emissions on both sides of the border. After years of frustration with Reagan over the acid rain issue, ''it Demonstrators blocked traffic ) r Vi " i wt . . r ! Lis ( 1 - r ' ' '' K. - ( 4 jL ' ' Jury okays cop-killer's bid to apply for early parole ST-JEROME, Que. (CP) - A Quebec Superior Court jury has opened the door for a convicted police killer to go free 10 years earlier than usual. Ral Chartrand broke into a broad grin and fought back tears of joy as he thanked the jury Saturday for their approval of his request to have his parole eligibility reviewed. "With your decision, you have given me back my dignity," Chartrand told the jury after it delivered its decision Saturday after four hours of deliberation. "There is hope for me now and those who may follow me." Chartrand and 15 other men on death row had their sentences commuted when Parliament abolished the noose in 1976. Of that group, Chartrand is the first to use a little-known section of the Criminal Code enacted in 1976 which allows a convict to apply for a judicial review of his parole eligibility after serving 15 years in prison instead of the usual 25 years. this is a way of taking it directly to Congress. This is the first time Mulroney has raised the treaty issue with Reagan. It is now on the table and was to be raised again today. Reagan, who has been slow to act on acid rain, just couldn't get away from it on Sunday: Air Force One landed in puddles of it, the red carpet he and his wife, Nancy walked on into the Uplands airport hangar was damp with it, and he heard about it, discreetly, in Gov. Gen. Jeanne Sauv6's opening remarks. "Mr. President, important issues including trade and environment fill the agenda and demand much of those whose duty it is to discuss and resolve them in the interests of both our peoples," said Sauve in her welcoming address. "The prospect of a fair and judicious determination of these complex matters is at the same time an invitation to leadership and to greatness." Security was tight all over the (PM, page A2) -X Wayne Hiebort, Citizen at Defence HQ today Chartrand, who killed a Quebec police officer in 1971, now has to convince the National Parole Board he is rehabilitated from a life of crime that first sent him to prison at the age of 17 for armed robbery. However, a parole board spokesman in Ottawa said Chartrand could be out on parole within two months. "A jury has said it feels this man is eligible for parole now," Andrew Roy said. "There can't be any undue delay" in setting up a board hearing. The seven-woman, five-man jury, who could have refused the request or set a date when Chartrand could present another motion, voted 11-1 for the review. One juror was undecided. Under the law, unanimity was not needed, although two-thirds had to favor the review. In Montreal, Jean-Guy Roch, president of the Quebec police officers federation, said he hopes Chartrand fails before the parole (Jury, page A2) ,v - J, , V,. (if t 1l . MiJt K;v ft il . ' m n y . J " 1 I fit . '1 v f I I '" J I 2? 'i I . ' tit, -i I i U 4,i i -'-i Reagan met Mulroney in his rrested at protest today; feekend By Stephen Bindman, Brad Evenson and Amy Jo Ehman Citizen staff writers At least 33 protesters were arrested this morning after blocking traffic on Slater Street, in front of the Department of National Defence headquarters. It took Ottawa police about 10 minutes to drag protesters seated in a row to block the street off the wet pavement onto a bus bound for the police station. The group, the Alliance for Non-Violent Action, planned the sit-in to coincide with the Reagan visit. Each protester was charged with causing a disturbance by disrupting traffic and mischief, said Ottawa police Sgt. Luc Givogue. Chanting, "respect our native people, now," protesters said they oppose Canada's close military ties with the United States. These ties make it possible for jets to practise low-level flights over the Quebec-Labrador peninsula, which the native Innu in that area oppose because it disturbs the caribou herds. Military officials deny the flight-testing, which began in 1984, disrupts the caribou and say the Innu are not as badly affected by the testing as they claim. Although about 60 people protested today, only those seated on Real Chartrand 'You've given me dignity1 I 1 ' V ' ; ' i r - f ' i li w V i t''l,IO ,i ; V hi ,'" t ,1 : v ' t ! 4 ' i '''4s' office this morning for private protesters the street were charged with the criminal offences. This morning's protest was in contrast to Sunday afternoon's peaceful rally when an estimated 4,000 drenched diehards crammed Parliament Hill to welcome Reagan to Ottawa. Anyone with a cause turned up for what organizers billed as the Ottawa Summit Response Rally, which rapidly became more of a social gathering than a political protest. This morning on the Hill, police greatly outnumbered spectators as fewer than 50 people showed up to watch Reagan's arrival. A few teenagers gave Reagan the "one-finger salute" and shouted slogans, but most were busy trying to grab a picture of the visiting president. Although groups opposed to free trade and American inaction on acid rain were the biggest and most vocal protesters Sunday, others didn't miss the opportunity to deliver their free-time political messages. There were communists, senior citizens, socialists, farmers, soft-drink makers, humanists, nationalists, feminists, punk rockers, maple syrup producers, postal workers, students, babies and veterans. There were also life-sized puppets of Mulroney and Reagan, Man wants blood tests taken to prove he's father of child By Ken MacQueen Southam News A Montreal man, who says the law discriminates against males, has asked the Supreme Court of Canada to force his former girlfriend and her two-year-old daughter to have blood tests to prove he is the child's father, Myles Sheppard, in a request for an appeal to be heard today, has asked the country's highest court to order the blood tests and to allow him to make support payments, visit the child regularly and give her one first name of his choice. The mother, Linda Koeppe, also of Montreal, says the father of Sylvia-Anne is unknown and she wants nothing to do with Sheppard, In documents filed with the court, lawyers for Sheppard argue that Quebec's Civil Code does little to assist his fight to prove his paternity. While it is easy for witnesses to confirm that a woman has given birth, the lack of a requirement of mandatory blood tests deprives rynrTBallitizen talks jammed Hill face-painters, satirical singers and white-coated "nuke busters" who meandered through the crowd in search of dangerous levels of radiation. One group of Quebec protesters carried a giant effigy of Prime Minister Brian Mulroney wearing an Uncle Sam hat with his suit pockets filled with fake American dollars. Other protests concerned the Iran-Iraq war, political prisoners in Chile, American aid to the Con-tras, the upcoming debate on capital punishment, recent government crackdown on refugees, nuclear disarmament, sanctions against South Africa, cuts at the CBC, aboriginal rights, a homeland for the Palestinians, increased prices for generic drugs and Canada's involvement in NATO and NORAD. The protesters were treated to songs denouncing free trade, a puppet show mocking Mulroney and Reagan and serious speeches about acid rain, free trade and U.S. intervention in Central America. Maple-sugar producers handed out leaf-shaped cakes of maple sugar. Canadian Union of Postal Workers leader Jean-Claude Parrot warned of the dangers of free trade, while U.S. environmentalist (Protesters, page A2) him of one of the few accurate ways a man has of indicating paternity. "The law does not address this inequality," Sheppard's lawyers argue. Sheppard wants to contribute $25 per week in trust for the child's education. He wants to visit her an hour a day, five days a week. And he wants Sylvia-Anne to bear the family name "Koeppe-Sheppard" as well as the first name of "Moriah.", Sheppard and Koeppe lived together in Toronto from May 1982 until late January 1983, when Koeppe left for Montreal to live with her parents. Sheppard followed about a month later but his attempts to resume living with Koeppe and an offer to marry her were rebuffed. Sheppard claims in court documents that he believes he was the only person to have sexual relations with Koeppe during the "crucial period" in the fall of 1983 when the child was conceived. Koeppe says she always used a (Child, page A12)

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