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The StarPhoenix Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saturday, January 26, 2002 Saskatoon-born Supreme Court justice Estey dies at 82 TORONTO (CP) Willard Estey, a retired Supreme Court justice whose recommendations for a more competitive grain transportation system are still being debated, has died at age 82. Estey died Thursday night in Toronto, said Wayne Robinson, a director of the Saskatoonbased Estey Centre for Law and Economics in International Trade. The cause of death was not immediately known. appointed to the Supreme Court in Septembers 1977, serving until his retirement in April 1988. Estey was born in Saskatoon on Oct.

10. 1919. He was the son of another Supreme Court justice, James Estey, who helped establish the University of Saskatchewan law school. His brother, Clarence, who died in 1995, was a justice with Saskatchewan's Court of Queen's Bench. In the late 1980s, Estey took a year off his du- Hockey dad beaten in vicious carjacking sault, dangerous driving and flight from police.

CALGARY (CP) -A hockey dad was viciously attacked with a hockey stick during a carjacking while his 14-year-old son and another youth looked on. The 40-year-old suffered cuts, bruises and swelling to his face when a thief stole his minivan Wednesday as he was dropping off one of his son's teammates after hockey practice. "It's very rare and it's unprovoked, I think that's what worries me most," said Insp. Keith Pollock. "This is a total stranger not known to these people.

I don't think there was a motive." Pollock said the victim rolled down his window when the culprit approached the minivan. Police said the culprit began punching the victim in the face and demanded he get out of the vehicle. The father was then beaten with a hockey stick taken from the vehicle. The carjacker pulled the man's son out of the minivan and drove off. A third youth, who had also been in the car, ran to a friend's house and 1 called 911.

Haig Severin Leonce, 20, has been charged with robbery, as- No more pizza and porn in prisons, minister vows OTTAWA (CP) There will be no more pornography and pizza parties in Canada's federal prisons, Solicitor General Lawrence MacAulay said Friday. "It's unacceptable. There is no place for these kinds of activities inside our federal prisons," MacAulay said following a cabinet meeting. It was the solicitor general's first comment on an unorthodox New Year's Eve bargain between prison officials and prisoners at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert. Hundreds of inmates promised jail guards not to create a disturbance if they were provided personal pizzas in their cells and had a porno movie broadcast over the internal TV system.

On two previous New Year's Eves, prisoners had taken hostages, set fires and refused to go to their cells. All was quiet this year until word of the deal leaked out in mid-January. 66 Steps are being taken to ensure it does not happen again.99 -Lawrence MacAulay Two prison employees responsible for supervising general operations have been suspended while Corrections Canada investigates. Prison officials still don't have the offending pornographic movie in hand. "Steps are being taken to ensure it does not happen again," vowed MacAulay.

The prison, 130 kilometres northeast of Saskatoon, houses 450 medium-security prisoners and 78 maximum-security inmates in addition to a women's unit with 22 inmates. The prison's pizza and porn night became a hot topic of debate this week on Politically Incorrect, a U.S. talk show broadcast weekday evenings on the ABC television network. Bill Maher, host of the show, brought up the subject with his four guests on Tuesday's program. They included James Hirsen, a U.S.

columnist and syndicated radio show host; comedian Joan Rivers, actor Michael Rapaport and musician Glenn Tillbrook. Maher himself waded into the debate near the end of the program. "It's just ridiculous that people make such a thing of it," he said during the broadcast. "Who cares? They're prisoners. They want porn." Rivers got a last tongue-in-cheek word in before a commercial break when she proposed officials should show porn backwards next New Year's Eve.

"Show them getting up, getting dressed and walking out of the she said. "Then the government is happy. The prisoners are happy. Everybody's happy." ties at the Supreme Court to lead an inquiry into the failure of two chartered banks. Estey's report into the collapse of the Northland Bank and the Canadian Commercial Bank absolved the government of blame.

It placed much of the responsibility for the failures on the shoulders of bank regulators and recommended a reorganization of the federal regulator's operations. Estey reviewed the country's grain-handling and transportation system and in May 1999 recommended measures which he said would produce a more competitive, efficient process. A year later, the federal government unveiled its plan to overhaul the system. However, wheat growers said they saw savings of as little as six cents and as high as $1.70 a tonne. In 1990, Estey was among 66 people appointed to the Order of Canada by was appointed to the Supreme Court the following Gov.

Gen. Ray Hnatyshyn. year. Estey studied law at the The country's highest court was saddened to University of Saskatchewan learn of Estey's death, Supreme Court Chief Jusand was called to the bar in tice Beverley McLachlin said in a release. the province in 1942.

McLachlin said while she never had the opporInstead of practising law, tunity to sit with Estey on the Court, she admired Estey served with the armed his keen sense of justice and passion for "getting forces during the Second the job done." World War. Estey was "active to the end" with the centre Following the war, he at- that bore his name, Robinson said Friday. Estey tended Harvard Law School The centre i is a think-tank that studies the legal and then taught at the Univer- and economic implications of international trade sity of Saskatchewan until 1947, when he joined a agreements and globalization. The centre, a federToronto law firm. ally incorporated not-for-profit corporation, grew Estey was appointed to the Ontario Court of Ap- from an idea conceived by Estey after he retired peal in 1973 and in 1975 became Chief Justice of from the Supreme Court.

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