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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 28, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba 3RANDON June 2002 Manitoba refuses to sign farm deal BY ALISON AULU Canadian Press HALIFAX Three provinces have refused to sign a lion federal farm claiming the deal doesnt go far enough in helping an industry beset by drought and crippling foreign Agriculture ministers from Saskatchewan and Manitoba sat two rows back with the public and other offi cials as their provincial colleagues lined up to ink the disputed agreement with federal Agriculture Ministei Lyle The two plus which wasnt involved in the balked at ratifying the deal that would see them contribute millions in a costsharing accord to reshape the future of farming policy This is completely inadequate when youve got billion for two years and then your farmers are left high and Manitoba Agriculture Ministei Rosanu Wowihuk said angrily just before her counterparts signed on to the deal in Halifax Im not prepared to sign a agree ment if I dont know that it is going to be better for my Manitoba and Saskatchewan were hoping to wrest more money from Ottawa in aid for western farmers who have been particularly hard hit by nacur al disasters and punitive subsidies that have made it increasingly difficult for them to Ottawa proposed a socalled shared bridge fund to help farmers affected by drought and other market It would contribute million a year in each of the next two but wants the provinces to kick in about million in each raising the fund to a total of about billion in both Several provinces have condemned the claiming the portion of the farmaid package is directly linked to the trade dispute and shouldnt be passed on to the provinces to They say the injury is a federal responsibility and damages should be covered entirely by the federal government Vanclief has repeatedly refused to relate the funding to the saying the money has nothing to do with the cross border trade Leaders from the West had been ask ing for billion a year to cover steep losses caused by the val ued at billion US over 10 Ottawas offering of million a year will only force farmers back to the table seeking more emergency they When you look ai the details and see what kinds of commitments finan cially are in this well be back within the next couple of years on the same path that weve been on ovet the past which is for emergency dol Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Clay Serby said outside the cer Quebec has also said it wont sign the but it doesnt normally go in on costsharing arrangements with Prince Edward the Yukon and the Northwest Territories signalled their intent to finalize the deal once they received approval from their govern Friendly fire report due out BY JOHN WARD Canadian Press OTTAWA A Canadian report on the bombing tragedy which killed four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in April will be released today and will say that the American pilot who dropped the fatal bomb rushed his defence officials The report will closely mirror the leaked findings of a parallel American which blamed an American pilot for turning to the attack without properly assessing the The findings of the American investigation are to be released in tandem with the Canadian Maurice the retired general who led the Canadian delivered the report to Ray the chief of the defence on June The document has been under review since to ensure that it meets privacy and national security require ments and doesnt threaten to compromise any possible legal action by the The report wont make any recommendations about legal although its expected the American inquiry will recommend a hearing for the The leaked version of the report said Harry the parttime air national guard pilot who dropped a 225kilogram bomb on a Canadian exercise in the wee hours of April didnt follow proper proce officials said it was possible the pilot would face judicial likely a hearing under the Uniform Code of Military Such a hearing is similar to an American civilian grand Published reports said a surveillance aircraft warned the pilot the forces were friendly just seconds after he dropped the The F16 pilot apparently spotted muzzle flashes or tracer trails from the Canadian live fire exercise and concluded either he or his wingman was under Instead ut leaving the area to assess the threat and plan a possible as procedures the F16 pilot and that of a second plane rushed to attack before a radar plane could confirm the target as A relative of one of the Canadian soldiers killed in CANADIAN PRESS HIE PHOTO Retired Maurice Baril president of the board of inquiry looking into the friendly fire incident killing four Canadian soldiers in outlines the boards goals alongside Marc Dumais at a news conference in Ottawa in The Canadian report on the bombing tragedy will be released said yesterday from his home on Nova Scotias south House approves WorldCom subpoenas Bush concerned BY JOHN POKRETTO Associated Press A congression al committee moved yesterday to sub poena top officials of discredited WorldCom as President George Bush voiced concern about the potential impact of the accounting scandal on the with his company facing potential WorldCom CEO John Sidgmore promised to go ahead with huge job cuts that begin today fol lowing the revelation the firm hid billion US in expenses from investors Bush spoke of corporate leaders who have not upheld their responsibili while Treasury Secretary Paul ONeill urged jail terms for execu tives who falsely certify company It was more tough talk from the Republican administration amid a crisis of confidence in corporate America that could threaten a tenuous recovery in the worlds biggest On Capitol the House financial services committee authorized subpoe nas to compel testimony by three WorldCom officials and an influential Wall Street analyst who promoted the companys The which include Edmontonborn former chief executive Bernard Ebbers and current CEO will be summoned to appear at a July 8 The Securities and Exchange Commission worked on its investigation of WorldCom after filing civil fraud charges against the company late The action came a day after the telecommunications company dif closed its accounting deception and announced it would cut jobs to reduce The SEC also sought to prevent the destruction of documents by WorldCom and payouts to company executives while the agency The oats could affect WorldComs Canadian which consist of offices in Toronto and Montreal and a workforce of just under 300 the bombing hoped the report would finally determine what happened and allow them to move on All were hoping for is the Arthur whose 21yearold stepson Ricky Green died in the Each time you try to for get and get on with your but then it just starts Maybe after this well have some UNIVERSAL DOORS Sales Service i Commercial Residential Overhead Doors Courteous Service Personnel 550 Highland Avc 7298252 Im Back Full Time Michelle invites all her nnw anil Ixisilnii Illeiiis in join fll UHllH lliilr Iliidy Salon 72 Tax Freedom Day arrives for Canadians ARTHRITIS PAIN RE BY ALLAN SWIFT Canadian Press MONTREAL Canadians had to work from 1 until last night to pay all the taxes due for according to the annual Tax Freedom Day calculation by the Fraser Starting average Canadians can keep for their own use all the money they earn for the rest of the says the freemarket which promotes Tax Freedom Day as a representation of governments total take of the overall econo This years taxes including provincial and municipal income property sales health import licence fees and taxes on tobacco and alcohol took two more days of work than last The businessbacked institute said income taxes went down for most people but they had to pay more taxes and tees on items like medical care and pen sion As a rwi w i I AX FACTS Tax Freedom Day in Canadas provinces this year and years ago Newfoundland May In May June 5 May Nova Scotia June 17 May New Brunswick June 8 May Quebec July 3 June Ontario June 27 Manitoba June 25 Saskatchewan June 22 June Alberta June 21 June June 29 All of Canada June 28 June Fraser Institute new security fee of per return flight was imposed on air line travel starting in The taxfree day falls earliest in on May partly because the province ben efits most from federal tax trans fers which reduce personal income It falls the latest for residents of on July The survey says the average Canadian family will have income of this on which it pays in taxes and fees more than in Jason the institutes director of fiscal cau tioned that the annual calcula tion is not intended to measure the benefits Canadians receive in return for their It looks at the price that is paid for a product govern he It is not a reflection of the quality of the how much of it each of us or whether we get our moneys The Plains Indians were known for their astonishing ability to relieve pain using natural for the first time arthritis sufferers can expe rience the phenomenal pain relief and joint repair of the 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Dollar tops 66 TORONTO Stock markets fin ished higher at the end of another day of zigzagging index es as investors pon dered positive eco nomic data on one hand and pes simism about cor porate accounting in the wake of the WorldCom The TSX Venture Exchange was down at The Canadian dollar set a new high for the gaining 040 cent to cents US its first Close over cents in almost a Q Simple Message Sunglass Saturday This week 20 off THIS WEEKS NUMBER Ray Ban Dont Miss It1 Moyl6 May 30 June 13 June 11 July 11 July 25 127723 122703 101988 TOfM t y e C a i e 800 Kobbei Avenue 11 IB ;