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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - June 29, 2002, Brandon, Manitoba Canada Vanclief wont make concessions BY MICHAEL TUTTON Canadian Press HALIFAX Federal Agriculture Minister Lyle Vanclief says he wont make concessions to attract three provinces refusing to sign a federal farm policy But Vanclief said yesterday that clarifications on the deal for farmers hit hard by protec tionism and drought should help convince Manitoba and Quebec to get on You cant go and change an agreement and say weve got one agreement for nine and weve got a different agreement for he said following three days of meetings with his provincial coun Theyve indicated theres some Im confident we can do that and we can do that in the nottoodistant Manitoba and You cant go and change an agreement and say weve got one agreement for nine provinces and weve got a different agree FEDERAL AG MINISTER LYLE VANCLIEF which wasnt involved in Thursdays signing balked at ratifying the deal that would see them contribute mil lions to a broad costsharing accord designed to reshape the future of farming On Manitoba Agriculture Minister Rosann Wowchuk sat two rows back with the public and other officials as her provincial colleagues lined up to sign the disputed agreement with But as the conference ended Wowchuk said some of her concerns had been answered and she will put the proposed assistance programs to farmers before final Saskatchewans Clay who also declined to sign the quietly departed the meeting with out During the Ottawa proposed a socalled shared bridge fund to help farmers affected by drought and other market difficul The federal government 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 con demned the claiming a portion of the farmaid package is directly linked to the trade dispute and shouldnt be passed on to the provinces to Wowchuk was sounding less concerned about that she said theres confu sion over issues such as federal funding for agricultural research and whether costs of food safety inspection will be passed on to Wowchuk also worried that the subsidy deal might not direct enough cash quickly enough to young farmers who already have made heavy use of federal pro Vanclief said the problems can likely be addressed and holdout provinces may soon Theyve indicated to me very clearly they very much want to he Matter of some of them have even spoken to me asking when I might be avail able for a signing If no deal is farmers will still be able to access the fed eral portion of the BRANDON June 2002 A5 Sea King forced to land in after gearbox problem HALIFAX A Sea King helicopter was forced to land in the northern United States yesterday after experiencing a problem with a says a Canadian military The chopper was en route to from when the crew decided to land in a small town in northern said Rick The chopper landed he The gearbox connects the engines with the rotor Eng did not have any details on exactly what went wrong and did not know how long the chopper would be He said he believed there were seven people on Canadas current fleet of 29 Sea dating from the have suffered from numerous maintenance problems that have reduced their effectiveness and forced several emer gency Canadian Press Montreal cop facing charges MONTREAL A Montreal police officer will face seven criminal charges after allegedly fabricating evidence and using counterfeit police said The has been suspended without police spokesman Serge Gascon told a news Two of the charges are related to fab rication of evidence after an armed rob Wildlife officials investigate rare crocodile flown to New Brunswick FREDERICTON Theres nothing like a cramped flight in economy class to wipe the smile off a crocodiles Officials with the Canadian Wildlife Service are investigating how an endan gered Cuban crocodile ended up being shipped air cargo to the services office from Edmonton earlier this Guy senior enforcement officer with the wildlife service and a spe cialist in international animal said yesterday the young crocodile wasnt very happy when it was finally freed from die cramped crate after the crossCanada He was very Lafranchise said of the probably less than a year you be in a good mood if you travelled across Canada in a box The crocodile measures less than a metre in length and was securely packed in a box about half that Lafranchise said the animal didnt suffer any injuries during the trip and was in good Lafranchise said the wildlife service received a fax from a John Doe the morning the crocodile arrived on an Air Canada The fax contained the crocodiles flight number and asked the service to find the animal a good The Cuban an endangered animal found only in can reach five metres in A distinctive yel lowandblack pattern on its body has also given rise to the name pearly croc The young crocodile is now living in a large aquarium in a reptile zoo in The zoo is under con struction and is expected to open to the public in Marc an employee at the said the crocodile is too small and too young to determine its CP bery at a convenience store last Other charges include two of obstruct ing two of using counterfeit docu ments and one of committing Armed robbery and drug possession charges were withdrawn against the orig inal The police forces internal affairs department began its investiga tion following a complaint from a fellow Canadian Press Jay Winbum Jeffrey Bales Qualified orthodontists Phone 7270401 The BEST RATES 365 days a year Compare Who clearly offers you the highest Rice Pretty We also provide unbiased advice on investment solutions to help you achieve peace of INVEST WITH CONFIDENCE CALL TODAY 6131 Oth 7293400 Rice Financial RICE FffWtCUl GROUP INC Macdonald Optical Affordable Eyewear for the Whole Family Eyeglasses Contact Lenses Hearing Aids 833 Rosier 7271436 Prooane Refills Tools Bobcats Excavators For Rent Propane 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considered That is why we are being forced to take a vote on whether or not to strike for a new We want to return to the bargaining table and continue to provide the quality care you We provide dedicated Now we need your A fair settlement is not only but long Formerly Beaver Uu A message from Manitobas Health Care Support members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees ;