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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - March 31, 1990, Brandon, Manitoba Ottawa up a the Federal government is ready to provide $500 million in Aid to Cash strapped Farmers mostly on the Prairies if provincial governments also help agriculture minister Don Mazankowski said Friday. But it will be at least another week before there Are details on How the Money would be provided Mazankowski said at the end of a meeting with his provincial counterparts. A it is important that we Send a signal to Farmers As they prepare to Plant their a naps this Spring he said. About half of the Money could go to Saskatchewan producers. A the provinces realize there is a need to act urgently. But they wanted to think about it some More a Mazankowski said. Mazankowski will be in Poland encourages provinces to add More Money and Brussels next week but will speak to provincial ministers when he returns. Besides the $500 million Ottawa will allow Farmers to extend leases with the farm credit corp., diversify their operations under the farm debt review boards and the Canadian Rural transition program obtain operating credit through the Canadian wheat Board and Benefit from a $10 million addition to soil conservation programs. A report to the ministers said Low world Grain prices caused by a farm subsidies Battle Between the . And the european Community plus a drought left farm ers with about $1 billion less than average farm income for the last five years. Ottawa is willing to make up additional coverage on Page 13 half of the difference to make sure this years crop is planted. But it insists the provinces also pay since constitutional responsibility for is Sharpl he Ottawa and the provinces. The provinces have demanded Ottawa pay All of the income shortage saying it is a result of the International subsidies Battle. Mazankowski says Ottawa has provided most of the Aid in recent years and it is time for the provinces to help out. A the provinces Haven to flatly refused Cost sharing and we Are not asking for a Dollar by Dollar Matching. We will look at what each province is a we made a lot of Progress this week and the provinces want time to reflect on that. But we still have to work on How the Money will be senior officials will continue discussions next week. Mazankowski said Ottawa is prepared to go ahead with Aid programs with each province. About 90 per cent of the Aid would go to grains and oilseed producers. Mazankowski said any Aid must not encourage extra production or environmentally damaging farm practices. A Manitoba banker said earlier this week that equity is so poor on some of the regions farms that a few producers would be using drought Aid cheques to help secure operating Loans. Empty Grain bins Low prices and drought have siphoned away the value of Many Spring Forward done to forget to move the clock ahead one hour tonight Page 27 March 31, 1990 500 save 65 weekly total weekly newsstand $2.75 Home delivered weekly $2.10 in $33.80 mime a 619156 6 lifestyle designing woman Waserman features fashions for Large women Page 16 president by Dave hider Sun staff the Man who will fill the shoes of outgoing Brandon University president John Mallea says his new Post is a a Good born and raised on a Rural Manitoba farm or. Dennis Anderson 47, a who graduated from Brandon College in 1964 with a Bachelor of science degree a starts his five year term on August i. Now associate Dean of the University of Manitoba a faculty of management Anderson said he was ready for a career change when he got wind that Mallea who will spend a year in France but return to teach was stepping Down. A the Brandon position came along and was solidly within my scope in terms of what i would be interested in and also what i Felt i had the com �?7�?j a pretence to do a Anderson said Anderson in a phone interview Friday from his Winnipeg office. A i went to school at Brandon and have some identity with the University and in a from a Rural background and education and academics have been a big part of my life a i saw it As a Good starting last fall a search committee received 18 applications and Short listed four hopefuls including a sociology department head from the University of Tasmania. The selection committe was impressed by Andersons Energy enthusiasm and business like approach said Brent Mills chair of the University a Board of governors. A the comes from a school of management with expertise in marketing. Universities Are under a fair bit of financial pressure and Are being called on More and More to look for other sources of funding and to Market their product a said Mills citing the recent Federal budgets Cap on Transfer payments for education. A the search committee Felt or. Anderson was probably an Ideal see fundraising Page 2 stance by Bud Robertson Sun staff for the first time in his Campaign Liberal leadership hopeful Tom Wappel squared off with pro Choice supporters during a visit to Brandon Friday. Wappel a staunch anti abortionist came face to face with a Small group of women headed by Sheila Doig Rural coordinator for the Manitoba action committee on the status of women. Seemingly unruffled by the Brief but unexpected confrontation Wappel later repeated his opposition to abortion during a noon luncheon on his behalf. Wappel a 40-year-old father of five said As prime minister he would introduce Laws to protect life from Conception to natural death and provide financial assistance and counselling to those considering an abortion. After the. Luncheon Wappel Wappel said he was Happy people bothered to come out and hear what he had to say. A i try and listen to All segments of society a he said a and we were Able to dialogue without in any Way getting into any emotional warming up for a candidates meeting in Winnipeg this weekend the Toronto area lawyer reiterated his platform of honesty in government called for a return to family values and slammed the Meech Lake constitutional Accord. The term distinct society one of the fundamental clauses in the Accord needs defining Wappel told the 25 people a including his wife Glenda and oldest daughter Monica a who had come to hear him. A we cannot put something like that in our Constitution a he said. The Scarborough West of also came out against the unanimity clause which requires the full support of the provinces in changing parts of the Constitution including Senate Reform. Later Wappel also dismissed any kind of parallel Accord saying the original document must be fixed before it becomes Law. This Little Piggy Sun photo by Pam Doyle Dale Burton walks his boar Burton Dale King David before prospective buyers at the Manitoba Swine breeders Swine Sale at the Royal Manitoba Winter fair Friday. Estonia declares Independence from user Tallinn .s.r. Reuter a Estonia declared a return to its pre War Independence today throwing its weight behind Lithuania in the Battle with the Kremlin to leave the soviet Union. Despite warnings of possible civil War by representatives of the republics russian minority the estonian parliament overwhelmingly rejected soviet authority on its territory. It also declared the Start of a a transitional period ending in full Independence. The vote was a Challenge to president Mikhail Gorbachev who has insisted the three Baltic republics should await the passage of Federal legislation that would set up terms for secession of any of the 15 soviet republics. A second declaration supporting the lithuanian reassertion of Independence and condemning a ultimatums and military pressure used by the Kremlin to Force it Back into the soviet fold was Likely to be postponed until monday. A the supreme soviet parliament of Estonia does not recognize the legality of state authority of the .s.r, on the territory of Estonia a said the statement which was supported by 73 of the 105-member body. Local Outlook mainly sunny today with a High of 8 c. Details on Page 2. Mayer says Ottawa onside with Keystone Centre funding Ottawa sets aside $500 million for Mazankowski funding news line Beirut erupts with Battles Beirut up a after weeks of sporadic clashes a ceasefire Between rival Christian forces collapsed Friday in thunderous Battles that killed at least 38 people and left Beirut and the surrounding Hills in flames. The fighting began at Daybreak and continued without setup past Midnight Friday night. Residents of the men Region overlooking Beirut reported heavy shelling. The residents reached by Telephone from Cyprus said they had been in bomb shelters since Dawn. Police said at least 38 people were killed and 65 wounded in Savage combat Friday in the Central sector of Christian East Beirut and in the mountains of Kes Rouan province 32 Kilometres Northeast of the capital. Meanwhile unidentified gunmen shot and wounded two polish diplomats in syrian controlled Muslim West Beirut Security sources said Friday. Inside agribusiness. 3 Canada. 8 classified. Editorials.4 entertainment. 19 lifestyle. 15,16 local.2,3 Manitoba. 2 obituaries. 26 sports. 9-11 to comics. 18 world.5,26,27 by Kathleen Martens Sun Stair the Federal governments funding for the proposed Keystone expansion has been slowed by provincial indecision says Lisgar Marquette my Charlie Mayer. Mayer Manitoba caucus spokesperson on the estimated $9 million project called the Sun Friday to address comments made by provincial agriculture minister Glen Findlay earlier this week. Findlay Virden had called on Ottawa tuesday to Back its commitment to the Keystone with Cash. As Lead person on the provincial Side he was reacting to maps Jake Epp provender and Lee Clark Brandon Souris who last week pledged moral support but said financing was still being worked out. A the announcement. Was in principle they support the project but they Haven to committed any Given amount of dollars a Findlay said at the time. A i think the time is critical to get the package together fairly but Mayer said the comments portray Ottawa As dragging its feet on the Issue when its really local Las who can to decide How to spend a joint $30 million tourism fund. A federally we were totally in favor of spending Money out of that agreement at Keystone. The problem we have is that the province did no to want to do it a he said from Ottawa. The Federal provincial tourism fund to which both sides contributed $15 million was negotiated under a five year economic regional development agreement that formally runs out March 31. A the Federal caucus is totally onside for funding for Keystone a declared Mayer the grains and oilseed minister. A so i get a Little bit fed up with Findlay coming out and saying that they want us to put Money up. Hen in fact the provincial caucus have not been totally behind an angry Mayer declined to elaborate further. A ask Findlay if his caucus is totally behind it and see what he Findlay was attending an agriculture ministers meeting in Ottawa yesterday and could not be reached for comment. Brandon West la Jim Mccrae refused to be drawn into the Exchange. A that is to discuss the thing out in the Media when really we should be a and we Are a discussing it in our offices and Over the telephones a he said in Brandon yesterday afternoon. Mccrae who is also Justice Pinister denied there was a rift Over Keystone in provincial caucus. A we have support from the Premier right on Down to All the rest of and he expressed Surprise at Mayer a comments. A it May be that or. Mayer is feeling that everybody is applying some pressure on him. And maybe that a Why the comments came out the Way they Keystone general manager Rick Chrest said the Board does no to want to get caught Between governments. See Mayer i Page 2 Findlay making demands Farmers a i would like to ask for your daughters Anderson Wappel ready to be defends University pro life Mayer onside for Home delivery Call 727-0527 or toll free 1-727-5111 within 100-mile radius

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