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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - May 24, 1986, Brandon, Manitoba Local sports world Mikhail Gorbachev is unhappy with the Way his diplomats have handled foreign affairs and major changes might be coming Page 5 agriculture. 3 Canada. 27.28 classified. 22-27 editorials. 4 entertainment. 20,21 life style. 9.11,12 local. 2.8 Church. To obituaries. 27 sports. 13-16 travel. 17,18 tv7comics. 19 world. .5,8 a i see you spent 20 years in the shows suicide violence rampant in Indian communities Winnipeg up a three quarters of Manitoba a Indian communities have serious problems with alcohol abuse anxiety and depression says a study done by three provincial Indian groups. The study released Friday found that violence child abuse spouse abuse and attempted suicide Are problems in Over half the 57 communities surveyed the study believed to be one of the first done by indians for their people was carried out by the first nations confederacy the brotherhood of Indian nations and Manitoba Keewatin now Okima kanak. The Indian groups Hope to use the study to press Ottawa for funding to allow indians to develop their own mental health care system and train their own workers in the province. Chief Stan Myerion of the brotherhood of first nations said the report was presented to Federal health minister Jake Epp last August but the governments response has been discouraging. A a the problems Are not being addressed a he told a news conference. A a indians have in effect no mental health care Charlie constant executive director of Manitoba Keewatin now Okima kanak said mental health services Are often not available to indians and those that Are offered Are usually not appropriate because they Arentt related to their lifestyle. Or. Don Rodgers a psychiatrist who served As a research consultant for the study said it showed that chronic unemployment poverty poor housing and overcrowding aggravated mental health problems among those surveyed. However he pointed out that the depression and anxiety referred to in the results reflected a mood in the Community rather than an individual illness. The report said alcohol abuse was a major problem in 58 per cent of the communities studied and that depression was listed As a major problem in 47 per cent of the communities. Violence was a major problem in 35 per cent of the communities and was often related to alcohol abuse. Suicide which has been identified As a major problem among Canadian indians was not High but attempted suicide was More common among Young women. An Alberta sociologist said recently that suicide rates among Canadian indians Are higher than among any other racial or ethnic group in the world. The Manitoba report indicated the suicides that do occur Are highest among single men aged 15 to 25 who have a better than average education. The report does t name the communities where the problems Are the most serious but Rodgers told reporters that information is available to the tribal councils. Saturday May 24, 1986 o 350 "619155 inside catch our Mabl preview pages 14,15 Dan Halldorson shares the Lead with Don Pooley Doug Tewell and Jack Nicklaus at the memorial Golf tournament Page i 3 nestled in a Western Manitoba River Valley Wawanesa seems an unlikely place for a sophisticated education Experiment Page 2 activity week off and running above Manitoba . Pearl Megonigal and Premier Howard Pawley take part in a workout in front of the legislature Friday to kick off National physical activity week which runs from today to june i. At right Brandon recreation superintendent vie Brown slips on a pair of borrowed sneakers Friday afternoon. While Friday was sneaker Day the official Start of activity week participants at City Hall were few and far Between. One objective of the week coordinated by fitness Canada is to stimulate physical exercise. . Turfs s. African attache to protest recent military raids Washington of a the United states is expelling the senior military attache at the South african embassy to protest his country a raids on three neighbouring countries. The expulsion order was handed to South african ambassador Herbert Beukers a few hours after the foreign minister of Botswana a one of the countries hit by the raids a urged . State Secretary George Shultz to follow up condemnation of Pretoria with specific a toward South Africa a has had k some effect but i kit think the govern k ment of the unit bled states is compelled to Dob 49 i More Botswana i foreign minister feb j Gao site Shiepe m told reporters at a state department cumin news conference. Bulli in its first action against South Africa since mondays commando raids against Zimbabwe Zambia and Botswana the state department said the embassy a senior defence attache. Brig. Alexander Potgieter will have to Days to leave the country. No replacement will be permitted and . Air Force col. Robert Hastie pot Geiter a counterpart in the . Embassy in Pretoria will be coming Home for consultations. A we Trust that this action will make Clear to the South african government that the United states cannot tolerate disregard of the sovereignty of South africans neighbors a the expulsion order said. South Africa has said the raids were aimed at Headquarters used by guerrillas of the anti Pretoria african National Congress and likened the attacks to the recent . Bombing of Libya. The state department said however the South african action has a threatened the Security of the Region and violated the International principle that political avenues should be Given every Opportunity. Earlier Shultz made the Reagan administrations highest level condemnation of South Africa since the attacks. A a we share an outrage at South africans raid on Botswana As Well As other countries a Shultz said. A it was totally without justification. It is completely while expelling the defence attache the United states refrained from making further diplomatic moves. Tran Africa an anti apartheid group that has been sponsoring continuous protests near the South african embassy called the . Action a too Little too it wants economic sanctions against South Africa but the administration has ruled out financial measures beyond what it imposed last year. At that time president Ronald Reagan banned the Sale of South african Krugerrand Gold coins in the United states and prohibited Bank Loans to South Africa and its agencies. Pm says Cedar tariffs bizarre unjustified rejects Call to break Trade talks by Leslie Shepherd Canadian press Ottawa a a visibly upset prime minister Brian Mulroney lashed out Friday at president Ronald Reagan so a bizarre decision to impose stiff tariffs on imported Canadian Cedar products just As Freer Trade talks Between the two countries Are beginning. Mulroney told the commons the action was a unjustified unacceptable and shall not be accepted by the government of Mulroney sent a protest note to Reagan but said he would not break off the Freer Trade talks because a that would be an action inspired. By petulance and this is too serious a matter to respond in that kind of nop Resolution external affairs minister Joe Clark listed Canada s objections in a Telephone Call to . State Secretary George Shultz and in a rare show of unanimity All three parties in the commons endorsed an nip Resolution calling on the United states to withdraw the tariffs. Reagan personally approved a five year Tariff plan against Canadian Cedar shakes and shingles a used for roofs and sides of houses a because the imports Worth $250 million a year were hurting the american Industry. The tariffs announced just hours after the first Freer Trade talks concluded in Ottawa thursday Are set at 35 per cent for the first 30 months 20 per cent for the next two years and eight per cent for the final six months. The move was immediately welcomed by the . Lumber Industry which earlier this week asked for Trade penalties against Canadian softwood lumber imports. A this starts to even it said Gus Kuehne. An official with the Northwest Independent Forest manufacturers. Mulroney said the decision was a totally inconsistent a with Reagan a desire to liberalize Trade and that such actions make it a extremely difficult for anyone including canadians to be friends with the americans from time to Mulroney a telex to Reagan a a Strong protest in diplomatic terms a conveyed the governments a profound a this unjustifiable action is All the More appalling in the context of Freer Trade negotiations Between our two countries having been officially initiated this week a the telex says. A Canada is now placed in the position of being forced to consider an appropriate Clark told reporters that could include seeking compensation under global Trade rules contained in the general agreement on tariffs and Trade. Mulroney Strong protest Clark said he told the american Secretary of state that Canada was a shocked and he would not say How Shultz responded but noted he a understood fully what i was both opposition parties called on Mulroney to Call his a a Friend the president directly to seek Relief. However. Mulroney said he has already conveyed the message that the tariffs Are a pure protectionism exactly the thing that he undertook to fight a it is bizarre that this action should have been taken As we Are honestly and openly trying to initiate what could possibly be the elimination of Tariff barriers Between our he said see Layoff f s a Page 28 Transfer payments at risk if farm census incomplete by Greg Mccomb Sun staff Manitoba risks losing thousands of dollars in Federal Transfer payments if Farmers done to take a Short break from Spring seeding to fill out the census of agriculture says a provincial statistician. Errol Lewis said he a concerned that some Farmers might skip filling out forms on june 3 As they Rush to finish the seeding that a been delayed by rain and Snow. Its crucial that they take 45 minutes to do so because for every Farmer not counted it will Cost the province about $4,500 in lost Transfer payments Over the next five years he said. A there is a possibility that returns could be affected but we Hope it wont be a he said in an interview. A a it a a legitimate normally Farmers Are finished seeding by the end of May but planting has been set Back two to three weeks because of the wet weather that has kept them off the Fields. Or. Lewis a statistician with Manitoba agriculture said a Federal provincial agreement stipulates that Transfer payments Are based on population counts taken during the census. A if we get a 100-per-cent response then the province gets Transfer payments much higher and a in this Day of budgetary restraints and so on a it helps a said or. Lewis. The census of agriculture is separate from the National census for All canadians which also will be conducted june 3. Agriculture census manager Mel Jones said a major change will be questions that will give statisticians a Complete picture of Farmers business expenses. A in the 1981 census we asked for selected expense figures in 13 questions a he said in an interview from Ottawa. A now we Are up to about 20 a this will serve us in terms of looking and planning to Deal with the survival of the farm and financial problems banners Are said or. Lewis whose department helps statistics Canada prepare and promote the census for the census a Farmer is defined As anyone who has sold $250 or More of farm produce in the previous year. Forms Are to be mailed out at the end of May and enumerators will pick them up from the Farmer in Early june. Additional questions this year will ask for details about interest payments veterinary service costs packaging and binding expenses fuel for heating and crop drying and a category headed a fall other farm business operating statistics Canada is to release the results of the census a which will be sent to an estimated 300,000 Canadian Farmers a in about a year. Turner asks feds for farm bailout Reg Ina up a an $800-million deficiency payment should be Imade to Western Canadian Grain Farmers by Ottawa. Opposition Leader John Turner said Friday. Turner made he Appeal after meeting top officials from the three Prairie wheat pools. Western Canada wheat growers association and the Saskatchewan association of Rural municipalities. Turner suggested the deficiency payment come from the Federal consolidated Revenue fund and be used to retain the initial Price of Grain at current Levels. Making a payment to Farmers makes More sense than increasing the Price of bread by 15 to 20 cents a loaf he said. Officials say seeding 30% Complete in Alberta 60% in Saskatchewan Page 27 questions because of the economic stress faced by Farmers Quot he said a it was indicated there was a big area where we needed More the new census asks the same questions about rent wages electricity chemical and other input costs which have increased dramatically in recent years while the Price Farmers get for their produce has generally declined drastically. Or. Lewis said for the first time reasons w ill be Given Why questions Are asked. The move was prompted by a concern that some questions were too personal he said however a Farmers tend to give us a pretty Good he said. In addition to Transfer payments the planning of programs require the statistics. Turner urges payout

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