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Brandon Sun (Newspaper) - November 20, 1967, Brandon, Manitoba Liberal convention concludes canadians must create or. Marchand said French Canada says Marchand by Garth Stouffer Sun news editor Quot i was allowed to come West. Thai probably Means i am oui of the race quipped manpower Anco immigration minister lean Marchand saturday evening As he appeared Al the annual meeting of the Manitoba Liberal party. Speaking without a prepared script. Or. Marchand who left immediately after speaking to catch a plane Back to Ottawa and attend a Cabinet meeting before noon sunday told Manitoba liberals that the most important things for canadians to face today is the fact that they must a create a we must do All the things so that All canadians can feel they belong to the same country so that they Are not reflecting on the a a feelings i hat he experienced while travelling coast to coast with the a band b Quot commission. Or. Marchand said commissioners found that there were a five countries Between the Atlantic and Pacific coasts with differences caused by economic and geographic conditions. Or. Marchand said it is important to Wail for the decisions and recommendations of the b. And b. Commission said he scoffed at claims that the $7,-000.000 or $8,000,000 the commission will have Cost canadians by the time it reports is too High a Price to pay. A the Price is not too big a he said Quot in fact it is not More than the costs of a few fighter planes scrapped. But it will be interesting to know what Canada is. It will be interesting to know what the French canadians want. A maybe we wont accept the recommendations but we will at least know the canadians have a real and Well founded grievances that can be but grievances that cause hard feelings in French Canada. He called on canadians French and English to forget the French were a a first in Canada and also that they were Defeated in 1759. But he also said it must be remembered that the French canadians in Quebec Are not a minority like any other minority in Canada. A what other minority controls its own territory a he asked a what other minority operates its own government its own schools institutions and churches Quebec is a society within itself it is not comparable with any other minority. A Why is the French Canadian problem important because it can break the he noted that any other minority holding a majority in a province could have the same degree of importance. A if ukrainians were 90 per cent in he said a you would speak ukrainian in the House in or. Marchand noted that in order to a a Weld Canada into a single unit it is necessary to recognize the differences Between Peoples and capitalize on the differences. He acknowledged that As some 7.000.000 French speaking citizens on a continent peopled by More than 200.000.000 English speaking Quebec residents must recognize that it will be difficult to maintain their language and customs. A we must All get used to said or. Marchand a not Only in Canada but in the world. As the we orld shrinks we have to get used to speaking to people who speak differently and we in Canada have As Opportunity to practise. A i done to think the chinese Are going to learn a new language. It we Are going to make a new world we will have to accept people As they or. Marchand complained of the difficulty of attracting a Good Quot French canadians to enter the civil service or other government offices in Ottawa. Lacking French language schools for their children and other familiar institutions he said such people do not feel a at Home in Ottawa. A if a French Canadian. Not speaking English wants to see a Deputy minister Quot said or. Marchand a most of the time the Deputy minister will refer him to someone lower Down the scale. Because of this the French Canadian will not have the right to speak to a Deputy minister or any other High ranking prejudicial treatment in the armed forces too. Was scored by or. Marchand. Who noted a Young French Canadian. Joining the forces will be told to learn English before proceeding to anything else. This enforced need to learn a second language. He said puts the French Canadian recruit at a disadvantage which continues through his service career. A if you English speaking canadians come to said or. Marchand. A you will have your schools your television your newspapers. But there is Only one place w Here we Are at Home and that is in Quebec where we have our institutions. A Why do we build our institutions in Quebec because there we Are understood. This is All that is going on in Quebec nothing else. A we cannot change the Contin he conceded Quot we wont change it. A i am fighting to make Ottawa a bilingual capital a he said a where we can get Good French canadians to work for the country so that we can Weld the country together. A we ask you As liberals in Manitoba not to say a yes to everything from Quebec but you must have a human attitude or we will destroy Canada because we Haven t spoken because we Haven to understood each other. A French should not be imposed on you but you should recognize in the West that French Canada is asking something reasonable and acceptable to All turning briefly to social Security measures or. Marchand acknowledged that there Are a financial limits in Canada but proposed that canadians a must always put the emphasis on human problems. A a the. Most important resource in Canada is human beings a said or. Marchand. A not Only from a sentimental View but from an economic View. We must invest in health and welfare. A we can to afford to do everything we would like that would let a silly. Nor can we just look at the accountants sheets and say it is nonsense to do anything More. Noting manpower programs which pay living allowances while canadians Are undergoing retraining. Or. Marchand said this program a is not nonsense because society 30 years ago did no to give the opportunities for education that exist he suggested that Money a a invested in training 45-year-old people will be returned a with Good interest in the coming years. Final edition 86th year Canada raises her Bank rate Ottawa cp1 the government and the Bank of Canada reacted cautiously to Britain s devaluation of the Pound. The Central Bank raised its re discount rate to six per cent from five effective today and said it would continue a to facilitate the provision of adequate credit to meet the needs of sound economic expansion Quot finance minister Sharp said the government will maintain the Canadian Dollar at its current Exchange rate the equivalent of ?12 cents in . Funds. Most major exports will be affected Toronto up a most major exports from Britain such As cars whisky and woollens. Will by affected by the British devaluation of the Pound Dohn Mackie. Chairman of the British automobile manufacturers association canada1, said sunday. He said in an interview it is a Only a matter of How much and a i done to think there a any doubt about a reduction a some shop owners Here dealing in British goods Don t know it Parent firms might increase their wholesale prices if retail prices to Canadian Consumers Are reduced. Ernest p Carr president of the Canadian importers association. Said Quot it should make it easier for canadians to buy British goods. They should get More value for their dollars. But that a rather i. T. Wood vice president and general manager of household finance corp. Of Canada said the increase in Bank rates would have a stabilizing effect on the Economy or. Wood said he doubts the increase in the Bank rate would create higher interest rates for commercial and other borrowers. He said the Rales already Are High and there might be an inflow of United states funds if they increase much More. C. F. Mackenzie president and chief executive officer of Tho Canada permanent Trust co., said the increase in rate by a he Bank of Canada would not affect the Trust company. Britain s. Devaluation he said a resulted from special circumstances affecting that currency a the Pound while or. Sharp said it he government does not believe evaluating the Pound will have any substantial effect on Canadas International financial position government officials were exacting some slow Dow n in Canadian exports of manufactured goods to the United kingdom. Canadian exports to the . Have for years been running at about double Britain s sales to Canada. Last year exports to Britain totalled $1,131,800,000 and imports were $644,700,000. Most recent figures show that Canadian exports to Britain totalled $679,386,000 in the first seven months of this year and just about half of these were fabricated materials totalling $329,169,000 the highest Cost to Britain of goods imported from Canada and other non Sterling areas together with the other austerity measures taken by the ., May put a crimp in the governments target of Canadian exports totalling $11,250,000,000 this year. At the new Exchange rate instead of britons having to pay six shillings and eight Pence to buy $1 of Canadian goods they will have to pay a Little Over seven shillings nine lie Nee. Hitherto it Cost canadians about $3 to buy a Pound Sterling a w Orth of British goods. Now lie Able to get the same goods for about $2.57. Or. Sharp said in a statement saturday that under the present pattern of Canadas International Trade and payments the British action a would not have a substantial effect on Canada s International financial because of greatly increased exports to other countries Canada s Market in Britain has shrunk to about one tenth of this country a world Market. Or. Sharp also said the government believes the present Exchange rate on the Canadian Dollar at 92 it cents ., is a appropriate a and the government a intends to maintain this the 92 i cent Canadian Dollar was established in May. 1962, auf is held to within one per cent of that on a pledge Given by c Anada As a member of the International monetary fund. Marchand in action Hon. Jean Marchand. Manpower and immigration minister outlined some of the real problems which tend to separate French canadians and the rest of the country when he spoke to the annual meeting of the Liberal party in Manitoba saturday. Or. Marchand called for recognition of the problems in order that canadians French. English and All other minorities might work together to a Weld Canada into one nation. Die predicts soviet Union will free captive nations eco countries will contribute to loan Paris Reuters a All six e ii rope a n common Market countries will contribute to a $1.400.000.000 International monetary fund loan Tor Britain to help bolster the devalued Pound Sterling. West German finance minister Franz Josef St r a c said sunday night. The West German contribution would be $200,000,000, he told correspondents after a meeting of common Market finance ministers held Here at instigation of France. Strauss said a we have agreed on an assessment of the situation no common Market country will follow Britain in devaluing but we All appreciate it As a beginning of a normalization of the British economic situation. A we Are All contributing to the $1,400,000,000 International monetary fund other common Market countries Are France Italy Belgium. The Netherlands and Luxembourg. New Vork up John Diefenbaker former Canadian prime minister said sunday night that its time for Canada the United states and other Western countries to begin a Campaign in the United nations to have the soviet Union a live up to the principle of self determination a for a captive nations Quot under its Rule. The Campaign should Call attention to the a double tongued Quot soviet stand on self determination. Diefenbaker told the world Congress of free ukrainians. Saying armed action to free the Quot captive nations Quot is unthinkable. The former conservative Leader said the most effective course of action would be a a Siren Call for action which a sooner or later would Force the soviet Union to Bow to Public opinion and free the Ukraine and Oiler nations under soviet Rule. Diefenbaker was the main speaker at the banquet and received the Shevchenko Freedom award named in Honor of Taras Shevchenko a ukrainian poet. It was Given in recognition of his a Long and outstanding service to Canada and his a dedication Quot to the cause of ukrainian Freedom the Congress also held a mass Quot Freedom rally at Madison Square Garden saturday. Diefenbaker said the continuing failure of the United nations to pass a charter of human rights reveals that a Many nations have been giving lip service to the in charter but Are not prepared to produce a binding charter in place of the declaration of human a Elf there had been a United nations charter of Hunan rights what happened to the people of the Ukraine the Baltic Stales and elsewhere in the world could be remedied by International Michael Starr whom Diefenbaker said was the first Canadian of ukrainian descent to lie named to the Canadian privy Council spoke of the Congress saturday and referred to the Ukraine As a land a a enslaved by the soviet Union. The former conservative Cabinet minister said no tyranny is More Blind a than that exercised by the men of actions May give Britain Export boost London up a repercussions to the 14.3-per-cent devaluation in the British Pound rolled around the world today. Many countries expressed Confidence in the economic future of Britain although at Home there was bitter discontent among labovites. Opposition conservatives and men in the Street. Australia one of Britain s major customers said it would not devalue its but the British government s Quot announcement saturday that the Pound would be devalued to $2.40 from $2.80 . And to $2.57 from $3 Canadian provoked Matching devaluations in Spain the Republic of Ireland. Denmark. Israel. Hong Kong. Malta. Fiji. Bermuda and Guyana. Major currencies such As those of the United states Canada the common Market countries Switzerland. Sweden. South Africa and Japan remained firm. Observers said that such positive actions could give Britain an Export Lhoost because its lower Sterling rate would make its goods cheaper in those countries. The conservatives reacted As expected. Their Leader Edward Heath charged that the governing labor party had reduced Britain a from a prosperous nation to an International the tories spread word that they expected the government to resign and Call new elections. London bookies reported 8 Rush of betting on the conservatives in the next election officially not due until 1971. Most countries that devalued with Britain Are suppliers of food and raw materials meaning British buyers can import from them at the same old prices. British salesmen in countries that held fast Are in effect gelling a 14.3 per cent subsidy to undercut their Competition increase their profits or a combination of both. However Many prices on he Home Market will go up resulting in a curtailment of buying. The government Hopes this will turn manufacturers to the Export Market so that Britain s balance of payments will move toward the Black again British industrialists were divided Over the Likely effects o devaluation sir John Hunter chairman of the Swan Hunter shipbuilding firm said devaluation a should go a Long Way to obliterate the Price advantage which Japan has on the other hand. Arthur Knight finance director of court Auldy a ltd., warned a unless the prices and incomes Board is effective in resisting the wage claims that will follow the inevitable Rise in the Cost of living our costs will be raised sub Stan in Tokyo the Stock Market today suffered us heaviest fall since the end of the second world War As brokers rushed to sell orders. At least 18�. ,00o shares changed hands. Value of the Pound London apr Here is a comparison of the value of the British Pound before and after devaluation with the . Dollar Canadian Dollar French franc and West German Mark. Before after . Dollar. $ 2.80 $ 2.40 Canadian Dollar. $ 3 $ 2.57 franc. 13.55 11.85 Mark. 11.05 9.60 Johnson slams broadcast Bill St. Johns que. Up Premier Daniel Johnson has warned that Quebec intends to lie firm with Ottawa to prevent the ubic from becoming a a a propaganda Agency Quot for the Federal government. The provincial Premier said saturday at the end of a three Day caucus of the ruling Union National party the Federal government s new Bill on broadcasting now before parliament Borders on fascism. Or. Johnson criticized the Bill because of a Section that deals with the promotion of National Unity and said his government w ill try to obtain control of radio Canada. The French language network of the ubic. There Cap lie no definition of National Unity a without the presence on an equal basis of the French or. Johnson said. A we Don t think an organism like the cub should promote ideas which originate from one government. This is quite close to Ile said the Federal government in Canada is a Liberal and English speaking which is still worse a adding a would you mind censoring thai the Premier said he has been toying with the idea of taking control of radio Canada for the last eight or nine months and that the idea was taken before the caucus which supported it wholeheartedly. He proposed that control of radio Canada lie turned Over to a broadcasting Council composed mainly of persons appointed by Hie Quebec government and of a few persons appointed by the governments of other provinces with French speaking minorities. There would be a perhaps a few Federal appointees to maintain some sort of link with the English if Ottawa refused to hand Over control of radio Canada the Only alternative would be for Quebec to make broadcasting a top priority and set up its own radio anti television network. A a eventually radio Canada will have to be controlled by a group appointed by the Quebec government. Lesage presses for medicare Montreal up of Premier Daniel Johnson has enough Money to take Over the French language network of the ubic then he must also have enough to establish a Quebec medical care plan opposition a Leader Jean Lesage said sunday. Commenting on or. Johnson s statement saturday that the i Nio n National government wants to gain control Over the French language Branch of the cub. The provincial Liberal chief asked a How can the Premier give such priority to this question when he says he does not have enough Money to establish the medical care plan in july 1968?&Quot or. Lesage was speaking Ai a Liberal caucus meeting hero at which Robert Bourassa was reelected president of the policy commission of the Quebec Liberal federation the forecast Cloud becoming sunny in the afternoon with Little change in temperature. Winds southwesterly at 15. Low High to and 30. Sundays extremes were 29-1 s. In no. 254 Brandon man., monday november 20, 1967 12 pages Pound devaluation rocks Money Mart

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