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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 1, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta MP questions Liberal Party [-raising lly PAUL JACKSON llcratd Ottawa Ilurenu OTTAWA A mystery list of 95 major Canadian corporations is floating n round, parliament hill Unlay. Ami some people arc wonder- ing if ii could he Lite contro- VLM'sial list of elite corporations which iiavo reportedly support- ed the federal Liberal party throughout the years. But no one is saying. Not even New Democratic Party MP Kd Bioacibent who has had the list printed as part cf a question asked on the House of Commons order paper. Mr. Broadbcnt, MP for Osh- Whitby, wants to know whether any of the companies were given financial assistance by various government depart- ments between 1968 and I ILS request for information immediately brought to mind o number of 'recent battles in the House of Commons with some Progressive Conservative MPs suggesting the possibility of pa- tro tin go by Region al Econo- mic Expansion Minister Jean Marchantl's department. Mr. Marchancl, a prominent campaign for the Lib- eral party in Quebec, has de- You Can Help Your Child al Homo to Succeed Tn School. 'You moy havfl tangible wealth un- laid: Caskets of jewels and of gold. than I 1 had a Mother who read to ma -STICLAND GILLILAN Ask about Child Craft (1 5 volumes) Convnniont Terms! Conlnct your nearest World Book-Chiidcraft rcpresenlafive. Write or phone district manager LEN ISAACSON 228 Corvette Cres. lelhbridge ten Isaacson you enn never nicd absolutely that he is a party "bag in tin" or that corpor- ations hijnded large amounts of money in industrial incentive grants are immediately visited by party tennis. In February, a Liberal party campaign official told the party's provincial convent i o n there in Ottawa: "The Liberal Party has operated for many years on the support uf 95 cor- porations." Soon after a spate of ques- tions begun to be asked in the Commons about possible con- flict of interest between gov- ernment handouts and Liberal party fund raising techniques. Some of the nimes on the list have already been mentioned in the Commons. BUY TABLES Early tliis month, Lome Ny- strom (NDP Yorkton -Melville) claimed that Falconbridge Nic- kle Mines, IBM Canada Ltd., Union Carbide of Canada Ltd., and Westinghouse Canada Ltd., had bought tables for each at a a plate fur.draising dinner in Toronto. Antl John Burton (NDP Re- gina East) said that two of the f i ve mem bers of the govern- ment's Industrial Incentives Ad- visory Board were also execu- tive officers of companies which received some in grants. The NDP MP told the Com- mons that E. Kendall Cork is vice president of Noranda Mines Ltd. which obtained a grant from Mr. Mar- chand's office. Gaspe Copper Mines Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Noranda, had also "accepted an offer" of 000. Another member of the ad- board on grants was J. B. Estey, executive vice-presi- dent of National Sea Foods Ltd. of Halifax, N.S. The company has accepted three offers of grants totalling Falconbndge, IBM, Union Carbide, Westinghouse, Noran- da, Gaspe and National are all names mentioned in Mr. Broad- THE KINSMEN CLUB of LETHBRIDGE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE LETHBRIDGE MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION proudly presents SKATE-A-THON 1972 ADAMS ICE CENTRE 8 a.m. to p.m. RINK OPEN FOR SPECTATORS PRIZES---------------- Priici will be awarded to Itie teams one! individual! skating tho most laps and raising Ihe mojl money 4-10 SPEED BIKES HOCKEY JACKETS FOR TWO TJAMS O HOCKEY STICK FOR EVERY SKATER 4 equals one unit. Each ikaler will average 75 units. Proceeds to assist Minor Hockey in Lelhbridge and for Ihe Furtherance of new ice facilities KINSMEN CLUB OF LETHBRIDGE bent's 95 -company inquiry. The Ontario MP wants to know whether any of the com- panies have received cither out- right, grants or loans from the economic a n s i o n depart- ment, industry, trade and com- m e r c e department, energy, mines and resources depart- ment, national defence depart- ment, or the manpower and im- migration department, He also wants to know if any remissions for sales tax were made to any of the compa- nies under the Financial Ad- ministration Act. Actually, he already knows the answer to one part of that question. Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., involved in a pio- neci'ing development at the Ath- abasca Tar Sands in Alberta, j has received sales tax remission under Die act. Mr. Broadbent wouldn't say whether his list consisted of the 95 corporations mentioned by the Literal Party official, or whether the number and names were simply coincidental or in- cidental. He the information to satisfy his own curiosity. Sulurday, Apnf 1, 1972 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID TABLETOP TRAUMA Tiddlywinks, once a recreational lark in the lore of youth, had ils serious side recently ai young competitors bent !o their tabletop strategy in what was billed as the first annual Junior Continental Tiddlywinks Championship for students under college age in Peekskill, N. Y. A determined Michelo Bagnol, 13, of Phoenixville, Iries shot, lefr, but misses, centre, during ploy. Winning learn from Rye Neck High School in Rye Neck, N.Y., was comprised of Mark Ricci, 13, foreground at right, and Eric Dlefeneach, 12, background. Sign agreements TUNIS (Renter) and Tunisia sitfm-d two co-oper- ation agrt'cniwiUs lion: day, aimed at aiding Tunisia's agricultural IriiinmM profiJYim. The accords are dc.sjgriixl to im- j prove mechanical training in the maintenance of agricultural machinery, ;ind make available) audio-visual equipment for agri- i cultural JiLstniL'tion. Hums Foods earnings up CAI.GAKY (CP) Burns floods Ltd. increased its earn- ings in 1971 to from the previous year. The earnings were equivalent S1J5 a share compared with 9S toils in 1970. SOD UNDERGROUND WATER SERVICES SODDING O LANDSCAPING UNDERGROUND SPRINKLING For more infarmaHon contact LOGAN PORTER LETHBRIDGE, AlBERTA PHONE only say he wanted Calvin named CPA chairman CALGAIU' feet to meet your Individual needs. THE ALL 1972 VersoHMfy, relieibifity, sfyfc, convenience, all a practical price. The fdecil recreational vohicfe avarl- able m 8, 9Vj and II V j foot models with or with- out truck. "Division Of Haico Manufacturing" Coufis Highway Phone 327-3165 ;