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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 3, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 24 THE UTHBRIDGE HERALD Montlciy, April 3, 197? Alolorisls pay privilege a car in means paying more taxes TIUD10 IMPORTANT Hceiprocai vrith olhrr countries accounts for 40 per Hi lilt i AS I'UKSS Tint even with tlic increase In pin-iii-: .1 c'.n" in Camilla gasoline and dicscl fuel liucs U' a Ontario drivers can console HI" iiu'lonsls learned j tiiCinsclvcs somewhat the LiM province luis i f.u't (hal there arc oilier U.-- on dims pay more. iU'-cl fuel liy one cent n A cross Canada survey Ity :iinl ll'e uliK'le liriMUV I Tin" Canadian Prcis slunvs Al- iivx ,uv coiiijz np nc.xl yi'ar. hnlic provinces motorists pay the most to Ihcir provincial (governinfills tlic privilege of Xeu-finimil rind's his. of ".'i cents a gallon is tops in the eouLiUy while Nova Scolia (iiesol fuel lax of cents a gallon lioads ihe list in Hint category. 'O raise 'i.K Tiie lo i'Uy aldermen which saul Hydro and Power I Hydro believes the dam must be one uf only two niiscd "to secure a supply of i ropiTsentalivrs t o electricity of the Cascades i favor of raising the (mountain range) in order to n ;ird flooding p-rt of reliant supplies from %.i.'ii alley during a furl her which may be sub- a d tl i t i o n a I power We are jnsl saving it Is j of prime impoilancc that it bo he said. B.C. Resources Minister Ray Willislon told the H.C. legisla- ture Iwo weeks ago Hint Ids gov- eniment would be happy to can- cel its agreement to Hood the Valley i( Seallle Cily i Light decided not lo raise the dam. DEFENDS PROPOSAL The Kcalllc company, wliich defended its proposal in a three-hour presentation, left no doubt il considers its only allcr- nr.le power source lo be a j r.Yiscd Hoss dam. Mr. N'ash said (lie Hydro statement had been approved by the Crown's utility's execu- tive management commiUec. Cut Mr. Willislon, a committee member, said l.iler in a tele- phone inlet-view from Victoria, B.C., that he had never heard of the statement. Mr. Willislon added thai in tlic event of a failure of Peace Miver power, a power source "this side of the danger zone, west of the Cascades, would be very beneficial." I Dr. Gordon Shrunl, chairman of B.C. Hydro, declined lo com- ment on tlie slalemenl. WILL F1GIIT PnOI'OSAL One Canadian legislator told Ihe hearing the proposal is based on an invalid inlerna- j tional agreement and thai un- less it is scrapped, il will be [oupht in the highest courts of Canada and Ihc Unilcd Slates. Oiuarlo's new tnxc.s are conLs a gallon on and cents diesel fuel. 'Die same (inures apply in (Quebec. ll.r. IS IllvMTIFl'L Westerners pcnerally pay less uitli Alhcrla and Urilish Col- umbia lowest I' nf to cents a gallon on gasoline anri !7 on (iiesc-1 fuel. Manitoba's taxes arc 17 ccnls a nalloti rn gasoline and 2U on dic.sol fuel while Saskalehe- U'iin's are hiRher at 19 and 21 respectively. Nova St-olia's gasoline lax is cents n gallon, the same as Prince Pldnard Island and one more than New Bruns- Newfoundland and P.K.T. arc Ihe only provinces which