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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Apt IfM TNI I4TNMIMI MCJUID M Pension plan for housewives tabled with no comment OTTAWA (CP) The government released a discussion paper listing a wide range of government alternatives, but no definite plan, to bring housewives into the Canada Pension Plan The 10-page document was tabled without comment Thursday >r the Commons welfare committee by Welfare Minister Marc Lalonde "The government has already pledged legislation this session amending the Canada Pension Plan to put men and women on the same footing in terms of survivors' benefits. Women's groups and opposition critics have been pressing for further amendments to give the non-working spouse equal protection under the plan "The term housewife was used only in preference to the more general but less .ippealing term the paper says, acknowledging that not always is it the wife who stays home to look after the family interests The paper was presented to the following discussion of the question at a series of recent federal- provincial social security meetings and at committee meetings The Canada Pension Plan has always Ix-en tied to the wage earner, it says fundamental feature is its compulsory character, resulting in the participation of the majority of wage- earners and self-employed persons in Canada "Some of these proposals would involve a departure from these principles and the longterm effects on the plan have to be considered The paper splits the alternative for including housewives in the plan A' compulsory plan which would cover all housewives or a voluntary plan allowing a wife the'option of contributing to the plan as a self-employed worker Requiring husbands to pay their wives a regular wage for her work in the home probably would not be as acceptable as the splitting of pension credits earned by the husband, the paper says This approach, favored by the royal commission on the status of women in its 1970 reports, would involve crediting the wife with a her husband's earnings for the same pension contributions. Thfi approach has twi> major disadvantages, the paper says. Should a breadwinner become disabled or die, disability or widow's are based in part on CPP contribu- be considerably lower, since part of the breadwinner's contributions would have been credited to the other spouse's name, secondly, on retirement, a breadwinner who is considerably older than his or her spouse-would suffer a cut in retirement income until the other partner also reaches retirement age "Such an approach would probably be m keeping with the concept of marriage as a partnership (But) to what extent are Canadians willing to accept less of one type of protection in order to obtain more of another The paper also discusses the possibility of splitting pension credits only in the event of a marraige breakdown "Legislation which would provide for an automatic split of earned pension credits at the time of marriage breakdown might well meet the concerns of housewives." Pension credits could be totalled and divided by two for each of the years the marriage lasted, the amounts credited to each partners's earning record The paper lists half a dozen complications arising from this idea ranging from when to set the date of a marriage breakdown to how to handle cases where one partner has already retired Under a voluntary plan, a family might be allowed to assign a portion of the husband's pension credits to the wife. Or, the family could assign a dollar value to work done m the home anJ a wue could make contributions based on this amount Women spend too much on wardrobes VANCOUVER (CP) Kdita Whipple a former Kuropean fashion designer and teacher operating a design studio in North Vancouver, says women spend Watch for NOOK Here Soon! too much money on clothes hut look as though they dressed at a rummage sale be- tause of bad planning She says three basic outfits with a co-ordinated color scheme are a good start for most business women and there is nothing wrong with having them in the same style, provided it suits the individual She plans wardrobes keyed to her clients' personalities ,md lifestyles and suggests three basic colors and two or more accent colors "A warm, vibrant person can look smashing in warm. ive your Carpets ana Furniture cleaned right in your i Duraclean0 makes thei "flower-fresh" and ready for guests in just a few hours! NO soaking NO scrubbing with Duraclean'i unique absorption See colors come alive, fibers revive, upholstery brighten! DONALDSON earthy tones and natural fabrics such as wool, cotton and raw silk "Retiring people can take on a whole new personality by getting out of neutral colors, such as beige, and into vibrant red She says she has changed people's entire personalities by putting them into different colors She prepares a six-month wardrobe plan, covering two seasons, complete to the final accessory, including a shopping list that allows for items already in the client's wardrobe Kdita believes the plan more than pays for her private consultation fee of an hour She estimates that a month is an adequate clothing budget for a woman who gives priority to being well dressed for business A budget of is enough for a housewife "I am a practical says Edita "I believe people should be well dressed without being over- dressed Ann tell me whit to do. I cotuWt look anyone In the face aftd ask this question. A very lovely cotapte moved in across the hall. I have had some nice, friendly coffee klatches with the woman and. my husband has had a few short visits with her husband, in the corridor and elevator We would like to >nvite them tc'iur iw.il dlnnet party, but (I don't know how to say this the man is so fat 1 don't think our dining room chair could hold him. Would it be insulting to ask her to please bring the chair he sits in at home7 My husband says 1 simply can't do such a thing Anv other suggestions'' Blank Wall Dear Blank: If your dining chairs are dainty, why not use two of your sturdiest living room chairs even if they're upholstered i at the head and the foot of the dining table Your husband could sit in one and the neighbor in the other It would be less obvious to the guests that there was a problem Dear Ann lenders: I am an epileptic and I m fed up with people being afraid to go anyplace with me for fear I will get an attack Teen-age years are hard, even when you aren I an epileptic, so please. Ann. print mv letter Call Eva for a new HAIR STYLE Gemini Beauty Salon 70t of a S. 327-10791 night Must epileptics few wen a doctor and are taking modVation that controls their attacks. I am not cayinf it to impossible for an cpileptk on (medication to have an attack, hul it's unlikely. If an attack should occur, (ell people not to panic. It isn't necessary 19 call a doctor unless the attack lasts more iikin three minutes See that the victim is placed im the floor, flat, and make sure there are no objects nearby he can knock against Cut a wad of paper the size of :i tennis ball between his jaws so he won't swallow his tongue Open a window and make .sure he has plenty of .iir Wail for him to regain consciousness and let him rest awhile The most important thing to remember is that you are dealing with a person: not an .inmial Human Tho' KpUeptic Dear Friend: Thank you for a letter that will surely educate a greai many people F.O.L BINGO TONIGHT EAGLES HALL etti A Mid 1Mh SI. N. Every Saturday (fight at 8 p.m. 9 Cards for 1.00 or Each Thraor Number JACKPOT DOOR PRIZE GokS cards pay money Traditiorial firt Beautifully decorated Easter eggs are a part of the Easter tradition in most Ukranian homes. The mtracasies of the art were demonstrated by Mary Ann Pasichnuk at College Mall Included in the demonstration were ethnic displays of handiwork and dancing by Ukranian youngsters. CASH BINGO TONCHT.SATWMY- O'CLOCK HUNGMIM OLD TIMERS HALL ASlOORKkM M JACKPOTS NOW AND (Lootxl Noil to Ho. 1 FkohoH) Gov't needs prodding VANCOUVER (CP) Jean Rovey, president of the Women's Liberal Commission, says women must continue to prod government if they ever hope to end discrimination against women "Keep prodding, don't give Mrs Rovey, of Richlea, Sask told the annual convention of the B C Women's Liberal Commission "Once you let up, the men will say 'they're not hollering now' and forget all about changing legislation affecting women." she said 'Everything we do in our daily lives is affected by the partv-in-power. CAN YOU FACE ANOTHER HOT SUMMER WITHOUT AIR CONDITIONING? INTRODUCING 1974 AIR CONDITIONERS For Your Purchase of "THE ROUND ONE HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Wilfare Services MM rlfMITI, llfl, MHqMI EnNw Call 32I-2NO For Ptefcup Swvlco OM LEAVE AT 412 1st AVE. S. Lothbrldgo'ti Photographic Studio 416-13th StrMt North, Lothbrtdoo Phonos 327-7449. RM. 328-3523 Wei Art now Booking Wedc Spring and Summer Season Conte ALSO Mtun FAST PHOTOPINIfHINO 7 Iw. on ootor -14 on i W PHOTO FP.AMIS-AN SlMO PASSPORT PHOTO HHTOHATION It's nobody's business how much you weigh. Respect for your privacy is typical of a Weight Watchers'class. Your weight, for example, is strictly between you, the weighing clerk and your lecturer. And you can expect the same respect for your feelings. Join us. We really und I IM IMlHllJ Whcrtnror you live, thorVt a dots noar you. For information coll: ZE-06124 LMhbrMsoSt Augustine s Angl Church 11th Si and 4th Ave S Tuesdays 1pm 30 p m Tabor Civic Centre Thursdays 7 30 pm Frank Civic Centre Thursdays 730 pm Crwi. T-.wn Hall Mon- ;