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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 32 1HE IE1HBRIDGE HERAID Wcdoenlny, April 12, 1972-------------------------------- Youiig parliamen tary interns assess By DAN TL'USKlt Ottawa One of (lie first tilings Wendy Cartt'r no- ticed U'liuii she came lo Par- liarncnl Ilill was "tin.1 level of mediocrity" of members of Parliament. t guess I m f i tidi n out that they're not. necessarily Ihc brightest people in the said the political science graduate, aped 23, from (he University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Marie Cordcau, 22, n history graduate from University of Laval. Quebec Cily, expressed a different viewpoiiU. "Thcy told me I would end Up awfully cynical. Up to now I'm think there are some Mi's very much more than I expected Parliament strcjit-lliciied the belief of .Jack Madlonalil. 25, that the Commons is deal- ing with issues and ideas lhat arc at least a decade old. Kathy Swinton, '.M, said shn found deluding any belief that thc Conservatives and I lie Lib- erals operate on essentially the same philosophy and plat- forms, FIRST-HAND i These four critics are more, than observers ot thc parlia- mentary scene. They arrived In September as members of a group of 10 parliamentary interns chosen to give Mljs a helping hand New fishery regulations announced OTTAWA (CP) New regu- lations aimed at controlling tho i discharge ol mercury into fish- Inhabited waters were an- nounced today by Environment Canada. The regulations will affect 34 placls which use mercury in producing caustic soda and chlorine. Environment Canada said the regulations, issued under the Fisheries Act, will reduce tho emissions of mercury in liquid effluents by 03 per cent, The new regulations measure the pollutant "in pounds per ton of product and not in degrees o( concentration as in the past" and Ihus a plant won't be able to comply simply by diluting its effluent with water, Environ- ment Canada said. Work hours for govcrninenl NEW YORK (AP) In every eight hour working day this year the average United Stales taxpayer will put in two hours find 34 minutes to pay federal, state and local taxes, it was re- ported by Tax Foundation Inc., a private research organization. The organization said total taxes were off slightly from last year because of a reduction in federal income laxes, but that In the last live years the tax time element has risen eight minutes from two hours and 26 minutes. On a work-week basis, (axes use up 12 hours and 50 minules, and on an annual basis taxes account for 117 calendar days the foundation said. with llunr work and (ni'lher to a Mrst-hand lock at bow tlic system works. Under (he program, now in its second year, each intern spends half lhu year working for a o v c r n m e u t back- bencher and the other half working for an opposition Ml'. Miss Carter so has worked with Doup Kowhuut CNPP Miss Cor- deau was assistntit lo ForrMlnll Jlalifax NTr. MacDonald, a native of Victoria and a political sci- ence graduate from UI1C, was with Xorman Cnfik ifr- -On- iMiss Su'iiUon rfakl site wrote quickie speeches for Lincnln Alexander (PA tlnmiUou- She lias a history de- gree from tho University of Alberta in her home town of Edmonton. The four in an interview praised (lie program because it exposes them lo learning they said Ihcy could never get out of lexlbook, Miss Carter said the group pels frustrated now when it has seminars with academics because they're so theoretical. "Sometimes thiups jusl don't happen lhat SUM UP LKADKHS Thc grorup has looked closely at the personalities in Parliament and at the struc- ture of the system. Their ap- praisals of party leaders and of members notable for their C o in m o n s performances showed general agreement. Composite view of Prime Minister Trudeau: "Bright, phenomenal con- Lentrntioti arrogant an unknown commodity to his backbenchers seems to have become more a politi- cian than a reformer." Opposition Leader Robert Slanfield" "Fair, but verbally consti- pated no deep philosophy, food, dry sense of humor wafflcr, lacks self-confidence interesting as an indi- vidual, unsure as a leader NDP Leader David Lewis: "Intelligent, cool and calcu- lating the real leader of. thc opposition reasoned, professorial, good speaker but unable to Ret by his cold image." Social Credit Leader Real CaoueUe: "Colorful we don'I sec him much an opportunist they SOME "HATE PRAISE M c m 1) c r s winning the group's praise are Transport Minister Don ficient, honest, Gordon Faii-weather (PC-Fundy- Royal) "well-informed, sin- Adrien Lambert (SC Bellcchassc) "genuine, a gentleman and a and NDP House Leader vStan- ley Knowlcs (Winnipeg North Centre) "inspires fear with his knowledge of procedure.11 Speaker Lucien Lamourcux has "grace, eloquence and Conservative House Leader G. W. Baldwin "really thinks and1 can be both diplo- matic and and Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin "has a real flair and answers well." Doth Miss Swinton and Mr MacDonald said they have been impressed at how much clout backbenchers can wield, contrary to wide-spread im- pression that Ihcy lack im- pact. They agreed IhaL the opposi- Column By HAL BOYI.i: NEW YORK f AP) Things A oolumnisl might never know if he didn't open his mail: A pilot car has been devel- oped in Japan that won't let itself bo driven hy drunken drivers. A device inlo the sleering wheel sniffs a driver's breath, just as hi.s wife might. If Ihc diver has drunk too much, thc device automatically stops the engine. Egyptians IU'C among the world's Lop movie-goers, They attend an average of 19 films a year. Supermarkets are hccoming more like department stores than the simple grocery stores of yesteryear. Of the items stocked by a typical su- pcrmarkcl, -33 per rent non-edible am! ranged from hah- sprays and medicines Lo rawhide hones lor dogs. Know your language: V.'hat is thc origin of India is tlic home of bunga- lows, one-storey houses with verandas. Our word fro them comes from Die Hindi which means "be- longing lo Ik-ngal." lion hus a slim buy of weap- ons which lo combat tfov- e r n m e ci t, (he major oirt'.s being ittfortn.ition and linn1. Miss vSu'inlon said tho oppo- silioti is usually elfix-live at delaying. She said even one opposition momher use tlic monkey wrench. i HIM, I1KLI) IT Jack Homer U'C j Crowfool) bronght down all i his aniciidmenls on Ihc farm marketing bill, I was amazed at how one nicmlicr could slow Hump down, especially after we had heard .so much about hou' Trudwu hns omas- j LMibted the Commons." j Thc farm marketing bill be- came law only in January, nfler slrngjiling Uirounh 111 months of Comtnons oppodi- lion. The New Toast of Broadway 7s a lady of many "of ihem ia the same piay. Sada Thompson portrays four related ladies in four related minf-comedies in opened to unanimous criMcal nccloim. Above, she appears as Ihree misters, of lemperamcnts and ages (38 to 52) and right, as 1he rvibber-foced mother of them oil. Canmore miners out '.City of fiends boost CANMOHR