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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta _.. Wodnoidoy, Apill ?6, THE IE7H8RIDGP 1J Canada's stand outdated says llOCUESTKIt, N.Y. (CI'-AI1) A lop U.S. Ircasui'y (U'parL- meilt official said here Can- ada insists on rulnitiing trade iulvmiLiLiics are a carry- over from (lie past btlL arc no longer realistic. Eugene T. Hossidcs, assistant seurelavy for tariff anil Irarlo affairs, repealed allegations he nml oihcr deparlmenL officials liave made in tlic past aljonl Canada's negotiating position. Hut Ills statement was note- worthy in that it comes at a lime when bolli sides are re- viewing their positions following an agreement readied between President Nixon and Primo Winislcr Tmdeau at thciv Ot- meeting. In remarks prepared for the OTTAWA (CP) A conrhlen- tal government memorandum proposing federal svilisidics to lielp low-income families buy adequate housing is just one of several discussion papers beinii circulated among provincial governments, Urban Affairs Minister Ron Bastard said Tues- day. In a one-sentence statement, Mr. said the memoran- dum is "one of a number of dis- cussion papers circulated For purposes of consultation and discussion toward the develop- ment of legislative policy." The memorandum was sum- marized in the Toronto Globe and Mail. Mr. Baslord had no comment on the report of Hie memorandum's contents. The Globe and Mail said (he memorandum was sent by Cen- tral Mortgage and Housinc Corp. April It to provincial gov- ernments. The memorandum also proposed: rehabilitation grants and loans of up to a housing unit if federal funds are matched by the provinces. to the N lional Housing AcL to provide loans to house buyers for lip to 40 years at animal interest rales of seven per cent. federal financing of senior citizens' housing pro- jects sponsored by non-profit or- ganizations. of the old urban renewal program with neighborhood planning which tvould slrcss rehabilitation of existing houses. money for munici- pal land assembly with dcben lure security rather than straight mortgages. A spokesman for Mr. Basford declined to predict when I he lonsullalions wilh thp provinces might produce specific legisla tivn proposals. "II depends, I guess, on how agreeable Hie provinces are." HICI'OriT COPI'EH FIND BUENOS AIRES (Renter) One of the world's most impor- tant copper deposits has been found in the west Argentina province of San Juan, Argen- tina's mining and indusli'y min- istry said here. 'Hie deposit was' contained in 00 million Ions of material containing an aver- age of one per cent copper and another 20 million tons contain- ing an average of O.G5 per cent copper, Ihe ministry announced. Rochester Sales Kxcculives Club, Hossides said Ihe United Stales has heard much from Ca- nadians alleging that the Nixon administration's new economic policies arc unfair. But he said Canadian officials "fail lo mention" that Canada enjoys a balancc-of-paymenls surplus in trade between the two countries and Canada over- looks the "patently one-sided automobile agreement." CHARGES 15 I'KR CKNT Canada charges a tariff on individual purchases of American cars while the United Stales imposes no lariff oil Ca- nadian automobile exports, he added. Canadian manu- facturers may import Ameri- can automobiles duty-free, this is only if they meet cerlain miiv imum Canadian production re- Uossides said. T h e automobile agreement may h a v e been appropriate when negotiated, but no longer, he said, and all efforts to wipe out the agreement have failed. this fair Ilossides asked. He added: "Our friends to the north continue to be considera- bly less liberal than the United Stales in granting exemptions to returning tourists. "Here again we have an ex- ample of a measure which might have 'temporarily' justified at the time il was in Iroduccd, but which is no lotigei supportable in light ol today's, realities. Is this consistent with the doctrine of fairness'? "The Canadians likewise con linue to insist cm relaining other trade advantages which arc a carryover from a bygone era when we were in a position to and did, assist unslintingly our northern friends." Rossides did not spell out the other advantages. WHO'S FOR TENNIS? You are? TKcn don'i miss Audrey Goillin'l rL'porl, in Weekend Magazine lllis Saturday, an whal they'll be whoring on Ihe courts (hit summer. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE SIEKTIiX'G COST OTTAWA (CT> The coi.1 o holding tlic National Confei CIKC on the Law here last Fch H is estimated at S1U5.000. Tin information was given to Join Dicfonbaker (PC Prince AL belt) who hail made written in Dairies lo Justice Minister Oil Lang. A total o[ 3GO delegate registered at the conference. A YOUNG "OLD GRAD" U smiling Prince Aya, 7, second son of Japan's Crowi Prince Akihilo and Princess Michiko. He holds his diploma from Gakushuin kindergar- ten in Tokyo. Halifax residents walk transit strike drivers UAMr-'AX _. .Suburban mothers make hurried early- morning telephone calls to see 'who's driving today.'1 A steady stream of office workers walk along Spring Gar- dcr Road past the public gar- dens on Ihcir way downtown. And, sciiuehov.', traffic seems lighter than ever. It's all part of Halifax's first public transit strike since 191-1, in its seventh week. The strike for higher wapcs by bus drivers and mainlc- nance men .seems lo luue caused only minor disruption of rouline in this city of where, prior to the strike. rode Hie buses every Gerald llollell, president of Local MR of Ihe. Amalgamated Transit Union, says the local has received virtually no public criticism as Ihe result ol Ihe strike. "I've had exactly two letters and no more than five Mr. llollctl said Tues- day. Taxi drivers say they have been busy during the strike, which began early March 13. hut they say with the buses off the street traffic moves more smoothly. Suburbanites have formed car pools and police say they have never seen so many people walking in Halifax. A major1 shopping centre said il had noled no decline in patronage. The main issue in the strike is wages, with the union originally Rental policy EDMONTON (CP) The Al berla government is reviewing Ihe entire approach and philoso- phy of rents charged senior cit- izens, Dave Russell, municipal affairs minister, said in the legislature. He told Roy farran 11'C Calgary North Hill) thai the Al- berta Housing Corp. and the government also are studying a policy of trying to bring more senior citizens' accommodation into the public housing sector, where rental scales are much more attractive. Mr. Russell said attempts are also Icing made to have five to 10 per cent of public housing units occupied by families re- ceiving welfare. seeking nil increase of about Vl cents over two years. 'Hie basic rate now is an hour. Halifax Transit Corp., owned by the city, has offered 50 cents over :v> months. This was re- jected by union, but Mr. llnllelt said he had the (eeling his men would accept, an olfor uf 5.i cents over two years "At the present moment (hero nu settlement in Mr. Ilullcll suid. "Unfortunately, it crmkl !H' a very long .strike 'Ihe union is receiving finan- i lal .suppoit frori transit union I'nais as far away as Calgary and Vancouver, and the local memlx'tship "is more, deter- mined than 'dr. Ilollett said. Mr. Hollelt said the transit system likely would lose riders as a result of the strike, but this uonld be only temporary. Prior lo the strike, the system had a projected deficit for the year o[ 300 SUNGLASSES to choose From AVAIIABIE IN YOUR RX EDMONTON (CP) motorists lit) years or older j would no longer be required to. tato a driver's test lo renew their licences under proposed amendments to the Highway Traffic AcL Introduced iu I he Alberta legislature Tuesday. Highways Minister Clarence Copithornc said elderly drivers K-ouIel slill have Lo fill medical examinntion certificates and submit Lo vision screening ex- amination. CAMPSITE HULKS Other changes lo the ad would allow municipal councils Lo fix maximum rates or speed of less than 30 miles an hour, spell oul equipment, required Lor bicycles, encourage cycliMs lo lo vlic right on high- ways, make stunting an offence for which a licence may suspended, stipuln'e Lhnl where a licence has been .suspended ati appeal would act as a stay of Hie suspension, anil pre- scribe rules of conduct for us- ers of Liinipsiles operated by UK; highways department. Mr. Copilhovnt! said it has been found Lhal persons are storing Ihcir trailers on camp- sites and preventing tourists from using Ihe facilities. Rust resislanl stainless site I. 15 gal. 10 gal. 12.88 10.88 c go 5Vi gtif. rebuilt AQUARIUM STAND cilHcr B'ncV: CrniVli Urelhcinc or Brown Suede. With 21i" heel. Fully leatlier- linod. 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