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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 26, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada's stand outdated HOCllESTICU, N.Y. (CL'-AP) A lop U.S. depart- ment official here ada insists on retaining trade advantages which are a carry- over from (he but are no longer realistic. Eugene T. itossidcs, assistant .secret ary for tariff and tracio affairs, repealed allegations he and ofhcr department officials liavc made in the past about Canada's negotiating position. Hut liis statement was note- worthy in that Jt comes at a time when both sides are re- viewing their positions following an agreement reached between President Nixon and Primo Minister Trucicnu at their Ot- tawa meeting. In remarks prepared lor the OTTAWA (CP) A confiden- t a 1 govern me nt me tnoran d u m proposing federal subsidies to help low-income families buy adequate housing is just one of several discussion papers being circulated among provincial governments, Urban Affairs minister Ron Basforcl said Tues- day. In a one-sentence statement, Kasforri said the memoran- dum is "one of a number of dis- cussion papers circulated for purposes of consultation ami discussion toward the develop- ment of legislative policy." The memorandum was sum- marized in the Toronto Globe and Mail. Mr. Bnsford had no comment on lite report of the memorandum's contents. The Globe and Mail said the memorandum was sent by Cen- tral Mortgage and Housing Corp. Aprit 11 to provincial gov- ernments. The memorandum also proposed: e d e r a 1 rehabilitation grants and loans of up to a housing unit if federal funds are matched by the provinces. to the Na- tional Housing Act to provide loans to house buyers for up to 40 years at annual interest rates of seven per cent. -Increased federal financing of senior citizens' housing pro- jects sponsored by non-profit or- ganizations. of the old urban renewal program with neighborhood planning which would stress rehabilitation of existing houses. money for munici- pal land assembly with deben- ture security rather than straight mortgages. A spokesman for Mr. Basford declined to predict when fhe consultations with the provinces might produce specific legisla- tive; proposals. "It depends, I guess, on how agreeable the provinces are." HKPOHT COPPER I-'INI) BUENOS AIRES (Renter) One of the world's most impor- tant copper deposits has been found in the west province of San Juan, Argen- tina's mining and industry min- istry said here. 'Hie deposit was contained in 80 million tons of material containing an aver- age of one per cent copper and another 20 million tons contain- ing an average of 8.65 per cent copper, the ministry announced. Rochester Sales Executives Club, Kossides said Hie United States has heard much from Ca- nadians alleging that the Nixon administration's new economic policies arc unfair. But be said Canadian officials "fail to mention" that Canada enjoys a balance-of-paymculs surplus in trade between the two countries and Canada over- looks the "patently one-sided automobile agreement." CHARGES 15 PER CENT Canada charges a I5-ner-cenl tariff on individual purchases of American cars while the United States imposes no tariff on Ca- nadian automobile exports, he added. "Although Canadian manu- facturers may import Ameri- can automobiles duty-free, this is only if they meet certain min- imum Canadian production re- Rossidcs said. T h e automobile agreement may h a v c been appropriate when negotiated, but no longer, lie said, and all efforts to wipe out the agreement huve failed. this fair Rossides asked. Ho added: "Our friends to the north continue to be considera- bly less liberal than the United States in granting exemptions to returning tourists. "Here again we have an ex- am pie of a me asure which might have 'temporarily' justified at the time it was in- troduced, but which is no longer supportable in light of today's realities, Is this consistent wilh (he doctrine of fairness? "The Canadians likewise con- tinue to insist cm retaining other trade advantages which arc a carryover from a bygone era when we were in a position to, and dirf, assist unslintingly our northern friends." Rossides did not spell out the other advantages. WHO'S FOR TENNIS? You are? Then don's miss Audrey Gostlln'j report, in Weekend Magazine lliis Sururday, an whal they'll be wearing on Ihe courts summer. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE MEETIiVG COST OTTAWA (CL'J The cost of holding the National Confer- ence on the Law here last Feb. 1-4 is estimated at The information was given to Join Diefenbaker (PC Prince Al- bert! who had made written in- quiries (o Justice Minister Oito Lang. A total of 3liO delegates registered at the conference. __. Wednesday, ApilT 56, 197? THE HERAir> 1J, A YOUNG "OLD GRAD" Is smiling Prince Aya, 7, second son of Japan's Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko- He holds his diploma from Gakushuin kindergar- ten in Tokyo. Halifax residents 'walk ing transit strike UAUKAX (Cl'i .Suburban mothers make hurried early- morning telephone calls to see 'who's driving today.'1 A steady stream of office workers walk along Spring har- der Koad past the public gar- dens on their way downtown. And, somehow, traffic seems lighter than ever. It's all part of Halifax's first public transit strike since 191-1, now in Jls seventh week. The strike for higher hy IflU hus drivers and mainte- nance men .seems to luive caused only minor disruption of routine in this city of where, prior to the strike, rode Hie buses every week. Gerald llolletl, president of Local 50R of (he Amalgamated Transit Union, says the local has received virtually no public criticism as the result of Ihe strike. "I've had exactly two letters and no more than five phone Mr. Hollett said Tues- day. Taxi drivers say they have been busy during the strike, which began early March 13. but they say with the buses off the street traffic moves more smoothly. Suburbanites have formed car pools ami police say they have never seen so many people walking in Halifax. A major shopping centre said it had noted no decline in patronage'. The main issue in the strike is wages, with the union originally Rental policy EDMONTON cither Biack CrinWi Urethcinc or Brown Suede. With heel. Fully lealher- linod. 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