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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Ttiuixfoy, April 57, 197J THE IHHBR1DG1 HBSAID Canadians pay more for new autos TORONTO Canadian new car buyers pay about more than buyers in the United Stales fur North American-bum cars, even those made in Can- ada, says a survey published today. The survey, (lone by The Globe and Mail, shows Cana- dian car dealers arc being charged about 10 per cent more Ilian U.S. dealers lor cars built in Canada. The federal government is in vestigaling the pricing policy of automobile manufacturers. Offi- cials of the government's indus- try trade and commerce de- partment recently estimated that the gap between new-car prices in Canada and the U.S widened last year to between eight and nine per cent after six years of gradual reductions to a low of between three and 3.5 pe cent ill 1970. To determine the situation this ye r, The Globe and Mai made a study of pricing policie Ijy the "big four" manufaclut ers for their best-selling inlci mediate model." Dealers here and in Buffalo N.Y., were asked to supply pro else figures on their own cost as .'ell as the published Hf prices. They also suppn roug estimates of the price (lie charge a price-consdou purchaser who (lid not have trade-in. The cars Jii question were the bcvellc of General Motors' hcvrolet dealers; Ford's To- no; Chrysler's Plymouth Sal- Ililn and American Motors' latador. Dealers were asked for pnc- ig details on a hypothetical car vith a standard V-fl engine, au- o m a t i c transmission, power leering and an AM radio. 0-PEK-CENT CAI' The dealers' replies indicated general I0-pcr-cent differen- ial before stale, county and provincial sales taxes and de spite the appreciation of the Ca- ladian dollar to the point where t has been worth more than U.S. funds for nearly two months. The federal government has asked the four manufacturers for a detailed Accounting of the reasons for the price differentia' but thus far none has been prov iclccl. The survey says a Torin costs a Buffalo dealer 52.45 phis freight of about Th same car costs a Toronto dea ers plus freight. All Torinos being sold in Hi Eastern Canada market and majority sold in upper Ne York state are built at Ford plants in Oakvillc and S Thomas, Ont. A little more than half li difference in the price to dea ers for the Torino is accounte r by Canada's 12-per-cenl ux- sc tax on automobiles. A sev- i-per-ceiit excise tax was abol- hed in the U.S. last December. Thus, the excise lax on the orino is leaving a base rice at tho factory of for ic same care that is being sold o U.S. dealers for The xlra charge to Canadian deal rs of is within S3 of 10 per cent. The survey says all four man facturers follow similar poll ies in setting suggested lis irices. In each case the sug jested mark-ups to dealers are ibout 25 per cent of the invoiced prices. However, the survey also jhowed that dealers here and in Buffalo are selling at well below he list prices. The average mark-up on deals not involving .rade-ins was about 12 per cent in both cities. Thus using the Torino exam- ple, the suggested list price in Buffalo is Sa.illi but dealers will ell it for In Toronto, suggested price is with price of The survey says if the price to Toi'onto dealers was the same as ow charged to Buffalo dealers, the excise tax would be instead of S324. If the dealer used the same 12-per cent markup his price to the consumer would be about instead of sav- ing to the consumer of 5300. Following is a comparison of Canadian and U.S. prices for Chevelle, Satellite and Matador (U.S. prices in Hohol: unionists to be protected EDMONTON (CP) The rights of organized labor will be protected in any new pro- vincial legislation, Labor Minis- ter Bert Hohol told the annual convention of the Alberta Fed- eration of Labor. Now on! Big Savings! It's the biggest, the maddest, the craziest sale of them all! Beaver's Crazy Cops have locked up most regular prices for 3 full weeks of outstanding savings! Look for crazy-cut prices in every department! Watch for our flier in the mail! EXTERIOR w BASE 999 VHF PER GAL Wlar-Vel Exterior White Made exclusively for Beaver by Wlar-Ve! Red Barn Paint A good-quality paint at a great Phone 328-4461 a.m. to p.m. Won. thru Sal. DON PICKETT Manager 3 Ave. and 17 St. S. USE YOUR CHARGEX CARD OR OPEN A HANDY BEAVER BUDGET! "If legislation now under consideration is harmful to labor, I will change Mr. Hohol said. He pointed to problems in negotiating contracts w here construction was concerned, noting it was difficult to nego- tiate fairly when labor spoke with a unified voice while the construction industry did not A change in the oppressive atmosphere surrounding collec live bargaining is a inajor pri ority of his department, heen scnl lo a trucking firm, unless it was a list of 400 items hat the respondent could mark with a check if bis firm carried I. Statistics Canada was also making agreements with vincinl governments to co-ordi- nate requests for information and prevent businesses having to fill out two different sets of forms. HONEY FO'll A MONTH In Germany, about 300 EC, it was the custom of one tribe to drink a hevcrage made with honey for the 30 [lays following a wedding ceremony, thus giv- ing rise to the word, honey- moon. I "INSULATION" FOR 75 BELOW This Prudhoo Bay, Alaska, oil worker wears "insulation" for the knifing told. It sometimes gels down to 75 below, and tliero is a constant alert for frostbite and snow blindness. ANNOUNCING NEW BRANCH OPENING OF MIDTOW! MORTGAGE and LOAN LTD, 1265- 3rd Ave. S. HOME MORTGAGE AVAILABLE MIDTOWN WILL tEND YOU MONEY ON TH6 EQUITY IN YOUR HOUSE WHETHER PAID FOR OR NOT. NO RESTRICTION BECAUSE OF TEMPORARY UNEMPLOYMENT OR PAST CREDIT RATING. Call N. J. (Norm) GIESBRECHT 327-2181 EVENINGS and WEEKENDS 328-0005 BLOCK-BUSTER SPECIAL THURSDAY, FRIDAY and _ SATURDAY ONLY _ ROSE BUSHES 40 VARIETIES TO CHOOSE FROM WEEKEND FEATURE PAPER TOWELS 1 roll pkgs. WEEKEND FEATURE .00 pkgs. FACELIE PANTY HOSE One size. New spring colours, WEEKEND FEATURE w PHENTEX KNITTING YARN UNWRAPPED DOORBUSTER PRICE BOLD LAUNDRY DETERGENT 5-lb. size. DOORBUSTER PRICE .57 TRANSISTOR RADIOS POCKET SIZE DOORBUSTER PRICE I CANDY SPECIAL BROKEN NUT-ROIL BARS Try M-you'll like il. f DOORBUSTER PRICE Ibs. 20" FANS Available in Gold or Avocado. vrccixtiiu 1.86 ALARM CLOCKS 4 JEWEL MOVEMENT WITH ONE vEAR GUARANTEE DOORBUSTER PRICE BATH TOWELS SECONDS Size 24x44" 5 DOORBUSTER PRICE SCOTCH TAPE Reg. 49c size DOORBUSTER PRICE ..........O for -97 TEAR DROP CANDLES MANUFACTURER'S CUARANCB QO0 DOORBUSTER PRICE STARTER SETS 16-PCE. BREAKFAST i44 WEEKEND PRICE BAKERY SPECIAL BANANA or LEMON ROLLS YOUR CHOICE SLEEPING BAGS WOOL FILLED Size 30x72" DOORBUSTER PRICE v, FLANNEL BLANKETS SINGLE BED SIZE WEEKEND FEATURE...... t CLEARANCE MEN'S SHIRTS MM Values to DOORBUSTER PRICE FOLDING CAMP STOOLS iO.il ISt'' DOORBUSTER PRICE .27 2-SLICE TOASTER 1 YEAR FREE REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE Keg. DOORBUSTER PRICE S MOTHER'S DAY GUTS! sg.99 HAND MIXERS SAMSON DOMINION 1 year guarantee. WEEKEND FEATURE CAN OPENERS IN AVOCADO, GOLD OR WHITE 1 year guarantee. ,88 WEEKEND FEATURE I STEAM-DRY IRON 1 year guarantee. SlftiSB WEEKEND FEATURE I U SLICING KNIFE AVAIIABIE IN GREY OR AVOCADO 1 year ouaronlee. C 4 WEEKEND FEATURE H USE YOUR WOOLWORTH, WOOLCO OR CHARGEX CARDS ;