Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
E HERALD Wodnasdoy August 55, 197! g THE lEHTBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday August Southern Alberta's Aug. 30 election candidates- The lelhbidge Herald is pro- viding free space lo candid- nlDS in Ihe Aug. 30 provincial election From seven constit- uencies in Lelhbridge and sur- rounding district, lo present a short statement. The constituencies covered include Lelhbridge West, Leth- bridge East, Cardslon, Mac- leod, Little Bow, Taber-Warner and Pinchcr Creek-Crowsnesl. Of the candidates contest- ing these ridings, 17 have re- sponded lo The Herald's of- fer of free space. No slate ments were received from Ray Speaker, Social Credit candid- ate for Lillle Bow, or from John Green, Progressive Con- servative candidate for Liltle Dow. ....vice in I he RCAF during World Wur Two, he joined the Vancouver Canuck s hockey learn as playing coach, and moved to the senior Lc t h- bridgc Maple Leafs in 1947. The following year, he organized tha Lolhbridge Maple Leafs Inter- mcdiales, leading the team lo victory in the World Amateur Hockey Championship in 1951. Married with three children, Mr Gray is the owner man- ager of Valley Feeders Ltd.) The good life we enjoy in Al- berta can he aUribnled lo the enlightened policies of our So- cial Credit government. Let's slay ahead of the rest of Can- ada by re electing the Social Credit government of Premier Hurry Stroiiv. LethbridgC! East Letlibridge West KLAAS (CHARLIE) liL'IJERT Nrw Democratic Parly (Klaas (Charlie) Buijert, 39, was born in Holland and came lo Canada in 1954. Married with three children, Mr. Buijert has worked for the Le'hbridsc I am standing for election on August 30 because I believe it is lime tills community has strong and effective leadership ,n the provincial legislature. I feel it is particularly im- portant for Lelhbridge and southern Alberta as a whole thai the people of this prov- ince be reminded that agricul- ture remains the basic indus- try of Alberta and as such its needs must be served. While I heartily endorse the official plalform of the Alberta Progressive Conservative Par- ly, as the elected representa- tive for Lclhliridge West I will concern myself with Ihe fol- lowing: provision of recreation and cultural facilities suitable to the needs of the community, develop m e n t of St. Mary Reservoir and Chin Lake as provincial parks. early completion of divided highway between Lctli- hridge and Calgary, lo provide a safe and efficient main trans- portation link lo central and northern Alberla. a n c e to Lelhbridge West businessmen in gelling started or expanding small businesses. against rising taxes or costs for senior citi- zens living on fixed incomes. and expanded out- pal ienl sen-ices in Lelhbridge lo reduce cosls and make health care more accessible lo all. a n c e to Lethbridge Wesl students in developing Herald as a printer for Ihe past; meaningful summer employ- 15 years He previously ran tor enl while they are attend- the NDP in Lethbridge in Hie ing universities, colleges and 19C7 provincial chnical schools. The election is drawing to a close now, and by Monday the people of Alberta have Lo de- cide which party shall govern them for the next four years. Promises galore have been made. The New Democratic Party has done its share, but the difference is thai we inlend to keep our promises. We will if elected, remove educa- tion and hospital tax from properly. We will bring in pub- lic autoirobilc insurance with lower rales, and a publicly- owned power corporation. will establish an Alberta Development Corporation to further develop our natural re- sources and create secondary industry, which will in turn cre- ate more jobs for Albertans. All this is possible by basing our lax structure on the ability to pay and by increasing the royalties levied on our natural resources. The Social Creditors and Con- servatives are saying almost the same things, but past per- formance has nol produced the results. Any social changes have resulted from public pres- sure rather than party poli- cies. If was a New Democratic Party government in Saskatch- ewan that brought in senior cit- izens homes, hcspitalizaiic-p Medicare and public automo- bile insurance. The Conserva- tives have opposed old age pen- sions, family allowances and more recently a federal tax re form, would place a greater lax burden on these able to pay and less on smaller incomes. The choice becomes clearer if vou want government to ben cfit all Albertans, a New Dem ocratic Government is the an DICK GRAY Progressive Conservative (Horn in Calgary and cd catrd in Medicine Hal, Die Gray, M, has been active hockey. Following four year II. D. (DICK) GRUENVtALD Social Credit (Born and educated at War ler, R. D. (Dick) Gruenwald, A, has hved in Lethbridge ince 1945. For the past 16 'ears, he has operated an in- iiirance business here. A mem- ber of the Lethbridge separate iclrool board for Ihe past 20 Mr. Gruenwald was pres- dent of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association in .9G1-62 and is immediate past president of the Alberla School Trustees' Association. He was also Vice Chairman of Lhe jelhbridge Community College Board. He is married with sev- en After talking to literally bun- Ireds of the people in L c t h- bridge West constituency, I find general agreement that the quality of life in AlbcrLa com 'arcs favorably with thai ol ny political region in North America. Even our political opponents concede that the Alberta gov crnment's policy of creating a :avorable climate for industry has resulted in more job oppor tunities than there are in other provinces that Alberta's bos pilal and heallh care program arc among Lhc test on the con tincnt that our senior citi zen and nursing home accom- nndntions arc without equal in North America that Allicr- ta's highways arc as good, if nol belter, than those in prov- inces willi far larger popula- tions. Iri spite of all I've been told, however, I feel strongly that we Albertans should not Iwcome complacent that we must keep trying to make Alberta a better place in which to live. If eleclccl, I will dedicate myself lo control of taxation and tlw1 cost of government. I will also oppose any opposition attempt lo bring in a provincial .sales tax. JOHN ANDERSON Social Credit (John Anderson. 53, was born and raised in southern Alberta He worked nine years for Leth bridge Sash and Door Fac lory, and ran his own business Leihbridge Glass Co. Ltd., will a partner, for 22 years. Recent ly retired, he is married wit] two I am supporting the Strom team under Social Credit be cause they have a record o achievements second lo none u Canada. Having been born and raise: in southern Alberta it is onl natural Lhat 1 a m concerne with maintaining progress i this area. Adequate health, cducationa' recreation and cultured inslitu liens and facilities are esscn ial. I support the government's in entions to provide grants t issist in the field of recrealion il activities. I am opposed to ever in reasing taxation and siippoi he government's stand agains accession duties and sales tax To case the burden of prope y taxes, I will support increas ed grants to home owners. Tourism is big business, rill strive to have tourism re ignizcd as one of our most ii lortant economic activities, I stand for clean air and w :er and will support effectr measures lo provide ihe peop of Alberta with a pollution-fn ;ociety. We all recognize Ihe par agriculture plays in the we "are of our city, so I will su port measures designed to a sist agriculture to maint a i :ts contribution to the develo iiient of Lethbridge and sout era Alboria. Development of industry an our natural resources must carried on in the best interes of all our citizens. lizalicn, individual rights and llution controls, are major nccrns and we need alert, im- inativc and effective rcprc- ntalives to deal with these obleins. II is therefore cssen- .1 Hint we elect a man who i! best express Ihe views and .itudcs of this city, nichard Barton is s 11 c h a an. He believes in the con- pl of "people before party" id would speak out on your :half. He feels Ihe provincial ivernmcnt must assist our laller cities and communities tangible ways to develop cir potential. He believes in i equitable taxation structure a structure thai will relieve e heavy burden placed on owners. And he be- eves in more autonomy for cal governments. These arc jusl a few of the sues thai are of vital concern Richard Barton There are lany more. That is why he els it is time for a Ihal is why he is running i Lethbridge East as a Lough- Conservative. been a high school teacher, bus- nessman, business consultant, 'armcr and rancher. He was iiperintendent of schools for 10 MLA for Cardston for 15 years, and a provincial cab- inet minister for 12 years, hold- ing the portfolios of provincial treasurer and municipal af- In seeking election lo the leg- islature I am dedicated to the- principles which are basic to our continuing democracy: 1. We must have law and or- der. There arc long-tried and effective means of protest for those who are unhappy with I lungs as they are. If Ihcre is an altempl In substitute anar- chy then anarchy must be curb- ed quickly. 2. History shows that the greatness of n a t i o n s has de- veloped from Ihe political phil- osophy which champions pri- vate property, the free market, the profit and loss system and limiled government. We must find our way back or succumb to socialism. 3. The business of government is to create a pnlilieal, econo- mic and social climate design- ed to encourage the individual to develop liis full potential DOUG POILE New Democratic Party (Doug Poile, 37, has been a .eacher in Lethbridge for the past five years and taught for ,0 years before Ihal in rural Alberta- Married with five chil- dren, Mr- Poile has been ac- tive in Ihe Alberta Teachers' New Democrats believe tax- lien should be on the basis o: income rather than land owner ship. Giant corporations, mak ing huge profits, are given lax wrile cffs, tax incentives and lax benefits Farm people small businessmen and home owners do nol get these bcno fits even when unemptoymen is high, and incomes down. A New Democratic govern rr.ent will ease the burden o taxation on property, on farm home and small business own ers, and shift taxation to whcr it belongs income. Corpora lions will have lo pay their fai share through increased oil am gas royalties, which would yiel up to S170 million more pe year. Alberta must get a fair price tor resources of all types I will work to protect proper ty owners from bearing the bur den of educational and hospita cosls. A Democratic govern menl will save power user more lhan Sll million per yea by forming a public power cor poralicn. Public power is not matter of "ideology" of politics It is just common sense an .lain good business This is ev Jent from the fact that all oth er Canadian provinces west he Marilimes, regardless heir politics, own their ov lower systems. II is time A rertans did likewise. Shifting the lax burden an mbhc power are only tw xiints in the New Democrat Party 17 point program whic Kill bring the citizens of Albe .a a better life We call this 'New Deal lor People." Cardston RICHARD BARTON Progressive Conservative (Vice president of Time Airways Ltd.. Richard Barton, 35, was born in Lelhbridgc and educated at Wrcntham and the University of Saskatchewan, lie was farm director with a local radio station for three years, sales manager with Oliver Chemical Co. Lid. for six years, and owned and operated Bar- ton Fertilizer from 1965 lo 1970. Mr. Barlon is married with two citizens of LclhhridRe Fast are faced with the deci- sion as to who can test repre- sent this constituency for the next four years. Lelhhridgc needs an effective voice in Edmonton lo enable it to continue In grow and mccl Ihe challenges of Ihe 70's, Sudi issues ns laxalinn, ediical i o n, hospitals, menial health, dccen- ilh dignity. 4. In Ihe closely knit and irlcpendenl family unit lies the est hopes of a nation. This oncept must nol be eroded by overn m e n t paternalism and -elfare statism. 5. Only decentralization of overnment which keeps dcci- on making and taxing poli- ies close enough to Ihe people their voices to be audible an keep us free from tolali- arianism. 6. Integrity in government LK ic anchor of democracy. 7. The MLA must be the hampion and the voice of his :onstituents. ing services. Agriculture has been the backbone of our econ- omy; now we rnusl demand in- centives lo preserve rural life; assistance to young people starting farming, a decrease in high power cosls to fanners, province wide practical help in weed control, community col- leges in fanning areas. This is one of many issues. We need policies providing em- ployment, an unpolluted prov- ince, better development of our resources, and greater control of our destiny. I invite you to .ook at the policies of the NDP They are good civic business. LARRY LANG Progressive Conservative (Born and raised near Sprin Coulee, Larry Lang, 34, recei- ed a degree in agricultural eco nomics front the University British Columbia. Former ra dio farm editor and farmci Mr. Lang has taught at th Olds Agricultural College, ha been president and director o Cardston Agricultural Prodiic Ltd. and Cardston Feedlot Ltd and manager of Agri Analys Ltd. in Lethbridge. Active i the Progressive Conservaliv Party, he has been a vicc-pre ideni of Ihe national party c: eculive. Appointed a senator c the Umversily of Lethbridge 1970, he is married with thro Lam1 Lang's prime object! in the election has lo me Ihe voters of the constituenc and work very hard to pro he deserves their confidence their MLA so that he may pr vide them with functional ai reasonable reprcsentalion in th Alberla legislature. Commun cation is a problem that mus overcome. as MLA, wanls to set p conlact offices in the, three towns of Cardsfon, Magrafh and Raymond to be more available lo his constituents. Also, he in- tends lo have regular meetings with school and hospital boards and with town and municipal councils. The fish hatchery which has so long been talked of for the Cardslon constituency is high on the priority list set out by Larry. Also, an intensive road program: needs to be gone into immediately. Secondary local industry must be brought into the area through incentive plans designed to create new jobs for the young people com- ing nut of the schools. llul mast important of all is Ihe agricultural crisis thai must be attacked immediately lo pre- vent more farms from going out of business. Larry Lang is committed lo Ihe lypc of government which will assist people but not con- trol them. Larry believes in LEIGIITON BUCKWELL Social Credit (Leighton Buckwell, 53, MLA T Macleod constituency since JC7, was educated in Fort Mac -od. A bachelor, Mr. Buckwell >erates a ranch in Ihe Fort ;aclcod district. A lay reader Christ Anglican Church, he as been president of the Mac od Social Credit Association, past president of the Fort Macleod Historical Association nd is on the board of dircc- ors of the Lelhbridge Northern rrigation The province has made dra- stic advances in many de ailments of government. The evelopmenl of natural re- ources, which we cannot Inn- er, has given work and sfa- ilily to thousands of our citi- ens. This has all been done vithout rape of our country and vim ar orderly and sound eco- lomic basis. We have barely :ralched our unlimited polen- ial. Agricultural policies have given fanners a new lease on ife. Farm management pro- gress, economic studies and the nosl advanced techniques in he production of quality prod- ucts has given Alberta farm- ers and ranchers good markets and lop prices. In Canada and Ihe United Stales the family farm is dis- appearing mainly because farm raised boys and girls arc tak- ing other occupations. The add- DAN LcGRANDEUR Progressive Conservative (Principal of the Willoi Creek Composite High School ir Dan LeGrandeaur 13, has lived in three major areas of his Macleod, ClareshcJm and Nan- ton. Educated in Fort Macleod and the Universities of Calgary and Montana, Mr. LeGrandeur is Lhe son of world champion bronc rider Pele LeGrandeur. He is married with three I say things can be better in "good old Alberta." In our agriculture I will work to: farm marketing and transportation. the farmer's share of education cosls. crop and hail in- surance. belter utilities in rural areas. property rights. In our environment I will in the inter provincial motor carrier industry. He is married with four A sound agricultural policy jrovides the basis for the de- ilopmenl of a new and excit- ng rural comrrmnily. The New Democratic Party s firmly committed to the idea Lhat Ihe produdinn of food is lol the sole object of the agri- cullural industry. Because 11 af- 'ords a satisfying way of life .'or a significant portion of our e o p 1 e, economic consider- ations ought nol to be the sole, r even ihe principal, criterion ;ovcrning farm policy and the irovision of social amenities in rural areas. We are firmly committed to the idea that the family owned- nd-opcrated farm unit is the ost desirable economic unit in agriculture, and that govern- ment policies should be aimed at supporting and strengthen- ing the viability of the family farm. Therefore I recommend: (a) Meaningful support prices for farm products accompanied by aggressive sales and mar- keting efforts. (b) Prohibit operation of farms by business corporations except by family groups or co- operatives. (c) By a program of loans, grants ar.d assistance, encour- age more young people to en- gage in farming. Change is inevitable. There were people who lamented Ihe changes crealcd by the substi- tution of the traclor for 'the horse. Future changes cannot be imagined: if rural institu- tions and rural people are to adjust easily lo changes, then udy and planning are neces- ry. .lion of S20 million to the Farm Purchase Board should help many farmers but it is not the work lo: total answer. j the exploitation Taxation on all levels is a I and pollution of Alberta's nal- real problem Ihal musl be ural resources. faced. Spiralling cosls of ser- vices is a concern to ail. The promises of continuing free pro- grams are totally unjustified, and only responsible govern- ment can practise restraint or Iry to live within the economic ability to pay. E. W. I1INMAN Socinl Cmlil (Horn and raised in Cardslon, E, W. Ilinman, received .in M.A. d c g re c> Irom llnghain Young University. Active in the I peoplo controlling their own L.D.S. church, Mr, Ilinman has destiny, DR. S. J. (SID) CORNISH New Democratic Party (A medical praclilioner in Claresholm, Dr. Cornish re- ceived his M.D. from Ihe IJni versity of Alberta. Apart from his years in the military ser vice, he has lived in sot-them Alberta all his life in Fort Macleod, Gronum, High River and Clarcshoim. Active in nu- merous organizations in Clares- holm and district, Dr. Cornisl served on the Claresholm town council for nine years. He is married with five TlM 1971 election is said to lack issues; actually it is cru cial. The major issue is: do we conlinue wit. an inefficient, out dated government that has los touch with OIT problems, or di we demand something better' The present government begai as an evangelistic reform move men! trying In help Albertan in difficult limes; now Socia Creditors retire as directors o the same colorations they used lo say caused our pro) lems and Ihe same prob lems threaten again. Alberta is rich with promis of prospcrily for all yet we se unemp'oyment, pollution an slums, while our resources ar squandered by poor manage ment. Even farming areas ar In our society 1 will work lo: free enterprise idusLrics that will provide icaningful employment for all ur people (emphasizing the oung and people in the small- T the tax burden on sen- or citizens and other groups vho lack the ability to pay. better facilities for realing Ihe retarded or men ally ill. our educational fa- cilities and policies to fit the rends of Lhe future. incentives lo our wel- are program helping more Albert ans to help themselves In our provincial government will work to: our citizens with a Bill of Rights for AJbertans. -Pnlcct the. personal rights and privacy of individuals. I think it the Progressiv Conservatives form the govern ment we can all work together to make Alberla a leader, no only for Canada, but of al America. NOW! fs the time lo start thi aclion! Liltle Bo ic find fanning loo difficult these days mid move lo Ihe city, leav- ing rural towns with riisaDocor- EDWARD TIODNHY New Democratic Party (Horn and raised on a fan at Didsbury, ICdward Rodney has lived in Arrowwood fi the past three years. Mr. Ro ney was educated at Didsbui high rchool, served a term Hie Air Force as an clcclronii ledinii'ian, and has spent foi years working in farm petro- leum sales, two years in north- ern oil cxoloration and Bovi'n Tuber- Warner DOUOLAS MILLER Social Credit Do-'glas Miner, MLA for Ta- er Warner for the pasl Four -s. is a businessman with arming experience. Born in Raymond, Mr. Miller, 66. was ducated and raised in Taber, vhcrc he has lived most of his dint life. He was the mayor of Tater for four years, a town councillor for six years, and a imbei of the local hospital >oard for 14 years. He is mar- ried and has raised six chil- dren. Over 36 years your Alberta Social Credit government has gained an enviable record of success. During this time we lave risen from a have not, o a have province. With Brit- ish Columbia following Alber- ta's example, they too are en- joying similar success in the management of the people's af- fairs. The program and the future plans which Premier Strom lias announced are the result of careful study responsible plans by a successful govern- ment and in keeping with So- cial Credit principles which we always used lo guide us. In Social Credit believe that Social Credit principles arc ba- sic; we place our trust in them, and never in Ihe image of a man. Men may fail but prin- ciples based on truth will stand forever. They say it is time for a change. A change to what? Arc (he people of Alberta tired of successful government and will- ing lo risk Hie management of their affairs In a parly which has continually failed across Canada? Or ins the image of one man been so mnrniificd that lie can conlinue A'hcrla's suc- cess if we will only give him the npiMiimiily? Surely tlie people of Alberta will be moiv caulious ard con- sider Ihe advantages we enjoy and return Ihe present govern- ment on AiiL'iisf .10.