Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 29, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
10-THE LETHBRIDGE August Trudeau to console beaten Alberta Grit candidates OTTAWA Prime Minuter Pierre Trudeau is go- ing to Western Canada next week to console Alberta Liberals who were trounced in the July election and to attend a testimonial dinner for Bntish Columbia Senator Arthur Laing Mr Trudeau and his wife, Margaret, will leave Ottawa Sept 5 for a two-day visit to B C followed by a one-day break in the Rockies and a meeting on Sept 9 with Alberta Liberals in Calgary The Progressive Con- servatives swept all 19 Alberta seats in the July 8 general election It was the se- cond consecutive general elec- tion they had done so Government sources say the purpose of the Calgary stop is to give Mr Trudeau a chance to bolster the spirits of the de- feated Prairie Liberals The testimonial dinner for Senator Laing in Vancouver on Sept 6 is a non-political af- fair to honor the 69-year-old former Liberal northern af- fairs, public works and veterans' affairs minister Former Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker, former B C Social Credit Premier W A C Bennett and the commissioners of the Northwest Territories and Yukon Territory also are scheduled to attend the dinner ALBERTA REAL ESTATE ASSOCIATION Presents... 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Mr. Anderson, a United States Army deserter, was arrested at Blame, Washington when he attempted to cross the border Mr Anderson is being held in the army stockade in Fort Lewis, near Tacoma, Wash Alberta government to use oil revenue to expand airline CALGARY (CP) The Alberta government will use oil and gas revenues to expand Pacific Western Airlines into an international air freight carrier, a letter from Premier Peter Lougheed to members of the Progressive Conservative Party reveals The. letter, obtained by The Calgary Albertan, says the airline, which the Lougheed government purchased two weeks ago, had an international air freight charter before the takeover but did not have the capital to utilize it "We feel that our capital funds from the sale of depleting natural resources can best be used for overcoming Alber- ta's transportation said the letter The letter says there are tremen- dous possibilities for global freight operations" using government money, particularly in opening up new markets for agricultural products and the im- porting of parts and equipment for in- dustrv Mr Lougheed defended the takeover against criticism that it goes against the party's free enterprise philosophy by saying that large corporations sometimes act against the interests of Alberta, particularly when their ac- tivities include "buying out or forcing out new small competitors He added "in philosophical or pragmatic terms we do not view Pacific Western Airlines as free enterprise The letter says the airline, the third largest airline in Canada, has to com- pete against only two companies, Air Canada and Canadian Pacific, while operating under strict government regulations He said one major reason for the takeover was to preserve Alberta's position as a supplier to the north To lose out to British Columbia as the staging area tor northern develop- ment would be a serious setback to Alberta's future prosperity, says the letter at DUNLOP FORD I A A Here s the opportunity you've been waiting for. 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