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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1919, Lethbridge, Alberta TIIF LF.TllBniDGE q.VlLY HERALD S-YlVmHY. AL'GVST 30, 1010 m PIAIFOH OF Ml MICEN1 relations underlying it, we express our hope both countries such principles will be upheld, aad that i f? moment may conw tiiere will be ft rsnewsd the two governments of R desire to make similar mcnt." Finances Taxation s i FINANCIAi CONDITION AND TAXATION "Whereas the national safety demands that the serious nnan. bial position of the country should be taown aid appreciited m trder that steps may be taken to cope with the tame, and: "Whereas, on Mnrch 31 last, according lo the statement of uinislev of" nuance, tho net public debt was or -ouarilv for every rnan, woman and child in the Dominion, I Q-i-iU ivi j( i (il ,1 nvolvfngun annual intercsl charge of about and thus So many requests have been received tor Ihe lull lex annnai burdcn fol- intevest on debl alone of per of the platform adopIedW the Liberals at the recenl national j of ,Ue population, and: convention, when Hon. W. L. McKenzie King was chosen! the estimated I imposing an annual uu recenl national! of lue population, ing was chosei ihe Herald has secured the official copy which In view of ihe fact >.hal llv.s is ihe.j in M jrnmcnt for the present fiscal year is over or roughlyj 5100 per head of the population, and: "Whereas, the estimated revenue is only thus .timatcd deficit of over sum equivaleulj hereimder.....- pklform on which the Liberals will appeal lo the: electors 1 -1- nil likely be held during j propC5C3 (0 by borrowing, r.nd: national disistiir will overtake this country should !ho present method of financing the country's affairs bo continued, "Whereas, both Grer.t Britain and the United States at raise more than SO per ceul. of their revenue by direct pa al the next general cleclion, which the Herald advises readers.lo. save this copy for reference that lime.' Canada and the Empire THE KING AND THE ARMY. "This convcnlion desires to place on record Us devotion to the n'ersoli and office of His Gracious Majesty King George the tte pcrstm auu uui .efforts durin, the WlW :tion of his voitirim, nvoiuoiinfr throughout his Dominions and also its unaiier- no'.e attachment to the British Empire and lo our own belovert Ami this convention, further desires to place record its i -tL.' soldiers have, covered themselves wrih devotion to duly and haveearned the eiorr by their courage arid undying gratitude of all-Canadians andmade the name of Canada au iiipira'ion for future generations." THE CANADIAN CONSTITUTION 1 "Resolved we are strongly opposed to centralized Imperial coulrcl and that no organic change in the the relation of Canada to the Empire ought to come into effect-imlil, after being by parliament, it has been ratified by vote of the Canadian people on a referendum." ''-_ NATIONAL UNITY present iaiiiiion, while Canada not more than 20 per cent.: "Be, and it is hereby resolved: That the serious nature of tue country's financial situation calls for the profoimdest consideration of all patriotic citizens, and the exercise of the severest economy by the govern- ment; That increase of rpvenue must bs sought from an. equitable and effective imposition and collection of graduated taxes on business profits and income applicable to all incomes, above reasonable exemptions; Taxes on luxuries." ENFORCEMENT OF INCOME .TAX LAW "This convcnlion condemns the government because it has not enforced the Income Tax Law' iu such a manner as to make il pro-, rluce the revenue which such a tax should produce if properly tollecled." taeh liiuitatioru on the labor of young persons as the of their education assure thflf propsr physical principle that men and women should receive Ternuncration for wurk of equal vulue. I standard set by law in each country with! retpect to the .conditions of labor should have due regard lo the' equitable ecoMmin treatment of all workers lawfully resident! therein. eUle ihould make prov'iaion (or a system of Inspection in whicli women should take part, in order to ensure the enforcement of the regulations for the protection of the traployed. "Aivd further resolved: That the introduction into the government of industry, or principles of representation whereby labor tuid the as well as capital, may be represented in industrial control, and their interests safeguarded and promoted in tbe shaping of in- dustrial policies. That insofar is may be practicable, bavins regard for Canada's financial position, an adequate system of insurance sgainsl unemployment, sickness, dependence in old age, and other disability, which would include old age pensions, widows' pen- sions, and nia'.oraity benefits, should be instituted by the federal government in conjunction with the governments of the several provinces; aud that on mailers pertaining to industrial and social legislation an effort should be made to overcome arty question of jurisdiction between the Dominion r.nd the provinces by effective co-operation between Ihe several governments. The of labor on federal commissions pertaining- to labor matters. Effective legislation for the conservation of human life and health. The rcprcicntstion of labor on the board of directors of the Canadian national railways. That the system of re-training soldiers, unfitted for their pest work because of physical injuries be extended to dis-r abled workers in industry. More effective restriction of Ciiinese imnrtgration. incorporation of co-operative associalionsJ The acceptance of the principle of-proportional re-' presentation. Immediate drastic action by the government with respect to the high cost of living and profiteering. Restoration of the control of. the executive by parlia- ment, and of parliament, by the people through a discontinuance of government by order 'j-council and a just franchise and its exercise under free conditions." ACUTE NERVOUS Welfare of Soldiers work i that the crown of Sir.Wilfnd Lanner s life wurb.'znd the'dearest Trish of his heart was the establishment or concord, and national unity throughout the Dominion, Liberal Party of Canada in national convention- assembled etepnM- ically condemns all attempts to create racial discord and national .disunion and would'told up as a lasting example to the Canadian people tie inspiring ideal of that gnat Canadian-a united Canada Lwhich all Canadians shall be on an equal footing, all working ..together in harmony and concord for the upbuilding and aggran- disement of their common country." The Tariff and Reciprocity THE TARIFF "That best interests of Canada demand that substantial of Ihe burdens of customs tuition be made with a view the accomplishing of two purposes of the highest importance: 'Krst-Diminishing the very-high cost of living which so severely on the masses of the people; Second-reducmg tbe cosv of the instruments of production in the ind-jatnes owed on the_ resources of the Dominion, the vigorous development 01 which is essential to the process and prosperity of our connlrj. "That to taess. ends, wheat, wheat flour and all product! of wheat; the principal, articles of food; farm-implements machinery; farm tractor-mining, and flour and saw-mill machinery SOLDIERS' CIVIL KE-ESTABLISHHENT Whereas it is considered that the guiding principle for A perrctvnent settlement of the problem of civil re-establisnment. be equitable treatment to soldiers in all avocations, having; vcgard to the lenglh and nature of service. "Resolved that this convention declares that the adoption of: -v system of cash grants lo the soldiers iiid dependents of those, have fallen is tha most satisfactory and effective means of grants to bi in addition to the present -gratuity and to any pension for disability resulting from service. "Furliiei1 resolved that this convention further considers: That the -whole- matter of the educati'r.-.of the returned loldier be placed in Ihe hands of competent educational authorities ;o provide for the co-ordination, improvement and extension of a lys'tem of educational training, both vocational and gene: J. should be mado whereby anr. iucTeasEd'cbst'of insurance in favor'of tile depeadents of the soldier, "rjioidd stale, where such increase from riDijily war. That such pensions and allowances be granted as shall enable soldiers or their the case mav be, to maintain a liberal standard of living sufficient to gnar- bnt'ee'health, all the necessities, comforts and ameni- ties vjhich'go to make a slandird of living worthy, of Canadian citizenship. That soldier? permanently disabled should be trained for some useM occupation selected by themselves, and for which thsy are Tilted, or can bo fittei, for such length of, time at shall render them efiicient iii same, and aiter Ijp.iiig so trained should be r.ssistecl by the government in obtaining employmsnt at a rale of remuneration adscriiate to the sen-ices rendered in such employment. Thai from the moment of discharge and until said Railways Jlbllci Jin-" i iv. from customs, duties, as well as .the raw -material entermg into the "That a "revision downwards 'of the tariff should be made reductions should be effected in the duties on apnarei: and footwear, and on other articles of genera as well as on the raw material, into the manufacture of :the same. "That be increased to 50 per cent, of the general "And ths'Lib'eral parly hereby pledges .itself to implement by. legislation the provisions of this'resolution when returned "to. RECIPROCITY WITH UNITED STATES "That the Reciprocity Agreement negotiated with the United SltUs by the Liberal government of.Canada in 1911 was a measure which realised the hopes that had. been entertained and efforts made for better trade reUtions between Canada and the neighboring np-jblic by the statesmen of both political parties in the Dominion from the beginning of tie Dominion': history. the agreement was fair and jtet to both countries and calculated to promote the good relations so desirable. "That the action of ihe Conservative party under the leader-: ship of Sir, Robert Bordcn, in opposing and defeating the agreemtLt'WRj the beat interests of .Canada for distinctly partisan ends. "That, the of the movement of the Conservative j leaders on that'-'queslion has been abundantly evidenced by the fact that after coming into office they proceeded'to make some of the very tariff, changes, a denunciation of which was their chief ground in the elections of 1911. "That the zction of Ihe Conservative leaders In preventing. the coBsummatiori of so'exceUcnt an arrangement between the two "countries' deserves arid should still receive, whenever the oppor- trifiity occurj, thei icvere condemnation of peopje. "That the reciprbcily agreement approved in 1911 by the Congrtss of the and the law giving such approval Slill remains on the American statute book. "That if the proposal lately made in the Congress lo repeal said law be carried out the people of Canada, will have no to complain since the Americans have kept the law unimpaired for the lonp.terai of eight years during which Canada made no berielf of; its provisions, "That while? fdr'tnek" reasons, thii convention cm laie no sxctfrtiw made at Washington, we, as Liberals, again plaie