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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta -Thumlay, Auguil 31, 197J THE IETHBRIDOE HERAID 23 Social Credit front bench decimated by B.C. voters VICTOltIA (CP) Kleven i Columbia River in 13S3 and was Social Credil cabinet ministers, given (ho labor portfolio in including four polenlial .succc.s- Aprii, 1071. He has come wider r.ors lo Premier W. A. C. lier.- nctt as leader of the Social Credit party, were defeated Wednesday In British Colum- bia's general election. Only four members of the 17- intm cabinet were returned lo office: Mr. Bennett, Labor Min- ister James Chabot, Mines Min- islcr Frank Uichter and t'alri- ciji Jordan, minisler without portfolio. Two mir.islors, N. Chant o! public works and William Kicrnan, recreation and con- servation, did not ;.cck re-elec- tion. Also defeated was William Murray, Speaker of the legisla- ture since 1901. The four men spollighlcd at one time or another as poten- tial successors to Mr. Bennett were Rehabilitation Minister Phil Gaglardi, Municipal Af- fairs Minister Dan Campbell, Lauds and Forcsls Minister Ray Willislon and Allorney- Gencral Peterson. All were defeated Wednesday. A story in a Toronto news- fierce attack from organized la- bor because of the con- troversial Mediation Commis- sion Act which gave the gov- ernment power to end si. ikes and er.force compulsory arbi- tration. Other pieces of later legislation, some of which didn't mako it into law, bavo added lo his unpopularity with Frank Hiciilcr, a anchor from Cau-stou, entered paper last Friday quoting Mr. Gaglardi f.s criticizing Ihe Ben- nett administration was the spark which ignited Ihe only real interest ot Hie campaign. FILED SUIT Mr. GaglaHi filed suil for li- bel in connection with Ihe story, which he termct and Premier Boimeli said lhal if Ihe minisler failerought the United States into he Second World wel come Tanaka, who was in stalled as premier only las month. The president and his ad visors hope two days of ses sions with Tanaka will produc formal agreement by Japa to place an extra billion dollar of orders for U.S. goods rang ing from jet aircraft to feec grain. Election upsets trend continues VANCOUVER ier W. A, C. Bennett's de- cat by New Democrats in Wed- Cicday's British Columbia gen- cleclion follows a ial DoUticat trend that has can six other administrations sfeated at the polls and only wo re-elected since the last ote here in 1969. The roster of defeated Gov> rnments includes: Jean-Jac- ues Berlrand's Union Nation- jle in Quebec, G. I. Smith's in Nova Scotia, is Robichaud's Literals in Brunswick, Ross Thatch Liberals in Saskatchewan, larry Slrom's Social Credit ad- (CP) Pre-iother, bigger mandate Oct. 21, 1971. ninistration most recently Alberta, ant Joseph Small- wood nnd the Liberals in Ncw- roundland. The two provinces thai re- :urned their governments Prince Edward Island which re-elected Premier Alex Camp- and Ihe Liberals and On- tario, which returned the Tor- ies under Premier William Dav- is. In Prince Edward Island, the Liberals gol back in with an in- creased majority in lhal prov- ince's niOol recent election, Mai eh 26, 1970. Ontario follow- ed the patlera by giving ils 78- year-old Tory government an- Thc string of election defeats started In Quebec April 28, 1970, when Premier Robert Uourasca's Literals stunned the country by smashing the Union Nationale at the polls. The Un- ion Nationalc saw its majority of 5fi seats in the national as- sembly shrink to a minority of 17. Literal Gerald Regan took (lie helm of the Nova Scotia government Oct. 13, 1970, knocking out the Tories who had ruled since 1956. Mr. Re- gan's party increased its repre- sentation in the Nova Scotia house to 23 seals from six. days later Richard Hatficld led the Tories to a stunning upset over Mr. Robi- chaud's Literals, taking 32 o! legislature seats to end 10 years of Liberal rule. The New Democratic Party relumed to power in. Saskatche wan June 24, 1971 after an ab- sence of seven years when Al Ian Blakeney led a tidal wave that surprised even the mos optimistic party organizers by winning 45 of the 60 scats. Mr. Thatcher, who died month after the election, sa' Grit strength dip to 15 seal from 35, I n Alterta, Conservative ,ader Peter Loughccd rode a time for change" slogan into driver's seat one year ago Wednesday Aug. 3, 1971 nd pushed Social Credit in opposition role for the first me since William Bible Bill .terhart led the party to vie- ory in 1935. And then came Newfound- and, Premier Smallwood put iis Liberal mandate on the line )ct. 28, 1971. Frank Moores' Conservatives bit oft a big chunk of it but the election ended in a dead heat. Mr. Moores mar.-aged lo torn a government in a sea of shift- Ing political allegiances on Ihfl strength of 20 and at various limes 21 scats in the 42-mcm- ber house, called the assembly into session, then dissolved It for n new election. Newfoundlanders went back to the polls last March and re- turned Mr. Moores with a ma- jority of 33 teats, Alberta moves to reopen closed NewStart schools EDMONTON CCP) The Al- Mrta government intends to re- open abandoned federal em- >ioyment educational facilities :o help Metis and Indians of the Janvier community in north- eastern Alterta, Premier Peter Lougheed says. The premier said abandon- ment of the NewStart educa- tional program by Ottawa was "an unfortunate error In judg- ment." Allen Adair, minisler wilhout portfolio responsible for northern rievelopmenl, said ne- gotiations have started on how Alberts can gain control of UIB facililies. Mr. Loughoed also said 10 new water wells will be drilled wilhin a monlh for 20 Melts families living beyond tho northeastern boundary of tha reserve and a free student lunch program for melis will conlinuc, The Janvier community con- sists of 150 Indians living on the reserve, 80 miles south of Fort McMurray and about ISO Metis living close to the re- serve. d knowledged Ihey the race for Ihe parly lead- ership if and when Mr. Hennell re 'i red. Only Mr. Peterson stayed pi- lent, hut he had long been con- sidered a polenlial successor lo Ihe premier. What will happen lo Ihe Socrcd leadership in the wake ol Ihe crushing defeat at the polls is a question which will keep Columbians occu- pied, when they're not wonder- ing alioi't life under an NDP government Also defeated were F.ducalion Minister Donald Brothers, Health Minister Ralph fmark. Trade Minister Waldo Skiliings, Highways Minisler Wesley Black and two women civi, ni hts Associati0n lhe SAS is oper. and relentlessly idlo one. But the denial that the IRA had started the shooting, made by local residents in close touch with Ihe guerrillas, indicated that the republicans were for some unexplained reason choos- ing to maintain a low profile at the moment. Before tho sucldcnt lull in IRA activity, four days of bombing and shooting had taken eight lives. Meanwhile, a Northern Ire- authority said R o m a n Calholics are turning away from the IRA in droves, sick- ened by ils indiscriminate bombings. The Devclop- it Commission, which runs ating in the province. Tho London Morning Star, a Communist newspaper, in a re- port from Belfasl says that the SAS is "Ihe scmi-secrel counter-guerrilla section of Ihe army." 3 1-08-72 07.11acil Alberla police forces lo be computerized EDMONTON (CP) RCMP and cily police forces in Al- berta have to link them- selves with a national computer system which has de- as "yn astronomical step forward in combatting crime." Assistant Commissioner V. M. Scppala, in charge of HCMP K Division here, said Wednes- computcr Skillir.es, who lost out in Vic torin lo Liberal Leader David Anderson. None of the NDP winners are v.cll known in pro- vincial politics. TIio rcw strong man in the Social cnucus in Ihe fu- ture is expected to he Later Minister Cbabol, another man as a polenlial successor to Mr. Bcnncli. Mr. Chabot. a 45-year-old for- mer CP Knil agenl from In- vcrmerc, was first elected in ami-taxes strike started a year ago by Catholic civil rights ac- tivists. When all those innocent people died al the hands of tho IRA on Bloody Friday and when customs officers were killed in Newry last week by a lerrorisl scores of people came lo wanted to and said start paying (hey their renls again and co-operate with the n commission spokesman said. Londonderry lins more than has computerized records pro- vided lo il by police forces across the country. Keyboards linking Alberta police forces with Ihe Ottawa computer have already been localcd in Cal- gary and Kdmonlon and will bo located in other major Alberta centres. Tiie system would permit a pclrolmim to query the Ottawa computer by radio through a centra! terminal and receive an answer almost instantly, tho commissioner said. mOTORS _ LETHBRIDGE ARE NOW ACCEPTING FACTORY ORDERS ON 1973 CHRYSLER, PLYMOUTH and DODGE TRUCKS 1972 PRICES UNTIL 1973 PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT DATE. ORDER BEFORE PRICE INCREASES. SALES OPPORTUNITY Exceptionally oood opportunities lo soil 1973 Chrysler, Plymouth Cars ond Trucks. 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