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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Soturdoy, De-.tmber 2, 1973 THI LnHtflDOI HIPAIB Others have to clean up Benson's auditor mess By VICTOR MACKIB I lleraltf Ottawa flurfeau OTTAWA Finance Minister John preparing lo face a new E'arliani'ifit in which be will be walking on v.ith his economic poljcies has ar.othtr headache lo complicate his ca-, retr as Benson's succts-' It is an embarrassing situ- ation dropped into his lap by Mr, Benson, which ccrjl-j tx- plode in to sn issue in the House erf Commons. Mr. Turner nas to decide the firm v-irch is lo get the lush, contract to serve auditor for Canadian National Rail we ys Air Touche, Ross Company of Montreal had the account for more thin 40 years, excluding s brief period whtn John Die- (enbafcer prime minister. Under a move made by Mr. Benson prior to his Ihe finance portfolio. Peat, Mar- wick, Mitchell and Company of Toronto, w as gi v tn ihe ac- Mr. Turner may decide to de- fuse the explosive sUua'j'oa in the houM: by giving the accnunl to another firm entirely, lie hasn't decided yet, but that's one possibility he may corne up v.ith lo extricate minority government from whit could build into a crisis In the Corn- or the present arrange- ments it is up U) ParLimeut to appoint Ihe auditors for the gov- airline and rail- way. Parliament does this by pass- ing an annual hill introduced by the finance minister, Mr. Benson for some reason, no' explained, decided that it lime for a change. is precedent for this as the Bank of Canada and Centra] Mort- gage ar.d Housing Corporation rotate their aixliLs Ihrough dif- ftrent companies. It came 25 a surprise to Mr, Etnson'5 to learn that he made the switch in auditors for the CN and Air Canada in the bill in induced Into the last Parliament. It 7.'ent Unnoticed apparently. M r Kelson's colleafnKS claim they were not advised, r. Benson contends lhal the cus- tomary" notification was given the cabinet of the change. There apparently no discussion in cabinet. Prime Minister Pierre Trudfeau hss insisted that all ITHIEU PREPARES A NEW CABINET what other ministerE are This involves a massive volume of papers pairing across the desks of the minis- Arctic pipeline years MONTREAL fCP) a gas fripe'Jne may be under con- siTTic't.'C'n LT western .Vrcitc by a pipeline Irom the egslern Arctic to Montreal is least I1) years mEJiag- tng I that this was a change. Ross and Co. of Mon- treal had been doing Ihe audit 1 up to this year's WA' i The opposition members did 1 rot DO'Jce the change. VTnea New York Times Service SAIGON Hrfcsident Nguyen Van Thieu is forging plans for maj'jr changes in his cabinet, i predicaltd on the conviction that a cease-fire v.ilJ come to i Vietnam soon, r Tn6 objective is to under Thieu a Dew and political- potent governmeDt able to underUbe Ihe political sinig- i gje against the Communist 1 that Ihe Saigm authorities aje convinced they face alter a cea-se-flre agreement Is signed. Although a precise on the government changes rc- i main unclear, there are strong indications that Iran Van Don, thfc coup that rtsident Ngo Dinh j man who has main- SAFEWAY FIRST OF THE WEEK SPECIALS rfd Is litely to mier in ft postwar' government. Don has been in Parts (or the i last weeks, meeting with, 1 french officials and Vietnamese 1 exiles, at least partk la an st- i validate his creden- a political figure EC- or more to Montreal Is. certainly exciting and there is no reason suppose Lhit it happen." But first there must be lions to such problems as laying pipe under froien he told the Montreal Pipelineia Club. L have can and will "we don't rers be bill bad been a_ rtsults of his mission. Iirm tne apoererAly wiatai-J namrf Li the KCT planning lor a bill-w continue wilh Ihe firm govemraait suggests that wnile namrf in the old bill that had THieu and his_ passed bv parliament. I been ccodeomng Ibe termirf for gobg the firm the gor.-errjment appareritiy Try Before You Buy UP TO 30-DAY TRIAL OH YOUB DOCTOR'S RECOMMENDATION SMITH-JONES HEARING AID SERVICE RIPIEY OPTICAL 3rd 5. cneap cost of ezplorcition ar.d j develocment ta the North, ar.d i the cost oJ pipelining through Ihe most rugged areas in the world, wiU dictate that this pas not reach Quebec ai.vthing coEparable to present Ke also prtrficted rise In price for gas and oii from ern Canada, there hst'e been only modest be- tween 1562 In the last 10 yean, the cost o? and production ha.! risen 50 per cent, he taid. designated in the new MIL Oppositi-Tn parties may argue thst this was a mistate. They coid lake trie position that par- liEment passed the old bill meet drafted by American and North Vietnamese negotiators in Paris, they have, at the lame time, been quietly proceeding on the assumption that i cease- fire will come and that Saigon must be ready for 11. 4-n _i -A; I "Trjey are expecting peace wrjcn still sUmd5 aod irtncn i the firm the NaUooa] Ross that lne_ companies said Thursday. T-ent counter to pagiamesl s or- basic assumpti I A'-rs in turnicg the job over tne It'; the 'land rf Eiiajij that pai- liamecurujis like to oato, rapping tr.-e ompanies. Mtarr.ime members of and "the beMef that Don become the new premier, there are sharp differences between those close to Tnieu about how IFFECTSVi In Lethbridgi Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 4 5 Fnterlairsing Days Ahead! SOFT DRINKS cabirjer are Irate to find that a government should be I One faction, apparently led by Cragmorif 12 Delicious Flavours lo Choose From BY CASE ONLY STRAIGHT FLAVOURS Case of 24-10 fl. oz. Zip Top Tins Mr. Eerison has left "rr.-ess'p w be tidied up. thll Canadian Red Cross BLOOD DONORS CLINIC Tues., Wed., Thurs, December 5th, 6th, 7th In thft Civic Sports Centre Gym No. 1 DID YOU KNOW THAT- Every 26 lon-.ecr.e [n a Canodion Hoipilal a lif> saving blood tranifution a Red Cross Blood Donor Mfe CLINIC TIMES Tues., Dec. 5th 6 ro 9 p.m. Wed., Dec. 6th 1 to 3 and 4-9 p.m. Thurs., Dec. 7th a.m. and 6-9 p m. Don, apoears that a new cabinet shojld seek to in- clude anti Communist opposi- tion forces. Another factiop, however, Is urging the creaiion of E "efficient'1 thorcrjghly toyal to Tnie-j. Alberta Fine Granulated 10-lb. bag Frozen kidneys step toward organ banking IflNXEAPOLIS