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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 I fc Lougheed: Yea Trudeau: No Will oil problem wreck Confederation? Radical said physically alive, politically dead Monday, 2, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 5 TOKYO (AP) Chen Po- physically, a Chinese journal ta, once Chairman Mao's says, political secretary and radical chen- 70- was. the leading i Communist theorist and No. 4 leader of the 196649 cultural party up im when he revolution, is alive but broken disappeared from the public politically aid perhaps scene. OTTAWA (CP) Premier Lougheed of Alberta says the Nov. 18 federal budget "will destroy Confederation as we know it" and Progressive Conservative Leader Robert Stanfield calls it the most treacherous act in the history of federal-provincial relations. Are things really that bad in the dispute about resources tax revenue? No, ,says Prime Minister Trudeau. don't think that conflicts of interest which have existed since the 100 years of Con- federation will lead to the destruction of this country. "I think that those diver- gences will be resolved as they always have been, by a spirit of compromise and give and take Says Finance Minister John Turner: "Certain quarters have blown up this issue into a con- stitutional one. "It really isn't. It is a classic case of differences within a federal state. We've had it before." Starting wiih a post-Con- federation squabble over li- quor jurisdiction, Mr. Turner mentions a half dozen all bill- ed at the time as potential Canada wreckers. TRUDEAU LOUGHEED But despite such govern- ment views, there persists in the wake of last year's global energy emerjwncy a period of especially-prickly federal- provincial relations on this question: How to share the tax harvest on petroleum and other resources owned by the provinces, especially at a time when tax returns has been fattened by sharp price increases for most resources. Only two months ago, the new Parliament opened with the government's call for closer consultation between Ottawa and the provinces. The throne speech's general outline of legislative inten- tions said success in many cases "depends upon the co- operation of other governments." There would be steps to im- prove the co-ordination of fed- eral policies and programs of interest to the provinces and to make consultations more effective. Today, Alberta and Sas- katchewan as the producers of virtually all domestic crude oil accuse the federal govern- ment of failing to consult and of violating the spirit of an agreement reached in March STANFIELD to maintain one national crude oil con- sumers east of the Ottawa valley who all rely on im- ported oil. The Turner budget retained the provision proposed last May that withdraws the right of oil rompanies to deduct royalties paid to a provincial government before calculating federal income tax This is the clause which Mr. Lougheed says will destroy Confederation as it now ex- ists. Another controversial ele- ment of the budget involves the equalization program, un- der which money is transferred to the seven provinces whose per capita provincial revenue falls behind that of Ontario. Alberta and British Columbia. The new formula would in- clude a part of increased pro- vincial oil revenues in the equalization calculation, and one of the effects will be to re- duce Saskatchewan's take from this program. But Mr. Turner argues that Saskatchewan will, over all, be better off because of increased income from resource revenues. Anyway, the equalization program is not regarded federally as one of those federal-provincial issues which pit Ottawa against the provinces. Says one official here: "Ev- ery province invariably comes forward with a new formula which, by coincidence, would provide more for that par- ticular province. By the time all 10 provinces argue out their proposals, we're just observers." The betting here is that pro- vincial finance ministers are already sharpening their equalization pencils for their Dec. 9-10 meeting with Mr. Turner. Before that, on Dec. 6, provincial mines ministers will no doubt take a crack at the royalties issue when they meet Energy Minister Donald Macdonald. Most provincial mines ministers are also resources ministers. Mr. Macdonald, who has recently seen provin- cial guns bypassing him as they fire at Mr. Turner, is almost certain to get fired upon again. The oil-producing provinces feel that the March agreement, which set oil prices for 15 months, was violated by the budget. Although Alberta has said it won't raise prices in this period, it also says it no longer feels bound by the agreement. Here's your chance to be the PERFECT SANTA when you give her a Hoover Convertible INSTANT RUG ADJUSTMENT Low pile to deep shag. EDGE-CLEANING SUCTION POWER Gets riijht up to baseboards. BIG DISPOSABLE BAG Needs changing less often. Now only "It Beats, As It Sweeps, As It Cleans" Attachments also available! FAIRFIELD APPLIANCE SERVICES LTD. TURNER Phone 327-6070 TOTALLY NEW. TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL. TOTALLY TOUGH. COMPLFTEIY FOR 1975. When we set out to build a new Toyota Corolla for 1975, we aimed our sights ambitiously high. We wanted to improve a car that had become one of the three best selling cars in the world. And we did it in four ways. We made it more enjoyable to drive, more impressive to look at and even more reliable under Canada's harsh weather conditions. Surprisingly, we even managed to improve on last year's incredibly econom- ical 1200ccand 1600cc engines The 1975 Toyota Corolla is slightly longer than last year's model. It has a longer wheelb jse and a wider stance It has more headroom, more legroom, morc shoulder room and more room in the trunk. Even the gas tank is bigger. added more stan- dard equipment to an already impressive list, modified the combustiOT chamber and changed the compression ratio to get even better performance from Corolla's rally- pi oven engine. 1600 4-Door Wagon And we wrapped it all up in a tough little body that's also the most beautiful Corolla yet. UP LESS THAN This price difference is based on the manufacturer's suggested list price for the low- est priced Pinto compared with the lowest priced Corolla, at the time of publication. We have 8 Corolla models for you to choose from. And our price in- cludes many standard features which are either optional or sim- ply unavailable on Pinto. Power front disc brakes, an electric rear window defroster and reclining bucket seats, to name ]ust a few. UP LESS THAN Again, we are comparing manufacturer's suggested list prices for the lowest priced Vega and the lowest priced Corolla at the time of publica- tion. And keep in mind all the equipment that's included in our price you might have to pr.y extra for on Vega. MORE MILES PER GALLON. Nobody knows exactly how many miles per gallon you'll get from any given car. But this much we do know. Toyota Corolla 1600 just gave 39.6 miles per Imp. gallon in the U.S. government-approved highway tests for 1975 models. Significantly higher than cither Pmto or Vega. STANDARD FEATURES. Even the lowest-priced Corolla has standard equip- ment built right into the car that either costs extra or you simply can't get on competitive models Rear window defroster, fully reclining rdjustable bucket seats, cig- arette lighter, flip open rear win- dows, power front disc brakes, variable ratio steering, MacPherson Strut In- dependent front suspension, 4-speed synchromesh transmis- sion. All our wagons have a rear window washer and wiper, tinted glass and full wheel cov- ers. (With wood-toned side panels optional.) And, on some of our other models, you get a clock, tach- ometer and even a 5-speed transmission, all standard. (With 3-speed automatic transmission optional.) WINTER TESTED INCANADA FOR CANADA. Canada's winters are among the toughest in the world. So we chose Canada as the location for resting the pro- totype equipment which is now standard on all the new Toyotas. Our Corolla standard bat- tery is bigger than some of our competitor's optional heavy duty models Heavj duty start- ers, heavy duty windshield wipers and wiper motor are stan- dard. The heater capacity is in- creased by 20% and there are wide heat ducts built into the rear passenger compartment. A corrosion-inhibiting .ilummized muffler and tail pipe is standard. And so is the corrosion-inhibiting paint treatment. 2 NEW SERIES. 8 model choices from 2-door, 4-door and hardtop models in our economical 1200 series or from 2-door, 4-door, hardtop, SR5 and station wagon mourpeppier 1600 series. 7600 Hardtop 5-Spccd SR f 75 TOYOTA COROLLA Today is the time fur choosing a car on fact, not fiction. And ihe f.icis pro-e that our Toyota Corolla 1200 gives yoi: more car for less than any other popular small car. Our price is lawer than that of any other small car No comparable tar offers the same amount of standard equipment at anything close to our price Corolla is a proven car. It's a bestseller in over 140 countries. It has taken Canada's top rally team to four consecutive National Rally Championships. Parts and components are tested and retestcd, checked and rcchecked. Test cars are subjected to gruelling endurance runs. They are frozen, drenched and crashed. And they are driven under tougher conditions than you are ever likely to encounter. Above all, we have -the kind of pride m our product that has made us the third largest automobile manufacture! in the world. Get to know us through the Toyota dealer in your ne-gh- TOYOTA 1200 2-DOOR StD AN 1600 2-DOOR SEDAN 1600 4-DOOR WAGON 1600 HARDTOP 5-SPEF.D SRJ 1200 2-DOOR HARDTOP 17004-DOORSFDAN 1600 4-DOOR SEDAN 1600 2-DOOR HARDTOP 8 ALL NEW 1OYOIA COROLLAS TO CHOOSE FROM: 2-DOOR WAGONS, HAR0TOPS AND SPORTY SRS'S. "Based on manufacturers' suggested list prices at time of publication. Does not include destination, and delivery charges, license and provincial taxes because these factors vary from region to region. (Toyota FOB pomrs, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver.) rct.ul sales, first hal' 1974, of the 10 best selling small cars. ;