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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Docembor 3, 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 3 Premier lakes no chances in Que. kidnap crisis QUEBEC (CP) A security- conscious Premier Robert Bour- assa is taking up residence in Uio Quebec legislature build- ings. The 37-year-old premier has been living since in a mod- est room at the Victoria Hotel in Upper Town, where it is re- ported that as many as 50 po- licemen are kept on constant duty. In the first-floor apartment now being renovated for Mr. Bourassa at the legislature building housing the national as- sembly, he will still have his bodyguards nearby. But the cost of police watch, set up after the terrorist crisis began last month, will be cut substantially. Lt-Gov. Hugues Lapointe and assembly Speaker Jean-Noel Lavoie reside in the legislature building. The premier earlier had ssked aides to find him a small apartment in the Latin Quarter of Quebec City, an area inhab- ited mainly by hippies and stu- dents. Homes in the most fashiona- ble district of the city were of- fered to him but Mr. Bourassa said "because of the financial crisis we now are going through, I don't think it's time to start buying or building a fancy residence for the pre- mier." PREMIER BOURASSA Moves To Legislature Central America waterway faces difficult hurdles WASHINGTON (AP) A presidential commission has ended a six-year study with a controversial proposal to build a million sea-level water- way across Central America within a few miles of the Pan- ama canal. But before a shovel is turned, ths proposal faces major budg- etary, diplomatic and ecological hurdles in both the United States and Panama. Muzzle OTTAWA (CP) C. M. Drury, president of the treasury board, denied Wednesday that there is any government at- tempt to muzzle Auditor-Gen' era] Maxwell Henderson. Mr. Drury, appearing before the Senate finance committee, said he hopes Mr. Henderson will continue untrammelled in his job as watchdog of the treasury on behalf of Parlia- ment. Mr. Henderson has com- plained to the Commons public accounts committee that the government has not allowed him to build up the professional staff of auditors he needs. Mr. Drury has introduced a bill in the Commons putting some lim- i t s on the auditor-general's duties. Senator Paul Desruisseaux (L asked Mr. Drury about the government trying to "starve" Mr. Henderson's staff so his checking of government accounts would not be so thor- ough. He asked what replace- ment was being proposed for auditing government books. Mr. Drury said Senator Des- ruisseaux's question was based "on a false premise.'! "There is not and has not been, and there will not be as far as I am concerned, any at- tempt to starve, muzzle, inhibit, limit, or terrorise the auditor- Mr. Drury added. Mr. Drury said the Commons public accounts committee now is dealing with Mr. Henderson's complaint that his office is being discriminated against in the allocation of salaries and manpower. "I am satisfied that there has been no discrimination, and that there won't Mr. Drury added. Looking for a Great Buy in a Truck? See this STOCK NO. AY922 1969 CMC TON tong wheel base, fleet side, V-8, 4 spaed, custom rear bumper, miles, spot- less. ACT FAST, ONLY 2495 Trade Accepted! Many Moro Truck Buys Just Like This at: UNITED MOTORS CO. LTD. Cor. 3rd Avc. 3rd St. S. Phono 327-2805 The Atlantic-Pacific Inter-O- ceanic Canal Study Commission .spent million before turning its conclusions over to President Nixon Monday, calling for the canal to run across Panama and parallel to the existing pas- sageway. The commission said the cur- rent lock-type Panama canal, which opened in 1914, will reach its maximum capacity of annual transits by the end of the century, and a new, wider canal is needed for defence pur- poses and to avoid "intolerable constraints on world shipping." It said the waterway could be built in 14 years. REJECT NUCLEAR BLASTS For some time, the. commis- sion considered nuclear devices as a means of blasting open the canal's path. But after spending million studying the Pana- manian terrain and available nuclear technology, it recom- mended conventional excavation techniques. Commission members sale there are too many unanswerec questions about the safety of nu- clear devices and possible con- flicts with the nuclear test-ban treaty. Representative Daniel Flocc (Dem. one of the most in- fluential voices in the Congress on canal affairs, has spoken oul against the recommendation saying the United States al- ready has spent million on the present canal for con- struction and defence since 1904. Flood has also warned againsl "invasion of the Atlantic or the PacL'ie by sea snakes, which are as deadly as the cobra." Environmentalists have also questioned the idea of mixing the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. They say some species of sea life might be threatened while undesirable predators might proliferate. Gas hike 'gouging' says Notley EDMONTON (CP) Grant Notley, New Democratic Party leader in Alberta, says the pro- vincial government should ask the prices and incomes cpm- nu'ssipn for a formal investiga- tion into the gasoline price in- crease announced by Imperial Oil Ltd. The one-cent-a-gallon increase actually represents a 12-per- cent jump in the cost of a gal- lon of gasoline, he said in a prepared statement. This kind of increase con- tributes in a major way to the cost-push inflation which has been plaguing the Canadian Mr. Notley said. He called the increase a "blatant example of corporate gouging" and snkl the provin- cial government has to aban- don its "kid-glove" treatment of such companies. The size of the increase is much greater than it appears lo lie at first glance, he said. The company says the increase is based on a 50 cent a gallon cost which constitutes a two- per-cent increase. This is not accurate as the increase must be computed on Imperial Oil's producing, refin- ing and marketing costs. "According to the McKenzie report on marketing this amounts to as low as 7.6 cents gallon excluding profits." The cost of the gasoline price increase alone to Alberta mot- urisls will be more than million the NDP leader said. tudy on ioh-creating project v- v Jl "J OTTAWA (CP) The govern- planned to try to case uncm- ment will prepare a regional I ployment this winter. Senators from the Atlantic provinces complained that most of the projects listed in the sup- plementary spending estimates were located in central Canada, principally in Ontario where un- employment is hot so severe. The million total, Mr. Drury said, is spread through- out government departments and apply to projects listed in the original spending estimates for presented to the Commons last spring. He said he would have his off- ice prepare a list of the pro- jects, the amounts of money in- volved, and their locations. The projects will create an additional man-years of analysis of its plan to pump an- other million into job-creat- ing projects this winter, C. M. Drury, president of the treasury board, told a Senate committee Wednesday. Mr. Drury went before the Se- nate's national finance commit- tee to defend the government's request for another in spending authority for the fis- cal year running to next March 31. It brings total spending esti- mates for the year to Included in the supplementary estimates are a large number of small, labor-intensive projects the government is bringing for- ward earlier than originally C. M. DRURY later. Since the intention is to have the bulk of the work done in the coming four months, (his is the equivalent of 33.000 jobs, he said. Senator Norman Paterson (L asked the fastest way the government can create new jobs for the unemployed. Mr. Drury thought this ap- proach of starting many small jobs requiring a large percen- tage of manual labor was the best. "Some people advocate a re- duction of taxes and think that wiii create he said. "But it takes a long time for tax re- ductions to work their way through the economy, and tax- cutting doesn't give specific help to specific communities." lu selecting the projects to be included in the million make-work program, Mr. Drury said the government sought: of short duration, having their main impact on employment this winter; in areas of high un- employment, making maximum use of local manpower. that would not re- quire large expenditures imme- diately on materials and ma> chincry which might have to bought in highly-developed parts of the country; that already wero in the planning stage and relat- ed to existing developments, ra- Iher than requiring fresh planning from the start. W. Germany lowers rale FRANKFURT (Rcuter) West Germany lowered Its bank- rate here to six from (Hi- per cent, the second cut in two weeks. Nov. 17, the bank dropped the rate to 6K per cent from seven. The rate is the interest which commercial banks must pay io tile central bank for loans. 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