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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 11, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Friday, Docembor 11, 1970 Albertans eating uninspected meal EDMONTON (CP) The Al- b e r t a Veterinary Association said today about 20 per cent of the meat consumed by Alber- tans has not been inspected for disease. This meat. Ihe association said, comes from a n i m a I s slaughtered without sanitary inspection, "sometimes in facili- ties that fail to meet the most rudimentary standards for the production "of safe human food." should do the inspecting. Instead of health department employees who "are not trained in the an- te-mortem and post mortem inspection of animals and lack the necessary training in anat- omy, pathology and disease di- agnosis to provide a proper ser- vice." It said any meat offered for sale in Alberta should have been processed under a recog- nized inspection program. "Complete ante mortem and About 15 Alberta slaughter- liouses are dilapidated build- ings, operating in an unsanitary manner with no regard for the health of the public, Ihe associa- Uon said in a brief presented to j the cabinet. j There were also a number of -At present time, it would post mortem examination, plus maintenance of sanitary re- quirements would be required on a phased in basis in all I ference ses in no' ider federal inspec- "mediocre" slaughterhouse op- e r a t i on s requiring improve- ments in construction, sanita- tion, water supplies, refrigera- tion, ventilation and sewage dis- posal, the brief said. It recommended that the Al- berta government start a meat be impossible to provide mean- ingful service in some existing abbattoirs but time could be provided to allow for upgrad- ing of facilities to meet mini- mum requirements. "Today, probably no more lhan half of the existing slaugh- inspcction program for ter houses could meet mini- slaughterhouses which "do not j mum requirements and it might be necessary to provide three and cannot meet fcderai stand- ards. "All of the small slaughter- houses in Alberta suffer from a lack of trained meat inspection service, both for the protection of human health and for the improvement of markets which inevitably seem to follow the institution of such a service." The brief said veterinarians to five years to allow for modifi- cations, rebuilding, and upgrad- ing of facilities." The brief said that experi- ence elsewhere, particularly in Ontario, has shown that the es- tablislunent of a meat inspec- tion service is of great econo- mic value to the operator of a slaughterhouse. MP Mac urging i OTTAWA (CP) Grace Uaclnnis, only woman in tlic louse of Commons, has to Canadian women to lood the prime minister's office vitli mail urging action this ses-ion on Ihu report of the royal ommisKion on the status of vomcn. Mrs. Maclnnis Van-ouver-Kingsway) says "thou-ar.ds and thousands and thou-ands" of letters and petitions ire needed to spark results. She suggested at a news con-erence Thursday that the should sppcififjilly that a cabinet minister e designated to consider the eport as a whole and assign le responsibility for legislative clion to appropriate govern-nent departments. for immediate action o obtain a program of day-care entrcs as the first step in a day-care scheme. Mrs. Maclnnis was accompa-ied by NDP Leader T. C. )ouglas and John Gilbert, NDP nember for Toronto Broadview, ecause "in the NDP we consi-er the status of women a mater of equal concern to men and Mr. Douglas said his party is nxious to see support shown ar commission ca iction OK tions because "we have the uneasy feeling that the report is going to be lost." It was significant that for n L women the report was tabled in the Commons Monday the government had not commented on it, as is customary after such a lengthy investigation. Mr. Gilbert said Canadian men should join the "write-in campaign" since some recommendations affect them as well. In an effort to gain support for "a national Mrs. Maclnnis has sent a letter out-ining her suggestions to a host of women's organizations. "Regardless of differences of opinion which may be held on various recommenri'.tions, this could be a very important document as far as the position of Canadian women is she said of the commission's report in her 's status She told the news conference that day-care, "the cornerstone of family is a good place to start pressing for action since the idea is widely supported by Canadian women. All women would not support each of the report's 167 disagreed with some so "let's start with the pan on which I think there is unanimous agreement." Mr. Gilbert called the commission's report "a living Bible for Canadian women." He said lie looks upon Mrs. Maclnnis, a soft-spoken, determined wuiiiim aguu 65, as "tlic Joan of Arc of Canadian women" and hoped other prominent women would also support the IT'S COLD OUTSIDE! SHOP INDOORS! 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It It does, don't miss reading what happened to Weekend Magazine's Patricia Welbourn when she look some herself. Results can be as confusing as u split with different methods producing different answers. Can the real you be determined by present means? Learn the truth about psychological testing, in Saturday's report. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND 36 Months to Pay! First Payment in March! ENERSON'S PONTIAC-BUICK OPEN TO P.M. PHONE 327-5703 Cross to spend lengthy holiday LONDON (CP) James (Jasper) Cross is dreaming of a Swiss Christmas and a long hol- iday before he returns to gov- ernment duties which, by acci- dent, had plunged him into "the most terrible night" of his life. The British diplomat, seeking to erase sorrre of the nightmare of his 60-day Montreal ordeal, will be leaving with his wife shortly for Bern, Switzerland, for a Christmas celebration with British Ambassador Eric Midg- ley. After several months of leave, he will take up a trade ministry appointment in London, possibly one day returning to Canada but never again as senior British trade commissioner in Mont- real. For the first lime he related Wednesday some of the full de- tails of his two-month imprison- ment by a Montreal Front de Liberation du Quebec cell which had confined him to a cellar room, his face covered by a slit- ted hood, his hands handcuffed and never sure whether he would be alive from one day to the next. ON INSIDE PAGES But while the Cross news con- ference was heavily attended, the main attention of the British people was on the crippling na- liona! electricity slowdown. British newspapers tended to display the Cross story on inside pages with concentration fo- cussed on the power shortage and the wage fight. They found the most magnetic Crime rate in Edmonton on increase EDMONTON (CP) There was a 550-per-cent increase in the number of murders in the first 10 months of 1970 com- pared with the same period last year, city police said today. There were murder cases up to November in 1969 and 13 for the same period this year. Police said all of the mur- ders were solved. More than 500 people were robbed in this year, an in- crease of 56 per cent. "With a growing population we naturally get, n growing crime rale." Police Chief Fred Sloanc said. Rape charges totalled 71, compared witi) 31 last year, for a 129-per-cent increase. The city drug squad investi- gated 583 cases of illegal drug use under the Narcotic Control Act, the Food and Drug Act and the Public Ilcailh Act, an increase of 79 per cent. part of Cross's remarks con- cerned the night that police an- nounced the death of Quebec Labor Minister Pierre Laporte accompanied by unconfirmed reports that Cross' body also had been discovered. Laporte was strangled Oct. 17 and his body found stuffed in the trunk of a car early on_the morning of Oct. 18. "That I think and sincerely trust was the most terrible night of my life as I watched my death announced on televi- sion and feared that my wife was watching Cross said, his composed voice trembling slightly. QUALITY DENTURE CLINIC EDDY DIETRICH Certified Denial Mechanic Capitol Furniture Bldg. I PHONE 328-7684 Join the world and see the Club. Canadian Club. 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