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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 13, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta FORECAST HIGH TUESDAY NEAR ZERO voiTTxv 2 letltbridge Herald MONDAY, DECEMBER is, 1971. PRICE NOT OVER 10 CENTS TWO SECTIONS 20 PAGES ing ft aroun Trudeau hits By DON McNAt'GIITOS iCPi Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Tnideau Sunday criticized opposition parlies which called his government "arrogant" for its performance in the House of Commons. Mr. Trudeau told a Liberal party fund-raising gather- ing thai during the government of former prime minis- ter Lester Pearson, tiie Liberals were called weak and incapable of governing when its bills were debated for weeks in the Commons. "We had a great leader in Mr. Pearson, but we had a minority government." which necessitated "com- promises with Ihe the prime minister said, the Rnvi'i-nment tightened up Parliamcnlary rules, il v.ns labelled "arrogant." consul! people Srnne 2.I'M parly supporters, who paid each for buflcll'and cocktails, gave thunderous applause when Mr. Tnideau .said, "We will consult the people, we will loll them flic way think Canada should IK oriented." "Rul they 'the opposition) don't like our while papers" in which government policy is offered for pub- lic exair.ination. The. prime minislcr told the gathering bis party is concerned wilh "building a country which is free, pvo-peroiis and has social justice." liis cabinet was trying to "make laws which are good for Hie whole of the country." Laws were not being drawn up for farmers, labor, management, or any one sector of the Canadian popu- tion but "for the common good." "These I homes explain the work we are doing hi' said. They "give I he orientation lo our party." rwrs lie traced his government's record since ils election in and said there were still many problems facing the I'.-mnhy. "V.'c never said there are no problems. There arc problems in sector." fr'r.M'. minister said the Liberals had instituted i niiif.'.l g.'ins had given diplomatic recognition to had reviewed the nation's defence commit- rc.nls, and were working on giving more equality and facial jisiicc In all areas of Canada. "i'.ul iiuw. v.i' culled (in government be- uc arc I'oveniing." Earlier .Sunday, Mr. 'Iruiloau rhalled pleasantly wilh rallors on an open-line program on Frcnch-lanuuaco rndio station CKAC. ARRIVAL REACTIONS Reactions varied with in- dividuals Sunday night at Ottawa's Uplands airport as 86 Canadians finally arrived home from Pakistan, ref- ugees from the conflict with India. After their flight from tahr, West Germany, on an armed fortes 707 jet they showed resignation, anger and frustration, quiel relief and open-armed joy. est Pakistanis mood OTTAWA