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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Jl THE IETHBRIBGE HERALD Wednesday, December 16, 1970 Cross case narrows Canada-Britain gap I1AHOLD MOHKISON LONDON (CP) A higlt- pht'cd British informant says the Cross affair brought tlic British and Canadian govern- ments closer together than tliey had been "for a long time past." The kidnapping and subse- quent rescue of the British trade official swept away months of Anglo-Canadian diplo- matic inertia. Tills aided in establishing a closer relationship b e t w e c n Prime Minister Heath and Prime Minister Trudeau, who meet today in what the inform- ant described as "an aura of mutual congratulations." But though Heath will again offer his congratulations for the release of Cross from Ms Front de Liberation du Quebec cap- tors, tliere will be a lot more on the British leader's mind during i ticnship, but things are not his one-day visit. Heath is anxious to explon Trade-all's views on relation: within the Commonwealth ant to assure Canada that the An glo-Canadian link is unlikely t be broken when Britain enters the European Common Market "It will be a matter of adjust the informant said. "I will be a different kind of rela Buy now and Save on qualify men's wear at the low- est prices. MEN'S DRESS PANTS Al a wonderful Pre-Christmas saving. Now at .....S-W off ALTERATIONS EXTRA MEN'S SUITS Choose from double or single breasted stylej in this seasons newest fabrics bold srripes, plains and checks. Up to size 52. Christmas Special ALTERATIONS EXTRA Off MEN'S FUR FELT DRESS HATS Christmas Special 'o off MEN'S PYJAMAS A real Gift that man on your list at bnly Buy for .95 3 In doubt about size or what !o give then give a GIFT CERTIFICATE SAVE NOW ON MEN'S WINTER JACKETS In a variety of stylett and weights. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL '0 Off MEN'S SPORT SHIRTS Size, to I9V4 Tall At a real Pre-Christmas saving or to wear now.......... 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Canada also has warned that the arms sales could seriously damage the Commonwealth and it is this point which may take up a large slice of the Heath Trudeau talks. Heath has yet to make a final decision on the arms issue, The two bachelor leaders, meeting for the first time as, prime ministers, will discuss a number of other issues, includ- ing NATO and EasHVest rela- tions. And they may find them- selves concentrating on Com- monwealth problems in view ol the prime ministers' conference in Singapore next month. An editorial which appeared in the staunch Tory newspaper, The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday said, "Canada is emerging' all the time with a more distinct character and influence. Cana- dian policies and attitudes now demand more serious attention from 10 Downing Street than they have been gelling in the recent past MR. TRUDEAU MR. HEATH Firm to dismiss 900 men MELBOURNE, Austrah CAP) Nine hundred worke at the Canadian-controlled Ma sey Ferguson farm machine factory here were told toda .hat they will be dismissed :he new year. Stunned employees listened he firm's managing directo i. P. Weber, told them th ompany had a trading loss Canadian in the last 12 months. The company has about mployees at plants at suburbai unshine and Bendigo, 100 mile, orlh of Melbourne. MACLEO CENTRE VILLAGE MALL DUE TO THE TERRIFIC RESPONSE WE ARE CONTINUING OUR SUPER WIG SALE OF 100% DYNEL MODACRYLIC FIBRE The most natural, manageable, care-free wig you can own. 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Stanley Knowles nipeg North Centre) sought to retain the escalate' clause, under which the pension would go to Jan. 1. His amend- ment to this effect was sup- ported by Grace M a c I n n i s Jack Marshall (PC-Humber-St. George's-St. and P. B. Rynard Opposing it were nine Liber- als, including Gaston Isabelle parliamentary sec- retary to Health Minister John Munro. Committee Chairman Steve Otto East) said later lie expected to report the bill to the Commons today. The gov- ernment hopes to win passage for it by Friday, tentative date for Christmas recess. The bill, while it would freeze pensions at a month for those with other incomes, would mean increases in supplements for the needy. 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