Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
Another year of stagnation for Quebec's economy inr mnHi.millinn-dollar aljout million in a nlant Monday. December 17, 1971 THE IETHBRIOCE HERALD 39 By DORIS MISKEW MONTREAL (CP) Quebec's economy shufleld thi-ough another year of stag- nation, wllh few indications of any rapid upsurge in Financial leaders generally agreed the economic position of the province has not changed appreciably in tire last year and private invest- ment was insufficient, to pro- vide a significant number of new jobs. And jobs, or lack of them, present one of Quebec's major problems as the province heads into 1972, still strug- WINNER MRS. K. STROYEK of 1519 lakemount Blvd., let bridge was the lucky winner of o Gift Certifictae during Centre Village Mall's November Bazaar Days. Another reason it pays to shop at Centre Village. gling in a climate that is not the most conducive for the needed rebirth of confidence. The generally depressed economic conditions in United States and Canada, and especially in the pulp and paper industry on which Quebec relies so h e a v i 1 y, helped make things even more difficult in the province in 1971. Businessmen said it was dif- ficult to assess whether the economy was more buoyant than Et this time last year, al- though an abundance of fed- eral grants and loins under 011 a w a 's regional develop- ment program had a mild im- pact. Everybody hacks father who killed sou WORCESTER, England (CP) A businessman who drowned his retarded son in Worcestershire's River Stour was told by the judge at his manslaughter trial: "Every- body is behind you." John Price, 35, who de- scribed his six-year-old son Gordon as "just a living cab- pleaded guilty to man- slaughter and was placed on probation. The court was presented with a petition from 600 per- sons asking for clemency for Price. Hardly a week went by without an araiounccment from Ottawa about the distri- bu'ion of millions of dollars in grants and loans to companies operating or establishing new facilities in Quebec. About 40 or 45 per cent of all federal money for incen- tive programs is being poured into the province. The federal government fi- nanced the major portion of a order for the building of ships for France, part of the amount being given in a form of a grant and the remainder as a loan. AE this helped provide a boost to the economy, finan- cial leaders said, but it was an artificial stimulant, and tide province eventually will have to stand on its own eco- nomic feet. As for trie economic and in- vestment climate, Premier Bourassa himself said that Quebec still is paying the price of the October, 1970, ter- rorist crisis in terms of de- creased investment and growth. The province's investment rate is growing slowly at best, said the premier, and at times shows a decrease. There are a number of major multi-million-dollar projects under way or in the works, a large portion of them being backed by government financing, but there also is tile exodus of head offices or head-office personnel. Cominco Ltd. and and Knapp (Canada) were among those to move their head offices to Vancouver during the year, and Pepsi- Cola Canada will relocate its major management opera- tion in Toronto June 1, 1972. But investment is coming to Quebec. For example, Union Carbide of Canada Ltd. an- nounced it plans to invest about million in a plant near Montreal. Trie federal government is contributing 51.3 million to the project. Other projects include: LAUNCH HYDRO JOB proposed 5G billion James Bay hydroelectric de- velopment which is to be launched during 1972. new pulp and paper operation by ITT (R a y o n n i e r) Inc. on the Quebec North Shore. new i 11 i o n Montreal International Air- port at Ste. Scholastique. subway expan- sion program of million. ICAO Inter- national Aviation project in Montreal. Nevertheless, Quebec's pro- vincial total outstanding debt last March 31 stood at an increase of million since the end of the previous fiscal year. Total capital expenditures in Quebec were billion in 1969, W.G billion in 1970 and billion in 1971, the in- crease largely attributed to the public sector. Ontario had capital expendi- tures of billion in 1969, S9 billion in 1970 and billion in 53 Albertans lose lives in fires EDMONTON (CP) Fifty- three persons have died In fires in Alberta so far this year, fire commissioner A. E. Bridges said here. Among tire victims were 29 men, 13 children and 11 wom- en, witli 36 of ttem dying in home fires. Mr. Bridges said careless smoking contributed to 12 fatal fires, children playing with matches to seven and 11 associated with intoxication. WINNER MRS. J. ROSENKRANI of P.O. Box 181, Carmangay, was the lucky winner of a Gift Certificate during Village Mall's November Bazaar Days. 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