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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 1, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Monday, Ftbrvtiry 1, TKJ LETHBKIDGE HHAID 17 Hearings reveal of west tor Quebec MPs trade defeated By JOHN MIKA Herald Ottawa Bureai OTTAWA Recent hearings by the joint Commons Senate constitutional committee on the prairies and B.C. produced gen- uine revelations about the west fcr several of its Quebec MPs. They were so pleased with the warmth and willingness to understand Quebec, which they never expected from the west, that their effusive reactions took almost a full page of the Montreal Gazette to record highlights of interviews with thelocal MPs after their re- gies Marceau (L-Lapointe) sard that he, like the other French speaking parliamen- tarians on the committee, had been braced for a continuous round of abuse and resentment not the friendliness and genuine interest they found. "On the whole, it was very, very he said. Not that there weren't nasty and bitter anti-Quebec critics among the unexpectedly large turnouts of citizens. They were there too, at every meeting, but interestingly the Quebec com- mittee members are grateful to them. "Everywhere we went whenever any English extrem- ist _ got up and berated us because we had translation and had put our ads in French and English or because we were speaking French, the audience took care of recalled Marcel (L-Mon- treal-St. In retrospect, he was pleased to see the extremists because they proved a point their ab- sence would have left in doubt. "It was so evident from the way the audience treated them that they really didn't speak for anyone except their own tiny fringe he said. "But if they hadn't appeared, probably we would still be won- dering if the things we had heard about western separat- ism and opposition to Quebec were true." COMMON IMPRESSION Throughout the western trip of the committee, differences were noticeable in the concerns and climate of each city but overall there was a common im- pression of tolerance which moved Pierre de Bane (L-Ma- tane) to say "for myself, it helped me to discover Canada." Although a freshman MP, it was not de Bane's first trip to western Canada and he had de- veloped the prejudice that wes- terners were narrow mindedly against French Canada as a result of his earlier contacts with small groups and individu- als there. But the constitutional com- mittee's hearings gave him his first view of the broad spec- trum of western opinion and it was in "exciting" revelation of open-mindedwss and tolerance. All of the committee was par- ticularly impressed with its B.C. bearings because of the totally unexpected turnouts which saw more than 4.000 at- tend half a dozen meetings. It was in that province ton that the Quebecers found their best and worst memories of the trip. "I found Kamloops to be per- haps the most tolerant city in said Mr. de Bane. "It is the kind of city in which I think I would like to live. He was impressed that it should have a mayor of ancestry and an Indian as its MP. And he saw this easy toler- ance at the committee hearing there too when' a prominent local citizen delivered his brief entirely in French not on the subject of Francophone dif- ficulties west of the mountains but on the problem of environ- mental pollution and the need for constitutional changes to deal with it. "He never felt threatened or his brief would have beer dif- ferent." observed Mr. de Bane adding that he could hav scarcely imagined that before the trip. The MPs agreed that the strongest anti-French bias thly encountered throughout the whole western tour occurred in Victoria. SPEAK FIRMLY action of the vast majority of the 700 people who were he said. "That majority reacted against intolerance." Mr. Prud'homine said part of the gulf of misunderstanding in Canada is the fact that "it's always the damned lunatic fringe who happen to make the news in this country and this I resent profoundly. But I don't know how to get that message across." _. _ An even larger' reason for uebec's sense of isolation is IB lack of contact with the which results hi a situa- on where even "the majority" Quebec MPs never see west- r Canada. "So, needless to say, we have i understanding in this coun- y because no one has a lance to exchange opinions and views and to go across the he said. The committee's travels have roved that point for Mr. de lane who says: "For the first time in my fe, I'm discovering Canada. "Having been impressed by :ie tolerance we encountered in le other provinces, especially in the wesC my only fear is that we might not find a similar evel of tolerance when we go to Quebec." The joint committee is ex peeted to hold its Quebec hear ngs in late April. OTTAWA (CP) A policy i George Frankun, head ol the resolution that called for talks Manitoba Farm Bunau, said the price of beef had gone up three cents since the start of the British women short shorts used as tax dodge scheme them, the it seemed to Victoria audience was older with its much higher proportion of middle aged an< retired persons apparently cor relating with the greater hostil ily and suspicion. "But still, even there, we ha middle-aged and older men an women getting up and speakin firmly in favor of bilinguali'ir and looking for an accommoda tion with French Canada, said Warren Allmand (L-Notr Dame de Mr. Prud'homme said even i Victoria most were sympathet and he objected to a Victor! Times version of the hostiliti "There were some jeers hi nothing was said about the r between Canada and the United States on free trade in cattle and beef was defeated after strong protests from beef produ- cers at the Canadian Federation of Agriculture's annual meeting Vednesday. Instead it was recommended that the 'CFA and the agricul- ural economic research council do a cost-benefit study on ad- vantages and disadvantages of removing all tariffs on such products. Boyd Anderson of the Saskat- chewan federation said that since the two countries have only limited tariffs now, "the time had come to remove all barriers." D. M. Lockwood, also of the Saskatchewan group, said such a policy would "simply remove the dips and dives" hi the present marketing arrange- ments. Present tariffs, although the same for both countries, contain an escalator clause that fluc- tuates with the amount of beef moving from one country to the other. The tariffs come into effect when trans-border shipments exceed a pre-determined quota Since the situation "works both George Richardson of Saskatchewan argued that, "i cattlemen can't compete on the North American market, they shouldn't be producing." year. "If anything kills off a high consumption of beef it's a high price." An open markst would "get rid of the highs and low." C S. Mitchell of the Saskat- chewan group, told delegates that Canadians have been faced with large beef surpluses in the past. Cattlemen have been jroducing more than the coun- ly could ever consume. Hence, it would be "much more beneficial to have an open market." million project set EDMONTON (CP) Con- struction is expected to begin this year on a hotel-office pro- ject to cost more than mil- lion on the site of Edmonton's former post office hi the downtown area at 100 St. and 101A Ave. The project will feature least two high-rise towers. Learner Developments, the developers, declined to give other details at this time. West ern International Hotels LH is a part owner of Leamar De- velopments Ltd. By ANDREW TOKCHU LONDON (CP) Britain's tax man views hot pants not f a boon to legwatchers hut as a tax dodge for British women. Hot pants are short shorts designed to flash seductively from beneath a slit or see- through skirt. Paris says they're the thing this year. But they're causing no end of trouble to the harried cus- toms and excise department, which has the job of rounding up the money to run the Brit- ish government. The department complained today that fashion-minded women are buying thousands of dollars worth of children's shorts as hot pants, evading Britain's 14-per-cent tax on clothes for adults. There Is no levy on children's clothes in Britain. Tte lax men said the trou- i managing director of DoHy hie results from the regulation Dressmakers. "Same people that says shorts with larger are charging purchase tax, than a 28-inch waist are for i some are not." taxable h'Jt meals for. pennies Mom and are those with smaller waist sizes are for daughter. "But how many swinging girls do you know with a 28 inch said a frustrated bureaucrat. "Anyone with a waist that large' and to match wouldn't to weat hot pants anyway." Shorts manufacturers say they are caught in the middle. "It's absolute chaos in the said Robert Kraus, Kraus is appesling a cus- toms and excise ruling thai taxed two hot pants outfits ho designed. The shorts are bought by women, but Kraus soys they arc within the measurement limits for children's wear. A customs and excise spokesman said talks are under way with clothing trade groups and a decision to close the loophole is expected next month. INVENTORY REDUCTION Special 15% discount for cash on all MF parts In stock at DICAN EQUIPMENT LTD. OFFER GOOD FOR 2 WIIKS ONLY ALSO SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICES ON AIL USED EQUIPMENT COME IN AND GIVE US AN OFFER DICAN EQUIPMENT LTD. 1107 2nd Ave. A N. Phone 328-3595 J SIMPSONS SEARS Solves Hot Water Problems Wounded policemen satisfactory EDMONTON (CP) Three persons were charged today with attempted non capital murder and armed robbery after a bank holdup Friday in which two Edmonton police con- stables were wounded by shot- gun blasts. Constables Lawrence Ullrich and Robert Walker were re- ported improving in hospital from face and body wounds. Thomas McCauley, 33, his 22' year old wife Sylvia and Bern- ard Klose, 29, were chavged. In police court they reserved elec- tion and plea, and were re- manded to Thursday for setting a date for preliminary hearing Two robbers fled from a Bank of Montreal branch at 14838 118 Ave. in northwest Edmonton with more than The two constables lay in the snow, while wounded, and emp- tied their pistols at the fleeing car. Two bandits entered the bank at p.m. carrying two re- volvers and a sawed-off shot gun. One of the men held the staf and customers at bay with hi shotgun while the other jumpei the counter and proceeded to empty the cash drawers. The man behind the counte then forced two bank employee into the vault with him just a the police drove up and th shotgunner yelled to his part ner. He then ran into the man- agers office, drew open the cur- tain and blasted two shots at the constables. The robbers fled to a late- model car parked outside the bank as the two policemen ex- changed shots. PRICES START AS LOW A 89 Call 328-9231 For Fast, Low Cost Installation Manslaughter charge laid SUNDRE (CP) A charge of manslaughter was laid here against Ronald Comstock, 25, of Sundre after the shooting death of Richard John Corn- stock, 28, also of Sundre. The man died in hospil 1 a few hours after tire shooting in this com .nuiiity 75 miles north- west of Calgary. LAW EXPERT DIES LATINA (AP) Pietro de Francisci, 86, Italy's minister of justice before the Second World War and a former president of the University of Rome, died Sunday. Chevrolet's new Impala puts you first at least 15 new ways.Your Chevy Dealer puts you first with agreat deal. Maybe you should see Impala andyour Chew Dealer todav! 1971. You've changed. We've changed. We set out to discover what you were looking for. We found you've changed. So we've changed. And here it and better than you probably thought it could be. New looks started with a longer, 121'4-inch wheelbase and went from there. New front end, r.eivrear end, new over the top and around the sides. And just wait 'til you see the interiors. New double-panel roof For a start, it keeps things very quiet inside. It should, because there's a lot more to the roof than just very handsome lines. In fact, there's twice as much. There are now two roofs. A steel outer roof, with the inner one acoustically perforated and then further in- sulated with a perforated headliner. New power ventilation A blower fan goes on when you turn on the ignition. Fresh outside air is drawn in the front louvers, forcing stale air out the rear deck louvers. You can get a com- plete change of air in 60-seconds, even when the car is idling. New standard disc brakes OIKC a sports car special or extra-cost option on big expensive cars, power front disc brakes are now standard on all'71 Big Chevrclets. Dual master cylinder, warning light, corrosion resistant brake lines, too! New body sills Our design eliminates collection of rust-causing dirt and moisture. A feature you'll appreciate in a couple of years, come trade-in time. New instrument panel Sit right up or sit right back. Controls are easy to reach and instruments can be read at a glance. Glare is minimized and the area is fully padded. New slim windshield pillars They've been slimmed down and moved back to increase the windshield area and give you visibility. New windshield design The big idea: more glass and safer glass. Impala's windshield is now up to 15% bigger and the glass is lighter, smoother and easier to see through. It resists pitting better arid crumbles to rounded particles on heavy impact. Remarkable stuff I New windshield wipers They're a full 18" long and have a new, stronger linkage design for a larger "sweep" area. Tuck away when not in use. New front suspension We were looking for a way to give you a smoother, qu'eter ride and improved handling. One dnve and you'll know we found it. New hood release You unlock the hood from inside the car. An extra precaution against theft. New wider wheels Wide stance and wider wheels for improved stability. New anti-pollution fuel evaporation system This new system cuts down fuel evaporation'into the atmosphere. To further fight pollution, all 1971 Chevrolet engines have been designed to operate effi- ciently, and with lower exhaust emissions, on low-lead, no-lead or regular fuels. New steering Impala's a big car and so the steering gets a lot of ittention. Our new forward-mounted gear and linkage give more precise steering response. New flush door handles A one-finger "pull" opens the door. To lock from the outside simply depress inside button and slam shut. The newest, biggest Impala, ever. And now's a great time to get one. Your Chevy Dealer's waiting to trade. And what a great deal he has for you. Everything's GO at your Chevrolet Dealerls! He's gotalot of catching up to do! 4 it'H'Mil ;