Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
THE UTHMIOOi HEXAID VfednMtlay, February 10, tax Kll to be introduced in spring Many important changes planned in white paper proposals By MOTOR MACKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Many "impor- tant changes" in the federal government's white paper pro- posals for tax reform will be incorporated in the new tax bill to be introduced late next spring with the budget, Liberal members of parliament have been informed. This official word from the finance department now in the process of preparing the measure appeared to bear out reports emanating from the government caucus that the tax reform bill will be a "considerably watered down" version of the white pa- per. A letter, under the signature of M. J. O'Keefe, special assis- tant to Finance Minister Edgar Benson, has been sent out to Liberal members. It notes that many of them have received coupons from their consti- tuents clipped from an ad- vertisement appearing in newspapers across the coun- try. Theadverttsement as- serts: "The White Paper on taxation is about to be into law." Mr. O'Keefe said several MP's have asked the minister's office for help in re- plying to the coupons which ask questions about the gov- ernment's proposed tax reform program as outlined in the pol- icy white paper. With his covering letter he encloses suggested replies that the MP's might make to sev- eral of the pertinent questions. He says they are free to use any or all of the material as they see fit. Mr. O'Keefe informed the members the advertisement was sponsored by Colin Brown, a London, Ontario business- man. In the suggested replies Government criticized by meat packers head CALGARY (CP) Middle- income taxpaya'S and business- men both will have to be pre- pared to challenge legislative proposals they believe unsound, unworkable o r inequitable, Keith Leckie, general manager of the Meat Packers Council of Canada, said Monday. Speaking at the opening ses- sion of the council's annual meeting, he said government in the 1970s is likely to be strongly influenced by the mili- tant, bothersome types of mass dissent that attract great pub- licity. Mr. Leckie criticized the fed- eral government for its lack of action in the so-called chicken- and-egg war a dispute about interprovincial trade barriers. "T h e federal government, despite its support of a one Canada concept, has shown a stubborn and curios disinterest in clearing up any possible un- certainty which may remain on the matter, appearing content to leave the interprovincial FINAL DAYS OF OUR ANNUAL CLEARANCE L 1 RACK OF SHOES BALANCE OF WINTER BOOTS PRICE GOOD SELECTION SHOES s OFF Reg. to NOW 9.00 WORLD OF SHOES 317A 6th STREET SOUTH trade issue vague and unre- solved." He said the council feels strongly that free movement of ivestocfc across provincial xmndaries to processing plants and of meat to markets is es- sential to the proper function- ing of the livestock and meat economy. The animal agricultural in- dustry should assert itself in matters of farm policy dia- logue. The livestock and meat industry should insist that a hard look be taken at the mar- keting system and especially al the wheat board pricing policy for western feed grains. Frank Payne, Director, live- stock division of the federal ag- riculture department, told dele- gates Canadian agriculture must become market-orientec in the 1970S if it is to survive and grow. The industry has not con- cerned itself with the necessary "backward he said. It must start with the consum- ers' likes and dislikes, then work, back to the primary pro- ducer rather than expecting the consumer to take whatever the producer or processor has to of- fer. Mr. Payne challenged the in- dustry to take a positive atti- tude toward a reasonable and fair solution of the consumer's demands. About 300 delegates are at tending 'the meeting, which ends today. fr. O'Keefe said he would at- empt to deal with all "the im- jortant criticisms' made by fr. Brown and his associates." The advertisement urged hose wishing to make repre- entations against the white japer to their local MP's to o so at once. Mr. O'Keefe pointed out that Mr. Benson, from the time the white paper was published in November, 1969, has: said the document was intended to pro- mote debate and discussion. le also says there will be many "important changes" when the legislation is ulti- mately written. These "impor- ant changes" will become ap- larent when the bill is intro- luced into parliament. (Mr. Benson has said he lopes to be able to bring for- ward that bill with his budgel i the latter part of April) Mr. O'Keefe in his suggested replies to the adverrJsemenl said it is important to realize iat the government is not at- tempting to increase taxes through tax reform. He stress ed the main objective is tax re- form not a tax increase. Proposed new rate schedule: The advertisement refers to the fact that a single person w i t h o u t .dependents making a year would have to pay more tax under the white paper proposals than he woulc under the present system The advertisement neglects SMALL CITIES North Dakota has no citie with populations of more than o said Mr. O'Keefe that a married taxpayer with wo dependent children would pay less tax under the pro- wsed system than under the sisting system until his in- ome reached nearly After defending the white pa- jer process of presenting the Moposed tax reforms to the the O'Keefe circular let- Cindy again sends roses to the gang HOUSTON (AP) Cindy Diane, a Canadian, has sent roses again to the gang in Mission Control. Since Apollo 8, the Christ- mas 1968 flight around the moon, a bouquet of roses has arrived at the centre that controls manned space flights. Always the card is signed only Cindy Diane. She lives in Montreal, but never signs her last name. The roses for Apollo 14 ar- rived this week. Youth hangs bimself in jail FORT SASKATCHEWAN (CP) An 18 year-old youth sentenced to six months for automobile theft hanged him- self Tuesday in the provincial jail. Warden Ernest Noel said the youth, Irvin Hugh Tremoyne of Edmonton, started his sentence Jan. 4 after pleading guilty to the charge. He said the youth shoulc never have been sect to the jail. "This kind of individua should have been placed in a controlled environment with a closed shop the warden said. "He should have been somewhere he could have been looked after for the res of his life." The youth was classed as re- tarded and had completed grade two, the warden said. ter asked: "Why did Colin >rown and his associates fail o take up the offer by gov- ernment and parliament to participate la this process by presenting a brief to either or wth of the parliamentary com- nittees? What kind of oppor- unity does he seek now? Fur- icr committee hearings, another white paper, or just endless delay of tax reform "There will be an opportun- ty to express opinions on the egislatioa just as there is on any other bill placed before parliament. The main differ- ence with tax reform is that through the wfcite paper debate many more Canadians will lave had an input into this egislation. The legislation will be considered by parliament, which iscomprisedof four political parties. FILM PLANS TEL AVIV (AP) Five inter national film companies have announced plans to shoot full length movies in Israel thi year. The government hopes to earn about million in foreign currency from the productions. Ask About The NEW INVISIBLE MULTiFOCAL LENS (MULTILUX) In closing I would like to point out that the government is firmly committed to reform- ng our existing tax Mr. O'Keefe's suggested letter for liberal HP's said. Tours game park NAIROBI, Kenya (Renter) Princess Anne took a drive through the Nairobi Game Park Tuesday, where she saw lions, zebra, a clutch of playful baboons, a large rhino browsing by the roadside and a giraffe lying on its side in a salt lick. ACCEPTS SOVIET LOAN MOSCOW (Reuter) Russia has offered Peru a new mil- ion credit. Rogers' is great... for the golden flavor of cane-sugar syrup. Whenever your recipe calls for corn syrup, use ROGERS' instead. You'll love it! Available in the tin or handy new plastic container. For your free ROGERS' RECIPE BOOK, write: B.C. Sugar Refining Co. Ltd., Rogers Street, Vancouver, B.C. WIDENS FRED KING MOTORS are celebrating their HELP YOURSELF TO A SLICE OF SAVINGS! Fred King Motors is celebrating its 25th anniversary as a Franchisee! Deal- er in Lethbridge. We are proud of this achievement and to celebrate we are holding our anniversary sale this month. 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