Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
UTHMIDOI HBUID 17, Those naughty four-letter words spark fireworks in Parliament OTTAWA (CP) The Com- mons erupted Tuesday when two Conservative MPs accused Prime Minister Trudeau of using an unparliamentary four- letter word in the House. Outside the House, Mr. Tru- deau told reporters that he had only "moved my lips and moved my hands in a gesture of derision." Lincoln Alexander ilton West) said outside the House that Mr. Trudeau had si- lently mouthed two words, the first beginning with the sec- ond with "o." He declined to spell out the expression. lips." they're reading The prime minister ended the reporters de- my i missed the last part of the Con- i servative's question, but he did STARTS SUPPLYING This year, Canada's first com- mercially competitive nuclear power Pickering plant, 20 miles east of downtown i Toronto-will start supplying I power to Ontario homes and in- dustries. LITTLE LEAGUE DDT IN COD ROE STOCKHOLM (AP) Cod MONARCH (Special) T. and L. Davey j Jje fromJhe BalUc has been de- travelled to Picture Butte (r cently to represent the Mon- arch recreation enthusiasts at a meeting of the North County area in regard to 1971 Little League baseball. barred from sales by Swedish authorities. "Very considerable quantities of DDT have been found in the a spokesman for the department of fisheries said. V.S. INCOME UP WASHINGTON (AP) United States personal income advanced million in Janu- ary, reflecting rising employ- ment, higher hourly earnings and a longer work week, the commerce department reported Friday. encounter manding to know "what is the nature of your thoughts, gentle- men, when you say fuddle-dud- dle or something." In the House, Mr. Alexander said that no MP should have to accept the alleged abusive lan- guage from the prime minister. Mr. Trudeau was displaying "a shameful and unacceptable attitude." The prime minister then chal- lenged members and the Com- mons Hansard reporter to say :ii uuu me that he had "uttered a single these guys lip-readers or From the galleries the something" the'prime minister Worci3 appeared to be mouthed not think it was important any- vay. Mr. Lundrigan said with countered. Asked whether he had mouthed the words attributed by Mr. Alexander, Mr. Trudeau replied: "No." The incident started in the Commons after fiery Newfound- land back-bencher John Lundri- g a n accused the prime minister of using the expression. Mr. Trudeau said that the ac- cusation was an "absolute dis- truth." USED STRONGER WORDS Mr. Lundrigan said that what Mr Trudeau had told a Mont- real group of strikers here re- cently was mild compared to what the prime minister had said to him. Mr. Trudeau on Feb. 2 was reported to have told the La- palme Mont- real mail truck d r i v e r o "mangez de la about the same as the English "go to hell." Mr. Lundrigan said the prime minister did not have the guts to repeat Tuesday's phrase in the House. Mr. Alexander said that after the incident between Mr. Lun drigan and Mr. Trudeau. he had "referred" Mr. Trudeau' phrase back to him. The prime miniter had thei repeated the words. Asked by reporters outsid the House whether he was "sic of the Mr. Trudea replied that they were a "ra'c change from the press." He said the opposition had a> cused the government of jug gling unemployment figures an secretly changing the statistica system Mr. Alexander then rose and wuthed the offensive expres- a person made a gesture it was obvious he meant. Stanley Knowles ipeg North Centre) rose on a o i n t of order and asked peaker Lucien Lamoureux to rotect the Hansard reporter rom Mr. Trudeau's challenge. The incident erupted during another exchange on unemploy ment during the Commons ques ion period. Mr. Lundrigan asked whethei LINCOLN ALEXANDER First with "f heavy sarcasm that he would meekly and mildly like to ap proach the present occupant o he throne of Canada and repea his question on behalf of unemployed and himself. Speaker Lucien Lamoureu] called Mr. Lundrigan to order. Mr. Lundrigan asked whethe Mr. Trudeau would condescen to reply to the question. A second later, Mr. Lundriga asked that Mr. Trudeau's re mark to him be recorded. H said Mr. Trudeau did not hav the guts to repeat to Canadian what the prime minister ha just said to him. To loud Conservative a plause, Mr. Lundrigan said Mi Trudeau's attitude to the unem ployment question is so cc temptuous that it is causin concern across the country. 'No Mr. Lundrig; cried after Mr. Trudeau d scribed the accusation of usin a four-letter word as a "d truth." MR. TRUDEAU Reading his lips any new programs to combat unemployment would be intro- duced by the government. 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