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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, February 17, 1972 THE LE1HBRIDGE HERAID 9 EDMONTON (CP) The Alberta cabinet Wednesday authorized payment of expenses of MLA's appointed to government committees. But a spokesman for Opposition Leader Harry Strom questioned whether the cabinet had the authority, without a authori tion of the legislature, to authorize payments to MLAs above their indemnity of which is for expenses. Attorney-General Merv Leitch said the Legislative Assembly Act "seems pretty clear" in allowing an MLA appointed to a committee, either by the paynn islalive assembly or the cabinet, to be paid travelling expenses and subsistence. The order-in-council authorizes payments of actual expenses for subsistence, accommodation and travel for those MLA's named to the five provincial committees which of exf been operating during the last several months. The Social Credit spokesman said the committees, containing Conservative members entirely, are in reality Conservative caucus study groups and as such are performing duties normally expected of MLAs for their regular sessional indemnity. The creation of all government MLA committees bypasses the legislature which would authorize committees with members from all parties, the spokesman "This is not open government, but government by order in-council." RIVERS The longest rivers in England Severn and the are only about. 220 and 215 miles long respectively. SOME COME-ON But it's all in the line of Merelero Smfth's duty. Mereline, 25, is a police constable in Bris- barje, Australia, assigned to traffic duty whose whistles sorfflfumes get a response. I iked Rose throws I. papers at judge MONTREAL (CP) Mr. Jus- tice Eugene Marquis rejected here a defence motion that the list of jury candidates in the Jacques Rose trial be redrawn because it is "discriminatory." Rose, 24, charged with kid- napping then labor minister Pierre Laporte of Quebec in Oc- tober, 1870, threw some papers at the judge, saying: "We've had enough of your constitution." The defence motion had con- tended the jury list "discrimi- nates against 80 per cent of the Quebec population." The list requires that candi- dates be male Canadian citizens paying an annual rent of S500 or owning property valued at Candidates are drawn from valuation rolls. Mr. Justice Marquis referred to a bill adopted by the Quebec national assembly in June, amending the jury law. The amendment provided for women jurors but, although the bill became effective in Decem- ber, its provisions can no! bn implemented until new jury lists arc drawn up later this moniii. Jury selection has been post- poned until Feb. 21. Just before the judge gave his decision, defence lawyer Robert Lcmieux moved for a mistrial, claiming he was unable to see his client until just before the opening of the Court, of Queens Bench session. This, he said, prevented him from preparing his defence and made it impossible to proceed. Mr. Justice Marquis rejected Monday a motion to have Rose considered a prisoner of war and his case recognized as be- yond the court's jurisdiction. RCMP name plan fight promised EDMONTON (CP) Any RCMP buildings and attempt to emasculate will be changed to read identity of the HCMP will Tought in Western presently have a telegram Marcel Lambert, by 100 Edmontonians MP for Edmonton West any sucli Lambert said. Mr. Lambert said said he will bring up Hie in the city had been strong "at the first opportunity" suggestions that signs on Parliament, RCMP is known in country and international- as such and it would be both impossible and degrading to think of it as merely the U.S. police force." The proposal, if correct, is of the type of thinking that prevails in to circles in Quebec but we in Western Canada will just EDMONTON (CP) put up with Mr. Lambert said. dents of a pair of nniskox raised on the Alberta Game Farm near here will be sent to Chnia by President Nixon as a gift from the American people. The president is to said the RCMP Is the municipal police force in many western communities and "lias a rcputaiion respected by the people and feared by criminals. Thursday for Peking for Schmid, culture, youth mit meetings. Al Oeming, owner of the game farm, said in an interview the muskox. which will recreation minister, said he has sent a telegram of protest to Solicitor-General Jean- sent from the San Francisco Zoo, arc desccndents of a pair raised at the game farm and traded to the San Francisco Zoo for giraffes about Goyer. "This policy, gradually being implemented, is being inter-preied by the public as a policy which will ultimately downgrade the character and his- years ago. Mr. Oeming said he became involved in the choice of a significance of the Mr. Schmid said in ent from the American telegram. when lie received an from Dr. Theodore Reed, tor of the National Zoo in Washington, who was asked by president to suggest a gift of animals U> (lie Chinese. Mr. Oeming, who has loans loos in China and is with the animals (hoy (CD The federal suggested the announced today A spokesman for the totalling to farm said Mr. Oeming was provinces under the fed- by the Chinese earlier the employment ox were the animals they program. most like to get because loans, with totals to dale did not have them in their brackets, are: "The National Zoo at 1 ington was thinking of Prince Edward Is- bison, but Mr. Oeming told New Reed the Chinese already European b i s o the Ontario man Saskatchewan NAME 15 FOR Alberts find British Columbia OSLO (AP) Forty-five didates have been proposed under Iho the 1972 Nobel Peace arc to help initiate Among the candidates are capital projects Brothers Philip and Daniel tho country. gali, Roman Catholic balance of about million and American anil-war to be approved under ists. (Xhors include a program. Quebec and Mani- Dr. Klisn Oltcscii-Jcnsen, now havo received their Swedish family planning Allocations. 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"Our people get to know more about your company than many of your people'.' Their suggestions grow out of specialized knowledge and skills developed by we and our partners in the Trans Canada Telephone System. And whether our suggestions mean adapting older methods, or adopting new ones, they pay for themselves. Because every Communications Consultant is trained to make a paper-tiger out of any Information Snarl. In Edmonton, dial 425-2110, in Calgary dial 261-3111 and Qut-of-town-dial "0" (zero) and ask for Zenith 33000- Toll free. ALBERTA GOVERNMENT TELEPHONES ;