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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Cabim 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 lion of the legislature, to authorize payments to MLAs ahove their indemnity of which is for expenses. Attorney-General Merv Leitch said the Legislative Assembly Act "seems pretty clear" in allowing an MLA appoinlcd to a committee, cither by the paynn islative 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 exj: 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 nor. mally expected of MLAs for MLAs their regular sessional indent' "This is not open government, jiily. but government by order in-The creation of all govern- MLA committees bypasses the legislature which would authorize committees with members from alt parties, the spokesman RIVERS The longest rivers in England Severn and the are only about 220 and 215 miles long respectively. ACT, part of Trans -Canada Telephone System L SOME COME-ON Buf it's all in the line of Merelena Smj.lh'5 duty. Mereline, 25, is a police conslable in Bris- Auslralia, assigned to traffic duly whose whistles tjmes get a response. ed Rose throws f papers J C7 MONTREAL (CP) Mr. assembly in June, tice Eugene Marquis the jury law. here a defence motion that amendment provided Tor list of jury candidates in jurors but, although (he Jacques Rose trial be became effective in Deccm- because it is its provisions can no! IIP Rose, 21. charged with until new jury lists rapping then labor drawn up later Ihh mamli. Pierre Laporle of Quebec in .selection lias been post- tober, 1S70, threw some until Feb. 21. at the judge, before, the judge gave Iris "We've had enough of defence lawyer Robert moved for a mis! rial, The defence motion had he was unable lo sec tended the jury list client until just before the nates against 80 per cent of of the Court of Queens Quebec session. The list requires that he said, prevented him dates be male Canadian preparing bis defence and paying an annual rent of S500 it; impossible fo proceed, owning property valued Justice Marquis rejected Candidates are a mofion to have Rose from valuation a prisoner of war Mr. Justice Marquis his case recognized as be- to a bill adopted by the the court s jurisdiction. RCMP name plan fight promised EDMONTON (CP) Any j RCMP buildings and patrol attempt, lo emasculate Uio cars will be changed lo read identity of the HCMP will bo Touglit in Western Canada, Marcel Lambert, Conservative MP for Edmonton West said here. Mr. Lambert said reaction "Polics." "I presently have a telegram signed by 100 Edmonlonians protesting any such Mr. Lambert said. He said he will bring up Ihc In the city had been strong lo I case "at the first opportunity" suggestions that signs on all Muskox U.S. gift to a EDMONTON (CP) Dcscen- dents of a pair of muskox rais- ed on the Alberta Game Farm near here will he sent lo Chnia by President Nixon as a gift from the American people. The president is lo leave Thursday for Peking for sum- mit meetings. Al Ocming, owner of the game farm, said in an inter- view the muskox. which will be in Parliament. "The RCMP is known in this counlry and inlcrnational- ly as such and il would be both i impossible and degrading to j think of it as merely the na- tional police force.'1 The proposal, if correct, "indicative of the type or thinking thai prevails in cer- tain circles in Quebec but we in Western Canada will just not put up with Mr. Lam- bert said. He said the RCMP Is Hie municipal police force in many western communities and "has a reputation respectc'd by Hie people and feared by crimi- nals." Horst Schmid, culture, youth and recreation minister, said he has sent a telegram of pro- test to Solicitor-General Jean- sent from (he San Francisco Zoo, arc descendents of a pair raised at (he game farm and Iradcd to the San Francisco Zoo for giraffes aboul five years ago. Mr. Oeming said lie became involved in the choice of a pres- ent from Ihc American people when he received an enquiry from Dr. Theodore Reed, direc- tor of IJic National Zoo in Wash- ington, who was asked by (he president lo suggest a suitable gift of animals lo Ihc Chinese. Mr. Oeming, who has loured 7.oos in China and is familiar with Ihc animals they contain, suggested the muskox'. A spokesman for the game farm said Mr. Oeming was told by the Chinese earlier (he musk- ox were the animals they would most like to get because they did not have them in their zoos. "The National Zoo at Wash- ington was thinking of sending bison, but Mr. Doming lold Mr. Reed (lie Chinese already had European b i s o (he spokes- man said. "This policy, gradually being implemented, is being inter- j preind by the public as a nol- icy which will ultimately down- grade the character and bis- lone significance of the Mr. Schmid said in the telegram. NAME 15 FOR OSLO (AP) Forty-five can- didates have been proposed for the 1972 Nobel Peace Prize. Among the candidates arc Ihc Rrollim Philip and Daniel Ben- gali, Roman Catholic priesls and American aiili-war aclivis- isl.s. (Xhi'rs include a Dr. 1'Jlisc Ollcscu-.lonscn, llfi, Swedish family planning export. Provinces eel; loans OTTAWA (CD -The federal government announced today loans totalling .'M.C-U.MO to seven provinces under I ho fed- eral-provincial employment loans program. The loans, with lotals lo date in brackets, are: Newfoundland Prince Edward Is- land New II r 11 n s wick Ontario Saskatchewan Alberta and Brit- ish Columbia Loans under Hie program are lo help initiate job-creating capital projects across the country. A balance of about Silt million remains lo be approved under the program. ljuoboc and Mani- toba now havo received their completo allocations, THE INFORMATION Or, how the haggard businessman can get rid of a headache. The trouble with a lot of business headaches is that sometimes you just can't see the woods for the trees. You know the feeling. And so do we. We call it the Information Snarl. It can start when sales reports don't make it in from the field. When important parts are back-ordered, or when payroll information doesn't make it in time Communications snarls like these lead to a drop in efficiency, lost time and a decrease in profits. That's where we come in. Because at AGT we've got "the solution" to the Information Snarl. 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