Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 5, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
January 5, _ THI LPTHMIDOl HHlAlD 17 Third longest in history Parliamentary session set record By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) The parlia- mentary session now recessed is the third longest Lp Canadian history and, depending on the viewpoint, notable either for its legislative record or for tne number of bills left hanging. As the Commons rose in a testy mood Friday for its delayed holiday recess, liberal House Leader Allan J. Mac- Bachen said MPs "can be satis- fied that a substantial amount of government business has been competeld." On the other side of the Com- mons Ms Conservative counter- part, Gerald W. Baldwin, was catting it shocking that 20 of 68 bills forecast in the October, 1970, throne speech were still- born. This session, scheduled to be wound up on or shortly after Feb. 16, now has stretched 242 sitting days and is the first since 1940-42 to straddle three calendar years., The record session was 1966- 67 with '250 days of business. RUNNING BEHIND The government is well be- hind on its timetable and when a new session begins, the throne speech is likely to include many carry-overs from the current sitting. The controversial competition act, now being redrafted, is still to be dealt with. So are the qualfy'Controversial amend- ments to the Canada Labor Code. SHU to be considered too is the new family income security plan, one of whose provisions is a revamped system of "family allowances. Others are mea- sures to outlaw wiretapping and electronic snooping. All of these, along with gome 15 other leas important bills, are left over from the 1970 throne speech. However, it is difficult to make an accurate comparison between enacted and projected legislation because bills are sometimes replaced by others with a different title. Sometimes subject matter is grouped into new legislation and emergency legislation can arise to torpedo all timetables. CRISIS WAS FACTOR The Quebec crisis threw this session off schedule almost at once, after its beginning Oct. 7, 1970. The Commons spent H days debating the invoking of the War Measures Act and ap- proval of the Public Order Act, the temporary and now-expired measure to replace its use. The government did not ex- pect either that 23 days would be spent on a WU to reorganize departments, creating for one thing the new environment de- partment. Then, after the Commons had taken a summer recess from June 30 to Sept. 7, there was 50 days on the bulky income tax bill, capping nearly 10 years of study and public debate. The fovernment finally choked off Commons discussion on the tax bill Just before Christinas by use of a debate- limiting House rule. In any event, those three topics consumed 87 of the 242 sitting days. Since Sept. 7, the only major business aside from income tax was tne bill to establish national SNOOPING IS BIG BUSINESS. Want to hire o private aye? Chances ore you'll be disappointed if you expect to find the stock character of fiction. Private investigation has be- come a big business and the days of the lone gumshoe are gone. Read about the big changes in security snooping, IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE H'RALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE farm products marketing measure that earlier took up two months of contro- versial debate in committee. With the seven-week winter recess dangling over the heads of MPB, the government insisted this bill be passed before the House recessed. It was a suc- cessful move, mainly because of intense backroom negotiations and a watered-down bill. Earlier negotiations on an- other controversial farm mea- sure, the grain stabilization bill, TI bill was dropped after a week o debate. The government had planned to replace the Tempo- rary Wheat Reserves Act with Hr's new legislation but it ran into Prairie dissent Including court proceedings from farmers demanding back payments under the old 'act. The stabilization bill will not be reintroduced without sub- stantial changes. Fsrther back into the session, the Jong-predicted Canada De- velopment Corporation was fi- nally established. Arrest and bail procedures were over- hauled. There were major changes in consumer-protection laws and changes in the labor standards code. PENSIONS IMPROVED Veteran's pensions and allow- ances were brought up to date There was a reorganization of federal courts and the Regional Development Incentives Act was drastically changed. A textile and clothing board was established and a tax re- view board was set up to re- place the income tax appeal board. The Unempoylment In- surance Act and the Post Office Act were amended. There was a little-debated bill that increased MPs' salaries and allowances to from SIB.OOO. The total income of Sen- ators also went up, to from The session also involved two budgets, along with a hectic round of committee activities. Among subjects still being studied by committees are (he Canadian constitution and the possible broadcasting of parlia- mentary proceedings. With fte farm marketing leg- islation still before the Senate, the Commons will return briefly the week of Jan. B, for the bill's royal assent. Then it will be a holiday until Feb. 16 for the formal prorogation of this session. One tiling seems certain about the new session. With an elec- tion in the offing, its productiv- ity rate isn't promising if oppo- sition parties dig in as they have been doing and tradition- ally do in election years. Pentagon papers trial date set LOS ANGELES (Reuter) The two principal figures In the Pentagon Papers case, Daniel Ells berg, 40, and Anthony Russo, 35, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of conspir- acy and illegal handling of the secret United States documents on the Vietnam war. U.S. District Judge Matthew Byrne set jury trial for both men for March 7. Under an indictment against the two men Dec. 30 Ellsberg is charged with steal ing, receiving, concealing aw conveying the documents and Russo with receiving and retain ing them. The two men worked together in 1969 at tire Rand Corp., a research organization based is Santa Barbara, Calif., which does studies for the Pentagon from which the federal indict- ment charges the documents were stolen. Portions of the documents were later published in various U.S. newspapers. CANS THROWN OUT PARIS (AP) Metal gar- bage cans will be eliminated starting in 1973 and will be re- placed by plastic bags, the gov- ernment has announced. JANUARY SALE FASHION YARDAGE BONDED TURBO ACRYLIC Good (election of colon. 60" Washable. rhty lait. ,50 YD. 37% WOOl 63% ACRYIIC SKINNY RIB KNIT SWEATER LOOK Available in plain and 54" wide. laif- PLAIN CREPE FORTREL Straight stitch, llft-oi. 60" wide. Good selection of colon. While they last. 3 ,50 YD. POLYESTER STRETCH for ski panh. woth. 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