Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
4 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAID Thundcy, Jonuory 11, 1973 Haitians bolster French Dangerous weakening Quite apart ircrn any i-.ferences tha: nay "be drawn from inferences in the respective power bases of the two major parties, it be recog- nized that the existence or a minority sovernrnent is bour.d to affect the fu- ture course of federal-provincial rela- tions. Almost by deiiniuon, minority gov- ernments must be conciliatory: they need the cooperation of criers vnth political muscle in order to retain power. In Canada, the most power- ful political muscles are flexed by the opDosin2 political parties, and tre provincial governments. It is clear from the throne speech that is resigned to one ci the pai'ties. n it is to stav To the discerning, there are amrie sicis of a interest IT. much closer ir.e provir.u'.al 1.113 is r.ot a compleie ceranure means. e is con- siderably more than a mere caich- worJ in me scvemmer.t's political lexicon. Bu: there is a limit to he'.v much err.Dhasis can be shifted to the first ci those f.v.? words. A federal government with a weak grip on the reins of power is a much fess I'orniidable opponent across tiie fcarsainiru tabie than one with a secure majority. Whoever represents ihe provinces will not be unaware of this. This is not to suggest that provincial politicians are any less concerned with Canadian unity than their fed- eral colleagues, it is silly to pretend, though, that they have the same prio- rities, or mat they will readily sub- merge these an argument with Ot- tawa. Clearly, then m any federal pro- vincial conflicts that arise while a minority is handling the federal sice, provincial negotiators will be in a oosition to exact a price for anythir.: they may agree to. IV 3 price could" well mean a further re- c: federal prerogatives, alreai." carzerousiy diminished. le'. el cf government wields power in a particular area, there are times when this question can be of the sravest importance, even to in- volvi; Canada's a! as a na- tion. Know how necessary Being a general Mr. Fis-tt tc-iay can save the homeovnier hur-creds of dollars. pliance and rtimiture repair; ati'.r- maintenance. arc hcme to say nothing of piiimrirg areas that a general can often do the wori himself cutting home maintenance COSTS drastically. For this reason it seems o.t-y prac- tical that students avad themse.'.'es ot the fine vocational training offeree a: the Lethbrldge institute where the machine and wel.iing shops are the largest training centre in the province. The atito- motive and body shop offers another storehoitie c: practical kno.vlaige geared to provide the student the necessary know how and equip him with what could become either a trade or a most satisfying hobby with loads of psychslogicai ber.et.ts. A chantte in. the cumcu- lum now allo-.vs a student to enrol LI macmr.e shop courses for five credits rather than the previously required 15. allowing the acaaerr_c student an crrj'rtu.i.iv to en.'cy a machine shop trammi durj-.r the par, :V.v ears. Tne old distinction between vocation- al and academic courses was rob- learr. useful sl-ulls. but the recent de- cision of the curriculum 'ward will now allow the student to choose a machine, automotive or auto body shop course as an elective. The move To hold a string cf degrees and st.ll b? unsbie to fix a water faucet or change a tire is to be inadequately ectiipoed for this practical world v.'here to repair a leasing tap could save half a cav's salarv. .4 good curriculum By Feier Hum, Catholic Central High Sclscol Erdcie in E series c-r. the thenr.e. "I: I bad ccly one. ;cfcooi to Tre viciss.- tudes of this earthly exisience deiayeu delivery of this piece. Here it is. and I hope it falls upon goed soil instesd of tie usual barren ground. The ideal curriculum for a lion-Ievel class would be a liberal arts one; that is. it would draw on the heri- tage of the seven literal ans conceived dynamically in the contemporary niilieu. This involve an overall acniini5t-a- tive and approach ible bui ciscipiined. imagirative but cnti- cal. Tte period system ar.d tniss classes would ret exist, for ttese are :r-rical to the spirit of liberal arts. ture tr.c ;h trine, would be at the reE.-t cf t.te curr- integrEle ratner than tragmem the cur- cent'uctes cf '-tsi.t.n End wou.d be z recjty rather than a hal'-fcrgoiiea dream. Science, in a truly liberal currculum. would know its. boundaries and be eccplor- atory and broadly-based. Emphasis be on understanding of the physical uni- verse rather than on exploitation and measurement. An historical approacn would help to ensure perspective, ard ec- ological considerations would be used to aid in restoration of a truly humane and ".-isdom-oriented science. The great para- dox of the past few centuries has been that the older liberal approEch of "i-crow- ledge its pr-t." r.egEteii by ite Bacor.- ian arji liitr-r irii...-itrir.i' r. turns out to be far '.'c- .--.c! run. Science civoriwl r.i c- carr.e c-nsiave'i 10 t v 3 r.i.-r-, .-'.T A sonse -i w.-.r.d.T. art.: J, but rtt.-r I .il-; '.e res'rretl ir1'-' least siippiiM in modern t.ikc on much more dynnmic and rr.car.ir.ti for if related (ioiris cena are cct bcur.J by The fine arts, such as music, pEintir; and would be provided for all sr_- derts and related to the teaching ot' liter- ature much more closely ai present, thouzh maintained as richly rewarding dis- cipunes in their right. Ag aai, an imag- inative historical perspecrive enable students to glimpse the vital role of the arts in man's whole experience. sight, touch and intellectual cc'iid be blended in mormngs of drama or musical per-'ormar-ce. Every- smdert have some prac- tice in w-ork such as famir.i. car- engineering wcrksbm This K-puid ensure a sense of the concrete and imd of e incicslirs a C'ire. Eui z cepet oi vhcn teachers work as a team arj Fc-r such a jcrool tearrers would have to re versatcie but Icizhiy in one to agree or. basic philosophy cf ecucat-on, tr.Dugn prepared 10 debate or. issues of dis- They w-ixijd he b o t IT oner.red bu: aware of the cOTterr.porary rrends: concerned winh irurh ES th.eh- raison d'etre. What athieucs nc. Br.efy. tr.e emphasis he on i'un. chailer.ze and variety. We hear a good ceal abcut the reed to avoid neglect of tiie academical- ly v.eak and the associated distate for in- tellectual excellence But ir. the stars are gr.en all the attention, is need- eri is attention to team ard r.ass-spectatorship in sport and tr.'.re .-frn'.'on to participation by all. st.'erjth and iretxi'm sl-.ojid All cf I'-.il be rer.-i.-ticd by p.s ..y ImJC-r.e schools with- 01.t j-.Ctific It should. not- ed. ho'AX'-.er. this curriculum indicated hr-rc' is i.i tune with ihe eir.c'i-j- ini; .noc-d.s of Ihe timp.s. It is a mixieJ is a cenuiriC alternative to the factory school, nr.d n.Tt-.iral lo th? nc'.ir- 'i-r> if r. .-oiiry-ii-ri: It an.l interest- erl parents lo make it possiblo By I'cier Desbaratas, Toronlo Star Ollawa commentator National immigration poh'cies are creating a growing sense of ur.easiness in Quebec. The foc'os of discontent at the moment is the sudden inter- ruption Li the flow of French- speaking Immigrants to Quebec from the Caribbean island of Haiti Starting from an insignificant movement of a few hunc-red im- migrants a year m the rrJci-six- ties. immigrauon from Haiti to Quebec had reached weekly 10- tals of more than arrivals when the fexieral government decided on ember 3 to pre- vent visitors from EpplyLig for imnvsrar-t status after their ar- rival m Car-Ella. The cieasira stemmed, at least in part, from concern in Erglisb-spea-rl-g Canada aboui the number cf wouid-be irnmi- grdnts from the West Indies were cvmmg to Canada un- der the old "visitor" provision. Mail to cabinet ministers during the recent election campaign shelved that this concern was pEniculctrly mnrl-.e-C! li the To- rpnto-Kamiltcn Erca. Tne change of -emulations in November received virtualiv unanlmoue approval m Engiish- speEcklng CinadE. apart from ihe s-r.El! bsnd of demonstra- tors who gathered outside par- iiacccen! last week to protest the new "racist" polcy. But in Quebec, the chctnge has created an l-terse ETC im- portant debate about the future of French-speEiking immigration from the Vv'ejt Lt'cUes. fact that tr.e cebEte has re-ceived extensive cov- ersge In Quebec for Et lesst the PES- three -.veeks. while most rrEir ur-wr-re trEt it has even ore .n is stcil Wt'l Sr -I 'I ter has al- reac-y felt encugct presses Et to drive nit! tc the tE'.vE. E-se- -jvcl-as troduces changes in the Immi- gration Act announced in the throne speech last week The attitude of the average Quebecer toward immigration from Haiti, of course, is far from simple. In the past dec- ade, the Quebec government lias had to undertake extensive public education campaigns to overcome QueDecers' t r a d i- (ional suspicion of all immi- grants, including those from France and former French colo- nial possessions. The issue of color is ati added and relatively novel com- plication in French-speaking Quebec. In Montreal, histori- cally, blacks have almost al- ways been English-speaking and extremely remote from the concerns of French-speaking Montrealers. It was only in the early six- ties that black doctors, teach- ers, nurses and hospital niciacs from Haiti began to ap- pear in Quebec institutions in noticeable numbers: And only in recent years that poor and uneducated people innrci Haiti rave been using ihe "visitor'1 provision of Ctir.adian iinncigra- tion regulations to escape eco- nomic and political conditions in their homeland. Slice 1967. about 4.000 Hai- tians have entered Canada. .Many have come in as visitors. A brief submitted to the Quebec government last month by Paul DeJean. a Haitian pnest who v.'as expelled from Haiti by the Puvalier regime In and who arrived Ln Montreal In 1971, estimated that several thousand Haitiams had arrived in Canada between June End. November last year. DeJean estimated that there are now mere than H.'XO Haitians living b Mon- treal. I.V. .j_-. reiciteii i? c Haiti and and inadequate facilities at To- ronto Airpc-rt for French jpeai- itig arrivals frotr. Haiti. But the larger issue ij futu-e look fe-r Haitian m Quebec. It is significant that there is at least a lively debate about this in Quebec at the moment, compareci with the quiet accept- ance in other parts of Canada of the new restrictions on immi- gration from the Caribbean. The debate is in the context of 1971 census .figures, released last year, shelving that the pro- portion of Canadians who have French as their mother tongue decreased from 2S.1 per cent in 1961 to 26.9 per cent in 1971. In the same decade, the proportion of Francophones decreased in every province, including Que- bec, with the exception of Brit- ish Columbia where there was a minute increase. With one cf the lowest birth- rates in Canada, without hope of ever attracting significant numbers of immigrants from France. Quebec has recently become aware of Hajti as a po- tential source of large-scale Francophone immigration. The Qufbec government is now un- der some pressure to establish an immigration office m Haiti. only Canadian immigration office Ln the West Irjdies" is lo- cated in Jamaica. Tne Haitian debate in Quebec a'so has taken pbce in the v.tike nf il-e arriiEl of almost rAX1 Asians f-om of them having arrived at the airport in Montreal but few having stayed in Quebec. As some Quebec newspapers have noted, the English-speaking Asians frc-m Vsanda were being airlifted to Canaaa and assisted generously while French-speak- ing Haitians were treated ll-te quasi-crirninals by immi- gration authorities in Toronto before being shipped back lo Haiti to face Questions about their unsuccessful ai- tempts to emigrate. This combination of events his raised at least per- be-c to suptvrl E cdied nit.ct.xl poi- re-! the two ntacn language in tre co'jrtry. End weakening their political Can Canadian rmrrugration policy S? feTlble to ac- cctnmccaie the needs of Que- bec, as in the case of HEiti. when they appear to run counter in requirements in the rest of the countr.-? French for Quebec arrivals? By Paul Wnitelaw. FP Publications correspondent h Qnebec CITY: Whether or Quebec naric-Ttalsts r.cte that or morality, the Quebec r-re- rot Quebecer? go to the polls the calcr; birth rate. Kng- niter -ttxws that Lte English of :-_5 Via- Is it-set eak_tg peocle Quebec almost unani- r. :n tr.viisly for the IJber- the city by tre end o: tr.e cen- als in the last provincial elec- The G: Mr. 'iVr.en M-. cam- r.g.y crisis-ttrore govern- the GeV-Y-'' -e'r---. eler-ca nearly yea-s arc. he also prem- ised that in. deilirg with the iar.-jare cuest.cn he would rrert. wretl-e- trere's sn el-c-r- vo'adie -uesron of ernmett; in ir.n permits rnuitc-nstcmtEl ente-nses rights, af.d it mav "a each, rerert to choose the !an- Presents special problems In rcugher challenge to'iis go. em- which his chU re evln ad- mer.t than last lac-cr educated. Repeal cf the con- crisis or tre FLQ icldr.ap- tentcous rill was recommenced c-J.-.tnint .an-guEge ot business rings, r-- -j-hile later by delegates :i the Quebec Lib- irter-attvta- iL-.Ence. two everts Invclved only limited era! party's annual cor-.er.-_cn premier has beer, erscir- c': larigus'e rzrtis iE_-.ri2ge le-r_slaticn dies _.e arouses tre errcr-crs oi com., tm.ry H.y.vever. the challenge of lEncruaje rirnts of -.-.rat is riromottn; the Trench laniruase referred to nece as "ire Angle- and r v hile enf urin; ntinoctty Enslish P-one !e...a: on '-e eTer.r whose trir.rue is Enr- T cantarjtct ttrctes-s freer, t.te iected to too rreat an extent, j ;'--r-' e-' Er.cilish or harm lite from cuestions of j-jittce atd tre .Vr B-.urassa '-e I'rlton X.r.iD.taie FLQ crts.s' Vtl iie CapCl'S Tne new vear. therefcre. Firre re -v.t-s rlfsfed ir? Ar-1 _ Bo'urassE's turbulent the Drerr.i-c-- rr r: tr.o cues- t. i-.n i i: t. f tlto r: .'.n. IXsr-te t.te frad'e appcnrnnce oi Mr Rourassa's giv.errmcr.t. tro youthful prf- rr..er f.-.ces the challenges of the rxv.v car from a r.ew position rhcn I jjud in trachcr "if OI- 5lrcncih. h.iunc surxivcd a i to M of tho 4uotxK economy in 197J. Montreal's larrf im.tvcr.'int Virtually ,iil nf ire cl'n wi'h the English commonly. b. NU, li "He claims he's building up momenium ior ihe Super Bowl Letters Differs with Rolwvie Commenting on a letter in the January 6th Herald written by Greg Rohovie: Neither the United States or South Vietnam signed the so- called Geneva accords so Mr. Rohovie's statement that the L'.S. is a treat? breaker is false. Mr. Rohovie speais of the IN'orcli 10 the cctves clter gangsters Ltl their and killings. Eohc'vca Eiys. "It is generally agreed that North and South should be or.e nation." agreement" 15 confin- ed to Ccrnrr.urii5t gangsters. Ror.OVle says "the ists have co .mention to taxe o-ie- ar.y other Southeast Asian cminiries." Trey are doing a great deal of eying ia Lacs and Rohcvie says ''the U.S. sur> POC-.S. corrupt regimes." Toe I'.S. does cot support the nxs: of Ell. the Communist dictatorships. Ror.ovie says "Communist supporters are orJy cmipassion- ate realists." No doubt the same as Czechoslovakia. Hun- gary. Poland, ihe Baltic states aru other countries overrun by the Communists are a good ei- ample of the effects of ''com- pcssic-ste Kcrovte says "the L'.S. bomb- ed a hosrit.i: for can- cm research." The Bach Mai WES B srtEll hosnral fo: ruber- culr'sis patients and was not noted in any way for anyting. Ii was located M yards from a large oil storage depot which v.-as bo-bed. I: and the Communists agree to leave their neighbors in peace then peace will rotne to the North Vietnamese and EO amount o: whirdn- by the North bombuig will gain s> Hpaiy from those opposed to canttsterlsm. RAY KZITGES L nsportsmmilike behavior A5 a ir-ember of the public, beirg co.icer7.ed "h-e youth of this co-.r.nziip.-. I K my cr. behil: c: I'-.-e peopl-e who eoc-i ciein ?port. to wT-te ar.d exprts? disgUit :he bsd ship cT.d cirT'." Ucucs used by of the :ec.zi3 been nsmed by Tre Herald as :n i'-e ''BM boys ship heid 2: ing UK voeekeDd. This sbould co: alien- ed to be played. Th-e payers used Erich tac'Jcs celiberz'.e- h- body z. i rrtr "ii g punches, usl-.e irie when goLig up for B reix-iirc. Ing themselves or. ih-e in frost of sn opc-3sir.2 player ;o trip I :eel 'Jia: ihe are e2.-r.es be to go: a n. 5 cTj.' eye or be suspended if they CSTXK co-> trc.l a came ar.y better than ihey do. This teazn carried en n Sine way in their last gaises, so are ziore :r.azi PAO referees at young niea should be ime an-d an end be pin :o -ihi? k-Lid of thing. I do no: pu: ail blsrae on referees p.ayers. as ihe coach is ;he ma.i who should be sble :o his players, but coach spprores of LTese methods used." These are yvjrg; men wbo are our rjture I-v2Ctr5 of this commim- S-? I to ihe of the squsd. the of 'he schw" boircs ard anyone cor.cerr-ec vrlth iiiis srori. dean house arid pve rhese young men az-d Dubhc a deal. A SPORTSMAN Ediior's note: A check with a lescrae oifirial indicates ihzt behavior wa< displayed by two teams and that ivamijics are being issued. Rights brushed aside I -as cisiurb-x when I rent! Li Tie Le-ihb-c're Kera'd that a committee of the city oxcr- d. Tre Planning Commisslor. granted rertnis- sicn to an LttiustriEl term to erect five IMKoot-higri storEge bins on its prroerty cespue the fact, according to tr-c- city soli- citor. ruch construction is r. ct legal according to the rontr.g bylaw. Tne lane or. which tr.is irxi'usir-' is rc-side-.tia law forbids ar.y further expan- sion of this plant. I was equally c-isturbed when I learned that the Lhree city council members of the com- mission voted in favor of such construction. thev e-vld- eritiy biold such light reg.'.rd f.ir r.rr.r car. Ltey te orcmEry citicen to ny by'.awts with whicb disccree? :'..-.i no evfrVc-r-ce m irttcle that suggested p.ven to s of the hor.eoutners anti sr.ou.ri ttcin of act of ou- ed sor ;rt or t.te effect it en them with the re industry. I believe i.iEl ct citicers prime y cir.- eourcil. I aside it is time that ci Cvr..iin mernbera co'jnctl b-e question- s. LAKIE The Utli ibridg e H cr aid LETHBRIDGE HERALb LTD, "ro. r.-tors and Publisl Publishod by K-r. W A EL'fHANAN C Kt- s: .r1; M. ACiVi, C-i-t- '-3 t: IHE HERALD SERVES THE SOUTH"