Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 17, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
West to share defence contracts By STEPHEN SCOTT I 'TH be damned if kids, being OTTAWA (CP) Defence brought up in must WHnnday, 17, WJ THT IFTHinmSf HEULC 2T Minister James Richardson sad Tuesday he would have cSiii- culty awarding a major con- tract for defence equipment to work in Toronto or elsewhere." Asked about the Atlantic prov- inces, which did not figure highly in his remarks, he said supplier v'ra did not guiran- t'r.i: area has received in the te- to produce seme a1. the pasi an extensive share oi miii- prcduct in Western Canada tary expenditures because ol The minister made the naval operations there. ment to reporters fJter raying I He tended to ideality ibe West in (he Commons there must be irith maTlers dealing mih. the more government spending in air forces, the West to steerr hen the .Air. Richardson spoke as a area's industrial capability. j ihree-year government freeze Tne MP from Winnipeg South, on mHitsry spending is asked what would tcppen if an to an end. He said the nest de- aircraft ccmrar.y said it cou'd not build part of "a plane ior the fence dspartrnait budget will be higter tian the SI 8 billion cell- armed forces in the West, re- inp in eflect since 1K9. There piied that the company would weald be more ior capi- get ibe tai expenditures. Tie question was pertteent j Five companies, cee British, j because the government must j three American and Csnadair shortly decide on a replacement Ud. of Montreal, have been j for the aguig Argus surveuhnce asked to send proposals ior re- aircraft Tne cor.trsci U ex- placement cf the Argus by neirt pecied to be in the neighbor- 1 mcnth. Mr. Ric-tedsoa said hood of sew million. j these proposals will be reduced j But at the same time he ac- 1 to tiro and then careful scrutiny knoa-ledged that a replacement mil start. for aa armed forcss The minister will be looking being looked at may have little closely for plans of Western op- Carjadian content. CONTINUES ErFORT The minister xvas continuing with a theme that was part of his thinking he was minis- ter of supply and services and ererJoas in all these proposals. He was asked if he would re- ject a bid if there was to guar- antes of Western Csisdisn con-; tsTji. He said it would be very difficult for him to award a con- "in decentralizing j tract of national importance some coverament purchasing I that did not have some major from Centra! Canada But he j industrial benefit across Can- said in the Commons Us env- aca. particularly in the West. has cot yet done Any propcsil leaving out enouen. Canadian participation For instance, he said ifcs gov. j wtuJd have to be for a "bell of emment is subsidizing develop-! a good aircraft." ment of a short takeoff and WESTWARD lajxime aircraft in which Would Douglas aircraft have wil] be no benefits ior the West, j to move some of its Toronto op- About 90 per cent of govern- erstions to the West if it was a ment erants for certain re-; successful bidder? Tne minister search were to On- thought so. tario ard QiH'rec. He said in the Commons the Even ;.KO hopper cars that i West wants to build ind'jstrial were built to move western strength on top of its agricul- grain were buiM mainly in Que-1 rure and industrial base. bee and Ontario, although there Tnat was the reason a west- VE5 some work 2: a Trenton. em federal-provincial summit' KS.. piaoL meeting iras one of UK mcst; Mr. Richardson said the West needs to develop secondary in- dustry and made it clear that ing of Parliament where possible work will coire In reply to cat-calling opposi-} from defence contracts. j tion members be said; "I am WANT OTHER JOBS one of those who hopefully will He said in the House that all i prevent the West from separa- students graduating in the West, ting by getting it a fair deal" do cot wan! io be fanners or i He said proiects with national hard rock miners. Some wanted sigElficance must have national jobs in ictiusTy and was j benefits, not enough industry in the re- "II is only strong regions that gicn. 1 win ensble us to make a strong Outside tih? House he he said. important in the throne speech read at the open- PM's MOTHER DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS .MRS. TBUDEAU MONTREAL !CP' Grsee Trudei'j. M. meC-.jr oi the prime miniver, died Tuesday after lerpfcy FiKeril "The pr.n-.e methcr died a: S p.m. in Me-atreal." A sTwkesmsn for Mr. Trucieau's o'fiee ?aid (here not ILkely N? ano'.her for a fe-v days perfora: life a? a ni.it- ter. Triideau. in poor liealth for several years, ivas reported last ye.ar '.o be from a ta'dp.ey ailment and convul.-vons. She a month in hospital before her death. Her husband. Charles-Emile in In a inio-nirw. Mr. Trudeau rieser-.he.l hi? p.irerls las iwo in- flupr.res in life tii'ich: me laujht me lo l.ke jtudrinp tnd to find ihe snswors .inti in? of a mathematical problem and so fonh. TAVOIIT TOLRRANTK Mrs. Trudeau never shared 1 the political limelight vrilh her j son. She seldom visited him in I Ottawa. She unaKe Io stiend his u-edding in Vsncouver in March. 1971, because oi her poor healJi. Tire former Grace Elliott, she was born in lo a Loyalist: larnily in the Eastern town-; ships of Quebec. Her father owned a salooo and involved in real estate boldinffs around Montreal. In 1915. aiter a 10-year court- ship, she married" Charies- Emile Trudeau later be- came a ireakhy Jfontreal busi-, newsman. Their first child died at birth. I There are trvo sons, the prime minister and Charles, and 3 daughter. Suzette. At the age of 61. she loured Paris on the bad; of he son Pierre's motorcycle but insisted be deposit her E! the comer near her hotel so the doorman would see her. 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