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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Government not ignoring west needs By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Winnipeg south centre MP Edmund Osier says that far from Ignoring the needs of west- ern Canada, Prime Minister Trudeau and hia govern- ment probably understand and are trying to rectify its problems more than any other government has in the past. The Liberal MP says the west's feelings of alienation with Ottawa are based on irrational emotion rather than pure, bard facts. He blames western distrust of Ottawa on a "colos. sal breakdown in communication" between Ottawa and the prairies. The situation hasn't been lielped any by the lack of Liberal MPs from the prairies sitting in the House of Commons. In a freewheeling interview, Mr. Oster said he feels Canada may be on the verge of a new national policy which will help eradicate regional inequalities once and for all. "After all, the national policy of Sir John A. Mao donald's time has just about run its course. Things have changed in the past 100 or so years. It's about time there was something to take its place." Things taking place In fact, says the Winnipeg MP, things have been taking ils place for some time. For instance, he suggests thst the reason Eric Kierans' economic policies were completely unaccept- able to the Trudeau administration was that they would have been detrimental to the west. Mr. Osier says the policies may have been good for Ontario and Quebec and even for the rest of the country in 20 years' time but they had to be rejected because of tlie harm they would have done Lo the development of western Canada economically. "This is the first federal government that has ac- tively gone out and tried to decentralize government operations. Locating such an important crown corner, ation as the Canada Development Corporation in Van- couver is an example of government Blinking and ac- tion on this matter." He says the government's farm policies advocated by wheat board Minister Otto Lang and Agriculture Minister Bud Olson show the Liberal government as being perhaps the first in Ottawa to ever decide to really grapple with the farmers' problems." Some mistakes "We may have made some mistakes, but at >ast WE are moving in the right direction." Taxation reform has even taken in western con- siderations. Some people, for instance, wanted to see all lax advantages for natural resource industries abol. 'ished. They wanted these industries to be treated in just the same way as long established manufacturer companies. But, says Mr. Osier, recognizing the need for de- velopment in the west, the reforms simply cut back a little on the advantages rather than eradicating them. "Many people have criticized Mr. Trudeau and some members of his cabinet for travelling overseas so much. But look at the Pacific rim countries. They now recognize Western Canada as a major trading partner. And the west is delighted with this. It has been a firm result of this government's interests in this says Mr. Osier. He suggests that people now have a fear of seeing Canada develop into a nation of three large residen- tial and industrial complexes consisting of Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver something thought to ha inevitable by the end of this century. Mr. Osier believes this may not happen. He says the future may see new manufacturing plants spring- ing up in the west where the basic resources and pow- er is available in plenty to run them. Growth in interest "I lliink (here has been a growth of perhaps en- lightened self interest on the part of eastern Cana- dian politicians and businessmen who see that it is in the country's interest as a whole to decentralize vari. ous operations." The Winnipeg MP says that a careful study of the facts rather than fancy will show ttiat on a per capita basis at the very least the west has done well out of the current federal liberal administration. This would include the millions on millions of dollars pour- ed into the prairies through the department of regional economic expansion. "It's very wrong to say that Prime Minister Tru- deau and his government favors Quebec in its pol- icies. Mr. Trudeau is a cautious man, but time will show that he understands the west and its needs better than said Mr. Osier. You don't get fat by quitting smoking SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) The United States surgeon general's chief expert in smoking research said here a four year study fails to show a direct connection between gains in weight and an end to smoking. Dr. Daniel Horn said there actually may be a tendency for people who quit smoking to lose weight instead. He added: "In two age groups men who are 45 to 55 years of age and women who arc 35 to 45 years of do find a greater tendency to gain weight when they quit smoking. But only in those age groups. The tendency of persons in those age groups to gain weight applies also to those who didu't smoke, Horn said. Tire conclusions ire preliminary results of study made of smokers, he said. Said Horn: Weight gain depends on what your cnting habits arc. If a cigarette has been used as i> food depressive and it Is given up, then might be tendency temporarily to put MMCAITHWH IUNDAY Of I AIOVI VOL. LXV No. IS T The LethkUge Herald B4T LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, SATURDAY, JANUARY fl, 1171 Met 150ms FOUR SECTIONS 8 PAGES Air strike agreement is reached PRAYING IN THE SNOW With boots and shoes re- moved and kneeling on prayer rugs, 19 Moslems pray outside the Jami Mosque in Toronto as part of a protest against the Moslem Society of Toronto which locked them out of the former Presbyterian church because they had not paid a fee to join the Sociely. leader of the group. University of Toronto Professor Qadeer Baig, said that under Islamic law, a mosque may never be closed to believers, but society president Ayub Ali says until mortgage is paid, the building is not a true mosque. PM Trudeau interview FLQ celebrations had no bang By ALLAN Trudeau said arms students were killed by TORONTO (CP) Plans for celebrations by radical in Quebec to commemorate were discovered by polce and he conceded that "Hie more radical and guardsmen during riots at Kent State University in Ohio first anniversary of the In Quebec planned May, 1970.) 1970 FLQ crisis were activities in Trudeau also alluded to ing" but the celebrations leader Pierre Vallieres' with a whimper ratter than a Prime Minister might have happened didn't Mr. and quoted him as saying that "violence doesn't Trudeau said Friday He said the people in this country." SpeaMng at a rejected further UNNECESSARY tnswer session at the end of one day visit to Toronto, the prime minister, at a meeting sponsored by Ihe Don Valley Liberal attempts they (radicals) made to light the powders of revolt were why he didn't reconvene Parliament to end the strike of ah- traffic controllers which has tied up most of Can- refused to confirm statements attributed to Solicitor-General Jean-Pierre Goyer that Quebec police averted a second FLQ crisis last at a reception held by the Toronto and District Liberal Association, Mr. Trudeau said the country didn't come airports since Monday, Mr. Trudeau said he didn't think it was necessary at this point. He said the civil service was Mr. Goyer was quoted as major crisis since the the right to collective bar- Ing last October's of October 1970 and and strikes in 1967 and could have been worse than government used the right well. Of 206 one a year earlier when British trade official James Cross was kidnapped and Quebec yourself why we've had no Kent States here and agreements negotiated since then, he said, there were, only three strikes involv- minister Pierre Laporte and riots in tire postal workers, dock work- told the cheering and air traffic controllers. To take away the right to strike now, he said, wouki be a "retrograde step." But that wasn't a commit- ment that the strike could go on forever, he said. "If the common good Is badly mauled, the government will in- tervene but that point still has Dot been reached." Speaking of a guaranteed an- nual income, Mr. Trudeau said it would cause the lax rate .to rise very drastically and he didn't think the taxpayers could afford it. He was applauded enthusiasti- cally when he said: "The guar- anteed annual income in our country should come from hard it does." OTTAWA (CP) Govern- ment and union negotiators agreed early this morning on a proposed settlement of the air traffic controllers' strike, but government announcement of the settlement's terms produced angry criticism from the union. Michael Bolger, chief negotia- tor for the government, said the two sides agreed on a 27-month contract providing a 17-per-cent pay raise and reduction of the controllers' work week to 3414 hours from 36. The terms represent substan- tial concessions by the union. But the strike is to continue at least until Tuesday, when the controllers will vote on whether to ratify the settlement. Union spokesman Richard Campbell issued a statement criticizing Mr. Bolger for re- leasing the terms of the pro- posed settlement before control- lers across the country had been informed of it. Mr. Campbell said Mr. Bol- ger's announcement was "irre- sponsible" and could prolong the strike. Mr., Campbell also said the controllers would co-operate in providing any necessary emer- gency service to British Colum- bia, where road and rail trans- port have been crippled by snowstorms. The members of the Ca- nadian Air Traffic Control Asso- ciation went on strike fix days ago, causing shutdown of regu- lar air service across the coun- try. Afr! Campbell, association president, said the proposed set- tlement is mainly the result o! union concessions, but the union bargaining team will unani- mously recommend it to the controllers. He said a factor weighing Labor leaders rap Trudeau on jobs availability statement Winter storms battle in B.C. TORONTO (CP) Prime Minister Trudcau's comments Friday.that there are plenty of jobs available if people are will- ing to take them has drawn the ire of several labor leader.'. Dennis McDermott, Canadian director of the United Auto said: "What he is saying is 'if you slobs want jobs, look for 'em.' He said the statement was "another example of the Prime Minister's elitist attitude and complete lack of concern or un- derstanding of this country's se- vere unemployment problems." The national unemployment Heath smeared at ECM signing BRUSSELS (AP) An uni- dentified young woman scored a direct hit with black ink to the right of British Prime Minister Edward Heath's face today as he arrived at the Egmont Pal- ace to sign the treaty making Britain a member of the Com- mon Market. Officials surrounded him and took him to a cloakroom. His check was covered with ink, but there was no indication that he was hurt. Heath was walking up the first steps into Ihe building. A blonde woman carrying a cam- era threw a plastic bag of what looked like printer's ink. Seen and heard About town pATIENT John Klrvcr kissing nurse Shclli upon leaving hospital Barb Kimoto purchasing a fluorescent green drain board and dish rack M> it would give her the energy to wash the dinner dishes Pat Blind scurrying around try- ing to complete her Chrlit- She shouted something unin- telligible. The ink ran over Heath's face and suit, and he stepped back a few paces. He seemed surprised but calm. Before police hurried the woman away, reporters asked her what her nationality was. She shouted back: "German." Then she said: "You will know everything." Foreign ministry officials said they had her oa their list as a Swedish journalist. They have her name as "Karinc Cooper." She was identified as 31 years old, a psychologist and teacher, a director of the London Covent Garden Centre Ltd. and execu- tive director of the England Sweden Centre. There was no Immediate further identification ot these organizations. A smell band of about 50 op- ponents of the Common Market had been demonstrating in the square in front of Iho palace. Christopher Frere-Smith, chairman of the Keep Britain Out Campaign, was forcibly led away by Belgian police alter refused to leave the square. Demonstrators of S m i t h 's group carried signs tliat read, "Britain Is not joining "The British people say no." -Non. mta. rate in December was 6.2 per cent of the work force- Mr. Trudeau said farmers in the West are not getting help and Ontario has to import mi- grant worker from the west. Donald MacDonald, president of the Canadian Labor Con- gross, called Mr. Trudeau's statement "one of the most ab- surd things I've ever heard." JOBS ARE SEASONAL "What he's talking about are really not jobs in the ordinary sense of the word but migratory and seasonal labor. And work- ing in a mine, I can tell you from experience, is not a job that just anyone can do. "What about the unemployed executive of 56 years of age? Is he supposed to go to work in a mine or pick apples or tobacco? "What about the unemployed female with a family to look after? "And is an unemployed New foundlander supposed to leave his family and take a job in British Columbia at a minimum VANCOUVER (CP) A wall of ice and snow separated Brit- ish Columbia from the rest of Canada today as wide areas of the province battled the after- math of winter storms which knocked out power, communi- cations and transportation. Motorists stranded by snow- slides were rescued by snow- mobilers in some areas and hun- dreds of rail and bus passen- gers were halted at small com- munities by blockage of their routes. Stores and schools were closed in some communities where residents went without heat, light or telephone ufcile embattled work crews strug- gled to restore telephone and power lines knocked down by accumulations of ice. Rail and highway traffic through the Rocky Mountains was halted, effectively sealing off the province already cut off by air because of a nationwide Btrike by air traffic controllers. Major road and rail route] blocked either by snowsh'des or massive traffic jams included the Rogers Pass and Crbwnest Pass highways through tha Rockies, and the Eraser Can- yon and Hope-Princeton high- ways linking Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with the interior. Both Candian Pacific and Canadian National Railways cancelled all eastbound depar- tures from Vancouver and turn- ed back westbound trains at Ed- monton and Calgary. 'Hat man killed in car mishap BROOKS, Alta. (OP) Ken- neth Hiippic, 25, of Medicine Hat was identified by RCMP Friday as the victim of a sin- gle-car accident Thursday on Highway 36, about 90 milei east of Calgary. Police said the car he was driving went out of control on the snow-patched highway and struck the tdge of a bridge. A passenger, Alfred Helrhol- ler of Rinler, wM in oondWon ta Two westbound CNR passen- ger trains were stopped a t Kamloops in the B.C. Interior and their 700 passengers billet- ed in hotels and private homes in the area. A westbound CPR passenger train was stranded for a itme in the Canyon but, m'th a snowplow leading, had reach- ed the tiny canyon community of Yale by Friday nighj. heavily on the wig knowledge that the government could at any time seek legisla- tion taking the right to strike, away from the controllers. The strike, which has pre- vented virtually all commercial aircraft from using Canadian airports, is costing commercial carriers between ?2 million and million a day. Strike hits CBC By THE CANADIAN PRESS Technicians walked off the job at all but one of the CBC sta- tions across Canada in a con- tract dispute today, but the pub- licly-owned corporation main- tained daytime radio and televi- sion programming with use ot management personnel. While CBC officials were con- fident they could continue regu- lar production of most radio and TV programs, the walkouts threatened cancellation of a telecast of tonight's National Hockey League coun- try-wide Saturday night feature for years. Walkouts hit CBC radio and television stations from St John's, Nfld., to Vancouver. The union, the National Association, of .Broadcast Employees and Terimicians, iermu: the italk- outs study sessions and said they would last anywhere from five to 24 hours.. They started in most areas about 9 a.m. local time. If the walkouts continued to- night they would force the CBC to scrap telecasting of the NHL game in Montreal between Canadiens and Boston BruitB. An alternative TV York Hangers at Vancouver- alto wlould be knocked out. Cec Smith, assistant director of public relations for the CBC in ftironlo, said officials would not know until about 6 p.m. EST tonight whether it would have to cancel the NHL tele- cast. "If we can't get either pf the games, it could be the first time in history that Canadians will be unable to watch a television game on Saturday Mr. Smith said. "We'll have to show a movie." Bottfo to conditions ;