Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta
NDP questions gov't sincerity of IWY aims OTTAWA Commons paid tribute this week to International Women's Year amid accusations that the gov- ernment is more interested in rhetoric than reforming laws af- fecting womens' rights. Ed Broadbent, New Democrat parliamentary leader, was jeered by Liberal MPs when he questioned the government's sincerity in endorsing the aims of women's year organizers. The United Nations has designated 1975 International Women's Year. Programs to promote the status of women are planned around the world. Mr. Broadbent said too much time has been spent on speeches, conferences, investigative commissions, and slick advertising campaigns in support of women's rights. Needed now were legislative changes backing the principles that politicians have endorsed. All party leaders, including Prime Minister Trudeau, en- dorsed women's year objectives as the Commons reopened after a one-month Christmas recess. Mr. Trudeau, asking all Canadians to work for true equality between men and women, said the government will contribute substantially to women's year. One bill is already before Parliament to remove sex in- equalities in eight federal statutes and another will be in- troduced to establish a federal commission on human rights, he said. But the most fundamental changes must come in in- dividual attitudes, he added. "Real freedom of opportunity for women will come only when society recognizes that women have the same right to pursue whatever goals they may individually choose." Opposition Leader Robert Stanfield said substantial progress has been made but women still must be "abler, smarter and more industrious" than men to succeed in many jobs. He was applauded good naturedly by Liberal members when he said the nine women in the 264-seat Commons had to be "a good deal abler than I to get here." Social Credit Leader Real Caouette said Parliament is better for having women MPs but more should be elected. "Representation by women raises the standard of parlia- mentary democracy in Canada." Women must play a full role and be treated as equals at all levels of society, he said. Mr. Broadbent urged women to "keep the heat on" politi- cians. No group had ever won liberation by relying on the ef- forts of others. He called for legislation to end sex discrimination in the job market, establish 24-Hour child-care centres, enforce equal pay for equal work, guarantee collective bargaining for domestic and part-time workers, ensure equal educational opportunities for male and female students, eliminate sex stereotyping in text books, outlaw sex exploitation in advertising, give men and women equal pension rights, remove abortion from the criminal code, and establish sex education and birth control centres. IMhe government is serious, it should start by introducing legislation in these 10 areas, he said. Friday, January 24, 1975 THF: I.ETHBR1DGE HERALD 23 Ann Landers JOHN O'NEILL SHOWS ELLY HOPMAN CANVASSERS' KIT Quality of life stressed to prevent heart disease Dear Ann Landers: I don't expect you to print my letter, but just writing it will be marvelous therapy for me. It's to my and to all the people like her who con- fuse "friendship" with just plain cloddishness, or to put it bluntly, unbelievable guts. Dear. You Know Who You Are: When I answered the door wearing, rubber gloves with a toilet brush in my hand, you asked if I was busy. I said yes, but you walked in anyway and chirped, "Put some coffee on, will you? My maid is cleaning from top to bottom today and I can't stand the way she does things. She -makes me nervous." Then as you drank my coffee (which you pronounced "too you informed me that my walls should be painted a darker color because "the dirt shows." You also told me I should have bought, "better" carpeting because the cheap stuff looks O.K. in the store, but after a few months it "mats." Then you told me I look so much better with makeup I should NEVER be without it. (To clean Stay in your own house, "friend." I'd tell you to your face, but I haven't got the guts. Besides, our husbands are golf buddies and I don't want to make waves. So please go somewhere else if your maid makes you ner- vous. You make ME sick. -Had It Dear Had: Here's your letter, and you'd better expect love 2 not expecting him to go out with you in rollers. US Pnt.OII-Allr.9Mn "waves" because the details are unmistakable. "Friend" will certainly know you mean her. I cheerfully accept the blame or the thanks for whatever happens after this letter appears in print and I hope you are prepared for the consequences. Dear Ann Landers: Ten months ago, my husband told me he was leaving me and our three children for another woman. I said, Al right, Jim, if that's what you want, go ahead." Four days later he came back home, said he loved only me, and begged to be forgiven. I agreed, provided he behaved himself. He swore he would. The following week, the lit- tle tramp (twice divorced by husbands who caught her in adultery) tried to kill herself. Jim became panicky and mov- ed back with her. Our children have started to suck their thumbs and wet their beds. They have night- mares regularly. I am a ner- vous wreck. Jim says he wants to come home but if he leaves the tramp again she will kill herself and il will be on his conscience forever. Please help rne. N.Y.- Dear Nyack: What con- science? Tell "Bullfeathers" he owes you and his children more than he owes Ihe Iramp. If he refuses lo come home where he belongs, see a lawyer and make it legal. Dear Ann Landers: That "New-Look Bride" who plans to Xerox her thank you notes and distribute them at her wedding (rolled up and tied with a yellow ribbon) was enough to make me write my first letter to a newspaper. Too bad the .unsuspecting guests don't have access to a crystal ball. They could then present the clod with a rolled up message tied with a red ribbon saying, "Since you will be loo busy lo write me a thank you note I will be too busy to shop for you. So lei's just shake hands and say, 'congratulations.'" Sign me Glad I'm Not Invited Dear Glad: You and at least 500 others. Confidentiil'lo Miss Know- Nothing: I don't believe his put-downs are legit. Even a clock that isn't working is right twice a day. Exercise reduces tension, and tension is a major cause of heart disease, the executive director of the Alberta Heart foundation said this week. John O'Neill told The Herald quality of life is impor- tant in heart disease preven- tion. 'People -should regulate their diet, and get involved in exercise, he said. He was in Lethbridge helping organize the local Heart Fund canvass. Some people are hereditari- ly prone to heart disease, but they can reduce their risk. He said he jogs, skis, and eats carefully without being fastidious. He tries to spend at least one day a week outdoors. The heart foundation is opening its annual fund drive and hopes to raise in Alberta. Last year it raised to fund 29 medical scientist, but this year has applications from 42. AHF research is carried on mainly at the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary, though deserving projects in other provinces may be funded. Each applica- tion is reviewed by a national medical board, and then each province reviews its own applications before recommendations are made to the board of directors. The foundation also works to educate doctors and nurses across the province, bringing to smaller centres the infor- mation accumulated in laboratories in Calgary and Edmonton. Women MPs protesting Lalonde's 4lib' button OTTAWA Two female Liberal MPs are angrily campaigning against the button which Health'Minister Marc Lalonde is peddling to help liberate Canadian women. Simma Holt (Vancouver-Kingsway) and lona Campagnolo (Skeena) won't wear theirs and they're not afraid to say "Why Not." "It's bloody snapped Mrs. Holt. She charged that Lalonde has been misled into endorsing the button by his "office full of (surrogate wives." "I consider it to be sexist in declared Mrs. Campagnolo a little more delicately. The two B.C. MP's said this week that none of the Liberal women in the House of Commons are wearing the button bearing the slogan "Why and they appear to be in- timidating their male colleagues to ditch theirs as well. Even Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, who made a statement in the Commons Wednes-. day supporting International Women's Year, was not wearing the button given to him by his own health minister. Detractors of the button claim that the "Why Not" could be taken as an invitation to something other than equality of status. Mrs. Campagnolo said the button could be taken as having connotation. She fired off a note to Trudeau during Wednesday's sitting to protest against the campaign button, and got in return one of the famous prime ministerial shrugs. Both she and Mrs. Holt felt Trudeau was expressing sympathy for their anti-campaign but telling them it was too late to pull back the button. Meanwhile, unaware that his campaign was going sour in the capital, Lalonde was distributing buttons as fast as he could in the Northwest Territories. Mrs. Holt said that none of the women in the Liberal caucus are wearing the button and that she sent hers back to Lalonde's of- fice. Male MPs are gelling rid of Iheirs as well, she reported. The Vancouver MP suggested that the health minister may have been misled into endorsing the button because of the number of women in his office. He has two female assistants and his parliamentary secretary is Coline Campbell (South Western "He's got an office full of surrogate wives, and I guess he thinks that's being Mrs. Holt snapped. "It's sexist, look at she added! But Mrs. Campagnolo blamed an all-male public relations firm in Toronto. Clearly, there should have been some female par- ticipation in selecting the slogan, she argued. The Skeena MP said that she regards the button as a "silly, minor issue" compared to the real need to give equal opportunily to women in Canada and have them recognized as people. Lalonde's executive assistant, Ann Jamieson, said the furore doesn't bother her. She doesn't regard the button as either degrading or sexist, she stated, and reported thai bolh she and her minister are wearing the slogan. Lalonde presented buttons to all the provincial health ministers at this monlh's federal-provincial conference, and he's passing them oul on his current tour through the northern territories. "I've even heard the button described as she stated, "and if there is anything I less phallic than the female sex symbol I'd like to know what it is." As for the two B.C. MP's, "no one is forcing anyone to wear Ihem." Miss Jamieson stated thai the button was designed for the Status of Women Secretariat, before Lalonde became the minister responsible, by Ronalds-Reynolds and Co. of Toronto. The toUl cost of Ihe Inter- national Women's Year campaign, including advertising and buttons, is about She reported thai envelopes have been relurned to Ottawa in response to the advertising campaign so far seeking furlhe- information. 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