Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta
10 THE IETHBR1DGE HERALD Tduriday, 27, 1971 Quebec plans to abolish oath of allegiance to the Queen QUEBEC (CP) Jean-Noel Lavoip, speaker of the national assembly, says any cilizen can chaJlenge llic constitutionality of a government plan abolish the oaUi of allegiance lo the Queen required of all new na- tional assembly members. A Quebec legislature commit- tee has proposed a series of changes in the rules of proce- dure, including elimination of the oath which became an issue when the separatist Parti Que- becois had seven members elected in April, 1970. Speaker Lavoie said Tuesday "we have provided for a for- mula which would permit in practice the substitution of an- other procedure for the current obligation of swearing the oath of allegiance lo the Queen." Any changes in Ihe rules would be made simply by a gov- ernment resolution being ac- cepted in the legislature. Prior to this, Mr. Lavoie ex- plained, leaders of the Liberal, Unite-Quebec, Creditiste and PQ parlies will study the changes, starling next week, and will meet with the study commitlee in February. It was hoped this process would aid in forming a consen- sus before the actual resolution I lo change the rules is inlro- duced. j The oath of allegiance is a provision of the British North America Act. In Montreal the Gazette quolert a legal adviser to Pre- mier Roberl Bouress'a as saying there were "serious obstacles" to abolishing Ihe oaUi, "By the looks of lie said, "the matter may have to go back to London before we can get an amendment." In 1965, Ihe Quebec govern- ment abolished the oath for civil servants, substituting an oath to "legislative authorities." Five PQ members originally refused to lake (lie oath and sat in the national assembly's pub- lic gallery for about 10 days be- fore relenting on the condition a preamble be Included. The preamble described the oath of allegiance as "archaic." Standing in the :08-seat na- tional assembly is: Liberal 72; Unite-Quebec 17; Creditiste 12; Parti Quebecois seven. TRIAL EFENDANTS Three of the seven trial defendants in an alleged bomb-kid- nap conspiracy trial which opened at Harrisburgf this week uppear at a news con- ference and on their way lo court. (Left to right) Sister Elizabeth McAlister, a Roman Catholic nun; Rev. Joseph Wcnderolh; and Rev. Neil Mclaughlin, both Roman Calholic priests. Government appointments announced EDMONTON (CP) The ip- pointment of David J. Mc- Eachran as assistant deputy minister for economic develop- ment, and Werner J. M. Weniel as director of marketing, wu announced today by Fred Pel- cock, minister of industry ind commerce. Mr. Peacock saM the appointments, effective In mid- February, arc part of an over- all plan of re-organization In Alberta's industrial develop- ment program and increased emphasis on economic n- search. LADIES' LOUNGE WEAR LADIES' 2 PCE. OUTFITS GIRLS' COATS A variety of housecoats and dusters. Assorted fabrics and colors. Several itylei to choose, from. Sizes 8 to 16. Wool fabric with a quill lining. Double breasled. Gold plaid, Sizes 8 to 14 LADIES' SWEATERS GIRLS' CORDUROY COATS LADIES' KNITTED SUITS A wide selection of styles In pullovers and cardigans. Wide wale corduroy. Zipper front and full bell. Colors of Green, Geld and Navy. Sires 7 lo 14. Good selection of wool, acetate and forlrel fabrics. 2 and 3 piece itylei. Asserted colors. SPECIAL LADIES' TAILORED SHIRTS CHILDREN'S WINTER COATS LADIES' SKIRTS Good variety of styles. Assorted patterns and colors. Sizes 10 to 18. A large variety of styles. Assorted fabrics including wool, corduroy and nylon. Sizes 4 to 6x. SPECIAL Assorted styles. 100% bonded acrylic. Plaid dosign. Sizes 8 lo 16. SPECIAL LADIES' TAILORED BLOUSES TODDLERS' PANT SUITS LADIES' CASUAL COATS Good assortment of styles and colon. Broken size range. Assorted 2 and 3 pee styles. Sim 2 lo 3x. Assorted styles and colors. A broken size range. LADIES' BLOUSES CHILDREN'S THERMAL JUMPSUITS LADIES' PANT COATS Many styles lo choose from in assorted fabrics and colors. Broken size range. SPECIAL 100% bonded acrylic in sizes 1. 3, and 4. Four styles to choose from. A broken size range. LADIES' HOT PANT SETS LADIES' GLOVES LADIES' COATS Two styles lo choose from. Assorted colon In a broken size range. SPECIAL ill LADIES' AND CHILDREN'S HEADWEAR Large selection, including bereti 4 4 und toques. SPECIAL far I LADIES' HATS Assorted casual and dressy styles to choose from. Casual styles. Assorted fabrics and colors. A broken size range. LADIES' HOT PANTS 100% polyester double knit. Pull on ponts wilh lie belt.