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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 10, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta _ THE UTfHBRIDGE HERAID Saiurday, July 10, 1971 Pelletier hot over leaks on marijuana proposal OTTAWA (CP State Secre- tary Gerard PeUetier's office refused comment Friday on press reports that a committee on youth will recommend that marijuana consumption be legal at 16. Mr. Pelletier himself was en route to the Maritimes when the reports, attributed to sources close to the committee, ap- peared Friday. It was the latest in a dribble of leaks in the last week that have left Mr. Pelletier and the committee itself seething. Chairman of the three-man committee, expected to present its report to Mr. Pelletier next month, is David Hunter of To- ronto is not taking any calls from his office said. "Mr. Hunter is not going to talk to anybody. Neither is anyone else on the committee." BEGAN WEEK AGO The leaks began a week ago with a report that the commit- tee would recommend an age CLUB CORNER 2nd AVE. and 13th ST. N. ENTERTAINMENT IN THE CLUBROOMS THURS., FRI. AND SAT. "ANYTHING GOES" MEMBERS AND INVITED GUESTS 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 imit of 18 for the legal use of narijuana. The marijuana vould be marketed by govern- ment. Mr. PeUetier's office said ater the final report would dif- er from the draft in which the marijuana recommendation was nade. However, presence of the marijuana proposal has neither >een confirmed nor denied. Mr. Hunter, Vincent Kelly of Toronto and Pierre Bourdon of Montreal were hired under con- ract a year ago by Mr. Felle- :ier's department to produce a report on youth. The youth com- mittee is said to have spent in the process. The government also is await- ing the final report of the Le- Dain commission on non-medi- cal use of drugs. Meanwhile, possession of marijuana is an offence under the Narcotics Control Act. Tories promise new tax package EDMONTON (CP) A Pro- gressive Conservative govern- ment in Alberta would intro- duce an income tax adjustment act to create incentives for growth and to reward initiative and risk taking, says leader Peter Loughecd. If his party formed tlie next government in Alberta it would rebate the provincial portion of capital gains tax paid upon deatli for small- and medium- sized farms family farms and enterprises. "We are committed to the GERARD PELLETIER No Comment Mayor and councillors ordered out of office HOLDEN (CP) The mayor and three councillors of this village of 500 have been order- ed out of office for voting on community business in which they had financial interests. In a decision handed down by District Court Judge Roger Kerans, the mayor, John E. Se- Heartiest Appetites Are Satisfied Here With Our DELICIOUS FOOD SUNDAY BRUNCH Sunday Family Buffet SERVED 11 A.M. TO 2 P.M. Choice of juke-Hot cakes, Ham, Sausages or Bacon and Beverage. Children Qflr 1 35 Under 12 .7UC Served in ihe Dining Room 4 to 8 p.m. FEATURING: Prime Ribs of Alberta Beef, Famous Hoi Dishes, Jellied Salads, Relishes and many other tasty to delight your polate. DURING THE WEEK ENJOY OUR DELICIOUS LUNCHEON BUFFET DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND SERVED DAILY MONDAY THRU FRIDAYI FEATURING: