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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 13, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada Aid Pays Off ABIDJAN (CP) Canadian initiative and aid are begin- ning to pay off for some of the emerging countries in the southwestern hook of Africa. A interest-free loan was a main ingredient hi construction of a huge 740- inile power transmission line over western regions of the. Ivory Coast. That and nearly 50 other Canadian-inspired projects are helping prepare what was once a cluster of countries with low incomes and eco- nomic stagnation for a giant leap into world markets. The aid projects grew from recommendations three years ago of a Canadian commission toured the French- speaking countries of West Af- rica. The commission was headed by Lionel Ctevrier, and his African investigation followed his assignment as commis- sioner in charge of state visits at Expo 67 in Montreal. It toured seven countries, including Tunisia, Algeria, Niger and Senegal, and pro- posed that Canada supply fin- ancial, technical and person- nel assistance for economic development of the region. In applying the recommen- dations the Canadian govern- ment has since become in- volved in about 50 projects amounting to POVERTY IS OBSTACLE In a land where supermar- kets stand in awesome con- trast to thatched dwellings; poverty is still the most dev- astating obstacle to a people long dominated by outdated policies of imperialism and colonization. Out of touch with modern techniques until recently, Af- ricans now are being taught the ways of technology. Areas once considered mainly agri- cultural are developing a va- riety of economic structures. In Cameroon, at: the other end of the Gulf of Guinea, Ca- nadian support is in three major projects now under high school centre, a geographi- cal exploration program cov- ering 35 per cent of the coun- try, and a aqueduct system near the capital, Dou- ala. In various education pro- jects alone in the developing African countries, the Cana dian government this year will spend close to Much of the Canadian aid is In the form of long-term loans, most of them interest free. There are also putrigh grants totalling millions o dollars. DOOR IS OPEN Canada has been one of thi largest contributors to devel opment of the African states determined to achieve a mea sure of political and economic stability by an open-door invi tation to any nation wishing tt co-operate in a creative anc meaningful society. In Senegal, up the African hook from Ivory Coast, a 350- mile "highway of unity" i under construction at a cost o Its many arterie will go a long way in unifyini the area, a step toward th elusive dream of a unified At rica. Agreement has been reached to have Canada par ticipate in building a nationa library in Ivory Coast at cost of It will be completed in 1971. COMES LONG WAY For the last three years Ca nadian doctors have worke the right to limit quantities. CHICKEN CANADA GRADE UTILITY FRYING Fresh Frozen 3-4-Ib. average LIBBY MUSTARD 16-ox. jar 25c RED OR BLUE BRAND BABY BEEF STEAK 1 SIRLOIN AND RIB Cut the way you like it ,09 Ib. T BONE STEAK SHOULDER ROAST LAMB ROAST KRAFT Salad Dressing 3 varieties 16-oz. bottle WHITE GRANULATED SUGAR 10-lb. bag OR CLUB, Red or Blue Brand Baby Beef Ib. Red or PC. Blue Brand Baby Beef Ib. J BICKS Yum Yum Wafers 32-oz. jar 69c IMPORTED SHOULDER Ib. COTTAGE ROLLS SWIFT'S PREMIUM Fully Cooked, SIDE BACON Swift'j Premium or Lazy Maple .___.. l-lb. Pkg. SMOKED SAUSAGE SWIFT'S PREMIUM Delicious Barbvcued 79c LIVER SAUSAGE SWIFT'S PREMIUM 8-oi. Chubs, X 5 -varieties fo GENERAL MILLS SNACKS 5 VARIETIES 2 79' Coffee Charm 79c CertO Crystals 1.75-oz. 2 for 39t Certo Liquid 39c Cake McGovins large Size 59C BettV Crocker Angel or TOP VAIU ASST. 48-01. TIN TOP VALU 19-02. tint 19-oi. tins NABOB NEW PACK STRAWBERRY JAM Canned Pop_n.12to95p 2.79' 55' 3.33' KING OSCAR SARDINES 2 59' Mir Detergent 86c IGA DAIRY SPECIALS Peaches TOP VALU Fruit Cocktail ZEE ASST. FAMILY Tissue LEMON LIME Jello CHEF BOY AR DEE RAVIOLI 15-or. Cnj 2