Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
24 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Thursday, July 26, 1973 FLQ suspects behind bars A group of men, part of whom are behind 'bars as a result of convictions associated with the 1970 kidnap crisis, pose for the photographer at the Archam- bault institute earlier this week in Ste. Anne des Plcines, Que. They are (first row, left to right) Paul Rose, Edmond Gueaette, Pierre Boucher and Francois Schirm. Bernard Lortie is second row, first left, Francois Simard, third left and Pierre Paul Geoffrey, sixth left. Confidential document ordered altered i Gov't-owned oil company favored OTTAWA (CP) The origi- nal, never-published version of the government's energy report reveals that its authors strongly favored establishment of a gov- ernment-owned, petroleum com- pany. The confidential document, la- belled a working paper, was or- dered altered by the powerful cabinet committee on priorities and planning April 10 to portray "a more neutral stand on major issues where government policy has not yet been decided." Following confirmation of that decision by the full cabinet April 12, the paper was largely rewritten before it was tabled in the Commons June 28 by Energy Minister Donald Macdo- nald. Copies of the document and cabinet minutes recording the decision have since been ob- tained by The Canadian Press. Like the published report, the original text cites a series of benefits to be gained from set- ting up an oil company that would pursue activities ranging from research and exploration to running gasoline stations. But unlike the report tabled in the Commons, it contains no arguments against such a com- pany except a reference to its high cost. Instead, it leaves the clear impression that a national petroleum company would be "a flexible policy vehicle" for increasing domestic contfol of the industry. The original document also offers a more positive and elaborate approach to the con- cept of a national energy com- pany, as distinct from an oil company, than does the pub- lished report. It says such'a firm could take over Crown corporations such as Eldorado Nuclear Ltd., Crown reserves on federal lands and the 45-per-cent federal own- ership of Panarctic Oils Ltd., which is jointly owned with the oil industry. Unlike the published report, it suggests possible new areas of activity for an energy company, incluling a federal role in a trans-Canada electrical grid, deepwater terminals for oil im- ports, purchase of pipeline in- terests and research and devel- opment. Among other elements of the document deleted from the pub- lished report is a much tougher stand in the ability of the oil industry to pay higher royalties and taxes. "Contrary to some the document states, "the oil in- dustry does not have a deli-! eatery tuned and sensitive eco-! nomic character which will call: a fast retreat if threatened by tax increases. "On the contrary, while the chances of large discoveries re- main, 'high rollers' stay in the game." LISTS The document lists six bene- fits of a national petroleum company: knowledge about the domestic and international oil industry, including the do- mestic resource base, explor- ation, transmission, marketing and transfer prices charged by firms for goods and services delivered to related firms abroad. The paper ays "there are many good arguments" that similar information can be Sad by passing laws requiring dis- closure from industry. But "laws impelling the pro-' duction of information can never be as successful as the fully co-operative support of a national entity." stimulus to regional de- velopment in areas deemed un- profitable by private corpo- rations. Those include the West Coast and interior of British Co- lumbia, the Gulf of St. Law- rence and the Maritimes. centre for research and development on unique Cana- dian problems, with associated benefits for Canalian manufac- turers. The report says most re- search now is done near foreign headquarters. role in setting policy for taxing and earning royalties from the industry. The new company could guarantee min- imum bids for drilling rights on Crown lands, for example. effective role on behalf of the government in relations with other countries "where their state companies were dominant or active." The document says that by the 1980s "an important share of the international petroleum trade will take place through New commissioner WELLINGTON, N..Z (AP) Prime Minister Norman Kirk has announced the appointment of Jack Shepherd, a career offi- cer in the ministry of foreign affairs, as New Zealand's new high commissioner in Canada. Shepherd succeeds Dean Eyre, who is retiring at the end of September after five years in the post. Construction begins soon on new Pearson College VICTORIA (CP) Construc- tion will begin in August on tie Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific, one of three Unit- ed World Colleges, it was an- nounced Wednesday. Former Senator John Nichol, chairman of the board of gov- ernors, made the announce- ment at news conference at which the building design and site were unveiled for the col- lege to be located on a 75-acre site at Pedder Bay, 18 miles west of here. The college, which will cost about million, will open in September, 1974 and will ac- commodate 100 students the first year, 200 by 1975 and a maximum, of 300 when fully completed. The school is open to stu- dents, both men and women, 'or two years of education fol- lowing Grade 11. Mr. Nichol said it is anticipated the early enrolment will be 25 per cent Canadian and the remainder from 30 or 40 other countriss. The United World Colleges vjere set up to promote in- .erna t i o n a 1 understanding through education, and to pro- vide a pattern of education OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG PERSON Mmimom age 25 DRIVER SALES REQUIREMENTS: 3rd class operators license, clean and neat appearance. penonal inleririew phone: 327-5721 Canadian Propane Gas Oil Ltd. tailored to the needs of the times. The first college was estab- lished in Wales in 1972 and a second opened in Singapore in 1S72. Mr. Nichol said the plan is to have similar colleges in every major region of the world. Mr. Nichol said an interna- tional scholarship System is being developed to ensure that students who qualify for the college do so on the basis of academic ability and not their financial background. He announced that the Erst scholarship has been given by Maryon Pearson, wife of for- mer prime minister Lester B. Pearson, after whom the school is named. It is a a year scholarship for a man or wo- man from the Ottawa Bull area. LABORATORY TECHNICIAN The job requires a diploma in Petroleum Technology (natural gas Prefer knowledge of gas analysis and previous gas plant experience. Salaried position. Apply to: Canada Manpower Centre 419 7th Sf S., Lethbridge Phone 327-8535 No Canadian pavilion at Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Expo '74 officials confirmed Wednesday that Canada has cancelled its plans for a pavil- on and said Iran, too, may not exhibit at the internation- al exposition. Both countries had been among the first nations to pub- licly announce plans to parti- cipate in the environmental ex- position, set for a six-month run next summer. During an interview in Otta- wa, a Canadian official said his nation had scrapped plans for a pavilion on Bavermale Is- land in tha Spokane River. Llewellyn Stephens, director general of public affairs in the external affairs department, said Canada is withdrawing for financial reasons. Mel Alter, Expo general man- ager, said space rental and ser- vice charge for the square-foot Canadian exhibit would have been TTie total Canadian commitment would have been uillion, be said. government-to-government ar- rangements." "Canada may require a na- tional vehicle for this purpose in order to assure delivery of overseas oil supplies." headquarters ac- tivities in Canada, with associ- ated services, supplying more job opportunities. In different language, the June 28 published report sug- gests the same advantages, adding, among others, "the so- cial benefit to Canadians of the pride, satisfaction and con- fidence of owning a portion of the pstroleum industry oper- ating in Canada." Newsprint rationed VANCOUVER (CP) Bri- tish Columbia's largest news- print supplier announced Wed- nesday it is rationing its cus- tomers both in Canada and the United States. MacMillan Bloedel, hit by a strike at its Port Alberni mill, said in a statement it has lost 40 per cent of its production capacity. The company said while the strike lasts, newsprint will be apportioned fairly among its customers. The rationing is expected to hit hardest at small publish- ers on both sides of the border who rely exclusively on Mac- Millan Bloedel for their news- print. Elks lodge names leader PENTICTON. B.C. (CP) A Quebec man is the new grand- exalted ruler of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Paul A. Lafontaine of Thet- ford Mines, Que., was elected at yesterday's session of the 61st annual Grand Lodge con- vention here. Mr. Lafontaine succeed e d Charles A. Quail of Round Hills, Alta., as national lead- er. U.S. bid fails SAN JOSE The United States government lost cut Tuesday in its final bid to have American financier Robert Vesco extradited from Costa Rica, which he fled while un- der a United States federal in- dictment. A court here upheled a ruling by a judge last month that Vesco cannot be extradited because an extradition treaty between the U.S. an Costa Pica does not apply in his case. Boy without a name EDMONTON Car-Truck a little Metis boy abandoned in a downtown hotel March 3, has no legal name and no citizenship but the child wel- fare department has means of helping him past those prob- lems. He was made a temporary ward of the provincial govern- ment June 1 with the stipula- tion 'that the department would continue to try to locate his par- ents. He could remain a ward for up to a year, but child wel- fare director Dein Melsness said the province probably will apply in dis'rict court this fall for permanent wardship. "We'll probably wait until we have permanent wardship to register said Mr. MC.'ST ness. "That be sure of his status and sure that we can't locate his mother." When taken to the welfare de- partment, the only clues the child could have 'employees were the words "Car-Truck." He has been living with foster par- ents who call him Michael. If his parents can't be locat- ed, Michael will be named a permanent ward and become eligible for adoption. At that time, the province will apply for delayed registration of Michael's birth, to give him an "on-or-about" birth date. As his legal guardian, the di- rector of child welfare will give him a name. Mr. Metoness said he doesn't know what die name will be. 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