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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - June 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Welfare minister verbally belted OTTAWA (CP! Welfare .Minister John Munro was ver- bally .belted by the Conserva- tives and New Democrats here as the Commons resumed de- bate on a bill to transform the family allowance system. New Democrat House Leader Stanley Knowles (Winnipeg North Centre) urged Mr. Munro to "take this bill to the drawing boards." He said the legislation is a "complicated mess" while the current Family Allowance Act is much easier to administer. Jack Marshall (PC-Humber- St. Georgc's-St. Barbe) said the government is not moving quickly enough to implement the legislation once it has re- ceived parliamentary approval. He questioned the several target dates mentioned by the govern- ment in the last year. Mr. Munro said it is impossi- ble to implement the legislation immediately on royal assent as proposed by Mr. Marshall. The bill, wlilch is being de- bated at report stage, would end the current baby bonus plan and would give more money to replace it with a plan that would give more money to fewer people. BASED ON INCOME The Family Allowance Act provides payments to all fami- lies with children while the new legislation would give money primarily to those families with day. annual incomes below Mr. Knowles suggested the delay necessary to implement the new legislation is an indica- tion of the serious administra- tive problems facing the welfare department By basing payments on in- come, tlie government would have to constantly check to see whether the individual receiving the payment was making more or less than the previous year. Mr. Marshall said that when the legislation was first intro- duced last year, the welfare minister set a target date of May this year for implementa- tion. This year, Mr. Munro had said it would take six or seven months to get the machinery in operation and later departmen- tal officials had reported the new plan would not be in opera- tion until next summer. Mr. Munro replied that dis- cussions with the provinces and establishing the governmental machinery to operate the plan require a delay oE about one year. PROVIDED NO INSURANCE Mr. Marshall said the new legislation does nothing to en- sure that the payments will be used for the benefit of the chil- dren concerned. As the legislation stood, be said, the pajmients would be "an outright, grant to adults" adding the existing legislation makes it clear that family al- lowances be used for the chil- dren. He was supported by other Conservative MPs, but Mr. Munro said such a clause would be impossible to police. He said the money would go into the "general family income pot" and therefore benefit the chil- dren. The amendment was de- feated. Another amendment by Mr. Marshall, calling for certain ret- roactive payments, was ruled ided the maximum benefits to these children. The minister said the change meets (be requests of provincial welfare ministers. The House also approved an- other amendment by the minis- ter that would ensure that any province operating youth allow- ance schemes would be paid the amount the federal government would normally give to 16-18 year-olds in that province. Mr. Munro said this Is directed par- ticularly to Quebec, which now has such a scheme. If the province spends more than the federal government would have paid directly to youths in the privince, the dif- ference must be made up from oilier provincial revenue, if it i 1 Denturists receive green light FIRST ISOLATED Aluminum W8S first isolated by the Danish rJiemist Hans Christian Oersted! in 1825. PRODUCES NUTS The United Slates produces between and tons of unshellcil almonds annually. Jun. 18, TH! IFTHMIDOE HEUAIB _ 39 OLD FESTIVAL All Saints' Day originated as a church festival early in the seventh cenlury. BRITISH STOCK Forty-five per cent of Alber- ta's population have British roots. spends less, a credit would be applied to the province, TB big killer among Eskimos HALIFAX (CP) Canadian Eskimos have the highest rate of tuberculosis in the world higher than even in the develop- ing nations, Dr. Stefan Grzy- bowski of Vancouver said Tues- TORONTO (CP) The On tario government has that dental technicians shoul be allowed to sell dental plate directly to the public, Social De- velopment Secretary R o b c r Welch said here. Mr. Welch told the legislator that under a bill he was intro- ducing a board will be esta lished immediately to set slam ards that all denturists now se ing dental jilatcs will have meet. The government's decision allow dcnturlsts to deal direct with the public runs counter a major recommendation of t Ontario Council of Health's re- i nort on dental technicians, JOHN HUNBO urged that "no dental opposition target auxiliary personnel be permit- ted to work directly with the public except under the direct supervision of a dentist." Mr. Welch said the new bill will not become law until tho legislature reconvenes in the fall. In the meantime, the new board will draw up the regula- tions governing qualifications of the denturists, who now will be known as dental technologists. i Under the existing' Dentistry About 400 cf the Eskimos I Act are allowed to in Frobisher, on the east coast make dentures only under pre- of Baffin Island, are taking part scripUon a qualified dentist, in the program, said Dr. J. D. d deal directly with Galbraith, head of the national health department's tubercu- The rate among, Eskimos in the Yukon and Northwest Terri- tories is 131 for every each year, he old delegates tc the Canadian Tuberculosis anc Respiratory Disease Association meeting. "Thai's 40 limes as common in Eskimos as it is in Canadians he said. "Even in the developing coun- tries, tlie rate is not as high." About 20 per cent of Canada's eskimos have active tub- erculosis compared to about one per cent cf the general popula- tion of British Columbia, which he used as an example. In the average Canadian pop- ulation, the incidence o! TB is highest in men more than and most of these cases are in men more than 60, he said. However, among the Eskimos it is women aged 15 to 24 who have the highest rate, closely followed by women aged 25 to losis control program in Territories. outside the legislature, Mr the Uyeich sajd the government re jected a request by the dentur The Frobisher program Is jsts the legislation include costing about a month, a ciausc whereby all clenturists including costs of the drugs and n 0 w operating aulomatically the Eskimo workers who have wouid be licensed. Our home mow. been hired to help promote the program, he said in an inter- view. These costs compare with Dr. Nyle Diefenbacher of Kitchener, Ont., president the Hoyal College of Dental Sur- condemned the govern- least a month for about menfs decision to bypass den- four months treatment in hospi- tists tals or saniloria "down south" I for those who might get active tuberculosis. The two doctors were part of panel describing treatment of tuberculosis in'Eskimos. Dr. Galbraith stressed that TB among Eskimos has been reduced during tlie last five years, with about 101 new or reactivated cases occurring in 1S71 compared with 212 in 1967. But he said the college will obey the government's orders to cease laying charges against 70 denture clinics now breaking the law by dealing directly with the public.' Mr. Welch said the govern- ment recognized the need to ex- pand the role of dental auxilia- ries and consequently didn't feel it was necessary to have the work of the technologists super- vised by a dentist. Y You've seen our mow V new read pur book. ALSO AVAILABLE AT ALL SAFEYWY OUTLETS. DEMnTKENT STORES ANDBDOKSELtEnSTHUCUSHOUT ALBERTA. We've added a homey touch to the Worth Commission Report. A half hour film about our home, Alberta. And you can watch it at home on June 26th. You've probably read or heard much about the contents of the Worth report. This film is your opportunity to see and hear some of the reasons behind many of the report's proposals. And to hear the cabinet committee on education discuss the report with Dr. Walter Worth. Take 30 minutes to find out more about the future of Alberta's educational system. TONIGHT WATCH CHANNEL 7, LETHBRIDGE 9 TO P.M. "disgracefully high" In- 34. This _ _ cidence has declined some in the last couple of years. How- ever, It persists "despite con- centrated efforts of tho health services personnel." GIVES PILLS TO HELP Dr. Grzybowskl was describ- ing a federally-funded research project he is carrying out in the northern community Frobisher Bay. The study is to discover what effects on the incidence of TB lhat a program of providing drugs on a preven- tive basis might have. This program involves the giving of pills to prevent the outbreak of TB. BRONCO CAMPING t TRAILER NO DOWN PAYMENT out of order grounds. on procedural There as no argument over an amendment, proposed by Mr. Munro, that would provide maximum benefits to children in institutions and under the care of agencies. Prior to the acceptance of the amendments, the legislation would have prov- Son committed for murder CALGARY Fish- er, 16, was commilled for trial in Alberta Supreme Court charged with non-capital murd- er and allempled murder. He was arrested after his father, lawyer Donald Fisher, was shot lo death April 27 and his mother, Evelyn, was stab- bed. The commital was made at a closed preliminary bearing In provincial court. No trial date was set. 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Previous training will be carefully evaluated but in tho final analysis maturity, initiative and a strong interest In working successfully with others will ho Ihe molt impor- tant criteria in selecting candidates. For further Information telephone or wrilei I. K. Wenhler Employment Officer P.O. Bag Service 3514 Calgary 2, Alberta Telephone: 268-3484 or call on any of our branch ZELLER'S OWN Bradford Brand! Total living comfort out of doors... Our own "Bradford" camping trailer. Deluxe, fully panelled interior sleeps six in full comfort! Features include: "Cushion-Flor" vinyl floor covering, self-draining ice box, Gaucho couch on rear bed, table, double storaie compartments and convertible 3fi" X-84" bed. Storago compartment extra. Free Set of 4 camping mattresses (Reg. 65.88) wiih Hie purchase of a Bronco Trailer JVtty CrnriMf Utfeti Also ADDED REDUCTION on 3 only slightly damaged units for The "Bruno" COMPACT KITCHEN UNIT Includes 2-bunier propane stove, bottle, hose, replator, stainless steel sink, tmfltlt unit enclosed in woodman, cabinet... Can be Kti inside or outside trailer. 197 Shopping Centre ctn Mayor Mograth Drive. Open Doily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m f, 6 p.m. Fri. 9 ..m. to 9 p.m. Closed Srt, Dominion Day. M.ptUN.. 328-8171 Satisfaction ;