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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, March 2, 1974-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD- Jumper rescued Pat Brown, a crew member of the tug Sovereign, helps a 23-year-old man to safety after the man leaped 200 feet from the Lions Gate Bridge at Vancouver. The man was in satisfactory condition in hospital. He became the fifth person known to have survived a jump from the bridge. One query cost House questions parade OTTAWA (CP) Some are old. some are new, some are borrowed from, the last session, but all arefintended to make the government blue. Written questions, time con- sumers which often irk the government, already are piling up in the first week of the new session. A total of 301 written ques- tions were put on the Commons order paper during the first two days of the session which opened Wednesday. More than written questions were asked during the 206 sitting days of the last session. A government spokesman has estimated it cost about million to answer more than 80 per cent of them. John Reid, parliamentary secretary to government House Leader Allan MacEachen, said recently that one question cost to answer and "there were a number of sequences of questions that cost more than that." If the frantic rate of filing written questions this week continues unabatated. about questions would be asked in a 200-sitting session. However, the major early questioners say most of their questions are repeats of queries that went unanswered WANTEP SCRAP IRON Now Paying More For All Types Of Scrap Metal Farm Industrial Anything of Ironl COPPER BRASS RADIATORS BATTERIES CAST IRON Truck Magnet Service National Salvage Company LIMITED NEW LOCATION 206 33rd Stnwt North Phone 328-1721 "Scrap is Our Business" in the last session, and the rate of question- ing may slacken some- what when the first blush of the new session wears off. But the eagerness with which it began indicates the government faces a lot of digging for answers. Leading the question parade in terms of number asked so far are Mike Forrestall Dartmouth-Halifax East) with 74. Tom Cossitt with 66 and Lome Nystrom (NDP Yorkton Melville) with 59. All three had questions unanswered at the end of the last session and said Friday most of their queries this week are restatements of previous questions. Mr. Cossitt, who estimates he asked "at least 200 or 300" written questions in the last session, said he has another nine questions ready to ask. "Anytime I find something worth asking about, I'll do it." he said. New attache OTTAWA (CP) Foreign service officer Claude Sirois. 29. has been named attache to Gov.-Gen. Jules Leger, it was announced today. Mr. Sirois, who has served in Warsaw and Ottawa, succeeds Rodney E. Moore, appointed assistant press secretary to the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Urban transit planners keeping feet on ground OTTAWA (CP) Federal urban transit planners are lacing dreams with a dash of realism as they whip up plans for the government's proposed National Urban Transportation Development Corp. While such glamorous rapid transit systems as Ontario's magnetic levitation trains grab headlines, the immediate need is for such basic things as more buses and better co- ordination of city transportation, transport department officials say. The throne speech opening the new parliamentary session said vaguely that the urban transport corporation would "co-ordinate and market the development of required new technology" for public transportation. Prime Minister Trudeau said later the corporation will aim to pool knowledge and resources across the country to produce a more efficient urban transportation system. It would ensure that "technology and production will be in Canada rather than abroad." When Urban Affairs Minister Ron Basford first announced plans for the corporation last fall it .sounded like a national equivalent of the Ontario gov- ernment's transportation development agency. This agency plans to market a West German magnetic levi- tation train system, adapted for Canadian conditions, throughout Canada and the United States. The province has proposed the system for Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton. IMMEDIATE HELP But transport department officials said this week the federal government is more interested in improving existing transportation systems. They say magnetic levitation trains may not be installed for 10 to 15 years. Meanwhile, existing problems could be handled with more buses, tele-taxis, commuter trains and common-sense planning of bus, train and air schedules so people could move quickly to their destinations. The corporation, for example, might look at transport needs in Vancouver. Then it might recommend some mixture of dial-a-bus tele-taxi and existing transport methods to solve existing problems. One top transport department official said the main aim is to ensure "all these things mesh together so that when you get off the train you aren't a half hour from the bus." These officials say American transportation experts are thinking along these lines. There had been reports that there was a shortage of buses in North America because of strong demand from many cities. A source in Transport Minister Jean Marchand's office suggested Canadian cities could benefit from bulk- buying of such basic equipment as buses. This could reduce costs and stimulate Canadian industry. Rail lines into major cities had fallen into disuse. But commuter trains, such as the GO in Toronto, could use these rails and vastly improve urban transportation. The final shape of the urban transit corporation is still being formed. While the federal urban af- fairs and transport departments have discussed the corporation with provinces, the government still must make up its own mind, Mr. Basford said in a recent interview. Whether the provinces will share in ownership of the corporation still is a matter of speculation. But "the ultimate aim. said one transport department official, is to develop a common approach to transit issues with the provinces. Japan interested in development of Alberta oil OTTAWA (CP) Japan has sent Canada a formal note ex- pressing interest in develop- ment of the Alberta oil sands, Energy Minister Donald Macdonald said Friday. The message, forwarded through diplomatic channels, was worded in general terms and contained no specific pro- posals, he told John Diefenba- ker Albert) in the Commons. Outside, he said there was no mention of a program for quick development of the vast oil sands reserves. External Affairs Minister Mitchell' Sharp said in Washington last month that he had discussed the proposal with Japanese Foreign Minister Masayocki Ohira. Abbey buried under snow ABBEY, Sask. (CP) Second storey windows were used as exits after a 22-inch snowfall in the Abbey district. 58 miles northwest of Swift Current. The snow was dumped onto southern Saskatchewan by a storm that swept through the province Wednesday, snarling traffic with huge drifts and reduced visibility. The proposal, which would involve United States, Japanese and Europearj capital, was endorsed by Supply Minister Jean-Pierfe Coyer last month. Asked by reporters whether Mr. Goyer was speaking ftfr the government, Mr! Macdonald said the proposal had been scrutinized but given no serious consideration. "It's not government policy: As I said in the House, Mr! Goyer is, in all things, an en- thusiast." Mr. Macdonald said the note, which arrived in January, merely expressed Japanese interest in the event that Canada seeks outside capital for oil sands development. He told Mr. Diefenbaker; that Canada's future oil requirements indicate little oil will be available for exports on a long term basis! SAND GRAVEL lASPHALT SAND and GRAVEL Conitruction Co. Ltd. PHONE 328-8196 EATON'S HEARING AID CENTRE MONTHLY CLINIC Thurs., March 7 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2nd FLOOR NORTH END Take advantage of this opportunity to have your hearing 'evaluated by Eaton's qualified consultant. We feature the finest hearing aids at lower cost. Service on all makes and models MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT EARLY DIAL 327-8551 MEMBER ALBERTA HEARING AID DEALERS ASSOCIATION Railways behind grain target OTTAWA (CP) Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Canadian wheat board, said today he is having intensive discussions with the railways because they are behind their target dates in moving grain to the West Coast. He told Norvai Horner Battieford-Kindersley) there are serious questions about railway explanations for the delays. Severe winter conditions had contributed, since the railways required locomotive power for snow- clearing operations. The important thing now is to see whether the railways can mobilize their resources and catch up. said Mr. Lang. Mr. Horner said there are 12 vessels waiting for grain in Vancouver and another 10 are expected next week. The rail- ways were 14.000 carloads be- hind schedule as of Jan. 6. "WE BACK THEM BETTER BECAUSE WE BUILD THEM BETTER' rator Clearanc OUR 1974 AMBASSADOR Sienna orange. 360 V8, 2 B.C., automatic, front power disc brakes, power steering, air-conditioning, radio, 4 door sedan, radial tires. Was OVEfl OUR COST. MVE NOW J 1974 HORNET 4 DOOR 258 6 auto., equi. Dkg.. protection group, H.D. suspension, m H.D. battery, medium green. OVER OUR COST 1974 AMBASSADOR 4 door sedan, p.s.. p.b.. radio, tinted glass, loaded. 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