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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta .Monday, Worth 5, 1973 THE LETHBRICGE HEftAlD 13 How long'will parliament last? MP's feel Trudeau won't wait for defeat By STEWART MacLEOD OTTAWA (CP) "How long will this Parliament The question usually is asked in relation to the defeat of the minority Liberal government in the Commons. But an increas- ing number of MPs now feel Prime Minister Trudeau won't wait for defeat. "Why should asks Liberal MP. "Why should we put ourselves in the position of explaining away a defeat when we could go to the people on our own Another member added: "I know that Mr. Trucleau is think- ing this way." Many Liberals predict that If the public opinion polls give the party any reason whatever for one MP defined this as "just holding our the'prime minister will dissolve Parliament before iliis year is out. "We'd be crazy to wait around for a defeat in the Com said another Liberal. We'd be on the defensive going into the cam- paign." While a Hgh proportion of Liberals appear to feel this some refuse to discuss it in fear that the New Democratic Party may beat them to the punch and join the Conservatives in a Com- mons vote against the govern- 11 If 'the NDP feel that we are going lo dissolve Parliament they will find some reason to defeat us was one opin- ion. "There is no way they want to go into a campaign without having voted against us on any major issue." An NDP member tended to agree. "We'd be at a disadvantage at the beginning ot a I am not sure it would hurt us that much toward the end when issues begin overshadowing strategies. However, it would be an over-all advantage to throw them (the Liberals) out first." A Conservative MP said be a decided advantage for any opposition party to go into on election alter the government had been defeated in the Commons, ''but we'll take a campaign any 'way we can get it." The Conservatives feel the best possibility for defeating the government come just before the Easter recess. "The tension is beginning to said one veteran member, "and, mark my words, there will be a crunch by Easter." this time, he said, the NDP will be seriously considering the possibility of. a spring election and the advantages of defeating the government before it can dissolve the House. But most Liberals don't expect such a defeat at Easier, regardless of the motions the Conservatives advance on their "opposition days." "The NDP won't make a move that Bays one. "Later in the spring, perhaps, or in Ihe fall. But I still think we'll get there first." Classic beauty A black along wilh a bit of classic Greek arcriiteclure-lurns the lake at the National Arboretum in Washington into something more than just a prelty lake. Bennett calling for NDP proof of support VANCOUVER (CR) Form- er Social Credit Premier W. '.A. C. Bennett returned early from a world cruise over the weekend and immediately chal- lenged the New Democratic party government to call a pro- vincial election to prove its has support for its proposed farm lard commission. The 72 year old opposition leader, looking tanned and rest- ed after an 11-week cruise, said ho had "warned the people of British Columbia what would happen when socialism was at the gates and now there is a full flood." "This land legislation des- troys the value of he said. "These socialists always at- tack the farms first." Mr. Bennett, who was prem- ier of B.C. for 20 years until losing to the NDP in the pro- vincial election on Aug. 30 last year, said the NDP never ex- plained its land hill in their "quiet election campaign1' am claimed they had no marxlafe for it. 1 There should be a provin- cial election forthwith, and I challenge them to do it." Mr. Bennett also asked 'every person who values free- dom lo unite with us, who kept the socialists out for'M years." But when asked it this was a direct invilsiinn a coalition of all opposition parties in the province, the former premier, who represents the rich farm- belt riding of Okanagan south, said it was a bid for an "alii ance at the grass-roots level." The former premier said he would take liis seat in the pro- vincial legislature on Monday, the first time he has appear- ed at the legislature since the start of a special fall legisla- ture session which began last October. The opposition leader de- clined to say what tactics he would take, hut said if the NDP turns down his request for an immediate election, ha will "go around the province to organ- ize a membership drive to kick them out when the time comes.'" Toronto doctor treats patients with acupuncture .TORONTO (CP) The Star says a man who was a qualified doctor in the Far East is treat- ing an average of 20 patients a day with acupuncture in prem- ises adjoining a haridressing parlor in Toronto. Acupuncture is Uie old Chinese technique of healing based on the insertion of fine needles into the skin at certain well-defined points of the body. It has received considerable at- tention in the Western world the United States doctors visited mainland China two years ago for the first lime since The Star says the name the doctor and his address are being withheld, because he not registered with the Ontari Medical Association. Also, th demand for acupuncture trea ment is so great that public dis closure would result in impos siWe demands for his services which already keep him worl ing a 20-hour day. The newspaper says man patients are referred to him b doctors qualified under Can disn standards. 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