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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta THI IETH8RIDGT HERALD Monday, March 5, 1973 It's a 'gentleman's agreement' Federal nutrition survey publication delayed By JEFF Lalonde and his health malnutrition to allow provincial publishing them as they aim of the survey was to Herald Ottawa deputy minister to take steps to solve available, he the current nutri- OTTAWA Results of the federal government's two-year national nutrition survey will not be made public Friday. White the public won't be seeing the results until every thing is finished, the gncrally, the cross-Canada survey uncovered medical problems requiring medical consultation in one out of before the governments can be criticized for allowing Uie problems to have developed in Ihe first Lalonde did say in the Commons that the provinces, under the agreement, can re' lease the data status of Canadians generally and to identify special racial, geographical or economic groups of conditions involving til October, even though get the results before persons surveyed, the Lalor.Ue said he is is expected to be problems. first results will start as they become officials have about people in province to revive survey results, would then available this May, Federal Health Minister Mare Lalonde explained. Dr. Maurice LcClalr, Lalonto explained outside [he Commons that the "pushing the panic button" as a result of the federal nutrition survey, starting this used to plan future government regulations and education revealed in the Commons of health, added be given Ilic survey results being cross-country Ihe nutritional field, In co-op- thought the agreement they are prepared, in another region of the last October after with the provinces. The delay in publication is the result ot a "gentleman's agreement" between Ottawa and provinces included the fact that the results would be kept secret until October by have a chance to look at the facts and then plan what steps need to be taken to help People could misconstrue the results from another region and believe Uie same It included Canadians of bolh sexes and of health officials have already decided to follow-up the Nutrition Canada survey with provinces, according to Mr. of the problems in their own, he economic status and ones in the coining officials -.11 charge by the idea is to provide Eskimos, in part to up-date the The intent is to prevent Nutrition Canada cynical, long-time with a "global view a special sub group results and in part to gional results of the survey of "typical Canadians" last October and the largest ever launched in of the federal health scene suggested another liappcning in Canada" nutritionally by publishing women. Each track of problem areas being misconstrued as have already revealed giving the data to the results at one lime, surveyed once In the by tiro original sur- senting the, national picture, I the survey has uncovered ahead of the public a "distorted regional and once in the Canada's Immigration Regulations have changed As of January visitors coming to Canada must have an. Employ- ment Visa if they intend to work here, or be registered with an Immigration Officer if they intend to visit more than three months. Those who arrived before January 1, 1973 have until March to register at a Canada Immigration Centre if they plan to stay beyond March 31. Some will already have legal permission to work here, or stay more than three months. They needn't register until this authorization is to expire. Exemptions All Canadian citizens and landed immigrants are, of course, exempt. All diplomats and Forces personnel performing official duties here are exempt. Foreign newsmen, visiting business- men, clergymen, and professional athletes don't need an Employment Visa, but they must register to stay here more than three months. There are other exemptions: full details are available at any Canada Immigration Centre, Coming to Canada to work? Visitors will not be allowed admission to Canada to search for work. Arrangements for an Employment Visa for a foreign worker can best be made in Canada by the Canadian employer. He should contact the nearest Canada Manpower Centre, which will determine whether Canadian workers are available for the job. The Employment Visa will only be issued if no qualified Canadian citizen or landed immigrant is available. Penalties Any violation of tihe new regulations is an offence, and could result in a fine of up to imprisonment up to six months, and removal from Canada. Summary From now on, all visitors must have an Employment Visa to work in Canada; or be registered with an Immigration Officer if they intend to stay hef e more than three months. More information is available at any Canada Immi- gration Centre, and at many Canada Manpower Centres. And the information is free. Manpower Main-d'oeuvre and Immigration et Immigration Robert Andras, Minister Robert Andras, Mirristre He kept active J. Percy Page, 85, former Alberta lieutenant-governor and coach of Ihe world-famed Edmonton Grads basketball team died in Edmonton last week. Despite a stroke thai partially crippled his right side, Dr. Page an exercise bicycle for fivo ruilcs a day in his apartment in a high-rise building. Between 1915 and 1940 Dr. Page coached the Grads lo 502 viclaries in 522 games. ]Paris meeting was a milestone or By CY FOX PARIS (CP) Over and Canadian discontent with he specific outcome of the Viet- am peace conference, Can- da's part in the meeting ten- ed to convince diplomats and eporters that Ottawa's role in world polities is neither that of boy scout or of a good-ns- ured RCMP officer. The RCMP metaphor, with its mplications of movie romance, was suggested by a conference bserver from India as the idea traditionally linked with Can- .da's foreign-policy personality. Even more than Uie boy scout metaphor, it recalls the era al- most 20 years ago when Ot- awa's actions abroad were os- locialed with the Pearson-in- ipircd role of Canada as a pio neer peace-keeper in the Middle Cast and elsewhere. But the association of Lester lasting memory will he outside world's idea of Can- ada has made it difficult for participants in the Paris confer ;nce to comprehend the full in tent of the Canadian views. DIPLOMATIC MILESTONE The Paris conference was a diplomatic milestone for Can ada it only because it forced Ih world commumty to realize Ilia a country capable of producin the peace-keeping idealism of Nobel prize-winner could sli bluntly threaten to quit the in fernatjonal control commissio in Vietnam if it becamse in effective. That threat produced incret ulity in many conference quar lers because of th lingering Pearson association and also because of inlc naUonal ignorance of donicst political statements and deve opmcnls preceding External A fairs Minister Sharp's Journey1 to Paris. Now at least the Canadians can lake some satisfaction in being recognized as a national group less given to philanth- ropic postures than to the sa- lutary habit of dispelling dan- gerous euphoria with large doses of realism based on ex- perience in the bitter and exas- perating business of keeping (he peace. Despite obvious Canadian dis- ontent with the machinery pro- uced for reporting Vietnamese ,eace violations and having lem rectified, Ottawa repre- entalives credit themselves lith having almost alone pres: ured the conference into debat- ng such down-to-earth matters s the "niltygritty" of peace. BAD FOR CANADA Men like Mitchell Sharp have uggcsted that the disrepute nto which the Americans' have alien as a result of Vietnam las been bad for Canada, loo-.-- Others suggest that smoothing he way to an American with- Irawal really served .Canadian ends if only because the wide- social unrest produced n the U.S., by the Vietnam crisis could have a spill-over ef- cct on Canada. The Paris performance of Ca- nadian diplomacy therefore marks an apparent turning- point for Ottawa abroad. Canadians give the impres- sion that they never expected much more of the Paris peace conference than Uie mandarin- style hustling of a pre-ordained agreement worked out by Wash- ington and Hanoi. Whether or not Ottawa quits [he control commission as a re- sult of its discontent with tho Paris it is proudly '.clling world that Washing- ton, among others, has had fi- nally to recognize Canada's right to "rock the boat" if it considers this in Its self-inter- est. And Uie "open, mouth pol- tutoring the inter- national community in the harsh realities of maintaining Uie peace may have replaced "starry eyes" as Ihe facial fea- ture mosl widely connected with any mention of Canada in world issues. Youlli choir CLAUESHOLM The United Church Youth Choir sang during the recent service, enjoyed a pot-lwk lunch in the church base- ment, then visited the Porcu- pine Hills Lodge to sing for the residents. ;