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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 4 THE IETHBRIDGE HERAIO March 1971 Anthony Westell A meeting of minds needed If Canadians wonder hat goes on in Parliament from time to time they are well On the one hand have a prime minister who de nounces the Oppositions socalled de laying tactics in the passing of legis and on the other hand we have an Opposition denouncing Tra deaus accumulation of power and what they regard as his down grading of the parliamentary sys Its quite true that far too little legislation in recent years gets a sensible airing and quick and a few governments have become so irritated that theyve discarded some worthwhile new ideas rather than endure more of the endless talk session which occupies much of the time in the Of late Trudeau has been quite outspoken in his criticism of the Op positions habit of pushing debate to silly On the other hand the particularly old diehards like Knowles and regard Trudeau as an egotistical political deter mined to get his own way or he wont In forgetting the reasons for their positions in the House in the first Tru deaus opponents very often are in contest with him rather than devoting their attention to the business at The machinery of government would probably run more smoothly To work or The federal governments new leg islation on unemployment insurance states quite bluntly that all members of the work force who are not self employed must now be Unemployment up until was exactly what the term im plied a program of insurance de signed to help workers through per iods of The new bill with somewhat extravagant has the connotation of social welfare rather than an insurance Up until about million Ca nadians were excluded from the in surance program either because their income was and or be cause they were in occupations such as police and the armed forces which provided them with job Under its new bill the government would make almost all Canadians contribute to the unemploj ment m if there was some time limit allo cated for speeches and debate on bills that have nothing conceivable to do with such matters of national con cern as or certain depth studies of the Criminal But the opposite seems to be the Almost every piece of legislation presented for de bate gets a lengthy going over re gardless of its relative insignificance to the country as a That Trudeau would like to have things his n way is admitted even by members of his own This would of course be a convenient measure in getting legislation but unfortunately that isnt the way our parliamentary system is set The Opposition is there to see to it that no one or one group of persons runs the whole for democracy just doesnt work that So in order to get things obviously there must be an attempt give a little more on both If there the already restless public will question the role of the House of and worse lose respect for our parliamentary Responsible government by irre self centred people can not survive for very Thoughtful people will become disenchanted with the mindless waffling which seems to go endlessly around and of will demonstrate their wishes for Im and not to work surance regardless of income and job The new legislation also provides for a sharp increase in The maximum benefit has been raised from 57 per week to S100 a Its not at all unlikely that many Ca nadians will find it more rewarding to be drawing unemployment bene fits than slugging it out at an alter native job for the minimum The generosity of scale of benefits is such that many will say whats the point of working There can be no quarrel with the government intention to improve the unemployment insurance The rising cost of living has made this the new legisla tion is bound to be a temptation to easy for S100 a week for doing nothing will have great appeal to many people who find working a WASHINGTON Harold the Hollywood and Frederick the wellknown sports promot have just announced that they have tied up the closed circuit television rights to the Third World Hcpsack told reporters at a press This has got to be the great est fight of all and we think that there are miliions and millions of people all over the world who would be willing to pay 20 or even 30 bucks to see this historical Rcanngton We are paving each of the participants S250 In or der to meet our expenses and make a rea sonable we have had to demand complete exclusivity for the lights to the Third World this means that no one will be able to see or hear it on their regular TV even on a delayed basis There also ill not be any radio broadcasting of the fight except where it has been authorized by Musical Variety the company which will li cense and sell the Does this mean that our GIs will net be able to sec or hear the Third World War1 a reporter We are on arrangements now for the armed forces to pick it but we cannot permit broadcasting in areas where the richto have already been sold to ccmmeieuil promoters Our fnct responsibility to our What do vou think a fight like could grogs a repsucr We thai he exilement that the Third World War has we could make inlhon not connm the printed arrt Ihe commcicials hcpe to srll ivtvten the have MM rK the halls and rus Hacks ho T7i best defence lilhert Pacuon It iMnvd m a of i be more fuilv util r f rr hours netivlies tin tut r foi i 1 1 b aniuiil tlm A look at some familiar untrue truths fVITAWA In making poli tical as in most other it is not what you dont know that mis but the facts you are sure about which turn out to be So lets take a look at some of the accepted truths about current affairs which are probably The first of the untrue repeated day in and out by the Opposition critics and by those they have is that Prime Minister Pierre Tru deau treats Parliament with I am proud to sit in this honorable he told the Commons this but was he being sincere He was re sponding to the warm con gratulations on h i s marriage from the and per haps he Mas being no more than Actions speak loud er than fancy say the and soon they will be tel ballrooms in every major city in the to cam the We also plan to make a film of it which we will distribute in theaters one year after the war is Our contract with the participants gives us carte blanche to sell any and all of the rights in any manner we Will the winner get a percentage be sides the billion this is a flat fee Nei ther side expected to get anything like that sum fcr the Third World and if they can come out of something like that with S250 billion guaranteed no one has cause to Mr Koarington Musical Variety Hop sack will pay all the expenses for the closed circuit TV so the only expense to the participants is outof pocket expenses during the Will there be press seats someone asked Of course the pi ess has been provided Mr Roarington said Were counting on you gins to promote his event like ro event has been promoted before And be lieve vou will have plenty to vvnte The Ihird World War comes along only once in a lifetime A reporter Its fruc that this is probably the greatest box office event of all but isnt there a possibility that some of the theaters will he destrojcd dur ing the Thud World Wove thought about Hop sack we will icfund the money to anyone caught in a which has a direct lut Are von anv plans for a re nintch someone asked Of course there vnll IK a lematch have too much invested in this to have just nnc ar Tdionto Telegram Service back with the old pitch that the Prime Minister is at least in different to But does Trudeau act toward the institution of Parliament with scorn and disdain He has granted re search funds to the Opposition parties and to his own back a modest but signifi cant The expansion of the committee system and the cabinets habit of putting for ward policy in white papers for discussion before adoption make it possible for the Com mons to be less of a rubber stamp than it used to The Houses budget is rising sharply as services to mem bers The estimates for for fore cast an increase in manpower of per cent mainly attri butable to the provision of additional secretarial assis tance to MPs and estab lishment of a Journals Be search Information Canada is in structed to make its survejs of public attitudes available to the Opposition parties as well as to the Without exaggerating the im portance of any of these posi tive they argue strongly against the idea that the Prime Minister is tent on down grading the Commons and dismantling the Opposi Is Hie that Trudeau is contemptuous not of but of some of the members who sit to it Obviously he One can ob serve him in the Commons on dull days squirming with im patience and and he occasionally fires off a crack which is not merely but downright But if it is a grand offence to be contemptuous of opponents in what of the Op position critics who daily pour scorn and ridicule on the Prime Minister and the cabi net Politics is a war of and one of the tactics is to keep lepeating an allegation until it becomes so familiar that it is accepted almost with out The Opposition parties have had some success in past months in driving home the idea that Trudeau treats Parliament with Before accepting it as true and mindlessly repeating we should at least ask just what is meant by the and on what evidence it Now let us politely question Ihe truth of the repeated state ment that our mining and re source companies are about to be taxed out of The Dominion Bureau of Statistics recently published some interesting if slightly out rd FelnM house and on how to r r The first impulse I had was to run for cover then I remembered that the defence is I think I should vigor promote the institution of a course on see where Nixons saying thisll be our last Joe Joe Letters To The Editor Teachers should have more public support Your editorial A teachers strike is report ed distinctly As a I object to your quot ing It was The Her ald that introduced the word strike and it was your news headline that used the words walk out in what can only be considered attempted sensa Doubtless your pseudocalm editorial is de signed to pour oil on the waters you have troubled How can a responsible edi tor roll out such pharisaic re marks as those about people being fairly good compared with other provinces to the teachers and not blush in the face of the publicans The teachers arc resisting the masver servant relation ship being propounded by the How many occupa tions do involve such a rela tionship today How many professions How many should Even if we manage to retain an employer employee ou must remem ber that teachers do not manu facture but provide ser A teacher spends a mini mum of a week in Ihe school lust between bells Many teachers are ac tually giving msliuction every minute of that Add to that the time hefoie at and after while he is engaged in supervi student pro viding individual help to and so and he is there at least thirty more hkcly Then add all the supervi sion involving pat de field and have Have you run out of fmgcis and Borrow an vonr child show jou how lo use 11 because his teacher tnuqht maybe even in base tuo Xow what hive wo left to consider Marking and preparation ireludiir houis of research tvpmg dud It mav lake Ihnty students an hour each to mite that but it likely took the teacher two to ten hours to prepare it con and its going to take him up to fifteen hours to mark sometimes And then we have those two summer that lovely long But take away the time spent in Summer School and related and the weeks spent on in dividual such as those the English teacher spends on catching up on all those new novels and plays and their criticisms so that he can keep up with his special or Ihe math or science teacher absorbing the three new texts he will be required to use next Now add the extra assign able lime which the trustees wish the teacher to spend at The result is a deprived He will doubtless be in a class of forty instead of facing an overworked and undei prepared and likely a darned crabby one at I do agree that the Advice to parents Thank you for publishing my recent letter to parents of mi nor hockey It would ap pear the letter provoked con siderable but insuffi cient interest to evoke re Will you please publish the following as another ap peal To Parents of Minor Hockey With I note there were no replies to my recent published in this pa appealing to parents to clean up minor There I can only assume you are so deeply steeped in par ental that you do not care what attitudes your sons are being exposed or that you approve of todays trend toward organized violence and If the latter is the then as a have regressed to an era in history when feeding the ChnstipfiS to Ihe lions was considered en tertaining spectator Minor in the was a wholesome sport for wherein they learned team co muscular co ordination and how to be a good or II and still could a wholesome substitute for drug a b u s alcoholism m and many other trends in to days Infoi lodavs boys are id to the tvpe of shown on TV the or lack of aro only acceptable on this con Olympic teams do not sec fit to allow a Canadian team to participate in world until we clean up our My concrete suggestions to as parents of minor hock ey are Go to your sons Get to know the existing not only of the game out those of the Alberta Amateur Hockey 2 1it vour and desire for the well being of vour fellow man against Ihe wiliness of the type of coaches who desire to win at any 3 Insist Ibat all referees show their referee card before any game is If they cannot produce a c a r they are not entitled to referee Ap peal to your 70ne representa tive m Medicine of the AAIIA to ban ALL poor ref If he ignores vour consider a replacement for Communicate vv 11 h vour and in Ihe emlcavur to clean up minor hockey so tint decent hoys may participate with no danger to lite and Do those things The need is urgent Our onlv alter native is lo abandon minor Alberta major victims would be the but I am looking beyond the immediate depriva tion caused by a I should think tie public need be From whence comes your feeling of an apparent pub lic be damned attitude in some parts of the teaching pro fession Could you be refer ring to our reticence to engage in mudslinging I admit we do seem to poor public rela Doubtless some of the blame for this is for not putting our sides of the picture before the But please regard your journalistic muddy You say lets hear no more strike Then take your own for you iniliated this strike talk in the pages of jour JEFFERS Milk Looking Through the Herald 1921 Ottawa will have day light saving time this It will begin May 1 and con tinue until September Sixty lambs out of in the feeding pen at Ihe Burns slaughter house at Hen derson Park were found having been worried by A number suffering from wounds bad to be 1811 Despite months of in quiiy by the International Red the whereabouts and of date 1966 figures ing book profits of varioJi types of corporations wiUl their taxable For all corporations the tal book profit was lion and profits before were 56 per or Metal mining companies hal book profits of taxable profits of only 15 mil lion or 4 per The mineral fuels industry had book profit of and taxabli profits of or about 10 per Other mining com panies had taxable profits ol 28 per cent of book Maybe the tax lawyers some explanation for these re maikable but they look pretty lenient to privatl citizens paying steep grad uated rates of or 50 per cent on their Another conventional truth which will probably turn out to be untrue is that realistic full employment is when 3 per cent are and that wa can and should aim for this The Economic Council ot Canada adopted this familiar definition of full employment in its first report some years and it is still frequently quoted most recently by the Canadian Labor Congress in its brief to the government last But many economists are now adjusting their idea in the light of what appears to be structural changes in tin The council noted in its most recent report that the au thorities now use 3 8 per cent as the yardstick and accepted it for assessing the Canadian Among government the view is growing that a tional average of 3 per cent unemployment in Canada must mean severe price The reason in part is that tha average implies a higher fig ure in the underdeveloped re gions and a much lower figura in Ontario and the most pros perous parts of the This would mean an over heated labor with en plovers bidding up the The key question now is hovf high does unemployment hava to be to keep the market rea sonably steady and prices within In the United it used to be said that 4 to per cent unemploy ment produced relative prica stability now there are sug gestions the modern figure n 5 to per In tliis could mean 5H to 6 per cent without The Prices and Incomes Commission is researching tho whole question of the socalled trad eoffs between inflation and unemployment and pre sumably the economic council will have more to say about it makes littla sense to keep chanting 3 per cent a last achieved IS years ago aj if it were some magic pass word to a perfect It U more to the point to consider what measure of what limits on personal wa are willing to accept as the price for getting unemploy ment down to a tolerable leveL And as a footnote to a quar relsome isnt it high time we asked the government for some proof that it is really true to say that this country can have a bilingual public ser vice Counting the imp that the civil servants spend in classrooms instead of at their desks we are investing tens of millions of dollars in teaching But how many people become usefully bilingual How many emerge from tha course using French in their work Toronto Star Syndicate backward fate of hundreds of British women interned by the Ger mans after the capitulation of France is still a 1051 Lethbndgc is experi encing one of the worst bliz zards on recoid for Ibis re Roads are blocked and one train out of Medcinc Hat was reported cancelled 1961 Canadian wheat plant ing this year is an indicated up one per cent over 1R60 seeding or acres more than the 105559 aveiage The Lethkidge Herald 01 7th Alberta LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tiopuctors and Publisher Published 1905 by BUCHANAN Second lass Mall Registration No C012 Member of The Canadian Press and Ihe Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers Association and the Audit Bureau of Circulations CLEO Editor and THOMAS General Manager JOE BALLA Managing Editor POY MILES Advertising Manager WILLIAM HAY Editor V tR Ldilonal Editor IHE HERAID SERVES THE SOUTH ;