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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 - THE inHBRIOGE HIRAID - Wedniidoy, March 24, 1971 J UNIVERSITY EXHIBIT - This exhibifion of drawings, prints and sculpture by John Novo and Jeff Olson opened Monday at the University of Lethbridge art gallery. It is open to the public from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. until April 4. The modern sculptures are the creotions of Mr. Olson; Mr. Nava did the drawings and prints. Both are academic assistants in the university's art department. Montreal newsman optimistic about French-English relations Collective bargaining not valid in eligibility rules for police By MC SWIHART Herald Staff Writer Virtually no one in Quebec advocates that province's total separation from the federation of Canada, said Claude Leme-lin, associate editor of the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir, speaking to the 82nd Annual Dinner of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. He told about 350 dinner guests in the El Rancho Convention Centre Tuesday there will always be relations, both economically and socially, between Quebec and the rest of Canada even if the two areas become separated politically. "Even the platform of the Parti Quebecois calls for an economic and monetary imion and co-operation in many management areas," he said. He said there are four main reasons to explain why Quebec has exploded, why Quebec has in the past 10 years experienced political turmoil that has caused tensions and thoughts of a federation breakdown across the nation. "The areas of concern centre around linguistic, cultiral, psy-cholt^cal and political difficul-ties which have strained French-English relations both inside and outside Quebec," he said. The language problem as seen from Quebec is complex, he French - speaking Cana- Separatist root ^not economy "I would like to dispel an illusion - an illusion that Quebec separatism is rooted in the economy", Claude Lemelin, associate editor of the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir, said in Lethbridge Tuesday. He was speaking to some 350 persons at the 82nd annual Ottawa 'ignorant' in crisis Blind support of the implementation of the War Measures Act during the Quebec crisis last October by the most of Canada indicated a much too easy tolerance for the suspension of civil Iit>erties in Quebec, said Claude Lemelin, associate editor of the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir. In an interview Tuesday afternoon, Mr, Lemelin said the federal and provincial authorities over-reacted with the implementation of the act. "The kidnappings of Labor Minister Pierre Laporte and British Trade Commissioner Jiames Cross were a perverse symptom of a deep-rooted political ferment in Quebec," he said. Any action by the authorities should have been taken with some insight Mo the political background in the province to get the true picture. "The government acted on the basis of ignorance." He said it was reaction to many student meetings ihrou^out the province which triggered the government's proclamation of the War Measures Act. "In Montreal, one could compare the crisis with past situations in the way the student body agitation built up," he said. "In the most part, the student body was not too keen to the calls of separatist sympathizers who called for marches and protests. It was the radical groups who were mainly responsible." meeting of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce. He said Alberta Premier Strom spoke of economic alienation for Quebec. "There must be some new thinking to get a new balance in the various economic regions of Canada." In offering a new scope to the French problem in Canada, Mr. Lemelin offers two hypotheses written by his editor and publish of Le Devoir Claude Ryan, the scheduled speaker for the dinner meeting. "The Quebec hypothesis offers identification of French Canadians with Quebec and examines all problems in relation to the interests of Quebec," he said. It would mean Quebec would be "by itself and for itself", with the Canadian dimension as a last resort. The other, the Canadian hypothesis as adopted by Le Devoir in 1963, states the French Canadian problem should be dealt with at the level of the whole country. "Tiiere is room for an explicit recognition of the special position that Quebec, as the main expression of the French fact in Canada, ought to occupy the Canadian body politic," he quoted. "Tte feeling is that it is possible and desirable to reform our federation in a manner that will be acceptable to Canadians of both languages." He said the reasons Le De-vou- chose the Canadian hypothesis was threefold. "The tradition of Le Devoir, established in 1910 demanded such a choice, the economy of Quebec and Canada can be tied together in may areas and the development of a new type of political society would be advantageous for the development of different cultures," he said. He indicated the administration of Mr. Trudeau has given the Canadian hypothesis a "shot in the arm" because he has avoided errors and corrected injustices of the past. English-Canadian recognition of the Unguiistic rights of the French is being implemented, a goal which has achieved a betterment for English Canada and weakened the core of intolerance in all communities. He said the dream of Confederation was an English dream. "Let us hope we can rekindle the dream of 1867 which can be shared by both French and English," he said. "But it must 1)6 done with the favor of the FrenclKspeaking majority i n Quebec." Assessments reduced hy $110,750 The annual court of revision, which sat last month in Leth-bridge, reduced the assessments of 74 appellants by a total of $110,750. The local three - man board heard 187 appeals, 169 from property o^vners and 18 from businessmen. The asssesed value of land or buildings was reduced for 67 property owners, while in 90 cases it was imchanged. In 12 cases there was no decision or the appeal was withdrawn. The total land value reduction was $9,790; for buildings it was $81,180. Seven tiusinesses had their assessment reduced. The total in this category was $9,780. SAVE To 60Vo ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE:  A $9.95 MUFFltR FOR MOST CARS  FREE INSTALLATION  10 MINUTE INSTALLATION  LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS  FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT IIMUTB 509 6th Avenue South |^UFFLEF� IN5TALL.ATIOIM3 Phone 328-8134 SPEAKER - J. E. McWil-liam, president of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, will be a featured speaker at a grain marketing short course to be held Thursday in the Leth-bridge Exhibition Pavilion Mr. McWilliam is to speak on Marketing Canadian Grain. He received liis education in Alberta and Ontario, and is currently a member of the industrial development board of greater Winnipeg, the Canada Grains Council, and the Canadian Chamber of Com m e r c e Agricultural committee. dians feel they have a charter on Canada because they were the people to explore it 300 years ago. The feeling is that the French in Canadia should be able to remain what they are - French Canadians. Another aspect is the French civil service, which has traditionally done all work m (EJn-gUsh with few French people in high positions. This gives a lack of sensitivity to French problems; for example, as shown by Edgar Benson, federal finance minister. "Mr. Benson can't speak French and this means the French taxpayers can't get the low down on the government white paper on taxation straight from the horse's mouth," he said. "This tends to create a lack of interest (on the part of the French people) toward federal issues amd policies." In the area of working language, about 80 per cent of the Quet>ec population speaks only French. "The moment one leaves the shop floor, English becomes the ruling language, especially in urban business and commerce," he said. "This causes strains between the English speakmg minority and the French speaking majority, strains which are increased because the English speakmg people tend to be richer and more influential than many French. "The basic language problem is in Quebec and that is where it niust be solved." In the sphere of cultural differences, the French speaking people of Quebec have a fear of minorization and assimilation. He said the birth rate in Quebec is dropping and the influx of immigrants to Quebec is assimilating with the English speaking people, further reducing the inajority of the French. "There is a lack of trust in the federal government to do something about this problem. Ti-udeau is trying, with some success, but it will take a lot of time," he said. Embittered and embattled youth in Quebec is breedmg intolerance toward the English language and the English pe-ple in the province which is part of the reason for much psychological alienation. This has been happening in Quebec for many years and has caused a collective feeling among French Canadians, a brothei'ly feeling of French for French. "There is a lack of a common psychological bond, no gi-and design both areas can look to," he said. The 30-year-old political science and economic specialist said, politically the Fi-ench feel like they are in a straight jacket. The people want a political structure which will work to allow them to handle then- own problems better. Rules and regulations governing the eligibility of a man to ijecome or remain a policeman are not subject to change or control by the process of collective bargaining. This ruling was handed down by Supreme Court Justice J. H. V. Milvame m a chamber's hearing in Lethbridge. A clear dividing line of authority must be set somewhere before collective bargaining can occur, and it should be drawn between working conditions and eligibility, said Justice Milvaine. TSa questiffli of the right of arbitration arose from the dismissal last October of Constable Michael Clandfield. Constable Clanfield was then the president of the Letiibridge Police Association, which was engaged in bargaining for higher wages with the Lethbridge Police Commission. The Police and Fireman's Act sets forth the eligibility of a man to be a police or fireman; the act states to be a policeman the candidate may not hold an interest in a licence from the Liquor Cwitrol Board, or interest in a licensed premises, nor may an immediate member of the candidate's family hold any such interests. Last October the chief of police received a letter from the Liquor Cmtrol Board stating Constable Clandfield had applied for a liquor licence for a business in Grassy Lake. Chief Carpenter felt this might repnesent an infraction of the regulations by Constable Clandfield and forwarded the letter to the police commission for its decision. When the letter was first received Constable Clandfield was suspended from the force. When the police commission decided his actions were a con-traventipn of the regulations Constable Clandfield was dismissed from the force. Commenting on Clandfield's dismissal Justice Milvaine said, "the police commission was right in having dismissed aandfield - if they had not dismissed Mm they would have been deUnquent in their duties." Once Constable aandfield had applied for and was grant- April 1 deadline for fair A social studies projects fair is being sponsored for all south-em Alberta students by the Southwest Regional Social Studies Council and Wilson Junior High School in Lethbridge. The competition will take place at Wilson May 1, and the fair will be open to the public throughout the remainder of the day. Deae no band practice. Local delegates at eastern meet Three Lethbridge delegates are attending a regional information management meeting in .Monti-eal this week sponsored by the Canadian Federation of Mayors and Municipalities. Tom Nutting, city manager; Alllster Findlay, finance director; and Erwin Adderley, executive director of the Oldman River Regional Planning Commission, will attend the two-day meeting on the use of data systems as an administrative tool. are acceptable in the competition, but essays will not be eligible. Subjects will include such diverse areas as anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, political science, psycholo^ and sociology. Projects have ranged so far from sand table displays of a Hopi Indian village to a fullblown model of an Aztec temple. Judging criteria, will include usefulness as a teaching and learning .aid; quality, accuracy and workmanship iii the project; originality and creative-ness. A special prize for the best project on southern Alberta history has been donated by (Jeorge Watson, oin-ator of the Sir Alexander Gait Museum in Lethbridge. ed a liquor license he was then in clear non - cbmpllance with the rules and regulations. Constable CJlandfield had not done anything wrong as a policeman, but by applying for and gettmg the liquor licence he made himself ineligible to be a policeman. Eligibility siiould never fall within ths terms of a collective bargain* ing agreement. "The moment a situation lik� the one mvolving Mr. Clandfield is allowed to deve](^ the police force is in a bad position, public criticism is not only probably directed, it is also invited," said Justice Mit vaine. Budget meeting open to public For the first time in its history, the Lethbridge public school board will bold its annual budget meeting in puUie Discussion on the district's 1970-1971 operating budget wUl be held April 6 starting at 7:80 p.m. "Hie district will spend nxn than $6 million for ihs year. Final LCI price below oi'iginal The final contract price for the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute addition was $1,945,944 - more than $53,000 below the original price approved by the Lethbridge public school district. All but the finishing touches have been completed in the addition, designed by local architects Robins Mitchell Watson and built by Kenwood Engineering Construction Ltd. This Saturday in Weekend Magazine Tlie The Poor Meek no more, Camtdit's I'mif nnllnin poor arc hcconiiiijj iiillihinl. ())'(/(niiz(ifl()ii is flic L'cii. Xiin/lx rs iiicdN poicci'. A)h/ the r.s (n< pool' pi'()])l(' too. licnd (ilxiiit ik /'� politics of porcii// iii tins So/iikIiiif'.s issue 1)1 Wcch'ciid Miipir.iiK . Baffin Island - Mountain Paradise The icy grandeur of remote Baffin Islatid is captured in, photos by a team of mountain climbers. Explore these rarely seen sights with them in Saturday's issue. Sharing ^^Applause^^ Uplift Lauren Bacall Five nights a week - and twice on Wednesdays - Canada's Len Cariou and Lauren Bacall go through a private theatrical ritual before going on stage. It's part of Cariou's new life, playing opposite the famous star in the Broadway hit, "Applause". Read about his rise to stardom this Saturday. Love Machines Soft, sensitive, sensual - Marc Lepage's sctdptures respond to human touch. And the spectator is part of the show. See how these Lovable Machines ivork, in Saturday's Weekend Magazine. Margo^s Maple Magic It's time for North America's native treat, maple .syrup. Use it in Maple Fluff Pie, Maple-Nut Muffins, Maple Cridlers and a mouth-watering array of' other Mar go Oliver recipes. the Lethbridge Herald ;