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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE 1FTHBRIDCE HERALD Solurrfay, Monh 25, 197J YOUR HOROSCOPE By JEAN6 DIXON SL'NtUY. MAllCH 26 Vmir birthday tiul.iy: Fresh relationships arc to be ex- plored; old ones change for (lie long range betterment of all. Care e r. vocational skills must bo developed; put off no opening for any later lime. Thrift is more critical- ly Today's natives (teal deftly sbaip edges, clearing out confusion, clas- sifying objects. Their sensi- tivity leads lo restless searches for perfection. All IKS (Mari'li 21 April Pay attention to the need of otlKTb-, but niimi your own fi- nances and v.x'11 being is hebreaKsth'Lie'iimpauitint. ibetujeei ARCHIE-By Bob Montana that may cause a major The bidding has proceeded: North Bast West I Pass 2 pas> I NT I'ass The bidding has proceeded .South West North 3ast Pass I NT TJhle. Pass What do you bid now1 Q. As SDiilh vulnerable, you hold: OIOS ,W9.t The bidding has proceeded: North Kail South 3 O Pasi What do you bid? [or nnsutert Monday) frontaiion in this session of the legislature. The controversy arises from the New Democratic Party gov- ernment's idea of what an om- budsman should be and what powers he should have. The ombudsman bill, intro- duced early in the session, was branded a "powder puff" bill by the Liberal opposition, although several Liberals have said an ombudsman is not needed in a province as small as Saskatche- wan. Main criiicism lias centred on j Its fact the bill exempts actions j of senior civil sei-vanls from in- j vcstigafion. The budget introduced last week provides SflO.eco for an ombudsman's office. DIFFERS FROM OTIIRR.S A comparison of ombudsman (cba shows that the Saskatche- wan hill differs in several sig- nificant areas. Liberal critics say that, unlike Ihe neighboring provinces, the ombudsman would not be able to investigate decisions by a deputy minister or those di- rectly responsible to him. Additionally, a Saskatchewan ombudsman would not be able lo call a cabinet minister or I anyone directly responsible to I him, as a witness. This is not Ihe case in (he other two Prai- rie provinces. Ken .MacLeod, Liberal mcm- her for Rcgina Albert Park ami chief opposition spokesman on the subject, says most adminis- trative decisions affecting the public arc made in the higher which would be virtually exempt from investigation. The Liberals say the ombuds- man must have authority to in- vestigate the top brass'in the government. COULD BLOCKED To top off wo-st statute m said Mr. MacLeod, Ihe attorney-general has the power (o block an investigation he considers against the public interest. Ths opposition has found some favor on the government side in its criiicism of the bill. John Richards, NDP member for Saskatoon University, said he favors an ombudsman but the section giving (he attorney- general veto power should be struck cut. Mr. Richards said the need for an ombudsman is exempli- fied by the fact other jnsljtu- lions, particularly the courts, haven't done their jobs. With tho NDP strength in the 00-scat legislature at 45 com- pared with the Liberals, 15, the vwufltlj JAIHI IH UUlDtKISman un- IS, [nC 1 legislation in Albcrfa and Mani- i Opposition can only hope that lu... government brings down changes which would remove the "powder puff" tag ami at the same time make both sides happy. Language courses TORONTO (CP) _ Tire Tor- onto hoard of education has approved secondary school lan- g u a g e courses in Polish, Ukrainian, Hebrew and Hungar- j ian. The languages will be of- 1 forcri in four schools beginning (Ms September, provided (he credit courses can be kept with- in the 1972 education budget, BUT THIS IS THE BIS BARITONE EXCHANGE HORN HASN'T) CONCERT.' SHOWN UP.' JUGHEAO SWS HAS WUUAM, TELL I HORN OVERTURE HA BEEN PRACTICIN6 Dik Browne WHAT GAME I ARCHIE UoORAY.' J r IS i BUNKER SHORT RIBS-By Frank O'Neal BUGS BUNNY SMALL PKIU.'ENTAOH Albarla has 7.5 per cent of the lotal population in Canada. WHAT A GOOFV IDEA, SETTIN' VER PICTURE TAKEN WJTH THAT WOULpVou PLEASE MOVE A COUPLE f OF STEPS lir'- tr MOMTMORENCY PREFERS TO BE PHOTOSRAPHEP FROM HI PROFILE! ;