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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tuesday, March 28, 1972 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD QUEBEC (CP) When Pre- mier Robert Bour.issa walked into the Quebec national assem- bly lost summer after rejecting the Victoria charter, he was greeted .with an unusual all- party ovation of desk-thumping applause. Now he is being damned as un- animously as lie was previously praised Iwcausc of tlie proposed family allowances agreement with Ottawa. He described tho agreement as "an important step forward" giving "a [ruo decentralized federalism t o Quebec's advantage" in the family allowance field. Mr. Bourassa had been hailed as the champion of Quebec's claims for "legislative pri- macy" in Hie social affairs field after scotching the Victoria charter because it did not rec- ognize tbese claims. But now he has charged with giving up these same claims and "selling out Quebec" in the social field. Under the federal offer made public March 13, Quebec and any other province contributing at least IS per cent of the costs of family allowances could do- Cheers turn to jeers for Bourassa In family allowance battle PREMIER BOURASSA accused of sellout Ermine how much is to be paid X) eacli family under the pro- gram. Mr. Bourausa and Claude Css- tonguay, social affairs minister say this meets Quebec's de- mand for control over the allow- ances, a control by which Mr. Castonguay can harmonize the allowances with other elements of social security in Quebec. At present, the federal gov- ernment pays family allowances to everyone, regardless of in- come, at a rate of monthly for each child under 10 and S8 for each child between 10 and 16. In provinces other than Quebec, the federal government pays a month for children 16 and 17 who are attending school or are infirm. ADOPTS OWN PL AM Quebec began paying S10-a- month allowances to 16-and-17- y ear-olds in 1961 and then in 1967 introduced its own allow- ances scheme to supplement federal payments. Under the plan, allowances are paid at the of each six-month period to children under Id at a rate of for one child, S32.50 for two children, for three chil- dren, 577.50 for four; for five, for six, and an extra 535 for each child after the sixth. The allowances are increased by ?5 for each cliild between the ages of 12 and 16 years. To qualify, families must meet residence requirements and the children must attend school from the time they are required to do so, unless they are infirm. Under the proposed new agreement, Quebec and Ottawa would dove-tail their plans. Al- lowances would be established on a sliding scale so that poorer families would receive larger grants and the well-to-do would get none at all. Opposition criticism of the new agreement hns been set forth most clearly in a state- ment by Camille Laurin, leader of the Parti Quebccois in tho legislature. He says Quebec's claim [o legislative primacy i.s not recog- nized because the federal gov- ernment will set minimum na- tional standards for family al- lowances, and because the fed- eral government will alter its scheme as it applies in Quebec through its own action following agreements with the province, and not as "the result of Quebec legislation." Oilier criticism: federal revenue depart- ment will establish (he norms for assessing family incomes on which allowances are based: will pay as much into family allowances accord- ing to Parti Quebccois calcula- tions as it gets out of them, and the province therefore "could do as well on its own." Shoes get boot MOSCOW (Renter) A total of 9-J2 pairs of women's boots are being sold off al one kcpeck (less than a cent) in a Soviet department store at be- cause they are in years out, of fashion, the weekly newspaper Nedelya reports. Similar lux- ury boots in fur arc going for 10 kopecks. A Parti Quebccck rilicial said he importance of Quebec set- ing the norms for what consti- :utes a family's income is thai these norms will affect allow- ances to be paid. The federal government would decide whether family in- come will bis regarded, for ex- ample, as its gross income or Its taxable income, And if taxa- ble income were chosen, the federal government would de- termine what deductions are made in determining that in- come. Mr. Caslonguay had said Feb. 8 (hat ttiis was "a capital ques- tion on which Quebec cannot cede without losing the leg- islative priority it is demand- ing." But on national standards, the minister has always said (he Quebec government recognized tlie federal government's righl to set sueh standards for social welfare programs in which both levels participate. Mr. Laurin also objected tlult the province's own family allow- ance program and its student- allowance program for students 1G and !7 years old will be sub- merged in the federal program. However, Mr. Bourassa says it has not yet been decided whether there will be two dis- tinct family allowance adminis- trations or a single integrated admin istration, SEKK SOLUTION "It is a question on which we now will concentrate to try to find a lie said. Opposilion Leader Gabriel Loubicr of Unite-Quebec criti- cized the new federal proposals as vague and said the arrange- ment would "box in" the Quebec government. "What successive Quebec gov- ernments have been asking for for a number of he said, "is legislative priority, clearly expressed in (he constitution, on the question of social security am' in particular family allow- ances, The federal proposals were "a more complicated and more inextricable overlapping (of au- thorities) than ever." But "the leader will incnnli-sl- ably be Ottawa, the conditions will be GlliVtKTs, the norms will be Ottawa's, the definitions will be Ottawa's and the administra- tion is as likely as anything else to he Ottawa's." Premier Uourassa, however, says he is satisfied with the ar- rangement, which meets his government's to set up a social security system in which all elements will be integrated. He has called for new negotia- tions at tile level of civil serv- ants to iron out the last me- chanical details with Ottawa, in- cluding the question of one or two administrations. Did you learn all you know about tires in a place like this? most Canadians you did, then we humbly submit you've gota lot to unlearn. Because price, and price alone, is no basis upon which to buy a tire. There are more important facts to consider. Asa tire manufacturer, Uniroyal would like to arm you with as many of those facts as possible, and allow you to draw your own conclusions. Because hopefully, in the long run we'll both benefit. "Proper... selection of your tires is important. Because, besides or costing you money, tires man suuc. or cost you r Iifc.'' A Leading Consumer Magazine. Perhaps the key thought in that statement, is "proper The perfect tire for your car, the one that will give you maximum value and use for your money, is one that you select based on you own per- sonal driving needs and characteristic's. In short, your car should ideally be fitted for a lire. It's not all that complicated. You must first ask yourself some basic questions: "How many miles do I drive each "How long am I going to keep my car? you're only planning' to keep it for another miles, there'snot much point in buying tires good for 30 or tread "Whatkind of driving do I "How fast, how far, how of Once you've honestly arrived at the answers, those answers, plus a little knowledge should greatly help you narrow down your (ire choices. For example: If you drive a family sedan and do a lot of high speed highway driving for hours at a stretch, with a lot of sharp cornering over pot- holed country roads, carry around a lot of heavy gear and intend to put miles on your car, the last thing you need is a Sli> bargain base- ment tiro someone is trying to convince you is "a Considering your driving needs and habits, (hat cheap lire could prove to lie ,-i costly mistake. In more ways than one. Chances are, you need a good performance and mileage tire. And by paying good money for one in the first place, you'll end up saving money over the long haul. If, on the other hand, you were to drive that game family sedan but planned to do most of your driving in and around the city, to the supermarket, work and back, don't intend to do more than miles a year and don't do a lot of high speed high- way driving, then there's no need for you to buy a high-priced performance tire. You'd'be wasting your money. A quality bias ply tire (which we'll be discuss- ing in future ads) would be more than suitable for you. Would more than match your driving needs. And is available at around 825. Two different needs. Two different tires. Two different prices. In one case you save money by spending and in the other you save money by not spending. In either case, you do it by buying exactly the right tire, And you buy based on knowledge and need, not price and fast talk. If we leave you with nothing else but that thought, then you've learned some-thin.0; of value. There's a Inf. more to learn about tires, and in the weeks ahead we'll be presenting you with more facts and information. Because we'd rather you learn about them in a place like this. ;