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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 30 THE LETHBRIDGE HERMO Wodnosday, March 38, 1973 Manitoba budget offers relief for taxpayers By STKVE KKKS'l'lS'lTEn WINNIPEG (W> -Substan-i tiul relief for virtually cvevy i member of tlx1 tax-paying lie, including elimination liealth insurance was promised Tuesday night in! a pre-election budget brought down in the Mamtiba legisla- ture. Ihciuttcd iu the budget of the New Democratic Parly govern-j nient juillion in tax: premium reductions for the new fiscal ycnr beginning April J. They will be financed in part frotn a current revenue surplus of million. A year ago, the government had predicted a S3.7 million deficit, but a buoy- ant provincial economy and re- vised equalization grails from the federal treasury changed the picture. AH health insurance pre- miums arc to be eliminated be- ginning June 1, saving families S99.GO a year, and single per- sons The government's education property tax credit plan, in ef- fect for the first time this year, is to be expaiKlcd to provide lax rebates of between and KI 1973 income tax returns filed next year. RENTERS HELPED TOO The plan will benefit both and renters, but homeowners will have the added advantage of being able to lake the minimum re- bate as a credit oz their 1973 municipal tax bills. Premier Ed Sclireyer, who is also (lie province's finance min- ister estimated Ural next property tax plan would give taxpayers an additional tax break of abtut ?00 over the cur- rent plan. The budget also contains the beginning of a revenue-sharing plan to give municipalities five per cent of the province's total personal and corporate income tax yields starting with ?2 mil- lion in additional grants. An additional million is lo support primary and secondary education. Premier Schreyer said one re- sult of his budget will be that municipalities will be able to hold the line on taxes or even offer lax cuts, while some school divisions may not have to levy any extra money from local property taxes. The budget is expected to be the last before a provincial election later this year, and the premier devoted much of his at- tention iu the budget speech to his government's efforts at re- ducing tax burdens over the last lour years. PAYING LEvSS TAXES Virtually every Manitoba lax- payer is paying less in com- bined personal income taxes and health insurance premiums lhan he paid in under the previous Conservative govern- ment, lie said, and these taxes now are among the lowest in Canada. Tables accompanying the budget speech show that's mar- ried taxpayer with two children under the age of 1C and gross income of pays less now than in 1989 Even a single taxpayer with a gross income of slili will pay less. Mr. Sclu-eyer said lu's govern- ment had considered across-the- board cuts in income, sales and gasoline taxes but rejected them in favor of tax cuts which he says channel maximum ben- efits to lower-income groups. In his speech, he described health care premiums as "the single most regressive tax in ef- fect at the provincial level." OTIIEH PROGRAMS Other programs proposed in the budget speech include: 1. A million program to defray major prescription drug expenses for persons 65 years of age and older; 2. .An additional grant for the City of Winnipeg to help finance a variety of civic services; 3. A 12-to-14-per-cent increase Pi m BRING IT DOWN YOUR LOCAL INDEPENDENT GROCER MIHALIK'S 1 642 1 3th Street North Phone 328-5742 FREE CITY DELIVERY ON LARGE ORDERS WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PRICES EFFECTIVE MARCH 29th, 30th and 31st. BANANAS APPLES Oranges GOLDEN YELLOW 7 B.C. FANCY RED DELICIOUS LETTUCE 29 CAUF. CANADA NO. 1.....Ib. Valencia Sweet and Juicy 7 J1 Carrots Calif. New Crop Canada No. 1 2 ,39' MEADOW GOLD OLD DUTCH ICE CREAM POTATO CHIPS AYLMER SOUP CREAM CORN AYLMER BEANS FRUIT COCKTAIL HONEY One gallon plastic pail 1 .79 tri-pack far TOMATO or VEGETABLE......10 fl. tins AYLMER FANCY ____ 14 fl. oz. 11ns GREEN or CUT WAX FANCY......14fl. or. lint TOP VALUE ..........Hfl.oi. tins for for CREAMED ALBERTA SWEET ..........................2 Ib. net wt. 7 4 98' NABOB COFFEE PLUS TOc COUPON JN EACH BAG 1 Ib. bag 93 ROBIN HOOD 20 ibs. net wt, Salad Dressing Whole Dills S.rM.rST.r 59c I nrA Maple Loof A MHH Tenderflakc net wt. for 70C FROZEN FOODS Fish and Chips Cream {__ Fraser Valo Turbot 24 01. net Pj Farm House Banana, IB Chocolate or Coconut Cream......12 oz. nel wl. Orange Juice York 6 fl. 01. tin Cashmere Tissue Stotl............Assorted 4's 98c Gravy Train Beef DAIRY COUNTER RED LEAF 1 Ib. net Margarine wt. Jj Crescent p II Kraft Pillsbury 8 oz. net wt. Cheese To '.....16 oz. nc! wt. Siices.TopValu OR ROUND BONE CANADA GRADE A BEEF.............. Ib. CROSS RIB ROAST CHUCK ROAST RIB STEAKS HAMS IlfllHnl READYTOSAT Whole half or quarter SIDE BACON CANADA GRADE A BEEF .19 CANADA GRADE A BEEF....... Ib. Ib. 79' 1 85 .39 BURNS pkg. TURKEY Canada Grade A 16-18 Ib. avg. ib............ 59' i welfare payments and an in- enliye program to allow to retain a larger ortion of any earnings; 4. A capital spending program Dialling million. The two opposition party lead- rs offered qualified support to IB proposed tax and premium eductions. Conservative Leader Sidney pivak, leader of the official uposilion, said the NDP had oarded funds last year to an- ounce major tax cuts just be- ore en election. "He is only giving back to the people the money he has taken rom he said. :XPRESSES RELIEF Liberal Leader T. H. Asper aid Ihe budget vindicates his arlier call for major tax cuts. Vhile expressing "relief, grat- tude and applause for the gov- he said he would resent an alternative budget chcme wilh greater emphasis n creating new jobs and im- proving the economy. Mr. Schreyer's budget was in the context of ecord economic growth during 972. Personal income was up early 12 per cenWthe largest ncrease in more than a dec- nearly all other eco- lomic indicators were at record evels. The revenue estimates pre- ented Tuesday night show in- creases in most major cate- gories, including an increase in wrsonal income tax receipts to ilGC.S million from mil- ion and a sizable increase in equalization payments to million from 558.5 million. Premier Schreyer said he ex- pects to finish the next fiscal with a surplus of mil- ion. Quebec gets more grants than Western provinces Hv PAIIT, .TAf'KKnV By PAUL JACKSON Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA The lone prov- ince of Quebec received mwe federal money in grants under the Local Initiatives Program Sharp shocks critics WOMEN GUARDS 'CRUEL' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A San Quentin prisoner filed suit Tuesday charging it is cruel and unusual punishment to have women guarding him, especially when one of them looks like his wife. Larrance Hand, 42, asked the U.S. District Court to find that employment of women guards subjects him to "cruel and unusual punishment in violation of the 9th Amend- ment to the United States Constitution." The prison recently hired tTO women correctional offi- cers, Bonnie Briggs and Wilma Snider, both of whom were named as defendants. The prisoner said he has lost certain rights but per- sonal modesty was not among them. Kc said his privacy is being invaded because the women guards watch him as he bathes and take care ol his other personal needs. "Defendant Snider is an al- most exact duplicate of the plaintiff's wife and when plaintiff sees this defendant he is reminded of the face that he may not hold his wife nr.d demonstrate his Iwe t her." Hand said. "By seeing defendant Sni- der, plaintiff is sub- jected to deprivations of his past life and is subjected to what is tantamount to a cat rot on a string in that he i able to see tlie defendants a_ women, but. is unable to com- pete for their affections as such is totally against the rules." Hand is serving a sentence of eight years to life for con- victims of kidnap, rape and otiior offenses. He contends the California ('cparimenl of corrections was compelled to female officers to avoid a possible equal employment suit. By VICTOR MAKIE Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA External Affairs Dnister Mitchell Sharp stymied demand from the New Denio- ratic Party that parliament be ermitted to approve the Viet- am policy by suggesting that if 16 NDP did not like the deci- lon all it had to do was with- raw its support of the minority overnmsnt. Mr. Sharp's challenge to the VDP came the day after David national leader of the (DP, had liinted in the house hat his party may keep the mi- ority Liberal government in lower for many months. It ame as a shock lo several TOP'ers. Progressive Conservatives nd New Democrats had omed in the house Tuesday in ailing on the government to al- )w parliament to debate the ecision to continue Canada's >articipation in the Inter mfional Commission for the .pntrol and Supervision, of the ictnam truce. T. Douglas, former leader f the NDP, spoke strongly in avour of parliament being mowed lo make a decision about Canadian forces being tent in Vietnam. Claude Wae- ner, for the P.C.'s said his larty continued to protest the vay in which the decision was made outside of parliament to send Canadians there in th< irst place and now it has been made by cabinet lo keep them here. In Saigon meanwhile, Cana- dian Ambassador Michel Gau vm said today that Canada de- cided to remain on the four ration ceasefire commission in Vietnam mainly because of in ternalional pressure. n 1972 than the entire four Western provinces and two lorthern territories combined, western Canadian MP learned lere. According lo information sup- ilied to Saskatchewan MP Stan Korchinski (PC Quebec received more than million in LIP grants last year while the four' Wesiern prov- itces and two territories got a combined million. Some grant applications were approved for Quebec, .vhilc applications approved for .he four Western provinces and two territories totalled The information, given to the Western Opposilion MP in a written reply, was personally signed by Mark MacGuigan, larliamantary secretary lo Manpower and Immigration Minister Robert Andras. Mr. Aiidras' department is in charge of the Local Initiatives Program, and Mr. MacGiiigan is MP for Windsor-Walkcrvi'Ue Out. ONTARIO NEXT The information also showed that Quebec, in fact, got almost three times as much in federal LIP grants as the next highest province, Ontario. With grants approved, Ontario re- ceived in 1972. Ontario's population is some- what higher lhan that'of Que- bec, and the four Western prov- inces and two Northern terri- tories as well as covering a far greater geographical area than Quebec have roughly the same combined population as Quebec. In the Wesl, British Columbia received the largest amount of money at The West Coast province had 815 appli- cations for grants approved. Alberta dime second in the West with 410 grant- approvals bringing in just under mil- lion. Manitoba had 278 grant ap- provals for Some 224 grants were approved from Sas- katchewan worth TO CHEC KON OBSCENITY WASHINGTON (AP) Tho United States Federal Commun- ications Commission ordered an inquiry Tuesday lo find out whether broadcasters have car- ried "obscene, indecent or pro- fane material." The commis- sion will investigate such pro- grams as sex talk shows and televised X-rated films. IOR LESS from Charter Flights from Free school decision pending NELSON, B.C. (CP) Nel- son school board has decided to defer action on a proposal that legal proceedings be launched against parents send- ing their children to a free school in the Slocan Valley in this West Kootenay area. The move came aflcr the board heard tions from the parents. Board chairman Mike Berg said the situation will be dis- cussed at a closed meeting April 2. About 40 children, ranging In age from 7 to W years, are attending the free school. There are 19 teachers or tutors on the school staff. pacific uiEBTEnn ttmunes For Your FLIGHT RESERVATIONS LONDON CONTACT JOHN 1HACKRAY AT R LAWSON TRAVEL Largest Canadian Travel Agency Offices CaasHo-Caast MARQUIS HOTEL BLOG. Phone 328-3000 or 327-4094 and Fores subject to Terms and condition! published in SUNTOURS LONDON FOfl LESS program. suntours ROYAL BANK ;