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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, May 4, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 ROUND SMS CANADA GRADE A WHOLE CHICKENS BRAND VITAMIN ENR.1CHED FLOUR 'RIDE OF ARABIA 20 Ib. net wt. bog net wt. "Flavotainer" feog 1" BRAND ASSORTED FLAVOURS ICE CREAM 1 gal. plastic pail 99' 69' 1 .79 "L" BRAND 100% PURE VEGETABLE OIL BANQUET OR BROOKPARK FROZEN MARGARINE c DINNERS 6.1 Turkey or -Ib. net wl. parchment pks. for I Chicken 11 -oz. net wt. pkgs. for 1 SUNDRY DETERGENT ;URF 5-lb, net wt. (King Size) pkg. 1 I MAI-LING SLICED, CHOICE GRADE .09 MUSHROOMS o %l for ,00 oo TO fl. or. STRAWBERRIES WEET AND JUICY SMALL SIZE IDEAL FOR JUICE SUNKIST ORANGES We reserve right te limit quantities normal family 2025 M.M. DRIVE 'COLLEGE MALL' 324 M.M. DRIVE 420 6th STREET S. 'DOWNTOWN' GOOD FOOD COSTS LESS VALUES EFFECTIVE 7IL CLOSING SATURDAY, MAY 5, 1973 Building material sales tax factor in high home costs By VICTOR MACKIE OTTAWA Continuation of the sales tax on building mate- rials is a contributing factor to pricing houses beyond the reach of average Canadians, Eldon Woolliams, Progressive Con- servative housing critic in the party's caucus said Wednesday. NEB office for Alberta suggested EDMONTON (CP) The Na- tional Energy Board should es- tablish a federal office in Al- berta and start to hold some of its hearings in western Canada, Alberta Liberal leader Bob Rus- sell said today. Mr. Russell, in a news re- lease, said he welcomed the re- cent announcement that the fed- eral government intended to start hearings this fall into a national energy policy. "But these hearings should be held across Canada and Al- bertans should have hearings in both Calgary and Edmonton.'1 Mr. Russell said hearings in Ottawa automatically restrict participation and "I'm concern- ed that all we will have is a parade of high priced spokes- men for special interest groups who can afford the air fare and expensive hotel rooms during the Ottawa hearings." The Liberal leader said if the Trudeau givernment is sin- cere in its desire to bring west- ern Canada into the mainstream of national government then it must give western Canadians an opportunity to participate in this important debate into our national energy policy. He said he would urge such a policy at the Liberal policy con- ference at Vancouver in June. "The paramount considera- tion in Canada is to produce houses at a price which Cana- dians can he said. Mr. Woolliams was com- menting on the refusal of Urban Affairs Minister Ronald Basford to reduce or eliminate the 11 per cent sales tax on building materials. The P.C. member said he was "very dis- appointed" that the minister re- fused to reply positively to the Canadian Labour Congress on this question. "His position on the sales tax completely contradicts the pub- lic housing, co-op housing and rehabilitation proposals in re- cent government Mr. Woolliams said in a state- ment he issued. In a letter to the president of the CLC made public Tuesday Mr. Basford argued the reduc- tion or elimination of the sales tax on building materials would lead to inflation, Mr. Woolliams said. The minister had con- tended the housing industry is now operating at a high level of output and that increased out- put would cause inflationary pressures because of potential shortages of skilled workers and essential building mate- rials. Mr. Woolliams took issue with this position. He said the philos- ophy of the government ap- peared to be that such taxes are useful to abate demand in areas where greater demand would induce cost-push inflation because of scarce or rigid sup- plies, labour, materials and capital. "This approach is both unac- ceptable and ill-advised. The 11 per cent sales tax is not damp- ening demand for essential and scarce com- is simply another contributor to housing said Mr. Woolliams. The member said only six per cent of wage earners now can afford to purchase a home. That must be changed by re- ducing costs. "To reduce housing costs the government should eliminate the sales tax on building mate- rials. It is an unwarranted and hurtful cost and nothing more. In addition potential scarcities in skilled trades and essential building materials can and should be met by government action and should not be used as an excuse for accepting this present said Mr. Woolliams. The member for Calgary North said the present inflation crisis requires the 90-day freeze on wages and prices that the Progressive Conservatie party has proposed. He denounced as "phony" the claim by Mr. Bas- ford that the government could not eliminate the sales tax on building materials because of inflation. Nixon plans meet >vith Pompidou WASHINGTON (AP) Pred- dent Nixon and French Presi- dent Pompidou will f-ieet in Ice- land May 31 and June 1, it was announced today. The meeting will be a fore- runner of Nixon's tour of Eu- rope to be taken this fall to key NATO countries including France, Britain, Italy and West Germany. Pompidou will be the last of the leaders of these four coun- tries to meet with Nixon In ad- vance of the European tour. West German Chancellor Brandt concluded two days of talks with Nixon here Wednes- day. British Prime Minister Heath and Italy's Prime Minis- ter Andreotti were hero recently, too. 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