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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta New status of women legislation gets good marks OTTAWA A bill in- troduced Friday on the status of women promises to tidy up several anomalies in eight federal but steers clear of the larger issues of abortion and citizenship. The presented in the Commons by Labor Minister John won immediate praise as an important step to- wards providing equality be- tween the sexes before the law. certainly not earth- shattering commented Katie a sociologist who heads the federal advisory council on the status of women. it's valid evidence that Mr. Munro is taking his job seriously. We're delighted with Mr. Munro is the cabinet minister responsible for the status of women. The bill includes proposed amendments to the Criminal the Immigration the Unemployment Insurance Act and the Canada Elections Act. Mrs Cooke said her in close touch with women's groups across the will continue to press for changes to the Citizenship divorce and abortion laws as well as for the establishment of a federal hu- man rights promised earlier this year by the government. HELPS TOO Proposed changes to some acts promise to remove existing discrimination against men before the law For a proposed amendment to the Criminal Code would make a married woman responsible for provid- ing necessities of to her husband if he is destitute in the same way he now is obligated to her. Other sections of the omnibus bill legal protection for women who aid in the escape of their husband's partner in a crime. The law currently assumes the wife was forced into the deed by her husband. the same pension benefits available to the dependents of male pensioners to the husbands and children of female disability pensioners. De- pendents' benefits would also be available to both boys and girls up to age 17. Boys now are cut off at age 16. the Immigration Act to enable either a husband or wife to apply as the main breadwinner in the family when seeking landed immigrant status. family members who are landed immigrants or Canadian citizens from deportation orders issued against the family head. the Canada Elec- tions Act so that a woman will be identified by her own name on a voters' list. Amend the Unemployment Insurance Act's maternity benefits sections to make maternity leave more flexible. The 15 weeks of maternity leave could be taken up to 15 weeks the baby's instead the current six-week limit. marital status and age among the prohibited grounds for job discrimination under the Public Service Em- ployment Act. the National De- fence Act to permit girls as well as boys to join military cadet organizations. Outside the Mr Munro said major steps to- wards ending discrimination against both men and women will be taken. Legislation creating a federal human rights commission was being he and likely would be ready by early summer. A cabinet directive instruct- ing Crown corporations to seek more women for senior positions would be sent out next week. A kiss for Dief Former prime minister John Diefenbaker attended i tree planting ceremony at a school in Ottawa Friday ind got a kiss from Jennifer Kent. along with nany of the other children from Our Lady of Mount iarmel enjoyed Mr. Diefenbaker's company Imost as much as he enjoyed theirs. Sewage treatment plan broadened OTTAWA A government bill designed to sewage treatment issistance and get more land the housing market was ntroduced in the Commons rriday. The bill would broaden the iewage treatment assistance to include financial lid for trunk storm sewers. It ilso would permit grants to municipalities vhere sewage treatment costs ire an unusually heavy tax New methods of dealing vith sewage will qualify for ederal financial help he new legislation The Central Mortgage and lousing Corp. says hat the new proposals might lelp bring land on the housing narket more quickly. The low development of serviced and could be blamed requently on financial iroblems faced by numcipalities in providing ewage and water services. bill is designed to ittack this to timulate house-building iy increasing the to iush down house a statement says. VIDENS FUNDING The bill would meet this oal by providing funds for runk storm sewers as well as runk sewage collector ystems. Trunk storm sewers are currently not included in the sewage treatment assistance program It also would help municipalities facing rocky terrain or similar sewer construction problems which place an unusual cost on the shoulders of municipal taxpayers. Federal grants to these towns would cover one-half of the amount by which their costs exceed a reasonable level per person. This level would be set under government regulations Under the sewage treatment assistance CMHC currently lends funds to provinces or municipal sewerage corporations to cover two-thirds of the capital cost of a sewage treatment plant and the trunk sewage collector system. When the project is CMHC may write off 25 per cent of the amount of the loan and interest. This continues under the new program. Since the program was launched m 1961. the federal government has lent about million for more than projects in Canadian municipalities. the ANSWERS for your NEWS QUIZ PART 4-David 5-b PART 5-c PART 5-b PICTURE Egyptian President Anwar Sadat Olympiade XXI Montreal Olympiad Kingston Yacht racing. 25 North America. Olyrnpiade XXI -Montreal Olympiad 1976 Olympiade XXI Montreal Olympiad Montreal Skyline. 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