Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 7, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Borowski won't pay tax until abortion funds halt WINNIPEG son MLA Joe Borowski Man- itoba's best-known opponent of abortion, announced at the weekend he is refusing to pay his income taxes as long as the federal and provincial governments continue to pro- vide funds for therapeutic abortions. Mr. Borowski, a former cabinet minister in the NDP government and now an in- dependent, told the legisla- ture he will not pay a single penny of income tax "even if it means going to jail." In a speech repeatedly interrupted by procedural points and interjections from both sides of the House, he said civil disobedience was the only way left to deal with the abortion issue. He described the practice as "ruthless and politically sanctioned child murder, en- thusiastically and financially supported by the NDP government.'' In an interview outside the House, Mr. Borowski said his refusal to pay income taxes was a "last resort." He said he had refused to file his 1972 tax return and would continue to refuse to file. "I've tried every he said. "I've been at it for a year and a half. Fve used every method." Asked about the prospects of going to jail, he replied: "If it's going to stop this slaughter that is going on, it's penalty I'm prepared to pay." Mr. Borowski has been an active opponent of abor- tion for many months, most recently with a group known as the Alliance Against Abor- tion. He introduced a bill in the legislature this year to have abortions removed from cov- erage under the province's compulsory health insurance scheme. The bill was given a six month "hoist" last month and effectively killed. Earlier this year, Mr. Bor- owski announced he would refuse to pay monthly health care premiums. For the outspoken former highways minister, the an- nouncement was not the first time he has placed himself at odds with the law. In 1968, the year before he first became an MLA, Mr. Borowski served three jail terms for refusing to charge sales tax to customers at his Thompson souvernir shop. FINED While handling the high- way and public works port folios in the provincial cabi- net, he was fined Sl.OOO for contempt of court after he threatened to have a magis- trate removed from the bench. Finally, in September, 1971, his outspokeness about abor- tions led to his resignation from the cabinet. Prior to Mr. Borowski's an- nouncement, his allegations about government support for abortions led to the loudest and one of the longest pro- cedural wrangles of the cur- rent session of the legisla- ture. House committee chairman William Jenkins (NDP Logan) repeatedly called for Mr. Borowski to withdraw his remarks about "child mur- der" by the NDP. SHOUTING After the withdrawal, how- ever, he used the phase again, and this quickly led to a shouting match between At- torney-General A. H. Mack- ling and deputy Conservative i leader Harry Enns, the mem- ber for Lakeside. Mr. Jenkins ended the dis- pute with a plea for mem- bers to set an example for the people cf Manitoba, but several other parliamentary points were raised and dis- posed of before Mr. Borowski was able to proceed with his speech. Monday, May 7, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Exploration program digs into tungsten find VANCOUVER (CP) Amax Exploration Ltd. has announced a exploration program on what the company believes is possibly the world's largest tungsten deposit, 240 miles northeast of Whitehorse, Y.T., on the Yukon-Northwest Terri- tories border. The deposit is estimated to National Grits hear West vieivs EDMONTON (CP) Mani- toba Senator Gil Molgat said last week the national Liberal party is more willing than at any time in the past to listen to the views of Western Lib- erals. Senator Molgat said the poor showing of Liberals in West- ern Canada during the 1972 general election has created the situation and the commit- Rabid skunk found near Swift Current SWIFT CURRENT (CP) RCMP have alerted citizens to protect their animals against rabies after the capture of a rabid skunk on a farm south of the city. The skunk was captured after it attacked two dogs at the farm. The city's health of ani- mals division later confirmed the skunk was rabid. tee organizing a conference on western objectives is making sure western Liberals are aware of it. The Liberal conference is scheduled June 22-24 in Van- couver. Gordon Gibson, a defeated candidate in Vancouver South in the 1972 election and chair- man of the committee, said the conference must explore the general areas cf politics, eco- nomics, transport and agricul- ture, with special attention to be paid to foreign investment, international trade, tax policies, the problems of family farm- ers and freight rates. Alberta Liberal leader Bob! Russell, joining a news con- ference of the objectives of the conference, said Liberal lead- ers of the four western prov- inces will "demand not just ask" that solutions be found. in the interests of each province to give more power to the west as a whole." he said, suggesting the differences be- tween the provinces will not contain 30 million tons of ore worth about billion, grad- ing at .9 per cent tungsten. Amax is a wholly-owned subsi- diary of American Metal Cli- max Inc. of New York, the largest tungsten producer in the western world. The exploration program will consist of diamond drilling and bulk sampling on the deposit and work will start in early July. A preliminary feasibility study now is under way and the results should be next, year. Tungsten is currently selling j at about a unit, a unit con- sists of 20 pounds of tungsten. Jim Allan, manager of the Vancouver office of Amax, said I the company staked the first i claims in the area in 1962. 200 CLAMS "Currently we are holding 200 claims, half of whi are in the Yukon and the oilier half in the Northwest Territories." World-wide tungsten produc- tion statistics indicate that Clrina is the largest producer, followed by Russia, the United States, North and South Korea and then Canada. Thomas Elliott, manager of the B.C. and Yukon Chamber cf Mines, said the tungsten deposit is "unquestionably an- other major mineral discovery in the Yukon territory." and will "undoubtedly stimulate a considerable amount Cf new ex- ploration activity in that part i of the north." prevent establishment united front. of COURT ESTABLISHED The Supreme Court of Can-' ada was established in 1875. r I- We make ...to afford the Sup-R-Belt now original equipment on 1973 cars Firestone STORES EATON'S Mother's Day May Give your mother a Viking dishwasher and well send her a dozen red roses Who does the dishes at your house? Mum? Isn't it about time you gave her a dish- washer that will give her a 240-hour vaca- tion every year? Better dash to the nearest Eaton store today and buy her one of Vikings the gift she'll thank you for every day of the year. And we'll send her a dozen red, red roses, her gift and yourt from Eaton's. Please allow 10 days for delivery. 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