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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta The lethbridge Herald Third Section Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday, May 12, 1973 Pages 29 to 36 Headgear Some sort of Oriental headgear? No, it's one of those knapsacking tourists visiting the Obelisque de Luxor in Paris, France. Crows Nest Industries profit up VANCOUVER (CP) Crows Nest Industries Ltd. yesterday reorted net earnings of or a share for the first quarter of this year compared to or 69 cents a share for the same period in 1972. Company president M. B. Pepper said gross revenue for the first quarter was mil- lion compared to 8 million (or the same period last year. He said recently enacted pro- vincial government mining leg- islation is "vague but potentially onerous in taxing provisions." He said a dividend of 12.5 cents a common share will be paid June 29 to shareholders on record June to make a total disbursement of 25 cents a share since the beginning of this year. Crows Nest shares are trad- ing on the Toronto Stock Ex- change In the range. Trudeau Liberals plagued by patronage allegations By PAUL JACKSON Hcirald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau's minor- ity Liberal government is being plagued by questions and criti- cism concerning alleged patron- age or conflict of interest within his administration. In the main questions placed by Opposition MPs in the offi- cial House of Commons order of business and notices paper re- lates to public appointments being given to defeated Liberal candidates, friends and assist- ants of the prime minister being given juicy appointments with high salaries, industrial in- centve grants to big business, and the possible maintenance of approved lits of lawyers for federal government business. Some of the situations are well documented. For instance, Mr. Trudeau himself announced the appoint- ment of his executive assistant, 39-year-old Tim Porteous. as as- sociate director of the Canada Council. Even the mass circula- tion Toronto Star, a supporter of Liberal governments for years and years until last fall, described in an editorial Mr. Porteous' appointment as pa- tronage. "Caesar would not have put his wife in the declared the Star. Appointment On April 10th, this year, an official release from the Fi- nance Department announced the appoii-'ment of former B.C. Liberal MP Grant Deachman as a member of the tariff board. Tom Cossitt, a lifelong Lib- eral who left the party last year, joined the Conservatives and won a seat to the Commons in Leeds constituency last Oct. 30th, wants to know why Mr. Deachman was appointed to the tariff board. Question number for the government to answer in a writ- ten reply asks whether the fact that Mr. Deachman, until last Oct. 30th MP for Vancouver Quadra, was a former Liberal MP had a bearing on the ap- pointment. Mr. Cossitt, perhaps because he was a Liberal for so long be- fore making his controversial switch, has a large number of questions before the govern- ment relating to other former Liberal candidates and MPs now thought to have been on the public payroll for some pe- riod since Oct. 30th. Qusstions to men- tion such persons as Jerry Pringle, former MP for Fraser Valley West, B.C.; Peter Con- nolly, former Liberal candidate in Oshawa-Whitby, Ont. and son of Senator John Conolly; Bruce Howard, former MP for Okanagan Boundary, B.C.; Kob- ert Borrie, former MP for Prince George-Peace River, B.C.; and Murray McBride, ex- member for the Ontario riding of Lanark-Henfrew-Carleton. Shy away Mr Cossit and other MP have asked, and had answered in recent weeks, similar ques- tions. In fact, in mid-April the Canadian Press sent a story over the wires saying the gov- ernment had decided to shy away from further political ap- pointments because of possible embarrassment. Earlier, Stanley Knowles (NDP Winipeg North Centre) had tried to place a motion be- fore the Commons asking the government to table a list of all Liberal candidates from Oct. 30th "not" given jobs on the public payroll. The motion failed to get unanimous consent. Although Mr. Knowles failed to get his list, Mr. Cossitt has two questions before the gov- ernment on the same matter demanding a written reply. Asks question "How many persons who were candi- dates for the Liberal Party in the election of Oct. 30th, 1972, have been appointed, as of this date, to any positions what- soever by the government? What are their names, what are the positions, and what are the annual salaries in dollars in each Question asks: "Is the government considering any further appointments what soever, as of this date of per sons who were formerly candi dates of the Liberal Party or formerly Liberal Members o. Parliament or former executive officers of the Liberal Party in any capacity whatsoever and, if so, what appointments are being considered and who are the individuals Ed Nelson Seymour, B.C.) asks in question number 517 whether Ray Per- rault, the Liberal MP he de- feated last Oct. 30th, has been given a government position. At one timi, at least, as Mr. Nel- son has probably heard, Mr. Perrault was working for Envi- ronment Minister Jack Davis. Consultant In fact, many Opposition MPs are well aware of former Lib- eral MPs and candidates who hold government appointments. Mr. Trudeau himself has two former MPs in his office; Ex- Labor Minister Martin OConnell and John Roberts, former MP for York Simcoe, Ont. The government has al- ready admitted that Robert Kaplan, MP for Don Valley, Ont., until the last election, has worked as a special consultant to Trade Minister Alastair Gil- lespie. Patronage, which the Random House Dictionary describes as 'the distribution of jobs and fa- vors on a political basis, as to those who have supported one's party or political doesn't only apply to top, high paying jobs. A month or so ago Lt. Col. D. V. Currie, the House of Com- mons sergeant-at-arms, told the standing Parliamentary com- mittee on procedure and organ- ization that about 700 jobs un- der his jurisdiction depend bas- ically on patronage. Col. Currie said all the jobs on Parliament Hill, of which cleaning and messenger staff comprise the bulk, are filled by persons recommended to him "by the political side." Need 'pull' A singsong in a children's home. Kids from broken homes learning the joy of making music. With a guitar. and gentle help... and happiness. Yes, you can buy happiness. For others. Now. Today. JHwnlBM SJV6 toTllC Give to The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal, Appeal This basically means that un- les you have "pull" on the Hill you can't even really hope to get a job in the House of Com- mons sweeping floors or deliv- ering messages. Col. Currie's statement caused Quebec Liberal MP Jac- ques Olivier to describe the sys tern as "intolerable." Ontario New Democratic Party MP Ed Broadbent lias raised questions of a different nature. He, in question 152 which has been waiting for months for an answer, lists 95 well known Canadian com- panies and wants to know what grants or loans have been made to the federal government. It is suggested on Parliament Hill that Mr. Broadbent be- lieves these companies may comprise the fabled "95 com- panies" one Liberal official has said the party has traditionally depended on for financial sup- port. There Is no evidence, of course, to support the con- clusion or to suggest any wrongdoing on the part of the government or companies. But Mr. Broadbent does take care to list every single company in the official House of Commons book. John Reynolds (PC Burnaby- Richmond-Delta, B.C.) has a question for the government in a similar vein. Loan He wants to know if the gov- ernment made a million loan in 1972 to a private Brazil- ian utility company and whether that company Is owned, in any part, by Brascan Ltd. Rare surgery- performed on infant TOKYO (AP) Five-month- old Noel Yarboro of Birming- ham, Ala., carried in her par- ents' arms for the first time in 30 days, left for home today fol- lowing rare surgery to correct defective bile ducts. The baby was operated on by Dr. Keiiiro Suruga in early April and was discharged from the Tokyo University Hospital. .Suruga is the only doctor mown to have corrected the de- fect with surgery. Noel was born with an abnor- mality known as biliary atresia, ;he absence or severe under- development of the bild ducts. Suruga said the result of the operation was "satisfactory, but chances of her long-time sur- vival are still unknown because pro-surgery damage to the liver. Mr. Reynolds also wants to know whehter well known Lib- erals such as External Affairs Minister Mitchell Sharp and for- mer Trade Minister and Liberal leadership contender Robert ever high level executives of Bras- can. His questions follow a well documented and researched "expose1 on Brascan published recently by Last Post, the con- troversial, but authoritive, un- derground magazine. Mr. Cossitt has recently moved in on a new sphere. In his latest set of questions, num- ber to he wants to know whether Justice Minister Otto Lang's office maintains a list of "approved" lawyers in various provinces and whether the lawyers have close con- nections with the Liberal'Party. Poses the question: "Does the department of justice maintain a list of lawyers approved to act on behalf of the government in the province of 88 and, if so, (a) what are the names on this list and if they are designated for government work in a spe- cific electoral district, is the name of the electoral dis- trict in each case (b) what con- liderations are involved in se- lecting names for this list (1) are executive officers of the Liberal Party, Liberal Members of Parliament or Liberal candi- dates consulted in compiling this list (11) specifically are there any requirements that the individuals on the list be mem- bers, supporters or contributors of the Liberal Party in order to be included. The government usually an- swers written questions within 8 week or so but can refuse to if it feels answers are of a con- fidential nature. Alternately, the government can just let the questions sit there unanswered. H Professor named vice-chairman EDMONTON (CP) Brian Williams, a professor of indus- trial relations at the University of Alberta, has been appointed vice-chairman of the Alberta Board of Industrial relations. Mr. Williams, 38, has been with the university's faculty of business administration, and commerce since 1964. A native of Vancouver, he is a consul- tant in labor relations and has been chairman of various con- ciliations, arbitration and griCT- ance boards in the province. THE FINEST ACCOMMODATION FOR YOUR RETIREMENT INGELWOOD LODGE (Located on Taylor Way in West Vancouver, B.C.) Providing the most luxurious single or double accommoda- tion. 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