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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 22, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 1 LETHBRIDGE HERALD May 1974 French to be sole official language in Quebec STILL SELLING FOR LESS STERN'S CUT-RATE FURNITURE 14 3rd St. S. Phone 327-3024 Keep punching Nora a White House office displays a pair of boxing gloves received by the office from former boxer Al Flora. The writing on the gloves urges President Nixon to keep punching. QUEBEC French is to be the sole official language of Quebec in matters ranging from government business to bus tickets under legislation tabled in the national assembly Tuesday. The legislation repeals pre- vious legislation allowing par- ents freedom to choose the language in which their children will be provides a preferential system for awarding government contracts to companies favoring the use pi French and sets up a nine- member language board to oversee application of the lan- guage policy. Education Minister Francois who presented the long-awaited told reporters that the aim of the policy is to French but French and English would co-exist in some cases government does not want too much coercion be- cause all over the world coer- cion in policies has led to fail- he said. Mr. Cloutier said a minister of language might be appointed to deal with the complex policy. LIBERAL RANKS BROKEN Presentation of the Official Language Act led to a break in Liberal ranks. Three English-speaking Lib- eral Kenneth Fraser and John the six Parti Quebecois legislature members in abstaining from a recorded vote taken after the bill's presentation. Mr. Cloutier said the on both sides of the language debate cannot be satisfied and the government had taken a with the new called Bill 22. While the language policy touches on the fields of the civil labor and education is its most controversial section. The bill provides that pupils must have a knowledge of a language before they can be instructed in it. Those who do not have a knowledge of either French or as immigrant be steered to the French-language school system. TEST PROFICIENCY Decisions on school admis- sions would be left to individual school but the education department could set tests to determine proficiency in a language. The policy affects only the public school system and does not apply to private junior colleges or universities. Mr. Cloutier said it was nec- essary to repeal Bill the freedom-of-choice legislation passed in because too many immigrant children were opting for the English- language school system and too many francophone students were transferring to leading to problems of facilities. is still freedom of he it is The bill provides for appeal of test results to the education minister. Official government texts food s Prices EHictive May 23 to 1974. We Reserve the Right to Limit Quantities. ICE CREAM 2 1 Gallon Plastic Container 49 GRAPEFRUIT JUICE Sunrype 48 fl. oz. tin COFFEE 97 Maxwell House Regular Grind 11b. net wt. SURF DETERGENT 449 Powdered 5 Ib. net wt. Apples Canada Fancy Winesap 3lb netwt. 69 c Oranges California Choice Valencia 4lb. netwt. bag Strawberries Canada No. 1 California Pint basket Can. No. 1 California Stalk Celery Lettuce Canada No. 1 California Lb.......... TOMATO JUICE York.48fl.oz.tms PEARS Brentwood 14 fl. oz. tins BOSTON BROWN BEANS ONION SOUP Heintz Country tri pack CREAMED HONEY 1 Ib. net wt SALAD DRESSING TOMATO SAUCE 14 fl. oz. tins....... Macaroni CHEESE DINNERS POPPING CORN Jolly 2 wt...... POST HONEY COMB Cereal. 12 oz .netwt. SCOURING PADS sos 10 pads GARBAGE BAGS 10 bags HANOI WRAP Food x 100 ft. roll BATHROOM TISSUE 4 roll package LISTERINE Antiseptic 30 fl. oz. 2 3 3 2 for 7 oz. net wt. 79e Mixed Vegetables Top Valu 2 ib. net wt O 400 Fancy Peas Top Valu 2 Ib net wt. BLUE BONNET BLUE BONNET 'a4 AA MARGARINE 129 3 Ib. netwt............. A Chinese Dinners Swanson 11 oz. net wt 85' Orange Juice York 12 oz 2 'or BURNS SPREADEASY CHEESE Past. 2 Ib. wt. 2 99 Chuck Roast 79' Canada Grade A Beef Ib........... Cross Rib Roast Canada Grade A Beef Ib........... Pork Picnics ssh Campfire Skinless Ib....... Sausage 69 Bologna 65 By the Piece Ib.......... Steakettes Bulk Ib. Support Your Local Independent Grocer MIHALIK'S Flnmt Quality Mote Cut To Your 642 13th Street North Phono 328-5742 FREE City delivery on large orders. Store Wednesday Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 Thurs. Frl. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and documents are to be drawn up in but they be accompanied by an English-language version. The public may address the government in either French or but Quebec will communicate with Ottawa and the other provincial governments in under the bill. French is to be the language of the civil municipal administrations and school but in the latter two cases both English and French are to be used in communications where the majority of persons administered are English- speaking. Government contracts formed within Quebec must be drawn up in but those formed outside can be written in French as well as another language. With its provisions for Eng- lish in government the new Quebec bill does not infringe on a section of the British North America Act stipulating that both French and English can be used in government and court proceedings and that national assembly bills and records be available in both languages. ISSUE CERTIFICATES Under the language certificates are to be issued to companies promoting the use of French and preference would be shown to such companies in the awarding of government concessions and contracts. The Quebec government would also provide financial and teaching help to businesses trying to promote French and French-speaking persons at all levels of their operation. The legislation also provides utilities must offer services and including passenger in although such documents may be accompanied by English ver- sions. agreements and contract negotiations must be in French except where employees request but grievances may be lodged in either language. including bill- neon signs and public notices must be written in French. If English or another language is used in certain French must be given equal prominence. which do not conform may be removed by the government at the expense of the owner. There is a five-year period of grace for existing signs decisions rendered in English must be translated into French. Mr. Cloutier said regulations spelling out how the government policy would be put into effect would not be available for about six months. REFERRED TO The legislation has been re- ferred to a committee at which the public will be able to make its views known on the legislation starting June 11 The bill would then be re- PREMIER CAUGHT SPEEDING ST. Nfld Premier Frank Moores was stopped after driving at 110 miles an hour on a western Newfoundland Steve Neary Bell said in the legislature Tuesday night. Mr. Neary said the premier was driving between Corner Brook and Stephenville at the time. Stephenville is 52 miles west of Corner Brook. Mr. Neary was speaking during second reading approval in principle of an amendment to the provincial Highways Act which provides for the seizure of licence plates if traffic fines are not paid. An RCMP spokesman in Corner Brook would say only that a government official was stopped by a patrol car last month on the 30-mile stretch of Trans-Canada Highway between the Western Newfoundland city and Deal- Lake. The maximum highway speed in Newfoundland is 60 miles an hour. SHOWROOMS BOMBED BUENOS AIRES Several Ford Motor Co. showrooms and a branch of the Bank of London and South America were badly damaged in a series of bomb explosions here early Friday. Officials said reports indicate there were no casualties in the chain of explosions. turned to the legislature for debate and approval in principle. Mr. Cloutier said he did not expect the language legislation to be changed fundamentally. don't see how the com- mittee can bring anything he said. Geridron commission the status of the French language in did exhaustive studies which helped us and while we will have an open spirit to any new element I don't expect any major 'Unacceptable' howls go up in Quebec QUEBEC was the Parti Quebecois eductation critic's verdict on the Liberal government bill making French the official language of Quebec. Claude Charron said shortly after the bill was introduced in the national assembly.Tuesday that it makes no real change in the status of English in the provides many loop- holes in sections dealing with French in business and industry and only applies makeup to the legislation guaranteeing parents freedom of choice for their children's language of education. is not through the neverthelesses and at- the-same-times' we find in the law that we'll get away from the bilingual character Quebec has attained on its road to Mr. Charrbn said. have been demanding and waiting for the legislation for six and after six years we have a right to legislation with teeth and bill doesn't have first our answer to this bill is No and I hope that will be the answer of Quebecers he adding that the PQ would present a more considered position today or Thursday. Carnil spokesman for the two Creditiste called the bill wishy-washy thing that won't solve very He said the regulations accompanying the legislation are much more important than the bill itself. regulations won't be publicly and people are going to use them to scuttle the bill Mr. Charron said that by refusing to amend Article 133 of the British North America Act which provides for the use of English in Quebec courts and in the national the bill French no more official than it was The legislation beets and carrots to make a package deal that contains some acceptable measures in order to sell measures that wouldn't be bill contains all kinds of some edible and some kinds that haven't been edible for four The legislation does some cosmetic work on earlier bills dealing with freedom of language choice in the schools but leaves the door open for assimilation of the By ruling that pupils without a sufficient knowledge of French or English would receive their education in the bill Us discriminatory character by creating two classes of immigrants As for the sections of the legislation dealing with French as the language of work and Mr. Charron said there is no obligation for businesses to make management posts available to francophones. In Prime Minister Trudeau commented reluctantly Tuesday on the Quebec government's proposed egislation on language in that province. policy on language has been known for a long Mr Trudeau remaining silent until reporters Drodded him for further comment following a cabinet meeting. The prime minister said Premier Robert Bourassa has the new legislation will be applied great and that interested persons and groups will be permitted to express their views when the b'ill goes before a committee of the legislature. let the people express Mr. Trudeau said The Rogers9 Prize- winners are here. Fifty delicious prize-winning recipes of the more than entered in Rogers' Recipe Contest have now been assembled in a new cook booklet that's yours FREE for the asking. Just send your name and address to THE Rogers' P.O. Box B.C. V6B 3V2. Here's a sample from that new collection of bright ideas using Rogers' Golden Syrup. 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