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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta May 1970 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Wests Discontent Undercuts Sympathy For Quebec By JOSEPH MacSWEEN Canadian Press Stall Writer Western Canadas discon tents are undercutting sympa thy or Quebec among people in the Prairie says past premier Manning of Goodwill in a multiracial population is being eroded by the feeling that tire federal government and the rest of Canada heeds Quebec but not tire in the analysis of the man who led Albertas So cial Credit government for 25 Its a combination of two he told a longstanding griev ances that are these arc in the economic field Now on top of that a feel ing that our1 people have faced those problems for asked for consideration to be given with little or no Thenthey see the cultural and linguistic concerns of FrenchCanadians in Quebec in their far more attention not only by the national government but by people across EMOTION IS STRONG Manning emphasized that it isnt that our people are opposed to attention being given to those That isnt Theyre quite happy to see them given con But they feel resentful when their own just because theyre in another area and a different of arc treated as being insignificant and described as complaints of people whining about their This creates strong Different people react dif But I think it would be correct to say that a sub stantial very sympa thetic to the concerns ex pressed by the FrenchCana are less sympathetic today as a result of this type of The picture in seme East ern Canada quarters of a West bristling with rednecked hostility to Quebec did not materialize in a reporters and was denounced by informed citizens in all four western There has been an honest and conscious effort to under stand the whole thing and go along with mainly to sup port Canada because we dont want to see it said E d mo n t o n editor Andrew And authoreditor Bruce Hutchison of while sneaking specifically of atti tudes toward also ap peared to have broader things in mind regarding British Col umbia when he declared This province is more ma ture in its thinking and more sophisticated than a lot of eastern people seem to imag The traditional f r e e a n d easy mingling of Western Ca nadians with their American neighbors underlines lack of rapport with their Eastern Dl I i C BECAUSE Some hospital the charges for which residents were formerly are now available through the Governments Medicare Blue Cross can offer at reduced rates coverage against the costs of the following services which not covered by Medicare DIFFERENTIAL CHARGES HOME NURSING CARE for private and semiprivate hospital accommodation t CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES DRUGS DENTAL CARE for accidental injury to natural teeth NATUROPATHIC SERVICES Effective July every regardless of age or can obtain Blue Cross protection on either a Group or NonGroup GROUP COVERAGE Single or married persons employed where a Blue Cross group or can be established may obtain Blue Cross protection at the following reduced monthly rates GROUP MONTHLY RATES Single Family NONGROUP COVERAGE Albertans who cannot obtain Blue Cross membership on a Group basis can obtain identical benefits at greatly reduced rates by Applying to and paying the required Blue Cross subscription rates to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission See Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission advertisement in this paper or Applying directly to Blue Cross and by paying slightly higher subscription rates of NON GROUP MONTHLY RATES Single Family These rates are payable on a semi annual or annual NOTE The specially reduced rates in 1 above are available only to those residents who do not qualify for Group enrolment and only to those who make application and payments to the Alberta Health Care Insurance Additional information on Aiberta Blue Cross GROUP Coverage is available fromfirms or having 3 or more and by whom the applicant is Information on NONGROUP Coveraue is available from Alberta Health Care Insurance Box Edmonton AIBERTA BLUE CROSS PLAN Edmonton Calgary Canada My Christmas cards come from donl know anybody in said a fanner visiting When a Winnipegcr talks to a man from Minneapolis about the weather it is not small are discuss ing something in In Duff a young professor at University of said that considering the influences on him since I couldnt bring myself to cheer for Toronto Maple Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens have damn few fans out a friend re NO EASY ANSWER Yet secessionist sentiment though it was discounted Manning said it would not be honest to pretend there is any easy answer to the transportation and freight problems of so far from seaports and centres of heavy central But the type of thing that disturbs people for exam a conglomeration of rates trader which it is possible to move certain commodities from Montreal to Vancouver on a special seaboard rate and back to Edmonton cheaper than you can move them direct from Montreal to fts pretty hard to tell a man on the street that that makes The great bulk of wheat and other prairie agricultural pro duction was sold on world markets at world prices over which farmers had no control On the other the great bulk of what they buy is imported from centra Canada behind a tariff imposed for the benefit of the manufactur Manning concedes that farm machinery is a notable exemption and that the whole question of tariffs is compli MUST TALK HARD take a farmer who crosses the border and sees his American neighbor buy a TV set for less than he can in you have to talk pretty hard to this farmer to convince him its a good thing to have a tariff protection be cause weve got to have indus try in The feeling in the West is not just towards the central but a feeling that the central provinces are not appreciative of the impact on the Justabout everything we buy in the manufactured area has in it two cost factors protective the price here compared with what it would be if we could import from the high freight cost be cause of the distance it has to And this is not borne by the producer of the commod ity in Eastern Canada but by the purchaser in the though when the western farmer sells his hes the one who pays the freight to the not the fel low buying the So the western producer Im getting hit both Im paying the freight to bring eastern manufac tured goods to this Im paying a higher price on many lines of manufactured goods because of protective OIL IS CONTRAST in what happens in the oil Manning Canada imports more than half its petroleum though the Alberta oil indus try has been running far below Western oil is delivered only as far east as Toronto because of foreign oil arriving on Atlantic We only supply 48 per cent of our own said producers arc to move oil to Mon treal would mean an extra one or two cents a gallon in Immediately the great cry from the East is We couldnt do would be Try telling that to the Western Canadians who are paying extra on everything to look after the Easts tariff How can we pay it on ev erything we buy but they couldnt pay one or two cents a gallon to up another 10 per cent of Canadas oil pro duction in her domestic mar This again becomes politi We lack the We lack the So Parlia ment feels they mustnt upset the people of central Can STEADILY IMPROVING Afghanistan AP Afghanistan will become self sufficient in wheat in 1971 be cause of modern agricultural techniques and improved agriculture ministry sources built to take on the Country AC5P MAVERICK 5 at 8501 6065 bore x Single cylinde rotoryvalve 0 TCI20 II CAT Trans 3 3 12 hp at 7500 torque Singla cylinder twostroke eng Knobby Cl 0 01 T250 II HUSTLER 6 33 at 8000 100105 x bore X Twincylinder twostroke TS90 HONCHP 5 11 at 7500 torque Single cylinder rotory ground T12S II STINGER 5 at 8500 7075 sore x Dual parolleliwin TS250 I SAVAGE 5 23 ot 6500 with kit 31 ot 7000 torque ot 5000 Single linder iwostroke A ground Triols T500 III TITAN i 47 hp at 7000 10120 x iore x Twin cylinder TC90 BLAZER rans 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