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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 2, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta wm v IIIC costly monster says MP OTTAWA to streamline the Unemploy- ment Insurance Commission have created a poorly- costly Frankenstein's monster that requires a complete inquiry to set matters a Conservative MP has conclud- ed after a four-month study. Jack has confidential government documents which indicate em- of the commission are suffering low morale-and are expecied to do the work of failing computers. Administrative costs for the commission will be SO per cent higher this year than the 1120 million in 1972 while ex- penditures on Ottawa head- quarters will the MP predicted. Mr. Ellis tried Thursday in the Commons to have the cabinet appoint an inquiry commission to study the but his request was denied the necessary un- animous consent. Manpower Minister Robert Andras said the Unemploy- ment Insurance Commission will keep within its 1973 budget in spite of Mr. Ellis' complaints. The conservative MP also predicted that despite lower unemployment rates this year than in the benefit cost of the program will total bil- lion. Last the benefits paid out totalled S2 billion. In a 42-page Mr. Ellis says that unemployment insurance fraud is approaching billion a year and that commission manage- ment has deliberately deleted information from reports that could embarrass the government He also repealed a Con- servative accusation made earlier this year that commis- sion chairman Guy Cousineau knew how much money the in- surance account would need before the Oct. 30 election last year but did not request it for political reasons. Warns of attack South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu charged Thursday that the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are preparing for a new offensive and said his own forces might strike first. Pilots protest charter deal MONTREAL Cana- dian airline pilots appealed to the federal government yesterday not to allow the United States a larger share of the Canadian air charter market. The appeal was prompted by Transport Minister Jean Marchand's statement Tues- day that Canada is close to making concessions to the U S in current bilateral air negotiations. In a telegram to Mr. March- the pilots in- stantly urge the Canadian gov- ernment to stick to its guns and not to grant U.S. carriers further access to the Canadian air charter market to the detriment of the Canadian aviation industry The signed by Ceptain John B presi- dent of the Canadian Air Line Pilots also concessions can only result in a loss of business and employment and have a negative effect on our balance of Government reconsiders sale ruling Resources Minister Bob Williams said yesterday he will look at new information regarding the economic condi- lion of Kootenay Forest Products Ltd. of B.C. but seemed firm on a decision refusing to allow its sale to a Japanese-controlled com- pany. He met yesterday with J A. Lawrason. an executive of Eddy Match Co. which owns KFP Mr Williams said he was asked to reconsider the government's refusal to transfer timber-cutting rights. Crestbrook Forest In- dustries Ltd of Cranbrook had offered to buy the ailing com- but the government wouldn't allow the deal. Mr Williams cited over- logging on KFP's timber ranges in the Purcell Moun- tains and the fact that Cresbrook is more than 50- per-cent-owned by Mitsubishi- Honshu Corp. of Japan. The minister said Mr. Lawrason promised to send him soon more information that might change the government's but Mr Williams seemed firm. government has made a he told reporters. Stands trial at Golden B.C. Albert Richard of New has been committed for higher court trial on charges of attempted assault causing bodily harm and robbery with violence. The charges were laid after an incident July 25 involving two female hitchhikers from New Westminster. The women said they were driven to Glacier National Park near here where they were bound and gagged and beaten with a hammer. One of the women said she was raped. SAVINGS Natural gas is coming anal Nanton to Granum on the west side of Highway 2 Vulcan toNoUeford Highway 2 east to the Little Bow River including the McGregor lake Reservoir Here's how you can make it happen sooner. Natural gas is on the way You can help us and yourselves by learning about and getting involved in your local gas co-operative Natural gas will be made available to everyone in this area at a reasonable cost if we all participate in this program. With your our community will soon be a better place to live. Area 1 Alan McKtt 235-2059 ClarMholm DonQllmsdale 235-2213 Claresholm Area 2 Blane Mlddleton Vulcan 485-6825 Pat Roe 485-6802 Vulcan Alan Mueller 897-2159 Champion QdnMlHIBflBd Of DEPARTMENT OF TELEPHONES ft UTILITIES RURAL UTILITIES BRANCH Here's why. we're going for GAS naturally Natural gas is very econom- ical and once the savings become apparent. This becomes even more mean- ingful when you consider that natural gas is also a very clean and convenient fuel. 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