Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 3, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta
Tunday, November 3, 19X0 THE lETHBRIDGt HERALD Strom Says Social Justice j f Can Solve Political Problems .MONTREAL (CP) Canadi- ans can solve their political problems by providing social juslice for all and developing an efficient, growing economy, Al- berta Premier Harry SI ram said today. Speaking In (he Canadian Club, Mr. Strom said provinces must retain their authority and resist attempts to increase fed- eral government power "through the back door." "There may come a time when social justice has been a c h i e v e d. when economic growth is no longer necessary or desirable, when the federal question has been responsibly resolved, but for I he dec- ade at least, this will not be the case." Programs designed to ease regional economic disparities would lead neither to economic growth, social justice or provin- cial responsibility, he said. These goals could be achieved by: Encouraging industry to lo- cate, "willlin the bounds of sound environmental planning." according to the most natural- ly-efficient criteria; a minimum economic security guaranteed for all Canadians 'by the federaJ government: and by placing the onus on each province Lo make Ihe mosl nf ils particular eco- i nomic potential, with federal help for specific projects when necessary. Mr. Sfroiu was critical of the federal government's programs designed lo reduce regional dis- parities. As n o w interpreted. Mr. Strom said these federal goals lead lo programs which do not help people ivlto really need help, arc often detrimental to Ihe over-all Canadian economy, and "somewhat ironically" re- sult in a further centralization of power in "Our experience wilh the Re- gional Development Incentives Act confirms our view that when the concept of regional economic disparity is uncriti- cally used as a justification for giving general advantages lo some regions over ollwr. little good results." The idea of regional economic disparity which locates "have" and "have-not" regions requires that boundaries be drawn. "These Luies are outrighlly discriminatory and are the cause of a multiplicity of prob- lems." Mr. Strom said. The Alberta premier said lie questions the basic concept of walling-off part or parts of Can- ada thereby thinking that the problem of gross economic dis- Employed Women Number Swells parity is going to be re-solved in such a way. "I do worry about (to of such measures on the lolal Canadian economy." He said it lias not been proven that people in a dc-signaLed re- gion who most need help ac- tually find improvement in their living standard because of Hie location of industries there. "I believe that we can cut through all lliis by simply rec- ognizing that it is the individu- als who have the problems: And by all of us, particularly the federal government, replacing general incentives and support for industrial development in specified regions with incentives and support for personal devcl- opmenl A text of Mr. Strom's re-; marks was released in advance of delivery. OTTAWA (CP) "-nc num- ber of employed women has shot up in the las' decade al- I hough their percentage in pro- fessional and technical jobs and posts has remained almost constant, a report on women in the labor force shows. Done bv Ihe women's bureau one million, and Quebec Is nest I with The Atlantic provinces have working women, the Prairie provinces -124.000 and British Columbia The estimated average age of women in the labor force in was almost 3G. A total of 55 per cent of of the federal manpower depart-; women employed in I960 were married, an increase of about 12 per cent since 1959. ment, the report says there were 2.5 million women em ployed last year, an increase of one million or 66 per cent over the start of the decade. Nearly half the increase occurred be- tween 1364 and indicating a steady trend. But the report says there ivere increases of only a few tenths of one per cent in the women listed in managerial and professional categories. The report shows that an in- crease in the proportion of women employed in industry, to 32 per cent in from 29 per cent in 1D64, was distributed fairly evenly in those industries where most women workers are found. These include manufacturing, transportation, communication and other utilities; trade; fi- nance, insurance and real es- tate; community, business and personal sendee, and public ad- ministration. The largest increase in the proportion of women in tbese industries was -1.4 per cent in the finance, insurance and real estate sector followed by a gain of 3.2 per cent in public admin- istration. CRAFT WORKERS DOWN Looking at occupations where women are found in numbers sufficient to be significant, the report shows that the percen- tage of women workers in- creased since in all cate- gories except craft, production and related jobs, where it dipped lo 14.2 per cent in 1969 from 15 per cent in 1904. The other occupational group- ings are managerial; profes- sional and technical; clerical; sales; service and recreation; i communication; laborers and! unskilled workers. The largest increase was in; Ihc clerical calegory where wo- i men workers now comprise j nearly 70 per cent. The next bighesl was 3.5 per cent in i sales occupations where women non- till almost 'M per eenl. Govt. Asleep At Switch -Lougheed PEACE RIVER (CPI Al- bertans deserve to know all the facts about the cause of lew water levels on the Peace Riv- er and questions will be asked during the next session of the legislature, Provincial Progres- sive Conservative Leader Peter Lougheed said here. Mr. Lougheed, after touring the river adjacent to the town, said the Social Credit govern- ment had been "asleep at the switch" for not entering an agreement with the British Co- lumbia government at the time the W. A. C. Bennett Dam was built on the river. After the tour with town en- gineer George Strynadka and deputy mayor, Louise Herbert, Mr. Lougheed said the low wa- fer level was "significant." The town council in Septem- ber approved a motion that the B.C. Hydro Authority be sued for compensation because of the losses incurred by the alleged low water levels caused by the dam Wage Boost Described CALtiAHY (CP) IL tf. Hoci- varied slightly in Ihc last dec- ade. Ontario has Ihc largest proportion of women workers. Regional distribution of I gins, a representative of the Re- women in the labor force has iaii. Wholesale and Department j b'l.ore Union, says a strike against Alberta National Drug Co Ltd. is in its seventh week because a "mulli million dol- lar conglomerate" refuses a "paltry wage increase" for 40 j employees. I Mr. llodgins said in a news release that Alberta Nalional j is not a "small, provincially op- cralcd and owned company" bill j is a subsidiary of Drug and Chemical Co. of Canada. N'alional Drug was owned by M. Loch Ltd.. of Ottawa a large Body .Located. In B.C. Mine CAMPBELL H I V K K. B.C. (CP) The body of a minor trapped underground since Salurday was located Monday, in Ihc Western Mines Ltd. opcr- j food and drug wholesale con- ation about 60 miles south of i pany. Ibis Vancouver Island ccminu- j "Wo publicly ask if Ibis nity. i mulli million dollar conglom- II was not known immediate- crate cannot afford lo provide ly w lie I her (Ted) j the '10 striking employees of Cal- I'ogorzclic- died of sllfloca- lion or was crushed by the nil- gary a pallry wage increase lo- falling SS7 a month over a two- year period." cic r g r o u n d nick fall thai I rapped him. The company's final offer was j Rescue crews had worked a wage increase of a month around Ihe clock following on a contract. Work- the accident in efforts lo locate j crs now earn bclwccn and monthly. I'llli.MlIil! STROM Provinces Musi Kcldin Authority Ex-Mayor In Race j VANCOUVER (CPI For-' mer Vancouver mayor William Tlathie announced here be will stand as an Independent candi- date for mayor in December's civic elections. I Govl. Considers Hostel System Across Canada WINNIPEG (CP) The fed- eral government is considering establishing a permanent hostel system across Canada lo ac- commodate "unorganized young travellers." Robert SLanbury, federal inin- isler without portfolio, wilh re- sponsibility for citizens h i p told Ihe federal provincial confer- ence on tourism said here the governm e n I is contemplating creating such a network of hos- tels, similar lo that in Europe, "IL is obvious young Cana- dians want lo see Iheir country and meet their fellow Cana- dians." Mr. StanbuiT said. "They are willing lo forego mosl of the tourist comforts, but the majority of them are if unconventional, Iravellers.'1 Apartheid Must Be Resisted By Violence Says Report LONDON (Keutcr) A spe- cial committee of Ilic iirilisli Council of Churches said here apartheid in Koulhi'ni Africa inusL rcsisled by violence, The comuiiltce also suggests 1 it is hypocritical lor British j Christians to claim the right to use force in two world wars to j defend justice, and to deny the j sSm: right to But a M.OUO-word committee report which vras commissioned by the council and Conference! of British Missionary Societies! was considered too controver- sial to be presented to this i week's council meeting. Instead it has been published indcpond-j cnlly. "Many people hi Britain; would say they hate apartheid; and the cruelty and indignities which it inflicts on Africans, but j add that in no circumstances i can they support against Ilic cslabli.s incuts. This is to p of while yovermne to keep Ihc people s i o 1 c n 'j e led govcni- y the game 's. It helps bdued." Life Sentence For Lawyer The report entitled, Violence Southern Africa: A Clirisliar Assessment, says the- claims ol Christian juslice lie at presenl jWith the African movements which arc sc-ckiiu lo liberate Ihcir people from op iprc'ssion and tyranny ralhci Jinan wilh the present govern mi.'nls of southern Africa MONTREAL (CPi Yves Geoffrey, u Montreal lawyer, has been sentenced Lo life im- prisonment for murdering his wife last Nov. The vcrdicl and .sciilrncc came after the second trial for Geoffrey, a Montreal lawyer, slopped after il was discovered that one of the jurors was flic accused's uncle. LOWER VOTING ACB SAN JUAN (AP) Puerto Ilicans volcd 212.517 to 1M.W2 Sunday to lower the voting to ape 18 from 21. 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