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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 7, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta January session planned to combat unemployment OTTAWA (CP) The Lib. eral government is planning to call the Commons into session early in January and present it with a series of new economic proposals to combat unemploy- ment, sources said Monday. When Prime Minister T.-udeaii held a news confer- ence Thursday and announced that his re- duced to a carry on, he said that Parlia- ment would be called "as soon as reasonably possible follow- ing the return of the final elec- tion writ." This would be Dec. 5, at the earliest. But sources said Monday that plans call for Parliament to meet early in though this could by that time the government I there was no clear concensus will have a series of economic measures ready for the speech from the throne. Mr. Trudeau will announce his plans to his party's caucus when it meets here Wednesday. The Conservative caucus will meet Nov. 15-16 and the New Democratic Pa'rty caucus will meet in Toronto niixt Monday after a meeting of the party's federal council. Party standings as of Nov. 6 were 109 Liberals, 108 Con- servatives, 31 New Democrats, 14 Social Credit and two inde- pendent. Meanwhile, as MPs gathered back in Ottawa to settle in for a new session and some to clean out their of- fices following their Dief sees deal between parties on how long the new Parlia- ment would last. NDP Leader David Lewis, whose party holds the balance of power, says the session will last "as long as. PaTliament does some good for Canada." But everyone agrees there will be some difficult votes in the early days. White it is generally conceded that the NDP would prefer to postpone another election until well into the new year, the Con- servatives are apparently eager to go to the polls again, assum- ing that the momentum is on their side. And the first vote the Commons will face will be framed by amendment Conservative non-confidence motion which comes with the throne speech. Should the motion to be ac- ccptable to the Conservatives it will be difficult for the Liberals 'to survive. A imminent Conservative i sad Monday that his party I would vote fo- toy NDP amend- i ment "providing it isn't 'some- j thing ridiculous like calling for i the nationalization of Canadian NDP, as an to the standard WINNIPEG (CP) Former prime minister John Diefenba- ker said Monday the Liberal and New Democratic parties have made a sort of arrange- ment to ensure that the govern- ment of Prime Minister Tru- deau won't be forced out of of- fice by a defeat in parliament. a post-election news conference j Ppdfic." that he will bring in amend- ments to government legislation which the Conservatives could not support. "They'll be awfully sure they will have Liberal support for them." LIBERALS LEAD He said it will be difficult for the NDP to vote against the Conservative motion which, he thought, would be a simple con- demnation of Liberal policies on unemployment. i SPRING FAVORED Most of the talk around Par- Mr. Diefenbaker, who easily tw i Hament Hill appears to centre retained Prince Albert riding! With indications Monday that election for the Progressive Saskatchewan riding of, on a spans election. support, woi defeat in parliament on is- sue wou'd not force a govern- ment resignation. Liberals in such a situation would go to parliament to seek formal vote of confidence. Mr. Diefenbaker added he is not saying there is an agree- ment between leaders of the Liberal parites. and New Democratic But the two parties have reached "something of an arrarjgement." Mr. Diefenbaker noted NDP leader David Lewis indicated at Tueiday, November 7, 197} TKl IHHBIIIOOI HWAID 27 in the 1957 general election the Conservatives under his leader- ship gained 112 seats and form- ed a government with th2 sup- port of the NDP's predecessor, the CCF. The next year the CCF's standing in the House of Com- mons dropped to eight seats from 25 as the Conservatives swept to election victory. Mr. have to put before Parliament Diefenbaker said the lesson a package of economic meas- hasn't been lost on the NDP. ures which will improve the sit- "They don't want another uation in every respect." new approach to combat unem- ployment and the sources said the changes could involve the recruitment of well-known out- side economic experts. In replying to questions about unemployment and inflation at his news conference. M" Trudeau said: We will election soon." Rapeseed's future hangs in balance The sources said that work- has not yet begun on these measures, but that they will re- ceive top priority before the opening of Parliament. He said it was almost certain that non- government experts will be consulted, even if they are not recruited into the public serv- ice. By JEFF CARRUTIIERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA In a few months from now, the controversy about the safety to humans of Canadian varieties of rapeseed oils could be ended once and for all. The federal health protection branch has just decided to es- tablish a special advisory com- mittee of non-government sci- entific experts, to review for lire government the possible hazards to humans, if any, as- sociated with oils made from Canadian rapeseed varieties, including the new low erucic acid Canbra oils. The scientific review, some- thing never More done for any of the edible oils used in Can- ada, is scheduled to be com- pleted by next February or March. DIFFICULT DECISION What some sources in govern- ment describe as "difficult de- cisions" about the future of ra- peseed oils will then be made by government on the basis of the scientific review. Should use of rapeseed be re- stricted in such existing con- sumer products as margarines, cooking oils and salad dress- ings? The federal health de- partment is already considering limiting the percentage of ma- rine oils allowed in margarines to five per cent as a result of related concerns about possible health hazards. Or will rapeseed oils be given a "clean hill of This is considered to be less likely. In experiments with rats, o'dcr varieties of Canadian ra- pcsccd. containing as much as M to 50 per cent crude acid, have shown lo produce fatty deposits in the heart on feeding to the rats. When scientists identified orucic acid as the seeming Trains rolling again afler derailment RASSANO (CP) The main CPU line was restored lo full operation early today after the derailment of an eastbotmd freight train Monday. There were no injuries in the accident about p.m. which 12 froighlcars and one tlic- unit leave the tracks. The cause of the inisbnp was not de- termined. culprit, the government de- j cided it would be "prudent" to switch to newly-developed rape- seed varieties low in erucic acid. These varieties, contain- ing about five per cent erucic acid, produce what is called Canbra oils, which are also low in erucic acid. TOTAL SWITCH-OVER The government, in calling for the switch to Canbra oils two years ago. launched a multi-million dollar program to bring about an eventual total switch-over to the new vari- eties. More recently, experiments on rats in Ottawa laboratories and in laboratories abroad have revealed that even the low erucic acid Canbra oils produce heart lesions in the rats, even though the Canbra oils don't seem to produce the fatty de- posits scientists had thought preceded the more dangerous heart lesions. While the findings are still considered to be preliminary and are puzzling, the health de- partment in Ottawa has now decided that a scientific review of the health hazards of all the Personalized car plates seen source of revenue EDMONTON (CP) Per-! serialized motor vehicle license plates one source of addi- tional revenue AlberU "could take under consideration." Highways Minister Clarence Ccpithorne told the legislature. He was replying to a qucs- j tion from Roy Wilson gcry The question was one of sev- eral during the question period as the opposition continued its practice of focusing on one cabinet minister for most of the 40 minutes. The opposition didn't gain much information but provoked an argument over whether it was the Progressive Conserva- tive government or its Social Credit predecessor which be- gan closing undeveloped road allowances to the public near Calgary. Gordon Taylor, high ways minister in the former govern- ment, said it was a "false- hood" to suggest Uie practice began with the Social Credit ad- ministration. Deputy premier Hugh Horner retorted that If the opposition was on a "witch it should place its questions in written form on the order paper. That's where that particular debate ended. Mr. Copithorne told Leighun Buckwell (SC Macleod) that he has completed a five-year projection of highway develop- ment in the province, but that the plan won't be tabled in the house because it's meant as a highways department guideline only. He also said his department still is considering the possibil- ity of photographs on driver's licences. GOLDEN YELLOW BANANAS A VOTE FOR DAD Tricio Nixon Cox, daughter of President Nixon, emerges from the booth afler casting her vote Tuesday. Mrs. Cox was the first one to vole in her district in Westhampton Beach, an eastern tcng Island community. (AP Wirephoto) Ib. Watch For More Special Values In Tomorrow's Paper. rapeseed oils is in order. plan wage Hawrelak appeal case under way EDMONTON (CP) An ap- peal by former mayor William Hawrelak against an Alberta Supreme Court ruling that he violated rules governing per- sons in trust, opened Monday. Mr. Hawrelak in January was ordered by Mr. Justice W. J. C. Kirby to'pay the city the alleged profit from a land transaction completed while he was mayor of Edmonton. Defence counsel A. F. Moir argued Monday that Mr. Justice Kirby was wrong in his decision. Mr. Hawrelak w a s president of Sun-Alla. Builders Ltd., in 1963 when that company be- came involved in a land deal with Chrysler Corp. He became mayor later that year. Mr. Justice Kirby's 50-page judgment against Mr. Hawrelak said the former mayor's 40 per cent share in Sun-Alta., jumped in value to from after some property was re- zoned. The judge said Mr. Haw- relak was unable to give un- biased judgment on the rczon- inc decision. The hearing is expected to last until Wednesday. SIMPSONS oears BUY 4 SAVE '4. 3 years or miles' Reg. GutHntMd High Performance Shock Absorbers. The right-shocks for frequent travel over rough roads. They give high speed control and a powerful comfort cushion. Guaranteed for 3 years or miles. SUPRAMATIC SHOCKS (not Heavy-duty, shock absorbers that are guaranteed for miles. Better riding control and safety than regular equipment shocks. Reg. Sale Booster Shocks (not For pulling trailers and any other heavy weights. Coil springs end rear end drag. Sale Reg 599 2599 Hospital acl starts soon VICTORIA (CP) British Columbia's new an hour minimum wage will come into effect Dec. 4, Labor Minister William King announced here. He said the labor department has no accurate estimate of the number of people affected by the increase in the minimum rate from SI.50. There also is no figure for the number of workers aged 17 and under who will come under the new youth minimum rale of an hour, effective on the same day. The new minimum wage or- ders also snccify that new fig- ures of and respec- tively will eomo into effect Dec. 3, 1973. The final stage of UK graded increase in the minimum wage, promised by Ihc NDP during the prov'nriH election cam-1 hospital or university hospitals, introduced EDMONTON (CP) Devel- opment of hospital services utilization committees are pro- vided for in amendments to the Hospitals Act introduced in the legislature. Health Minister Neil Craw- ford proposed the changes which "recognize the growing need" for such committees in approved hospitals. They would Include members of medical staffs nnd constantly review the use of various hospital services. 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