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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 9, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Election experts come into own HERE HE Two passersby are dwarfed by huge pcrlrair of tenin in the Coat of Arms Square in the Russian cily of Leningrad. The porlrait has been creeled for the celebration Nov. 7 of the anniversary of ihe Bolshevik revolution. Alberta govt. guarantees policy benefits EDMONTON (CP) Tire ham Harlo Mr. provincial government is giiar-! Leitch said the government antecing policy benefits to per-! now has a written agreement sons affected by the collapse to provide policy holders "all By JOSEPH MacSWEEN MONTREAL (CP) The dead heat in the federal elec- tion may be murder on some constitutional ano political historians are coming into their own. These scholars, 'sought out perhaps more than ever before, come up with some surprising observations when they place the present impasse between Prime Minister Trudeau's Lib- erals and Robert Stanficld's Conservatives in the context of history. Jean-Charles Bonenfant, law professcr at Laval University says it is helpful to compare the Canadian position now with practice in Britain more than years ago. "Before 1868, no English prime minister defeated in an election ever -esigned without fiist going to said Prof. Bonenfant, a con- stitutional expert, in a tele- phone interview. The reason was that political parties then were not so'well established o' clearly defined as they later became. A prime minister, therefore, could not be certain of Ms fate until he tested a newly-elected Com- mons. If defeated there, he would tender Ms ifstgiialion -to I the monarch of the day. Prof. Bcnenfant said he feels i Mr. Trudeau took the right de- cision when he announced he will seek a vote of confid- ence in the Ottawa Commons rather than accede to demands that he resign in favor of Mr. Stanficld. The party standings in the House stood at Lib- orals 109, Conservatives 109, New Democratic party 30, So- cial Credit 14 and Independents I Though party structures ob- viously differ from Mth-centuiy .Britain. Prime Minister Trudeau faces similar impon- derable elements and is justi- earlier this year of an Alberta- bnsed b'fe insurance company, Attorney-General Merv IjCitch announced in the legislature Wednesday. of those rights they had con- tracted for" with Rocky Moun- tain Life Insurance Co. AFFECTED About persons were af- Replying to a question from j fected by the company's finan- government backbencher Gra- i cial collapse. Its remaining as- sets now are under the control I of a government-appointed di- We don't have to leave town when you buy one of our FINE QUALITY USED CARS or TRUCKS 2-1972 IMPALAS 4 DR. HDTP. One with air. Fully equipped. 1972 CHRYSLER NEWPORT CUSTOM 4 DR. HDTP. Air. power windows, loaded. 1972 PLYMOUTH 2 DOOR HARDTOP miles 1972 LE MANS P.S., r.E., rodio, automc 1972 CHEVELLE 2 DOOR HARDTOP miles. 1970 CHEV. PREMIUM UNIT 4 DOOR HARDTOP 1970 DATSUN 2 DOOR SEDAN 1968 BUICK WILDCAT, 4 DR. HDTP. 1966 CHEV. IMPALA 2 DR. HDTP. V-ll, nulcmiilir 1966PONTIAC 2 DR. HARDTOP V-8, nulamntic CAR SALES S21 13TH ST. N. Phono 328-9444 rector. "The government is guaran- teeing tho policy holders that they will recoivi all of the bene- fits they were entitled to rc- j ceive under their Mr. Ixsitcb said. "The insurance policies have been administered by an inter- j im administrator for some months now and on Tuesday last, the government appointed another administrator." i Roy Wilson (SC-Calgary Bow) asked whether the government intends to administer the poli- I cics to termination or whether the private insurance indusry I might be permitted to take I over. Mr. Leitch replied that the government decs not have "a closed mind on cither ap- proach.'1 "Our prime concern will he Ihe well-being of the nearly 11.- 000 Alberlans who held policies and we're equally concern- ed with the most efficient way of seeing that their interests are protected.1' Shareholders jjel free shares in U.S. I irm EDMONTON (CP) Pondor- ay Exploration Co. Ltd. of At- herta announced yesterday its shareholder will be given free shares in its U.S. counterpart. A company news release said that shareholders will receive one share of Explor- ation Co. Inc. (U.S.) for each shares held in the Canadian company. The Canadian shares must be registered by Jan. 8, 1117.1. Monarch Life passes mark WINNIPKCi (CP) Monarch Life Assurance Co. passed thr one-hillion-dollar ma :k in life insurance in force lasl Septem- ber, with sales to tho end of Sciilemhor totalling In ils report for Ihe Ihird qu.TliT of 1072. HIP Winnipeg- company said Ihird-quar- sales totalled Sill.I! million compared with million in NO ANTHIUKS TAIPEI (AIM Taiwan's ucalion minislry has decreed (hat foreigners may not buy an liquos of cultural, historical or artistic importance. fied in his course, in the opin- ion of Prof. Bonenfant. "I think it is good to go back to the old way and meet lha said the professor. "It is impossible in these cir- cumstances to understand the whole R'tuatiun without a meet- in" of the House." The Laval authority said ho agrees with such exnerts as P-uialor H. Carl Montreal lawyrr. ant' Frank Scctt, former McGill law j dear, who f the Tories had an edge in the election the Liberal government's itutio-ial dutv was to face the Commons before any admisf.'on of defeat. Historian Laurier i McGill professor, said in an- other interview some com- mentator are talking "dan- gerous nonsense" when they suggest Mr. Trudeau should' step down because the bulk cf his support is in Quebec. Mr. Trudeau would be in a "far worse" position had he won a majority in so-called English Canada but lost Que- I bee, said P.-of. LaPierre. Canada had evolved over the I generations a system of parlia- mentary democracy and feder- alism based on a written and i element of "balance" being j maintained by unwritten but' well understood precepts. The unwritten understanding involved representation of the i regions of Canada in the gov- j ernment of the day.- Prof. LaP- ierre said lie regards both Mr. Stanfield and Mr. Trudcau as competent fo- office Li Ihe per- i sonal sense, but the I I despite their heavy losses in Ontario and the better able to provide balance j than the Conservatives, who' hold two seats in Quebec com-! pared with three fo'r Liberals in the West. The Liberals also had a big- ger popular vote. Licences required EDMONTON (CP) Regula- tions requiring a annual li- cence and insurance on all off- highway vehicles using public land became effective in Alber- ta yesterday. The new regulations are de- signed to cover any motorized vehicle, including snowmo- biles, Highways Minister Clar- ence Copithorne said in a news release. i A high ways department spokesman said no deadline for j the start of prosecutions has: been set. Thursday, Novembsr 9, 1972 THE LETHBRIDOE HERALD 17 Govt. acts to remedy Coleman housing lack MISSED THE BOAY VICTORIA Ni- kolaivich Parashchansky, a ma- chinist aboard the Soviet fish- factory ship Tckhnolog, went to visit a PiUs'sian-spcaking resi- dent while his ship was in har- bor, undergoing rcoairs. When he was returning to Ihe ship, the car he wcs being driven in broke down and he mssed the'' boat. After consulting officials he was put aboard another So-j viet vessel in Vancouver. EDMONTON acute] housing shortage at Coleman should be remedied under changes to the Alberta Housing Act, Municipal Affairs Minister Dave Russell says. Mr. Russell, in a news re- lease, said cabinet had approv- ed changes in regulations which will allow the Alberta Housing Corp. to provide loans for the dsveioDmsnt and improvement i of mobi'e home parks. He said the new regulations will permit applications for loans from individual develop- ers in addition to ties desiring to develop such parks to accommodate mobile homes. raw regulations benefit community of Cole- man immediately." Mr. Rus- 'I sell srid, adding that Coleman Colleries has a problem of not being able to attract a stable work force because of the lack cf accommodation. "Under the new regulations the company will be able to borrow money from the corpor- ation to establish a mobile home park thus eliminating a serious accommodation problem." Mr. Russell said at present the maximum amount of the loan, terms and repayment per- iod will be determined by the corporation on the merits of each application. "More specific regulations dealing with interest rate, am- ortization period, applicant's equity and parks standards still are being negotiated with the mobile home manufacturing industry and probably will form the basis for detailed regula- tions at a later he said. ANNOUNCING Eleven Store HOLIDAY VILLAGE Now Open 24 Hours M For Your Added Shopping Convenience 7-Efeven Store 13th St. and 6th Ave. North Also Open 24 HOURS DAILY Store 20th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Drive 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Daily Prince taste. ii nx sor 1-, i Pure vodk.i. Without :i flicker of taste or color or scent. -A puncc ol i Have the i'rincc over ton i "lit. After November 15, Canada Savings Bonds will cost you more because you will have to pay accrued interest! BUT CANADA SAVINGS BONDS START SOMETHING GOOD TODAY AVERAGE ANNUAL INTEREST TO MATURITY 7.30% ;