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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 20, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2 THE LETHBRIDGE November 2u, 1974 Conflict of interest rules 'complete farce' Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Opposition Leader Robert Stantield charged Tuesday that the Lib- eral government has made a complete farce of its conflict of interest regulations by ex- empting from controls the wives and husbands of cabinet ministers. Stanfield asked Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau why "a very substantial period of time" is allowed before ministers are required to register their arrangements for disposing of or declaring their private interests, and noted that spouses of minis- ters are not covered under the guidelines laid down by Trudeau last year "How is he (Trudeau) going to overcome any suspicion that this would provide a minister with the opportunity of transferring embarrassing resources to his or her he demanded. The prime minister replied that he thinks the guidelines should be implemented as soon as reasonably possible. "In the case of some minis- ters." he really means immediately, and in other cases this means dis- posing of various forms of holdings, which very often cannot be done overnight and takes some time In the meantime. Trudeau added, it is his responsibility and that of the minister con- cerned to make sure no "con- flict of interest situations" arise He stated that spouses are not included to ensure that the minister, "whether the minister be male or is fully responsible for any conflict which might arise through his or her spouse Trudeau's reference to female cabinet ministers ap- parently meant Environment Minister Jeanne Sauve, whose husband is a senior vice- president of the huge forest in- dustry complex. Consolidated- Bathurst. As environment minister Mrs. Sauve is respon- sible lor government forestry programs The prime minister already has declared he has no inten- tion of requiring Maurice Sauve to sever his connection with the forest company or remove Mrs. Sauve from her portfolio Mrs Sauve last week made an official declaration that she has no holdings. "The government quite frankly felt, and I would be in- terested to hear if the opposi- tion has contrary views, that it was not in keeping with modern standards that the spouse be guided or obligated by whatever career his or her spouse has, and this should not prevent that spouse from engaging in the pursuit of his or her Trudeau told Stanfield Tuesday. "It would the Con- servative leader retorted, "that the prime minister and I have opposite views for the simple reason that the provi- sion makes a complete farce of any regulations that have been developed." Treatment better for private bills BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL OTTAWA (CP) Private member's bills, traditionally blocked after only cursory de- bate, may get further in this Parliament than they have for decades. A government directive has gone out to departments in- structing them to examine bills introduced by private MPs and to report any major objections Bills without such objec- tions will be allowed by the government to progress at least to committee study, a spokesman said Tuesday. For about the last 50 years, the overwhelming majority of private bills has been effec- Drug sweep nets six B.C. men VANCOUVER (CP) Six persons arrested in British Columbia Tuesday were to appear in county court here today to face extradition proceedings on various drug charges. Police here, in the United States and in southeast Asia began synchronized raids Thursday with warrants charging an multi-million dollar conspiracy to import heroin into Canada and the U.S. lively shelved by government members ensuring that they do not come to a vote during the hour allotted for second- reading debate of each bill. Now, with ''private members becoming pretty the government has decided to allow more of the bills to receive detailed study in Commons com- mittees, the spokesman said. "Hopefully, the results of the new policy will begin to show in the next few weeks." The order took effect about the time the government fell last May, but has not been made public until now. In the last Parliament, only a handful of private bills made it to committee. The rest were talked out in the usual manner by Liberal MPs and sent back to the bottom of a hefty pile still to be considered. This Parliament, 164 private bills have been introduced "and we're awaiting answers from the the spokes- man said. "Don't expect any miracles, because government bills still have to come first and we can't refer private bills to committees already tied up on a lot of other business." However, one private bill of the seven considered so far this Parliament received se- cond in and was sent to committee. B.C. accused of aiming at forest firms takeover VICTORIA (CP) The British Columbia government was accused Tuesday of using the current slump in the province's industry as an excuse to bring in legisla- tion which would allow for the industry's takeover. Speaking during second reading debate of the timber products stabilization act, op- position members accused Resources Minister Bob Williams of using the bill as a smokescreen for the New Democratic Party's takeover intentions. The legislation would allow the government to set the price wood chips can bring Dairy Queen Shoppers'Special A complete meal Mitchell refused to take blame Big Brazier French Fries Soft Drink for Thursday Friday November 21 22. This Thursday and t" November 2] and 22, h.irry down to participating Dairy Queen Mores for 3 complete at vc-t That's 891" Y- -an't make a at Think oi it A brewed Big Brazier, hot cusp Fic-rich Flies, and quenching soft dnnV ior onlv This Thursday to toll Mitchell Hut Mdercd th'1 1hf toughest don-sjiin h iornv r i 1 Irn-iJ 'i v. 3 hn, r on 1hr. f- lr made publif .n transcript from rr> lii Air Canada will launch the first three of its new U.S routes December 1. the airline an- nounced Tuesday The three routes will link Edmonton and Calgary with San Francisco. Winnipeg with New York and Quebec City wilh new York, and are to be served by daily round-trip flights initially using 95-seat aircraft." The airline received final ,-ipproval of the new services Tuesday from I" S civil avia- tion authorities in Washington. 1) C They arc the first of 14 new trans-border services to be in- troduced by Air Canada be- tween now and 19T9 under of the bilateral apree- niTil recently be- Canada and Ihe I'mled States for Canadians in all parts of our country over the next five years." he said The addition of San Fran- cisco will bring to eight the number of cities served by Air Canada out of points in Canada The other cities are New York. Boston. Cleveland. Chicago. Miami, Tampa and Los News in brief Boundary hearings asked OTTAWA (CP) The pro- Alberta-British Colum- bia boundary commission will have to offer to hold public hearings in case of disputes between the two provinces, it was decided Tuesday. The decision came in an amendment to a bill estab- lishing the boundary commis- sion that was being considered by the Commons national re- sources committee. The bill then was approved for reporting back to the Com- mons. Ford, Tanaka seek harmony TOKYO (AP) President Ford and Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka agreed today on the need to enhance co- operation among the oil- consuming nations while seek- ing to maintain harmony in their relations with the oil- exporting countries. UMW pact may fail WASHINGTON (AP) -The United Mine Workers (UMW) high command has retreated from its optimism about early acceptance of a proposed new contract to end the coal strike in the United States, now in its ninth day. UMW Secretary-Treasurer Harry Patrick said Tuesday there now is a 50-50 chance the union's bargaining council will turn down the tentative agreement. Officer killed in tunnel Night life Only the muted glare of spotlights on the crane and streetlamps illuminated the office tower under construction at Letnbridge Centre in this night shot by Herald photographer Rick Ervin. Floor-laying crews are nearing the top of the 12-storey structure which forms the cornerstone of the three-square block development. SEOUL (AP) A South Ko- rean officer was killed, five U.S. military men and a South Korean were injured, and a U.S. officer is missing in an explosion today in an infiltra- tion tunnel. The South Korean govern- ment charges the North Ko- reans dug the tunnel. The explosion occurred while members of a United Nations command joint observer team were investigating the tunnel com- plex, which South Korea said one of its police patrols dis- covered Nov. 15. Canada Greyhound running TORONTO (CP) Greyhound Lines of Canada Ltd., with its bus operations stalled in the United States because of a strike there, is continuing to operate in Canada, a spokesman said Tuesday. Albert Cooke, the company's eastern Canadian manager, said in a telephone interview from Windsor, Ont., that the Amalgamated Transit Union strike in the U.S. has had no immediate effect on two locals operating in eastern and western Canada. Britain taxes North oil LONDON (Reuter) Brit- ain's Labor government an- nounced Tuesday a tough tax on profits from North Sea oil, and it opened talks with the oil companies which eventually will determine the amount of tax levied. Although the government's proposed bill did not set a rate, one oil chief immediate- ly criticized the government's attitude toward taxing the North Sea oil once it begins flowing Chrysler boosts layoffs DETROIT (AP) The Chrysler Corp. has announced thousands of additional layoffs, raising to the number of its employees scheduled to be off their jobs in December. Chrysler said Tuesday it was laying off workers temporarily and indefinitely, closing all but one of its six U.S car plants and making "extreme cut- backs" at 42 manufacturing plants from Nov. 27 until Jan. 6. The firm said the action is aimed at cutting its inventory of unsold cars. The company's Windsor, Ont.. plant will remain in operation. Hospital walkout planned EDMONTON (CP) Non medical personnel employed by University Hospital agreed Tuesday night to walk off their jobs tonight if they do not receive a cost of living increase of or seven per cent of their current wage. The employees are members of the Civil Service Association of Alberta. They agreed to ask the same as the government has agreed to grant general services employees. Death penalty ban bid fails WASHINGTON (AP) Ro- man Catholic bishops in the United States have narrowly turned down a statement op- posing the death penalty. But they'll make another try. in simpler form, at affirming that stance. 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