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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 23, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 20 THE LETHBRIDGE Saturday, November 23, 1974 Zoo meeting at Calgary OTTAWA (CP) A national organization representing directors of zoological parks and aquariums has been formed to speak on matters relating to wild animals kept in captivity. A three member steering committee was stuck to prepare for the first annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums, to be held in Calgary next September Members of the committee are Chve Roots, director of Assinboine Park Zoo in Win- nipeg, Paul Montreuil, scien- tific director of the Montreal Aquarium and Zoo, and Peter Karsten, interim director of the Calgary Zoo. Companies move from Alberta Budget speeds oil CALGARY (CP) Oil in- dustry spokesmen predicted Friday that the federal budget, with its "double tax- ation" of resource industries, will speed the exodus of oil companies, personnel and equipment The United States consulate general in Calgary said about applications for tem- porary work permits, mostly from oil industry personnel in Canada, have been received so far this year in Denver, Colo. However, a spokesman for the consulate said the number of immigration applications handled in Calgary is basical- ly unchanged. "We do not handle appli- cations for temporary work permits in Calgary, but in re- cent discussions with our dis- trict immigration office (in Helena, it was men- tioned that there has been a flood of applications for tem- porary work permits, totalling some in Denver. The Canadian Petroleum Association said so far this year, 40 drilling rigs and 30 seismic crews have left Canada, mostly for the United States. Oil industry sources said with the departure of each drilling rig or seismic crew, about 50 jobs, including jobs through secondary em- ployment, would be lost in Canada. The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors recently conducted a survey which showed more than 50 companies have relocated or opened offices in Denver, and along with the departure of the crews 160 geophysical personnel have left Canada Carl Nickle of the Daily Oil Bulletin said the exodus is not restricted to Denver, but Den- ver is a prime location as it is the heart of the rocky moun tain states. Exploration and develop- ment drilling in Western Canada was down 10 per cent during the first nine months of 1974, and the industry said the drilling slump would worsen with the continuing political and economic unret tanitv this country The chief complaint fry the oil industry against budget is its provision tin, resouice companies cann.p deduct provincial royalU payments from thoir (Mri. taxable income Scotty Cameron, manager of the Indcpendcri' Petroleum Asvru'tion nf