Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 24, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
inevitable? in... in come to some kind ot nccoin- niiicialiini with India, lie has prmn- i.-ed ii new constitution savini; Kant Pahisian maximum autonomy with- in Pakistan. That, al least is a step Jorward lull only a step. The eon- siilulion will not lie presented until next month and time is President Yahya Khun must he re- Itii-latii In enter into war. winch al- most certainly against him. He is militanly far weaker limn In- dia lie knows'also that many Pakistanis would be glad to he rid nl Past Pakistan and would look with i-a a referendum in Hast Paki.s- m ,'i'der to settle Ihe question, i He he aware, too. that til-' only possible roaie to prior In ,i is the release ol Sheikh MuTilnir Rahman from mili- cnM.iciyl. Sheikh Mujibui' would iuixe in uu'e time to be clued in on v h it luinpeneci since Ins cap- liiMoi-o he could lake par! in ah. lit I'-asl Pakistan's lutnre. Ku'ii tiien. East Ben-Salis would not to settle lor anything th ,n i-iiinplcte independence not id'ier all Ihe blood Hud lias ai- re, dy In-eu spilled to achieve llud end 'it'-, a decision. He is cer- n to lose face, power and prestige he iinly liie future can tell d tjM, le.eiin-; to peace is possible emhinv, depends on wheiher the rrjiTil'ii forces on both sides can be jr evented from forcing the1 issue. U moment il doesn't look proini.-- nu. I'.nt there is still some nope, because of Mrs. Gandhi's patience, second, because the president of Fak- i--tan knows that he has so much to if he continues his hclliscrcnt. stand, and third because China and i'.ussia appear to be counselling cau- Add'in that, the embaryi im- posed oa I'.S. arms Io West Pakis- 1 in iiiid it adds up to sonieihiim hut ii that may very well he in.sniiicic'it. attack on WCC r. by the Rev. ivcciillv on The have drawn .n'k on the World m ihe Header's aiioii of the li'i-ioach has jiro- s v ill bo found i'-.innto'l on paue from the c'hns- The criticisms of Dr. Kuyj-ne ar- snii Iliake and of ihe late -lose! llromaillvi. to which Mr. ob- iectcd. were not available l" Cana- dian rentiers. Likewise, the m'.-cpiotcs h; ;lie two C'-'ninrv editors are miss- in ui the c annciian edition. i'erhaps il t.-. true, as Mr. Poling ihal :iic Uiiiesl articles lack relevance and contemporaneity but Ihe tact th-'t lie lias deipied to de- M.ii- attention M them indicates that there is some importance to Hie sub- ject. The fact is that there is such concern over the Digest articles thai ii detailed refula'ion of them has been prepared The Herald is giving consideration I" renroducm.i; the re- filiation fin1 its readers. DY RUSSELL i-eiiturc on a troul slream v.c called the Dolly niiiri-.'i'. and fished for them i-i Mri'ams along tile east. In the when cows, we hie'ted f'.r C.' pools, peering into the the top of the banks, or two. we returned the to stalk them with a iiait. v.Yihe thus I rode the forks of two crreks to iiir.if A large and porlly r'n-ost hiljh waders was ..t the head of the pnol -Xvi adilli' llul'll fiiin i.a: onto dry iu ''Aitii his feet Io Kisiantly inun- 1 11. 11 v.iltri' eslllllg MI liriar.g Io he, fci'l. the i real Scottish ..o.i'r. mi ihe inin-. MY horse .-in, .iinl oolii.d, which .ill'1 In; fine KngllMll A strong case for deferring tax bill Ibis liill I tTTAWA Tiie prime niin- in reply to a ques- m.ii Minul the cabinet's 1111- decision ol July i ,1 li..-, inn nership. told his "I dare sav if we h.id miicle ;i ,'e" sion montiis ago, it have been marginally different than a decision we mi'-'ht make in sis weeks. I just know. I do know that -luce Ibe Yixon meiisures and I do know Ihiit since Ibe latest imcmplmmenl figures have been 'made known Io the cnun- trv. there's much greater eir- eumspeclion in Canada en the desree of toughness with which wan! Io treat foreign capital beie. As I've said in speeches oi various kinds, Canadians had now reached a Iradc-nii point where they were perhaps wealihy enough Io bo- urn io be able to pick and choose the degree of foreign ocoivimic domination. And my stau'ir.eni that the more afilueii! we were. Hie freer we were to make such il choice. And I think it would be un- rcali.s.ie to say that Ilic choice ivculii he exactly the same in tiw same way al a lime (if high uiHinuloymcnt ami at a lime of low imuinpliiynieiit." Ir.'lore Mi', 'fnulcau's wnvnt. li'rre was a wcll-cs- tralilion that gcv- crmiH'nls, esiiwially when 1111- prcfsuro. atlributc to the ei'iH'ral puhliij whatever they may happen Io he thinking 1 li e nisei v e s. The probable meaning of the passage is, lluTffore. thai live cabinet has h c e o m e more circumspect. Jlow wide the margin of differ- ence has grown we do not know, although the prime minister encouraged the e x p e c t a tion the government might he out of iis policy trenches by Christmas. Obviously, there has been a change since July 29. The sense of affluence in Canadians, in- cluding those who work for the departments of trade- and fi- nance, has diminished since 1he announcement of the Nixon program. It will probably dim- inish more if Hie DISC legisla- tion in llw United Slates takes effect, as now seems all ton likely. Mr. Trndrau found al ti'.f federal provincial contiT- ence thai there was no con- sensus c.i foreign ownership, which probably means that m a n y provinces feel less affluent Ilian others. I! v interesting coincidence. Hie 'same argument w a s ad- vanced against Mr. Benson's omnibus lax bill, not by a (-'on- sen-alive hut by Slev Otto, a Liberal. Mr. into does not speak, except on occasion, in the name of the government, bill he is a parliamentary sec- retary. The importance of par- liamentary secretaries is not Io be least of all by a government which requires us Io support 27 of them. Mr. Olio dealt rather roughly with the tax measure, especial- ly with the capital gains provi- s'ions. He pointed out that the Caller report, which preceded it, "was based more on equity than on growth. We cannot al- I'ord this type of equity al Hie present lime. The fact is Hint we have nothing to share ex- cept fuaire poverty." Ill leading to Hlis bleak i.bsm-ation. ale-. Olio referred Io the "nniiek- (iray repnrl" noted recommcndatiiiiis Inal incentives will Have to In1 given Io Canadian cnlcrprM'S and investors. "We are now faced." h'1 ccntinir.'d. "wilh the I'liilcd S'ales' isolationist ecijl'Oinie pruL'ram. We may not have Io worry iihoul this furaijn investment problem lie- cause I think all die Icreig.....- veslors will probably go away anyway, back to the f n 11 c d Slates' or elsewheic. We will still have to worry about how we will gel Canadians to under- take new enterprise and in- vest." In the same succch. Mr. dim. who wants a distinction made between various types d capi- tal gains, suggested to the min- that "Io go on debating idiosyncraey. Ihe fact that I'nc gear ar- rangement was opposite I" his previous car. The shift lever wenl inio where low scar was usually located, a miner bin one v.itb possibilities, as ii. turned out. Then Bulehrr sncm'sted I come with him to (.pen gales on a short trip Io visit the Judge who was camped in the on Ihe ranch. .So a-.vay we wen; to wi'.erc the Judge iii.d hi.-, tent p.tched. and by way of ivel- coir.e and a toast In the new car. he un- ce.rkcd a full boltlc of Scotch. 1 was much too yi.ung to join in this, but sal enthrall- id. while ho and Hulclier trach'd .-teries bi.ck and forth of various adventures, l-'i- Butcher prepared In leave, sitting himself with great dignity behind the v.hcel of bis car and certainly fei-ling no pain. The starter v.hirred. the powerful HiL'ine eaiH'hl. Butcher it in tieai and we began to gi) hackvard. Ti'.e came troi.ini; along br-ule tl'.i' open window pointing iait this fael ".Nonsense. Ju.'ige. Bnicliii f'M'liiiiaed. am in low Before Judge iiuiiii icply ilieie was a siiddrn clatter ;nid ripping as ihe went under the wheels, and a lurch as we went OUT the hank inlo creek. There wo stopped. Kqnal to Ilie oeea'-ion, Biitchcr sorted things out. die creek in a lord and came back up on the bench by v.hal v.a-, left nl Hie 'I here he and the Jlirlgr .irrnv.lully surveyed the wrcckai'o. The ten! v.as iorn, tin- line -plil i ane red pieri's be- yond n pair, lull what was v.m.-f. lae rase ol Scoleii ;is ll.i! a-, a pan- proper decorum. I'ai'eher profonndfv. and invited the Jnilao in eome on a to ti'.i1 hinidrcrl ri'.'iity miles a'.'.ay to o'olain rejibiceitii'iit. 'liin-o days ja'cr were back, and Hie bad il iiriihll llHIeil lielhi I'n.m 11, ol 'I heir 11 li'lldslup mure "Did anyone ever tell you you look just like Alexc! "Even if ttwt rumor about Jackie Ono'sis' marnace contract ii Molly got to it's a wonderful Ibis bill and each secllon of il as if la.thing had happened does make sense.'' With so litllc time left lie- fine Christmas, the whole de- bale is to appear an T divorced from reality. Hi i-a-t is Ihe measure (which the government has already complicated v.itli Mil amcnd- mcins) Iliat il is in effect pro- dicing scores of separate de- lates, f'.ven if Ihe Corscrva- iinxinns to aeeom- mcdale I'ne mini.-lry, and they are tlieM- extended and dim t e c h n i e a 1 discussions would be unavoidable because taxpayer interests are affected ;it every point. l-'i.r example, the House dealt rcc: rtly with the manifestly important penalties sections. Seme c! the most searching criticisms directed against the bill in iis present form came from a West Coast lawyer, Douglas Hogarth like Mr. (HICK a Liberal and, like him, a parliamentary secretary. Such matters are simply of too much importance to'be banish- ed from discussion in order to rush through the measure on the basis of some party deal. In any event, no such deal is now in sight, nor decs it appear inbable. Thus the apparent situation is that Ike government has on its hands a mammoth bill, un- manageable within the time limits, and addressed Io a sit- uation which has been changed ladically since Mr. Benson pre- sumed i! to Ihe House. There is a very strong case, in practical icrms'. for deferring or dividing ii. There is a political case. which up to now has been per- suasive with Ihe government, to earn- on as if nothing had hap- pened. But the outlook for pas- sage is becoming gloomier with every passing day and the pres- sure' on the ministers to rec- (ijr.ize a new situation ir.ust be giowing ;il the same time. Mr, Trucicau has been doing his he it to discourage any such s-rcuhllion. But its almost hound I') spread anyway. As lime licks away, political cal- culations appear less and less realistic and Ihe practical ar- guments for deferment are rc- inicrcrl by cmiraus develop- ments en the trading front. (Herald Ottawa bureau) 'Glimmers of light in federal-provincial talks' ml In rename il uneo-oncrative prime minister and >Y ihe close of the federal- provincial summit confer- ence last week two long tallies at the back of the press quar- ters were piled with more than releases, each one du- plicated in English and French. For three days, the 11 govern- ments had been churning out speeches and statement.-, and sheets of background informa- tion. The federal pile included no less than three statements by Prime Minister Pierre Tru- dcau. Ontario put on! Premier William Davis' complete lexis, plus bandy digests. Quebec had a 4tf-pa2e green-covered hook- let giving Premier Robert Bourassa's views on most of the present problems of Con- federation. This was only the written material issuing from the so- called private meetings. In ad- dition, there were Ihe endless TV and radio interviews and the off-the-cuff verbal com- ments, which Hie heads of gov- ernment tossed to hungry news- men at the opening and clos- ing of each day's session. They lopped it the final nighl with a communique nine fool- scap pages long, and then Tru- ricnu had a general news con- ference. This blizzard of words, far from communicating essential facts, has obscured the issues. hau' all suffered from in- formation overload as the 11 leaders have poured forth their ui-w on the state of the eco- nomy, inieriinloymenl. las shar- ing, regional dispar- ities, health cosls. urban pol- icv: You name il. they have a s'iitcmenl on it This, of ciiur.se. was Ihe con- ference which was supposed to get away from the abstractions The Lethbrtdge Herald LETIIRKinfJE IIKHAU) CO. I'ropritMcrs Piihlishon Published '.iy lion. W. A. BUCHANAN Cl EO W MOWFRS, Tili'iM- THOMAS H. 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