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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, Oelober WO THI IRHBRIDOE HERAID 9 1970 IMPERIAL LE BARON Federal Inquiry Urged Into Provincial Welfare OTTAWA (CP) The Na- 'tdonal Welfare Council has called for a federal inquiry into provincial welfare programs fol- lowed by action against prov- inces found to have broken their pledge to provide specific assist- ance to those in need. In a resolution sent to Health Minister John Munro, the coun- cil also pressed for a national information program to tell po- tential welfare cases of their rights to assistance. The resolution and accompa- nying statement delivered. al- most-unprecedented criticism from a federal advisory agency against provincial and munici- pal actions. The council was set up last January by Mr. Munro to ad- vise on .welfare matters. Its 21 members represent various seg- ments, of the population includ. ing low income groups, disad- vantaged, ethnic and racial mi- norities and professionals in the welfare field. The Council accused prov- inces and municipalities of vio- lating agreements with Ottawa under which the federal govern- ment pays half or more of the cost of many welfare programs. Specifically ft complained of the exclusion of 'certain categor- ies of persons in need from re- ceiving assistance under pro- grams covered by the Canada Assistance Plan. At a closed meeting 10 days ago, the council was believed, to have complained that special rules and requirements are being written into many welfare programs to exclude from as- sistance or curtail the period of help of single men under age 30, who sre unemployed. HELP ELIMINATED Lions as those of Toronto Metro council which recently voted 14 to 9 against providing further funds for special welfare needs such as hearing aids, dentures and eyeglasses. In Montreal, welfare rights organizations successfully fought a city decision limiting assistance to two months for un- employed men, under 30. They now can re-apply after i three months. In British Columbia, ypuiig men from out of the province seeking work were cut off as- In addition, -some provinces sisfcance aftfn three days and such as Alberta have eliminated jweve ? move on One categories of assistance for such similar treatment persons. Where the Canada As- and Victoria and sistance Plan agreement calls refusal by Canada Manpower to for basic requirements of food, shelter, clothing, fuel, utilities, household supplies and personal requirements. Alberta has lim-( ited these to food and register them for work, com- plained to the federal govern- ment. Informants here said the Van- couver Canada Manpower office one informant said iwas told it had no right to With a prospect of higher un-1 refuse ttan registration on the employment this winter, and ground fixed address. welfare rolls in many areas that' Registration was a requirement have risen 50 per cent this year, I welfare assistance there. other areas have taken or are' contemplating similar steps. I FLEET LARGER At the municipal level, atten- j Germany's merchant fleet in- Bon was directed to such ac- i creased tons in 1969. IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ALBERTA EMPLOYERS REGARDING MANDATORY GROUP COVERAGE UNDER THE ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE PLAN The Health Insurance Premiums Act and Regulations thereunder requires all Alberta employers with five or more employees to REGISTER with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission. The dead-line for registration is November Employers who presently have group coverage with the Alberta Health Care Insurance Commission will have received information regarding mandatory groups directly, and are not required to complete an Employer Registration Form. The Commission will provide detailed information re- garding mandatory group coverage to those employers com- pleting the registration form below. ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE COMMISSION EMPLOYER REGISTRATION FORM To be completed by employers having five or more employees in the Province of Alberta. NAME OF FIRM 1 MAILING ADDRESS I TYPE OF BUSINESS NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES........................................ I MAIL TO: ALBERTA HEALTH CARE INSURANCE COMMISSION I P.O. BOX 1080 I EDMONTON, ALBERTA AGT, part of Trans-Canada Telephone System The Problem Solvers How Do pipeline companies, pushing through muskeg country to beat spring break-up, avoid costly delays and meet vital deadlines? Case No. 1 Banister Pipelines Ltd. 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