Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 8, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
CBC loans just a joke OTTAWA (CP) Wlien the government lends money lo the CBC it is imieh like a husband lending money to his wife, Audi- tor-General Maxuell Henderson said today. If the government wants its money back, it has first to give it to the CBC. Mr. Henderson v.'as appearing before (he Commons public ac- counts commitlco which is con- sidering his report on govern- ment expenditures fin1 the year ended March :il, He said [be government con- tinued its practice Curing the year of making millions of dol- lars in loans to the CBC and treating the loans as assets. "You wouldn't consider a loan to the CBC an asset, would he asked c o m m i 11 c c members. Such loans lo Ihc CBC, the National Harbors Board and other Crown corporations should be treated as outright grants. Mr. Henderson said. If would save much bookkeeping and place the expenditures in their i propel1 light. ItEPOHTS TliOUlLKS Mr. Henderson also brought the committee up to date on his difficulties with tiie treasury board. At one time trie treasury board was leading the fight to reduce the powers of the audi- tor-general who reports to Par- liament rather than the govcrn- mcnt. A go v c r n me n I bill which would have curtailed bis powers i was withdrawn after a chorus of protests from Ihc Commons. But the treasury board has ig- nored Mr. Hcndc-rson's appeal j to put his senior :ilaff on the' same financial footing as tiiose of some other departments of government. As a result of the downgrad- ing of pay scales of his 28 senior men, Mr. Henderson told the committee he has lost two sen- ior auditors, one of them with If) years experience. The pay problem was taking up too much of his lime, he said. Treasury board now is consi clering another appeai from Mi Henderson. Ku.ssia plans measures LONDON' (Keiiterl The Evening News says the Soviet government will act within the next two days to expel British diplomats a.; a reprisal for the expulsion of 103 Russians from Britain. A front-page report from Moscow by special corre- spondent Victor Louis quotes usually well-informed sources saying the Kremlin has de- cided to lake tough measures over the mass expulsion of So- viet diplomats and trade offi- cials. ELECT A REPRESENTATIVE FOR WGRK'NG PEOPLE TO CITY COUNCIL NORM LECLAIRE STANDS FOR 1. A Spokesman ror working people on council responsible to ALL citizens 2. Working for full industrial develop- ment of our city 3. Working to b1 ''no about a better un- derstanding and creating a better working relationship between Coun- cil and our Citizens X Inserted by the "Ntip" Milroy, Norm Ledairc Campaign Phone 328-4245 or 327-6133 Friday, October 8, 1971 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD 17 Western Indians on the warpath Indians in Alberta and Mani- toba are after the ministerial scalp of Jean Chretien for say- I ing removal of children from schools on northeastern Alberta leservies is "political black- mail The minister of Indian affairs should "stop his unethical and cheap political manoeuvres and .fleet his responsibilities to (he Indian people" or he should re- sign, Harold Cardinal, president of the Indian Assoeiaton of Al- berta, told a news conference Thursday. liam Floyil Mcrrick, M, lived 37 days in a wilderness area which he Fled afUT an ac- cidental sliotgun blast wound- ed liis twin sister at Jauk- Minvillp, Fla. The sislcr died, hut the hoy is not facing any cliargcs. "If the minister is unable to meet his responsibilities we suggest thai he notify the prime minister of his continuing inabil- i ily." David Coiirchcne of Winnipeg, i president of the Manitoba In- dian Brotherhood, also rebuked Mr. Chretien. "They are not engaged in blackmail. They are fighting for i (heir children's lives and I say bless them.'' The situation, which has been j building for several months on I five reserves in northeastern Al- berta, climaxed Ibis week when parents on the Cold Lake and Kehewin r e .s e r v o s withdrew about liUO children from school to protest poor living conditions and inadequate and old educa- tional faciiilies. Wednesday, Mr. h r e I i c n called Hie action of removing the children from schools "polit- ical blackmail" and said bis de- partment was doing its best "You cannot in Iwo. three, I five or 10 years even taken pco- j pie who were living on a trap lino arid bring them into (he modern age." B.C. excculivc goes Lo jail VANCOUVER (CPj _ Cor nelius Polvliet, former vice president of the Common wealth Trust Co. and financia adviser lo its group of com panics was sentenced here to three years in prison for thcfi and fraud involving Mr. Justice Peter Seafon im posed sentence in British Co> lumbia Supreme Court aftei noting that Polvliet. while mak- ing no personal gain, used his position to manipulate the com- panies, deceive (he securities commission and ultimately, the public. Earlier in B.C. Supreme Court, Commonwealth presi- dent A. C. Duncan Crux, was sentenced to seven years on fraud and theft charges laid following a government, investi- gation into the collapse of the Commonwealth group of com panics. A mighty man was he -with a mighty thirst to match. His style? Lethbridge Old Style Pilsner! The beer big enough to quench a thirst that was hammered out of heat and fired in the forge. Beer slow-brewed and naturally aged for honest old-time flavour. 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