Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 28, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
22 THE IETHBRIDGI HERALD Thundery, Oetobtr 1971 Russians clap big bear hug on Canada By JOHN BEST OTTAWA (CP) Russia has dapped a big bear hug on Can- ada, moving deftly to exploit a kind of rebelliousness in this country against old allegiances and status-quo thinking ID for- eign affairs. A new and vital dimension In the foreign policies of both countries was brought dramati- cally into focus by the visit of Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, which ended Tuesday. The trip, following with al- most indecent haste Prime Min- ister Tntdenu's visit to the So- viet Union in Hay, underlined the Kremlin's apparent determi- nation to capitalize on a rare opportunity to stake out a posi- tion of influence in North Amer- ica. The opportunity was offered by Mr. as the sequel to his low-key policy toward Canada's role in NATO. Tn retrospect, it seems clear that Mr. Trudeau's decision ZVi years ago to cut Canadian forces in Europe and re-orient defence policy1 towards home was taken so Canada would have cleaner hands for an ap- proach to the Soviet Union. The prime minister said while in the Soviet Union that Can- ada's withdrawal from the nu- clear role in Europe would make it appear no longer pro- vocative in Sovet eyes. And he New city planned in London LONDON (Reuter) What could be the biggest redevelop- ment scheme in central London in 300 years was announced here. Costing about S750 million dol- lars, a 40-acre site on the south bank of the River Thames be- tween London Bridge and Tower Bridge is to be cleared of an- cient vrarebouses and equipped as a modern city within a city the plan is approved. Once a prosperous part of London's dockland, the area be- came unused with the develop- ment of container transport and better dock facilities in recent years. The new "city" will contain office buildings, law courts, ho- tels, shopping centres, sports amenities and luxury apart- ments. The developers said it would be largely traffic-free and would be the biggest London re- development since the Great Fire of London 300 years ago. The development will have to be approved by the environment ministry, the trade department and the Greater London Coun- cil. If the go-ahead is given, the entire project could be com- pleted within eight years, the developers say. Canadian flyers hurt GRUENSTADT, West Ger. many (CP) Capt. Bruce Lundquist of Nipawin, Sask., and Li e u t. Mike Davis of Schomberg, Ont., were injured Wednesday when the Canadian Starfighter jet in which they were flying crashed near here. Both men ejected from their CF-104 before it plunged to earth about a mile from a big highway, a Canadian spokes- man said. Neither flyer is in serious con- dition, he added. Lundquist, 39, suffered back injuries as did the 26-year-old Davis, who also required treat- ment for burns. They were taken to a United States mili- tary hospital at Landstuhl. The Canadian spokesman said the cause of the crash is not yet known but the plane is a total loss. It came down in open country. Because of a long series of crashes involving Starfighters, military authorities now try to make sure that crews manning the plane eject speedily In the event they are not able to bring any trouble under quick control. OLD BEFORE THEIR TIME BRANTFORD, Ont. (CP) The average 45-year-old is phys- ically about 60 years old, Allan Scott, director of testing and re- search at the Fitness Institute in Toronto, told a local business association recently. He also said tile average 35-year-old is physically middle-aged. noted, perhaps unnecessarily, that Soviet leaders were pleased with the move. NOT FIRST MOVE The prime minister's Soviet initiatives are not without ante- cedents in Canadian policy. Ties with the Soviet Union have been expanding gradually since at least 1903, when Moscow signed up for its first big wheat pur- chase from Canada. Milestones along the way have included a commercial air agreement, inauguration of a Leningrad-Montreal steamship service in 1966 and the Soviet Union's outstanding participa- tion in Expo 67. Reciprocal visits by ministers and other officials preceded Mr. Trudeau's May tour of the So- viet Union. The difference between the present policy and that of pre- vious governments is partly quantitative: More has hap- pened in the field of Soviet-Ca- nadian relations in the last nine months than in the previous eight years combined. But there is also a more fun- damental difference. Previous administrations cultivated bet- ter relations with the Kremlin without in any way weakening Canada's ties to NATO, which they regarded as the indispensi- blc condition of any durable East-West settlement. SET COURSE The prune minister revealed his thinking about NATO in a 1969 speech in Calgary, nine days after announcing the pol- icy that was to lead to a 50-per- cent cut in Canadian troop strength in Europe. NATO, he said, had developed after 20 years "too much into a military alliance and not enough into a political alliance, not enough into an alliance which is interested in arms con- trol and de-escalation." And NATO had come to deter- mine all Canada's defence pol- icy. "We had no defence policy, so to speak, except that of NATO. And our defence policy had de- termined all of our foreign pol- icy. "And we had no foreign policy of any importance except that which flowed from NATO. And this is a false perspective for an> country." Canadian and Soviet authori- ties have taken pains to empha- size that the new relationship between the two countries is not directed at any third country or group of the U.S. and NATO. Sources thoroughly ac-j quainted with the Kremlin style of diplomacy raise their eye- j brows in disbelief at such a claim. "They have been following, our NATO policy with intense j interest and are certainly pre-' pared and willing to exploit-it when they said one knowl- edgeable official. COULD GIVE LEVERAGE The Kremlin's first priority lies in sorting out its relations with the U.S., he conceded. But a political breakthrough in Can- ada could well give the Kremlin added leverage in its dealings with Washington. "Who knows, Mr. Nixon might not have decided to go to Mos- cow, or even China, had it not been for initiatives taken by Canada toward those coun- tries." The last remark ties in with one of the elements in Canada's new, more independent policy. The argument is that Canada and the world at large will reap the reward if steps taken by Ot- tawa serve to advance the cause of international peace and any tempo- rary difficulties they may cause with its Atlantic Pact allies. Other dividends for Canada may include an increase in ex- ports to the Soviet Union. For Russia, close relations with Canada provide access to something it can't uhder present circumstances attain to any- where else in the world: North American technology. Already, there have been ru- mors that Soviet officials have approached General Motors of Canada about the possibility of GM participating in a condomi- nium being organized to build a huge truck assembly plant on the Kama River 500 miles east of Moscow. j Despite the new chumminess. j however, Canadian-Soviet ties have not grown so close that the two countries can agree on a common approach to problems of the Arctic. 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