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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 30, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta -THE LETHBRIDQE October Stormy political clouds hang over Saskatchewan Anguish, tears Greek Cypriot women cry in anguish after waiting in vain to see their missing loved ones among the final group of released prisoners of war. Two hundred and fifty one Greek and 267 Turkish Cypriot prisoners were exchanged at the green line which divides the respective sectors of Nicosia. REGINA (CP) Sas- katchewan appears to be in for several months of stormy political weather, starting this winter when the fifth session of the 17th provincial legisla- ture begins. With a general election ex- pected soon after the session ends next spring, government and 'opposition members will be out to pile up points with. the electorate. In a sense, the campaign is already major parties have already nominated many of their candidates, who are busily learning vote-getting techniques and doing pre- liminary canvassing. And if the party leaders are right, the major issues that will dominate legislative debate and campaign oratory are already here government's role in- society and long-term development strategy Enlivening the struggle be- tween New Democrats and Liberals will be of new political factors: radically re- vised constituency bound- aries, a resurgent Progressive Conservative party, a collec- tion of independent socialist candidates, new election- spending restrictions and an organized effort to elect inde- pendent native candidates in the two northern con- stituencies. Although many observers predict the NDP, which now holds 44 of 60 legislature seats, will take the election handily, Premier Allan Blake- ney is not so sanguine: "A government, particu- larly a government of the Left, is always in danger of losing an election and I and my colleagues have to keep telling our people that. "We must assume with a high degree of predictability that all major news media will oppose us, that all of them will 'oppose us editorially, some of them will oppose us more vigorously in their news selection and headlines and the like and the impact of this is not to be minimized. "And- be a good deal of other organized oppo- sition to the party. We cannot expect oil companies to love we cannot expect outside Umber companies to love us." The lack of love from oil and timber could be from government moves during the last year aimed at getting more venue from provincial resources and putting resource industries under closer government control.. No similar dramatic moves are expected during the com- ing session, although Premier Blakeney says legislation reinforcing the resource pol- icy and expanding education and social-service programs may well come before the leg- islature. Nor does he foresee govern- ment action on what could at some future a major provincial on farm size to try to main- tain rural population. Legislation last session re- stricting the farmland that can be owned by non-resi- dents stirred up controversy and some civil.servants have recommended consideration of restrictions on all farms. That, however, does not ap- peal to the premier in a pre- election penod: "I think that it is inter- vention in the living pattern of people in Saskatchewan which I am notvsure the public has made up its mind on, and therefore while we are con- sidering the general probiem of trying to keep the largest possible number of family farms in operation, we have no plans at this time to at- tempt to do this by limiting farm size." Despite opposition criticism of his government as wasteful and unable to attract large development (projects, Mr. Blakeney stands firmly be- hind the concepts of economic development through smaller, locally-controlled projects and of what he calls service government." He says the Liberal policy is "to put the resources of Saskatchewan at the disposal of major resource develop- ment companies "Our position is to see whether we can generate a similar amount of employ- ment in encouraging I've termed them in the past, less glamorous- industries." Liberal Leader Dave Steuart puts the NDP philoso- phy somewhat differently: "If you can't get large develop- ments, then you make the ex- cuse that you don't really want them." In his view, the premier is ignonng the facts of life: "As far as getting any large projects such as potash mines, pulp mills, oil development and so on, they'll almost always be owned by out- siders. "You know, there are very few people in Saskatchewan who have got either the money or the knowbow or the market to develop a flOO-million potash mine." That, he says, is one reason why the province's population growth will be a major politi- cal issue: "People went through a spell, I think, where they said what difference does it make if our population declines? "They're beginning to real- ize now that we must have at least a million and a half or two million people if we want to be able to afford good roads, good schools, good hospitals, a good football team, good theatre and so on. "If we slip down to or people, we'll just be bypassed. We're beginning to be bypassed now." Mr. Steuart sees the second main political issue as a "general feeling of uneasiness across the province" over the way the government is ex- tending its farmland to rent to farmers, setting up a compulsory hog marketing system, forcing cities to use the ward system for councils, taking away pri- vate oil and timber rights. A BALANCED DIET FOR CANADIANS Millions of Canadians suffer from malnutrition, says a major national study, not because of poor or insufficient food but from plain ignorance. More than half of all adult Cana- dians are too fat, making them prime candidates for heart disease. Too often, our diets are deficient in essential nu- trients such as iron, calcium, protein and Vitamin D. Find out what's wrong with nutri- tion in' Canada and learn you'can do to ensure a healthy, balanced diet for every member of your family. Read THE SAD TRUTH ABOUT OUR NATIONAL DIET. One of 34 articles and features in the November Reader's Digest. At your news- stand today! Eskimo families being torn apart OTTAWA (CP) The im- position of modern values in the Canadian Arctic is tearing apart the traditionally strong Eskimo family, says Otto Schaefer, director of the federal' health department's medical research unit for the Territories The results of the breakdown in family life are often that the Eskimo father turns to drink, that mothers lose their central 'family role and that the children lose 'respect for their parents and become confused and rebellious, says Dr. Schaefer who, has spent 22 years with the Northern Health Service His gloomy report on Arctic family life was prepared for a recent conference on Cana- dian Indians and Eskimos. But time did not permit him to present the paper in full. With more and more Eskimo families now living in settlements' and away from the land, the father has lost his role as the provider of food and "on whose hunting skill the life of every member of the family said Dr. Schaefer. Now the father "works often for and under non- Eskimo agents, doing menial, despised and degrading jobs or, even worse, shamed into the status of welfare recipient" Dr Schaefer said the father finds some relief in drinking but that alcohol "unmasks pent-up hostility feelings and violence The Eskimo mother, in the past always busy making and repairing clothing, tents and cooking utensils and looking after the children, now feels "dispensible and said Dr Schaefer With clothing and food bought in stores, the Eskimo, mother idles away her time "in movies, dances and bars" and is less patient with her children In the past, Eskimo children were carried about on the backs of their mothers for the first three years, says Dr. Schaefer. They felt secure and satisfied with an ideal image of their parents to live up to. Today, with less secure shelter and inferior nourishment, they have lost the ideal image of their parents, "Feeling useless and frus- trated they become con- fused and he said. 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