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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 THE IETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, Octobor 31, 1972 By DOLT. SMALL TDKONTO ed down as national leader of he NDP in 1071, won rc-elec- on for the NDP in Nanaimo- Cowlchan-The Islands. He was one of 11 NDP candidates elect- ed in B.C. The wiry Baptist minister said the government could work effectively in a minority position "probably better than It would In a confrontation situation." 'After all, from 1963 to 1963 Mike Pearson had to govern with a minority and It produced some of the raost progressive legislation time wel- fare and medicare, the Canada Pension Plan, a new flag, the Canada Assistance Plan a number of very important legis- lative he said. Five women make it into Commons this time iVvl-i1'-, in" all. of those j W1 tax-free expenses allowance outside Quctcc stood in danger i an Ml'. Ry T1IF. CANADIAN PRESS Only five women, three of them running in Quo- hoc ridings, gained seats in Parliament in Monday night's general election. If. was hardly a number to strike: joy in Ihe hearts of fe- minists who. with 71 women running, might have hoped for better things. Elected in Quebec, a province, v.h'.ch never before has sent a wnman to the House of Com- were Albanie Morin in tlio riding of Louis-Hebert, Jeanne Sauve in Montreal Ahuntsic and Moniq'ie Begin in Montreal St. Michel. The only other women to emcrfle victorious were Pro- Conservative Flora MacDonald in the Ontario rid- infr of Kindlon and Ihe Islnnds nnd Xcw ItonotTiit Grace M.'ie- Imis in Vancouver Mrs. Maclnnis was Ihe nnly woman silting in Ihe Commons when the election was called. JEWETT DEFEATED P f: r h a p s Iho best-knov.n woman politically to go down to defent Monday was Pauline .Icwctt, a former Liberal MP who lost in Ottawa West, as a New Democrat this time. The largest number of women to sit in Ihe Commons six, in 10G4. Making Ilio most flamboyant showing Monday was Miss M.icDonald, a for- mer executive secretary of Iho national Progressive Con- scrvalive party. An executive director of tlia for an Independent Canada, she waltzed away from Liberal John Itnzlelt and New Democrat I.ars Thompson. In an interview, .she gavn Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau partial credit for her viclory. "Mr. Trudeau did me a geat fnvor by prorraslinr.'.ing so long about Ihe dale of Ihe olec- lion. It gave me more time to put my together. This was a big asset." The seat was held in Ihe hst Parliament by former Liberal finance minister F.dgar who retired. Miss MacDonald was one of the architects of Robert Klanficld's successful campaign national leadership o! the Conservative parly in 1967. She then joined Queen's University political science department. Mrs. Sauve, wir.nor in Mon- treal Ahuntsic, is the wife of former Liberal cabinet minis- ter, Maurice Sauve. The seat hsd been held in the lost Par- liament by Liberal Jean Tiichon, who decided not to run tliis time. ;