Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
October 31, 1t74 THE UTHMIDOE HERALD 17 New housing programs promised OTTAWA (CP) Modified federal housing programs, similar to those that have pumped more than million into the housing market in the last 18 months, will be unveiled in a matter of days, Urban Affairs Minister Barney Oanson said Wednesday. He made the promise out- side the Commons following opposition charges that the federal government has failed to respond adequately to more than a 30-per-cent decline in the number of housing starts this September over the previous September. Mr. Danson said the pro- grams would be modifications of the federal Assisted Home- Ownership Plan and the Urn- ited Dividend Rental Program. Mr. Danson said his main worry is the decline in the building starts of rental units. The main thrust of the pro- grams would be to revitalize this aspect of housing construction. Central Mortgage and Hous- ing Corp reported Wednesday that housing starts in Septem- ber were down 31.4 per cert from the corresponding month of 1973. The total number of starts for the first nine months of 1974 was down 10.S per cent from three- quarters of 1973. However, the bulk of the decline was in multiple-dwelling units. REDUCED RATES Without giving details, Mr. Danson said the new federal program to deal with im- pending rental shortages would be similar to the limited-dividend program which enabled developers to borrow from CMHC at re- duced interest rates in return for agreements to keep rents low. Mr. Danson said this program has already used up the million originally allotted to it. Also to be introduced short- ly was a home-ownership plan similar to the one that has en- abled lower-and moderate-in- come families during the last 18 months to buy homes at subsidized interest rates and, in some cases, with a monthly bonus to meet mortgage com- mitments. Mr. Danson said some of the programs would require legislation, while others could be implemented by order-in- council. The intent was to get more private money into housing construction through "the judicious use of public funds.'' Paul Martin ends 39-year Parliament career OTTAWA (CP) Only 15 spectators dotted the Senate public gallery Wednesday as Paul Martin officially ended his 39-year career on Parlia- ment Hill Senator Martin, his right arm in a sling as the result of a playful run-in with a grand- child, bowed out on a nostalgic note after announcing his resignation from the Senate. The veteran politician, who has been appointed high com- missioner to Britain, recalled some of the men and events he encountered during a career that spanned five prime ministers and four cabinet portfolios. He told the Senate: "I feel something like Charles Fox, who said that he was never happier than when he found himself on the floor of Parlia- ment." Paul Martin represented the former riding of Essex East in the House of Commons from 1935 to 1968 before becoming government leader in the Sen- ate. He was dropped from the cabinet and replaced by Ray Perrault this summer. Senator Martin's appoint- ment to the post of high com- missioner allows him to pur- sue a life-long interest in foreign affairs. UKATEFUI. "I am grateful to the prime minister and the members of the government who have thought that I might serve in a public capacity in addition to the role that I have already he told the Senate. He served as external af- fairs minister under Lester Pearson from 196S and 1968. In 1964, he was the catalyst behind establishment of a UN peacekeeping force in Cyprus sending Canadian troops to the Mediterranean island and getting other nations to contribute In the volley of tributes that followed Senator Martin's resignation announcement Wednesday, Senator Allistet Grosart said "He is the architect of out present renown in the world as a military peacekeeper. 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 what 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! Only a nut Dressed in "a peanut costume and saying "you gotta be nuts to be in politics" artist Vincent Trasov, 27, marched into cfly hall to file as Vancouver's fourth candidate for the mayor's position in the Nov. 20 municipal election. Also running are incumbent mayor Art Phillips, George Puil and Brian Campbell. Food store to be reopened TUNGSTEN, N.W.T. (CP) A spokesman for the Inter- national Steelworkers of America said Wednesday he had been informed by Com- missioner Stuart Hodgson that the management of the Tungsten mine will reopen the food store in this company town. The spokesman said the commissioner had also advis- ed that Canada Tungsten president, Fred Hall, had agreed to 30-day eviction notices for families living in company housing. 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