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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 8, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta Saturday, September 8, 1973 THE LETHBRIDGE HBIAID 3 Subsidized ceiling on wheat bread will be increased to a bushel Howcum? Mrs. Henry Wyszinski quizzickly displays a letter of disbelief from an Ankara, Turkey, resident querying how a Hydro-bill mailed by the Wyszinskis in Montreal found its way to Turkey. Ottawa, Washington faulted for delay OTTAWA (CP) Faulting Washington and Ottawa for de- laying application of Great Lakes anti-pollution rules, the Intei-national Joint Commission says the United States must spend more to meet Canada- U.S. water quality objectives established by treaty last year. The two-country commission released its findings Friday in its first report on progress un- der the Great Lakes water qual- ity agreement signed by Presi- dent Nixon and Prime Minister Trudeau in April, 1972. The report says that "It ap- pears to the commission that further degradation of water quality in the Great Lakes now may have been slowed down in some respects." But it adds that not enough information is available yet to measure improvement pre- cisely. WINNIPEG (CP) The sub- j sidized price ceiling for bread wheat sold to Canadian millers under legislation to be placed before the Commons will be a bushel instead of as pre- viously announced, Otto Lang, minister responsible for the Ca- nadian wheat board confirmed Friday. With a floor price remaining at the effect of the in- I crease will be to the con-1 sumer subsidy to a bushel j from Ottawa reports indicated ear- lier the government was consid- ering the 50-cent increase. There had been some criticism that the ceiling was too low because export prices for top-grade milling wheat now are about a bushel. The aim of the subsidy is to stabilize the price to Canadian millers and thus to consumers, while farmers benefit from high international price levels. Mr. Lang told a news confer- ence Friday the original ceiling was substantial and could be defended, but was raised in consideration of cur- rent high world prices after low returns received by farmers in rcent years. CALLS CEILING ADEQUATE. The S5 ceiling, he said, was adequate and noted that farm- ers are protected from any fu- ture world price drops below in the program, which is to last for seven years. You can't have a floor on the downturns and no ceiling on the he said. He added that the consumer subsidy will be paid to the I wheat board for addition to its wheat pool so that eventually it I will be returned to wheat pro- ducers only. Previously the subsidy was distributed to all registered j grain growers in the form of i acreage payments. M r. Lang i said he feels the change will help identify the payments as a" i genuine consumer subsidy on wheat. i Asked about requests by I Prairie agriculture ministers meeting in Regina Friday that the price levels be written into legislation instead of orders-in- council that could be changed by future governments, M r. Lang replied: obligations to cut municipal "My own feeling is that we waste flows into the lakes under j should put the treasury support world market, Mr. Lang said the long-term plan is a floor but the wheat board will begin selling domestically at a bushel with a con- sumer subsidy. Export durum prices Friday were around Mr. Lang said the govern- ment will press on with its new interim feed-grains policy next month despite strong opposition from the governments of Mani- toba and Saskatchewan, who say it is helping Eastern cattle- men at the expense of Prairie producers. The wheat board will sell grain in Eastern Canada and British Columbia at prices equal to what are calculated to be the going "off-board" prices on the Prairies, that is, the price at which grains are mov- ing from growers to Prairie livestock producers or feed mills outside the board. The minister said no account will be taken of prices set by the Manitoba Feed Grains Mar- keting Commission, which has claimed control over off-board sales in the province. He indicated he is not con- cerned about any legal chal- lenges from the Manitoba com- mission. "In my said Mr. Lang, who is also justice minister, "if the agricultural products board is purchasing grain for use in another province, no provincial law is being violated." ceptional measures to speed hiring in Canada. It says Canada can meet its the existing agreement between the federal government and On- levels into legislation.'1 For durum Wheat, used in tario. provided funds continue macaroni and pasta products and soaring in price on the at current levels. grant for retarded adult plan EDMONTON (CP) A citi- zen advocacy program where- by citizen advocates will act as spokesmen for retarded adults will be financed by a government grant announced by Neil Crawford, minister of I health and social development. 1 The program will be designed to ensure that the rights of tbe adult retarded will be respect- ed and to aid in the adjustment of those released from institu- i tions for the mentally retarded. The initial grant will provide i for a provincial co-ordinator to I assist branches of the Alberta 1 Association for the Mentally Re- tarded to establish programs in their own areas. meets opposition S-. JL on first takeover bid UNITED NATIONS (CP) right to buy more than 10 mil- Often. when Canadians met with the United States financial community and expressed alarm over U.S. control of key Canadian industries, some bankers would tell them: "Why lion shares of Texasgulf at a share. In his ruling, he also said that shareholders should be allowed to decide "in the demo- cratic marketplace" whether they want to tender their shares Information has been delayed j you buy stock -m our com_ j at that price, irtly because Washington re- j panjes7" i Obviously, thev partly because Washington re- j Obviously, they do. CDC says duced the amount it would j But wnen the Canadian gov- j it already has tenders for 10.35 spend on setting up a regional i ernment formed a development I million shares in response to its nffino in Ont i corporation with muscle to do public offer last July to buy office in Windsor. Ont. The commission recommends, "as a matter of urgency" that U.S. funds and staff author- izations be increased to the level proposed by the commis- sion and accepted by Canada. It also says Ottawa has de- jsyed establishment of the of- to gather pollution drawn-out hir- ing rules under public service regulations. The commission calls for ex- Beauty Salon 503 7th St. S. PHONE 328-0197 just that the first major mul- tinational Corporation affected in Canada charged that it was being made a victim of "gov- ernment control." The Texas-based multina- tional mining company, Texas- gulf, Inc., has lost its first court skirmish in trying to prevent a takeover bid by the Canada De- velopment Corp. founded in 1971 and wholly- owned by the Canadian govern- ment. But it was only the beginning of what may be a long court battle. Texasgulf has appealed the tilling of Judge Woodrow Seals of the U.S. District Court in Houston, Tex. Judge Seals said CDC had the million worth of Texasgulf clash between govern- stock. The nients and multinational corpo- rations boils down to a question of accountability, and the Cana- dian government is trying to do something about it in one in- stance by seeking a controlling position in the Texasgulf deci- sion-making process. Texasgulf generates 68 per t cent of its operating income in Canada, and that money can be used to develop rich interests elsewhere. A detailed study on multina- tionals made for the UN secre- tariat by a team of 20 experts says that multinationals, unlike governments, are not directly accountable for their policies and actions to a broadly based electorate. committee evictions EATON'S HEARING AID CENTRE MONTHLY CLINIC Thursday, Sept. 13fh IN a.m. to p.m. THE STEREO ROOM 2nd FLOOR Take advantage of this opportunity to have your hear- ing evaluated by Eaton's qualified consultant. We feature the finest hearing aids at lower cost. Service on all makes and models. MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT EARLY NAL 327-8551 MEMBER ALBERTA HEARING AID DEALERS ASSOCIATION EDiMOiYTOX (CP) Alberta committee c rights for Indian women ex- pressed concern Friday over the possible eviction of sever- al women from a reserve in Eastern Canada. Jenny Margetts of Edmon- ton, western co-chairman of j the national committee, said eviction notices were served T h e Indian men who marry non-In- Indian j dians. Wednesday on several women living on the Caughnawagha Reserve near Montreal. The women, who are native, mar- ried non-Indians. Tlie women who have been served eviction notices have been given 10 days to move off the reserve, Mrs. Margetts said. The band council was to meet this weekend to discuss the issue. "In a lot of cases, it will be the first time these people have been out in white society.' Mrs. Margetts told a news con- ference. "Many on that reserve are i older women, some of them wi- The eviction notices were dowed." served by militant youth groups She said the committee does on the reserve. not know whether similar sit- The move follows a recent uations will rise on Alberta re- Supreme Court of Canada tie- serves. cision in the Jeanctte Lavell case. Mrs. Lavell lost her In- dian status when she married a white man and was attempt- ing to regain that status by claiming the Indian Act dis- criminates against Indian wo- men. However, the court up- held the section of the act under which native women who marry non-Indians lose their treaty Indian rights. The same docs not apply to "We know of some Indian women who've lost their status and still live on the reserves. It depends on who your folks are, whether you have political in- fluence on the reserve. "The chief and band council of each reserve have the right to keep anybody on the band roll. 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