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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta .Monday, September 20, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 13 Where Canadians 1969-70 rhllipplniiHtthHti 3M03 CuboHIH WHERE CANADIANS SETTLE -The 1965 U.S. law abolishing Ihe immigration quola syslem favoring northern Europe and Canada has vastly changed U.S. im- miflralion pailerns. Inset graph shows where the bulk of U.S. immigrants now origin- ate. Mop shows where Canadians emigrating to 1he U.S. sellle and in what numbers mosl go to California, New York state Is second. CUPE opposes controls EDMONTON (CP) Opposi- tion to any federal government wage controls will be 135 motions to be debated by 700 delegates to the Canadian Un- ion of Public Employees' an- nual convention which opened today. CUPE represents more than school-board, hospital, hydro, municipal, university and CBC employees in 10 prov- inces. The union's british Columbia division will ask the meeting to support a motion calling for ab- olition of the prices and incomes commission. The motion notes the federal government's wage guidelines have been rejected and iys the government is considering seri- ously compulsory wage and price controls. A similar motion by Montreal civic workers urges the govern- ment to explain the logic of the sbi-per-cent wage guidelines in light of the 60-per-cent salary increase to federal members of Parliament. An Ontario division motion asks for negotiation of equal pay for equal work. WOMEN UNEQUAL Protection of the quality ol women workers within the un- ion is a major policy proposal delegates will face. A special report prepared by the union says women are under repre- sented at almost every level of the organization. The report suggests women should be represented in ap- proximately equal proportion to their numbers and that CUPE locals should negotiate training programs for women to qualify them for more senior positions in public employment. In a foreword to the report, National President S. A. Little and National Secretary-Treas- urer Grace Hartman blamed the government and working people for failure to act on the recommendations of the royal commission on the status of women. The report urges CUPE to ne- gotiate clauses on maternity leave, day care and equal pay for equal work. Other issues to be discussed at the convention which ends Thursday include compulsory arbitration, opting out of union dues because of religious con- victions, contracting out, in- creasing minimum wages, im- proved pension schemes and ad- ditional aid for older citizens, and rent control. Jamieson prods airlines for new flights deal OTTAWA (CP1 Transport Minister Don Jamieson says airlines have to be encouraged to introduce the same tour packages and special rates on domestic flights that they now offer in overseas flights. "I sec no difference whatever between a flight from Montreal to the Swiss Alps to ski and one to Banff to ski The minister said he has been conveying this reasoning to Air Canada. He was being interviewed on the CTV program Question Pe- riod, filmed Friday for broad- cast Sunday evening. Mr. Jamieson said he has told Canadian airlines repeatedly that he does not believe their domestic customers should be obliged to bear the brunt of un- restrained competition among airlines for business on airline routes over the North Atlantic. A price war for the lucrative North Atlantic trade would, he said, be disastrous for Air Can- ada and for most other carriers. Answering questions about the public release of details con- cerning train and airplane acci- dents, Mr. Jamieson said he has always felt such details should be part of the public record and he would continue to operate under that philosophy. But if he did keep information secret, it would not be "a ques- tion of concealment or of trying in any sense to protect the car- arier, whether it be an airline or whether it be a railway Changed his mind ROME (Reuter) Pastry cook Antonio Pariati, 44, trav- elled all the way from Naples Saturday and climbed to the top of the Coliseum, intending a suicide leap because he thought his son was unfairly flunked in his high school exam- ination. Police talked him out of jumping. RADIO PIONEER DIES DETROIT (AP) Leo J. Fi- tzpatrick, a pioneer in the ra- dio indutry and former owner of a Buffalo station, is dead at the age of 77. Scheduled guest speakers in- clude: Saskatchewan Premier Allan Blakeney; Louis Laberge, president of the Quebec Federa- tion of Labor; Jerry Wurf, pres- ident of the American Federa- tion of State, County and Munic- ipal workers; Jean Beaudry, vice-president of the Canadian Labor Congress; and William Doherty, a vice-president of the Public Service Alliance of Can- North mining legislation on shelf WHITEHORSE, Y.T. (CP) A federal bill designed to regu- late mining and mineral explo- ration in the northern territories will not be proceeded with at this session of Parliament, Jean Chretian, minister of northern development, said Saturday. Many useful and comprehen- sive briefs have been presented on bill C-187, he said, and they deserve the same kind of care- ful consideration by the govern- ment and the Commons com- mittee on northern development as was required by earlier suggestions "I have concluded that insuffi- cient time remains in this ses- sion, in light of the many other urgent matters before Parlia- ment, to give these representa- tions this kind of consideration which I believe to be essential, and still permit the bill to be passed before the end of the he said. "Accordingly, I have decided not to proceed with tlu's bill at this time." Mr. Chretien said he did not know if the bill would be ready for the spring session, or what areas of the legislation would be changed. The minister said that, with introduction of new clauses, the bill would be better than as it exists now. Mining interests have opposed provisions in the bill for 50-per- cent Canadian ownership of mining companies operating in t h e royalties than elsewhere in ecological land-use controls. Mr. Chretien said while the government is interested in get- ting as much money for its re- sources as possible, the revised bill will allow for lower royalty rates. CAMERA DEPARTMENT NEW LOW PRICES ON ALL PHOTO FINISHING Prompt, Quality Developing WON'T YOU GIVE US A TRY! Open Monday and Tueiday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Wednesday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m Thunday and Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. la 6 p.m. College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath Drive Quebec generates new optimism in Ottawa OTTAWA (CP) Proposals by Quebec Premier Robert Bourassa for changes in the ad- ministration o[ the new family income security plan are gener- ating renewed optimism in Ot- tawa over the possibility of solv- ing Canada's long-suffering con- stitutional problems. Since last June, when Mr. Bourassa rejected a proposed constitutional a formula whereby the constitu- tion could be amended without the approval of the issue has been relatively dormant. Prime Minister Trudeau said then that the ball was in Quebec's court and he had no plans to call further federal-pro- vincial meetings in the current three-year search for a revised constitution. But now Mr. Eourassa is in the process of returning the ball. And it has been a long PREMIER BOURASSA Returning the ball time since a Quebec proposal has raised so much behind-the- scenes enthusiasm here. At the constitutional confer- ence in Victoria last June, nil 11 political leaders arrived rela- tively optimistic that the consti- tutional charter, with its amend- ing formula, would eventually be accepted. They agreed to take it back to their respective capitals for consideration. A week or so later, Mr. Bour- assa said his government could not accept the charier until there was further clarification of provincial jurisdiction in the social security field. He mentioned family allowances, manpower training and vocational schools, among other tilings. Quebec, it was felt here, wanted some tangible results from the constitutonal revision before agreeing to its principles. When Health Minislcr John Munro unveiled his new family income security plan last week is the plan which will family and youth Bourassa advanced a scries of proposals to give his province more say in the administration of the paymenls. Traditionally, Quebec's requests for increased jurisdiction in any particular field arc received with decided coolness in Ottawa. But this time it was different. Mr. Trudeau, among others, apparently saw the proposals as a constructive step toward search for constitutional reform. "If this is a way of clarifying by administrative agreement some area of the constitution which was not clear to him, we're very said Mr. Trudeau. "We hope that he will do this in other areas where there is some friction like unemployment insurance, or manpower retraining. If we can reach a lot of agreements on administrative matters it show that Ihe constitution would be an easy problem to solve." The prime minister said the proposals, which he termed arc being examined sympathetically. Officials here agree with Mr. Bourassa that his proposals could represent a breakthrough in the constitutional review process. There is optimism that agreement will be reached with Quebec and the same rules would apply to all other the Income security plan. Meanwhile, Manpower Minister Olio Lang told the Commons Friday there have been discussions with Quebec about manpower and training "and these discussions may well occur again." Mr. Trudeau says he so far has no plans to call another constitutional conference. But officials predict that one will held as soon as "clarification" is achieved in these social security fields. And, with behind-the-scenes agreements in hand, they predict this next conference will be a resounding success. Business rates gc wages and higher profits during the period of the freeze. Indeed, the best that can be reasonably hoped for is that when it is over both sides will not aim for quite as much as they would in the normal course. "If we believe that the Nixon policy will do little more than cause a delay in the cost-push inflationary spiral, then we cannot look for lower inlerest rates." He predicts interest rates will decline for a short time, but by the second or third quarter of 1972 will rise again. The Mortgage Insurance Co. of Canada notes that a trend o-ward a slightly tighter money supply and "upward adjustments in rates" was already evident in August. NO DOUBLING NOW At the moment, however, rates are a bit below the levek of a year ago. The yield for the new 1871-72 Canada Savings Bonds will be 7.19 per cent if held to maturity, down from 7.75 per cent for the previous year. Every issue since 196C has offered the investor double his money back, or better, but the 1971-72 issue will yield only at maturity for each invested. A Toronto banking Sjioltes-nran, however, agreed with Mr. Mackenzie that rates will eventually turn upward. "It seems certain the U.S. will have a bout of up again after the freeze and that will bring price increases. These will apply to money as well as goods. "There will be a rush to market, and that will bring the demand for more money. The government won't want to let inflation get out of hand and will have to apply the brakes again and squeeze the money supply. That will bring the rates up, perhaps higher than a year or so Interes By IRVING C. WHYNOT Canadian Press Business Editor If you anticipate borrowing money in the near future, this might be a good time to make arrangements. Indications are that interest rates will go up again in the near future. There is some thought that rates might decline slightly for a few months, but it would take fancy timing to catch them at the bottom. Financial observers feel that rates will soon start an upward trend. The long-range view is that they will continue on the upturn for some time, and there is even speculation that rates will hit record highs dur ing 1972. There are a number of reasons for this view. The recent United States economic moves are part of it, but also the expectation that the U.S. will move toward an expanded money supply to stimulate business. INFLATION UPS RATES This would be inflationary in character and inflation eventually leads to higher interest rates. John Mackenzie, vice-president of Canada Permanent Trust Co of Toronto, says the U.S. price and wage freeze will add to the inflationary pressure in the long nm. "Unions and business cannot be expected to lose their competitive enthusiasm for and LINO (Complete ImlallalioniD Free Estimates! No Obligation! PHONE. 327-8579 CAPITOL FURNITURE 'The Carpet House of tha South" ROMAN Bath, England's spa. was once the site of a Roman S 60% ON MUFFLER REPLACEMENTS WE HAVE: A MUFFLER FOR MOST CARS FREE INSTALLATION 10 MINUTE INSTALLATION LIFETIME GUARANTEED MUFFLERS FREE INSPECTION AND ESTIMATES ALL AT e, t 509 6th Avenue South Phone Freshly minted. du Maurier Menthol-fresh new taste. ;