Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 20, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Thursday, Ssptsmbsr 20, 1973 THE LETHBRIOQE HERALD Dine, drink with royalty Lots of entertainment for parliamentarians By ROD CURBIE LONDON (CP) Com- monwealth parliamentarians have been sipping cocktails with the Queen, hob-nobbing with the lord mayor and the governor of the Tower of Lon- don, and are to dine with the Queen Mother in a whirlwind of social activities lined up for their two-week stay here. Today the nearly 300 dele- gates and wives are having a day in the country, away from the conference hall in. Church House where the 19th confer- ence of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) is being held. The delegates representing more than 90 federal, state and provincial legislatures in 40 countries have been luncheon guests the House of Commons, have cruised down the Thames for a glittering dinner at Hampton Court Palace and have been guests at Oxford and Cambridge un- iversities. Their host is the United Kingdom branch of the CPA, which was given a govern- ment grant of to help with ex- penses. The Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, open- ed the conference in West- minster Hall and then mixed with delegates at a reception in Whitehall Banqueting House. Tuesday night the British government gave a banquet and the farewell dinner-dance Friday night will be attended by the Queen Mother. LEADS CANADIANS The Canadian delegation is headed by Allan J. MacEachen, government leader in the House of Com- mons. Senator Allister Grosart was elected to the CPA ex- ecutive council as regional representative for Canada, succeeding James E. Walker, Toronto Liberal MP, who also is attending. Others in the federal delega- tion are Senator John J. Con- nolly, MPs Derek Blackburn, Prosper Boulanger, Lloyd R. Grouse and Claude Wagner, and Ian Imrie, secretary to the group. From the provinces are Speakers Peter Fox of Mani- toba and A. E. Reuter of On- tario; Premier Gerald Regan of Nova Scotia; legislature members William J. Woodroffe of New Brunswick, C. L. Doan of Alberta, R. E. Skelly of British Columbia, Leo F. Rossiter of Prince Edward Island, Andre Harvey of Quebec, D. W. Mchayluk of Saskatchewan, and C. Blake Lynch, secretary to the provincial group. Speaker M. J. Russell of the New- foundland Assembly was un- able to attend. MAZDA ROTARY Oil sands development proposals The end Tory critic praises Lougheed same thing. OTTAWA Alvin Hamilton, Conservative resources critic in the Com- mons, has praised the proposals of Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed to develop the Athabasca oil sands. Mr. Lougheed's Tuesday night speech was true economic nationalism, he said. The premier should be complimented on his im- aginative way of permitting Albertans and Canadians to participate in the benefits of development of the sands. He said Mr. Lougheed's pro- posal to share in the profits Prince Igor has no taste. 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