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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, September 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 19 Ceiling put on party funds VICTORIA (CP) a charge of conflict of interest, the British Columbia Conservative party has put a ceiling on individual donations, Conservative leader Scott Wallace said Wednesday. He also told a news conference that information on the party's campaign funds will be open to the public and he challenged the other political parties to open up their methods of funding tor public scrutiny as well. In the past, Dr. Wallace said, the Conservative party has been saddled with the reputation of being "in the grip of big business" because it has received large sums of money from members of the business community. The party now will change its approach and concentrate on small donations from a large number of individuals and impose a ceiling on the maximum amount of money which any donor may give to the party in any one year HAS OBLIGATION "It is self-evident that when any political party receives large financial donations from any sector of society, whether it "be from big business or from big unions, than that par- ty has inevitably taken on an obligation to that source of funding which may well produce conflict ot interest to the detriment of the people of British Columbia as a Dr. Wallace said John Green, a member of the party's board of directors, has been appointed finance committee chairman and will be in charge of a door- knocking campaign on a regional basis to seek funds from individuals, he said These funds will be used to finance the month to month operating costs of the party's office as well as to develop a central fund for provincial elections Dr. Wallace said he favors legislation which would oblige the political parties in the province to disclose their method of funding and the source of their financing. Mosquito study approved EDMONTON (CP) More than worth of research has been commissioned by the Alberta department of the en- vironment into the habits of mosquitoes. Environment Minister Bill Yurko said in a news release Wednesday the University of Calgary will conduct a three-year study into the breeding, development and behavior patterns of one mos- quito strain that is the most troublesome type in southern Alberta University of Alberta en- tomologists will undertake a two-year. S15.000 study of strain noted as a earner of the virus causing western equine Cephalitis. A U of A study will examine the extent and the role of mosquitoes in spreading California encephalitis. Fast ends WATERLOO. Ont Two University of Waterloo students ate their first food in JO days Wednesday, ending a hunger strike to protest the imprisonment of Ukrainian writer Valcnlvn Moroz in the Soviet Union Boris Sirskyj. 20, and Liibomir Szuch. 19. both members of the Ukrainian Students Oub at the Univer- sity, decided to end their last alter beirg Sold following a rwJical examination they might suffer permanent kidney damage if they con- tinued DRY FOR A CHANGE for 1he fsrsl tame in Training courses for judges HALIFAX (CP) The Canadian judicial council decided at a meeting here to appoint a special committee to consider train- ing courses for newly-appointed judges in Canada. In a news release following its annual meeting here, the council said the committee will be headed by Chiel Justice Nathan Nemetz of the British Columbia Supreme Court. "While it is apparent that much can be said for such a program, there are many practical difficulties in its implemen- the news release said. The council also said seminars have been established to promote the quality and efficiency of judicial service throughout the country. A committee headed by Chief Justice Gordon Cowan of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court trials division is directing the seminars. Doctor movement controls sought TORONTO (CP) Provin- cial health ministers agreed Wednesday that the move- ment of physicians in Canada must be restricted, but there were no suggestions on how to implement such a policy. "One thing we did agree upon is that as long as provinces that need doctors. get them, there is no objection to a Canada-wide immigration policy that would put them where they're said Ontario Health Minister Frank Miller. Saskatchewan Health Minister Walter Smishek said his province is examining such controls but is not sure how to implement them. The ministers also were unanimous in their rejection of the so-called "Lalonde proposals" for federal cost- sharing programs which were submitted last year. Mr. Miller, whose criticism ol the federal cost-sharing plans was shared by Saul Miller of Manitoba and Claude Forget of Quebec, said accep- tance of the formula would have ruined most provinces. "If we'd accepted it a year ago as it was proposed and be- fore we could predict this year's tremendous inflation, almost every province in the country would have been belly up." the Ontario minister said. "What we want are programs that will give the provinces at least as much money as they now are receiv- ing and at the same time give us some he said at the conclusion of the two-day meeting. The ministers also agreed to ask the federal government to prohibit the sale of sperm storage facilities until more medical data is available. They also called for a national program that would allow pharmacists, with a patient's permission, to substitute less- expensive generic equivalents for more-expensive products prescribed by physicians The ministers called on the federal government to set standard guidelines for such things as blood-lead levels to ensure uniform action on some environmental health matters as well as greater participation. Keep those promises youVe made to 22 Pick Mj? >oijr on n