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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, September 26, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 31 MacEacken speaks Canadian external affairs minister Allan MacEachen speaks at United Nations Canada warns UN By GEORGE KITCHEN UNITED NATIONS (CP) Canada warned the United Nations Wednesday that it may have a tough time raising troops for its peacekeeping forces unless it makes greater efforts to achieve peace through political means External Affairs Minister Allan MacEachen told the General Assembly that peacekeeping activity must be accompanied by parallel political efforts to convert into something more durable the tem- porary peace UN police forces are asked to main- 'If this is not done, and if those who contribute to peacekeeping roles are fac- ed with indefinite prolonga- tion of their hazardous tasks I am afraid governments will be less willing to respond to future requests for troops The warning, which assumed significance because of Canada s role as a major source of men for peacekeeping operations. came as MacEachen de- livered Canada s annual statement before the General Assembly Citing Canada as an ex- ample. MacEachen said that while Canadians con- tinue to accept the impor- tance and usefulness of a UN peacekeeping role, they now are "less inclined to accept in an unquestion- ing way the burdens of par- ticipation Their concern springs mainly from the fact that peacekeeping endeavors often seem to do no more than perpetuate an uneasy status quo Canada has a contingent in the UN emergency force in the Middle East and more than 900 men in the UN force in Cyprus MacEachen also warned the assembly of a growing threat of nuclear catastrophe and urged the international community to take action to bring the nuclear arms race under control He suggested all countries place under international supervision the stocks of fissile mate- rial they now hold for peaceful purposes The problem was to set up a system to allow the dissemination of the benefits of nuclear energy without at the same time contributing to the spread of nuclear weapons The cost of developing a nuclear weapon no longer was prohibitive and every day more and more of the materials necessary to do the job were being developed throughout the world Canada, he said, intends "to satisfy itself that any country using Canadian- supplied nuclear technology or material will be subject to binding obligations that the technology or material will not be used in the fabric- ation of nuclear explosive devices for whatever pur- pose MacEachen said the peacekeeping operation in the Middle East was work- ing effectively and making an essential contribution to the maintenance of the ceasefire and dis- engagement agreements between Israel and her Arab opponents Equally important, new principles had been es- tablished in the process Auto firms urged not to cut investment By BOB DOUGLAS OTTAWA (CP) Trade Minister Alastair Gillespie says he is urging Canadian auto manufacturers to keep up investment in Canada next year to counter other pressures from U S parent companies Mi Gillespie told reporters Wednesday he expects U S auto companies to press their Canadian subsidiaries not to increase investment next year so auto production can be stepped up at home But he said he has already told senior executives of the Canadian companies to stick to provisions under the S auto pact requir- ing increased investment as auto sales in Canada rise Auto sales in the U S have dropped 26 per cent so far this year compared to the same period last year while the Canadian market grew This decline in U S sales is one of the main reasons Canada had a million deficit in auto trade with the U S in the first half of the year, Mr Gillespie said GROWTH FASTER The Canadian economj was growing more quickly than the U S economy This meant in- creasing imports to meet de- mands of Canadian consumers while there was less demand for Canadian goods in the tioubled U S Mr Gillespie said he does not expect the U S car market to improve much next year It was possible Canada would have deficits in auto trade with the US for a few years The first-half deficit of million compares with a million deficit in the first six months of 1973 and annual sur- pluses in Canada s favoi be- Coins on sale TOKYO (AP) Canadian government silver coins com- memorating the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games were put on sale for the second time throughout Japan Wednesday On sale are regular and coins, sets of four coins of dif- ferent designs and the more expensive special proof silver coins tween 1969 and 1973 ranging from 8 million to mil- lion The trade minister did not appear alarmed by the deficit this year He said the milhon deficit in 1965, before the auto pact took effect, was almost 60 per cent of total Canadian trade while the deficit this year was less than 10 per cent of total trade "From the Canadian point of view the auto pact is work- ing very he said The pact, which created an integrated continental auto in- dustry, has lead to increased employment and more mvest- ment in the Canadian operations EMPLOYMENT UP Employment increased in the Canadian auto industry this year, Mr Gillespie said The foreign share of the Cana- dian market had declined to 14 8 per cent this year from 24 2 per cent in 1972 The price difference between Canadian and U S -made cars is steadily decreasing as well U S cars were 9 5-per-cent cheaper than Canadian autos in 1973 and 7 7-per-cent cheaper this year he said This was likely to drop to seven per cent in 1975 Mr Gillespie indicated he does not intend to press for changes in the auto pact Gov- ernments should not expect a perfect balance in all trade sectors An industry department official said additional investment, amounting to 60 per cent of the sales increase for the year, must be plowed back into Canadian industry See. the Light. 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