Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
2 THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Wedneiday, Japlomber 29, 1971------------------------------------------- Commons approves bill to assist exporting firms OTTAWA (CP) Uneasiness on the part of both Liberal and Conservative speakers and un- yielding criticism of New Demo- crats and Social Credit benches marked Commons passage Tuesday of legislation to lielp firms affected by tlie supple- mentary duty on imports im- posed by the United Elates. The bill received final Com- mons approval by 1311 voles to 24 as Conservatives and Liber- als overwhelmed Now Demo- crab and Serial Creditors. Standing in the 2G-l-seal Com- mons: Liberal 151, Conservative 72, New Democrat 2-1, SociaJ Credit 13, Independent 2, Inde- pendent Liberal 1, vacant 1. The bill now goes to the Senate. Brace Howard, parliamentary secretary to Trade Minister Jean-Luc Pepin, seemed to have one eye on Washington as he de- scribed the nature of the bill that would provide 580 million for Canadian exporters. He noted the possibility of the United States imposing addi- tional duties on imports from Canada to cancel Ihc effecls of the Canadian legislation. The U.S. government had taken in- consistent measures in this area in the past. The million, he said, "is not an export subsidy." "There is no obligation on the part of a company receiving as- sistance to maintain any export level." Tile grants "will not give Ca- nadian firms an unfair competi- tive advantage in export mar- kets." Conservative uneasiness was based on other considerations. Harold Danforth Essex) said "we are deliber- ately asking for more trouble because of direct government intervention In the affairs of the business community." The grants would not increase Canada's gross national prod- uct, but could well create a glut of export goods. He said lie would vote for the bill but felt reluctant and uneasy doing so. "One of the reasons for my uneasiness is that this bill is ex- plicit is an act in support of employment. In other words, it is just another adherent lo the whole program of unemploy- ment insurance and is not, as we pictured it, a bold and deter- mined effort to sustain our In dustry when faced with the problem of the surcharge.11 II o remained disappointed that the bill provided no assist- ance to primary producers such as farmers, fishermen, mining firms or pulp and paper compa- nies. OJUECTS TO OMISSION John Burton East) said that since the oil makes no provision for farmers and fishermen it should be senl back to committee for reconsi- deration. A motion to that effect was defeated 137 to 24. Mr. Pepin nose midway through the debate to appeal for unanimous passage of the bill. Such unanimity, he said, would show the United Stales govern- ment that Canadians are united in their disapproval of the sup- plementary duty and other prot- ectionist economic measures an- nounced Aug. 15 by President Nixon. 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The wid- owed registered nurse who works at Westminster hospital in London Is shown wilh her 17-year-old daughter Joan, a grade 13 student at Sir Adam Beck Secondary School in London- Government receives blast for labor field ineptness CALGARY (CP) The fed- eral goveniment was blasted Tuesday by Donald Macdonald resident of the Canadian La- Congress, for ineptness in he field of labcr. "Their stupid misguided po icies have almost wrecked th country." He told a news conferenc Canada's unemployment ra( of nearly six per cent "is th Arrest protesters on assault charge VANCOUVER (CP) Four persons were charged with common assault Tuesday night after they refused to leave the city welfare office where they were protesting the city's refu- f sal Lo pay funeral eosls for a girl who died of leukemia last week. Tlie four were charged with the assault of city welfare di- rector Walter Boyd. Although Mr. Boyd was not touched, the law states that if a person With lawful custody ot a building asks people lo leave and has to i apply force to remove them, they can be charged with com- mon assault. Michael Crocker, 32, Stepehn Whnlen, 25, Ira Zbarsky, 23, and Hilda Katharine Kellington, 27, were charged after being escorted by police from the building. Two New Westminster wom- en, Terry Cc-ss and Delia Nel- son, left the building with third woman, Vera Mclaren, o Ml1. Boyd's request. The three planned to sit outside th building "all night if necessai to get what we want." They want the welfare de- partment to pay for the funera of a relative, Louise Coss, 37 without taking the girl's S14 bank balance. However, Mr. Boyd said It is welfare department policy t use the dead person's mone for a funeral, and if this is no enough, to make up the bai ance. The women feel the money should go to the dead girl' father, who they say is on com pensalion and welfare in Winni peg and has six children ti support. After talking for some tlmrmiit.lan. KENOGAMJ, Que. (CP) _ Tire St. Jean Vianney landslide disaster that killed 31 was "un- foreseeable, even with the help of technical and scientific meth- a Quebec government ge- ologist said Tuesday. Jean-Yves Chagnon, of the parlment of natural resources, made the statement at the open- ing day of n coroner's inquest into the disaster that swallowed up to homes May 4. "It (the disaster) was n unique said Mr. Chag- non. "It was Ihc misfortune of that landslide, and il cannol serve as a lesson for olher cases." The government has spent four months and re- searching the causes of tlie landslide in the Saguenay Val- ley town, 120 miles north of Quebec City. Mr. Chagnon said the St. Jean Vianney landslide happened at the exact spot where another cave-in, many times larger than lhe recent one, occurred around tlie year 1450. The 1971 landslide swallowed 10 million cubic yards of clay soil and the one 500 years ago ngulfed 270 million cubic yards, said Mr. Chagnon. Mr. Chagnon explained that Lhe St. Jean Vianney slide was not caused by an ordinary "flow of clay" of which there are more than 600 in Quebec, but by an underground clay dam which icld the earth of Lhe previous slide. The natural dam finally wore away, he said. Earlier Tuesday, Pitre Black- burn, a farmer on the outskirts of St. Jean Vianney, testified .hat a minor land movement oc- curred on his farm about two weeks before the landslide. Mr. Chagnon leslified thai even if specialists were called :o the scene of the minor slide, the disaster could not have been avoided. If geologists had conducted an investigation, he said, they would have dug deeply into the ;.'ound, found the sub-soil hard as a brick and concluded there ivas no danger. Mr. Chagnon rejected various theories on the causes of the landslide, testifying that it had nothing la do wilh the weight of the homes in lhe lown, various ilams thai exist in the area, or a subterranean river. In other testimony Tuesday, Laureat Lavoic, St. Jean Vian- ney mayor, Jerome Larouche, secretary-treasurer, and Jean- Maurice Coulombe, mayor of nearby Shipshaw, denied having asked for the help of Quebec government experts following the minor slide on Mr. Black- burn's farm. Tlie three witnesses told the inquest thai Mr. Blackburn had first "officially" mentioned tho earth movement at a council meeting May 3, two weeks after it occurred and a day before tha disaster. Mayor Lavoic said Mr. Black- burn first told him about it lata in April during a telephone con- versation. Two days after lhe disaster Mayor Lavoie said resources help was requested after the minor slide on Mr. Blackburn's farm. Gandhi ends discussions in Moscow) MOSCOW iAP) Prune Min- ister Indira Gandhi of India left the Soviet Union today after a three-day official visit which in- cluded talks wilh top Soviet leaders on how to prevent war on the Indian subcontinent. Mrs. Gandhi was seen off a Moscow's airport by Soviet Pre- mier Alexr-i Kosygin and other Stviet officials. Kosygin said Tuesday the Ku- vict Union would work with Mrs. Gandhi's government to prevent further fighting in Paki- stan or increased hostility be- tween India and the central Pakistan government. The Soviet leader said at unchcon for Mrs. Gandhi that the Pakistani government must work out an early political set- tlement of the crisis in East 'altistan to lower the level of tension in the area. 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