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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 29, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Friday, September 39, 1972 THE UTHBRIDOE HERALD 13 Tories pledge to settle disputed treaty claims campaign OTTAWA (CP) Charging the Liberal government with "outrageous" treatment ot na- tive peoples, the Conservative party pledged today to work to- ward a legislative settlement ot claims if government has largely ignored the prob- lems of our native said a Conservative policy statement, one of a series being issued in the party's campaign disputed treaty elected lo power. "The Trudeau for the Oct. 30 federal election.! when it has taken any action, it has been to press the native peoples to forfeit their cultural identity and be ab- sorbed into white society." In another statement released today, the Conservatives de- scribed as "urgent" the need for a comprehensive resources policy in Canada, adding: "The first step is an inventory of what we've got and wiiat we're going to need." Job call was pre-arranged VANCOUVER (CP) A man ttiat he was planning a holiday who was offered a job from Prime Minister Trudeau during an open line radio show last week said later his call lo Mr. Trudeau had been pre-arranged with open line host Jack Web- ster. The man, known only as Ken, had told the prime minister thai he was collecting S85 a week in unemployment insurance and 300 SUNGLASSES to choose from AVAILABLE IN YCUR RX in Hawaii. Mr. Trudeau ar- ranged an interview with Can- ada Manpower. Ken said later that he was drawing only S70 in benefits ar.d was not planning a Haw- aiian holiday. He said he had exaggerated the facls to Mr. Webster, who had given him a private number to bypass the regular open line numbers and ensure his call got through. Mr. Webster said the pre- arranged call is "a sleazy de- vice I sometimes use." He also said he was not aware the man had not been telling the truth Ken, who said his job has not been confirmed yet, added that be was enjoying Ibe hoax which had the serious motive of bettering conditions for the unemployed. A Conservative government would require that Canadians be allowed to participate in ownership ami management of foreign-controlled firms "so that the Canadian view can be put said the declara- tion. The statement on native peo- ples said a Conservative admin- slration "will work lo remedy be outrageous Irealment of our native peoples by policies that respect their cultural heritage, not destroy it." ;'This parly deplores the fail- ure of the present government aboriginal rights and long-time obligations to na- tive peoples. We undertake to sellle fairly the outstanding aboriginal and trealy claims of Canada's native peoples. "We will work lowards a leg- islalive settlement of disputed treaty and aboriginal claims, which must be based upon full and fair consultalions with the native peoples." A Conservative government would provide capital to de- velop the economic potential of reserve lands, based on studies to be carried out in co-oper- ation with native peoples, said the statement. It described the standard of education available to native abomination" for the estab- Socreds called 'psychiatric cases9 V1CTORIAVILLE, Que. Claude Wagner, Progressive Conservative campaign leader in Quebec, Thursday criticized Jean Marchand, minister of re- gional economic expansion, for calling Social Credit party members "psychiatric Mr. Wagner, on the second day of a three-day tour of com- munities in the Eastern Town- ships, said Mr. Marchand made the comment last Sunday in a speech at St. Gervais in Belle- charsc riding which elected a Social Credit member in the 1968 election. The comment was in "bad Tory come under fire MONTREAL (CP) Energy Minister Donald says the Liberals peoples as "an and called Macdonald face stiffer opposition in the campaign for the Oct. 30 election than they did in 1MB. He crticized some aspects of the Progressive Con- servative attack on the govern- ment. "There is opposition this time. This is not 1968 all over LETHBRIDGE INDEPENDENT ORDER of FORESTERS has a new Deputy, To become a new member, or io have your presenl policy updated, or any complainis, large or small please phone 328-8776 It was our pleasure to supply and install ALUMINUM ENTRANCE DOORS AND GLASS IN THE NEW FAMILY MEDICAL CENTRE LETHBRIDGE Corner 5th Avenue, 4th Street S. Phone 327-1581 lishment of a study group, un- der qualified native people, to work out "relevant" teaching programs. A Conservative government also would establish an "action task force" to recommend measures on housing and job placement, vocational training and living conditions for nalive peoples. In its carefully-worded state- ment on resources, the Con- servatives promised an Indus- rial development program jeared to above-ground as well as below-ground resources. Trade and tariff policies would aim at encouraging ex- port of non-renewable resources jn a manufactured state, "when and if such exports are In the national interest." A Conservative government would seek the co-operation of the provinces in a national pol- icy lo fight pollution "with tough laws that have been lack- ing." Incentives would be provided to make Canadians less depend- ent on foreign investment. The statement recognized that "disadvantaged" provinces need the benefits of their off- shore resources, but it did not say what kind of federal-provin- cial split in .revenue from such resources a Consevative gov- ernment would offer. Trudeau should apologize NANAIMO, BC.. (CP) Former New Democratic Party leader Tommy Douglas salt Prime Minister Trudeau should apologize to the Canadian un employed for Liberal incompe- tence. "Instead he blames the unem- ployed for the condition he has put them Mr. Douglas said. "Instead of hiring investigat- ors to search out fraud, he should Investigate the incompe- tency and inefficiency of the unemployment insurance pro- gram. "Trudeau has made a scape- goat of the he said. "He has thousands out of work and instead of apol- ogizing, he blames them for not having jobs." Mr. Douglas, who Is seeking re-election in Nanaimo Cowi- chan The Islands, said the Trudeau government created unemployment to defeat Infla- tion, but ended up with both. "The past four years have been disastrous four more years of Trudeau will be a cat- Mr. Douglas said. "Our economy is in the worse shape ever. The government Has failed to slow foreign take- overs and it has failed to grap- ple with pollution control." he said at a Libera rally. Mr. Macdonald said "there is a certain quality of meannes and pettiness in those who ar ;oing Conservative." He referred to "Tory necks" whom he described a English speaking Ontario res dents who can't stand French Canadians. "They do more harm to n: tional unity than anything M Rene Levesque could do." Mr. Macdonald referred to speech this week by ClalK Wagner, Conservative can paign leader in Quebec said Mr. Wagner was b e i n misled. "Mr. Wagner can well go Toronto and accuse the pri minister of Ihreatening oration, but his Jriends in 0 tario are themselves again. French Canadian represent lives in Ottawa." Mr. Wagner said, and e people of Quebec will not .crate such lack of judgment the part of Liberal party aders. is about 90 miles wtheast of Montreal, in Lolbi- ere riding, one of three Social redit strongholds visited by r. Wagner Thursday. UST LIBERALS Conservative party leaders ope Mr. Wagner will.help the arty make inroads into Social slrnngth in the area. Mr. Wagner said Social redit supporters are "Quebec iizens who are anxious to get d of the present government." "The- desire the same things we he said. "They are en and women lured by romises that cannot be ful- illed." Mr. Wagner said Mr. March- and's statement was typical of he Liberal party's evasion of he real election issues such as unemployment and social prob- Socred wins in Peace River DAWSON CHEEK, B.C. (CP An official recount of vote cast in Peace River South in he Aug. 30 provincial election las confirmed the election of Mr. Wagner spent ths early part of the day shaking hands with workers at a clothing manufacturers and an agricul- tural machinery plant. Revolutionaries ready to challenge super-stars spmrr RIVER, Alia.