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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 9, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba Winni Jeg police ignored maps say Beatty defends police Ottawa 6p officers almost bungled hostage taking at the bahamian High commission last week by squabbling among them selves am neglecting the Liberal maps charged solicitor general Perm Beatty hotly denied the ramp and Ottawa police had argued about insisting instead thai their Superb work resulted in a peaceful end to an explosive he agreed relations with the Media crises could be improved and said he is contemplating an Independent review of communications during hostage taking incidents to determine what might be Vic counsel Janet Rahming was released unharmed last tuesday after being held at gunpoint for 15 Clifford David William was sentenced to five years in prison when he pleaded guilty to unlawful weapons offences and threatening to murder nation Liberal my Bob Kaplan said he was told the ramp not handing officer and the head of the Ottawa police team had argued loudly in front of a radio reporter about who should be in a former solicitor said Federal Law makes it Clear the ramp has primary responsibility for responding to incidents involving foreign Fieatta admitted there May have been differences of but insisted that the Ottawa police and Ontario provincial police co operated the ramp has but not responsibility for protect ing he concerns about jurisdictional Dis Putes by police were raised at a University of Ottawa symposium on terrorism last Robert assistant ramp com and Fred Deveaux of the Canadian airline pilots association said they feared among police when the ramps dial emergency response team joins local police in Roy told the conference there were difficulties Between the ramp and the Ottawa police last year when both responded to an attack on the turkish embassy by a group of a Liberal my John Nunziata criticized the police for failing to keep the Media informed during the hostage taking incident last Beatty said later he Hopes to improve cooperation Between police and reporters during emergencies to keep the Public better informed and reduce the Chance of inflammatory for that he said he is contemplating an external review of procedures and is asking Media leaders to examine the Way they handle their coverage of terrorist attacks and Media outlets must decide if it is proper for their reporters to Tele phone and risk inter fetting with police or to provide detailed reports on police he during Maltby the court was told he had become rated Over an Ottawa radio stations report that police were preparing to storm the office where he was hold ing it would be useful to have some body at arms length from me take a look at these incidents and what has the behaviour of the authorities been and what has the behaviour of the journalists Kaplan said he fears beattys plan for working with the Media May result in the Public being denied a lot of things could be covered he told what were entering really for the first time in peace time the idea of restraint by the in this Case but that still a form of tip top Bank cuts mortgage costs Toronto up ans shopping for a mortgage reaped the benefits of a Mare stable Dollar yesterday As the Toronto Dominion Bank leapfrogged other major cutting the Cost of Loans on real estate by As much As three quarters of a percentage the Toronto Dominion has set a new plateau in Gage rates and others will move to said Tim White an economist at data the Royal Bank of Canada opened the latest round of mortgage cuts last Friday when it reduced its rates by on Quarter of a the oneyear rate fell to per the two year to 11 and the and five year rates to per the Toronto do minion matched the royals four and five year but went further on Shorter it Cut its two and three year rates half a Point to and 11 per but the biggest reduction came in the six month which fell three quarters of a Point to per Whitehead Doest expect mortgage rates to fall much its hard to see a dramatic decline from this other lending institutions will prob ably move to these rates and await further he they will probably move to this new plateau and wait for More definitive leads from the Bank of the Central Bank has been easing interest rates As the Canadian Dollar rebounded after its Sharp drop in Early february and the Brief decline that followed the Federal Bud get on the Dollar closed trading yesterday at cents up cents from the Bank of Canada had raised borrowing costs to sup port the Dollar when it came under higher inter est rates Are supposed to in crease International demand for Canadian dollars and thereby boost the currency Stevens lobbies pm for Quebec Ottawa up the government has told general motors of Canada it would like the company to modernize and extend the Man Date of its Ste Therese Plant one it has threatened to close because of bad staff attitude Industry minis Ter Sinclair Stevens said when i met with general motors the Ste Therese situation came up and i of course emphasized that i would like to see that Plant modernized and Given a longer term Man Stevens told reporters outside the and i can Tell you that general motors is very sincere in saying that they would like to see that and that they Are hoping that with their new manager in that Plant be Able to because of the Quality of work and the productivity of that the continued mandate that were pm president George Peapples says the company is fed up with the attitude of some of the workers at the suggesting that unless they shape up Quebec will lose its Only car Peapples told a news conference monday in Montreal that several factors could influence Gas Deci Sion on whether to keep the Plant open but that the main Issue is the workers at the 20yearold Plant Haye an attitude that does not commit itself to he adding the Plant has the lowest qual Ity ratings of plants with the same the plants current production line is to wind Down in Pierre president the United autoworkers Union local in nearby agreed in an interview yesterday that there had been worker management confrontations in the but its managements Renaud denied that production and Quality were poor at the Assem Bly which employs Renaud said the Plant produces 46 vehicles an compared with a rate of last the workers Are making super human said Renaud in an no one wants to lose their in Stevens applauded the giant automaker in a speech to the commons As a Good corporate Citi noting that the company be tween 1982 and the end of the decade will have invested billion in its Canadian

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