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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 1964 r SHOP TODAY! isaajtaaa rv. . t The Ottawa Journal WHEN IS A PROMISE NOT A PROMISE? Nicholson's Political Theory Draws Opposition Fire .' . By JAMES NELSON (Ijr Tee CP An out-of-of-flee politician who make promise In aa elected campaign can't be heist to account (or it If tag gets elected and join tin cabinet. . Thjs theory of political res-pOMibltUy drew oppoi I tton laughter and snouts of deriiioa irrtbr Comssons Tuesday when it waa stated' by Poetmaster-Genaral Jack Nicholson. This il the most outrageous propoeittoa that I hava aver beard advanced." sskd Opposition Leader Diefenbaker. Mr, Nicbolaon was anawerias. opposition questions about an increasa in rents at a veteran bousing project in Vancouver and. a promise given in an election campaign by Arthur Laing. now minister of northern affairs. Mr. Laing is absent Ibis wek oa an Arctic tour. " .1 aay there la a difference between a private member campaigning as a member' of the opposition party trying to get elected, and a member of t h e government." said Mr. Nicholson, whose portfolio Includes housing mailers. 'ANOTHER MATTER' Later he added: "When a man speaks as a member of the government he speaks on behalf of the government. When a mairgpeaks during tha course of an election campaign about what he will try to do. that is another matter and different from speaking as a member tf the government.". The flurry arose from a da rThomson Says K Ready for Summit LONDON (CP)-Lord Thorn-son, Canadian born British newspaper publisher, said Tuesday Soviet Premier Khrushchev told him he would be willing ' to attend another summit con-' ference. "As soon as I suggested It, he said 'Yes'," Thomson told reporters at London airport on his return from the Soviet Union. : . ' TRAIN TRIP During bis 15-day visit Thorn-eon and Khrushchev were travelling companions on a train Journey across. Russia's virgin farm land area. la Moscow the Soviet newspaper Pravda quoted Khrushchev as teHIng Thomson that the Ratslaaa bought more wheat from Canada last year than they actually needed. Thomson, who met with Khrushchev In Kazakhstan Aug. 11, said that, according to fig-urea given1 him oa Soviet wheat production this year, the ISM crop will be sufficient for the Soviet Union's needs. In aa interview, published in Pravda, Thorn sea said: "Mr. Khrushchev jeM me that fee doesn't even need all the wheat he bought earlier In Canada, I HAD CROP FAILURES -.The Soviet Union last year imported' ll.Mt.0M teat, of wheat to make up' for-crop failures ever most of the country, n bought (.XW.MK ion from Canada, 1400,000 from the United States. Thomson said bis Interview with Khrushchev "could not have been snore satisfactory." ."He was always under control of the situation and knew precisely Ma view on all questions and freely and readily expressed H," Thomson added. ' Thomson said that during his J 0-day trip through the Caucasus and the Crimea, he found Hvtng standards m the Soviet Uaion significantly improved since kit last visit II months 10. He said Khrushchev bad done much toward improving life la tha Soviet Union. "I regard him as aa inspiring leader of the Soviet people, " be added. DIFFER ON CYPRUS Tbomaoa s a i d In . London Khrushchev's attitude oa Cyprus was "hostile to us." "The Russians and- the Turks ' are natural enemies," be said. "Politically Mr. Khrushchev la very sound,'' Thomson said. "In Russia-they have not got elections Hka we have here, but I'm convinced If they did nave. ' DIAMOND JUBILEE RED DEER (CP) One of Alberta's oldest schools, the Hota school iS Wiles southwest of here, has marked its 00th anniversary with a gathering of original students and former teacher. The name Hola cornea from an Icelandic institution of the same name. Osass as fseesss Ciseel Jswsaars Osr fasal 5S?eBTeaasBamw ' Obesity . . Wrkjj A ' (Sporkt) if a aai-yOeNj SaMtt SsHM sVa. He. a, Ottawa TAS-US mm Dm. nous BELLI CORNERS tnnr ts.se .. s is ass. starar aaa. a isv HULL 121 Eddy St, I.Mt . am. as earn, Ftt e'am, ja paa he would be re-elected "on his own. The enthusiasm which greeted him was quits astound ing." ' Thomson's verdict on Khrushchev the man1 was: "I like him Immensely. I think he U a most able man. There is no .question of that.- He 4s doing a great deal for the people of his coun try." . ' " " '- ' ciiion by Mr.' Nicholson .and the Central Mortgage and Housing Corporation not to postpone increase in rents lor the veterans houses. Rates will rise between 13.50 and $11 a month. depending on the bouse. Oct. I. Harold Winch (NDP Van couver East) and George Chat- tenon (PC Esquimalt-Saan-ich) asked about a ; written promise they said had been given by Mr. Laing two years ago, Mr. Laing, a former Liberal leader in British Columbia prior to that an MP here, was seeking election in the fed eral, riding of Vancouver South. II Il k I Chatterton referred to the (promise "made by theminis-ter" and Mr. Nicholson said It was not msde "by the minister. NOT BY MINISTER "This was a statement, I believe, that waa made by a political candidate in the course of an election campaign some years ago." Mr. Nicholson said. "It was not made by a responsible minister of the- Crown." Mr. Diefenbaker snapped: "Does the minister say that a Statement made by . the man who today occupies the position of minister of northern affairs Both Mr. Winch and Mr. and national resources is irre sponsible because be was not s minister then?" "I never msde or suggested any such statement," Mr. Nicn-olson replied. ' "If it is the statement (promise) that I think it is." Mr. Nicholson added, "it was msde be.'ore be was a minister." Opposition MPs let out a roar of derision. "Does Mr. Nicholson say that ratementa made by candidates are not to be regarded as responsible unless they are ministers when they make them?" Mr: Diefenbaker asked. Speaker Alan Macnaugbton called for order.. HIT BY TRUCK HAMILTON (CP) - Michael Thibeau. 4. son of Mr. and Mrs. Cosmas Thibeau. was killed Tuesday when struck by an Ice cream truck outside his borne. SPACE PROGRAM Tha European Space Research Organisation "and Sweden have signed an agreement for utilU ing Arctic Sweden for rocket research during the next eight srch during Mk-mdi f 1 ! .V .VMV.if v ' ' ' ' ' 1 'I I tTrf7lrHv2ll I 1 T PLEASE NOTE! vA X i,--: 1 ; . s s f fT -. ; TRUCKL0AD PURCHASE j NO HOLD ORDERS! NO LAY-AWAYSI y1 A'r -A I -J i ' - TTT .. , . 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