The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on February 26, 1976 · 8
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The Province from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 8

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Thursday, February 26, 1976
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1 8 "-province j Thursday, February 26, 1976 METRO Left-wing proposed The Committee of Progressive Electors ' (COPE) Wednesday proposed a left-wing alliance for the next civic election in which common candidates would be CHARLES W. MacSORLEY MacSorley funeral set i A funeral service tor Charles W. Mac-, Sorley, former reeve of Burnaby and pro--vincial MLA, will be held Friday at West Burnaby United Church. ; Mr. MacSorley died Tuesday in Carlton Private Hospital after a long illness. He was 80. . ' Born in Picton, Chit.. Mr. MacSorley moved to Saskatchewan in the early 1900s. i He joined the 65th Regiment, Saskatoon. ; during the First World War and served in France and England, He moved to Burnaby in 1924. Mr. Mac- Sorley was a municipal ditch-digger until the municipality went broke in .1932 and all civic employees were laid off. He went to work for the Shell Oil refinery in 1932 and remained there until shortly after being elected reeve in 1954. He had been an alderman for nine years. Mr. MacSorley was defeated for reelection as reeve in 1958. but was elected -as an alderman again in 1959 and later was elected president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities. He was elected a Social Credit MLA for Burnaby-WiUingdon in i 1963, but was defeated in 1966. I Mr. MacSorley leaves his wife (irate: sons, Ross and Clare; daughter, Grace (Tampion: and five grandchildren. Burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery. '' - "? - Marguerite Ford elected to lead TEAM campaign Marguerite Ford, a defeated alclermamc candidate in the 1974 civic election, was elected president of The Electors Action Movement (TEAMi, Wednesday night. Mrs. Ford defeated lawyer Martin Zlot-nick at the annual meeting of the civic political party. '. Some TEAM members interpreted Mrs. Ford's election as a victory for the "progressive" wing of TEAM, although she described herself as a "small-1 liberal" who wants to keep the organization "broadly based." Her election also was seen as a rejection of any suggestion that TEAM might join forces with the Civic Non-Partisan Association iNPA). Outgoing president Don Bellamy, who had suggested that TEAM members might, jointly endorse some candidates with the NPA. told ISO members Wednesday that "there is no way TEAM is going to be a bride to anyone. That was made clear to me at the last directors meeting." l a seat, j . ) rent a hotel room, k ! reserve a car. yjt W Day or night. M With the help of our Rescrvcc II computers, you or your travel agent can instantly arrange a flight, a cat , and a hotel room with just one call. And you can call us almost any time. Day or night. coalition by COPE fielded and a common program agreed upon. Bruce Yorke. re-elected COPE president at its annual meeting, said all groups would maintain their own identity under the proposal but all would compaign for the same mutually-agreed upon set of candidates. Yorke's proposal was in response to a statement by the Vancouver and District Labor Council urging COPE and the Vancouver area council of the NDP to form a common' front rather than split the left-wing vote as in previous elections. Yorke criticized the civic NDP for announcing that it will field a full slate of condidates at the civic elections in November. ''Such a proposal can only aid the NPA and TEAM," he said. "There is no other conclusion you can draw from it. Yorke told the meeting that COPE was begun in 1968 by the labor council as a vehicle for reform-minded citizens while the NDP did not enter civic politics until 1970. "We were born out of a need for unity," Yorke said. "We intend to stay in existence because we serve that need." He rejected a suggestion by labor council president Syd Thompson that both groups should be dissolved. "We have never stood in the way of unity and never will." He noted that in 1970 the NDP agreed .to an alliance with COPE but the NDP provincial council vetoed it. The NDP ran a full slate in 1972, then in 1974 each party ran half a slate. However, said Yorke, the NDP -'refused to call for the election of the other half slate while we did." He said COPE has increased its share of the vote, while the NDP share has declined. However said Yorke "we are not blinded by any over-estimation of our strength" and unity is necessary. He said he believed the proposal would be supported by labor, including the possibility of the labor council proposing candidates, and reform-minded citizens. Vancouver Aid. Harry Rankin urged suoport for unity saving that three members of TEAM - Mayor Art Phillips, Aids. Jack Volrich and Fritz Bovvers --vote consistently with the NPA, effectively blocking reform. "The only way to change that is a coalition of the centre-left," he said. Mrs. Ford said TEAM has "change the whole direction of the city" since it. first won power in 1972. "We have to push on before things go backwards :md we're fighting freeways again." she said. . 'Aid. Mike liarcourt warned that TEAM had to restore itself as a "grassroots" movement cr "I'm going to find it difficult to support." Harcourt said TEAM is lacking its former sense of "energy and excitement" and has lost some members who were active in community work. He said TEAM is in danger of becoming "a nicer version of the NPA" and called for a clearer policy direction. Aid. Jack Volrich said TEAM is healthy as an organization and is the most representative of the people of Vancouver. One notable absentee was Mayor Art Phillips. Bellamy said he hoped the mayor had an important reason for his absence "because its not very good when you have an annual general meeting and the leader is away " AIR CANADA Due to strike Remains awaiting burial One hundred and fifteen bodies are awaiting burial in the Forest Lawn and Ocean View cemeteries in Burnaby. Eut the cemeteries' operators are continuing with their lock-out of 22 grave-diggers and grave tenders. The workers are members of the Construction and General Laborers Union, and have been without a contract since Sept. 30 of last year. The union is demanding a 34-per-cent increase on the present basic rate of $5.83 an hour. Forest Lawn Development Ltd. said this was far too much, and locked out the workers Feb. 3 to head off a possible strike in the spring when cemeteries need extensive tending. On Wednesday, Robert Clarke, company president, said the situation "hasn't changed. We are hopeful the union will phone us soon." Clarke said there are 115 bodies awaiting interment. "Funeral homes are caring for them until we reopen. There is no problem." Tell it all or no Newsmen will either isll the whole story or they will not get any of the story, the chairman of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) said Wednesday. North Vancouver District Mayor Ron Andrews, GVRD chairman, told newsmen he was highly peeved that radio reporls of his announcements after GVRD executive committee meetings had not included mention that the committee's actions were subject to full board approval. He said he understood newspaper accounts also have on occasion failed to tell the full story. Board members did not like the om mission nor did he, Andrews said. 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Under legislation governing the PNE written by the former NDP government and passed in March, 1973, the provincial government appoints 10 board members, city council five, and the parks board appoints one. -The province reserves the right to appoint the majority of the board and I don't think it should," Volrich said in a later interview. "If the province wants to appoint three or four directors that's all right but not the majority." The alderman, who has served on the board for three years, suggested directors be selected by community organizations more news, mayor f HAVE YOU SEEN OUR ED Watch Channel 10 (cablevision) 10:30 p.m. every Thursday TONIGHT LET'S LEARN OUTDOORS Host Peter Hill speaks with Irene Pearce and Harvie Walker. Presented by the Vancouver School Board in as sociation with t: do without 49 tit finish. Gal. R.99 Gal. U Woodward's Paints . ..' ' . .' ,"'. v.. 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