Liberal heavy weights square off over Turner
TORONTO (CP) - Former fi- for Turner," he said in an inter- review, saying the party will lose the er's leadershipy welcomed Lalonde's power, not to "distribute medals for
nance minister Donald Macdonald view. next election under Turner. letter. "Someone of Lalonde's stat- devotion to the cause," the letter
has come out strongly behind Liber- Turner, who was not immediately Liberal House Leader Herb Gray ure involving themselves in the re- says.
al Leader John Turner in the wake of available for comment, has sche- said Turner and the party have view process is very important," "I fear that under John Turner,
Marc Lalonde's call for a leadership duled a news conference today in strengthened in recent polls and Davey said. the result of the next election will
review. Vancouver. Turner is doing better in the public Lalonde told his news conference once again relegate Liberals to the
"I admire his (Turner's) style of Lalonde, prominent in the govern- opinion polls than Trudeau in his last he decided to go public "because Opposition benches."
leadership," Macdonald said yester- ment of former prime minister years in office. what I believe is what many are The ex-finance minister said he
day, adding he will back Turner Pierre Trudeau, held a news confer- "I don't think Lalonde's views are saying under their breath." was "absolutely not" influenced by
when the party votes on his leader- ence yesterday in Montreal to publi- r e p r e s e n t a t i v e of the p a r t y His letter cites polls showing Turn- Trudeau or former leadership candi-
ship at a convention later this cize a letter he has sent to the 3,500 grassroots nationally or of the con- er trailing Prime Minister Mulroney date Jean Chretien in his decision to
month. delegates to the national Liberal vention delegates," Gray said. and NDP Leader Ed Broadbent in oppose Turner.
"I'll vote 'no' for a review of the convention Nov. 27-30. Lalonde asks Senator Keith Davey, the first personal popularity. He dismissed talk that Trudeau
leadership and that means a 'yes' the delegates to vote for a leadership prominent Liberal to question Turn- A political party exists to win See LALONDE page 4 Lalonde: wants review
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Private Storm's wake
tribute drops mercury
By John Douglas
Moments after his comrades had
lonored Canada's war dead, a lone
to record lows
By Dan Lett D The major who co-ordinated
'igure knelt at Winnipeg's Ceno- the military's shuttle service that
;aph in a private tribute. Record low temperatures and se-
vere wind chill ratings continue in kept Winnipeg hospitals staffed
The cold, silent vigil by the man during the weekend blizzard has
iressed in tattered clothing was a the wake of last weekend's smother- finally been freed from his
stark contrast to the pomp and ing blizzard as the city strains to snowbound home.
Dageantry of yesterday's official restore essential services. D Five people have died as a
Remembrance Day service at the Officials say more than 200 pieces result of the weekend's vicious
Winnipeg Convention Centre. of snow-removal equipment will try blizzard.
Fewer than 1,000 people attend- to finish clearing the 3,000 kilo- D City bus drivers were told to
ed the 45-minute ceremony, forced metres of city streets today. report for work during the height
indoors by the weekend snowstorm However, the work is going on of Saturday's snowstorm or they
would not be paid, a union
and -21° C temperatures. amidst record cold temperatures spokesman says.
Animosity emerges/4 and wind chill factors in excess of D A hospital official says he's
2000, an Environment Canada disturbed that the Emergency
Hundreds of war veterans spokesman said. Measures Organization didn't
dressed in snappy blue blazers Round-the-clock work by plow come to the institution's rescue
decorated with colorful medals crews should have most major Saturday when it desperately
held their heads high while parad- streets and bus routes clear of snow needed help.
ing before the crowd. this morning, city operations direc- Stories on Page 52
Many became misty-eyed at the tor Kel Stewart said.
sound of a lone piper or the sight of Most residential streets also will
an unsteady hand reaching out to be plowed in limited fashion by
lay one of 22 wreaths. today, but many will have just one which may take up to three weeks,
Numerous dignitaries, including lane cleared for traffic. Stewart said.
Lt.-Gov. Pearl McGonigal, Pre- The real' problem is hauling the If more snow falls in that period,
mier Howard Pawley, Mayor Bill snow out of the city to dump sites, See TRANSPORTATION page 4
Norrie and Myrtle Lalor, of Pine
Falls, who lost a son in training,
Later, Raymond Davis, a 62-
year-old Second World War veter-
an, went back out to the Cenotaph
to talk with his long-lost chums.
Quick buck lures
Davis said it has become a 17-
year ritual for him — a public Re-
membrance Day ceremony and
then a private communion with
friends who went before him.
"I think about my mates often, By John Douglas plows at its disposal, Stewart said,
but this day is special. It's fine to but some contractors had leased
show your respect in a big, fancy The lure of a quick buck has their equipment for more lucrative
ceremony, but the guys know I diverted private contractors from road projects, so a number of ma-
was never one for big events. clearing city streets. chines were not in the city when the
"It's more important what each A city spokesman said that while storm hit.
person does — the thought, the me- many neighborhood streets will be "It caught everyone off guard a
mories, the respect that come plowed for the first time today, little," he said. "Even in the city we
from the heart, and my friends parking lots for large apartment were paving on Friday and plowing
understand that." buildings, grocery stores and other See CITY page 4
Davis's four comrades died over businesses have been snow-free
England in 1944 while returning since Monday.
from a bombing run.
"See these," he says, pointing to
three tarnished medals pinned to
his worn parka. "They're all I've
Kel Stewart, the city's director of
operations, said efforts to remove
the 35 centimetres of snow that fell
on Winnipeg's 3,000 kilometres of
got left in the world and they're
the only thing that is keeping the
memories of my friends alive.
"When I'm gone and these be-
roadways during the weekend have
been hampered by private operators
working for the highest bidder.
long to someone else, they won't
mean anything. To me they are
my family, they are something
Lt.-Gov. Pearl McGonigal greets Myrtle Lalor whose son died in training
he said as a tear appeared in the
corner of his eye.
real good things came out of rors of war and those who died
Stewart said private contractors,
who own 80 per cent of the city's
snow-removal equipment, have been
doing other work.
Down on his luck, Davis said he it," he said. "The whole country fighting for Canada.
"I'm not saying it's anyone's grew up and grew closer too. "You know, kids nowadays laugh At the height of the storm, Stewart By Dan Lett
spent the last few chilling days fault I'm where I am today, but I "There wasn't all this political and joke about everything. They said the city called more than 50
going from shelter to shelter to wish they would try to under- private plowing contractors to help. Hundreds of requests for every-
keep warm. He said people have stuff like today. There was Canada tease, they talk back and they pick thing from a Saturday newspaper to
stand." and there was the war." on people like me. Many refused because private
forgotten about the guy on the Davis quickly changed the sub- contracts paid more, he added. help with a flat snowblower tire
street who fought for Canada. However, the official ceremony "They don't know that before plagued the city's 911 emergency
ject, returning to the days when and Davis's private one echoed a they were even born, guys like me operators during the weekend bliz-
"In '45 I was a hero; today I'm war tested the country's mettle. and my friends were fighting for By Monday afternoon, with many
a bum people pass on the street." similar concern —that new gen- streets still snow-clogged, all 27 zard, a police spokeman says.
''It was a terrible war but ~~•••-'
•— erations should remember the hor-
viwuuno onuuiu iciiiciiiuci me I1UI- n*c uiiiiga mcjr lane iui granted."
the things they take for gi Insp. Bryan Kramble said he
Canada Safeway store parking lots
in the city were clear. has asked the police department's
administration to investigate the
Life-support removal ends life of infant
By Catherine Bainbridge request of a child and family ser-
months was turned off. North East Child a Family
"Many private plowers are going
the Safeway route," Stewart said.
"They are looking at who is going to
pay them more money and that is
flood of non-emergency calls which
overloaded the 911 system.
While some of the calls were hu-
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The child was just 15 days old
Tl^^-i nUII^J ...An I..,,* ic ,1 — „ij _ . the private deals. morous in retrospect, misuse of the
A six-month-old Winnipeg infant, vices agency, sources say. Services officials, suspecting child line could have prevented emergen-
virtually brain-dead from suspected The baby girl died in her mother's when she was admitted to the Health abuse, took over permanent guard- "In a storm like this we call cy services from responding to a
child abuse, was removed from life- arms after the respirator that had Sciences Centre, May 10, with severe ianship of the infant soon after. everyone, but many of the compan- critical situation in time.
support systems last week at the kept her alive for more than five brain damage, one source said. "This child's brain was so severe- ies already have private contracts Kramble said the most ridiculous
ly damaged she couldn't breathe on that are much more lucrative." call he heard all weekend was
Paris euphoric after hostages arrive
her own," the source said. "She
couldn't even be defined as a vegeta-
ble because she couldn't survive
Safeway spokesman Peter Squire
said store officials began lining up
plowing crews on Friday when they
from a woman who phoned police in
a panic because she didn't have
hotdog buns for her wieners.
"My joy is enormous," said 84- without life support." heard a storm was approaching the "One woman phoned 911 four
PARIS — The atmosphere was a victory sign with his fingers. "I While it is suspected the infant's city. He said most managers have times in a row to complain that her
euphoric here yesterday with the knew I would be freed." year-old Blanche Sontag who added injuries resulted from being shaken plans for heavy storms. house was shaking from the snow-
arrival of two French hostages who Camille Sontag, 84, and Coudari, that her husband, bearded and look- violently, there were no visible signs "It's cost us a lot of money, a plows working outside," Kramble
spent months of captivity in Leba- 54, had an emotional reunion with ing frail, had suffered during his to link her condition to abuse and whole lot (to pay for plowing)," said.
non. their families and embraces from six-month detention by the shadowy police were unable to lay charges, Squire said. "But in this business, if "She insisted it was an emer-
"Vive la France," said Marcel Premier Jacque Chirac. Revolutionary Justice Organiza- the source said. you're not open you can't make gency."
Coudari after stepping from the tion. Police have not ended their in- money." Police reported that others called
Hostages' fate discussed/28 See PARIS page 4 The city normally has about 100
plane at Paris' Orlv airport, making See AGENCY page 4 See PANIC page 4
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