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					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
   for mates
    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,
   participated.
      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.
                                                                                                                                                                                       private contractors
      "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
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Frivolous
   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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        »
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  calls tax
   long to someone else, they won't
    mean anything. To me they are
    my family, they are something
    worth remembering."
                                                 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.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  911 system
      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.
                                                                         some
                                             ''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
By Catherine Bainbridge                    request of a child and family ser-
                                                                           ser-     months
                                                                                    months was turned off.                                      North East Child a Family
                                                                                                                                                North                 and
                                                                                                                                                                                           "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-
                              ^*           _ •     __   _
                                                                                      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
 From AP-Reuter
                                                                                                                                              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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