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Posted 14 May 2001   For week ended May 4, 2001
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Senator Smith Suggests Sanctions over Religious Restrictions in France, Europe
Oregon's US Senator Gordon Smith, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, suggested yesterday that the US impose restrictions on European visitors because of their country's restrictions on minority religions. The comments came as the Senate's European Affairs subcommittee, which Smith chairs, reviewed proposed French legislation that the US State Department considers an affront to religious freedom.

Hill New Deputy Parliamentary Leader
Official Opposition Leader Stockwell Day, in response to this week's resignations of House Leader Chuck Strahl and Deputy Parliamentary Leader Deborah Grey, both former Canadian Alliance Members of Parliament, reorganised his leadership team. Grant Hill, a member of the Calgary Alberta Foothills Stake, was named as the new Deputy Parliamentary Leader.

Cardston's Mormons Struggle With Sunday Shopping
Mel Tagg, mayor of the Town of Cardston and former president of the New Zealand Wellington Mission (1989-1992), announced that the heavily LDS town will remove its 22-year-old Sunday shopping bylaw.

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