SENATORS LOOK TO THE CHAIR: ROD HELP US, EVERY ONE OF US
Senators Chair Rod Bryden met with 10 Ottawa-area MPs
yesterday "as part of his campaign to persuade" government
officials that Canadian NHL teams face "unfair competition"
from U.S. teams, according to Graham Fraser of the Toronto
GLOBE & MAIL. Bryden focused on int'l trade. Liberal House
Leader Don Boudria: "He did not ask for tax relief for
hockey players or anything like that. He gave us a briefing
on some of his concerns" (GLOBE & MAIL, 3/12). Bryden: "The
next federal budget doesn't come until next year and if I'm
going to move by the fall of 2000, I'll have to have an
agreement done long before that" (OTTAWA SUN, 3/12).