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News item. Premier Bennett with the press. He says: "Running for the Legislature isn't coming down and passing laws to restrict every other group in our society". On restraint: "The MLAs in our party, and we as a government, are prepared to do more than talk about it. -- we are prepared to exhibit leadership . . . in both private and public sectors." NDP MLAs comment: "Promise of vague things to come . . . There is the theme of restraint running through it . . . ." Socreds using the financial situation as "justification" to erode the opposition. Promise of increased assistance for people between ages of 55 and 59 under the Guaranteed Annual Income for Need Act. King on need: "It's the kind of mentality that has politicians playing God in terms of determining whether or not people are in need." Conservative MLA, Scott Wallace, is fairly positive, but says: "It doesn't have any specific advisers". The whole speech, he says, is concerned with the financial difficulties and "the restraint that must be exercised." He doubts the wisdom of "taking the tax off property for people over 65, regardless of their income."