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The Ubyssey Feb 3, 1989

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Radioactivjty stypads over Mainland
By Stefan Ellis
After a month-long delay, CiTR Radio
went high power yesterday, increasing its
broadcast power to 1,800 watts from 49.
The official switch-over took place at
noon, shortly after engineers made final
checks on the new transmitter and antenna.
The increase in power extends CiTR's
broadcasting range to most of the Lower
Mainland, putting CiTR within range of
car and clock radios, where station manager Harry Hertscheg hopes new listeners
will accidentally come across the station's
signal when scanning the dial.
The switch to the higher power marks
the end of a four-year effort which included
the compilation of a 2,000 signature petition, numerous engineering reports, application forms, and the purchase of $100,000
dollars worth of broadcast equipment.
The high-power switch was originally
scheduled for before Christmas last year,
but shipping and customs delays for the
new broadcast components delayed the
installation of equipment until the new
The broadcasting arrangement for
CiTR marks a first in Canadian broadcasting, in that two stations, CiTR and CFUV
(the University of Victoria campus station), are sharing the same frequency allocation.
Before the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission decided in favour of granting CiTR a
high power licence last September, CiTR
borrowed the 101.9 MHz position on the
dial from Victoria's jurisdiction. The licence amendment now gives CiTR the
frequency on a permanent basis, and now
both CiTR and CFUV broadcast at the
101.9 MHz frequency, far enough apart
geographically to avoid interference prob-
An inflatable groundhog says, "Pump up the volume, pump up the
volume" at CiTR High Power Bash.
The high-power switch means little
change in CiTR's programming, which fo-
cusses on the local music scene and alternative bands.
The station's program director, Darren Reiter, says the increased audience
size will make on-air programmers more
wary of their program selection. And unlike most campus stations in Canada, CiTR
currently has no plans for introducing paid
commercial advertising. "No commercialism at CiTR—none", said Reiter.
Music director Chris Buchanan is confident the power increase will be a benefit to
the community, by giving "the local bands,
the local clubs and the local promoters better access to a wider audience".
Similarly, sports director Lane Dunlop hopes for increased exposure for the
Thunderbird sports teams. The sports department broadcasts men's basketball,
men's hockey, and for the first time this
year, women's basketball games.
Hertscheg is confident that, as with
low-power, committedlisteners beyond the
normal broadcast range can pick up the
station's signal if they invest a little energy.
Numerous cable companies carry the
station's signal, and efforts are being made
to extend coverage to satellite, allowing
cable companies in the Okanagan andelse-
where to pick up CiTR.
While the power boost extends CiTR's
range, "it's not going to be perfect,"
Hertscheg said. "It's still radio, and there's
still going to be a few dead spots, and if
you're in a valley or in a basement surrounded by concrete, you may still have
some trouble."
Testing continues over the next few
weeks as engineers optimize the station's
Born Again Trash
UBC to put recycling program
into place in near future
UBC ponders branch campus
By Monica Brunner
As landfill sites rapidly diminish,
full-scale recycling is finally coming to
The campus-wide program which includes paper, metal, and glass should begin next month, according to Vincent
Grant, head ofthe Surplus Equipment Recycling Facility (SERF), who designed the
UBC program. SERF was created seven
months ago to clean out surplus or obsolete equipment, but now recycling is a
primary goal, Grant said.
Grant was motivated to start the recycling program after being appalled with
the amount of waste generated by UBC,
he said.
Given the grand scale of the new
program, UBC could have the biggest and
best university recycling program in
Western Canada, said Grant.
"UBC spends about $1000 per day on
waste disposal," he said, adding properly
managed recycling would reduce the cost.
Grant said the UBC administration's
reception to recycling has been very positive, and the program is already underway with a sorting and processing area
established at the South Campus Dump
and test areas such as the Computing
Centre operating throughout January
and February.
The handling of recyclable material
will be done by SERF employees and one
or two additional student positions will
probably be created, said Grant.
While SERF is self-sufficient, Grant
said, "At the moment we are undermanned
and under-powered." As a result, recycling
in areas like SUB and the residences are not
likely to be tackled until next year.
While Grant said he was confident
about the management of recycling, the
biggest stumbling block will be user-education. "Not so much students," said Grant,
but the older generation which is not used to
the idea of recycling—promotion will have
to be done.
Lis Vallaster, co-president ofthe Environmental Interest Group (EIG) at UBC
said she was thrilled about the new program: "Its the best news I've heard."
The EIG has been working towards
recycling, especially of newspapers, for the
last three years.
Vallaster said she hopes the EIG will be
able to work closely with SERF, especially
in the area of student education, starting
with an EIG-sponsored information day
March 1.
The Public Interest Research Group
(PIRG) of SFU also plans to be on campus
sometime in March to help promote recycling, said Phil Lyons, PIRG spokesperson.
PIRG, a student-funded, student-run
autonomous society, has started its own
recycling program at SFU and feels it is a
success, Lyons added.
The UBC Alma Mater Society already
recycles some of its own paper and has
allotted funding to the EIG to get a newspaper recycling program off the ground.
By Deanne Rafter
The UBC administration is negotiating with one of B<C/s immunity colleges in an effort to create
more places for upper level post-secondary students.
Cariboo College in Kamloops
has approached UBC requesting
^branch campus* status which
would give the college's students
four-year UBC degrees.
"We have agreed io creates task
force and there*? a possibility that it
may be readp by September* said
UBC president David Strangway.
But recommendations resulting?
from the task force will have to cos-
tend with proposal* for Increased
spaces within B.C/& post-secondary
education system tsrougHt forward
by the provincial Access Report in
October I9&&
"All of the$& options are being
discussed," said David Beilley from
the ministry of advanced education
and job training.
The city of Prince Creole is lobbying for a university and Okanagan
college is currently negotiating for
third-year Courses. Mtaily Carr College of Art would also like university
JKeilley said there Is *no predetermined amount of money* to be
spent on the expansion and that
the different proposals were not
"mutually exclusive".
Strangway said the cost of im-
plementing degree-granting
status at Cariboo College has not
been determined. **We don't really
know how much we're talking
Cariboo was chosen "because
Kamloops approached us" according to Strangway, who added that
the concept of branch campuses
could be extended,
Strangway said the two institutions are looking at a ten-year
agreement and after the deal
expires, Cariboo College would be
a sovereign institution., -with its
own degree-granting statu*.
The proposal, along with all
others, will go to the provincial
cabinet The budget will be re*
leased sometime this spring and
although some decisions on funding the projects may be made,
Reilley said the funding would not
be limited to this year.
*l don't think the full «__fect is
going to felt this year," he said.
More concrete proposals in
terms of courses to be offered and
funding required are expected
"within the next few weeks," said
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February 3,1989 NEWS
Natives confront Westar over Babine river bridge
By Greg Davis
The Gitksan people and their
supporters squared off in court
against the Westar Timber logging company and the provincial
government this week in a dispute
over land access rights.
"It's in no one else's interest to
protect the land. Everyone else
wants to exploit it, so it's up to us
to protect it. It's Gitksan-
Wet'suwet'en law," said Gitksan
Wet'su'eten Tribal Council vice-
president Herb George, in the face
of an appeal on the part of Westar
to gain access to tribal land.
The recent confrontation follows an unprecedented decision
last October by the B.C. Supreme
Court, which granted the Gitksan-
Wet'suwet'en Tribal Council an
injunction against Westar preventing the company from building a bridge to the north shore of
the Babine River.
Westar wanted to gain access
to the Shadin watershed in north
eastern B.C., which the Gitksan
claim as their territory. Before the
injunction was imposed, Natives
blockaded the road.
Westar is appealing the decision and a tribunal of judges reviewed the testimony last Monday
through Wednesday.
Donald Goldie, lawyer for the
province, said the area in question
was allotted to Westar pending the
submission of their development
plan. In his presentation to the
bench he said all residents (ofthe
area) benefit from the extractive
industry but the Gitksan
Wet'su'eten did use unlawful
means to prevent construction of
the bridge.
"That is not the rule of law. It
is the order in which the lines in
Beruit are drawn. In my submis
sion (the blockade) is not the rule
of law and should not be upheld by
the court," said Goldie.
GWTC executive treasurer
Ralph Michelle said the current
land claims case is costing *the
Council $2 million plus the costs
for the injunction but added, "if the
injunction is overturned, well be
out there again opposingit." They
want to get a resolution as soon as
possible, but it must be an acceptable to them.
Westar lawyer Dwight Harbottle said in his presentation to
the court that the case has implications for other resource extracting industries like mining. "It
means the natives control who
operates and who doesn't,"he said.
Harbottle said Westar has
three mills that rely on yield from
this area, comprising 62 percent of
the company's assets, about $53
million worth of lumber produc
"It is not economically feasible to bring lumber in from any
other area. Therefore Westar relies on the Shadin area to supply
its mills," Harbottle said.
But Peter Grant, a lawyer
representing the GWTC said the
case "is about preserving a select
portion, the Shadin watershed,
which is less than one percent of
the total area."
And George criticized Westar
logging practices. "(The company)
wouldn't be in this position if they
had managed it in the first place,"
said George, adding that their
logging produces too much waste.
"The Forestry Act, in our
view, does not go far enough in
protecting our forest industry.
There isn't a philosophy that goes
with (the Act) in regard to the
forest," George said.
The province and Westar said
"Are you art?" Covered in whipped cream and ALF cards, AMS president elect Mike Lee discovers the downside to his new job: Engineers.
Natives did not use the land extensively adding there is little evidence of trapping in the area.
Because the land claims case
has not been settled, the Shadin
watershed is not officially recognized by the province as Gitksan
territory and therefore is still
under provincial jurisdiction with
regards to logging licenses.
Province lawyer Goldie said
the Gitksan's legal rights to the
land are speculative and un-
Harbottle argued that the
mills were allowed to be built without an injunction and that the last
mill cost $42 million in construction.
"Westar proceeded to build
with the assumption it would have
access to forest. No one sought the
injunction when the native people
were employed," he said.
GWTC lawyer Grant is critical of Westar's lack of respect for
aboriginal rights. "Not once did
they talk about (the Gitksan) except as workers in their mill."
Michelle agreed. "The shareholders all live in Vancouver,
Toronto, Montreal...New York,
and are all insensitive to our needs
in our territory. Our forest resources may be gone within a decade. When all resources are gone
they'll be (even larger) numbers of
our people unemployed."
The province and the logging
company showed no evidence of
considering the spiritual values of
the trees as a factor in the case,
according to Goldie.
Louise Mandell, another lawyer for the GWTC, told a crowd off
supporters, "there is an inherent
prejudice" when you argue against
people who don't know or understand your ways. "Make your
rights and presence on the land
visible," she said.
The testimony, scheduled to
end Tuesday, was held over until
Wednesday. The judges have reserved decision until next month.
Before the court session
started on Monday, the GWTC
staged a rally outside the courthouse as well as a soup and bannock lunch. Some young people
presented a theatrical version of
the Gitksan battle to protect their
land, and local folk guitarist
Stephen Fearing played for supporters in the pouring rain.
Monday night, the supporters
ofthe native cause camped outside
the courthouse "to show solidarity
with the Gitksan-Wet'suwet'en
struggle," said camp organizer
Linda O'Hara. The camp symbolized the blockade previously
staged against the logging company.
Tories slash funding to summer job creation program
By Colin Embree
and Eleanor Brown
OTTAWA (CUP)—With 24 hours
notice to student lobby groups and
opposition critics, the federal government slashed funds for a post-
secondary summer employment
program and channelled it to high
school job creation.
The Tories announced an
overall increase in the Challenge
'89 program January 27, but redirected it, and then some, to high
school students. The result is a
loss of $8 million worth of summer
jobs for university and college
Youth Minister Jean
Charest's announcement included
$31.3 million alloted to New Brunswick and Newfoundland for special   five-year  employment   pro
grams for youths making the transition from school to work—negotiated last fall. Taking this into
account, spending is actually
down by $12.3 million from last
year's $180 million.
The Canadian Federation of
Students has called for the removal of Charest from his post.
"He's trading off one group of
youth for another... showing a flagrant disregard... a real lack of
integrity," said James Tate, CFS
deputy chair.
"Certainly he's made this
trade-off—whether he's expecting
the youth movement to turn in on
itself and start competing for
funds," said Tate. "For him to play
off the two groups is despicable."
Budget constraints forced a
decision over who would benefit
from the job money, said youth
ministry communications director
Micheline Cette.
"Our data indicates that the
unemployment level was highest
amongst high school students
going back to school," said Cette.
"Canada still has a relatively
high level of high school drop outs.
The government has to address
the reality that you have high
unemployment at the high school
Statistics Canada pegs unemployment for 1988 at 7.8 per cent.
The jobless rate for those between
the ages of 20 and 24 is considerably higher at 11.2 per cent. That
number is 25.2 for Newfoundland
and 18 per cent in New Brunswick—the two provinces with
separate agreements. And unem
ployment among 15- to 19-year-
olds is 13.2 per cent.
Tate said the cutbacks will
force students further into debt.
The average gross income
from the Challenge program last
summer was $2,193, according to
CFS. University students in Canada are paying over $6,000 for one
year of schooling.
"The shift to (high school students and drop outs) obscures the
purpose of the program," said
Tony Macerollo, press secretary to
Liberal MP John Manley. "They're
two separate questions altogether
... neither one has been reconciled."
"The principle of the cutback
is worse than the monetary value
ofthe cutback," said CFS executice
officer Todd Smith. "
Smith said the group knew
there would be departmental cutbacks but hoped Charest could
save his portfolio from budget
"The key was, would the minister be able to win his case for an
increase," said Smith. "But in fact,
we have an $8 million cut."
The youth ministry has no
budget of its own, depending on
money from a cross section of
ministries to fund its programs.
Charest kept his Secretary of
State for Youth portfolio in the
federal government's January 30
cabinet shuffle.
"Jean Charest has no sense of
the needs of university and college
students," said Tate. "It's regrettable Charest has been left in (the
February 3,1989
Graduates of 1989 in Arts, Sciences, Applied or Professional
programs have the opportunity to apply for the
(Asia Pacific) at Capilano College.
The program offers training for a career in Pacific Basin
Students are on-campus for two semesters of study of Asia
Pacific region including an Asian language, international
business and cross-cultural instruction.
Students will compete for employment in a Co-op workterm
of up to twelve months in an Asian country.
Career targets for the program include areas such as:
finance, import/export trade, urban land development, H.R.
development, applied technology, (Engineering and Biotechnol
ogy), education, planning, government and non government
For a program brochure and application form write:
(Asia Pacific)
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Morth Vancouver, B.C.     V7J 3H5
Telephone: (604) 984-4981
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Application deadline for September 1989
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AMS Gallery needs $$$$
By Rhyl G. Hannah
The Alma Mater Society Art
Gallery Committee is gearing up
to petition for increased funding.
The Gallery Committee, responsible for collecting and maintaining the AMS Art Collection,
can no longer stretch its annual
budget of $1500 to both maintain
and expand its existing 56-piece
According to Trevor Smith,
chair of a sub-committee looking
into the acquisition policies ofthe
AMS Gallery, the Gallery's budget
has been frozen at $1500 since the
early 1960's.
"Originally this worked out to
10 cents a student," Smith said,
"but the AMS (Finance Committee) hasn't taken into account the
increase in students in the last 20
years as well as the increase in cost
of collecting (art) and maintaining
the collection."
The source of funding for the
Gallery Committee is the subject
of a proposal to be prepared in the
coming month. One possible suggestion involves reinstating the 10
cents per student levy of the
1960's. With a current student
population of about 34,000, the
levy would yield $3,400.
Arts Gallery Commissioner
Thrasso Petras confirmed that the
money would be used to have the
collection professionally appraised—something that hasn't
been done since 1986—and in
having selected pieces properly
Since its inception in the
1940's, the raison d'etre ofthe collection has been to document the
changing Canadian art movement
through representative acquisitions ofthe 'T.est" available pieces.
But it has become increasingly difficult, said Smith, to purchase new works. The Gallery
Committee's antiquated budget
has reduced its acquisition policy
to a collective crossing of fingers
hoping for donations from artists.
John Koerner is one such artist, last year donating his "Balcony
with American Amaryllis,"butthe
canvas will probably not be shown
shown in the near future.
The Collection is on exhibit a
total of only four weeks each year,
and because Gallery space is so
limited only 10 or 12 works can be
shown at one time. But there are
no forseeable plans, according to
Petras, to increase exhibition
time—unfortunate, according one
AMS council member, considering
the collection has been called one
ofthe finest student-owned collections of Canadian art in this country.
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February 3,1989 COUNCIL BRIEFS
Rec-fac petition stalled
• Rec Fac
The petition calling for another referendum on RecFac will
be referred to the AMS lawyer as a
result of a discussion at Wednesday night's council meeting.
The organizers ofthe petition
themselves wanted some clarification of the legal issues involved
and didn't want the petition to go
to council, said AMS vice-president Carolyn Egan who recommended council ask the AMS lawyer for advice as the AMS bylaws
are unclear as to whether two
referendas on the same issue can
be held in one year.
Noel McFerran, Library and
Archival studies rep, disagreed.
He cited the bylaw which states
that a vote must be held 10 to 30
days after a petition for an AMS
referendum has been handed in to
the AMS VP. He felt that AMS
action to delay this was "contrary
to the democratic spirit at UBC."
Egan replied that the organizers of the petition had asked for
this action, and that there was
plenty of time remaining should a
second referendum on RecFac be
necessary this year.
RecFac ballot questionaires
have yet to be tabulated, and
whether or not all the ballots will
be included in the calculations, or
a 30 percent sample taken from
each of the polling locales will be
decided upon at a later date, after
the committee has a budget.
• Duke's
The AMS voted to reaffirm its
1988 rental agreement with
Duke's Cookies, which states
Duke's must be out ofthe Student
Union Building after April 30,
1989.      Leanne Jacobs, AMS di
rector of administration, presented a report on the relationship
between the AMS and Duke's to
council. The report stated Duke's
owners had "portrayed the AMS in
an extremely negative fashion"
and that "a series of...misleading
statements have been made
against the Alma Mater Society
and the services that the AMS
provides to the students of UBC."
Egan said the petition to save
Duke's was invalid for a number of
reasons: "(the petition) wasn't put
together by students;" it called for
a referendum without posing a
"Yes, No" question; and had "Don't
close Duke's" written at the top of
the signing sheet.
Noting that over 2000 students had signed the petition, Arts
rep Joanna Harrington said "if
that many people sign it, I think
it's an expresion of valid student
"The issue for (the petition
signers) is that they like Duke's
Cookies," said Ken Armstrong,
another Arts rep, who added that
many AMS food services were below par according to students he
spoke with.
The council went "in camera"
to discuss the issue for over half an
hour. When non-council members
were allowed back in the room, the
motion to deny Duke's any lease
extension passed with only two
opposing votes.
• Student Issues Centre
The AMS also recommended
the incoming executive to consider
the formation of a Student Centre
for Public Issues at UBC.
Lisa Eckman, the AMS coordinator of external affairs, argued that UBC needed "a center
for students to come in and get
information about public issues
that they can't get in libraries."
And added she hoped one of next
year's executives would oversee
the project and get it started next
summer. She wanted to "keep the
project alive."
Harrington and Armstrong
argued against the idea, saying
the project would cost too much
and duplicate the work of UBC
libraries that already have most of
the material Eckman proposed for
the centre.
Sharon Bailey, Planning students rep, approved of the idea,
saying that such a center would be
"an asset" for UBC and clubs
"would approve a centre like this."
AMS director of finance Karl
Kottmeier said there was not
enough space or money to justify
such a centre.
The motion to recommend the
concept narrowly passed.
• In other business, the AMS plans
to invite UBC President David
Strangway to an AMS meeting to
answer questions and AMS President Tim Bird will write to Premier Vander Zalm, Finance Minister Mel Couvelier and Minister of
Advanced Education and Job
Training Stan Hagen, asking
them to boost UBC funding sufficiently so next year's tuition increases could be minimized to six
Quote ofthe meeting:
"She had a whip."
-AMS   director  of finance   Karl
Kottmeier on the stripper his AMS
friends hired to help him celebrate
his 21st birthday Wednesday.
Breakfast of Chumpions
The incoming and outgoing
student representatives to the
Board of Governors had a work-
filled two hour breakfast with
UBC president David Strangway
and vice-presidents K.D. Srivastava and Dan Birch Wednesday.
The breakfast was more than
a get to know each other occasion,
according to incoming BoG representative Tim Bird, who shared
bacon and eggs with Kurt Pre-
insberg, Geoff Lyster and Bob
The main topic of conversation, according to Bird, was the
recently imposed ten percent tui
tion hike, and possible courses of
action to ease the situation for
needy students.
Bird said he was left to draft a
proposal on a bursary system that
would set up a large number of
bursaries between $300 and
$1000 for the neediest students.
Another way would be to expand
the existing work study program,
said Bird.
"I want to present a proposal
to Hagen (Minister of advanced
education), so the provincial government can set a bursary program—basically enabling him to
put his money where his mouth
was on his stand against the ten
percent increase," said Bird. He
added he felt Stan Hagen was one
of the few cabinet ministers who
actually knew there was a university here in Point Grey.
One idea which caught the
imagination of those present was
Bob Seeman's suggestion to create
bursary funds through the revenue collected from parking tickets,
said Bird.
No concrete plans were made
at the Wednesday morning meeting, but Bird said he plans to follow up on the ideas once he assumes his new post on BoG, and
passes over the AMS presidency to
Mike Lee.
William G. Black Memorial Prize - a prize in the amount of approximately
$1,600 has been made available by the late Dr. William G. Black. The topic
for the essay will be designed to attract students from all disciplines. The
competition is open to students who are enrolled in undergraduate
programs and who do not already possess a graduate degree. A single
topic of general nature related to Canadian citizenship will be presented
to students at the time of the competition. Duration of the competition will
be two hours. Candidates should bring their student card for
Time and Place:
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10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon
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February 3,1989
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Cabaret full of
booze and sex
The press kit for Pin states the author of the original story, Andrew
Neiderman, could be "the next
Stephen King." Judging from the
movie, the press kit author must not
think much of Stephen King-
by Robert Groberman
Touring Broadway musicals are
supposed to be mindless and stupid.
Cabaret is neither of these things, and
therein lies the success of this slick, well
produced show.
As a musical it takes huge risks,
dealing with unseemly politics and
morals, and succeeds with stunning effect
as writers Joe Masteroff, John Kander
and Fred Ebb put a clown's face and party
dress on horror and degradation. Cabaret
is an intelligent, frightening and, yes, fun
look at Berlin between the wars.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Until February 4
The play opens at the Kit Kat Club,
where we meet the Emcee, played by Joel
Grey, who welcomes us to the tune of
"Wilkommen", one of the show's signature
songs. The club reeks of booze and sex—
not your usual fluffy musical fare. Act
One closes with a recording of Adolf
Hitler, and in the second act, some
realistic Nazis throw a brick through the
store window of a Jew they really hate—a
far cry from the Nazis we met in The
Sound of Music.
The play's plot revolves around the
all-too-familiar and boring-as-usual
romantic male lead, here named Clifford
Bradshaw and played by Brian Sutherland. He arrives in Berlin a penniless
writer who wants to write his novel.
Before the play shudders to a complete
halt, he and we are transported back to
the Kit Kat Club where he is united with
showgirl Sally Bowles, the love story is off
and running, and the play gains a forward
momentum and a destination: these kids
have just got to stay together.
But we really don't care whether boy
gets girl. We came to see Grey do his song
about sexual positions. We came to see
him in a black dance belt, performing in
bra and tights with the women's chorus,
and dancing a love duet with a gorilla. For
all of the fun he is having, the Emcee as a
moral bankrupt represents the grotesque
decadence that was pre-war Berlin—a
festering Nazi party, and songs of hatred
replacing songs of romance.
Throughout, Grey is focussed and
energized, with his white-face and pasted-
on grimace giving no hint of that bane of
all big stars who stay in shows for too
long: boredom. Grey's performance is fresh
and his energy level is maintained and
amplified by the rest of the cast.
Nancy Ringham as Sally Bowles is
charming and exciting, and her quietly
powerful rendition ofthe title song brings
the play's dark message into sharp focus:
cabarets are not about good times, but
about escaping a reality too miserable to
Marcia Lewis as Fraulein Schneider
offers some ofthe play's lightest moments.
Her touching rendition of "So What?" is a
Cabaret does not pretend to be a
happy play, or one that owes the audience
a happy ending. The songs may sound upbeat, but, as when the band played during
the Titanic's sinking, the sound of music,
no matter how happy, cannot change life's
grim reality. Cabaret does all of this with
style, wit and imagination, and so even as
we leave the theatre smiling, we wonder
what it is we are smiling about.
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week's 90 degree excursion and
wishes that the world would stop
spinning or at least that Neil Young
was playing at a bigger venue.
Big, brash, bright
by Laura MaLlen
O.K* You have a choice. Vou can
pay $?5 dollars and see a tired
production tf Cabaret; OB you can
. pay a more reasonable $8 and see a
', fresh, well-paced, energetic musical
; revue presented by the UBC Musical
j Theatre Society.
The Best of MUSSOC. A Celebration
UBC Old Auditorium
tfatfl' February 4	
.  In the face ef debt aad organizational problems, MUSSOC this year
pfe&ents a review of its last 73 years
of musical comedy. By taking some of
the most memorable numbers from
musicals such as Bye-Bye Birdie,
Gays and Dolls, South Pacific m&
West Side Story, MUSSOC manages
to both inform and entertain* With
interesting anecdotes from the emcee,
Alex McLeod, the audience is given
some of the history of one of the
oldest surviving clubs on campus.
Most ofthe selections made for
the review aire good ones, and the cast
does not lack for good singers and
dancers. Of particular note ?tre the
renditions of Adelaide*s Lament,
There's Nothin' Like a Dame, Take
Back Your Mink (in which the female
chorus dis-robes becomingly), The
Policeman's Song (from Pirates of
Penzance), and the male chorus'
version of Officer Krupke.
Make no mistake, however, The
Best of MUSSOC has a few problems
along the way. The lighting is adequate, at best Ifyou have been a
regular supporter of UBC musicals in
the past, you will probably recognize
most—if not all—of the costumes, The
sets are not awe-inspiring. People forget their words. The emcee repeats
himself. Some of the dancers are off.
Yo« wight have trouble heating* The
theatre is freezing. There is no
Glibness aside however* MUSSOC manages, despite these limitations, to entertain* and occasionally to
Somewhere along the way, it
seems that unabashed fun in the
theatre became associated with those
unfortunate creatures, amateurs.
That is what these people are, however, but what they create is fun—
something so often lacking in 'serious'
professional musical theatre. It lacks
the slick lighting, the ultra-professional choreography, the 'deeper
meaning' and certainly the highly
paid host of Cabaret; instead, the
audience is invited to sing along.
What could be more fun than to
pretend, if only for an evening, that
you in fact are almost good enough to
be up there on stage too. MUSSOC is
the perfect vehicle for such imaginings. Even nicer, you probably ARE
good enough to be up there, too.
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Imagine ifyou will, four dancers on
the floor, dressed in opulent silk costumes. On the blackened wall behind
them, mirrors reflect their movements.
Sudden flashes of illumination reveal,
between these mirrors, cave-like hollows, icy blue and fiery red, eerily
sparked to life, exposing further dancers
in their depths. High above, the projected image of a man flickers sporadically.
Critical Mass
Experimental Dance and Music
Vancouver East Cultural Center
Choreographed by Peter Bingham
A multi-media work combining text,
music, film and dance is an ambitious endeavor—one that rarely succeeds. Critical
Mass, in defiance of this rule of thumb,
blazes triumphantly. What a treat to witness an exciting, visually stimulating,
thought provoking and intelligently conceived piece!
Proving itself with both creative,
innovative choreography and energetic,
versatile dancers, Critical Mass delighted the crowd. Simultaneous with
the music, a text boomed through the
speakers, well balanced with other areas
of piece, yet unique in itself. Even the
lighting, subtle at times, dramatic at
others, deserved praise.
Less impressive was the first half of
the evening's performance, entitled
Burnout, consisting of a combination of
contact dance and free improvisation.
Translate that to mean everything that
gives 'experimental' a bad name.
With their bodies hidden under baggy
sweatsuits, and lighting that was (while
very 'organic') almost useless, one could
barely see the dancers. This might have
been a good thing. Improvisation can be
exciting when inventive and spirited, but
when the performers hit a void, futilely
groping for inspiration and floundering
aimlessly around the stage, "flop" is too
generous a term.
The movements displayed a conspicuous lack of control, incomplete and
without extension, while simultaneously
being inhibited and failing to achieve
freedom from restraint. A tangible
absence of communication between the
dancers was omnipresent; it appeared no
one had an inkling what the others were
Towards the end of this piece, things
finally began to click. The three dancers
became worked up into a frenetic, wild
tangle, using each blunder as a new
tangent, a new direction to take the
Disappointingly, Burnout as a whole
lacked drama and intensity, generating in
the viewer little more than a repeated
series of anticlimaxes.
What two performances as radically
varied in quality as Burnout and Critical
Mass were doing on the same program
remains a mystery, but demonstrates a
valuable lesson: Never walk out halfway
through a show.
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The Ubyssey has made some unforgivable errors, for which we beg to be
beaten over the head with a piece of
string. A story concerning DOA mis-
attributed (not misquoted) Andrew
Hicks as saying anything. Tim Bird
said everything . AND the election results had some 8,000 students voting--
we wish-all the X marks equalled that
many...in actual fact, about 1,600
people voted in each election—about
15% of the student body...not bad, but
where's the soul?
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When you criticize or condemn someone for not taking effective action toward rectifying a
social or political problem, you
run the risk that the object of
your criticism will turn on you
and ask: "Oh yeah? Well what
are YOU doing about it?" The
Basement, written by Meredith
Bain Woodward, and directed by
Brodie Davidson, runs the risk of
soliciting just such a response.
The Basement
R.J. Christie's
Until February 11.
The play's premise is simple:
two upwardly mobile yuppies,
Bill and Myra (played by David
Bloom and Kelli Fox), discover—
to their horror—that they have
several immigrants, or "ethnic
people" as Myra calls them,
living in their basement.
The comedy stems from the
play's exposition ofthe hypocritical and self-centered "do-good"
attitudes held by the couple and
to which their uninvited guests
are subjected. They are shocked,
for example, when after much
soul-searching and then self-congratulation for their generosity,
Bill and Myra decide to make
the ultimate sacrifice and
present their visitors with an old
black and white television—only
to have the T.V. set returned:
the basement-dwellers want
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Bloom and Fox do a credible
job within the confines of a
rather heavy-handed script.
Bloom's philosophizing and Fox's
sometimes hysterical yuppie
whining can be grating on the
nerves, but these faults are more
due to the writing than to the
acting. To playwright
Woodward's credit, The Base
ment is brief: one's patience is
not tried for too long.
The play is funny, but
Woodward's writing lacks comic
subtlety and depth. Once the
premise of the play is revealed,
there is little else to keep us
amused. The local touches of
humour, and the stabs at yuppie
pretenses and hypocrisy are appreciated but overused. Also, the
audience is always spoon-fed: we
are never given the opportunity
to make discoveries ourselves; instead, the script is often maddeningly blunt, and serves to dull
much of the humour. Woodward
herself has described the play as
"nasty" in its revelation of hypocrisy: unfortunately, the bite is
often marred by the too-obvious
Further, while the play goes
to great lengths to expose Bill
and Myra's hypocritical attitudes
toward the "global village"—and
sometimes forces the audience to
examine some of their own attitudes—it does not offer any solutions or a more exemplary point
of view. Bill and Myra seem to
progress little in their attitudes.
Indeed, the play degenerates into
a childish wrestling match
between the two of them (though
it is well choreographed).
Finally, the play is neatly
framed by the song "Tears Are
Not Enough": Myra also hums a
few bars periodically throughout.
This directorial choice leads to a
fundamental question: how is
The Basement any better or
really any different than a song
like "Tears Are Not Enough"? As
soon as the hypocrisy behind Bill
and Myra's self-centered attempts at benefitting mankind
are revealed, one is led to
question the value ofthe play
itself: while the playwright may
personally aid in political and
social causes, the play itself has
simply joined the ranks ofthe
songs and literature that catch
our attention but are soon
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•   UBC   students   threatened
with a knife
At approximately 2:50 a.m.
Thursday January 26, two male
suspects got on a transit bus at
Alma and 10th. The two suspects
appeared to be drunk or on drugs
and began throwing garbage
around and bothering the four
passengers—three female and one
male UBC student.
One suspect, described as a
Native Canadian, pulled out a
knife and threatened to cut off one
ofthe women's hair.
The bus arrived at the UBC
busloop at 3:07, where the suspects got off and challenged the
other passengers to get off. The
bus driver decided to leave with
the passengers still on board.
Witnesses last saw the suspects on University Blvd. heading
towards 10th.
One suspect is described as a
native Canadian between 16 and
17 years old, 5'8" in height, thin
build, acne, with long black hair.
He was wearing a white kangaroo
jacket under a leather coat with
The other suspect is described
as a Caucasian male, the same age
and height with straight shoulder
length hair. He was last seen
wearing a mack jacket under a
black leather coat.
The matter is still under investigation by the university
• Leather jackets stolen from
With the cold weather upon
us, the University RCMP reminds
students to ensure that their
leather jackets are secure when
they are in the SUB, particularly
the Pit Pub.
Since September there have
been six leather jackets stolen
from the SUB, the latest occuring
around midnight on Saturday the
29th of January.
Five of the jackets went missing from the Pit, while the sixth
was taken from the cafeteria during lunch. Each of the coats were
left unattended for only a short
period of time.
RCMP have forwarded one
investigation to the crown and
asked them to proceed with
charges concerning a jacket theft
that occurred in November 1988.
These jackets have ranged
from $200 to $800 in value.
• B-lot break-ins
At approximately 3:30 a.m. on
Sunday the 30th of January, a
UBC student witnessed four
males acting suspiciously around
cars in "B4" lot.
The student immediately
contacted the RCMP who then,
with the assistance of Traffic and
Security, apprehended three
youths and an 18-year old for attempting to steal car stereos from
The investigation is being
forwarded to thle crown to proceed
with charges.
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THE UBYSSEY/9 A quieter and
gentler Canada
It appears that the Americanization ofthe Mulroney
regime has now extended into the realm of external
The good ol' USA learned long before Mr. Reagan
was at the helm that a good foreign policy consisted of
cloaking itself with the highest moral platitudes before
entering a foreign land and squeezing every last cent out
of it.
The key to the success ofthe American foreign policy model lies in the proper education (or indoctrination)
of citizens about what an exemplary member of the
international community the nation is.
Recently published statistics leave the impression
that the Canadian government has been practising a
similar policy in South Africa.
Joe Clark and his External Affairs department have
gobbled up thousands of column inches extolling Canada's virtuous behaviour in South Africa. We have led
the "chorus line" condemning the apartheid South African regime and those who continue to oppose any sanctions against them.
Much was made about Canada incensing of the
larger western allies such as the U.S., U.K., and Germany for their continued dealings with the Afrikaners.
Canada almost drove Britain out of the Commonwealth with our continued badgering concerning their
opposition to sanctions. This "media war" reached a peak
at the 1987 Commonwealth Conference in Vancouver
with Canada accusing Britain of employing a vicious
media disinformation campaign against it.
Canada's posturing received worldwide plaudits
from developing nations, especially the African members
of the Commonwealth.
Stats Canada figures have now exposed the bitter,
bottom line reality of Canadian foreign policy in South
Africa. The reality is that in 1988 Canada's exports to
S.A. jumped a whopping 68 per cent while our imports
also climbed significantly —44 per cent.
Clearly Canadian policy and actions have separated
somewhere, leaving the rumours of further cuts, or even
closure of the Canadian embassy in Pretoria absurd in
light ofthe blossoming business relationship?
The release of the figures could not have come at a
more timely moment—next week Clark meets with the
foreign ministers of seven other Commonwealth nations
in Harare. An ideal opportunity for more posturing may
be stalled as a red-faced Clark explains the release of
these figures.
Whatever the result ofthe meetings, the Canadian
public should realize that the Mulroney government is
becoming increasingly and alarmingly similar (in its intentions and actions) to the quieter and gentler nation
next door.
the Ubyssey
February 3, 1989
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throughout the academic year bythe Alma MaterSociety
of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
university administration, or ofthe sponsor. The Ubyssey is published with the proud support ofthe Alumni
Association. The Ubyssey is a member of Canadian
University Press. The editorial office is Rm. 241k ofthe
Student Union Building. Editorial Department, phone
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"Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, politicians of all ideologies;
welcome to The Ubyssey circus" ringmaster Michael Vannnney
bellowed as the partisan CiTR crowd roared it's approval. High
overhead, Stacy Newcombe and Robert Groberman attempted a
trapeze act the likes of which had not been seen since Jon Treichel
missed the net the previous afternoon (to the delight of all assembled). Olivia Zanger and Rick Hiebert waited nervously in the
wings after spending the past three days perfecting their act
whereby a human cannonball is shot through a giant photo of
Deanne Fisher. Lion tamer Hai V. Le sat pouting in his trailer after
suffering the indignity of having one of his charges getting physically sick while Hai's head wasin the creatures mouth. Laura J. May
led in the elephants as Joe Altwasser followed along behind dutifully with his shovel collecting their droppings, which he in turn
gave to Ted Aussem who varnished them and sold them to schizophrenic Shaughnesy housewives as designer paperweights. Up in
the stands, Catherine Lu and Greg Davis made their way through
the crowd selling souvenir programs featuring a picture of Ernie
Stelzer snarfingjell-o through his left nostril on the cover. "Send in
the clowns" wailed Vincent Sheh as comic superstars Stefan Ellis
and Monica Brunner fought a pitched battle backstage over the
advantages of bannana cream pies over their coconut counterparts.
Head cashier Paul Dayson sat in the box-office gleefully counting
the day's receipts and day-dreaming about skipping the country
with the money and Laura Mallen. Security guards Katherine
Monk and Mandel Ngan desperately scanned the crowd in search of
an unruly customer they could eject and beat-up in a manner taught
to them by theirsadisticsurvi val traininginstructor Michael Booth.
Vern McDonald and Heather Greening slipped out the back in
search of some stale popcorn coated in rancid cooking oil as Rhyl G.
Hanna led a standing ovation at the end ofthe evening's performance.
news: Deanne Fisher
entertainment: Robert Groberman
city desk: Katherine Monk
Wee, wee, wee,
all the way home
Pear of being urinated on
in public. It's a terrifying
psychological disorder. It
sprays out at people in
power, leaving their motivations obvious and yellow,
and their ideas all wet.
Colloquially, we call these
people "piss heads," but in
reality they are tormented
individuals, deeply shaken
by the free flow of ideas,
especially ideas inconsistent with their own. Take
the recent cases of outgoing
AMS President Tim Bird
and Program Director
Klaus Breslauer as examples. Their fear of uri nation was rooted in a deeper
fear of the freedom of expression, and bands like
DOA have a long history of
kindling those deeper fears.
Regrettably, the only known
cure is a type of desensitizing group therapy with
other sufferers. At least
Tim Bird has taken the first
step and joined a well-
known self-help group, the
Board of Governors. But
what will become of poor
Jim Pfaus
Grad Studies
Ignorance is
Having just finished
Nick Sleigh's letter in Tuesday's Ubyssey, I am left with
a number of questions and
comments for Nick, arising
perhaps from his "confused"
I begin by asking who
appointed you Nick (or any
of us for that matter), to the
position of supreme judge of
"value", and what does "torturing babies" being bad
have to do with "judging"
Native culture. Your opening paragraph presents the
"extreme" views regarding
Native culture: the first as
the age old Indian-as-savage ("primitive, violent, and
mostly useless in the modern world"), the "other extreme" as the view that the
"Native structure is...fully
as sophisticated, advanced,
and worthwhile as any other
culture." You present both
views as equally unrealistic
ends of the spectrum,
clearly stating that at best
the Native culture could
hope to be "as worthwhile as
any other culture." Already
one can see the root of the
problem—the patronizing
tone, implication that at
both extremes the Natives
are inferior to us, and that of
course we know best how to
judge their culture. You
state that the objective
evaluations of culture are
possible, but who says that
it is us who hold this "objective viewpoint'? How can
you compare a culture that
you do not understand to
one that you do?
In defending your ability to determine the "worth"
of a culture you state "beliefs are good if true and bad
if false." I wonder who it is
that again has the supreme
position to decide which
beliefs are true? Decisions
on what cultures are worth
"preserving", and which are
not has gotten us into many
of the problems of history
which we are still ashamed
of. I think it is best to steer
clear of playing God. As for
the "truth" of beliefs, how do
you account for the existence of the various religions. Should we preserve the
Christians or the Muslims
or the Jews? Surely their
beliefs cannot all be "true"
simultaneously? All of these
religions also believe in
spirituality (not just Shirley
MacLaine). Perhaps this
seems to be "vague claptrap"
because you do not understand it, fair enough, it is a
free country (isn't it?).
Clearly your understanding of native art and
ceremony dates back to the
nineteenth century Nick,
along with the Governors
who banned the Potlach and
collected (confiscated) the
native art to hang on their
walls. If you understood
anything about Native culture you would realize that
the "art' is central to their
culture and is integrally tied
to their "ritual ordeals." If
"college frat hazings" speak
for our culture as the Native
ceremonies speak for theirs,
I am afraid we are the sad
I suggest you attempt to
learn something about
these cultures. The Anthropology department right
here at UBC offers some
great introductory courses
(try Anth.221 with Majorie
I suspect Nick, that
your opinions are not hateful, so my reaction may
seem harsh, but ignorance
can be as harmful as malice.
It is time that we abandon
the role of superiority that
we have claimed since our
arrival to this country. We
must learn to understand
what we can, and to respect
what we cannot. Surely the
Native Indians of Canada
are able to make their own
cultural decisions.
Caitlin Frost
Arts 3
A farewell
slap in return
I wish to compliment
Stephen Lazenby for his
January 31st freestyle article "Familiarity ends contempt." Itis one ofthe finest
articles I've read in The
Ubyssey for possibly two
years. You state your case
against the AMS reasonably
and articulately.
I understand that you
are a new Ubyssey staffer,
and I sincerely hope you
stay on. However, as a new
staffer you may not be
aware of a few historical
In your article, you recommend that "...the AMS
should work more closely
with the Ubyssey to better
inform the students..." and
you've suggested that we
should "talk to the staff
members of The Ubyssey...,"
because we "...might be surprised."
I have worked as close
with the Ubyssey staff as
many of your own staffers
have. In the past two years
I've spent between 50 and 75
hours in your office—maybe
more. I have defended the
Ubyssey on many occasions.
In the past I have even held
an unwavering respect for
the Ubyssey.
The more time I spend
with the Ubyssey staff, the
more I grow to respect and
like them—however, I also
begin to see just how narrow
their scope is—and it seems
to be becoming narrower.
The Ubyssey no longer
judges the AMS issue by
issue—giving criticism
where it belongs and credit
where it is due. Rather, it
seems that the AMS is prejudged—as doing wrong—
before it even acts. In your
own words the Ubyssey
"...serves as the loyal opposition while the AMS serves
as the party in power."
The Ubyssey can exist
as an unbiased newspaper
OR a loyal opposition—but
NOT both.
It's naive to think that
only one party (the AMS or
the Ubyssey) is to blame for
the animosity between the
two. We're both to blame—
however, the Ubyssey does
have the distinct advantage
of owning the monopoly on a
public arena to voice their
And there ARE two
sides to every issue; we just
never hear the true side of
the AMS. But thats fine—
thats life.
But as a result, what's
really lacking on this campus is a fair and balanced
reporting   mechanism   for
UBC students. And its a
shame, because I suppose
the Ubyssey was originally
intended for that purpose.
Tim Bird
AMS President
Letter from
obviously not
Tuition at Canadian
schools is among the lowest
in the world. Socialized
education is a privilege that
many UBC students obviously take for granted.
Presently we pay, through
tuition, less than 15% ofthe
actual cost of an undergraduate education. To
complain about a 10% increase is not only unjustified but is also grossly self-
indulgent. It is our choice to
attend university and with
that choice comes costs.
Canada is not yet (thank
God) a purely socialist country. Although it is undeniably the right of every Canadian to have the opportunity
to get an education, nowhere is it suggested that
education be fully paid for
by someone else. While
parading outside of the faculty club, did any one ofthe
protesters consider the
Canadian taxpayer who has
no choice in the amount of
taxes that she/he pays? —
Taxes that go to subsidize
our educations. Perhaps it
was not unreasonable ofthe
Board of Governors to ask us
to take some of the burden
off of the average hard working Canadian.
One of the greatest assets of being a Canadian is
the advanced state of many
of our social programs, but
there is only so much we
should expect from these
programs without putting
anything back. To be asked
to be responsible for our own
choice to attend university
to the tune of a further
$150.00 a year for the average undergraduate is not
unreasonable. Before signing the next petition condemning a fee increase
needed to help with the increasing costs of a quality
education, consider the
privilege it is to be a Canadian and a part of a society
that recognizes some social
responsibility, but also consider that this privilege has
a cost, a cost that should be
shared by the beneficiaries
of the programs as well as
the Canadian taxpayer.
Rob King
Poli 4
February 3,1989 Passive resistance
When I saw UBC students
gathered outside of the Faculty
Club last Thursday, I commented
to a friend that it was, by far, the
largest display of group enthusiasm I had witnessed since my
arrival in British Columbia two
years ago. Yes, they're human, I
thought. They do get upset when
politicians take advantage of
them. The laidback Westcoasters
do, on occasion, skid to a dead halt;
contrary to popular belief, they do
have brains that register fear,
anger and frustration. I still wonder about the common sense hemisphere, however. Undergraduates
and graduates students alike will
be affectedby these steep hikes. So
why is everybody accepting defeat? To do so now is silly.
My suggestion to you that are
still angry is that you should attempt to re-organize; convince the
vast majority of UBC's students
that they should try their hands at
a little passive resistance. It
worked for Ghandi, and it worked
at my old university; when we
made out our tuition checks, we
did so for the previous year's
amount—no more. Simple. The
university got the message. We got
our degrees.
People, 10% is too much.
Susan Hines
Graduate Studies
Native culture supported
Ov«r tU past few
tftOftths there faaye been several responses to Michael
Boll% '"No tmot* Mr Na-
tives.* As concerned mem-
Im ofthe IfoivemfcyofBrit*
iah Columbia's student com-
wm&pt -we would like to o&
feryour readers another per~
XQW&wt to the contentious
issues which. Mr* Bell raised,
by addressing hie query
"...why should the culture(s)
of the British Columbian
IndiaaCslbe preserved?"
T& answer this impor-
t a n t
essary to
look beyond the construct of Culture
to comprehend what tho
term'culture* represents., At
a fundamental level, culture
is defined as a group of people
who promote the transmission and practise of a variety
of shared values, beliefs,
skills, and social roles to
other members of their community, Ultimately, the real*
ity of culture is made explicit
by people—people are the
carriers of culture. The individuals who form a cultural
group and define themselves
: as a distinct community
-within the greater society,
are expressing the unique
features and relevance of
their hereditary lifestyles.
Therefore, when a person
questions the validity of a
distinct community's right to
engage in a preferred and
culturally relevant manner
ofliving, that person jsinfact
challenging the very existence of ihe people them-
Indian communities m
British Columbia are representative of other distSnefcive
communities, who are vying;
feradeftoed place within the
cultural matrixfor Canadian
society.   Inherent  in   the
struggle to maintain  and
propagate their respective
cultures, each community
recognizes that there are at
least three basio requirements for the survival of a
dynamic group of people; 1) a
communal belief in the integrity and relevance of their
cultural lifeways, _!) the political  influence  to  access
funding to support cultural
programs and have an active
\ voice in the decision-making
: process which will directly
j affect the community, and 3}
j the acceptance of the soci-
| ety>s distinctiveness by other
people within the larger cultural mair &,
A review of the history of
Native viua^e&ia coloai&lBrit*
ish Columbia reveals that Indian people have&eed continual opposition in their efforts
to grow and develop cultural
identities within Canada's
multicultural framework.
Memher&of many Native-communities can recite a long record for the inappropriate direction and funding they have
received from the federal and
provincial governments. Legislative
promote assimilative tactics
(ie. melting pot syndrome).
British Columbia's provincial
government holds tight to
their precedent of refusing to
acknowledge Indigenous
peoples' rights to exist as distinct cultural groups on traditional Aboriginal lands. To
date, there has been little re-
compensation or justification
to Native people for the appropriation of Indian lands andre-
Sources which make up the social and political economy of
British Columbia.
If the transmission of Native and Non-Native cultures
is to be successful for Aboriginal people, there must be an
integration of politics and economics into the realities of everyday life. It is at the local level
that the cultural aspects of
Indian communities are actualized through the socialization processes of thefamily.^^
formal in^itutions,
There is no doubt that Michael Doll faced a challenge to
his cultural heritage by at*
tending a school which incorporated the use for a Gfitfcsan
educational curriculum. The
irany lies i»,the fact that Mr,.
Doll's experience serves to illuminate what thousands of Indian people in British Columbia can relate to—they have
been put into similar situations over the past one
hundred years.
Mr. Doll"s personal experience is very relevant to himself, but it in no way makes him
an authority to assess the current status of Indian communities in British Columbia, His
curative proposals are not applicable nor desirable for any of
Canada's distinct communities.
Jan Green, Susan Trory,
Grant Beattie
Arts 4
Abortion issues examined
One year has elapsed since the Supreme
Court of Canada struck down Section 291 ofthe
Criminal Code, declaring the entire statute unconstitutional. The judgement rendered the
practise of abortion beyond the cognizance ofthe
law. The law in question was found to violate two
key provisions of the Charter: Section 7, which
guarantees everyone the inalienable right to life,
liberty and security of the person; and Section
15, which secures for each individual equality
before the law.
Specifically, therapeutic abortion committees and regional disparities in application ofthe
law across Canada (in many areas it is still
impossible to obtain an abortion under any circumstances, like Prince Edward Island) were
seen to violate the sections ofthe Charter previously mentioned.
In Regina versus
Morgentaler, his
fourth acquittal,
seven justices heard the case, with two dissen-
tions. Each justice wrote a reasons for judgement
and the scope and focus varied noticeably. These
pronouncements are not prescriptions for law
but they are scrutinized closely prior to enacting
a new bill. The decision of last January 28th put
the issue of abortion in a legislative limbo.
That-situation still faces us today. In the
spring of last year, the government presented a
tri-partite resolution before the House of Commons, seeking a consensus of direction or opinion
on the matter in much the same way as the Tree-
vote" on capital punishment. In this instance,
however, the proposal was a confused, self-contradictory and, in terms of parliamentary procedure, unworkable document. As predicted, it
was a dismal failure. The hiatus ofthe election
further delayed matters and no new agenda has
emanated from the government.
The renewed ideological and tactical confrontation over the issue, arising from the opening of the Every Woman's Health Clinic and from
the infiltration ofthe anti-abortion lobby by the
U.S.-based Operation Rescue, makes a political
resolution imperative.
A number of points ought to be set out.
Peripherally, while section two of the Charter
provides for the fundamental freedoms of conscience, religion, thought, belief, opinion, expression, peaceful assembly and association, the
exercise of these rights, in law and practise, are
not to abrogate the concomitant rights of others.
Hence, the demonstrators outside the health
clinics must not impede the clients of that business, not the proprietors, from exercising their
rights; and when the anti-abortionist does harass or otherwise violate the rights of others, the
onus is on the police to immediately and effectively intervene.
Secondly, and more pertinently, the right of
women to reproductive autonomy and to make
informed choices about their bodies and their
li ves in this regard, must remain inviolate. Only
in cases of demonstrable mental incompetence
(admitting before-hand that such cases are profoundly difficult to adjudicate) can there be any
grounds for interference. Without rigid adherence to such a tenet, arbitrary of deliberate state
intervention in the ovaries is not protected
against. This specter should alarm everyone.
Such a right has a ripple effect. If a woman
has the ultimate right to determine her reproductive destiny—the sovereignty of her body—
then the rights of the foetus are contingent. Currently, the Supreme Court is deciding the
"Borofsky case" in which the rights ofthe foetus are
being determined.
For the foetus to possess any of the rights of
freedoms elucidated in the Charter, especially
those in Section 7, it must be denominated a person. If a foetus is a person, then two persons can be
said to occupy the same body when a woman is
pregnant and further, that there is no disjunctive-
ness in the continuum of biological development,
form conception to death.
"Viability"—the point in this continuum when
the foetus can survive independently of the
mother's womb (but still in need of intensive assistance of hospital staff)—is not a viable criterion to
demarcate the point at which the foetus becomes a
person. There are
two reasons for
this: one, viability
differs chronologically from one foetus to the next and hence makes
determination for legal or philosophical propositions next to impossible; and two, if the foetus is
viable andis still within the mother's womb, we are
back to an insoluble dilemma: two persons will
occupy the same body; if the mother makes certain
decisions with respect to the body and the results
of those decisions violate the foetus/person's
rights, which person's rights take priority? If the
rights ofthe foetus take priority, they the woman's
rights are violated and any punishment will, by extension, punish the foetus also. From this, too, an
immediate and systematic hierarchy of rights and
inequality becomes entrenched; the state must
physically intervene, "violate" the woman, to protect the rights ofthe foetus. A woman's reproductive system becomes the property of the state, its
jurisdiction. Is this what we want?
Further, another comment can be made.
Abortion occurs naturally during the menstrual
cycle as a normal biological function. This means
that if conception happens prior to this, natural
abortion terminates any possibility of the pregnancy continuing to term and, from a purely medical perspective, there is no inherent difference between surgically performed abortion and spontaneous natural abortion. It will be objected that
there is a distinction between actively ending the
existence of a foetus and a natural event which
brings about the same result and that, consequently, the moral wrongness of abortion is predicated on the intentionality of the mother and/or
doctor. An act of commission defines the moral
reprehensibleness of abortion. This commission
defines the moral reprehensibleness of abortion.
This is merely an extension and re-formulation of
the problem of the hierarchy of rights of mother
and foetus: whose decisions about the woman's
body are to take precedence, the woman's or the
state or others concerned about the general issue?
We cannot escape this question.
One final point; events of actions do not possess any intrinsic moral meaning or valuation and
to attribute either approbation or execration to an
event stems but from an arbitrary and artificial
construct that we have produced or accepted. Once
we realize this, then we must accept that law will
be interpreted within the framework of our
constitution (both artificial constructs) and not
from unmitigated emotions re-constituted as
moral imperatives.
Tom Andrews
Unclassified 5
Shut up!
Shut up!
Just shut up!
Does The Ubyssey not require
that its writers demonstrate some
knowledge of their subject? I'm
tired of reading ill-informed letters and so-called perspective columns on Native issues.
If we white people knew anything—one tiny, little thing—
about Native Canadians, the Natives would not have one half the
problems they experience today.
So, until we learn something
about Natives, might I suggest to
my fellow Euro-Canadians that
we keep our fool mouths shut.
Then perhaps I could read The
Ubyssey without embarrassment.
Leo McKay
MFA Creative Writing 2
The Ubyssey welcomes letters on any issue. Letters
must be typed and are not to
exceed 300 words in length.
Content which is judged to
be libelous, homophobic,
sexist, racist or factually
incorrect will not be published. Please be concise.
Letters may be edited for
brevity, but it is standard
Ubyssey policy not to edit
letters for spelling or grammatical mistakes. Please
bring them, with identification, to SUB 241k. Letters
must include name, faculty,
and signature.
February 3,1989
Geers gear up
By Michael Booth
Over 245 engineering students
from across Canada will descend
on UBC this weekend to compete
in the 15th annual Great Northern
Concrete Toboggan Race at Mount
Civil Engineering students
from 13 different Canadian universities will attempt to dethrone
the two-time defending champion
UBC civils Feb. 4.
The object of the competition
is to design and build a toboggan
which has a running surface made
of concrete. Each toboggan must
be equipped with a roll bar and
brakes and hold five riders. The
toboggans are then "raced" down a
150 meter course with the fastest
time declared the winner.
"In addition to being a fun
event, the competition provides
civil engineering students with a
good firsthand opportunity to
work with different types of concretes and metals," said Paul
Brum, chair of the UBC effort.
UBC civil engineers have
designed and built six sleds for
this competition, although only
four will actually be raced at
Mount Seymour.
The competing sleds will be
assembled and displayed in the
SUB concourse from 12 to 3 p.m.
Friday at which time they will be
examined for legality according to
competition rules.
The following day they will be
taken to Mount Seymour's inquest tow area for the racing from
10 to 3 p.m. An awards ceremony
and dance will follow that evening
at the SUB.
A provincial By-Election must be called for the Vcincouver-
Point Grey Electoral District on or before April 26,1989.
Ifyou meet the following
qualifications, you are eligible
to vote in a Provincial election:
• 19 years of age or over
•Canadian Citizen
• Resident of British Columbia for 6 months immediately
preceding application date
• Resident of the Electoral District in which voter registration
is sought.
How to
If you feel that you may not be on the Voters List, please take
the following steps:
•Go to the Registration Centre nearest you
• Have the Voters List checked for your name
•Ifyou are not on the list or ifyou have changed your name
or address, complete the application for registration.
\^mcouver-R)int Grey Electoral
District Registration Centres
Registrar of Voters
475 East Broadway
8:30 a.m. — 4:30 p.m., Mon. — Fri.
Canada Post — Stn. G
3760 West 10th Ave.
8:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
Dunbar Community Centre
4747 Dunbar St.
11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m., Saturday
1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., Sunday
IGA Store
2020 West Broadway
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.
11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., Fri.-Sun.
Kerrisdale Community Centre
5851 West Boulevard
11:00 a.m.-9:00p.m., Mon.-Fri.
9:00 a.m. — 5:00 p.m., Saturday
1:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m., Sunday
Remember, you can no longer register on polling day  \m
People's Drug Mart
2202 York St.
11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Mon. - Sun.
Safeway Store
2733 West Broadway
2:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m., Mon. -Thurs.
11:00a.m.-9:00p.m., Fri.-Sun.
Safeway Store
4575 West 10th Ave.
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Fri. - Sun.
Safeway Store
8555 Granville St.
2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Fri. - Sun.
University of British Columbia
Student Union Building
2:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., Fri. - Sun.
Chief Electoral Office
Province of
British Columbia
February 3,1989


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