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VOLUME 71, Number 44
Vancouver, B.C. Tuesday, March 14,1989 Between
Note: "Noon" = 12:30 p.m.
UBC Personal Computer Club
APPLE Meeting, SUB 125, Noon,
AMIGA Meeting, SUB 111, Noon -
Please note the change in time.
Jewish   Students   Association/
Famous  Hot  Lunch  with   Live
Classical Music, 12:30 pm, Hillel
Family and Nutritional Sciences/
sponsored by Health Sciences
Students Assoc, and Student
Health Services
NUTRITION WEEK, UBC - Symposium - "Exploring Eating Disorders: A Multi-dimensional Approach", everyone welcome. Free:
Sponsored by Health Sciences
Students Assoc, and Student
Health Services. 12:30 - 1:30,
Woodward, IRC, Room 4.
Family and Nutritional Science
Nutrition Week, UBC - Computer
Assisted Dietary Analysis, Free,
fast, find out if your diet measures
up. 12:30 - 2:30 pm, SUB Concourse.
Anglican Faculty/Staff
Anglican students, faculty and
staff are invited to our celebration
of the Eucharist and breakfast
with Archbishop Douglas Ham-
bidge. 7:00 am - 8:20 am, Lutheran
Centre (directly across from Admin. Bldg).
International Development Club
Family and Nutritional Sciences/
sponsored in conjunction with
Health Sciences Students' Assoc.
"Lunch on the Run" - learn to eat
on the run the healthy way. Practical tips; pamphlets; demos and
samples from companies that
support healthy eating. Sponsored
in conjunction with Health Sciences Students' Assoc., Student
Health Services and Family and
Nutritional Sciences, 11:00 am -
2:00 pm, SUB concourse.
International Development Club
General Meeting(Executive nominations and elections), noon, Angus 413.
UBC Personal Computer Club
ATARI meeting, SUB 211, Noon.
Jewish   Students'  Association/
Jewish Discussion Group, 12:30
pm, Hillel House.
Gays and Lesbians of UBC
Speakers    program:        Tom
Hastings, speaking on "Gay and
Lesbian Literature and the University", 12:30, SUB 215.
Lutheran Student Movement
Lenten Service - "Lighting the
Easter   Fire",   12:40,  Lutheran
Campus Centre.
Zen Meditation Society
Meditation and Instruction, 3:30
pm, Graduate Centre Penthouse.
Eastern Orthodox Mission
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts,
6 pm, St. Peter's Anglican Church,
4580 Waldon(30thandMain), Tel.
AMS Women's Center
Wenlido - Women's self-defense
course.   Beg. course March 15 -
April 19 Students $20. 6:30 - 8:30,
SUB 130 - AMS Women's Center.
Graduate Student Society
Jazz Live - Warren Nipp - Finger-
style guitarist, 6:30 - 9 pm, Fireside Lounge, Graduate Student
Art For Disarmament
Films:   If You Love This Planet,
The Big Snit and Mile Zero. 7:30
pm,   Langara   Student   Union
Building, 100W 49.
International House
Foreign Film: "Cage aux Folles"
(Edouard Molianaro) FREE! Everyone Welcome. 8:00 pm, International House - Gate 4 Lounge.
Film: "Casanova" by Fllini. Starring Donald Sutherland.
7:00 Only. SUB Auditorium
Judge Rene Garcia Villegas of
Chile will speak in Rooms 101/102
of the Curtis Building. Judge
Garcia, who has exposed 30 documented cases of torture at the
hands of Chilean police, is in Canada seeking international support
for his effort to revive the tradition
of justice held dearly by the Chilean people.
For more information: 254-9797
UBC Student Ministry
Focus: "I Still Believe": Faith In
An Age of Reason; Speaker: Rich
Carruthers.  Noon,   Commerce/
Angus, #417.
UBC Personal Computer Club
MAC Meeting, SUB 111, Noon.
Chinese Christian Fellowship
Speaker   from   Regent   College.
Topic:   How to give testimonies.
12:30, Scarfe 204.
Lesbian Discussion Group/"Dykes
Topic:    Racism, Noon, Women's
Centre, SUB 130.
Environmental Interest Group
Speaker - Bill Andrews, Executive
Director. Topic: "Pulp Mill Pollution in BC", West Coast Environmental Assoc, 12:30 pm, Geography 229.
Library and .Archival Studies Student-Association Political Interest
Discussion Group with Judy
Capes of the Vancouver Public
Library - Topic - Libraries and
Unions, Noon, Library School,
Main Library, Room 839 - above
the Ridington Room.
Family and Nutritional Science
NUTRITION WEEK, UBC - Fitness Fun with Maria King, FREE,
Everyone welcome. 12:30 - 1:30,
SUB 207/209.
UBC Sailing Club
Sailing Week, ifs coming!! Olympic Sailing. 12:30 -1:30 pm, SUB,
Plaza South.
International Relations Students'
Arab-Israeli Conflict Lecture Series Part III: Panel Discussion
with Professors Hanna Kassis
(Religious Studies) and Noemi
Gal-Or (Poli. Sci.). 12:30 pm to
2:20 pm. Buchanan A104.
Women Students' Office
"Who Gets Hired? - Building Your
Resume   Before .Graduation"   -
Panel discussion. Noon - 2:20 pm,
IRC #3.
Pre-Dental Club
Tour of the UBC Dental Clinic,
12:45 pm, Meet at the Clinic Waiting Room in Macdonald.
Graduate Student Society
Film Night:   1) Bombay Talkie -
India; 6:30,2) Home and the World
- India, 8:30. Fireside Lounge,
Graduate Student Centre.
Jewish   Students'   Association/
Israeli  Dancing,  7:00  pm,  SUB
Film: Imagine, 7 pm, SUB Theatre.
World University Service of Canada
Lecture by Mozambiquean Member of Parliament. Graca Machel,
and Film - Free. 7:30 pm, Robson
Square Media Center.
Film:   Dead Pool, 9:30 pm, SUB
Family and Nutritional Sciences
Nutrition Week, UBC - St. Patrick's Day Breakfast, $2.50, everyone welcome. 7:30 am - 9:00 am,
Family and Nutritional Sciences
Commons Room.
UBC Personal Computer Club
IBM Meeting, SUB 125, Noon.
UBC Sailing Club
Sailing Week, It's Coming!! Canada's Challenge for the America's
Cup comes to UBC. 12:30 - 1:30,
SUB Plaza South.
UBC Sailing Club
Sailing Week, Bzzr Garden. Free
Bzzr   for   first   twenty   people
through the doors. 3:00 - 7:00 pm,
SUB, Party Room.
Zen Meditation Society
Meditation,  3:30  pm,  Graduate
Centre Penthouse,
Graduate Student Society
Flutist - Walter Zuber Armstrong
- Chinese Wooden Flute, Japanese
Shakuhachi Flute, 4 pm, Fireside
Lounge, Graduate Student
Film: Imagine, 7 pm, SUB Theatre.
Film: Dead Pool, 9:30 pm, SUB
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The University RCMP have
been receiving numerous complaints about erratic drivers.
Motorists are reminded that
even when you don't see the blue
and white cars around, it's not an
open invitation to speed, cut
people off or make any other unsafe maneuvers. Any person who
witnesses these illegal stunts can
lodge a complaint. If they have
obtained a license number, there
are provisions under the motor
vehicle act to charge registered
owners for violations of the act.
Police encourage citizens to
become involved in keeping our
highways safe. Motor vehicle accidents have increased in February
and it's expected that they will
keep increasing with the warmer
weather and if motorist don't
make a conscious effort to drive
The University RCMP members will be out enforcing traffic
violations. The areas they will be
focusing on are: Chancellor and
University Blvd., 16th Ave., and
Marine Drive; also the children's
crosswalk on Acadia Road at University Blvd. and Chancellor.
•Drive Safely and Buckle Up*
1989 Ubyssey Statistics Release involving occurrences at UBC
For the month    For previous month For total
of February January Year
Number of Files
Number of Thefts
from Motor Vehicles
Number of Theft
of Bicycles
Number of Theft
of Wallets
Number of Motor
Vehicle Accidents
Number of
Hit & Run Accidents
Compiled by the University Detachment of Royal Canadian Mounted Police
March 14, 1989 NEWS
Chretien bolsters
Liberal support
for by-election
By Catherine Vogt
"Citizen" Jean Chretien, as he
now calls himself, made a pit stop
at UBC yesterday to address an
overflow crowd and aid B.C. Liberal leader Gordon Wilson's campaign in the Point Grey by-election
Calling on voters in Point
Grey to elect an "intelligent moderate" to the legislature on March
15, the long-time Liberal poked
fun at the premier, saying British
Columbians didn't want to have to
vote for the "Vander Zalms" of this
The rest of Chretian's speech
revolved around national issues
such as free trade, Meech Lake,
national unity and the 1982
In response to one questioner
who criticized him for failing to
take a hard enough line against
free trade, Chretien said the deal
had been passed and now had to be
dealt with as legislation.
Though he called himself a
"free trader," he attacked the deal
generally, singling out its energy
clauses as disastrous for allowing
Americans greater priority than
Canadians over their own resources.
Chretien explained the after-
election softening of his stance
against the free trade deal as the
normal result of the "political inflation" of issues during a campaign. He called himself a "free
trader" and an "admirer" of Americans but said he would rather be a
In response to questioning
about his leadership aims, Chre-
tian said the job "is not open" but
that he would "never say never".
"Fortunately, Trudeau came back,
so I don't want to say 111 never be
As to Mike Harcourt and his
recent wooing of the Vancouver
business community, Chretien
joked that the "leader ofthe NDP
party is trying to become a Liberal."
Chretien summarized his political career in an apparent attempt to give weight to the possibility that he might not run in a
leadership race. He had promised
his wife he'd only spend 10 years in
politics but has stayed for 25 years
as an MP and 18 years as a cabinet
He "won't apologize to anybody" for not giving more than 25
speeches through the last federal
Ben Johnson statue left unbronzed
TORONTO (CUP)—Anyone want to buy a statue of a fallen hero?
A University of Toronto graphics and design department
sculpted a six-foot plaster statue of Ben Johnson last summer in
conjunction with the Ontario Science Centre's sport exhibit.
The statue was to be bronzed for $18,000 and installed in front
of the National Sports and Recreation Centre in Ottawa. But the
centre doesn't want it anymore, following testimony at the Dubin
inquiry which confirmed the sprinter's illegal use of performance-
enhancing steroids.
"The future of the sculpture is being assessed," said U of T
media relations officer Harriet Eastman. "In all likelihood, a decision won't be made until June."
Eastman said the statue is a valuable work of art regardless of
its subject.
"Bubby Kettlewell is a skilled artist," she said. "Whether or not
it's Ben Johnson or anyone else, it's still a lovely piece of work."
Geers' paper battle nears Supreme Court
SASKATOON (CUP)—An eight-year legal battle involving the Red
Eye, the engineering students' newspaper at the University of Saskatchewan, may be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal ruled in February that the
provincial Human Rights Commission was wrong when it found
that two issues of the paper—dated October 1979 and February
1981—violated the Human Rights Code.
"That the impugned content ofthe two editions constitutes an
affront to the dignity of women is clear, but whether its publication
in whole or in part offends the code is another," wrote Justice S.J.
Cameron in the two-to-one majority decision.
Cameron said that section 14 ofthe code does not apply to statements either written or oral, but to the "publication of notice, symbols, signs, or other such representation."
But dissenting Justice Fullerton said that if the code cannot
apply to a newspaper article, its purpose is "seriously impaired, if
not defeated."
Commission head Ron Kruzeniski said the decision whether to
appeal to the Supreme Court will be made soon.
Said University of Saskatchewan engineering society president
Steve Rush: "Nobody in the college disagrees that the issues were
sexist and degrading to women. We know it won't happen again."
Students petition for PCB removal
ST. JOHN'S (CUP)—A petition demanding the removal of 60-gallon
drums of PCB-contaminated oil stored near a student studying area
at Memorial University has garnered 450 signatures.
"We're a bit miffed about it," said David Babb, president ofthe
Physical Education Society. "(The polychlorinated biphenyls) have
been there for six to 10 months and we didn't know about it."
Neither did the department of the environment.
"The only problem we had was that University Works didn't tell
us it was there," said environmental investigations division director
Carl Strong.
But Strong said the chemicals were no big deal. "The amount of
PCBs in each container is about the size of an eraser."
Jean Chretien hits UBC in Point Grey by-election boost
Duke's fans await AMS response
By Deanne Fisher
Duke's isn't dead yet. At least
in spirit.
The future of the student union building's privately-run cookie
shop is still up in the air now that
1000 students have signed a petition calling for a referendum on
the store's lease agreement with
the Alma Mater Society.
With just over a month left in
its current lease, Duke's Cookies is
scheduled to vacate SUB and be
replaced by an AMS-run cookie
The petition is the second of
its kind—the first, signed by over
3,000 people, was deemed invalid
by the AMS because of its wording
and the inability to ascertain
whether the signatures actually
belonged to students.
Calling the _\MS's response to
the first petition "mechanistic",
second year law student Tamara
Hunter, a Duke's supporter who is
acting as a liaison between the
store and the AMS, is waiting for a
decision on the petition.
"When 3400 people sign one
petition and then a thousand sign
another, it's obvious students
don't want this issue to be closed,"
she said.
The wording of the second
petition was recommended by a
lawyer, according to Hunter, who
added she thinks students who
signed the petition did so aware of
the issues involved. "It's a pretty
simple issue, really."
But the process of dealing
with student unrest, said Hunter,
is the real issue. "Ignoring a 3400
signature petition and a further
1000 signatures is not the right
process," she said.
Hunter submitted the petition to AMS vice-president Sara
Mair March 10. According to AMS
bylaws, a referendum must be
called not less than 10 but not
more than 30 days after submis
sion of a petition.
Though Hunter was concerned the referendum would
have to be held before the end of
the term, AMS president Mike Lee
said it could be held in September.
"We don't have to hold the referendum in March," said Lee, adding
the 3Q day time period jumps from
the end of the term to the beginning ofthe next fall term.
The Duke's issue is not on the
agenda for Wednesday night's
council meeting, but Lee said it
could be brought up under other
The debate will likely revolve
around "the practicality of holding
a referendum on a lease agreement" according to Lee, who wants
a decision made once and for all.
"Unlike the past, I think the AMS
has to make a firm decision on
this," said Lee.
Mair was unavailable for
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be held Wednesday March %Zf
at four o'clock in the AMS
business room.
March 14, 1989
THE UBYSSEY/3 Support your Clubs
Setting sail in 1989
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Sailing will come to the UBC
campus from March 16th to 19th.
On March 16th, a representative from Canada's challenge for
the America's cup will talk about
what it is like to race for sailing's
most prestigious trophy.
On March 17th, Steve Tupper, a founding member of the
club, a former Olympian and now
head of BC Sailing will talk about
his experiences in the recent
Olympics held in Korea. On March
18th, in keeping with the club's
goal of increasing accessibility to
the sport, a free day of sailing will
be offered.
On March 19th, the annual
Broken Centreboard Regatta will
be held at Jericho Sailing Centre.
Apparently anyone interested in taking part in the last two
events should show up for the beer
garden on March 17th in the partyroom from 3-7p.m. to obtain
more information.
It is hoped that the sailing
week will increase awareness of
this sport on campus. The rest is
up to you.
Physio week blow out
M - M - Mazatlan
M - M - Madness!
Air from Vancouver
7 nights hotel (Quad)
SUB, UBC   228-6890
Going YourWay!
Weekend Test
at UBC
Call 222-827
Educational Centers
Physiotherapy by definition is
a professional health care discipline directed towards the prevention and alleviation of movement
dysfunction in people. One week
every year is recognized Canada-
wide as Physiotherapy Week, this
year the dates are March 19-25.
Some of the highlights of
Physiotherapy Week include:
Mon, Mar 20: intramural
wheelchair obstacle course around
SUB. Pick up reg. forms outside
Rehab Med school office or intramurals office. Cost, $15/team of 4,
proceeds donated to Wheelchair
Sport Division of Sport B.C.
Tues, Mar 21- Dr. Susan
Harris, PhD, PT, and assoc. professor U of Wise, will be speaking
on Early Neuromuscular Predictors of cerebral Palsy in Low Birth-
weight Infants, 12:30, Lab 8, 3rd
Floor, Health Sciences Centre
Wednesday, Mar 22 Amanda
Hansen, PT, physiotherapist for
the Man in Motion world tour will
be speaking on Physiotherapy:
Exploring a New Frontier. IRC 3,
A special event on Thurs, Mar
30 at 7:00pm is a wheelchair basketball game at War Memorial
Gym. Rick Hansen's team, the
Cable Cars, will face a celebrity
team featuring local media personalities and members of the
Vancouver Canucks and B.C.
Lions. Later, the Cable Cars will
square up against another top
calibre wheelchair basketball
team. Tickets are $2 available at
the door.
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The Stoaters get ready for success
by Jon Treichel
With the approach of St.
Patrick's Day a lot of people are
going to become increasingly
'Irish.' More and more folks will
begin wearing little green
shamrocks. People will also
probably listen to Celtic music.
For UBC students that might
mean going to the SUB ballroom
on Friday the 17th to check out
one ofthe best local Celtic bands,
the Stoaters.
The members ofthe Stoaters
have been performing the same
type of music for about 15 years
and have watched its popularity
grow and decline more than once.
Recently, they've seen Celtic
music boosted by the popularity
of bands like the Pogues.
The Stoaters
at SUB Ballroom
Friday, March 17
Becoming popular has its
good and bad sides. For the
Stoaters, the good side is that
they're slowly beginning to generate some local interest. For the
past year, they've been playing
regularly at the Brit Pub on Alberni St., and CiTR plays their
music now and then.
But then there's the bad
side. For one, the Stoaters don't
want audiences to think of them
as just part of the latest trend
(Celtic mania). They occasionally
sing songs made popular by the
Pogues, but, as Dennis Crews
(guitar, vocals and an assorted
variety of other instruments)
states somewhat dryly, "I was
singing Dirty Old Town before
Shane McGowan (lead singer of
the Pogues) was brushing his
teeth—what he has left of them."
The band members are quick
to point out they have their own
distinctive style. The band writes
a great deal of original material
and makes new arrangements of
traditional Celtic folk songs.
Celtic band bound
to shake some
Though the Stoaters in their
present format have only been
together for about a year, the individual members have been
playing music (Celtic and other
kinds) for years. Crews recalled
some of his earlier days in the
sixties, playing with local
Glasgow rock groups with names
such as "Spread" and "Beaver."
When he was about 14 or 15 he
started listening to people like
Leonard Cohen and the Clancey
Brothers. This lead him into the
world of folk music—the same
sort of music he had heard at
home and at school growing up.
Robert Baptde is the band's
bass player. Like Dennis he is a
native of Glasgow ("The South
Side, as a matter of fact"). He
didn't start out as a bass player,
however. "I started off playing
guitar in a band called the
Crofters, and we toured back
east—I don't know ifyou know
anyone who's ever played in
Wabush, Labrador. Have you
even heard of it? It was one of
the better gigs in my lifetime,
but the bass player that we had
prior to that quit on very short
notice. I was the guitar player up
till then and I had to learn to
play bass in two weeks before we
went on the road. All of a
sudden that was the job I was
allocated, cause I'm not much of
a singer." He blames his inability
to sing on an accident he had as
a kid (he got a lollypop caught in
his throat).
From the very beginning the
Stoaters have had fun. "It
started out as a laugh," begins
Robert Ford (vocals, guitar). "We
had all played music for about
fifteen years, so it was a good
night out for the boys. We didn't
take it seriously."
But the group soon aroused
some interest so the inevitable
occurred—they got themselves
some management people "to
take care ofthe stuff that we
don't have time for."
The members of the Stoaters
have been in the business long
enough to have lost any naivety
about what success means. But
Ford feels a growing seriousness
which threatens to take away
some of the pleasure of playing
together. There are no ego problems—all the members are
friends—but the outside world
has a curious way of inflicting
stress on musicians.
According to Ford the most
The Stoaters are actually much taller than they appear
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When R.J. Moorhouse heard
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thinking of chopping up the
Ubyssey office, he felt "provoked". He invited AMS President-elect Mike Lee and Ubyssey
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Before long, Director of
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AMS Programs Director Klaus
Breslauer, each adding to the
discussion and the crampedness
of the tiny studio. Meanwhile,
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call him on the air to participate.
Hicks didn't call, but he did ask
for a transcript of the show. "I'm
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have a staff," Moorhouse says, "If
Hicks wants a transcript he can
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A second-year arts student,
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station in September, volunteering to host the station's first hotline talk show, he has covered
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He has big plans for upcom
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student loan fraud. "It's about
those students who have summer
jobs and cash who get student
loans and invest in the stock
market or buy a VCR." Moorhouse also has a show coming up
this Thursday, giving a UBC
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CiTR has big plans for
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feature the AMS Executive and
other members of council. There
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the conversation pit in SUB to
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Bette and Boo bubbles
by Keith Damsell
Have you ever been to one
of those uncomfortable
family gatherings at Christmas
or Easter where Uncle Bob gets
drunk and insults Aunt Claire?
These all too common family incidents are never funny when
they occur, but always manage to
develop a perverse humour with
the passage of time. This is what
makes Christopher Durang's
black comedy The Marriage Of
Bette And Boo a perfect guilty
pleasure. When combined with
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what is distasteful to us becomes
quite hilarious when it happens
to someone else.
The Marriage
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The Dorothy Somerset Studio
March 7 -11
From the opening wedding
scene, we sense something isn't
quite right. The Brennans and
the Hudlockes begin a marital
hymn in religious earnest. Soon,
however, one verse is misplaced
and the piece deteriorates into
chaos. As if this weren't enough,
Emily (Lisa Beley) can't remember the opening note of her cello
solo and Mrs. Brennan (Michelle
Porter) starts popping pills.
Before the first Act is
finished, Bette (Kathleen
Duborg) gives birth to several
still born babies, each dropped
with a thud by a nonchalant
doctor. Meanwhile, her husband
Boo (Brad Moss) begins pursuing
a leisure life soaked in alcohol
and Emily flees to a convent to
escape the guilt of that fateful
cello piece. The play's only hope
lies in our narrator, Matt (Tom
Scholte), the surviving offspring
of Bette and Boo. He guides us
from estrangement to tragedy
and back again. But he becomes
eternally lost in his English Lit
studies and family life starts to
mirror the world of Dickens and
This is all in Act One, re
member. We're talking black,
black comedy here.
What makes director Brenda
Leadlay's production successful
is her ability to build upon the
contradictions of Durang's play:
keeping up appearances for the
sake of God and Society amidst
the reality of Catholic family
hell. Between their scenes, the
characters sit at the rear of the
stage, ready to do battle.
There is some strong ensemble work in The Marriage Of
Bette And Boo. A Thanksgiving
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because the play is painted with
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What's your Point?
Point Grey voters will put somec
housing, the environment, Meech 1
The Ubyssey has attempted to cove
V.ZERjM_D Kirby started B.C.'s
newest political party because of
The New Populist Party was
formed last year after Kirby was
involved in a Vancouver court case
which resulted in a judge laying
down an injunction based on what
Kirby calls "bogus health claims by
the city" which restricted the production of milk in B.C.
"(The media) has
decided that we're
unimportant... This
is as bad as any
Kirby took the judge's declaration that the appeal could only be
overturned by the political process
to heart by starting the party.
Kirby says the NPP was
"formed to represent the ordinary
person of B.C.—parties like the
Socreds, Liberals and NDP only
serve monopolies, corporations and
vested interests."
Yet the 60-year old Chilliwack
residentis no political neophyte. He
worked on former British PM Harold MacMillan's constituency association executive and was a Progressive Conservative candidate in
the last provincial election. "I'm not
left wing by any means, yet all I
believe in is fairness and the idea of
need over greed."
He has worked in shipbroking,
trade and the Canadian merchant
marine. "I was a farmer until a cow
fell on me andl got a permanent hip
Gerald Kirby, New Populist
injury," Kirby said, who now is
trying to get his party off the ground
by contesting the Point Grey by-
Kirby says he "came; to Canada
so my two daughters could get a
decent education," so he is interested in post-secondary education
issues, particularly UBC.
"I object to post-secondary
education funding being a political
football," said Kirby. "There should
be adequate funding and there
should be a full-scale university
established in the center of the
province because this province is
very large and interior students
having to come down to to Vancouver and Victoria is an unconscionable situation."
He'd like to "rollback" this
year's tuition increases at UBC
"because it creates hardship. (The
increased tuition) is well and good
for students who can afford it, but
what about the poor student who
can't afford it. Who's thinking of
"Personally, I'd like to see that
any citizen should recieve as much
education as they need. The state
should pay for it. A student loan
debt of 10, 15, 20 thousand dollars—anyone having to start off life
with a debt like that over their
hearts is a ridiculous situation, to
put it bluntly," he says.
"It's all very well for UBC to
have a nice golf course, but they
could use some of that for student
housing beacuse there's a real
need," he says.
Kirby's party aims to "get eve
rybody over the poverty level and
into good jobs. That's the priority."
Kirby says this can be done by
increasing the number of farms in
B.C. from 2,000 to 5,000 and cutting
the restrictions on how much food
they can produce. He argues that
this would put tens of thousand to
work in ancillary industries. Also,
he feels that B.C. has enough resources to "look into developing
primary industries like iron and
smelting, even making steel."
If you haven't heard of Kirby
and the party, Kirby blames this on
the local all-candidate meetings
which ignore smaller, less popular
parties. That and the effective
media blackout on his party gets
Kirby upset.
"(The media) has decided that
we're unimportant," said Kirby.
"This is as bad as any dicatorship
anywhere. That's how Vander Zalm
suceeded. They (the media) built
him up. He was a walking, non-
controversial smiling toothpaste
On abortion, Kirby says "In a
free country, in a free society,
people have the freedom of choice.
As far as these (pro-life) Christians
are concerned, the Bible gives
mankind free choice, so it's up to
women to decide about abortion.
There shouldn't be any need for any
law on abortion."
"Personally, I don't put too
much credence in the Meech Lake
accord," he added. "I'll bet 999 out of
a thousand don'tknow the situation
about Meech Lake."
IY Ann Nilan has a unique
solution to the debate over post-secondary funding levels in B.C. She
thinks the Socreds are giving too
much money to UBC.
"I don't know if you'd think that
I'd be a good MLA for UBC because
I'd be attempting to get the government out of education," she says. "If
we had a Libertarian government,
there wouldn't be a (post-secondary) funding problem because
education would be privately financed."
"people who go to
UBC and work there
should run UBC and
support it with their
own dollars.If I were
an MLA, I wouldn't
ask for provincial
government dollars"
Nilan, who is single, 38 and
works for a Vancouver printing
company, is the Libertarian candidate in tomorrow's Vancouver
Point Grey by-election. Libertarians believe, she says, that governments should have very reduced
powers as they tend to use their
power against people.
"We feel that the main responsibilities of government should be
defence, courts and police and nothing more. We'd like to see more
personal freedoms, less restrictive
laws and more economic freedom so
Mary Ann Nilan, Libertarian
that government doesn't interfere
with business," she says.
Thus the Libertarian policy on
education. Nilan says governments
"dictate" so much about university
education when "people who go to
UBC and work there should run
UBC and support it with their own
dollars. If I were an MLA, I wouldn't
ask for provincial government dollars. I'd want the government to get
their nose out of UBC."
Nilan argues that a voucher
system, which allows individuals to
direct tax dollars to schools they
"believe are doing the best job" may
be the best way to address the funding issue. "I'd be interested in opening up B.C.'s universities, UBC in
particular, to private sector contributions and investment, especially
for bursaries," she says.
"Education or schooling is a
business. If (schools) are not putting out a product that people want,
they'll close down. They'd have to
because they didn't have the
money," she says. She adds that
she'd tell people who are protesting
the level of post-secondary education funding that they "are being
subsidized with my money to go to
school. Students pay comparatively
little ofthe costs of post-secondary
education." But she says, "They're
probably not getting their money's
"Libertarians are as divided as
any group on abortion," Nilan says.
She says she's pro-choice, but
agreed with most Libetarians that
"abortions shouldn't be funded by
the government. They should be
funded privately. It's not fair for
anyone who opposes abortion, who
thinks it's murder, to have to pay
for it through their taxes."
Abortion clinics should be privately run, with no government
funding. She said "private property
should be sacred" and was concerned that "all that (local pro-lifers) do is picket. They don't seem to
have alternatives.''
"About the (west side's) so-
called housing crisis, the only
people who are concerned about it
are really uninvolved. The people
who buy and sell homes are happy
and it's not something that should
involve the government," she says.
About Meech Lake, Nilan said
she was sure the party itself was
coming up with a stance on the pact,
but "the issues are changing. I fear
I don't understand it any more. Who
knows what the outcome will be?"
Nilan says she'd emphasize, if
elected, "getting government out of
business, cutting red tape and
eliminating 'victimless crime laws'
that regulate things like drugs and
prostitution"—activities that don't
hurt people who don't get involved
in them.
She said libertarianism was an
idea whose time had come and that
she felt that UBC's Libertarian club
as well as her candidacy would
present the limited government
ideal to the electorate.
"People should be left alone to
do as they choose."
T'S a Sunday morning and Tom
Perry only has about an hour before
his next speaking engagement—a
freedom of speech event at the Arts
Club where he will join other local
authors to read from Henrik Ibsen's
An Enemy ofthe People.
The 37 year-old NDP candidate
asserts that he is indeed a local
author with Citizen's Guide to the
Skagit Valley and The Prevention
of Nuclear War which he edited to
his credit. But it is Perry's history
as an environmentalist and peace
activist, not as an author, which is
perhaps his greatest asset.
The UBC Endowment Lands
for Perry represent more than an
election issue. He has been dedicated to their preservation for 20
years, fighting against road construction west of Spanish Banks as
early as 1968 and presenting his
case for preservation ofthe land last
His prime concern for the area
is to "see the Endowment Lands
stay in their natural state". "At the
same time, I recognize the fundamental justice of Native land claims
including the legitimacy of the
Musqueam's claim because they
were clearly here first—by 5,000-
10,000 years," he adds.
"I think the Social Credit government has made a major mistake
in ignoring the claim and greatly
complicated the situation by forcing
the Musqueams to go to court," says
Perry, adding that the trials will
prove expensive for both the
Musqueams and the taxpayers.
Perry's other environmental
pet project for Point Grey is manda-
Valerie Parker, Green
IVEN if she doesn't get the
media attention the big three candidates receive, Valerie Parker is determined to get her message across.
But for somebody with little sponsorship and considerable ideals,
her job is tough.
"In terms of
employment I know
we would employ
more people if we
stopped clear cut
"I'm not littering the riding
with plastic signs, which is one of
the funny things about the other
candidates claiming to represent
the environment," says the Green
Party's Point Grey candidate, "I did
put up a few plywood signs...but I
haven't run any paid ads, except for
one which the teachers at my school
put in the Courier."
Parker doesn't accept the notion that the Greens are a radical
fringe party nor that they are a one
issue party. But the environment is
the centerpiece of her campaign.
"Many people in the NDP think that
the NDP has all the answers (envi
ronmentally). Don't get me wrong,
I'm not slamming Tom Perry...but
what Tom stands for and what his
party stands for are two different
things. I don't think the NDP would
ever shut down a mill if it was polluting."
A long time NDP member,
Parker quit over the party's stand
supporting Meech Lake. "The
rights of minorities are just set
aside (in the agreement). It has
nothing to include women or the
territories. I think that Quebec had
their referendum and chose to stay
in Canada. I have great feeling for
them that their language is being
eroded but we need a strong federal
government rather than a bunch of
little premiers fighting against
each other."
One of Parker's platforms is
major reforms ofthe forestry industry, including a ban on large scale
clear cut logging, a threatening
idea to many people in B.C. But she
maintains that itis feasible saying,
"In terms of employment I know we
would employ more people if we
stopped clear cut logging."
Parker also links Native land
claims with the forest industry.
There should be ahalt to the issuing
of tree farm licences until the
claims have been resolved, she
says. In reference to the Musqueam
me in the legislature Wednesday when they go to the polls in the provincidl by-election. The issues are big ones—education, health care,
_ake, the University Endowment Lands, abortion—and this is your last chance to get to know the parties, the candidates and their stands.
r ail of the candidates as well as the issues but we regret the omission of Human Race Party candidate Louis Lesosky who was unobtainable.
tory full-scale recycling, which
could be subsidized in part by the
provinvicial government—on top of
the municipalities commitment.
"I think we need
student support
programs which are
contingent on the
student's ability to
repay the loan,"
An attending physician and
lecturer in UBC's Department of
Medicine, Perry is at home with
issues of funding facing the university. He has written to UBC president David Strangway opposing
tuition fee hikes and advocates
renovations to B.C.'s student financial aid program.
"I think we need student support programs which are contingent on the student's ability to repay the loan," he says. Perry points
out that though some students will
become among the highest paid citizens of the province, the less successful should not be burdened with
the same heavy loan repayments.
Perry supports private sector
funding of university research, as
long as the research is non-polluting and non-military.
He concedes President Strangway was "boxed into a tight corner
by the government" when raising
tuition but adds he wants to "abolish the patronage system" which
sees Socreds unsuited to running a
university appointed to the Board
of Governors. "I don't think you'll
see (businessman) Peter Brown as
chairman with an NDP government."
As a Point Grey homeowner,
Perry has experienced first hand
the "crisis" conditions the area's
housingmarketis facing. He attributes the skyrocketing prices and
rents to a variety of factors—speculation, demolition of older homes
and apartment buildings, foreign
investment and pure hysteria,
which "may be pushing older West
Side residents to sell their houses
when it may not be in their best
"Flipping"—the purchase of
real estate with the sole intent of
reselling it rapidly at a much higher
price—artificially drives up the
market, according to Perry, who
favours speculation tax to curb the
"This kind of tax would be very
high, approaching 100 percent in
transactions of brief ovwnership,"
he says. The rising rents are pushing students further from the university, which results in "an appalling waste of students' time to have
to commute an hour to and hour
and a half," he says.
Perry cites four Point Grey
apartment buildings slated for
demolition which are to be replaced
by "upscale, expensive condo's" as
evidence that the trends are "chasing out people who are renting at
modest rates."
And Perry reminds that any
demolition also means the destruction of micro-environments—displacing not only the building's
human residents but the birds,
insects, and vegetation as well.
Perry's medical experience, as
well as his marriage to a nurse
have made him privy to the working conditions of B.C.'s nurses,
whom he says are grossly underpaid. And it is because nurses are
pimarily women that their conditions have been ignored, he says.
The Social Credit's position
towards trade unions has meant
women—who make up much ofthe
province's lowest income bracket—
have been unable to organize.
Ij OB Seeman is the only confirmed "nonpolitical" candidate in
the Point Grey by-election: he won't
align himself with a party, nor will
he endorse another candidate if he
Instead, the third-year UBC
law student is running on an education platform. Not only does he
support increased provincial funding for education—a 10 percent
increase every year for the next 10
years—but he also says that many
controversies such as abortion can
be resolved through education.
"I feel (the abortion issue)
would be much less controversial if
the people discussing it were a lot
better informed.... To be able to
reach a compromise that both sides
will agree to, they have to understand each other,'' he says.
Education would help people
reach a compromise on abortion
Bob Seeman, Independent
claims to the University Endowment Lands she says, "As long as
they ignore it, its like pretending
those people aren't there. It's certainly a legitimate claim and it's got
to be heard." While Parker does not
take sides on who should get the
land, she wants to see it remain as
"Near   Triumph   (Research
Park) you can smell this— whatever it is—from quite a distance,"
says Parker referring to a what she
suspects is a toxic waste dump on
the University lands, "These things
need to be investigated. It's similar
to the PCB's being stored in Vancouver high-schools. I feel that
people are just unaware of what's in
their own backyard."
One area that Parker is more
than willing to talk, about is pesticides in food. According to Parker,
the provincial government is negligent in testing of food, hiding behind levels of "acceptable risk". One
example she cites is how government tests were too slow in detecting a shipment of 800,000 lettuces
from California that couldn't be
sold there because of high levels of
TCDD, a phenoxy herbicide. The
lettuce was distributed and consumed, according to Parker.
"People are very trusting, they
all think the government is taking
better care of us. But only five chickens a year get tested in B.C.," says
Parker. Referring again to the
chemicals in produce she says, "It's
all very insidious stuff because
these apples are so huge and
Although Parker's platform is
highly topical she has yet to be recognized by man}/ as a important
candidate. She gets considerably
less attention than Liberal Gordon
Wilson who isn't a Point Grey resident, even through she managed to
garner over 23,000 votes in the last
civic election for Parks Board.
"The Vancouver Sun still says
there are only three candidates... At
what is called an all candidates
meeting, they only invite three
candidates," says Parker. But she
admits that she is getting some
media attention, including some
good coverage on BCTV and Cable
4. -M.L
because they could discuss abortion
"more rationally," says Seeman.
Also, if sex education were taught
"from a very young age," fewer
women would get pregnant and
fewer women would be seeking
abortions, he adds.
"Abortion is a very traumatic
experience that no woman would
ever voluntarily want to go
through," he said.
Seeman has not been able to
keep himself totally out ofthe polit-
cal fray during his campaign. He
criticizes NDP candidate Tom
Perry's proposal to tax property
speculators, calling taxes a "socialist cure-all."
As a socialist, Perry does not
realize that speculation is a legitimate form of investment which
provides capital
needed for development of new housing,
he says.
Seeman supports
a tax on foreign investors flipping property
but not a tax on domestic investors. Foreign
buyers who intend to
live in the houses they
buy would not be
With foreign
speculation, he argues,
"you leave your real
estate open to all the
billions and billions of
dollars in the entire
world to use your land
as poker chips, as
shares to be bandied
around and played
But Seeman says
he supports foreign
investment in anything other than real
estate. "We want foreign money in the
province, but not playing around
with our houses as if they were
Monopoly properties," he said. He
cites the Expo land development as
an example of foreign investment
he supports.
He also criticizes Perry's proposal tobuildsubsidizedhousingon
public land in Vancouver's west
side: "It would be foolish to create
low-cost sudsidized housing in the
most expensive area of the Lower
Mainland. (That's) not to say it's not
needed—(we) need to put it where
it's most efficient, where we can
create the best housing for the most
people at a reasonable price," he
Building subsidized housing in
"another part of town" would not
create a ghetto, according to Seeman. "We don't have those problems now. We don't have those
problems in Canada anywhere.
That's more of a social problem than
a financial one," he said.
"I feel (the abortion
issue) would be much
less controversial if
the people discussing
it were a lot better
Seeman would solve students'
housing problems by encouraging
housing development on the UBC
campus. "Low cost townhouse and
apartment style units are needed.
UBC is a big campus with lots of
land that can be used for low cost
student housing," he says.
But student housing should be
"self-supporting" like the Fairview
residences. "I don't believe in subsidized housing. I believe in helping
the disadvantaged directly—by
helping the single mothers, the
physically disabled, through direct
subsidies to people rather than
housing," he says.
Seeman would provide an "incentive for developers to build housing" on the UBC campus, but he
doesn't give specifics on what the
incentives would be.
The University Endowment
Lands should be preserved as a
park and not developed into an
urban park like Stanley Park, according to Seeman. But he doesn't
know how to resolve the Musqueam
claim to the endowment lands:
"Frankly I know very little about
the basis of the Musqueam land
claim....If there is a legitimate land
claim, it must be looked into and
Seeman is critical of the provincial government for not making
education a high enough priority:
"We've got people in Victoria right
now—a premier who barely has a
grade 12 education—who don't
realize the importance of quality
Although B.C. entrepreneurs
may have been able to compete in
the past without a college or university education, in the future B.C.
must compete internationally and
higher education will be necessary,
he says. "The only way to compete
(in an international marketplace) is
by attaining a highly skilled
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Provincial Liberal leader
Gordon Wilson says there's nothing wrong with a slow start, and
his tortoise-like approach may pay
off when the votes are tallied
Despite his position, Wilson
has retained a relatively low profile in the public eye after his election as party leader two years ago.
Wilson says he has been working
hard rebuilding the party from the
roots up, instead of seeking out
photo opportunities. "The people
of B.C. are Liberals, they just don't
know it yet," he says confidently.
Although Wilson is a transplanted candidate in Point Grey,
he says voting for him will signal a
long needed change in Victoria-
Providing he can sweep away the
cobwebs of Point Grey ex-MLA Pat
McGeer crossing the floor to the
Socreds, Wilson says he will address four main issues if he is
elected in Point Grey.
His main priority is the current policy of the government to
sell off large tracts of land to encourage foreign speculation. "It
pushes up land values, and causes
a serious problem in taxation."
The second issue is education
funding. "It seems to me as ironic
that the government is putting
away close to a billion while they
are asking students to contribute
an additional ten percent."
The government has generated money by selling off crown
assets below market value, but
they haven't been putting this
money towards social services,
Wilson says.
The third issue is the environment. "I am a dedicated environmentalist. I think British Columbians have become so preoccupied
with the relentless pursuit of
profit and only realizing that at
the expense of the environment.
Marine pollution, atmosphereic
pollution, and even extending into
agriculture, are problems which
need to be addressed," he says.
The fourth issue on. Wilson's
hit list is health care—which he
sees as an inextricable part ofthe
Gordon Wilson, Liberal
environment issue. "We spend
millions on health care as a result
of the whole work environment,
basic nutrition, or lifestyle—drugs
and alcohol. We have to direct a lot
more money into preventative
medicine, rather than funelling
money into finding cures."
Wilson says he would begin to
solve the problems on hishit list by
giving regional and community
groups better control of their own
tax base. "This regionalism ofthe
Socreds is a joke," says Wilson.
"All it's done is let people get close
to the ministers, and enjoy privileged relations—creating an absolute government."
As a Liberal, Wilson says
education should be funded by a
number of different sources. The
legislation should be changed,
Wilson says, so private industry
can co-fund research and development—making the rest available
to classical education. The formula funding program in effect
now, Wilson continues, only motivates people to load up on business
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increasing interest in the arts—so
students would feel they were
pursuing a career, instead of living
on the fringe.
On another, more philosophical level, Wilson says we must
start making a distinction between labour and work. "Fifty-two
cents of every dollar is created by
non-work labour—housewives,
environmentalists are all an important part of our society as the
people who punch nine-to-five."
Wilson says he is a firm believer in
increased participation in the
democratic process. And in the
same vein, he sees the Musqueam
land claim on the UEL as a valid
Wilson says setting up a land
use commission may be one way of
solving the UEL problem.
"I think we have to look at
each claim on its own merit. We
have to seek some reconciliation
package. The Sechelts have been
successful in becoming the first
autonomous Native community. It
may be similarly succesful for
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Birds hit Dino wall
Finish 3rd in Can-West
By Franka Cordua-von Specht
While UBC students were
Storming the Wall last weekend,
the UBC men's Volleybirds were
up against a formidable wall of
their own: the University of Calgary Dinosaurs at the Canada
West Championships in Calgary.
Vaulting the regular season
without a loss, the Dinos were not
to be dethroned by the
who, ranked
second in Canada West, have
been the Dino's
fiercest rivals
this season.
teams collected
65 kills in Friday's match, a
surprising statistic in light of
the straight
game loss (15-
9, 15-13, 15-7)
the 'Birds suffered.
"The offences were
pretty even,
but we did a
poor job taking
advantage of
explained UBC
head coach Dale Ohman.
Taking away from the play on
the court was the officiating which
plagued the Birds, "The game was
marred by poor minor officiating,
culminating in the play of the
middle game which cost us the
game," said Ohman.
With the 'Birds serving in the
second game, trailing 14-13, "their
big gun Randy Gingera hit the ball
out. The umpire, standing three
feet away, and the ref signalled the
ball out, but a linesman signalled
touch," elaborated Ohman.
The umpire overruled his initial judgement and called the ball
in, "at which point Calgary's captain broke out laughing," said
Ohman. "The Calgary coach was
embarassed at the call."
"At the very least, the ump
could have called for a replay, but
he let it stand,"
said Ohman
who felt his
team had been
spirits lowered
by the loss, the
did not regain
and lost the
match in the
next set.
On Saturday, both
teams did not
regain Fridays
intensity, and
the 'Birds lost
15-6, 15-9, ll-
lS, 15-9.
In   the
third   set,   the
'Birds     were
down 6-1 when
"our guys woke
up ".having
"lulled them to sleep", and rallied
back   to   a   surprise   win,   said
Ohman attributed Saturday's
problems to the blocking-"our
Achilles' heel all year"- and the
setting, which alternated between
John Keleris who played Friday
and Ryan Kineshanko who set the
next night.
"We're lucky to have two
pretty good setters, but we'd like
one them to take control. We have
n't settled on one setter all year,"
said Ohman.
On Saturday, Thunderbird
power hitter Rob Hill was chosen
UBC's Player of the Game for his
all around defencive play and the
strong serve-receive, said Ohman.
Blue chip Greg Williscroft led the
team offensively, collecting 29
kills on Friday and 24 on Saturday.
The Thunderbirds, ranked
fourth nationally, will return to
Calgary next Thursday to face
fifth ranked University of Waterloo in the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic Union (CIAU) Championships.
If they fly past Waterloo, the
Thunderbirds may have to take on
Calgary again. "We can in fact
defeat them," said Ohman, who
figures his team is bound to beat
Calgary sooner or later. "The odds
are in favour .*'
The CIAU finals will be telecast live on TSN on Saturday.
T-Birds snatch bronze
By   Joe Altwasser
and John Newlands
In a surprise finish to an injury plagued season, the UBC
men's track and field team finished third at the CIAU Nationals
in Sherbrook, Quebec last weekend.
The University of Manitoba
Bisons won the meet with 72 while
the University of Toronto Blues
took second with 39 points. UBC
finished with 32 points.
UBC's Mark Johnston put in
an outstanding performance in
the men's 600 metre final with a
last minute kick that suprised the
field and won him the gold medal.
Johnston continued his heroics in
the 4X400m relay when his blazing anchor leg moved the 'Birds
from fifth to second place, missing
the gold medal by .01 seconds.
Erika Forster was UBC
women's top performer, capturing
the gold medal in the triple jump
shattering the CIAU record in the
process. Forster leaped 11.85m in
setting the new record.
The UBC women's 4X400m
relay team added to UBC's medal
tally, picking up the bronze behind
first place Manitoba and second
place Sherbrooke.
High jumper Andrew McFarlane rounded out the UBC medal
total with a bronze while teammate Graham Day was fourth.
Rob Lonergan, the outstanding performer at the Canada West
meet was bothered by an achilles
problem that forced him out ofthe
3000m final. Despite the injury,
Lonergan managed to finish the
1500m in a respectable fourth
The varsity rugby team
travels to Victoria to compete
in an eight team tournament
at U-Vic this weekend. The
'Birds, freshly back from an
undefeated romp through
the U.S. will be competing
against their arch-rivals U-
Vic and four American
squads including the University of Oregon, Kansas, and
the U.S. Air Force Academy
and Brigham Young. The U-
Vic JV's and the University
of Alberta round out the tournament entries.
last weekend in Vancouver
City league play, knocking off
the Ramblers and North Vancouver by identical 3-0 scores.
Coach Gail Smith said
the team is playing extremely
well and appears to have adjusted to the two new offensive systems implemented.
Smith is cautious about the
early success of the system
and will wait to see if it has
any effect on the T-Birds
forte, defence.
"We are grateful for the
publicity given us on the
board (in front ofthe admin,
building)," Smith added.
The UBC women's varsity fieldhockey team continued its league-leading form
Head coaches Carmyn James
and Marek Jedrezjek said they
were pleased with the performance of the injury plagued team
which had come with key performances when it counted.
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By Joe Altwasser
The Skibirds Alpine and Nordic teams cashed in on some solid
individual performances last
week at the National Collegiate
Ski j\ssociation at Lake Tahoe.
Corey Henderson led the
'Birds alpine team with an impressive eighth place finish in the
women's combined event, a combination of slalom and giant slalom
events. Kerri Wyse placed 25th,
out of 87 racers.
The UBC women finished the
17 team event in fifth place, despite the fact one of their top racers, Anne Taciuk, could not make
the meet.
"The women skied well," said
UBC sports representative Don
Wells, who accompanied the
women to Tahoe. "The highlight of
the meet for UBC was when Corey
Henderson made second team all-
The men's nordic team, which
also qualified for the national
meet did well placing llth. Team
member Simon Koch said the
'Birds, "hoped to finish at least 9th
but the poor weather and snow
conditions played havoc on us. We
were used to hard packed snow."
Terry Delong placed 32nd was
the first ski-bird to the finishing
point, with Simon Koch 35th and
Jonathan Lineen 48th.
The nordic team had to fight
more than poor weather in Lake
Tahoe, as poor meet organisation
caused the team to miss a race.
The mix-up was the result of a
"verbal amendment" that was not
passed onto UBC said Koch.
Don Wells said the organisational problem was more extensive than just the UBC incident.
"It was unfortunate that the
high-standard of racing was not
matched by the organization."
Wells said part ofthe problem was
caused by the fact that a ski area
and not an institution (e.g. UBC)
hosted the event.
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March 14, 1989 UBC women's eight team
Vikings rout 'Birds
Women save face in Regatta
By Chris Hatch/Joe Altwasser
The UBC varsity women rowers were the invaders at the Viking Invitational Regatta on Vancouver Island last weekend and
capsized the interminable U-Vic
domination of the 'Birds this season.
The women's heavy eights
defeated the U-Vic women in what
one team member said, "was the
highlight of the week." The other
UBC women's crew also pulled off
a victory in the women's lightweight category. The lightweights
managed a second place to the U-
Vic Junior Varsity heavy-weights
when they jumped a weight class
to compete in the JVs heavyweight category.
The men did not fare as well at
Elk Lake losing to their nemesis
Victoria on both days. The UBC
crew actually came third, finishing behind the Viking's JV squad
The lightweight men's crew
lost by only 15/100ths of a second
to U-Vic on Saturday. The 'Birds
hopes of avenging their loss on
Sunday was dashed when they
missed their race.
In the novice category the
men pulled to a victory in the coxed
fours but finished second and
fourth to U-Vic on both days. The
women also won the coxed fours
but finished second and third in
the eights.
There was potentially better
news for rowing coach Bob
Downey as he exchanged vows in a
weekend marriage ceremony in
The Thunderbirds next action
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THE UBYSSEY/13 Point Grey blues
Your can make your choice virtually by process
of elimination. Almost all of the Point Grey by-
election candidates have a major strike against
Michael Levy's minus sign is a mismatched
party to candidate. If one is voting for Levy as a
Socred, he used to say he does not toe the party line.
And if one thinks he is a sincere Socred, the issues
in Point Grey: education, UEL, and curbing of
rising rents are not issues in which the Socreds are
well-versed. And if one wants to vote for Levy as an
individual—another party is better at ambiguity.
Liberal leader Gordon Wilson's strong point is
his potential to affect long-term change. Putting a
third party in the legislature would de-polarize
B.C. politics. But an MP alone does not a party
make. Even if Wilson did win, the effects of this
precedent are far too long-term in a campaign
plagued with short term issues. A vote for Wilson is
a statement—but one the voter won't live to enjoy
the fruits of.
Independent Bob Seeman's strike his history.
It carries with it a legacy of absurdities and contradictions. Seeman supported development of the
Endowment Lands by the University in March of
'87 saying "It shows how much I value the university that I'm willing to give (the land) up. It needs
to be done." He has since changed his tune—now he
says the land should remain a park. And Seeman's
crowning absurdity—as UBC's foremost junior
politician—is his statement regarding the Gay
Games: "I do not think the university is the place to
make political statements."
Casting aside those parties too undeveloped to
convince us of their competence, and those based on
giving the reigns to the free market, we are left with
only two choices—the Greens and the New Democrats. And if it were not for NDP candidate Tom
Perry's history as a true environmentalist, the
choice would be more difficult. A vote for Perry
gives us a good chance of putting someone with a
background in environmentalism into the legislature.
Additionally his ties to the university cannot be
denied—and whether for kicks, or for appearance,
he lectures free of charge in the faculty of medicine.
His campaign is polished and so is he. He
knows the issues well and toes the party line with
refreshing originality and authenticity. He may
not be perfect but he is certainly the lesser of a lot
of other evils.
March 14, 1989
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Over the past two days the hardy crew of hacks had not fared well.
Katherine Monk was the first to go. She had simply walked off into
the trees to... express herself... and she never came back. Joe Altwasser and Michael Booth had tryed to organize a search party, but
Cathy Lu, Chung Wong, and Rick Hiebert were all too busy scratching themselves. In the end Mike Laanela had wandered off to find
her but when he did not return it was assumed that he had found a
patch of 'Shrooms. Robert Groberman had been lusting after all of
the female members from the beginning of the outing, but after a
final spuming from Franka Cordua-von Specht he had sunk into a
deep depression from which nobody could raise him (in truth not
many had tried). Ted Aussem and Alex Johnson hadnt even shown
up in the first place. Vincent Sheh was the first one to discover the
colourful berries. After his death only Ernie Stelzer and Ken Ou had
been brave enough to eat any. Heather Jenkins and Chris Hatch
were last seen being chewed upon by a rather content looking, large
and furry animal. John Newlands and Simon Koch, covered completely in wasp stings, were laid across the back of Jon Treichel's
mule, Doug. Catherine Vogt and Keith Damsell were somewhat
charred as a result of an accident with the Coleman. Heather
Greening, however, being a native of Spuzzum, had been born in the
bush, and was completely happy throughout the whole ordeal. She
was in fact asleep under the stars, warm and snug in her comfy
sleeping bag.
sports: Joe Altwasser
news: Deanne Fisher
entertainment: Robert Groberman
city desk: Katherine Monk
The degree
The waning number of
students attending demonstrations against the tuition
fee hike creates some disturbing questions. First,
and, most obvious being:
why is this happening?
Considering that the first,
and largest, demonstration
drew about one thousand
students, roughly about
four percent of the student
body, it can be concluded
that the vast majority of
students here do not feel the
fee hike issue is important
enough to expend valuable
time and energy upon.
From the initial number of students who attended the first demonstration, the declining numbers
at the following demonstrations can be credited to two
factors: many were turned
off by the media circus antics at the Faculty Club
demonstration, and perhaps more important, many
were demoralized by the
small original turn-out.
This leads to a more disturbing question: why do so few
students care?
My theory is most students believe in the degree
factory myth. They come
here to jump through the
necessary hoops to attain
their degree, a passport
(they hope) into their desired career field. Wading
through the human sea between classes, it is easy to
feel small as an individual,
and even easier to accept
that certain social responsibilities come with being a
student at UBC (or any
higher learninginstitution).
Universities, being the
prominent intellectual faction today's society, have a
long history of being a
strong force against social
injustices. This is well
demonstrated by students
at universities during the
Vietnam war, their actions
were instrumental in effecting change.
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.
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We, as students are
neglecting our social responsibility: the fee hike, is
a social injustice. The current tuition price, let alone
one ten percent higher, denies many eligible persons a
university education. As a
society this means we are
mismanaging our human
resource; as a society we
suffer. To succeed in today's
world and survive in tomorrow's, higher education and
specialized training are becoming increasingly important.
As the world gets
smaller, and the human
race's problems grow larger,
more severe, the only
chance we have is in education. Abetter educated society will be able to deal with
these problems, in a wiser,
more sane manner. This
will also enable us to handle
emotional issues, such as
abortion, immigration, racism and sexism, with more
You can write these
arguments off as more mad
rantings from a die-hard
idealist. Remember, however, when you leave this
degree factory with your
degree in your sweaty little
palm, the real world with all
its ugly problems awaits
you. And those problems
grow uglier by the minute...
Garry MacLeod
Nothing ever
really changes
I thought the performances of the two leading
candidates for the Point
Grey by-election at the all-
candidates meeting on
Wednesday March 1st were
extremely disappointing to
say the least. In our polarized and rigidly ideological
provincial political scene,
the opportunity for the candidates to offer a more moderate and conciliatory platform is clearly evident, but
sadly neither chose to do so.
It appeared from the
nominations of Mr. Perry
and Mr. Levy that both local
riding   associations   were
sending a strong message to
their respective parties in
Victoria: Michael Levy had
spoken out on many occasions against Premier Vander Zalm and easily won the
nomination over pro-Van-
der Zalm candidates. The
NDP rejected Johanna den
Hertog who spews out the
party line on cue in favour of
the seemingly more intelligent Tom Perry who knew
the riding and had some
new ideas for the riding.
The idea that the new
MLA whoever it may have
been, would be a breath of
fresh air in Victoria quickly
vanished at the meeting.
Both candidates spent their
time trying to get in as many
insults about the other's
party within their allotted
time and regurgitating
party policy without once
creating the impression
that they had thought about
the questions asked. Indeed
on some occasions they
didn't even know what the
question was despite having
spent their time supposedly
answering it. Only Liberal
candidate Gordon Wilson
responded in a way that
suggested he could think for
himself and knew the issues.
Voters in Point Grey
should be assured that
whichever ofthe two leading
candidates goes to Victoria,
absolutely nothing will
Steve Wilson
Law 1
silencing of
Dear Mr. Pfaus,
So. You have an opinion to offer about the politics
of the Point Grey by-election. That's nice. It's your
right. It's a valuable right,
to be protected at all costs.
You suggest in your letter of February 28th (between such repressed witticisms   as   'SloCrud'   and
'Vanderscam') that Bob Seeman's independent candidacy presents some sort of a
danger to the electorate of
Point Grey. You suggest
that he should simply support the NDP candidate. I
assume that Mr. Seeman's
withdrawal as a candidate
is an integral part of this
O.K., fine, why doesn't
Bob Seeman drop out of the
race to support the NDP;
better yet, why don't all the
candidates (except Tom
Perry) drop out of the race
and support the NDP. Even
one step better, why doesn't
everyone with something to
say about Canadian politics
(except the NDP) just shut
up! This done, we can eliminate a little ofthe inefficient
clutter on the intellectual
shelf. Clutter like: varying
perspectives, divergent
points of view, elections,
and, finally, thinking.
"And I say to myself...
What a wonderful world."
That's  not  nice....  it's
Bill Allman
Law 1
Shocked by
Re: Chung Wong's
praise of Michelle Shocked
urging her concert crowd to
burn the two Canadian flags
(Page Friday, March 3rd).
I was at that concert
too, and it fucking disgusted
me. When she told the crowd
they were stupid if they
didn't burn the flags, everyone yipped and yahooed in
their emotional, "I'm
sooooooo politically correct"
fervor. You know what I
thought? I thought, typically fucking American telling another country what
they should do. Big shit if
she is a socialist, so am I,
that doesn't make it any
more correct for her to tell
me what I should do. But
fuck, maybe she is right ...
What's a flag worth if no one
gives a shit about it?
Brian Irwin
1st year Arts
March 14,1989 OP-ED
Global catastrophe:
the consequence
of economics
As an individual concerned with the state of our world environment; cognizant ofthe immense destruction our quest for a higher
standard of living results in; well informed by the various environmental programs offered through the media, lectures—given by such
learned persons as Jose Lutzenberger, and government studies, such
as the unfortunately not-too-familiar Our Common Future, I commend my University colleague, O. Brennikmeyer, for the writings in
the Ubyssey ("Conservation Begins at Home", February 29).
As a third year political science undergrad, the informed writer
obviously applies this astuteness of politics to educate the readers
that, yes, indeed, what right have we, as well-fed, fat and greasy
citizens ofthe First World, to protest the immense destruction ofthe
Third World's tropical rainforests, when here, in our backyards, we
devastate the British Columbian rainforests for unnecessary profits;
"protection should start at home."
Lamentably, my learned colleague Brenninkmeyer, few recognize the world situation as well as you or I. That we are fortunate to
be well studied in the politics of world conservation and economics,
requires us to enlighten those that hold a much more superficial view
of the situation, as is demonstrated by those ill-advised Amazona
Advocates. Their's is a costly mission of futile protests; ours is an
inexpensive dedication to the pen, producing significant articles as
you have already done. I shall expand on one of your precedents.
"Don't they have an equal right to economic success such as we
have enjoyed for the last 150 years?", my educated associate Brenninkmeyer asks.
Absolutely, I say. Let them strive to own thousands of automobiles, as do we, that burn fossil fuels, destroying the carbon sink,
filling our already polluted atmosphere with still more carbon dioxide which contributes to the Greenhouse Effect. Let them eliminate
their unique Native peoples (as our government now strives to do
with our aboriginal cultures) through the assimilation of those few,
surviving, inlanded Amazon Indians into prostitution and poorly
paid manual labour; further, let them annihilate, without our monetary support, those thousands of yet unknown plants which promise
medical cures for devastating diseases such as cancer, lymphatic
leukemia, Hodgkins' disease (infirmities that know no boundaries);
to continue, let them sabotage, for their not our desires, a system of
evolution that has created humanity and other much finer life forms
(as my educated colleague states, "Amazon Indians and much unspoiled wildlife will unfortunately have to suffer [these] terrible consequences"). Let them also use the environment as a toilet to deposit
their heaps of waste so future generations can wallow in their
leavings. Let them flood their forests for the hydro dams, producing
electricity at highly subsidized rates (a favour that we are intent
upon doing for the United States) for large foreign export corporations, while those peasants who can afford to use diesel generators,
seeing as hydro electricity is too highly priced. Yes, let them relieve
our banks from the dastardly duty of supporting their violent military dictators; let them do so by allowing foreign companies to tear
down their rain forests, thereby earning extra monies for this widespread service. Let them learn that economic growth does not mean
development (as my academic associate and I are aware), and
consequently their masses will remain unclean, deprived of basic
medicine, uneducated, malnourished and dependent on the First
World. Let them do all this unjust destruction so we can stop doing
it for them. Let them be the "civilized, well organized and happy
people of the world." Let them compose the still sad music of
As for my academic, politically inspired colleague, Brenninkmeyer, and I, we take little part in this global catastrophe. We are
responsible within our bureaucratically defined boundaries. We
drive "small economic cars" that burn only a little fossil fuel; we are
"happy to pay higher taxes" to our pro-industry governments; we
know what's happening; we know world politics; 'cause we're educated, aren't we Brenni?...Oh Brenni?
Axel Rouget
Education 4
Chalk it up to penis envy
Intelligent letter
of the week
Just a few things I wanted to
say as a Geer at UBC: First off,
what really pisses me off is the
chameleon act our Cairn does: it
starts off white and red, the next
day ifs, say, purple and yellow,
then it's back to white and red,
then it turns blue. The point is that
we wouldn't mind so much if the
other faculties had something we
could do a custom paint job on.
Unfortunately, the only thing they
got are their buildings, and the
University would give us shit if we
painted those. In other words,
build your own symbol so we have
something to lash back at. If you
pay us, we just might build one for
you so everyone else can paint it.
Second: RecFac. I voted for it,
why not? I'm not sure if this 10%
bullshit changed my mind. But
instead of RecFac, I suggest this:
Build a reasonably sized auto shop
so students with the know-how
can keep their beater-mobiles
running. Students without any
know-how can con (pay and/or
beer) other students (who look like
they know what they're doing) into
fixing their cars. Hire a real mechanic or two to make sure everything is safe, give advice, etc. It'll
be cheaper to build and the salary
of the mech. would be covered by
the original interest bill for
RecFac (RecFac needs staff too). It
would be more useful than
RecFac. There would even be
money left for a daycare.
Paul Caron
Geerin' 1
Until this week, The UBC
Informant, billed as an alternative
to The Ubyssey by its editor, Bob
Seeman, has been benign and
harmless enough to defy criticism.
Until this week. The double-sided,
eight-and-a-half by eleven, hole-
punched for your convenience
newsletter features this week perhaps the most immature and offensively naive article I have encountered in print in my five years
of post-secondary education.
It is headlined "Feminist
Claptrap". I'm not sure why—the
article has nothing to do with
venereal disease. It is written
from a supposed woman's perspective and asserts, through some
pretty darn sophisticated sarcasm, that women are not disadvantaged. For every inconvenience we suffer, men suffer an
"Think of the advantages (of
being male). Or are they really
advantages?" provokes the article.
Disadvantage to being male number one: men are coerced by commercialism just like women.
"Beauty Queen Barbie" versus
"Rambo's Commie-Killer Sub
Atomic Pellet Gun." But who runs
the free market? Who makes the
commercials and who makes those
stupid toys? It is the male-domi
nated system that bombards us
with those images.
Not only do they present us
with the stereotypes, they use
women to do the selling. Women so
thin they are malnourished. These <
media images of women are the
source of psychological diseases
like Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa—whose victims are more
than 90 percent female. Oh, but,
"As a male, it would be Charles
Atlas staring at us between pages
of Conan the Barbarian, with sand
suspended in the air, aimed at our
90 lb weakling bodies," the article
brilliantly points out.
Men know from birth that
they are "destined to wind up in
the dog-eat-dog world of cutthroat capitalists all competing for
the same piece of pie of world
wealth." Well, if that is supposed
to make me feel sorry for men...I
give up. If our gaggle of primarily
male politicians bothered to institute a respectable child care system, women would have the freedom to participate in that dog-eat-
dog world and maybe change it.
I only thank goddess the
writer did not carry her inane
arguments to the point of equating
checking in a hockey game with
the violence inflicted upon women.
The writer leaves sexual assault
and harassment, employment and
pay inequities, birth control,
single motherhood and discrimination out of the argument for a
good reason. They destroy it. I
kwould enjoy a sequel that tries to
find equivalent inconveniences for
The article ends by asking
women if we would still like to
trade—would we choose to be born
men given the choice to start over?
And her arguments are supposed
to have convinced us that, no, we
wouldn't. The writer convinced me
of nothing. I would already choose
to be a woman. As a man, I would
be perpetuating a society that
causes pain to 50 percent of its
The byline, as with most Informant articles, is conspicuously
absent. It is for that reason I must
direct my criticism's to its editor—
Point Grey MLA candidate Bob
Seeman—who is responsible for
the contents of this highly intellectual forum. Mr. Seeman is not
known for his outstanding contributions to the feminist movement
but one would at least expect him
to keep his attitudes hush-hush
during the campaign. They may
cost him 50 percent of those six
votes he is going to capture.
By Deanne Fisher
Muslims reply
I am sorry I was not so pleased
when I read the two letters in
Ubyssey (Feb. 24th) about
Khomeini and the message of Islam. Surely the anonymous writer
who wants to be anonymous because he feared Khomeini is outrageously ridiculous. Is it the truth
or is it just plan to accuse Muslim
Canadians? As a Canadian Muslim, I like to clarify that Muslims
in this country do not support
Ayatullah, and we do not really
know about the problems you are
trying to address us and the Canadians. You should have been more
specific about your fears. Who are
fundamentalist Muslims? How
will you identify them? Do you
think Khomeini is a fundamentalist Muslim?
You should read by now that
Rushdie was born in Bombay. His
parents were well-to-do Kashmiri
Muslims. He is not in any way
associated with Iran. I do not
think Khomeini issued him warning because he is Iranian. Please
understand here that I am only
trying to resolve the misunderstanding that you have caused.
Once again I would like you and all
the readers to know that we do not
support the Ayatullah's call for
Rushdie's death, but we do reject
and condemn Rushdie's book Satanic Verses. Freedom of expression and freedom of speech does
not give Salman the authority to
blaspheme our beloved prophet
(P.B.U.H.). Mohammed the
prophet of God was not an ordinary human being. He was the
mercy for all mankind, not just
Muslims. Indeed it was an easy
way for Rushdie to get famous. He
is now the most talked about
writer in the world. We can only
pray that he will be brought to
justice for hurting Muslims' feelings all over the world. So far 7
peoples are killed in India and
Pakistan and almost 100 are
wounded. Ironically, we are the
ones who should be feared from
Rushdie's supporters, who enjoy
western support.
In the same issue (Feb 24th), I
read about the 5th Annual Freedom to Read week which was held
in Buchanan lecture hall on 23rd
of Feb. I guess Ken Bryant was the
star of the show who read from
Satanic Verses. Indeed his read
ing of Rushdie's book enlivened
freedom to read week as it is suggested by Monica Brunner. Who
could have even thought of reading Salman's book if it was not for
the blasphemy of the greatest
prophet like Mohammed (PBUH).
How will Dr. Bryant feel if the
book had been written against
Holocaust. Or what if it was written by some controversial people
in Canada. What I am trying to
express here that freedom of expression and freedom of speech
can not and should not be used
against God (the Lord of the universe) who revealed the holy
verses of the Quran to Mohammed. It does not matter ifyou do
not believe in God, but you should
respect others who do. A professor
who teaches Urdu in UBC, a language spoken by Indian and Pakistani Muslims should respect
Muslim beliefs and their love for
Allah, the Almighty the all merciful.
Ahsan M. Khan
Arts 4
Christians struggle
with stereotypes
I'm writing to address comments by Anthony Berno and to
those whose perceptions lead
them to stereotyping Christians.
The Christian church is made up
of fallible human beings who
struggle with moral issues just
like everyone else. It is difficult
sometimes to believe in the entire
Bible as the Word of Truth because
some of its ideas do not sit well
with us and do not "fit" into man's
With regard to the issue of
homosexuality, I believe that the
Bible is clear. But it is also clear in
its command to "love your neighbour as yourself," which Jesus
declared to be one of the greatest
commandments. To me this
means that I am simply to accept
and love those around me. I will
disagree with certain people and
have differing beliefs but that does
not mean that I should act with
hostility and disrespect to them.
This isn't always easy, especially
when one feels strongly about an
issue. I agree with Anthony Berno
when he says that human beings
tend to fear what they do not
understand, and perhaps that
explains, in part, his disrespectful
generalizations about the church.
The Christianity that he describes is a one-dimensional view
which promotes negative stereotypes that serve to build walls
rather than break them down.
The church is incredibly diverse
and filled with caring people—often unlike the media representations which focus on the extremes.
Although the church has committed atrocities in history, Christians have been and still are being
persecuted all over the world. The
madness has gone in both directions. Yet despite the persecutions, the Word of God, which tells
of love, forgiveness and freedom, is
alive and no new issue, person or
thing has ever had the power to
silence it.
Diane Jansen
3rd year Rehabilitation
Bird beefs
After flipping through some of
the recent issues ofthe Ubyssey, a
curious question comes to mind.
Why do some students decide to
join the Ubyssey, while others
chose the AMS over all the other
alternatives on campus?
Could it be that some students are semi-human-piranha,
with a hunger to publicly assassinate the characters of those more
high-profile students on campus? I
don't think so.
Could it be that some of these
more high-profile characters are
actually power-crazed lunatics
who have an equally twisted obsession and hunger for self-indulgence, embezzlement and abuse of
funds? I don't think so.
However, judging from the
recent AMS related stories, editorials and cartoons in The Ubyssey,
one could almost assume both of
the above to be true.
I think both groups are really
after the same purpose: to make
UBC a better place for students.
The trouble is that students won't
read these otherwise boring AMS
issues unless they are somewhat
spiced up. So understandably,
these local issues have got to be
transformed into something controversial and exciting. But I ask
The Ubyssey to find another way
to do this—because I don't think
fiction is the way to go.
Tim Bird
Board of Governors
March 14,1989
Continued from page 9
Michael Levy, the Social
Credit party's sacrificial
lamb in tomorrow's Vancouver
Point Grey by-election says he has
a personal stake in ensuring that
UBC is the best university it can
"I obviously am interested in
the quality of education at UBC as
I have a daughter in third year
Arts at UBC and another one who
will enroll this fall, so I have a
personal stake in helping UBC as
well as a political stake," he says.
Levy adds that the Socreds
have begun to boost post-secondary education funding in recent
years. "The Ministry of Advanced
Education has received a greater
increase than any other government ministry in the past two
years," he says. "In the next five
years, the Socreds will spend half
a billion on our universities."
Levy says his party is committed to funding education properly,
given its support ofthe Kaon facility at UBC and the grant program
that matches private donations to
B.C.'s colleges. He said the government's loan remission program,
which writes off anything over
$12,000 for university graduates,
was being looked at as a model by
other provincial governments.
"I believe that this government is doing its share and I believe that there-1 be more money
in the next budget," he said.
"Students are basically free
enterprisers and want the fruit of
their labour to come back to them.
You write exams, hand in papers,
then get a mark and finally a degree. When you go out into the real
world, that's the way it is. Nobody
needs a hand in their pocket.
When you put in the long hours,
you want to be rewarded. That's
why I believe the Socreds will
prevail at UBC."
Levy, 46, is married with four
children and works as a financial
advisor. He thinks that preserving
the environment and solving the
west side's housing crisis are important issues in the by-election.
"The urban housing crisis is
what's on everybody's mind. I've
called for a joint provincial civic
committee of three members of
city council, three members ofthe
provincial government to meet
quickly to get public input and
start solving these problems."
Levy supports making the
University Endowment Lands
into a park. However, he feels that
the Musqueam band's claim on the
land "is very important and should
be settled with the federal government."
"It's a federal matter. I'm not
relegating it to any less importance or ignoring it. It's very important because I am for fairness
in this matter," he says.
Levy says he supports the
Meech Lake accord bringing Quebec into the constitutional process,
but "there are things that concern
me a great deal, like Native
people, the status ofthe North and
the status of women. I'd like to see
those issues better addressed, but
I'm glad I'm not the one that has to
Levy says he leans toward
pro-choice in the abortion issue. "I
don't think abortion should be
used as a form of birth control. If
the mother's health is in danger or
the fetus is damaged, then I feel
that it becomes a choice become
the mother and her doctor."
He said the Premier, who has
been vocal in support of the anti-
abortion cause, was "entitled to his
views, even to espouse them. Abortion is a personal matter and
people have to deal with it in their
own consciences."
Levy is upset with the way the
media has branded him a critic of
the Premier. "I'm not a critic of Bill
Vander Zalm," says Levy, "I support him unreservedly." He asks
"Are you going to be fair?" at the
start of his interview, later adding
that he was trying to be careful
around the media as they seemed
to be looking for the big story instead of examining the issues of
the campaign.
"I'm worried about answering
the concerns ofthe people of Point
Grey," he says. "Ill carry the message of the people that "I represent."
Point Grey election coverage contributing writers: Rick Hiebert. Laura J. May.
Katherine Monk and Deanne Fisher.
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