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The Ubyssey Sep 24, 1991

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It really was
a full moon
last night,.
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, September 24,1991
Vol 74, No 7
NDP promises
pay equity
by Cheryl Niamath
The NDP has promised to
implement pay equity for public
and private-sector employees as
part of its election platform, but
Socred candidate Richard Wright
claims pay equity for government
workers was a Socred initiative.
"They [the NDP] are piggybacking on our initiative," said
Wright, Socred candidate for Point
Darlene Marzari, NDP candidate for Point Grey, disagreed. "If
it weren't for the NDP constantly
embarassing the Socred government, there would have been no
pay equity, because that's not
Socred policy."
In September 1990, 13,000
female BC government employees
started receiving extra pay, based
on the value of their work as compared to the value of work done
predominantly by male employees.
If elected, the NDP would
continue the programme started
for the 13,000 women working for
the government in Victoria, as well
as legislating pay equity for municipal, university, hospital and
school employees, Marzari said.
"We will consult with each
jurisdiction and come up with relatively simple pieces of result-based
legislation," she said.
Regarding private-sector employees, Marzari said an NDP
government would discuss the issue with businesses. "We will be
looking at ways to implement pay
equity. We would not legislate immediately."
One way in which an NDP
government could encourage business to pay employees equally for
doing work of equal value is
through contract compliance.
"Companies who want to do
business with the government
could have a better chance of receiving contracts if they had pay
equity programmes in place,"
Marzari said.
"There are 700,000 working
women in this province, so closing
the wage gap is a priority," she
Wright agreed that pay equity
is important, but he did not have a
specific strategy for implementing
further programmes.
"Right now I think yes, it
should be done. I don't know how
right now. We have to look at what
the cost would be," Wright said.
"It's a problem of finding
legislation with the teeth to make
it work. But yes, I think it's important. It's a motherhood issue, you
DCSS bars journalist
by Paul Dayson
Student journalists at Douglas
College are consideringlegal action
after being barred by the student
society from exercising their political rights and the use of student
At a meeting of the Douglas
College Student Society (DCSS)
representative committee September 18, a motion was passed
that bars members of the Other
Press Society (OPS) from participating in the student society and
using its services.
Tim Crumley, Other Press
resource coordinator, said the OPS
has contacted with the BC Civil
Liberties Association.
Until any legal proceedings are
concluded or the motion is reversed,
anyone who has signed the OPS
membership book is affected by
the motion. The OPS, however,
does not plan to turn the book over
to the DCSS to examine.
"As far as we are concerned,
no one has signed the book, and
everyone writing for the paper is a
volunteer," Crumley said.
According to the motion
passed, OPS members cannot vote
in elections and attend meetings.
"Once they find out a student is tan
OPS member] they would not be
allowed to attend meetings of the
representative committee to report
on it," he said. "They don't want to
see stories they don't like in the
The OPS questions whether the
motion is in line with the DCSS
"They say the motion is a
change in policy but if changing
the nature of what a student is,
and who is a member ofthe society
is, isn't a constitutional matter I
don't know what is," he said.
"It is completely illegal. You
might as well call them the Douglas
College Student Junta."
At the meeting, representative committee members said the
motion was intended to enhance
the autonomy ofthe Other Press.
The OPS sees the motion as
an attack. "We already have our
autonomy. We are autonomous and
they can't make us more so,"
Crumley said.
"The real reasons, I believe,
are the writing of articles regarding labour and political issues at
the DCSS. We pointed out that
they fired staff illegally and that
there was a political purge."
The motion may also have
been provoked by the reprinting of
an erotic guide for gay men to safer
sex from the Muse, student newspaper of Memorial University in
St. John's, Newfoundland.
Representative committee
member Ralph Jahn said during
the meeting the motion was good.
He claimed the Other Press was
distributing pornography to
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Crumley said, "Everyone
knows we were under investigation [last spring] for the Muse article and that no charges were laid."
OPS members are not eligible
for free legal advise or room bookings, cannot join clubs and constituency groups, use photocopiers
or pop machine s, as well, they must
purchase BC Transit Fast Trax
strips from the CFS offices in
Under the motion, the $21
student fee will be refunded and if
it is not rescinded, the OPS anticipates the $9 building fee will
also be refunded, as they would be
barred from using the new student
union building.
DCSS executives did not return phone calls.
Sexual assault
A UBC woman student was
sexually assaulted between
midnight and 12:30am on Saturday, September 14, on the
sidewalk ofthe southeast portion of Nitobe Gardens.
The unidentified suspect is
described as 6'1", 180-1901bs,
muscular, Caucasian male, approximately 28 years old, short
medium-length brown hair and
trimmed mustache.
The suspect was wearing a
beige "fisherman's style" hat
with a floppy brim, a white t-
shirt and blue jeans.
The suspect fled towards
North West Marine Drive when
he heard people nearby.
The university RCMP' detachment is investigating the
delayed report of the assault.
At the time of printing, there
are no new developments.
Constable Bernie Smandych,
investigating officer, said a
composite drawing will be done.
Please call campus RCMP
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September 24,1991 NEWS
No money at University of Manitoba
by Dawn Buie
WTNNIPEG(CUP)—On Saturday,
September 14, University of
Manitoba students pulled at the
locked doors of the library in disbelief even after reading the sign
that said "Library Hours
Libraries at the university are
closed on Saturday mornings, and
hours for the rest ofthe week have
been cut too, angering many students.
Tm a part-time student who
works full-time, and Saturday is
the only day I get to come to the
library," said student Beverly
Carolyn Presser, director of
libraries at U of M, said a $303,000
budget cut forced the Elizabeth
Dafoe library to eliminate 10,800
employee hours.
The library has cancelled 600
periodical subscriptions and axed
three full-time positions. The cuts
are a direct result of reduced
fundingfrom the province, she said.
Tm concerned because our
ability to support the needs of
students and faculty is deteriorating," she said.
Federal funding freezes are
hitting home for Canadian university students, and the U of M
example is just one of many.
Changes to federal financing
of post-secondary education mean
higher tuition fees, larger classrooms, inadequate library facilities, deteriorating buildings and
fewer resources for research, said
Jocelyn Charron, communications
director for the Canadian Federation of Students.
Federal transfer payments to
the provinces for post- secondary
education and health care are
based on population.
Divided into a cash portion
and a tax-points portion, the payments were supposed to increase
annually at the rate of growth of
the gross national product. However, the federal government froze
transfer payments for two years at
their 1989-90 level and extended
the freeze for another three years
in last February's budget.
University revenue lost due
to the freeze will be $2.8 billion
over the five-year freeze, or $4200
per full-time student over that period, according to the Association
of Universities and Colleges of
In 1989-90, operating revenues from all government sources
for Canadian universities were
$4.5 billion.
"Monies are going down while
enrollment is going up," said
Michelle Albagli ofthe AUCC.
Charron said he doubts the
freeze will be lifted by the scheduled 1994-95 year.
"The government might decide to accelerate cuts to transfer
payments before the next election,"
he said.
Provinces are supposed to
make up for the lost federal cash
payments through increases in
federal tax points. This means
some ofthe income and corporate
tax that would have gone to the
federal government is sent to the
provincial government instead.
Although the federal post-
secondary transfer payments of
$217 per provincial resident have
remained static, cash contributions
are decreasing while the federal
tax points allowance is increasing.
The federal government is
counting on economic growth in
each province to increase tax revenues and make up for the funding
By 1994, Ontario will collect
all of its federal dollars through
taxes. Quebec is expected to follow
in 1996, Manitoba by 2004, and
poorer provinces by 2010.
"We know the federal government wants out of EPF," said
Charron. "It wants the provinces
to raise the money by their own
means. This is a problem—the
poorer provinces don't have the
resources to make up for the federal cash transfer payments."
Provincial officials say taxes
are an unreliable source of revenue because of deferrals and the
waiting period before the funds
can be collected.
While the provinces are obligated to use the federal money
slated for health care under the
Health Care Act, there is no similar guarantee for education.
According to provincial education critics, governments are
giving millions of dollars to corporations for private training, in addition to handing out unprecedented grants to private faculties.
Student groups are outraged.
"In the last couple of years, BC
spent less money on education than
it received from the federal government," Charron said. "Who
knows what they did with it."
"There are clauses that allow
the federal government to step into
provincial jurisdiction. This is a
case when they should."
He said the cash payments
are the only government funding
on which universities could depend.
"This (federal) government
talks a great deal about how important education is for Canadians,
but it doesn't want to take responsibility for it."
Parking problem creates hell at UBC
by Charlie Glllls
There is a shortage of parking
at UBC this year. Hundreds of
UBC residents are paying substantially more to park on campus
than in past years.
Brian Thom, a resident in the
Walter Gage apartments, said, "If
there is such thing as parking hell,
then Tm in it."
When Thom applied for campus parking this year, Gage front
desk staff said fewer spaces had
been allocated to the residences
than last year. Housing awarded
40 G-Lot spots, drawingfrom more
than 400 applicants, in the September 16th lottery. Thom failed
to win a parking space.
"I was parking off-campus
until my friend's landlord asked
me to leave," he said. "Now I park
in the GSAB lots until 7:00am,
when I get up to move my car to
Southwest Marine Drive"
Thom said parking temporarily in B-Lot is one option, but
neither he nor Ids girlfriend, the
co-signer for the vehicle's insurance, feels comfortable walking
across campus at night.
Parking and Security plans
to charge residents who were not
awarded spaces commuter rates.
For these students, parking in B-
Lot will cost $65 bimonthly, or
$280 for the entire Winter Session.
This is a significant increase from
last year, when all "overflow" vehicles could park in B-Lot to the
time of $120 for eight months.
But John Smithman, director
of Parking and 'Security Services
(PASS), said reductions in parking
space are affecting all students,
not just housing residents.
"Fewer of everyone are able to
park this year," Smithman said.
He said that 1200 on-campus
spaces were eliminated because of
construction projects scheduled or
underway in R-Lot (adjacent to
Place Vanier residence), A-Lot
(west ofthe Macmillan Building),
and L-Lot (adjacent to the Ponderosa Building).
"We're getting pressure from
two sides," Smithman said. "Residents are angry and want parking
spaces, yet the current administration is trying to encourage students to use public transit.
"As far as Fm concerned, anyone who wishes can park in B-Lot,
provided he or she is willing to pay
the commuter prices. When the
parkade project scheduled for L-
Lot is finished some of that pressure should disappear."
Some students, however, are
not thrilled at the news that more
parkades are planned.
You did not write your ECT for nothing
by Sharon Lindores
English 100, taken by all first
year students at UBC since 1915,
will reappear under a new format
in the 1992 academic year. The
course has been undergoing
changes for the last 18 months,
and will go before senate in the
upcoming months.
English 100 is currently a six
credit course. In the future, students will choose two of five three-
credit courses: one writing course,
two literature courses and two
advanced Z-section courses.
Dr. Peter Taylor, chair of English 100, said the changes are
being made to allow for more flexibility in the construction of a
timetable (for students, faculty and
rooms). The implementation of a
streaming examination will enable
students to study English 100 at
an appropriate level.
"The large heterogeneity of
students in English 100 now is
difficult to teach. The new structure will allow students to be fitted
into groups of ability," Taylor said.
The streaming exam will replace the English Composition Test
(ECT). The new exam will be
marked according to a scale, rather
than the pass/fail system which is
in practice now.
"The range of scores might allow exemption ofhalf of the course.
Others will study at the Z-level,
the usual path or take a remedial
course to get training," Taylor said.
"At present, there are a number of
students entering English 100 who
do not have much chance of passing the course at all.
"Such students will take a remedial course that will lead to better opportunities for them. It is
unclear whether it will be a credit
course, [but] probably not because
the senate passed a resolution in
the 1970s sayingremedial [courses
in] languages will not be [given]
for credit at university."
The English 100 failure rate
has increased from 13 per cent in
1981 to 18percent in 1991. Enrollment during the regular academic
year has risen from 2900 to 3600,
and class size now ranges between
25 and 50.
The new writing classes
should have about 20 students and
the literature classes about 30.
The streaming examination
will be offered several times
throughout the year. Although it
is to be used as an entrance exam
for English 100, it is not part ofthe
course and will be required for
most students (transfer students
and those who do not have their
"Pay attention to the facts and
less to rumour mills, particularly
concerning the demise ofthe ECT.
It will take a different form and
will be required of everybody. The
university is still interested in
graduates having a strong command of written language," Taylor
"Anyone can look at the top of
the North Parkade and see that
ifs perpetually empty," saidThom.
"Why don't they encourage siome
students to park there?"
But Smithman claims the
problem is not solved so easily.
"One reserved space for a resident
takes the place of three commuter
spots." According to Smithman,
PASS is compelled by simple economics to charge permanent
parkers high rates ($420 per year)
to park in the parkades.
Yet, to Brian Thom, the whole
argument does not hold water.
"There are still empty par king
spaces on top of that (the North)
parkade," he said. "It just takes
thinking. They could be making
more money if they wanted. But
all they have is a bunch of rules in
a book."
Women today
For the past two weeks,
the halls of Point Grey Senior Secondary have echoed
with the same two questions: "Why do girls get a
special day?" and "Why can't
the guys go too?"
The debate stemmed from
the one-day conferenceheld
at the UBC Grad Centre,
which all female grade
twelve students attended on
September 19th. The conference, named "Transitions
'91: Here Today...Where
Toramorow?", was organized by the BC Teachers
Federation Status-of-
Women Committee and led
by Susan Makay Smith,Te ri
Young, Sheila Yule and
Loorie Williams, along with
several female Point Grey
staff members.
They focused on the
changing role of women in
all aspects of society and
the choices the next generation of women will have to
make. It was clear from the
beginning that the gathering was held to promote
women's equality.
Before the conference, all
ofthe students at Point Grey
had much to say about it.
The female population was
unanimous in their enthusiasm and, indeed, many
male staff and students
agreed it was a good idea.
The main concern was that
the grade twelve male students were not allowed to
-Melissa Chowdhury
Point Grey Sr. Secondary
September 24,1991
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Jazz talent leaves city
Taggart to study in Toronto, New York
by Kevin Elaschuk
Ross Taggart,, a very
talented young jazz pianist
and tenor saxophonist will
soon be leaving Vancouver to
continue his musical studies.
Taggart, aged 23,
learned to play the piano by
ear. "I've basically been self-
taught. I like to figure out
how to do things for myself."
with Vancouver musician
Ross Taggart
At age 14 he began
playing the saxophone. In the
same year, he first heard the
great Canadian pianist Oscar
Peterson perform live; the
jazz he heard made an
During his high school
years in Victoria, Taggart
would spend many evenings
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saxophonist Al Cohn. "He
really told a story when he
He also studied with
the piano great George
Cables there. Taggart spoke
highly of Cables. "He
wouldn't even charge me for
In 1987 Taggart
received a project      	
grant to study with
pianists Don
Thompson and
Bernie Senesky in
Among his
major influences
are pianists Duke
Ellington and Bill
Evans and saxophonists
Dexter Gordon and Paul
Taggart can be heard
on the 1989 release Veji
Now, which was recorded at
because there was a lot of
work then. Their income was
supplemented by radio and
television work.
"Many of the jazz gigs of
late have featured duos or
trios, which have been a good
experience for me, however, I
feel sorry for drummers who
are having a particularly
"When I first moved here I
joined all of the rehearsal big
bands in town just to do some
playing, going all over the city
without a car."
hard time getting time."
Taggart leaves
Vancouver at the beginning
of October. He has received a
Canada Council grant to
study in Toronto for two
Ross Taggart contemplates life and Jazz.
listening to Vancouver COOP Radio's live jazz broadcasts from the Classical Joint
in Gastown, which is no
Among his major influences are
pianists Duke Ellington and Bill
Evans and saxophonists Dexter
Gordon and Paul Gonsalves.
longer operating.
"I was really impressed
with the intense playing of
trombonist and pianist Hugh
Fraser, saxophonists Phil
Dwyer, Campbell Ryga and
Michael Blake. I spent all of
my money on jazz records."
Few musical opportunities for Taggart in Victoria
prompted a move to
Vancouver in 1985. "When I
first moved here I joined all
ofthe rehearsal big bands in
town just to do some playing,
going all over the city
without a car."
Almost immediately he
began playing more piano
than saxophone. There was a
lot more employment for
pianists at the time, he says.
Taggart attended a
couple of summer jazz camps
at Port Townsend, Washington where he studied with
the Banff School of Fine
Arts. He also played on a
Hugh Fraser sextet recording that features American
soon to be
He has
toured the
    east and
west coasts
ofthe United States with
the Hugh Fraser quintet.
In 1990 Taggart won
the Alcan Jazz Competition
as a member ofthe group
Creatures of Habit. He can
be heard on their album
Live in Montreal. Since then
he has toured across
Canada with the group.
Taggart is currently in
the process of     	
recording a
compact disc
with the sextet
of Vancouver
trumpeter Bill
all I do is jazz
work and the Vancouver
jazz scene is almost nonexistent right now. The jazz
musicians who played here
in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s
are all home owners
months with pianist Don
Thompson, and in New York
with saxophonists George
Coleman and Clifford
Jordan. "I was lucky enough
to receive the grant on my
first application," he says.
"Vancouver has been a
great place to come up in as a
player, but I've done everything that I can do here. It's
time to push myself.
"I have friends in
Toronto and New York and
have played there, so it won't
be a big culture shock. It will
be good for me to leave for
awhile and play with some
other musicians.
I have been fortunate to
play jazz with Ross Taggart
and wish him the best of
Taggart is currently in the
process of recording a compact
disc with the sextet of Vancouver
trumpeter Bill Clark.
Taggart will play his
farewell concert with bassist
Chris Nelson and drummer
Blaine Wikjord at Cafe
Django on September 25.
September 24,1991 IUBC AWARDS
Fireworks fizzle out
by Karlyn Koh
WRITTEN in 1977,
Lanford Wilson's 5th of
July is a play which attempts to
capture the ennui which
followed the end ofthe American Camelot and the struggle of
the survivors of both the
Vietnam War and 60s Berkeley
to rebuild their lives.
5th of July
Frederick Wood Theatre
until September 28
The patriotic disillusionment at the core ofthe play was
mirrored in the anti-climatic
end ofthe performance; unfortunately, after a relatively promising start the play failed to
provoke or touch the audience.
The comedy, directed by
John Wright, started off well by
cutting from a disturbing
opening war montage by Chris
Gallagher to the rustic, homely
setting ofthe Talley family
estate in smalltown Lebanon,
Missouri, in 1977. To the credit
of scenographer Robert
Gardiner and his team, the set
was impressive, and did create a
rural country aura.
Mark Bennett, in the main
role of the Vietnam veteran,
Kenneth Talley Jr., has his
moments. When he got up from
his chair, one realized for the
first time that he is a paraplegic
as a result of his tour of duty.
brazen aplomb. However, by the
second part of the play, one
almost cringes at the sound of
Gwen's affected whines and
Bottomley's performance,
while technically good, failed to
generate any passion.
The play consists of a series
of complex issues and many
events are going on at once.
Without a sense of focus, the
effect is one of confusion and
clutter. The often repeated
phrase is, "Well discuss the
matter another time," or a
variation on that. One is kept
wondering, "What is going on?
Discuss WHAT?"
The anticipation in the first
part of the play is unsatisfactorily met in the second half. Ken
Talley must come to grips with
the loss ofthe use of his limbs
and his self-confidence and June
has to face up with the fact that
she is no longer the wild
revolutionary with a cause, but
a single mother with new
responsibilities. The Landis'
inter-dependent and manipulative relationship becomes more
evident, but the realization of
this pulls them closer together,
and eventually severs the tight
friendship the four friends used
to share.
As the strands of the play
slowly come together, the actor's
performances fail to correspondingly match the occasion.
Although credit must be given to
their combined effort, their
left much to
be desired,
and the
With the aftermath of
the glorious 60s come feelings
of disillusionment, endin
eie!        guilt and disenchantment, and    did
ment of the four characters have     not
ttrT to come to terms
more effective with their own private wars.
by the convinc
ing way Bennett painfully and
awkwardly moved across the
stage on Ids crutches.
Jed Jenkins, played by Brad
McFadden, is Ken Taney's lover,
a stoically silent character.
McFadden handled his role well,
with a kind of practised restraint. The homosexual
relationship adds a daring
dimension to the play. However,
in the hands ofthe director, it is
dealt with superficially.
The nexus ofthe play lies in
the friendship between Ken
Talley, his sister June (Rachel
Cronin), John Landis (Glen
Bottomley) and his wife Gwen
(Lisa Waines). With the aftermath ofthe glorious 60s come
feelings of disillusionment, guilt
and disenchantment, and the
four characters have to come to
terms with their own private
Waines plays the part of the
filthy rich and neurotic heiress
with an adequate degree of
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Work Study is open to students from all provinces, provided they have
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• and receivedyou Notice of Recommended Award
Approximately 30 students will be seen at each Drop-In session
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pick-up in the Awards Office. Picture I.D. required.
do justice to this provocative
and complex play.
The dry humour and quick
repartees of Lanford Wilson,
along with the dialogue between
Weston Hurley and Sally
Freedman, kept this otherwise
heavy comedy going.
It is clear a lot of time,
practice and effort has gone into
making play, so credit is due to
the cast and the production
crew. However, the actors never
got into character and this was
evident once they were on stage.
In answer to director John
Wright's question in his introduction in the programme,
"...will all our rehearsal time be
consumed simply in learning
how this complex drama works
and how to communicate our
understanding to you," one is
inclined to say "yes." There was
a decided lack of passion and
realism in the general performance, and in the end, one is
left unmoved and unconvinced.
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September 24,1991 Student charges
forces with racism
by Gina Hanlon
University student has filed a human rights complaint against the
Canadian Armed Forces citing racial discrimination during his
training period last summer.
When he arrived at field artillery school in Gagetown, New
Brunswick, a man pointed at
Junaid Shaikh and called him a
Taki". Shaikh soon discovered the
man was his duty sergeant.
Shaikh, a Muslim, said he
was subjected to discriminatory
comments and ridicule for his adherence to Islamic dietary laws.
Eleven students in the
programme with Shaikh have appeared as witnesses for him, risking reprisals from their course instructors.
Neither the armed forces nor
the Human Rights Commission
will comment on Shaikh's case
while it is under investigation.
"The [Canadian] military has
never, never adopted a policy of
going out and seeking racial minorities," Shaikh said. "The military is not a true representative of
"I felt very robbed at the end.
I had brought out nine allegations
of racism and the eye was turned
the other way."
Two weeks before the end of
the course, Shaikh was kicked out
ofthe programme, though not out
ofthe forces. He appealed the dismissal and requested the military
legal assistance he is formally entitled to, but it was denied.
A military investigation concluded no racial prejudice had been
directed at Shaikh by either staff
or students, but acknowledged
"administrative errors."
Shaikh was reinstated, but he
said he wants his commissioned
status back and an admission of
wrongdoing from the armedforces.
Caroline Bernais, Canadian
Armed Forces director of information, said the forces are not covered
by employment equity laws. And
the forces are not prepared to adopt
affirmative action policies to make
the military more hospitable, she
But Bernais cited the presence of women and black people in
recruitment posters as a positive
step. She also listed optional
training in "cultural awareness"
and an "adaptation" course geared
to help northern Canadians deal
with ethnic diversity.
Reduction in York
van service angers
women's groups
TORONTO (CUP)—Changes to
York University's campus security
escort service are under attack from
women who say the university is
putting a price tag on safety.
Since 1986, York has provided
vans to take students from one
part of the poorly-lit campus to
another, largely in response to the
high number of sexual assaults
and harassment on university
With the existing service,
students phone and request a ride
to and from any campus destination. The service will be replaced
next month by a shuttle bus system which will follow a fixed route.
According to Tom Arnold, coordinator of student security, complaints about delays and high costs
prompted the decision. The service
costs the university at least six
dollars per ride, he said.
Nancy Johnston, a member of
the Canadian Union of Education
Workers, said she is offended by
the suggestion the service is too
"What are they saying?" she
said. "They're saying your safety
isn't worth six dollars.
"This is an essential service.
Women's safety is worth more than
Johnston said the decision was
made behind closed doors without
public input.
Sharon Chimming, an advisor
at York's sexual harassment complaint centre, said women's safety
must be taken into account with
any changes. But she said a shuttle
service could be acceptable if it
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years like the last five. It's
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Meet in SUB 241K, followed by newswriting seminar at 1:30.
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September 24,1991
THE UBYSSEY/7 The Ubyssey
The more articulate one is, the more
dangerous words become.
- May Sarton
Founded in 1918,The Ubyssey
has plagued the halls of UBC tor 74
years. Since the 1960s it has gained a
Ubyssey has consistently
challenged the decisions of
the government, university
administration and the
alma mater society. In the
1960s there was an internal battle over the political stance ofthe paper. It
is generally agreed that
those on the "left" won
the day and the "right"
has not been back since.
This led to a change in
the internal structure
from a hierarchy, with
an Editor-in-Chief, to
a collective, where nobody is dangerous.
The Collective
Every new yard
of West End creates
a new acre of East
End. There is a method to the
ubySseY's madness. This newspaper
works as a collective system.
A collective works on the basis of
each "collectoid" having an equal say
in the affairs ofthe organization. That
is to say, there is no hierarchy. Each
individual has equal input, an equal
vote and equal responsibility for the
actions ofthe collective.
The collective, then, decides not
only the overall policy of the paper,
If anyone can put up with us long
enough to contribute to three issues,
and attend meetings every now and
then, she/he will be considered a
staffer of thE ubysseY.
Have you ever wondered about
those weird little bits of fantasy/lunacy under the editorial?
As tHe uBysSey opposes hierarchy, the paper does not have a traditional masthead arrangement. Instead, anyone who helps out on an
issue in any way gets thrown into the
collective story where just about
anything can happen. This includes
some serious bizarreness—jello factories, hamster sandwiches, food orgies, stuff like that.
Censorship sucks shit. This is the
most glorified way to get y our name in
print. A lot of people come in with
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reputation in left-leaning circles and
indifference from everyone else. Allan
Fotheringham calls The Ubyssey "the
best journalism school in Canada"
but as an alumni editor, what
does he know?
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but also what goes into the paper and
where. The collective decides at a production meeting the day before each
issue comes out which stories will or
will not run, where each story
will be placed, if all ads will
run, and the content of the
editorial. The editors try not
to decide by themselves the
content of the paper unless
it doesn't agree with their
* editorial thoughts. The col
lective functions on the basis of influence, which in
turn is based on respect.
Each staff member votes
on each initiative undertaken by the paper.
We are open to all
, members of the campus
V except, for reasons of
editorial freedom and
integrity, those sitting
on   ams   students
council, those who are
a part ofthe student
administrative com-
■ mission or other
8 student government
ideas for stories, usually on things
they're interested in and would simply like to find out more about. Just
walk in, run it by an editor and with
the advice you receive, go with it.
Another reason for writing for the
paper is if you think tHE uBYSSEy is
missing out on something
that you believe is important enough for our readers
(circulation 15,000) to know
We've got tons of ideas,
too, just not enough people
to write about them. You
might end up doing anything from sitting through
a speech on trees in the Stein
Valley to getting juicy
quotes on AMS sex.
To question or not to
question, that is the question. You can write more
than news. Our sports department is burdened with
the task of covering 18
separate varsity teams,
ranging from football to
The arts section focuses on "au campus" happenings, and stuff just not covered by the mainstream press. Promise
to write us a story and we'll try to get you
in free. flSSEY
based on topics which are generally
discussed at length and then assigned
to one or two writers to prepare a
rough draft.
Perspectives are in-depth analysis opinion pieces from non-staff
members. Voting staff members of
the ubysSEY cannot write letters, but
are usually welcome to submit their
opinions as Freestyles.
You can only get so much from
written history because so much of it is
deliberately false.
- Alice Walker
This is where everyone else gives
their opinion. If you want your
thoughts to be known to the university community, please hand deliver
a letter to THe uBYSsey and bring
some I.D. The limit is 300 words; if
you keep it brief there is a better
chance that it will make it into the
As well as making
enough text, and processing
enough photos to fill our
pages, we also need people
to lay it all out. While some
of it involves simply slapping down the right stories
on the correct pages, there
is also a chance to do creative work—especially on
the arts pages, and when
we run features.
The Ubyssey
This is a student organization designed to
be a sounding board between tHe uBYSSey
and the UBC student
body. It consists of
three members of tHE
uBYssey, three stu-
dents-at-large, and
the ams ombuddy.
They  discuss  the
budget of the paper,
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Despite some drastic changes
to last year's national championship roster, the UBC
Thunderbirds got the defence of
their title off to a perfect start
over the weekend.
The Thunderbirds won all
four of their games as hosts ofthe
first of three Canada West tournaments leading up to the national championships in November.
UBC beat the Universities of
Manitoba 1-0 and Alberta 3-0 on
Saturday and then won 2-1 over
the University of Calgary and 1-0
over the University of Victoria on
Not only are there seven new
faces in the lineup, but the
Thunderbirds are without national team members Leslie
Richardson and Penny Cooper,
both out with knee injuries.
However, third year player
Helen Birchall, who played in the
World Student Games this summer, helped to fill in the gaps both
on forward and defence.
Thunderbirds field hockey team on their way to finishing a perfect weekend.
More than 200 in Arts '20 race
by Mark Nielsen
UBC Intramural Sports is
counting on increased participation from the community outside
campus to attract more than 200
teams to this year's Arts '20 Relay.
Considering last year's turnout, along with a new marketing
strategy for this year's event, the
milestone is in reach according to
Intramurals executive director
Kirsten Andrews.
"Last year we had 196 teams,
so this year we should get 200,"
Andrews said.
Intramurals decided to branch
out into the local community three
years ago to attract teams for
events like the Arts "20 Relay and
Storm the Wall, after concluding
that no more teams could be
squeezed out of the students at
However, students still make
up the vast majority of participants in the relay. Last year, only
21 teams were from off-campus.
But Andrews is hoping for a
marked jump in those numbers
with help from radio commercials
and mailouts "targeted" to various
groups, particularlyrunning clubs.
Fire fighters, media people and
sports teams like the Vancouver
Whitecaps have been invited to
attend and Andrews is hoping to
see some wheelchair teams involved as well.
The cost ofthe event will be up
by slightly more than $3,000—to
$35,312 from $32,272—but much
ofthe increase is due to a greater
expense for more police to do traffic control during the event.
Revenues are contingent on
team participation and are expected to jump only to $16,560
from $13,880, while student fees
pick up the rest ofthe tab.
There is still time to register
for this Sunday's run. The deadline
is Friday at 5 pm and registration
forms can be picked up at the UBC
Intramurals Office at SUB 66.
To enter you'll need eight
people, each willing to complete a
segment ofthe 11.1 km relay that
stretches from the Vancouver
General Hospital to the cairn at
the Angus building.
"She has superb stick work
and a great shot although she's
been used more as a defender,"
said UBC coach Gail Wilson.
The Thunderbirds will have
to switch from grass to artificial
turf when they travel to Edmonton
next weekend for the second
Canada West Tournament and
with the change there will be a
different approach to the game.
"Speed becomes a much more
important element (on artificial
turf) and therefore players who
play well under pressure will make
a difference," Wilson said.
"On grass you can pass the
ball into the open space, but on
artificial turf you can't because it
will run away on you, so well have
to play a much more controlled
game if we hope to do as well."
The Thunderbirds will host
another tournament this weekend at Warren and McGregor
Fields. Teams will include UVic,
Simon Fraser University and the
top four clubs in the Vancouver
Relay has roots
Not only is the Arts '20
Relay the second largest intramural event in Canada—
next to UBC's own Storm
the Wall—but it has something of a history behind it.
The Arts '20 Relay was
originally run in 1920 to
raise awareness ofthe need
for a new campus and to this
day follows the route ofthe
Great Trek of 1922.
In 1922 students paraded through the streets of
Vancouver from the site of
what is now Vancouver
General Hospital to Point
Grey to urge the government
to finish building the campus.
The trophy each of the
winning teams will receive
is a replica of the cairn the
Trekkers built out of rocks
they carried along the 11.1
km route and can still be
found in front of the Henry
Angus building today.
The relay itself continued on until 1940 when
World War Two created a
shortage of men on campus.
But in 1969 intramurals director Nestor Korchinsky
revived the event after he
found the old Arts '20 trophy
in a basement.
"It provides some small
window for the students of
today on the past of UBC,"
Korchinsky said. "Students
are here for only a very short
time—only four or five years,
so it's a worthwhile event."
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September 24,1991
I Hot Flash
Jewish women's discussion group starting Monday,
September 30th at 4:30pm. Meet in AMS Women's
Centre, SUB 130. All women are welcome to explore
issues involved in being Jewish and feminist. This is
a joint project ofthe Jewish Students' Association and
AMS Women's Centre.
For more information contact Abby Fitch at
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Sexual Harassment
Wednesday, October 2
12:30 p.m.
Open to all
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Make the right choice!
Heather Nicolaas. a
member of the Price
Waterhouse recruiting
team talks with Mike
Shields.  Mike worked as
a summer student at PW
- we'd like to share his
experience and insight
with you   ...
Heather: Mike, we're going to miss your energy and enthusiasm. Before you go, could you tell us if your
summer experience was helpful?
Mike: Yes it was. My experience at PW gave me a broad view of the world of accounting. If allowed me to
gain experience not only in auditing, but it also gave me exposure to some of the may other departments at
PW - bankruptcy, management consulting and the independent business services group.
Heather: Tell us a little about your overall feeling of working with us - did anything really stand out - did you have
any unique experiences?
Mike: Not only did I gain valuable work experience at PW, but I also participated in a number of extracurricular
activities including Softball, ice hockey and the many social functions that PW offered (a boat cruise, golf
tourney, etc.)
Heather: Thanks Mike, not only for your contribution to the firm, but your contribution to our teams. Have a
great year!
Vo make your move to a challenging and rewarding career, send your resume to the Student Placement
Centre at Brock Hall by October 1,1991.
Price Waterhouse
Footbirds go
crashing down
by Mark Nielsen
Some teams become known
as Cardiac Kids for the way they
consistently come from behind to
pull out a win in the last few
minutes of a football game.
The UBC Thunderbirds, on
the other hand, would settle for
simply avoiding the heartbreak
that comes with late-in-the-con-
test collapses.
For the second time in as
many weekends, the
Thunderbirds became the victims
of last minute heroics — this time
from the University of
Saskatchewan—as UBC blew a
ten point lead in the last three
minutes to lose 24-23 to the Huskies in a Canada West game in
Saskatoon Sunday.
The final blow came with two
seconds left when the Huskies'
Shane Reider punted the ball
through the UBC end zone from
the 21 yard line for a single point.
But the rally started with 2:34
left in the game when
Saskatchewan quarterback David
Earl broke through for a 14-yard
touchdown run. Fifty-eight seconds later, Dave Strathdee tied
the game with a 12 yard field goal
after the Huskies intercepted UBC
quarterback Vince Danielsen to
regain the ball.
Last Sunday Game Parades
kicked a field goal with ten seconds left to lift the Simon Fraser
University Clansmen to a 20-17
win over UBC in the annual
Shrum Bowl clash.
Is it the beginning of a trend?
"I certainly hope not," said
Thunderbirds head coach Frank
Regardless, Smith said matters could have been helpedif UBC
converted more scoring opportunities into touchdo\yns instead of
field goals, of which Roger Hennig
scored five. Tight end Mark
Nowotny scored UBC's only
touchdown on a 37 yard reception
in the first quarter.
Smith also said the
Thunderbird letdown was bolstered by Earl, an experienced
quarterback who picked apart the
UBC defence in the final minutes.
Earl was named Canada West
player of the week for his efforts,
which also included connecting on
33 of 50 passes for 444 yards and
rushing for 40 more.
Meanwhile, Danielsen was
good on 20 of 37 attempts for 237
yards, while running back Elmore
Abraham rushed for 98 yards and
picked up a further 81 in punt
returns, bringing back one for 52
With the outcome the Huskies
not only took first place in the
Canada West standings, but
toppled UBC from the top spot in
the national rankings. The Huskies will most likely be the ones to
replace the Thunderbirds when
the rankings come out Tuesday.
The Thunderbirds host the
University of Manitoba Bisons in
the annual homecoming game this
Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium. Kick off is at 7:30 pm.
Draw opens T'Bird
soccer season
Defending national
champion UBC Thunderbinis
opened their Canada West
soccer season with a 1-1 draw
against the University of
Victoria Vikings in Victoria on
UBC's Rob Reed opened
the scoring two minutes into
the second half when he
headed a cross by Willie
Cromack into the UVic net.
But less than a minute
later, the Vikings tied it when
Andrian Vickers was tripped
by UBC defender Paulo
Bordignon in the penalty area
and Bruce Ellemo scored from
the spot
• The women's team, meanwhile, absorbed a 4-0 loss
against the University of Portland in Oregon on the same
day, with three of the goals
scored in the second half.
• Both teams are back athome
this weekend where they will
host the University of Calgary
on Friday and the University
of Lethbridge on Saturday.
Game time on both days is
2pm for the women and 4pm
for the men and all the games
are at O.J. Todd Fields.
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September 24,1991 ■sr\ *v
UWO to make bucks off
discrimination video
by Clive Thompson
TORONTO (CUP) — The University of Western Ontario's plans to
sell a government-funded videotape on workplace discrimination
for $300 per copy will restrict access to essential information, say
women's rights advocates.
Last year, the Ontario ministry of colleges and universities gave
UWO $55,000 to make a video on
discrimination against women
workingin post-secondary institutions, according to Bill Wilkinson,
the university's head of employ-
mentequity. UWO also contributed
$6,000 to the project.
UWO is sending out one free
copy to every post-secondary institution in Ontario, and will make
extra copies for these institutions
at cost, which is roughly $50,
Wilkinson added.
But anyone else who wants a
copy—including universities outside Ontario or non-post-secondary institutions—will have to pay
"It's considerably less than
what any private company would
charge," Wilkinson said.
UWO has already received a
number of inquiries from outside
groups, including other governmental organizations, he added.
Some women's group members
say UWO should not be charging
for information about discrimination, particularly when the video
was largely funded by the public.
"With information about
women it should be as accessible
as possible. It's unfortunate that
there is a profit-making motive,"
saidMichele Whitteker, amember
ofthe Women's Resource Centre at
Guelph University.
Women's groups that are not
affiliated with universities would
not be able to afford $300, she
"They're grassroots organizations, usually, without much funding."
Elyssa Horscroft, women's
commissioner for the Ontario Federation of Students, agreed.
"Information about women's
issues is hard enough to get as it
is," she said.
Wilkinson, however, said the
university is going to try to make
copies as accessible as possible by
putting them in government libraries.
"We don't want to be sleazy
about this. We're not entrepreneurs."
Aity money UWO makes will
go towards a future race relations
project, he added.
Madeline Lennon, a UWO
professor who oversaw the creation
ofthe video, said she has discussed
the problem of access to the video
with a university women's caucus
and is working on ways to make it
more easily available.
Barbara Robinson, an official
at the ministry of colleges and universities, refused to comment on
the issue.
Horscroft, who was at a spring
screening of the video, also said
the video does not discuss other
forms of discrimination that affect
women, including racism and
"It was quite problematic, in
fact," she added. "There was very
little presence of women of colour
in the video. There were a number
of people there that were angry
about that and talking about it
after the screening."
Friday. Sept. 27.    K:00   I»M
$4.00   —students
fi.00    —non-student*.
(a favourite In tin* Vancouver I'olk festival )
101.9 fM
B   Regent
Canada West Football Standings
Victoria 0 Manitoba 0
British Columbia 3 Alberta 0
GPW L  T  F  A   P
Victoria 0 Calgary 0
Saskatchewan           3   3   0   0 83 716
British Columbia   3   2   1   0 91 39 4
Manitoba                   3   2   1   0 78 57 4
Calgary 0 Manitoba 0
Calgary                     4   1   3   0 91 97 2
Victoria 6 Alberta 0
Alberta                      3   0   3   0 19 98 0
British Columbia 2 Calgary 1
Manitoba 1 Alberta 0
British Columbia 1 Victoria 0
Calgary 19   Manitoba 28
British Columbia 23 Saskatchewan 24
Men's Soccer Standings
Field Hockey Standings
Alberta                    2 2 0 0 4 1
Saskatchewan        2 0 0 2 11
British Columbia 4 4 0 0 7 1   8
British Columbia 10 0 111
Victoria                      4  112  6  1   4
Victoria                      10 0 111
Calgary                     4 112 3 2   4
Lethbridge              2 0 110 1
Manitoba                  4 112  11   4
Calgary                  2 0 112 4
Alberta                      4 0 4  0 0  12 0
Alberta 3   Calgary 1
Saskatchewan 0 Lethbridge 0
British Columbia 1 Manitoba 0
British Columbia 1 Victoria 1
Calgary 2 Alberta 0
Saskatchewan 1 Calgary 1
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THE UBYSSEY/13 What's going on? Socred candidate John Ball
resigned his candidacy yesterday because he has
links to right-wing extremist groups promoting anti-
Ball worked on air-photo evidence attempting to
disprove the Holocaust. This was used as evidence for
the defense of Ernst Zundel, charged with spreading
false news for one of his books denying the Holocaust,
in 1985.
Are we surprised?
Remember October 1989 when Michael Levy left
a Socred convention due to an anti-Jewish joke,
pronounced from the mouth ofthe ex-party leader?
Premier Rita Johnston is making some pretty
strong comparisons across provinces about the NDP.
Maybe Johnston should think about the implications.
Social Credit parties in Alberta and Ontario have
been heavily involved in anti-Jewish movements,
and have a string of anti-Jewish personages to their
credit, starting with the founder of the social-credit
movement, Major C.H.Douglas.
Other prominent members include James
Keegstra. He promoted holocaust denial ideas in his
social studies classes and was vice-president of the
Alberta Social Credit Party. After initially being
kicked out due to his anti-Jewish beliefs, he was
Keegstra's colleague, James Green, based his
political beliefs on obeying God (the Christian one). In
1972, 1974, 1980 and 1984 he ran for public office
under the Social Credit banner. His campaign literature in the '84 election stated: "not only Canada but
this world is going down the drain, unless it smartens
up, returns to God, and obeys his commandments."
Green has expressed the opinion that the Holocaust
has been blown all out of proportion and that Anne
Frank's diary is a hoax. Green was expelled and
reinstated along with Keegstra.
Ontario's Social Credit Party provided anti-Jewish politics during the 1970s. Clearly, Socreds have
a recurring problem, one which is not limited to their
counterparts in other provinces. Anti-Jewish attitudes and actions are alive and well in the Socred
Johnston needs to develop a clear anti-racist
policy and programme of action for her party. We do
not need any more drivel about examining political
leaders. Socreds should actively institute inclusive
policies; the party disassociates itself from overt
racism but obviously has not come up with any long-
term solutions.
Finally, we wonder whether Ball would even
have been challenged if it were not election time. It
seems that racism and anti-Jewish sentiments are
just below the surface, only dealt with when it is
politically expedient to do so. John Ball has said that
his involvement with Zundel was not a secret. How
can Ball's membership not have been scrutinized?
Ball says his involvement with Zundel's case, an
attempt to prove the extermination in Nazi Germany
never happened, was purely professional. Do the
Socreds stand for free enterprise without social conscience?
September 17,1991
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Effie Pow and Jana Dionne were buzy on the "Rita for
lifetime BC mascot" campaign trail, while Ted Ing, leader of the
Paddi ngton for vice-mascot* caucus was buzy making preparations for
the victory party. At campaign headquarters, Carla Maftechuk was
buzy stuffing Raul Peschiera into mailout envelopes. Suddenly, PR-
man Paul Dayson buret out of his office screaming "Someone's defaced
my day planner!* It took the combined efforts of Sharon Lindores and
Karlyn Koh to stop his pitiful sobbings.
At the "Preston Manning for official Mall Santa Claus"
campaign HQ, tempers wore flaring. Tanya Paz discovered that Paul
Gordon and Ellen Pond had been leaking top secret brownie recipes to
the media. Fisticufls ensued, and Helen Willo "ugh" by-Price, who has
always been known for her violent streak slammed Tigger against the
wall with such force that the framed icon of Terrie Chan fell to the
ground and shattered.
At the "Harcourt for the Director ofthe Batman Squad"
Paula Wellings was jubilant following the release that Martina Scarff
was ahead two points in the "who should play Robin Boy-wonder* poll
Franka Cordua-von-Specht cautioned against premature rejoicing, and
Cheryl Niamath suggested that Charlie Gilles actually did look better
in tights and a mask.
Paul Dayson  • Sharon Undores  • Carla Maftechuk
Raul Peschiera  •  EHto Pow
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Paying tribute to WSO counsellor
During the past few
months much has been written about the new state of
the Women Students' Office. Very few people have
come forward to express
their gratitude to the women
who, until recently, had the
freedom to give caring support to the female students
and their families at UBC.
For over twenty years
Nancy Horsman has worked
tiressly at this institution—
first as a lecturer in the En
glish department for three
years, then as a counsellor
in the Women Students' Office. Over the years Nancy
has given students the
courage and the strength to
continue in their studies and,
in some cases, their lives.
On many occaisions she
provided us with this support making it possible for
the family to survive as a
unit and as individuals. Recently, when our family was
being harrassed by another
member of this community,
Nancy was available to us
day and night. Our children
have come to love and respect Nancy as they would
their Grandmother. My
husband and I believe conclusively that without her
loving support we would no
longer be members of the
University community. Our
deepest gratitude and love
is extended to this extraordinary woman who has
touched our lives and the
lives of countless others at
UBC. Nancy's calm, rational
presence in WSO and in the
larger community will be
greatly missed and UBC will
be much poorer for the loss.
My husband, Brian, our
daughters Miriam and
Kathleen, and I wish Nancy
Horsman a happy and productive retirement.
Thankyou, Nancy.
Alumna (1991)
Feeding frenzy
They came, they conquered, they decided to stay.
American-style grocery
complexes have invaded our
suburbs...and Vancouver's
suburb dwellers have willingly allowed themselves to
be taken hostage in bunches.
Hard at work scrubbing
his Camaro, Joe Burnaby
asks, "Hey pal, whaf s not to
like about Sooper-Dooper-
oh-so-Large'n Air-Conditioned Food Giants? They
offer lots of food choices,
create a mess of jobs, & have
everything a family could
need, all under the same
neon roof. Where else can I
try on beach wear, get spare
keys cut, and pick up 6/49
tickets all at the same time?
Fm for choice, Jack!"
Without much ado, I will
systematically destroy Mr.
Burnaby's argument, exposing him for the malleable
cow that he is.
That Elusive Choice
First of all, illusion of
choice is what grocery giants sell consumers. Take
fruit, for instance. Depending on supply & demand of
seasonal crops, local price
competition, and often sheer
whim, Overwaitea can decide on a Thursday whether
Vancouver will be eating
sliced bananas or strawberries on Sunday's breakfast
cereal. Simply by dropping
prices on an item to below-
bargain level, price-conscious shoppers race right
past the local family grocery
store en route to the case lot
sale at the Super Store.
Granted, many people
don't care about comparing
prices before their weekend
grocery safari. Content with
the belief the best selection
can only be found in the
middle of suburbia, they
faithfully gather at the Mega
Store to pray at the altar of
variety. However, reason,
rather than faith, gives us
the most accurate look at
The Big Picture
Alas, the hordes of
weekend worshippers forget
one thing: the success of one
company is always at the
expense of two or three others. Instead of greater choice,
Joe Burnaby ends up with
less and less. The richer
Overwaitea gets, the fatter
Jim Pattison becomes, and
the less we see of the
friendly neighbourhood grocers our grandparents tell
stories about. As a result,
Patti son's wealth has subtly
but surely restricted our
H i s
p u r -
chases of
local TV & radio stations
gives him cheap deals on
commercial air time.
Through his media ties, he
advertises his car
dealerships which provide
the means of getting to his
grocery stores. Joe
Burnaby's unwittingly
bought into a clever monopoly.
Restricted options turn
shoppers into cattle. Lefs
face it, though, Canadians
have never been big fans of
choice. We prefer monopolies. If it's not government
regulated, we're not interested. Our country can
barely handle 3 federal political parties, the 2 airlines
offer us a choice between
expensive and ridiculous,
andbaseball allegiances boil
down to your favourite beer.
Depending on the labels on
our empties, we cheer for
either the Montreal Expos
(owned & advertised by
Molson's) or the Toronto Blue
Jays (bought & promoted by
Customer Service:
A Contradiction
Continuing to fine-tune
our shopping cynicism, let's
now focus on the interior of
our suburbia Food-A-Ramas.
Stop for a second, rub your
eyes and scratch your head.
Taking a closer peek at Super Store display techniques,
we can further see how our
shopping choices are influenced by others.
First of all, you can't find
the food for the fax machines
these days. After trekking
past aisles full of mountain
bikes, cellular phones, and
Lee's Press-On Nails, you
might just find some food. If
you do, don't expect a quick
grab of the
fri d g e
most popular items are always buried at the back of
the store.
Need meat, grains, milk,
cheese, fruit or vegetables?
Convenient Super Store
treasure map in hand, turn
right at the Pop Tarts, walk
50 metres past the dairy byproducts, bank to the Northeast beyond the meat substitutes, then follow the traffic
counter-clockwise around
the NutraSweet & Aspartame bins.
Thus you can see the
Super Stores' philosophy:
distractions result in profits. Impulse buys are the
bread & butter of the food
Selections & Rejections
Peculiar advertising
contradictions abound in
Grocery Cities. 'Jumbo
Economy Size' is a good one,
but my favourite has always
been *Buy 2, save $$'. Personally, I fail to see how I'm
saving money on batteries
when I want 4 and end up
spending 50% more than
originally intended buying
7. Ifs like having an income
that could support one child
but hoping for twins. I'd
rather not spend twice as
much on the off chance my
investment will pay itself off
if I wait 30 years. And just
like children, some batteries
turn out to be duds that
refuse to work.
Surviving the Super
Grocery Stores
• leave your manners at
home...everyone else does
• have a quarter ready for
the Sooper-Dooper shopping
• tie your children firmly to
your cart, allowing for reasonable blood circulation
• smart shoppers bring a
bag lunch, razors, a change
of clothes, & a ball of twine
in case their shopping safari
gets lost on the way back
from the dairy section
• never shop on an empty
• expect other shoppers to
pre-judge you by your grocery selections; while relatively anonymous in the
spice section, your diet secrets are open for scrutiny
under the cashier's bright
• never question or complain
to the cashier; the person
behind you will wait till
you've stomped off then say,
"Don't listen to assholes like
• use the buddy system: have
a friend wait at the cash
machine in case you've miscalculated your spending
Ken Hegan
Social work
Celebration-A Passage to India art exhibi t reviewed in the September 20th issue of The UbyBsey
misspelled the name ofthe George
Cromartie Gallery.
September 24,1991 Explain please
To Chung Wong:
I have a few problems regarding the "facts" you have stated in
your piece "Asians and whites". To
begin with, I object to being called
white, since I am not. I am sort of
pinkish, whatever hue is required
to be labeled "white". Just as you
are definitely not yellow. I have
never seen a true yellow person,
and doubt I ever will. Since such
terms seem to be offensive to most,
I suggest we go by what we are. I am
a Canadian. To be born here or to
have landed immigrant status is to
be Canadian, and to hell with what
color your skin is.
Now, I suspect that those who
say "But he's an immigrant. He's
not a REAL Canadian" might speak
up, but will have likely forgotten
that unless he is a member of the
First Nations, he is also of immigrant ancestry. All Canadians are
simply that: Canadians.
Next, you have a problem with
what to call the various visible (and
not so visible) minorities on campus.
Well, you mention that you object to
some of the labels used, and with
good reason. However, you casually
use the word "Afro-American". Well
looky here, isn't that just the kind of
word you say you object to? Afro-
American is justlike Afro-Canadian
isn't it? Well, point is, you say Afro-
American is acceptable, yet for some
archaic/unexplainable reason,
Asian is not. Why? I think the answer is in your mind, not in public
opinion. So, use it. Canadians of
German descent are German-Canadians. Canadians of Asian descent are Asian-Canadians (Not
derogatory—most non-Asian people
would be hard pressed to tell you
who is Filipino and who is Chinese,
not out of racism, but out of pure
lack of knowledge). Simple. In the
event that it is difficult to tel any
difference from the European-Descent majority in speech or appearance, Canadian will do, thank you
very much.
In deploring the state of Asian-
Canadian relations with the rest of
the student body, you are merely
driving the line clearer in the minds
ofthe uneducated. Do not label every
problem you encounter as one of a
racist nature. Racism is not a
uniquely Asian or Asian-Canadian
problem. It is global. For instance,
my family recently went on a car
trip through British Columbia with
some friends who were visiting us
from Germany. At one point during
the trip, I casually mentioned this
fact to a nine-year old I had been
talking to. When he heard this he
said, and I quote "Oh. Kill them
all." Scary. And saddening.
With this kind of mindset, it is
extremely difficult to educate those
who are misinformed. So, i propose
that you, Chung Wong, and the
Asian-Canadian voice you say you
represent, join with the "rest of us"
(for lack of a better word), and fight
racism together.
Patrick Korner
Science 1
Story misses mark
In your issue of September 17,
you printed an article regarding
the recent national strike by the
Public Service Alliance of Canada,
and, not surprisingly, it entirely
missed the mark.
The author, Cheryl Niamath,
stated that "one ofthe main issues
being negotiated in the [PSAC]
strike...is pay equity." It is no doubt
true that "pay equity" has come up
at the bargaining table, but Ms.
Niamath fails to mention that the
real main issue is simply one of
increased wages: the union demands more money, and the government (read, the taxpayer) cannot afford to pay any more. I recently confronted a strike-leader
who was protesting Finance Minister Don Mazankowski's presence at
the Vancouver Board of Trade Debt
Freedom Conference, and askedthe
gentleman where he thought the
government would get the money
to satisfy the union's wants. His
response? "From the money that
the government has." Whatmoney?
We're already over $400 BILLION
in debt, and regardless, to say that
the government has money of its
own is clearly untrue—all government money comes from the taxpayer. So when the union says, "the
government won't give us what we
want," what they really mean is,
the government is already $15000
in the red for every man, woman,
and child in this country, and is
unwilling to raise taxes more. The
only way that the government could
give the union more without adding
to Canada's shameful tax burden
would be to add to our mounting
national debt, a debt that amounts
to nothing more than deferred
taxation. It is to Canada's youth
that these taxes will be deferred,
making us the first generation in
modem history whose standard of
living will be clearly lower than our
parents'. We have to stop the tax-
and-spend tendencies of ALL levels
of government, and we must support
the government every (rare) time
they do something financially responsible for a change.
The union wants more money,
but the coffers are not only empty,
we've mortgaged everything we
own. Tm sorry, PSAC. My "beer
(as the ever-articulate John
Lipscomb would say) is not with
you, but with government spending. The taxpayers of this country
cannot afford to give you what you
ask for: the money just isnt there.
We all have to learn to be fiscally
responsible and realistic, and if
PSAC is merely the first to feel the
ripples of aburgeoning government
sense of financial honesty, that's
just the way the debt load crumbles.
Jason Ford
Science 3
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their campuses a higher priority,
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University campuses have
been repeatedly shown to be unsafe, said Christie Jefferson, executive director of the Women's
Legal Education and Action Fund.
"You've got a situation where
a lot of women are out by themselves at night in an environment
not designed with their safety in
mind at all," she said.
Schools need to be pressured
into improving safety, and they
must also clarify their policies on
dealing with sexual assaults, she
added. Most women who are assaulted on campuses must pursue
an individual prosecution with the
police or file a complaint with the
sexual harassment office, she said.
The case of a Toronto woman,
whose identity is protected by a
court order, could be a test case on
how responsible universities are
for sexual assaults on their campuses, Jefferson said.
The woman, known in the
media as Jane Doe, was raped in
downtown Toronto. She is currently suing police under the Canadian Charter of Rights and
Freedoms because they did not
warn her of arapist in her area and
used her as bait.
"It took her four years just to
get the right to sue the police,"
Jefferson said. "But it's showing
that government agencies can be
held responsible. As to whether a
university community is covered
by the Charter of Rights, that is
However, several courtsin the
United States have ruled that a
university can be held responsible
for assaults that take place on its
Parents of a woman who was
raped and murdered at Lehigh
University successfully sued the
university for not pro vi ding proper
That ruling led to a law requiring US colleges and universi
ties to collect and report crime statistics. No such law exists in
Last March, a man suspected
of sexually assaulting several students at Toronto's Centennial
College approached a woman at a
nearby Seneca College campus.
Seneca had been warned by Centennial six days previously, but
did not inform students or faculty.
Jefferson said if a university
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