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The Ubyssey Sep 16, 1988

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■H__________________________i P. 10-11
Native grads'
aid threatened
Students rally for changes
in government policy
By Nona Biro
Native graduate students may be denied student assistance in the future because they chose the
wrong academic subject, if a
new federal policy comes
into effect.
Native students across
Canada have joined forces
to oppose the new Native
Post-Secondary Student
Assistance Program
(PSSAP), which requires
native students to "engage
in studies that directly contribute to achieving self-
government and economic
self-reliance," if they want
continued federal funding.
On Tuesday a rally was held
at Robson Square, and Wednesday
night B.C. Indian student leaders
met with Ronald Penner, director
of education for the B.C. region, to
discuss the new policy.
In that meeting, several concerns were brought up by Native
students who are disappointed
with the rushed consultation process and the time frame that has
been set for Native input into the
policy paper. The consultation
process began in mid-August and
is due to end in a few weeks.
The policy goes to the Treasury Board for approval at the end
of November and will come into
effect as of April 1, 1989.
The government states in the
introduction to the policy changes
paper that its main objectives are
to improve academic success rates
and attendance of native students
in post-secondary programs and to
contribute more directly to the
goals of Indian self-government
and economic self-reliance.
But under the new guidelines,
Native grad students will only be
supported for 48 student months,
as opposed to 96 months under the
old program. And special incentives grants, which have a maximum of $750 for Masters students,
and $1500 for doctoral students,
will be more difficult to get, as a
result of new criteria which require Native graduate students to
enrol in selected disciplines.
Though the Department of
Indian Affairs has pledged to take
all native input into account in
drafting the final policy, students
are skeptical. Ron Peigan, spokesperson for the National Native
Law Students, says the policy
suggests educated Indians pose a
threat to the government.
"Why is the government taking aim at our right to education?
In plain language, with education
comes knowledge, and knowledge
brings power. The Indians have
been attacking the government for
20 years, and they don't like it."
Penner said at Wednesday's
meeting that "they (the federal
government) admit that they have
no business defining self-government. But I'm not sure how they're
going to implement this if no one
defines self-government." The
report makes no mention of how
'self-government' is to be defined.
Native student leader Bev
Scow says arbitrary definitions
could be imposed by bureaucrats
institutionalizing the definition of
self-government so that Indian
PhD candidates in Philosophy or
Canadian Literature could conceivably be denied assistance,
because their studies are considered "non-essential" for the goal of
native self-government.
Verna Kirkness, Director of
the UBC First Nations House of
Learning, said the policy was a
paradox. "The government wants
self-government, yet they don't
promote the necessary tools."
Bev Scow says the proposed
policy misses the mark. "The First
Nations peoples may not know for
some time what self-government
will be and what types of education will be most appropriate."
"Why is the government
taking aim at our right to
education? In plain language, with education
comes knowledge, and
knowledge brings power.
The Indians have been attacking the government for
20 years, and they don't like
Another problem with the
policy is that while the government wants to promote local control ofthe program, the policies of
Indian band councils "must be
consistent" with that of Indian
Affairs. The government's invitation to bands to develop their own
education policies appears to be a
contradiction in terms.
The policy has put a fixed
budget on the PSSAP, forcing
Indian leaders to make a choice:
should the government fund more
students with less money, or less
students with more money?
Penner says that the government had no choice in the matter,
citing growth rates of 28 percent
per year in Native post-secondary
enrolment in the past three years.
The new policy will put a limit
on growth at ten percent. Last
year at least 400 B.C. Native students were deferred due to a lack of
funds, and under the new policy
even more will be.
Penner says "that will always
be the case as long as you have
high demand and a fixed budget",
but he notes "the PSS.AP is by far
the most successful program run
by the Department of Indian Affairs."
see native students page 20
Native students rallied for better education funding on Tuesday
Flak from students
angers bus drivers
By Stefan Ellis
Bus drivers are joining students in the protest against B.C.
Transit's reduced service to UBC.
Vancouver's bus drivers are
"B.C. Transit's big blue flak-
jacket," union representative
Charles Giuliano said, adding that
bus drivers' are tired of receiving
student's complaints over recent
changes which see a three-minute
increase in the time interval between #10 buses to and from UBC
during peak periods.
The changes result in buses
filled to capacity, forcing the
driver to pass people waiting at
"We disseminate 90 percent of
the flak going towards B.C. Transit," said Giuliano, adding that
tempers of drivers have shortened.
The changes also mean that
drivers have a smaller break be
tween trips. "We have to do more
work in the same amount of time,"
said Giuliano.
Giuliano claims that while the
forwarding to UBC of the #4 bus
gives the impression of increased
service, the total number of trips
from UBC is actually down from
last year.
B.C. Transit disagrees. "In total, over the day, we're up 23 percent over what we were last year
in terms of number of buses in and
out ofthe campus," said planning
department spokesperson Glen
Many students currently taking the #10 bus are not even aware
of the extension of the #4 bus,
Lester said. "The #10 has always
been the route that's gone to UBC.
Now you're in a situation where
you have two routes. You have
double the level of service, really."
While B.C. Transit says it has
not received many student complaints, Lisa Eckman, AMS coordinator of external affairs, has. "I
had one student come up to me and
say what used to take 10 minutes
to get onto campus now takes 40,"
said Eckman.
While the situation is unacceptable, Eckman said UBC is
better off than other areas, such as
SFU, which were harder hit by the
Calling B.C.'s transit system,
"the worst in Canada," SFU's external relations officer Haje
Protias blamed the reduction in
service on Skytrain, saying that.
pre-Skytrain bus service was better.
Service reduction is only one
ofthe concerns being addressed by
Eckman and Protias. A more immediate concern for both is getting;
concession cards for university
Multi-campus university
proposed for BC North
By Gordon Clark
government should build a multi-
campus university with facilities
in several northern communities,
says a report to be released Monday.
The study, commissioned by
the Interior University Society,
says a degree-granting institution
is needed to train northerners in
their own communities rather
than ship them south, said society
president Murray Sadler.
Traditionally, northerners
have not been well represented at
the province's three uni versities in
Vancouver and Victoria, he said.
"We want a full-fledged university that can take our northern
students and train them to be
northern teachers," he said.
Sadler said students from
northern communities need about
$7,000 a year to attend university
in the Lower Mainland and Victoria. He said young high school
graduates in the past could get
high-paying logging and mill jobs
and didn't see the value of education. But today, with those sectors
shrinking, education has become
more important, he said.
"I think a lot of young people
are raised in the North without the
expectation of being able to go," he
The report, written by Swed-"
ish education professor Urban
Dahllof, calls for a central campus
in Prince George, a 67,000-mem-
ber city in B.C.'s geographic
centre, with outposts in communities to the north, west and south.
"The proposal is really new,"
Sadler said. "He's proposing a
multi-campus facility with perhaps even smaller field stations or
study centres."
Sadler said under the proposal students would take three-
and-a-half-week courses in a series rather than five parallel
courses over an eight-month term
like other universities. The system
would allow students to move from
field station to field station for
special projects, he said.
Sadler said the Social Credit
government has committed itself
to a new degree-granting institution but hasn't said where. Prince
George, 700 km north of Vancouver, is competing with a proposal
to grant degree-granting status to
Okanagan College in Kelowna.
Sheila Munro, spokesperson
for the ministry of advanced edu-
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cation and job training, said the
government will release a report
on post-secondary education in
B.C. by mid-October. But she
couldn't say if the Prince George
proposal was being considered.
"I can't really discuss it because it's still a confidential report," she said. "I think this subject will be dealt with at that time."
Barry Jones, New Democrat
advanced education critic said the
party didn't have a position on
whether Prince George should get
a university, adding he did support another university for the
Lois Boone, the New Democrat MLA for Prince George North
who sits on the university society
board, said the party didn't support the placement of a uni veristy
in one community over another.
"I don't want to see this turn
into a battle between the Kootenays and Kelowna," she said.
But as the representative for
the area she said she supported a
university for Prince George:
"There are very few people here
who don't want this to happen. It's
got massive community support."
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September 16,1988 NEWS
Take a good look at Postal Station U. It won't be here much longer.
— Medically Speaking—
UBC research team closes in on Alzheimer's
By Tracy Monk, MD.
Professor Patrick McGeer
and his UBC research team have
come one step closer to finding a
cure for Alzheimer's by isolating
the presence of certain cells in the
brains of Alzheimer victims.
These cells, called T-cells,
are not present in a normal
person's brain, but for some reason they have travelled to the
brain and stayed there in
Alzheimer's patients. Put simply,
this means that "the immune
system is paying attention to the
brain in a way in which it was
previously not thought to do,"
says McGeer.
But McGeer's findings are
not a cure, they only clarify the
mechanism of disease production, which in itself is an important first step in stopping the
The discovery of T-cells could
mean the cause of Alzheimer's is a
problem with the immune system,
which normally works to fight off
infections and get rid of anything
which it does not recognize as part
of the body itself. Sometimes the
immune system falsely recognizes
a part of our own body as foreign,
causing what is known as an autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and multiple sclerosis.
Alzheimer's is a disease which
strikes the brain causing a progressive loss of intellectual and
physical abilities. Theories about
its cause have been nunerous over
the years. These have included
postulates of a genetic predisposition or structural abnormality in
the brain. Other theories are of a
chemical deficiency, a high brain
aluminum concentration or a virus as the cause ofthe disease.
This abundance of theories
and shortage of facts has led to
the idea that the disease we call
Alzheimer's may actually prove
to be a group of different diseases
with different causes.
Currently, at least 300,000
people suffer from Alzheimer's in
Canada. Incidence ofthe disease
increases with age, but it can
rarely occur in young and
middle-aged individuals. The
course in most patients is a progression from mild confusion to a
complete inability to care for
oneself. Eventually, the patient
becomes bedridden, unable to
move, think, or speak. Institutional care is usually necessary
long before the terminal stages
are reached.
There is a lot of work yet to
be done. As McGeer points out,
his discovery is simply "a signpost on the path to discovering
Postal station
By Kris Obertas
Postal union officials are concerned that service to students
may deteriorate if Canada Post's
privatization scheme reaches
UBC's Station U.
The lease on the current location expires in December 1989 and
is up for renegotiation six months
earlier in July 1989.
"Canada Post is actively looking for franchise options," said
Marion Pollack, local Canadian
Union of Postal Workers president. "Station U is one of the
situations they are looking at."
CUPW secretary treasurer
Tom Durning said that franchise
post office outlets in retail stores
have a high level of staff turnover
which affects the service.
"Students won't get the same
level of service," said Durning.
"(Station U) has two clerks on duty
and a good location. Students
have a lot to lose. It's in their
interest to show they are concerned with the possibility of
something happening," he added.
A Canada Post official said
Station U is not currently in danger of privatization. "We have
absolutely no plans regarding
Station U. Certainly we're always
looking at ways to improve service.
It's a dynamic process. But at this
time no formal plans for changes
are on the books," said Janet
Austin, Canada Post manager of
media relations.
But Canada Post's pattern of
disclosing privatization plans to
the public too late for organization
of effective opposition isa cause lor
concern according to Pollack.
"A statement that changes
are not planned at this time is not
enough assurance. We're really
worried that Canada Post will try
to sneak a change in, giving the
union and the public as little info
as possible to avoid outcry. We've
had this experience in Ottawa and
with the AMF (airport mail facility) at the Vancouver airport," said
Keith Bowler, UBC Director
of Purchasing, said the university
has received no notification from
Canada Post about plans for Station U.
"There have been discussions
about whether the operation is
economical and whether the location is the best. I'm not sure the
(General Services Administration
Building) is the place for it. When
the contract is up for discussion,
this will be considered," said
AMS helps disabled
By Am Keeling
The student union building is
slowly but surely becoming more
accessible to disabled students.
Under the Alma Mater Society renovations committee's direction, SUB has undergone changes
small and large to serve UBC's
handicapped community, including elevator remodelling, ramp
installation, and a lift from the
main concourse of the building to
the auditorium.
Committee chair Leanne
Jacobs reflected the committee's
feeling that the 20-year-old building be brought up to modern standards:
"It's not just wheelchairs," she
said, "but disabled students in
general, as well as the elderly who
need this."
The improvement that everyone will notice is the addition of
electrical doors at either end of
SUB. The north side is due to be
completed within the next two
months, and the Circle K club is
contributing money towards a future southern access.
The north door was paid for in
part by the grad class of 1988 and
supplemented by the AMS wheelchair reserve fund, a special coffer
set aside by the society for such
In the future, if possible Pit
Pub renovations are carried out, a
wheelchair access would be included.
Student Health
looks at rash of
Totem illnesses
By Martin Chester
A number of students from
Totem Park residences were
treated for possible symptoms of
food poisoning early last week.
Student Health Services confirmed that seven students were
treated on one occasion for symptoms that may indicate food poisoning but the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea are
also symptomatic of numerous
other ailments.
In an incidence as small as
this—just seven of a potential
1000 students that could have
been at risk of a food born infection—a cause is "extremely diffi
cult to track down," even with
extensive testing, said Charles
Brumwell, director of Student
Health Services.
The Public Health Department was called in to inspect Food
services at Totem Park, but no
cause was found.
In the 25 years he has been
connected to Student Health Services, Brumwell recalls only one
incident of food poisoning, which
was the result of Christmas turkeys. But the problem was with
the supply of food rather than
UBC Food Services, which passed
the Health Department's inspection.
6ee No Fun Live
TOMY 330 TO f30
September 16,1988
Commercial Bookings
Copy Centre
Games Room
Gallery Lounge
Pit Pub
Restaurant Operations
Summer Film Series
Used Bookstore
Office Services
Total Revenue
Non-discretionary Allocations
AMS Bursary Fund
Art Fund
CPAC Reserve
Refugee Student Fund
Registration Photos
SUB Management Reserve
SUB Renovations & Replacements Reserve
Total Non-discretionary Expenses
Revenue Subtotal
Less Constitutional Margin (5%)
Total Discretionary Income
Student Government
Art Gallery Committee
AMS Bursary Lottery
AMS Women's Committee
External Affairs
Gays & Lesbians
High School Conference
Homecoming Committee
Job Link
Student Administrative Commission
Students' Council
Volunteer Connections
Disabled Students Association
First Year Students Committee
Inside UBC
Summer Ubyssey
Publications Administration
Typesetting & Graphics
CITR Radio
CITR Radio Station
CITR Disco
CITR Discorder
CITR High Power Allocation
Ancillary Operations:
Business Office
Food & Beverage Admin.
Whistler Cabin
Total Expenses
Net Income
Discretionary Allocations
Net Income After Allocations
September 16,1988 ANALYSIS
Tuition squeezes students
UBC makes top ten of Canadian universities
By Michael Jung
A recent study by Statistics Canada shows that tuition fees have more than
doubled at Canadian Universities over the past ten
years, the notable exception
being the province of Quebec.
Aranking ofthe major regions
of Canada shows that Arts and
Science students in the Atlantic
provinces pay from $1650 to $1850
a year, the highest in the nation.
Students in British Columbia
come next, paying from $1450 to
$1750 a year, Ontario students
$1350 to $1450 a year, Prairie
students $1000 to $1400 a year,
and lastly Quebec students, who
pay between $450 to $570 a year.
"Tuition fees are too high,"
says Rob Clift, chair of the Pacific
Region of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS).
He points out that while tuition fees have increased, the students' ability to earn money
hasn't. "Wages are just not going
up enough to allow students to
earn enough money," he says.
Government programs such
as Challenge '88 hardly pay students enough money to pay for
tuition, let alone books and accommodation, says Clift.
An analysis of the figures
show that British Columbia students have been hit harder than
all others in Canada. Tuition fees
in various faculties at UBC have
for the most part doubled, and in
some cases tripled in the last ten
"The real problem is that
the government is not
keeping up the funding,"
Chart 1: Tuition fees for Arts and Science students
at selected Canadian Universities
University of Toronto
University ot Alberta
1978/79          Source: Stats Canada, 1988         1988/89
Chart 2
Tuition costs at UBC by Faculty: National Ranking
Source: Stats Canada, 1988
For example, tuition fees for
Arts, Science, and Education students at UBC in 1978/79 were
$536 a year. This year, the same
course load costs up to $1746 a
year. Engineering students at
UBC have seen their tuition jump
from $680 a year to $1884 a year.
Other victims include Law students - $658 to $1946, Medical and
Dental students - $838 to $2511,
and Graduate students - $750 to
$1768. Not a single faculty exists
that has escaped similar increases.
A look at the accompanying
charts reveals that UBC is fast
becoming the most expensive university in all of Canada. UBC
ranks consistently in the top ten
most expensive schools from faculty to faculty, and ranks as most
expensive in Law, Medicine, and
"The real problem is that the
government is not keeping up the
funding," says Clift, who cites a
study prepared by the CFS in
March, showing that inflation increased in the years 1981 to 1988
by 45%, while government funding increased only 17%, coupled
with an increase of 17% in enrollment for the same period.
The resulting financial
squeeze has been passed on to
students, whom Clift feels "have
been squeezed too much already."
Increasingly, there are fears
that the high cost of education will
drag the economies of those regions, forever condemning them to
second-class status.
Clift says such high tuition
costs discriminate against students from the interior, who have
to pay the high costs of accommodation as well. The final result is a
system where equality of opportunity is a myth.
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Sunday Worship: 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.. 7:00 p.m.
Rector: Rev. CF. Raymond Jr.
Assistant: Gladys Olsen
Phone: 224-1410. 224-2568
Lutheran Campus Centre
5885 University Blvd. (at Wesbrook)
Sunday Service: 10:00 a.m.
Pastor: Rev. Ray Schultz
Centre Manager: Jack Strand
Phone: 224-1614
St. Mark's College Chapel
5935 Iona Dr. (corner of Chancellor and Wesbrook)
Sunday Mass: 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.. 7:00 p.m.
Staff: Fr. Paul Burns, Fr. Leo Klosterman,
Mr. Mark Gazin, Sr. Monica Guest. Sr. Marina Smith
Phone: 224-3311
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Phone: 222-0800
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THE UBYSSEY/5 Students, your assignment today is
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September 16,1988 liPOTli!
Prof searches for truth amongst trickery
By Jennifer Lyall
Dale Beyerstein is out to rid
the world of "things that go bump
in the night." Since helping found
the BC Skeptics Association two
years ago, he has been working to
expose and debunk paranormal-
ists, psychics and "pseudo-scientists."
In his other life, Beyerstein is
a UBC philosophy lecturer. He
explained his unusual hobby over
Perrier and cigarets in the faculty
club this summer.
What he said, in short, was
that the world would be a better
place if what people believed was
in fact true. "Getti ng at the truth i s
something that's socially valuable."
And that paranormalist
claims—about phenomena like
ESP, palmistry, and telepathy—
are generally (although not necessarily) scientifically untrue.
Acting on these two beliefs,
the BC Skeptics investigate reports of paranormal phenomena
and challenge psychics to prove
their claims in scientific tests.
"We simply ask them to present the evidence for the claim, to
state clearly under what conditions they can produce the phenomenon they claim to be able to
produce, and if they can do it under
scientifically controlled conditions. If so we offer them a fair test
of their abilities, and we will endorse anybody who passes" our
test—it's just that nobody has
done so yet."
Because paranormal phenomena are not logically impossible, Beyerstein insists that he
approaches every new claim with
an open, if skeptical, mind. But he
thinks his skepticism is well justified.
"In the past where we've seen
people make claims about certain
paranormal beliefs or abilities or
whatever, they haven't panned
out, so I'm not overly optimistic
when I run across a new claim that
this one will pan out—but I try to
Paranormalist buster Dale Beyerstein
keep an open enough mind so that
if there is something in this claim,
I'll discover it."
Many people are predisposed to
believe psychics because "most of
us lead very humdrum lives," said
Beyerstein. Psychics promise to
help us find that special something within ourselves; ironically,
they prevent us from discovering
that very thing, he said.
"I believe that most people are
in fact special, that they do have
abilities or talents that do set
them out from everybody else, if
only they care to exercise those
talents." What is "ironic" is that
people are too busy pursuing bogus dreams to spend time developing their real talents, he said.
Beyerstein said he helped
found the BC Skeptics not only to
indulge his passion for Truth but
also because he thinks the organization can protect the public in a
more practical way.
"People lose out on
jobs, they lose out on
promotions, all
because of the way
they make the loop
on their 'j'."
"For example, in the medical
field a lot of paranormal health
cures are really very serious.
There are claims being made for
homeopathy, for chiropractic, for
other kinds of health cures that
will at least prevent people from
getting medical treatment that
would work."
Another potentially dangerous "pseudo-science" is graphology, or handwriting analysis,
which is sometimes used to screen
job applicants, said Beyerstein.
(Think twice before submitting a
job application requiring a handwritten letter. "People lose out on
jobs, they lose out on promotions,
all because of the way they make
the loop on their 'j'.")
Discrediting graphologists
has always been a priority of the
BC Skeptics, and as a result of
their initiative, five BC municipalities, as well as the Vancouver
school board, have discontinued
the practice. The Langley and
Chilliwack city councils continue
to employ graphologers to analyse
job applications.
BC graphologers have all
"chickened out" when challenged
to prove their talents under scientifically controlled conditions, but
a Toronto woman who "does have
the courage of her convictions" has
agreed to take the test, said Beyerstein.
The test will be very simple,
he said. "We're going to get 25
subjects to write out a piece of
han d wri ti ng, copi ed from a book or
magazine so they all copy out the
same piece, we're going to submit
these 25 handwriting samples to
the graphologer, she will construct
a personality profile for each ofthe
25 samples, and we will take all 25
personality profiles and give them
to each subject, and the subject
will be asked to pick out his or her
own from the 25.
"Success in this enterprise
will be subjects picking out their
own profile at a level that is beyond what you would expect by
chance, which would be five out of
25 in this case."
Although he expects her to fail
the test, Beyerstein respects the
sincerity and honesty of the
Toronto graphologer. He thinks
less ofthe locals: "The fact that the
BC graphologers have refused to
participate in this test leads us to
wonder whether they're not aware
ofthe fact that what they've got is
a sham."
Beyerstein thinks that after
peaking in the late seventies, belief in the paranormal "is on a
slight decline." He is optimistic
that skepticism will ultimately
win out over the psychics.
"One always hopes to find
rationality in the world—that's
the least skeptical part of our program."
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September 16,1988 FEATURE
#% _    .   U2, Glass, Wagner, Newton
CamelOt_ Swing and The Word ...
By T.H. Heathrow
Camelot is an international
aid organization which focuses
on social didacticism. A band of
versatile musicians, writers, photographers and people form the
core. The writers and photographers capture elements unseen
by the daily eye, and the music
relays it all—completely.
Research into education and its
relationship to the socio-economi-
cal circumstances of an environment and "people' give motivation to the work of the band.
It was originally conceived of
as an idea to give Canada an internationally recognized musical
force, but experiences have
humbled the
egos of its members: "We now
know what we
truly want, and
know that it is
possible." Academic input is
always welcomed.
The people
or entities alluded to in this
article have directed the band
to its realization
with the work
they have done
on this planet.
Powaqqatsi n., an entity, a way
of life, which consumes the life
forces of other beings in order to
further its own life.
Universality n., "When you meet
or speak of someone, and you do
not judge that individual by categorizing the character in some
book, movie, or learned precept. It
is not comparing someone with
people or situations you have
known; it is to understand human
needs, not to look for credentials."
Where The Streets Have No
Name (Names withheld for the
sake of universality)
On location in the streets of a
lost world, plagued by social injustices, we find the latest happenings of Camelot.
I was sent to this land where poverty is associated with darkness of
skin, and education is not respected by those who own. Education is lower caste.
I set up a sampling station at
the busiest intersection of the
business district to do a statistical
evaluation of the environment. It
In the Third World
"When you meet or
speak of someone, and
you do not judge that
individual by categorizing the character in
some book, movie, or
learned precept. It is
not comparing someone
with people or situations you have known;
it is to understand
human needs, not to
look for credentials.
- Camelot
is there I would befriend several
children and older members ofthe
poor who are allowed to wash the
windshields of cars with their red
rags or sell their merchandise -ia
this district. Having grabbed a
Coca Cola to drink, I began to
speak with the hot dog vendor's
nephew - a red rag kid. Never in
my life did I imagine that I would
come face to face with the Little
Jewel ofthe Nile
Day by day, I would learn
much from the Little Prince and of
my own prejudices. An orphan is
someone not
having had parenting. This
street was filled
with orphans. I
have gotten to
know many.
The Little
Prince washes
the windshields
ofthe richer for a
minimum five
hours a day, so
that he can afford to buy notebooks to write in.
He has a keen
interest in education. He can afford one notebook after one month.
My heart just dropped when he
spent a portion of his earnings to
buy me some fruit.
I asked him if he would like to
come to my land someday. He
replied, "Can you bring my big
brother instead? He has a tougher
life." The Little Prince has 13
In this land, many things go
wrong and stay wrong. There is no
knowledge of otherwise. At the
heart of this district is a castlelike, five-star historical hotel
which has become the social center
for foreigners and people who own.
In the courtyard there is a swimming pool, pavilion, and dance
floor. It is here that I had wished
before—in my naive ideals—to
bring orphans for a night to see
Camelot perform. It would expand
their imaginations so that they
could have something to build on.
I found a better place, however. The city had a public theater
that had an art display, and highly
ornamented halls (things that
would mean more to them than to
There is one problem, how
ever. In this land the poor are not
considered 'public'. My mind continues to work on strategy.
Crossing the line: What any
one can do to fight apartheid
All my life I had been trying to
break barriers of absurdity. It was
my last weekend in this land. The
moment had come.
A special event by sheer luck
had come my way. The top school
of the city was about to put on an
aqua ballet. It had free admission.
I quickly left the hotel and ran
across the street to where the
Little Prince was working. I invited him to come. "But I have to
work so I can buy books,"he said. It
was his slowest hour. I offered to
pay him the amount he would have
earned in his absence.
He still replied, "But I have to
work..." After some more coaxing,
he finally agreed to go for 15 minutes.
I then had
to convince him
to change his
shoes and shirt
into the beach
sandals and a
clean shirt I
had brought for
He replied, "But I
have my own
shoes and
shirt...see?" I
told him with
urgency that in
order to get in,
he had to
change. He replied, "But that is stupid!" I held
his hand and ran reflexively to-
"You have a life. That is
the difference between
you and everyone here.
You can leave anytime;
we are stuck. You have
the freedom to go anywhere you want... and
even to visit places
where people cannot
leave. You have the freedom to leave that which
you do not like. We are
chained." - Mafia
ward the hotel. Ididnot know ifin-
troducing him to an alien world
would be good for him. I had my
hat on. I even put a pair of shades
on him. He looked pretty funny.
He was right; it was stupid.
I brought the Little Prince
into the Juggernaut - a day Fll
never forget.
We made our way to the pavilion, and I ordered two Cokes. The
woman serving us smiled when
she saw the Little Frince. Suddenly the Little FYince shouted,
"Oh my God, are you trying to kill
me?!" There were ice cubes in his
glass. The beverage was too cold
for his throat. In his neighborhood, there is no refrigeration.
He was anxious to see the
show. I found a spot away from the
front (hoping not to be noticed).
His eyes were moving constantly. I
saw awe and curiosity like never
before. My heart was still in fear.
He was the only dark skinned one
there. I was intimidated; he was
not. He wanted to move closer.
Next to him stood a well
dressed boy taking pictures with a
camera of his. It was remarkable
contrast. The Little Prince stared
at him in curiosity. The ballet had
started. I directed the Little
FVince away from the boy to the
show. Everyone there had so much
in their possession. How could an
aqua ballet exist here with millions starving outside?
The Little Prince: My Last
Sunday came. I had told the
lifeguard that I would bring my
"son" and that he was of this land.
We then went through the same
routine: change of shoes, shirt,
and a pair of shades that were
much too big for him. We made our
way into the changeroom. I directed him to the shower stall. He
stood thera staring. There are no
showers in his world - oversight on
my part again. He was amazed
when I showed him how the faucet
The Little
FVince had fun
dunking his head
into the water,
always coming up
smiling. I tried to
give him swimming lessons.
When he was out
of the pool, he
would pick up one
of my books, and
be amazed that
words could be put
on a page.
A guard walked
by and said, "Your
kid?" I got nervous. He then gave
him a thumbs up (a symbol of welfare continued on page 20
Tuesday, September 20th. 12:30 p.m.
For those interested, there will be a talk on the High Holidays
1:00 p.m. in our library
.AN evening of polish
Co-sponsored by Hillel and the Polish Students Assoc.
Thursday, September 22, 12:30 p.m.
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September 16,1988
THE UBYSSEY/9 BoWe: Portra
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By Chris Wiesinger
n artist can't be expected to talk down to
people. That is the problem with a lot of art.
Ifyou want to make money, you lower your art," says
Bolek Weslowski emphatically as he peers across the
table at me.
If people want to get something out of art, if they
want to experience pleasure, he stresses, they must be
prepared to think through what they are experiencing.
Bolek's striking steel blue eyes, recessed into a
gaunt face topped by a shock of dark blonde hair,
reveal an individual who has seen and experienced
more than the average artist. The thirty-eight
year old student, who is now pursuing a film
diploma at UBC left his native Poland four
years ago—mostly for political reasons, he
says, but also to find a new place to live.
"You cannot live in Poland. The model
of living offered there didn't suit the way I
pictured my life. For some people this
model works—that's why communism
At University M. Curie Sklodowska in
Lublin, Bolek pursued a law degree
and dabbled in theatre. After graduation, his career in law was a short
one, spanning only three weeks.
"I decided it wasn't for me," he
says of his decision to drop the career in
1974. The integrity of the theoretical
world of law studies, he found, was not
         matched in the real world of practice.
"In some sense, sometimes, you have to
be dishonest as a lawyer," he continues,
his brow furrowed. "In Poland too much
emphasis was placed on influence and
connections. You can be a good lawyer,
but ifyou don't compromise your
integrity by allowing yourself to be
influenced you won't move up."
"Who knows," he says, his face relaxing and breaking into a grin, "maybe
the desire for theatre was all along
stronger than the desire for law." He
spent the following years working with
an avant garde theatre group called
Theatre Grupa Chwilowa, based in
Chwilowa is a polish word which,
roughly translated, means 'moment'.
The name ofthe group reflected the
idea that its six members didn't know
how long their experiment
in theatre would last. The
group was based on
impulse—"Let's go make
some theatre now," he says
of its philosophy. There
was no long range plan for
the group, he emphasizes,
but there was a great deal
of discipline. As it happened, the theatrical
moment of Theatre Grupa
Chwilowa lasted ten years
and gained an international
reputation in Europe.
But if the main inter-
estistheatre, whatis behind
the turn to pencil, paper and
two dimensions? Bolek explains that when he came to
Canada, his inability to
speak English caused him to
seek another outlet for ex
pression.   Graphic art, he found, lent
itself to exploring his self, the society
around   him,   and
the culture he had
left behind the iron
He says he was
disappointed by
Toronto's avant
garde theatre
scene. "To compare
the North American avant garde
scene with that of
Europe," he says,
"is to compare
Stanislawski and
"Most of the
things which are
happening now in
the United States
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September 16,1988 Carney
A IDS -fighting the disease
AIDS has touched the lives of
many of us in Vancouver Centre,
and fighting AIDS has been a
top priority of the Progressive
Conservative government. My
office has always been open to
those concerned about AIDS,
and the government has done
everything to assist community
organizations and researchers to
fight the disease.
On a national level, Health
Minister Jake Epp announced in
1986 that he had committed $36
million to AIDS research, public-
education, and community support groups. Earlier this year, he
announced that the government
would add an additional $126
million to AIDS research and
prevention programs. This level
of funding is unprecedented in
Canadian history and demonstrates its commitment to
fighting the disease.
On a local level, in 1985, I announced a $150,000 contribution
over two years to AIDS Vancouver. We doubled that contribution to $150,000 per year in 1987,
and recently continued funding
at this level for 1988.
In addition, we have provided
approximately $100,000 in job
training grants, additional funding for the PWA Coalition, the
first government funding for the
Foundation for Immune Diseases, a further $500-750,000 for
the new viral testing lab, and over
$1 million in research funds to St.
Pauls Hospital and U.B.C.
Pat. You're very special. You've always been there for
us. You're the person who took the AIDS issue to
caucus, to cabinet, and to the inner cabinet. You've
been the point person for community-based groups in
this riding.
— Brian Peel, Executive Director, AIDS Vancouver
Hugh Pickett, Pat, Lois Milsom and Arthur Erickson at an
arts dinner for Princess Margaret.
A rts and festival funding
Since 1984, the federal government has increased its financial
support for almost every arts
organization and festival in the
city, and has allocated major
funding for capital projects as
Festival funding has tripled
since 1984 from less than
$500,000 to more than $1.5
million last year, enabling the
Children's Festival, the Jazz
Festival, the Fringe Festival, and
the International Film Festival to
offer low ticket prices and a
wider variety of programming.
We provided $168 million for
EXPO 86 and an additional $3
million for centennial celebrations and special local EXPO
performances. We greatly increased job training funds for
arts organizations to over $2
million since 1984, and we provided sustaining grants and
special emergency funding for
major institutions like the Art
Gallery and VSO.
Federal funding for capital
projects have included $5 million
for Science World, $750,000 for
civic theatres, $500,000 for the
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Gardens. $500,000 for the Aquarium,
$400,000 for the Chinese Cultural Centre, and $150,000 for the
Pacific Cine Centre.
On behalf of the Vancouver Playhouse, I would like to
express my sincere thanks for the assistance you...have
provided to us. (Your) on-going support enables the
Playhouse to continue to fulfill its commitment to provide training in arts administration. This is of tremendous benefit to the Playhouse, to the arts community,
and most importantly, to those individuals who participate in the program...U is gratifying to know that
our Federal representative takes such interest in our
— Martin Bragg, Vancouver Playhouse Theatre
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for
your tremendous assistance on our behalf regarding
the China tour. Your representations to the
Department of External Affairs...have brought swift and
effective action.
— Jon Washburn, Vancouver Chamber Choir
T o my constituents,
Pat was pleased to announce the recent appointment of
Dr. David Lam as RC.'s new Lt. Governor and shared Canada
Day celebrations with him and his wife Dorothy.
A sia Pacific Initiative
The Asia Pacific Initiative (or
API) was created in 1986 to develop Vancouver and British
Columbia as Canada's Asia Pacific Centre for Trade, Commerce
and Travel. While the U.S. is still
our largest trading partner, trade
with Asia Pacific countries is increasing rapidly. In fact, this
region boasts some of the world's
most rapidly expanding economies. Many of our children's
jobs will depend upon how well
Canada sells itself in the Pacific-
The API has a mandate to
coordinate government efforts
and to act as a catalyst for both
private and public sector projects
in five key areas: transportation,
exports of services, tourism, international trade and finance,
and social impact and cultural
awareness. API committees are
headed by some ofthe province's
most noted business people including David Lam, Arthur Hara, Nancy Greene-Raine, and
Graham Clark, all of whom are
volunteering their time and ideas
to develop Vancouver's Asia
Pacific potential.
Over the past month, I have attempted to answer questions which you — my constituents in Vancouver Centre
— have asked me at Neighbourhood Nights, in letters, or
when you have met me on the street or in a restaurant.
In past issues of The Carney Report / answered questions in detail on the Free Trade Agreement, told you about
some ofthe work I have done in the riding, and examined
the record of the government in B.C.
I believe that the government record is a good one — in
fact, a remarkable one.
We have turned around the economy, we have provided
leadership on the international scene, and we have brought
forth major pieces of social legislation.
It looks like you will soon have an opportunity to judge
for yourself whether the government has honoured its promises and whether you and the country are better off now
than in 1984.
In this Carney Report, I have summarized my stand and
my record on a wide variety of issues — issues which you
have asked me to address over the past four years.
I hope you will take the time to read this supplement and
judge the government record for yourself.
Pat Carney, P.C, M.P.
Vancouver Centre
B usiness and building boom
Signs of a healthier economy
can be seen everywhere as one
travels around the Vancouver
Centre riding. Robson Street has
been totally rebuilt, Pacific Centre has expanded once again,
Denman and Davie Streets are
crowded day and night, and 4th
Avenue and Broadway are
booming. New office and apartment towers are mushrooming
on Granville slopes and condominiums seem to grow up
overnight in Fairview.
What a difference from 1984
when the construction industry
was at a standstill, thousands of
construction workers sat idle,
many homeowners were filing
for bankruptcy, and retail outlets
stood empty. The federal government cannot take all the credit
for this revitalized economy, but
it can rightfully take some of it.
We put into place economic-
policies which created a climate
of optimism. We lowered interest
rates, allowing thousands of
men, women, and families to buy
their first home. We lowered inflation and lowered the deficit.
These economic policies have
resulted in major economic
growth in B.C. Retail sales are up
over 41 percent from 1984. Housing starts are up 54 percent.
Manufacturing shipments are up
71 percent and exports are up 82
percent. All this in just four
Pat has been in the centre of major cabinet decisions on such
issues as energy accords and free trade.
When I was Minister of Trade in Mr. Trudeau's government, I (began) initiating free trade talks with the U.S.
on a sector by sector basis...But I have come to the
conclusion that the present free trade project is a more
meaningful, courageous, and important undertaking
than our more limited negotiations.
— Gerald Regan,
former Liberal Minister of Trade
BC -getting its share
"B.C. is not getting its share of
federal spending"
One hears this claim often.
But is it just rhetoric? What are
the facts?
Under former governments,
this was definitely the situation,
one which I as Minister sought to
change when the P.C. government was elected in 1984. And
there have been changes—significant ones.
If you compare the amounts
spent by the federal government
in Vancouver and B.C. between
1984-86 compared with 1982-84,
the increase is dramatic. The
Conservatives steered an extra
$500 million to B.C. and increased spending by such departments
as Agriculture, CEIC, Energy,
and Public Works by over 41 percent. Some examples include:
—CIDA increased its funding to
B.C. from $45 million under the
Liberals from 1982-84 to $127
million from 1984-86, a 180 percent increase.
—the Federal Business Development Bank increased its funding
63 percent from $165 million to
$270 million.
—Public Works (major projects)
increased   from  $101   to  $172
—Secretary of State increased its
funding to B.C. from $506 to
$683 million in this period.
Almost $2 billion in federal
funds were allocated in programs
to diversify B.C's economy and
help to create tens of thousands
of new jobs, including:
—a $268 million high tech contract for Microtel Ltd. in
—$320 million to North Vancouver's Versatile Pacific to build
the new Polar 8 icebreaker.
—tens of millions of dollars to
Richmond's MacDonald Dettwiler Ltd. to enable the company
to share in the $750 million Rad-
arsat remote satellite sensing
—$300 million to the ERDA
(Economic Regional Development Agreement) with specific-
allocations for forestry, mining,
agriculture, small business and
—$13.5 million for the new For-
intek Forest Engineering Research Institute of Canada at
—continuing talks for a Pacific-
Energy Accord, as well as important deregulation measures
which have allowed gas and oil
producers to greatly expand and
capture new markets.
—$263 million for EXPO 86,
Canada Place, the Trade and
Convention   Centre   and   the
Cruise ship Terminal.
—$208   milllion   for   salmon
—$79 million to upgrade the
Cominco smelter.
—$100 million for the Yellow-
head Highway.
—$69 million to upgrade the
Port of Vancouver.
—$21 million for the VIA Rail
Maintenance yards.
—$35 million for the Vancouver
Airport, and tens of millions of
dollars from the Western Diversification Fund, D.R.I.E. and
other agencies to develop new
industries in the province.
If British Columbians want the kind of prosperity that
Ontario enjoys, then it has to have the kind of
manufacturing bases that Ontario has, and this is
possible only with free trade legislation.
— Liberal B.C. Senator Van Roggen
Special Advertising Feature C Ihild care
[Cj^p housing
The government has committed $6.4 billion to a national
program of flexible and quality
daycare which will provide an additional 200,000 child care spaces
over the next seven years. This is
nearly double the present number of spaces.
The new Child Care Strategy
comprises three elements:
— S2.3 billion in new tax assistance for families with receipted
child care expenses.
—$100 million in the Child Care
Initiatives Fund, and
—$4 billion to assist provincial
governments   to   develop   the
200,000 new child care spaces.
Although some critics say this
funding is not enough, it represents   a   serious  commitment.
And, as the Prime Minister said
recently, "We cannot do overnight what was not done for 20
Pat joined Mayor Campbell at the opening of the new $28
million Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal and boarded the
'Woordam" for a tour of rhe luxury vessel.
C onventions and cruise ships
B.CAs convention, cruise ship,
and tourism industry has grown
tremendously since the last election, due in large part to major
funding and support from the
federal government. The industry generates hundreds of
millions of dollars in revenue and
has created thousands of new
T:ie cruise ship terminal, for
instance, generates approximately $"'5 million in annual revenue
and employs approximately
5,000 workers in stevedoring,
fuel and food supply, transportation and tour companies, and
in the hotel industry. The Trade
and Convention Centre generates
about $375 million in revenue
and again creates thousands of
new jobs.
Federal funding has included:
—$168 million for EXPO 86 and
Canada Place.
—$28 million for the new cruise
ship terminal.
—$18 million to turn the Canada
Pavilion   into   the   Vancouver
Trade and Convention Centre.
—$20 million to host the Commonwealth Conference.
—$7  million  for the Victoria
Convention Centre, and
—millions of dollars from the
Tourism E.R.D.A. to assist the
tourism   industry   with   new
marketing strategies.
D efense
Recently the government announced plans to modernize and
upgrade Canada's defense forces.
I or many years prior to 1984,
former governments had failed
to allocate reasonable funding
for this purpose and Canada's
reputation within NATO had
fallen. We simply were not pulling our own weight within the
alliance which has kept the peace
for over 40 years.
Canada's defenses had become a joke.
All of the new equipment
which has been ordered is conventional in nature. It includes 12
new frigates currently under construction and four destroyers being modernized, new sonar
systems, minesweepers, ship-
borne helicopters and an expanded fleet of maritime patrol
aircraft as well as trucks, tanks
and communications equipment. Most ofthe equipment is
being manufactured in Canada,
creating thousands of jobs across
the country.
Canada in no way has changed policy regarding nuclear
weapons. None of the new
equipment will carry or deploy
any nuclear weapons.
What about nuclear
The recent defense white
paper has recommended that
Canada purchase 10 to 12 new
submarines   which   will   be
One of the greatest needs of all
Canadians is for decent housing.
The government recognizes that
not everyone can afford market-
priced housing, especially in an
expensive area like downtown
Vancouver. Since 1984, the Progressive Conservative government has committed over $25
million to build decent housing
for -jingle parent families, seniors, and the disabled in Vancouver Centre. Many ofthe developments are unique and very
interesting, including:
-Creekview Co-op at the en-
powered and propelled by steam
generated by a small nuclear
reactor. While the government
recognizes that many Canadians
oppose this decision, we feel that
the facts have not been presented
The submarines will nut carry
nuclear weapons. The reactor —
which has only two percent of
the power of a typical CANDU
reactor used in many parts of
Canada to generate electricity —
will be used to produce steam
which will propel the subs and
allow them to patrol Canada's
vast coastline at high speeds
w ithout hav ing to re-surface. The
submarines will be able to travel
completely under the Arctic
icecap, and will assist Canada in
establishing and maintaining its
sovereignty in that region.
The cost of each submarine
will be approximately one and
one-half times that of a conventional submarine, but the new
subs will be much more versatile
and cost-efficient. Part ofthe increased cost will be offset by
cancellation of a future frigate
replacement program. Evidence
also is clear that the nuclear-
powered subs are safe. The U.S.,
for instance, has acquired 3.000
reactor years of operating experience over the past 34 years,
but there has never been an accident which has released any
hazardous radiation to the environment.
trance to Granville Island with
special apartments for six
quadraplegic young men.
-Barclay Heritage Square restoration of six historic homes.
-Yaletown extended care residence for seniors.
- Kitsilano's INTI Housing
- Scores of new housing units
on Powell and Cordova Streets
which have transformed the
Downtown Eastside, and many
other projects throughout the
E conomic growth
Llid you know that over the
pasl four years, Canada has led
the entire western econoiric
block (the O.IACAD.) in per cap'ta
economic growth and job cixa-
tion, and that this is a complete
reversal   of  the   record   of  the
previous government? In per
capita terms, we were ahead of
Britain, France, Germany, the
U.S.A., and even Japan. For the
complete story, see other sections
of this supplement.
The Free Trade Agreement's already become part of
the fabric of business thinking and there's nothing
worse in business than turning these things on and
off...Turner is causing a lot of concern...If we were to
backtrack now...I think it would be a disaster, a very,
very serious matter.
— Laurent Thibault,
Canadian Manufacturers' Assn.
D isabled community
Rick Hansen is undoubtedly
the best known"disabled" person
in Vancouver Centre. As he
travelled around the world on his
"Man In Motion" tour. Rick
taaght all of us that we should
focus, not on a person's disability, but on his or her abilities.
The goal of the federal government is to assist people with
physical disabilities to live full
and independent lives. We do
that in a number of ways. For instance, CMHC has provided
millions of dollars to Vancouver
Centre over the past four years
for co-op housing, much of
which is specifically designed for
the disabled. The Employment
Equity Act assures that the
disabled will be considered for
federal jobs, and speeial job
training grants are targetted for
the people with a wide variety of
physical disabilities.
The government also actively
promotes attitudinal changes
toward the disabled through programs sponsored by the Secretary of State. And on a more personal note, I had the pleasure ot
appointing Rick Hansen as the
Commissioner General of the
EXPO 88 Canada Pavilion in
Brisbane, Australia.
Now that the Tour is winding down, I would like to
thank you for your commitment to the Man In Motion
World Tour. Specifically, I would like to thank you for
securing the work grants that were an instrumental
force in allowing the...Tour to stay abreast of the incredible work load that was part of it.
— Rick Hansen
D rug Patent Act
Have you ever wondered what
it would be like lo spend, let's say.
10 years of your life and millions
of research dollars to find a new
miracle drug for a disease like
AIDS and then have someone
steal your formula, copy the
drug, and make their pro'it off
your hard work and research?
Wouldn't you be outraged?
That's the situation Canada's
scientists and researchers faced
before the government introduced the new Drug Patenl Bill.
Canada was the only industrialized country which offered no
protection for inventors and
manufacturers of new drugs. As
a consequence, Canada's drug
research and manufacturing industry fell far behind countries
which have strong drug patent
protection acts, countries like
Sweden, Switzerland and Germany which opponents of our
drug patent bill usually suggest
Canada emulate.
Under the new drug patent
-future "intellectual property"
will be protected.
-all current generic drugs will
stay on the market, and future
generic drugs will be allowed 7-10
years after a new drug is first
manufactured in Canada.
-current drug prices will not
rise dramatically, and have not
risen, as critics have charged.
-a new drug prices review
board will monitor prices oi all
-virtually every university and
research hospital in Canada has
supported the new act.
-an estimated 3,000 new jobs
will be created and over $1 billion
invested in Canada because of
the act.
EI nvironment issues
The government has a strong
record of achievements on environmental issues which
— establishment of five new national parks including South
Moresby for which the provincial
government was paid $106 million, the largest amount ever
committed for a park.
— the Canadian Environmental
Protection Act with tough sanctions against polluters.
— ratification of the "Montreal
Protocol" which seeks to control
and reduce by 50 percent ozone-
destroying CFC's; Canada played an important role in formulating the protocol and was
one of the first nations to ratify
— continued work on reducing
Canada's acid rain causing emissions and working closely with
the U.S. government to produce
substantive changes under the
acid rain accord.
— stricter standards for PCBs.
— lead to be eliminated from
gasoline by 1992.
— specific amendments to prohibit the sale of water in its
natural state and the large-scale
diversion of Canada's rivers.
— $8.6 million grant to the
GVRD for the new energy-from-
waste garbage disposal plant in
Pat was thrilled that Prince Charles was able to meet seniors
at Gordon House.
E xpo86
The federal government invested $263 million in EXPO 86
and Canada Place, showcasing
Canadian technology, goods and
services, and arts and culture.
This investment has shown immediate financial return for Vancouver and B.C. Not onlv was the
Canada Pavilion a highlight of
EXPO, attracting millions of
visitors from around the world,
but Canada Place is now generating hundreds of millions of
dollars and creating thousands
of jobs in the cruise ship, convention, and tourism industries.
F oreign relations
Along with a devastated
economy, the former Liberal
government left us with a
diminished role on the international scene, one which the P.C.
government sought to restore.
And we have not only restored.
but greatly enhanced our international reputation. For instance, our government:
— strengthened our Commonwealth ties by hosting the Commonwealth Conference in Van
couver and providing leadership
on such issues as apartheid,
distance learning, and medicine.
— strengthened ties with francophone nations by hosting the
Francophone Conference in
— hosted and provided leadership at the Economic Summit in
Toronto, and
— developed the Asia Pacific Initiative to enhance Vancouver as
Canada's pacific centre for trade,
commerce and travel.
F ree Trade - securing a
The Free Trade Agreement (or,
FTA as it is often referred to) is
just that. It is a trade agreement
which opens up doors of economic opportunity for Canada by
eliminating tariffs and securing
access to the U.S. market.
In a nutshell, the agreement
— secure access to the world's
largest market for Canadian
resources, manufactured goods
and services.
— phase out all tariffs within 10
— cut costs and lower prices for
all consumers.
— help Canada to compete by
lowering production costs and
developing economies of scale.
— encourage investment in all
sectors of the economy.
— create hundreds of thousands
of new jobs across the country as
businesses expand.
— set innovative rules for trade-
in services such as computing
and telecommunications.
— case border crossing for Canadian professionals working in
the U.S., and
— provide a period of adjustment and financial assistance to
industries which may be adversely affected by the agreement.
Will free trade hurt Canada's
cultural programs?
Absolutely not. In fact, free
trade will probably help to support a healthier and more vibrant
cultural community. Cultural industries are specifically exemp-
The Consumers' Association of Canada, like all consumer organizations around the world, fully supports
free trade. Barriers to trade are always paid for by con-
sumers...Free trade produces choice and competition,
and gives consumers real power in the marketplace.
— Ada Brown, President
Consumers' Assn. of Canada (B.C.) The
H ealth issues
The government response to
AIDS has already been dealt
with earlier in this supplement.
Besides transferring billions of
dollars to the province for B.Cs
health care system, the federal
government has also:
— launched a major teenager
anti-smoking campaign.
— enacted  legislation  to end
cigarette advertising, and
— launched a major anti-drug
H eritage preservation
The federal government has
provided funding for many
heritage preservation projects
over the years, helping to retain
many of Vancouver's significant
public buildings. Recently 1 had
the pleasure of announcing a
major heritage award for Sinclair
Centre, the old main post office
building at Hastings and Gran-
v ille which has been restored bv
the federal government at a cost
of over $50 million.
I also try to assist smaller
restoration projects with federal
funding, such as the buildings in
the West End's Barclay Heritage
Square. Six turn-of-the-century
homes were restored by CMHC
and a Challenge 88 grant has
helped restore Roedde House.
July I, 1987 was an exciting day for Paulina \iechcial (left)
and Sofiane Benaissa (right). Last year on Canada Day. they
became two of Canada's youngest new citizens.
I mmigration and refugees
As Vancouver Centre's M.P., I
look forward to Canada Day
because it gives me the opportunity to welcome hundreds of
new Canadians to our country.
Virtually all of us or out-
ancestors emigrated to Canada,
many as refugees from political,
racial, or religious persecution.
We came from Europe, from
Asia, from Africa, from the
Pacific, and the Americas.
Our government welcomes
new Canadians. We recognize
that, in order for Canada to grow
and prosper and to sustain our
population, we need immigration from all parts of the world.
We also recognize that there
are some who would abuse Canada's immigration and refugee
policies and enter Canada illegally. These abuses have out
raged Canadians of all races and
all walks of life, many of whom
demanded stricter controls.
Almost two years ago, our
government introduced legislation designed to stop abuses to
the system. We wanted a fair
mechanism which would quickly determine who were legitimate
refugees and who were simply indiv iduals wishing to jump the
immigration queue.
Despite the wishes of, we
believe, that vast majority of
Canadians, the opposition parties and the unelected Liberal-
dominated Senate held up the
legislation for well over a year.
Recently, the legislation was
finally passed, but it will still take
months before some aspects of
the' legislation can be implemented.
bright future for our children
ted from the agreement and the
prosperity which will result from
free trade will enable all regions
of the country to better support
cultural institutions and
Ontario, for instance, has virtual free trade with the U.S.
already. Former free trade
agreements like the Auto Pact
have not hurt Ontario's cultural
community in any way.
Indeed, Ontario has the
healthiest and wealthiest arts
community in the country. 1
want that same prosperity for
B.C. and all regions of Canada.
Does the FTA threaten our social
Once again, no, it definitely
does not. From the outset, it was
clearly stated that social programs such as medicare were not
on the free trade table. Canada
retains the right to continue to
support its world-class social
Will free trade force us to sell our
water and resources?
The government has stated
over and over again that our
water resources are not for sale.
The FTA does not force us to sell
our water, or any other resource
for that matter. Manufactured
goods like bottled water and
compressed air are covered by the
agreement, but not water in its
natural state. To further assure
Canadians on this issue, the
government amended the agreement to specifically prohibit the
sale of water or the diversion of
lakes and rivers.
What about our energy
Under the FTA, Canada has
agreed to be a reliable source of
supply for coal, natural gas, oil,
and electrical power. In return,
the U.S. has agreed to be a reliable customer for those natural
resources, some of which were
threatened by protectionism.
Canada still sets the price for
energy and determines the
amount it will sell to the U.S. In
times of extreme crisis, Canada
has agreed to continue to share
its resources on a proportional
basis with the U.S. This policy
was introduced by the Trudeau
government during the OPEC
crisis in the 70's and will be continued under the FTA.
I international trade
If one were to listen solely to
opposition leaders or opponents
of free trade, one would undoubtedly get the impression
that the Tory government had
abandoned Canada's international trade and was concentrating totally on the free trade
How ridiculous! Nothing
could be farther from the truth.
The Free Trade Agreement
(FTA) is only one component in
the Two-Track Trade Policy
which our government has been
pursuing since 1984. While we
have been negotiating the FTA,
we have also been aggressively
promoting trade with Pacific
Rim, European, Commonwealth, and other trading
The results of this aggressive
marketing and promotion are
clearly evident. Canada has
significantly increased its trade
with Asia Pacific countries and
has seen record investment from
all parts of the world.
The Prime Minister, other
cabinet ministers and M.Rs, and
I personally have attended scores
of international trade meetings.
We have played an increasingly
important  role in GATT,  and
particularly in the "Cairns
Group" of nations seeking new
rules for agricultural trade.
I, for instance, was asked to
give the keynote speech at the
40th Anniversary of the GATT
(General Agreement on Tariffs
and Trade) in recognition of the
important and widely-praised initiative called the Free Trade
We cooperated closely with the
Province of B.C. to develop the
Asia Pacific Initiative. We funded the Canada Pavilion which
showcased Canadian technology
and goods. We pushed for an International Financial Centre for
In addition, since 1986, the
Prime Minister has hosted over
100 nations attending the Francophone Summit, the Commonwealth Conference, and the
Economic Summit. Canada was
the only nation which was a
.member of all three summits. As
Chairman, the Prime Minister
assumed a pivotal role in current
international relations.
We nave not neglected our international trade obligations, but
rather have enhanced them greatly in the past four years.
Pat took time out from important GATT talks in New Zealand
to help promote B.C. and Canadian goods "Down Under."
J obs, jobs, jobs
"Outrageous election hyperbole!"
This is what the media reported about Brian Mulroney's promise during the 1984 election
campaign to create 800.000 new
jobs in the next four years.
Little did they know that the
actual number of jobs which
would be created in Canada
from 1984 to 1988 would be over
1,300,000, over 50 percent higher
than the Prime Minister promised. Unemployment has dropped
from over 11 percent to under
eight percent, and almost 80 percent of those jobs have been full-
J ob training
Since 1984, the government
has totally overhauled federal
job training programs. Rather
than just "make work;' the programs actually train the
workforce for new job
Hundreds of businesses and
community and arts organiza-
M eechLake
In 1984, Brian Mulroney promised national reconciliation.
He promised to bring Quebec
back into the constitution so that
other Canadians could dialogue
with this important Canadian
province and solve mutual problems. Pierre Trudeau was un-
time, completely reversing the
record of the former
On a per capita basis, this is
the highest job creation in the
entire OECD.
In B.C., the situation was
much worse. In 1984, unemployment was 15.1 percent. Today it
stands at 10 percent and under
nine percent in Vancouver. Youth
employment, which stood at over
18 percent, is now under 12 percent. While this is still too high,
it is a 33 percent reduction in just
four years and a far cry from the
devastating situation left us by
the Liberals.
tions and thousands of trainees
have benefitted from these training programs. B.C. has also
significantly increased its share
of the funding. For instance, 15
percent of the total amount of
the Challenge 88 summer student employment program was
allocated to B.C. this year.
able to accomplish this task. Our
government not only negotiated
the Meech Lake Accord, but
received the overwhelming support of most M.Ps, both opposition leaders, and virtually all of
the Premiers.
P ornography legislation
Many Canadians have been
concerned that pornography
which depicts violence against
women and sex with children is
available in Canada. The government introduced legislation
which would outlaw such por
nography, but some felt that the     an election.
legislation was too comprehensive, outlawing pornographic
materials which were acceptable
to the majority of Canadians.
This legislation has not been
enacted into law and will be
reviewed by the government after
Pat presented a cheque for $500,000 to Mr. Ron Shon.
President     of    the    Dr.     Sun      Vat-Sen     Gardens.
M ulticulturalism
Dr. David Lam, B.CAs newly
appointed Lt. Governor, recently stated that multiculturalism
does not mean that we merely
tolerate our ethnic differences,
but that we celebrate them and
our heritage. Recently the government passed the Canadian
Multiculturalism Act which does
just that.
On the one hand, the act encourages Canadians of all ethnic-
origins to celebrate their heritage,
something we do well already.
Ukrainian dancers, Chinese dragon boat races, Japanese festivals, Highland Games, Greek
Days — all contribute to our rich
On the other hand, the act also
ensures that there will be substantive changes in the makeup
of our society, and that members
of multicultural groups will tase
their rightful place in mainstream society, assuming roles of
leadership on federal boards, in
the courts, and hopefully in politics as well. To that end, I, for instance, had the pleasure of appointing Angela Kan. the executive director of SUCCESS, as
a Citizenship Court Judge, the
first Chinese Canadian woman
from western Canada to be so
N eighbourhood houses
Vancouver Centre's neighbourhood houses provide a wide
range of services to residents of
all ages. I visit them often and,
as their M.P., try to assist them
where possible. Some of my activities on their behalf have
— funding the construction crew
to build the new Gordon House.
— funding the training programs
for street kids (administered b\
Gordon House), for women upgrading their computer skills (at
Kits House), and for seniors (at
411 Seniors' Centre and other
— securing major increases in
Challenge student hiring funds
to enable all the neighbourhood
houses and community centres
to provide day camp, theatre,
recreational, and other activ ities
dining the summer
Pat stopped by Kits House recently to say hello to the new
Director, Joanne Haramia (right) and Program Director,
Lorraine St. Martin (left).
P eace and disarmament
Everyone approaches the issue
of peace and disarmament in his
or her own way.
We march for peace. We pray
for peace. We demonstrate for
peace. We negotiate for peace.
Our government believes that
it is important to maintain
strategic alliances like NATO to
prevent war. We believe that
Canada can play — and has
played — an important role, by
continuing to strongly support
the alliance which has kept the
peace for over 40 years, while at
the same time continuing to prohibit nuclear weapons on our
soil. We have encouraged, in
every way possible, the U.S.A.
and the U.S.S.R. to begin to
reduce arsenals of nuclear
Recently, the first significant
reduction and elimination of
nuclear weapons was negotiated,
to the credit of both President
Reagan and General Secretary
Gorbachev. We believe that
Canada's policies and principles
had a hand in making this reduction possible. Carney
Pat always represents the government at Remembrance Day
ceremonies and then tours the Legions to talk with veterans.
P overty
A common complaint about
the Mulroney government is that
il is a "bottom line" government,
one which is supposedly more
concerned about big business
than about the problems faced
by the poor. Those complaints
are disheartening for all of us in
this government which have
worked so hard to improve the
lot of lower income Canadians.
Our government has done
much to deviate poverty in our
country. If there is a "bottom
line" for this government, it is
lhat all Canadians should have
an opportunity to find a job,
ow n a home, and have hope that
their children will have a better
What has the Progressive-
Government done for lower income residents in Canada?
lor one thing, it has created
jobs. Over 1.3 million new jobs
since 1984, and 80 percent of
them have been full-time.
140,000 of those new jobs have
been in B.C. Over 525,000Cana
dians have crossed over the
poverty line, including 193,000
children and 41,000 seniors.
It has reduced inflation to
below four percent in Vancouver,
keeping prices of consumer
goods much lower and helping
seniors and families to plan
It has spent tens of millions of
dollars on co-op housing in Vancouver Centre, and in ridings
across the country, funding
which has provided decent housing for thousands of seniors and
lower income Canadians.
It has provided billions of
dollars in job training funds to
re-train the workforce for new
job opportunities, and to provide
community organizations and
businesses with funds to hire new
And it has supported community organizations like the
Vancouver Food Bank with
funds for staff to continue
operations while the economy
The organizations you chose to receive financial
assistance are among the most important in the
community service area...the Food Bank Society, the
Vancouver Eastside Educational Enrichment Society, and
the Britannia Community Services Society.,.1 applaud the
excellent representation we receive from you and your
staff. The City is better served for your involvement.
— Mayor Gordon Campbell
P rostitution
Many Vancouver Centre residents remember when prostitution threatened to wreck our
community. I was there with
Mayor Mike Harcourt, Gordon
Price, and many other residents
who joined together to fight this
problem, since the former Liberal government refused to do
Soon after the P.C. government was elected in 1984, we in-
introduced legislation which
banned street soliciation in residential areas. This legislation was
passed, and while the courts have
been lenient on prostitutes and
their clients, the West End and
4th Avenue are free of them.
S cience World
Did you v isit the Dinosaur exhibit at Science World this summer? If so, you saw first hand
some of your federal tax dollars
in action, lor years, I was able to
assist the Arts, Science and Tech
nology Centre with federal fun-
, ding for school and other pro
grams, but was very pleased
when cabinet approved $5 million for the new Science World.
Now students and visitors from
all parts of B.C., Canada, and the
world will be able to explore the
wonders of science.
Thank you for your part in helping this dream come
true. Your support, enthusiasm, and hard work on our
behalf are greatly appreciated. Knowing that you had a
real interest in our project was very heartwarming.
— Barbara Brink, President
Science World
Vancouver Centre is a great
place for seniors. The riding is
blessed with many parks, good
transportation, excellent shopping, and many cultural and
social amenities. As your Member of Parliament, I have always
enjoyed working with seniors'
organizations and leaders like
Kent Lyons, Kay Stovold, and
Fred Graystone.
Over the past four years, the
government has assisted seniors
in a number of ways:
—   we   extended   the   spousal
allowance to over 85,000 widow
ed persons between 60 and 64.
— we eliminated federal taxes for
an additional 250,000 seniors.
— we have funded numerous
programs through New Horizons, Challenge, and Job Development which have provided
direct services to seniors like
home repairs, garden maintenance, recreation, and income tax
— we have provided millions of
dollars to build low-cost housing
in centres like Yaletown and the
Harry Lin Chin Seniors' Residence on Cordova Street.
Pat speaks with some ofthe students from Lord Roberts who
helped build the playground at the West End school.
T ransportation
In order for B.C. to grow and
prosper, the government has invested major funding to upgrade
the province's transportation infrastructure. Funding has
— $35 million to upgrade the
Vancouver Airport which has
allowed it to expand its operations and service many more international airlines.
— $69 million to upgrade the
Port of Vancouver, which has
just announced its record year.
— $21 million for the new VIA
railway maintenance yard.
— $320 million for the new Polar
8 icebreaker.
— $100 million to upgrade the
Yellowhead Hwy. in northern
— $16 million offered for a new
commuter rail link along the
Burrard Inlet waterfront.
If you think Pat and the government have
done a good job and wish to help
Re-elect Pat Carney
Please send your name, address & telephone number to:
Vancouver Centre P.C. Riding Assn.
P.O. Pox 4073, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 3Z6
Pat recently obtained a crucial $500,000grant which enabled
the VSO to mount audience development performances at Sea
Festival, Granville Island and Blackcomb.
V ancouver Symphony
If you attended any of the
special VSO concerts at
Blackcomb, the Sea Festival, or
Granville Island you may already
know that these concerts and
other audience development programs were paid for by a special
federal grant which I obtained
from Flora MacDonald.  This
grant of $500,000 was in addition
to sustaining funds which the
VSO already receives from the
Canada Council. I am sure that
all of us are glad that the VSO is
back in operation, and I would
urge all of you to support not only the symphony, but all of Vancouver's cultural organizations.
W est End playground
Remember the old barn-
raising work bees our grandparents talked about?
Well, there was a barn-raising
of sorts in the West End a couple of years ago. Dedicated
volunteers, students, parents,
and teachers joined together to
build a new adventure playground and children's garden at
Lord Roberts Elementary
School. 1 visited the schoolyard
in 1985 and immediatelv offered
to help.
First, my staff made some
phone calls to local business people who generously supplied
many of the building materials
for the playground. In January
of 1986, 1 announced that the
federal government would become a partner in the project by
providing a $35,000 job training
grant to the society to complete
the playground.
The Progressive Conservative
government record of honoured
promises to women is a long one
of which I am personally very
proud. In my last Carney Report
1 outlined all that we had done
for women in just four years.
Space allows me to only list these
accomplishments briefly:
— 700,000 of the 1.3 million new
jobs in Canada have gone to
women, and 80 percent of those
have been full time.
— the Employment Equity Act
has greatly increased the number
of women in managerial and executive roles in the federal
— more women than ever before
sit around the cabinet table and
hold important economic portfolios.
— the number of women appointed to federal boards, the
senate, and foreign posts has
more than doubled in four years,
and many of these positions are
as heads of Canada's major
federal agencies.
— 525,000 fewer men, women
and children are living below the
poverty line than in 1984.
— the government has announced a $6.4 billion child care program which will create an additional 200,000 quality child
spaces and allow great flexibility for parents to chose the type
of child care which suits them
f*rif -_ '* . 'WmS^ ~3 it of the artist
fhat they were doing were things I had
kperimented with ten years ago in Poland."
"Here theatre is still
drama theatre," he
says, piercing eyes
conveying intensity.
"The theatre I was
working with in Poland
was not drama theatre—we made theatre
(drama) by having
actors create their own
characters and situations." Only once the
actors had designed
the play could the
action be transcribed
onto paper.
Subject matter was
also different. European avant garde is
"versed in deeper
elings than it is in the west. Theatre
.re looks at social problems, but looks
at them only on a surface level. The Europeans dig much
deeper into society, because society is a reflection of what the
cultural character—the individual self—is all about. In the
eastern bloc especially, because of the atmosphere created by
Language was found limiting because it could not accurately convey what an actor was trying to achieve, so a
great deal of effort went into experimenting with other
forms of expression to evoke certain ideas and concepts—
for example, he says, body language, visual effects,
sounds, and even smells.
"Language is dead," he ponders. "We are losing
control of language. Is the failure of language one of
the failures of western civilization?"
"When I started to realize what theatre means
here," he proceeds, commenting on the North American necessity for commercial viability—reducing the
level of the art, as he puts it—in North America, "I
had to move to a different field."
Bolek speculates that the reason for the gap
between European and North American modern
art is caused largely by the fact that Europeans
receive a more intense education. "I used to go to
school for seven hours a day, six days a week,
and then go home and do homework." The
better education, he believes, is what makes the
European public more accepting of avant garde
"You have a richer society here," he muses,
"more alternatives, and more time, but most
people gravitate towards the easier mediums of
entertainment, like the television." Indeed, the
television culture is a frequent target of his dry,
verging on sarcastic, wit.
"People here—my friends too—find my
sarcasm annoying. 'You attack everything,' they
say. 'You are a professional offender.' Well,
maybe I offend everyone, but I start with myself."
"My point of view is that as long as I criticize
myself, I can criticize others. And ifyou want to
change others, you must start by changing yourself. As long as you are not willing to change
yourself, you have no right to change anyone
The artistic results of four years of drawing
have culminated in a volume which contains
approximately 200 completed sketches, several of
which are reproduced here.
Bolek insists that anyone who
looks at it must be prepared to
put some effort into extracting
meaning out of his work.
"Some pieces are straight
forward," he states, "but some
of them are quite deep."
The highly personal
nature of his drawing has left
him in a lurch as far as
commercial success is concerned. He has approached
some publishers, but because
he is not an established artist,
the firms are not willing to put
money behind him. A book of
the drawings would retail in
the neighborhood of twenty
dollars, he says, and the publishers think that's too high to
attract any substantial volume
of sales.
But he hopes to use the
graphics he has been working
on over the past several years
as a base from which to create
animated film shorts.
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English Composition Test
Thursday, September 22, 1988
From 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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is eligible to take this sitting of the ECT. Transfer students who enrolled at UBC for the first time in 1988
are entitled to take this sitting without charge. They do not need a sticker of any kind. All other
students must have a fee-paid sticker ($10), which must be purchased from the Department of Finance,
3rd. Floor Administration Building. A Library/AMS card or similar I.D. will be required.
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Film causes fear,
hope and outrage
By Greg Davis
With so much information
about South Africa
bantered around by the media,
the news of suffering becomes
commonplace, and a kind of
scepticism and insensitivity can
easily arise.
A World Apart
directed by
Chris Menges
Fine Arts Theatre
A World Apart is a film
that brings the viewer into
emotional contact with the pain
and turmoil ofthe situation in
that country and restores
individual sensitivity and the
sense of outrage against the
apartheid system.
The film stars Jodhi May as
Molly, the daughter of Diana
Roth, an anti-apartheid journalist who is imprisoned for political
beliefs following her husband's
flight into exile. The time is
1963, a period when black power
and civil rights were being
fought for in the United States
as well.
Diana Roth, intensely portrayed by Barbara Hershey, is a
pseudonym for Ruth First, a
South African communist and
dedicated activist writer.
Eventually Roth moved into exile
in Mozambique, and continued to
further the cause of human
rights there. She was assassinated in 1982.
The screenplay was written
by First's daughter, Shawn
Slovo, who calls herself Molly in
the film. The character of Molly
is well handled by May who,
along with Hershey and Linda
Mzusi (who plays the housekeeper), won a best actress
award at the 1988 Cannes Film
Given that this is his
directoral debut, we can expect
great things from Chris Menges
in the future. The movie had the
power and energy of a live
theatrical performance, and I
swallowed nervously along with
the characters on the screen.
The uneasy tension created by
Mengies never let up from the
beginning through the poignant
Through the eyes of Molly,
the audience witnesses the
Gestapo-like actions of the South
African police, the pride and fear
of the oppressed blacks struggling for justice and the dissolution of her protected white world.
The film draws obvious
parallels to Cry Freedom but is
much more grim. While Cry
Freedom generated hopeful
feelings during the escaping of
Donald Woods and his family, A
World Apart projects feelings of
helplessness and frustration,
which eventually give way to
bitter hatred and anger at
racism, fascism and white
supremacist ignorance.
Through the eyes of
Molly, the audience
witnesses the Gestapolike actions of the
South African police ...
Yet there is an underlying
hope vividly presented by the
courage of Roth and people like
Solomon, a black activist in the
film. The funeral scene is just as
powerful as the one in Cry
Freedom, and it made me want
to shout "Amandla!" with my fist
raised in the black power salute.
The film, while dealing with
South Africa, has wider global
implications. In the United
States, another communist
leader and black activist, Angela
Davis, was imprisoned in 1970.
During the J. Edgar Hoover era
of the FBI, black liberation
movements suffered persecution
and many activists were murdered.
A World Apart brings the
problem of oppression, which is
by no means restricted to nations
like South Africa, El Salvador or
Chile, into focus and concentrates on the individuals caught
under the rule of tyranny. A
truly haunting and soul-wrenching experience.
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You can't judge an
album by its cover
Iggy cover: a bird's eye view of a gopher wipeout on highway 99
By Giles Gysel
Iggy Pop has always been a little too
weird for the average rock listener: his
music a little too raw for radio, his lyrics
far too witty for the Suburban Teenage
jAngst/Pubescent crowd. But after twenty
years of making records that a lot of
people seemed to have heard of but none
seemed to have bought, Iggy finally broke
it big with 1986's Blah! Blah! Blah!
Iggy Pop
A&M Records
Imagine that. Mr. Financial Insolvency, the man who has made a career
out of filling record store delete bins with
some of the finest rock and roll ever
written, finally scores fiscal brownie
points with the Mexican beer and CD
Slick, well-produced and highly commercial in both its sound and its marketing and distribution, Blah! Blah! Blah!
seemed to herald a new phase for Iggy -
one finally suitable for public/Middle
America consumption. Okay, so it's not
the vintage Iggy of Raw Power or The
Idiot. But hey, it wipes the floor with
Oedipus Rex: an eighty minute nap
By Sailen Black
Probably the greatest surprise Sophocles intended for his audience
was the identity of Laius'killer. But
since this Greek play dates from the
fourth century B.C., most people
already know who killed Laius.
Oedipus Rex
by Sophocles/Paul Roche
Heritage Hall
'til Sept.17,11:30PM
Consequently, the dramatic effect of
Oedipus Rex depends upon its
tragedy, not its mystery, as well as
upon the skill of the actor who plays
Oedipus. Unless that actor can catch
and hold the audience members'
attention with a brilliant stage presence, they remain unconcerned with
his fate and are left with a Platonic
exercise in tragedy.
In G-W+B Productions' version,
Oedipus the King has all the regal
bearing and presence of a middle-aged
man standing in a line to buy Twinkies
at a Seven-Eleven. Mark Acheson's
facial expression is irritatingly blase,
except when he is enraged and shouting.
As he mopes and pouts around the little
stage, his carriage is incongruously
relaxed for someone who is "trebly grief-
stricken" over his plague-stricken
Theban subjects. (Maybe I just assumed
that kings would be majestic in their
grief.) However, Acheson speaks
strongly and clearly, colouring his
resonant voice with an arrogance
befitting the King of Thebes.
In fact, the play succeeds aurally
rather than visually. Although still
dense with long monologues as is much
classic Greek theatre, the dialogue often
rings out with vigour and cleverness.
Both Marcel Miro as the priest and Tim
Andres as Creon embody this strength
of the play, calling out their stories with
an edge other parts of the production
lack. Why, asks Creon with bewilderment, would I harm my position as the
man with Oedipus' ear: supplicants see
"my ears as their doors to hope."
Unfortunately, there are not
enough moments like that and the play
heads into the midnight hour with
sopoforic effect. (Maybe I was up past
my bedtime.) I was almost asleep by
the time Oedipus woke up to his
situation and rushed offstage to blind
himself. As I left Heritage Hall and reentered the twentieth century, I
concluded that the Monday production
simply lacked vehemence in the right
places. Acheron didn't show the
dramatic strength required to hook up
the audience to Oedipus for the long
haul—eighty minutes of Oedipus Rex.
G-W+B's production is competent—
but hardly gripping.
those Bon Jovi weenies, and besides, how
many guys do you know who are pushing
forty that are still menacing enough to
actually frighten people? (Besides Nancy
Reagan and Morton Downey, Jr.) Blah!
Blah! Blah!
And so, as we rapidly channel our
way out of the "New Age" year of our Lord
1988, we find our intrepid hero Ignatious
attempting once again to muscle his way
into our hearts and pocket books. But
from the opening riff of "Cold Metal," the
album's first cut, Instinct announces that
this relationship must be on Igg/s own
Although more raw sounding than
Blah! Blah! Blah!, Instinct utilizes essentially the same core of musicians, most
notably ex-Sex Pistol guitarist Steve
Jones, who co-wrote this album. Anyone
who digs lots of heavy metal, distortion
guitar and big drum beats will be in
headbanger heaven after a listen through
this. But the sound is very clean and well-
produced—Iggy Pop meets Bryan Adams.
(Nice to see some Quality Control from a
man who, according to legend, when given
$75,000.00 to make a record, spent
$5000.00 on it and pocketed the rest.)
Of course, Iggy"s vocals are superb.
Despite (or perhaps because of) the
ravages of time, countless drugs, and
other miscellaneous abuses and self-
mutilations, his voice just gets stronger
and stronger.
My personal favorite of the album is
When Iggy screams "I ain't-a gonna be no
SQUAAARE-HEAAAAD!!," there is no
doubt that Iggy hasn't sold himself to the
"Chic to be Geek" set.
So much for the good things. The real
downfall of Instinct is the hideously ugly
album cover. Boy, somebody in the
graphic design department at A & M
fucked up REAL good. The album cover
looks like a skatepunk threw up homemade wine and McDLT down the front of
his tie-dye T-shirt. Or maybe a birds-eye
view of a gopher wipeout on Hwy. 99.
Besides, the picture on the cover makes
Iggy look like Aldo Nova. Bad marketing
strategy, Ig. Or maybe you did this on
purpose.. .Hmmm.
It appears that Iggy Pop has
launched a full frontal assault on the
Heavy Metal market with Instinct. He
certainly has the musical fire-power to
blow all those glam-metal pretenders back
to their rightful place in the dishwashing
pits and unemployment lines. Just don't
look at the cover while you're listening.
Iggy Pop is playing at the Expo
Theatre on October 3rd, along with The
Jesus and Mary Chain. Don't miss it. It
should be a wild show.
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S orr ell
stick to
By Carolyn Berardino
Written, performed and directed by John Edward
Sorrell, Guest Instructor in
UBC's Creative Writing
Department, Confessions in
the Flesh consists often
"confessions" drawn from
patrons of an Irish-pub. These
tales, each highly emotional and
traumatic, include accounts of
adultery, child abuse and incest.
Confessions in the Flesh
by John Edward Sorrell
Storefront, 2331 Main
Sept.17-18, 5.00PM
While on paper this format
sounds credible and intriguing,
its dramatic presentation is'Tiot.
Sorrell, who plays all ofthe characters, insists on using an oddly
countrified accent which renders
his delivery stilted and removed.
And as a male actor, Sorrell does
not manage to credibly convey
how a woman would feel if she
miscarried or was forced to have
J. E Sorrell, Guest Instructor in Creative Writing at UBC
sex with her father.
Furthermore, Sorrell's use of
lyrical (poetic) dialogue is ineffective—for instance, I doubted
whether Danny, the character
abandoned by his lover, would
really have digressed to describing the flowers growing outside
his door.
Despite a poorly received
performance, Sorrell clearly
holds a great deal of faith in his
project. His beautifully written
book (upon which Confessions
in the Flesh is based) has
received more positive reviews
than his play, indicating that
Sorrell should focus on his
writings rather than their dramatic interpretation.
Oprah and Phil parodied
By Omar Diaz
In this day and age, when
sensationalized journalism
has reared its ugly head in
almost every news medium
Getting down to issues on the Oprah Donahue Show
available, it seems only appropriate to parody one of the most
offensive examples of all—the
television talk show.
The Oprah Donahue
Show does exactly this. Kate
Johnston plays
Oprah Donahue,
a fast-talking,
wildly generalizing host. Techniques such as
speculation and
reiteration that
we are accustomed to seeing
used seriously
are employed in
an amusingly
mocking manner.
The format
of the show is
much the same
as the daytime
talk shows,
except that the
guest are people
who even Phil
himself would
drool over (who
am I kidding—
Phil couldn't
drool if he
wanted to).
The illustrious ensemble includes Juliet Capulet, Kate "the
shrew" Minola, Lady Macbeth
and Gertrude, mother of Hamlet.
Even a limited knowledge of
these Shakespearean women is
enough for amusement, for the
characters have become modern-
day stereotypes: the rebel
teenager, the intellectual
feminist, the manipulator and
the obsessedly maternal housewife.
The Oprah Donahue Show
Talks About Fatal Attractions
by Mark Leiren-Young
and Kate Johnston
Anza Club until Sept.l8th
The atmosphere ranges from
that of a support group to a congregation preaching about the
evils of men. At one point, the
characters even go into the
audience looking for sensitive
men, so unless you have quiche
on your breath, don't sit up front.
The Oprah Donahue
Show makes for amusing entertainment. It was a hit at the
Edmonton Fringe and will surely
be as well received here.
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September 16,1988 ENTERTAINMENT
Religious hysteria
hits the Fringe
By John Hudson
392 A.D.—a cave in Egypt. Saint
Eusebius staggers about his maggot-
infested dwelling, dragging a rock behind
him on a chain, a dirty and smelly vision
of Christian piety. For thirteen years he
has lived on a diet of rotten olives and
stale water; he is not a healthy man.
Noonday Demons
by Peter Barnes
Mt. Pleasant Community Center
Eusebius is tormented by demons,
daily possessed and led into the temptations of power, money and lust, but
always emerging triumphant, if bruised,
to the glory of his God. Then one day, the
unthinkable happens—another monk,
Saint Pior, arrives dragging the obligatory
rock and claiming that God has singled
out this particular cave to be Pior's
dwelling. Eusebius is being evicted.
Ifyou accept the notion that what
should ideally happen on any stage is a
from of magic—a suspension and transformation of reality—then you will not be
disappointed by what the Theatre of
Giants has achieved in this performance.
The creation of the cave is convincing, and
the imagery frequently assumes the
power of ritual. There are moments, as
religious hysteria sets in, when it becomes
difficult to understand the words which
are screamed back and forth across the
stage, but this is the only major complaint
against what is, on the whole, a very good
Peter Barnes, best known for his
biting social satire The Ruling Class,
has created a vicious assault on the
insane degradation which humans will
undergo in the name of God. In these
days of millionaire evangelists and born-
again bourgeousie, Noonday Demons
reminds us that there was a time when
the phrase "religious experience" meant
something altogether less wholesome
than simply accepting Jesus as your
Eusebius and Pior shout, spit and
assault each other over every religious
hypocrisy they can muster. The central
irony lies in the fact that their conflict is
based upon the belief that only the most
degraded of them is the true chosen of the
Lord—only the most ant-bitten and
starved of the two has a right to live in
the maggot and fly-infested dank cesspool
ofthe cave. It is a privilege for which
they will kill.
This play pulls no punches. It makes
the The Last Temptation of Christ
look like Jesus Christ Superstar. It is
not recommended for the excessively religious, nor is it to everyone else's taste
either. Ifyou might feel offended by the
powerfully vicious imagery of a half-
naked woman writhing on a bed of
thirteen years of accumulated excrement,
or Saint Eusebius vomiting giant spiders,
then you would do well to stay away from
this play. If, however, you are interested
in an intelligent, literate and very funny
journey into religious hysteria;/this is the
sort of play which both educates and
Jimy Sidlar is appropriately manic
and pathetic as Eusebius, though a little
heavy-set considering the sparsity of his
diet. David Secunda's Pior does a fine job
of matching Eusebius' mania at every
turn, creating a crazy escalation of dual
imagery. As the various Temptations,
power and money and lust, Sam Ritchie is
to be faulted only in that her smile is the
same for all three.
On the whole, Theatre of Giants has
succeeded in creating a little magic in a
serious and powerful drama, the likes of
which we would do well to see more of on
Vancouver stages.
Rebel Ochs resurrected
By Peter Prongos
You've never heard Phil Ochs in concert? Well, the bad news is that it's
too late, because this seminal sixties folk
singer hung himself in 1975. The good
news is that you can get a feel for his
music at this year's Fringe.
The Ballad of Phil Ochs
by Ross Desprez
Anza Club
Sept.16, 12:30PM
The Ballad of Phil Ochs is not a
mere collection of his "greatest hits". It is,
rather, a 90-minute presentation of the
life of this troubled troubadour of protest.
In fact, it eerily recaptures the last show I
saw Ochs do in 1974, when a straightforward first set was followed by one in
which Ochs, who had been drinking,
proceeded to bare his soul through a
painful monologue.
Moving back and forth between the
songs and the man, Desprez has woven a
tapestry that alludes to the many contra-
dictions in Ochs' life, such as the struggle
between his idealism and his desire to be
a superstar, his love-hate relationship
with Dylan, and his disdain for macho
posturing versus his admiration for John
Wayne as an heroic American archetype.
Not shown, however, is the unsettling
trace of misogyny which runs through
Ochs' life and probably contributed to his
Desprez does a very fine job with the
songs, including "Changes", "There but for
a Fortune", "Draft Dodger Rag", and
others—a good selection, but I would have
enjoyed a few more.
The main problem with the show is
that it does not provide enough background for those who are not familiar
with either Ochs himself ("beneath the
greatest love is a hurricane of hate") or
the events that were so central to his life,
from the 1968 police riots in Chicago to
the 1973 U.S.-sponsered overthrow ofthe
Allende government in Chile.
Overall, however, Desprez does present a moving portrait of Phil Ochs, and
this a great opportunity to hear some of
those powerful songs again.	
Jarvis Hall's underwear stretches the point in Tears of a Dinosaur
Don't think about Tears
By J.B. Hohm
The family begins the show in their
underwear; father inflates a rubber
dinosaur which loses air and collapses;
mother breast feeds a marionette; the
neck of a small brontosaur skeleton (only
25 feet long) becomes animated during
the love scene...
None ofthe above should be terribly
Tears of a Dinosaur
by Blake Brooker
One Yellow Rabbit Company
Arcadian Hall til Sept.18
The best advice on how to watch
Tears of a Dinosaur is to let the play
wash over you. Ifyou think about it too
much (as I did), the play's main elements
(dinosaur, family, dinosaur, family...) link
themselves together and lead to one
inevitable conclusion—extinction.
The staging, and especially the stage
props (dinosaurs galore, fuzzy slippers,
puppets) add to the charm of this innovative and challenging production.
As for the cast, Denise Clark (Liz)
stands out thanks to her ultra-mischievous eyes and tongue. Michael Green's
Roy is the most difficult role: he wants a
family, and yet he must contribute to this
archaic institution's demise. Andy Curtis
(Baby Ray) gets all the Emporer-has-no-
clothes lines and delivers them perfectly
Don't go to this play expecting to dig
for heavy messages. The messages
unearth themselves from dia/monologues
which are both funny and poignant in a
Beckett-like black humour fashion.
Characters say things like "the family
is a fragile unit surrounded by hostile
facts" and get away with such pomposity
because of the absurd context in which it
Ross Desprez recreates Ochs' turbulent career
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Talent vanishes into thin air
Nothing worth seeing
By Olivia Zanger
Remember when you were
a kid waiting in the IGA
with Mom, and there were all
those vending machines that
dispensed egg-shaped plastic
globes, each filled with something totally excellent, like neato
Super Balls or Split-Skull
Remember how disappointed
you were when, after begging
Mom for that quarter, all you got
in your egg was some stupid tin
ring? What a rip, eh?
Think of the Fringe Festival
as the vending machine, filled
with goodies to be had. Think of
the Invisible Man as that ring,
so crummy you never want to
risk another penny in that dumb
ol' machine! Well, almost never...
Based on H.G. Wells' novel,
this Axis Mime Theatre production is one of the true bombs of
the Fest; a must-miss unless
your friends are in the cast. Unfortunately, it is not a pantomime piece, though the script is
so poor it would have helped had
it been.
Our hero is presumed dead,
and his nymphomaniac widow,
her slimeball lover and two wallpapering cops disguised as
thieves threaten to disrupt the
translucent-one's labawwrrra-
Axis Mime Theatre
The Invisible Man
By Steve Petch
Main Dance Place
Sept. 16th and 18th
Remember those Scooby Doo
episodes, with frantic running in
and out of hallway doors designed like a maze? Here we are
given only a lame attempt at reconstructing this clicheed confusion, as the set is too small and
simplistic to carry it off. The
characters' squawking and
screeching at each other fails at
humor—it epitomizes 'amateurish'.
The actors flail about, emoting, exaggerating gestures
beyond farce to inanity. Spazzing
against one another with the
epileptic agility of feigned,
choreographed chaos, they force
us to endure almost an hour of
slap-schtick comedy. Deja vu:
Junior High Sschool play.
The last straw in this messy
travesty is the sheer stupidity
with which the special effects are
executed. A chair shakes (yes,
the very one placed in front of
the large black hole in the set). A
sandwich falls down another
hole. A door opens. Ooooooh.
Rather than finding a short
actor that could be concealed
properly in a costume, the
Invisible Man is given a 1/2
unwrapped 'invisible' head stuck
on top of the actor's own, effectively adding a foot to his height
and giving him a two foot head
with the unique formation of a
double scoop ice-cream cone.
The Fringe Festival offers
treasures galore for lovers of
non-mainstream arts, so don't be
scared off by the few dogs that
pepper it. Go on, beg Mom for
another quarter and shoot for
the Space Putty!!!
First Set At 9:00pm
$1.00 Admission
September 16,1988 ENTERTAINMENT
Grant concert heavenly
By Rick Hiebert
Christians, popular opinion aside, do
enjoy music composed after the
First World War.
Amy Grant
with Michael W. Smith
and Gary Chapman
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Sept. 12
In fact, "contemporary Christian music", as the genre is called, is just that.
Young Christians have used contemporary forms of music to share their faith in
Christ since the late '60's.
One of the finest of these is Amy
Grant, who is beginning to be noticed by
the secular (i.e., normal) music field. She
gave a very good concert before a full
house of rabid fans at the Q.E. Theatre
last Monday with fellow Christian artists
Michael W. Smith and Gary Chapman.
Grant, who has just begun a tour to
promote her new LP, Lead Me On, performs in a variety of styles. Her music is
strongly influenced by folk and traditional
Christian music, although in recent years
she has begun to emphasize a melodic,
keyboard-dominated form of hard pop/
Grant, Smith and Chapman put on an
almost-too-professional stage show for a
Christian band, complete with a backup
band, two large banks of lights and a
deafening speaker system. They have also
learned from secular bands how to flog
overpriced, garish T-shirts and assorted
other merchandise in the lobby outside.
Grant is energetic, running up and
down the ramps placed strategically
around her band and singing songs like
"Love of Another Kind", "Stay Awhile"
and "Everywhere I Go". Her deep, agile
voice complements the melodic music she
sings. She co-writes much of the music
she performs, and also plays a fine
acoustic guitar.
About halfway through the first set,
Grant's husband, Gary Chapman, who
The Lover is lovely
By JJB. Hohm
You know when you stare at wallpaper and the section you focus on
extends and connects with the section on
the left and is itself an extension of the
section on the right? That is the effect of
this work by the famous British playwrite
Harold Pinter. The play shows the
relationship of one couple and how it links
to, and is repeated by, that of other
The Lover
by Harold Pinter
Patsy's Hideaway
Sept.16, 5:45PM
The viewer is hooked early on with a
nonchalant revelation that both the husband and the wife of an upper middle
class couple are having—and have been
for some time—extramarital affairs.
This might sound hke the stuff from
which yet another cheap British bedroom
farce is made, but don't be fooled: Pinter
has too much class to descend to that
level. Instead, the play becomes an apparently endless chain of relationships. The
wife must play similar games with both
her husband and her afternoon lover. Evidently, the husband and his lover repeat
the same games with their other partners
and so on.
Edmonton's Creatura guild of performing artists does good work with
Pinter's play. The roles of Richard and
John have been given to actors who could
pass for twin brothers.
This play is good, but perhaps too
conventional. A Fringe production, one
feels, should be dangerous in some way—
it should deal with an unusual subject or
somehow threaten one's concept of
theatre. The Lover doesn't quite accomplish this. It is (contradictory as this
statement might appear) straightforward
had plugged along
contentedly on rhythm
guitar, sang a couple of
songs from his new
record, Everyday
Man. Chapman's turn,
notably his song "Love
Like Blood", showed off
his strong, nimble voice
and intricate guitar
runs. His music—sort
of a soulful country-
rock—has a strong
Texas feel.
Next, Grant
shifted gears and
played some of her
slower, more meditative songs, such as
"Emmanuel", "El
Shaddai" and "Thy
Word." This was the
best part of the show,
as all the glitz and rock,
anthem trappings were
set aside and the
beauty and message of
the music shone
Also a standout
was a solo by backup singer Donna
McElroy, who sang the old Sunday school
song "Joy, Joy, Joy" with assurance in her
incredible, powerful voice. No wonder
Grant called her "the woman who is
teaching me to sing."
After a break, the solo set of keyboardist Michael W. Smith, who is promoting
his new album, i 2 (eye), nearly stole the
Smith, who composes music for many
Christian artists, was obviously having a
lot of fun, getting the audience to sing
along to "Providence", coaching them
frantically in the lyrics. His manic
dancing, as he ran across the stage
carrying a mike stand like a javelin or
flapping his arms like an epileptic seagull,
added to the keyboard-driven energy of
his music. The audience loved it, as
lovesick wails of "We looooove you Mikey!"
from giggly young females echoed across
the theatre.
Finally, the two encores by Grant,
Chapman and Smith—"Straight Ahead"
Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith and Gary Chapman (standing)
and "Say Once More"—returned to the
thoughtful mood ofthe pre-break set.
The biggest problems were the sound
system and the lights. The speakers were
cranked up so high that a few of the
harder numbers sounded distorted. After
the audience was deafened, they were
blinded with overly bright strobe lights
during "Angels."
The unfortunate thing is that such
glitz is unnecessary. Grant, Smith and
Chapman should be careful to emphasize
their beautiful and morally powerful
music, rather than the schlocky trappings
that make them look like so many other
bands. A good beat and a professional look
are important, but their music, message
and real affection for their audience are
what make these three special.
It will likely be a while before they
return to Vancouver, but their new
records, noted above, will introduce you to
their fine music, without their concert
If you are in third or fourth year and you're looking for a career in
the business world, come see us. We're Chartered Accountants
from firms downtown and in the Lower Mainland and we'll be on
campus September 21 to talk about career possibilities in one of the
most stable professions-chartered accountancy.
There are jobs available in chartered accountancy for non-Com-
merce grads from all disciplines. Chartered Accountants come from
all backgrounds, bringing new skills and diversity to this growing,
dynamic profession.
Chartered Accountants set the standard for accounting and
auditing in Canada and, because of their education and training, are
in demand by business around the world.
Here is an opportunity to talk to CAs on an informal basis and
explore opportunities. You may be an ideal candidate for Canada's
fastest-growing profession.
You're invited to a:
Wine, Beer & Cheese Event
U.B.C. Faculty Club
Salons A, B & C
Wednesday, September 21
5-7 p.m.
For more information contact Patrick Ireland at 681-3264
Apple fest
(Mm BOOKSTORE   October 6th & 7th
September 16,1988
THE UBYSSEY/17 UPiG a necessity,
not a luxury
Over the past year, there has been an
incredible groundswell of support for an
'Interior University' to be located in Prince
George. Does a backwards pulp-town of just
under 75,000 people merit an institution of
higher learning?
The question is one that has finally arrived on the doorstep of the provincial government in the form of a study to be released
Monday, which indicates that the government should indeed build a university to
serve the North.
What is at stake is the potential education of a large number of currently isolated
students who find themselves locked out of
the three southern universities because of
the huge expense of travelling and living so
far from home, a matter that both the government and the B.C. Student Loan people
choose to ignore.
The economic and academic benefits of a
"U. P. i G." would be many. Not only would it
expand the economic base of this resource-
centered city, but it would provide regional
support in the form of locally-trained, centrally-located professionals sensitive to the
needs ofthe area. The North, including areas
west to Prince Rupert, east to Burns Lake
and north to Fort St. John, currently suffers
from a "brain-drain" of students who travel to
the southern universities and stay there after earning their degrees.
Fear of depleting the education coffers
and of erecting a "second-rate" institution
plague some, but the need for a fourth degree-
granting institution is very immediate, with
U.B.C. filling up, and the North growing in
population and economic importance.
A student who happens to live in the
interior should have the same opportunity
for advanced education as does a student
living in Victoria or Vancouver. As U.B.C.
fills to the bursting point, the government
must take some initiative, listen to the experts and the vocal Interior University Society and make an investment in an educated,
self-sufficient northern British Columbia.
September 16, 1988
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Verily, in truth dideth Martin Dawes spiteth the venom of his
bile,and yea many were slobbered upon, tho lo, ArnKeeling was
fully goobered on. "Icketh!" quoth Katherine Monk, as Deanne
Fisher covetethly leerethed Olivia Zanger's poachethed whitefish,
and Tedeth Aussem provethed that yea, a fool and his money are
soon partethed."Heathens!" criethed Chung Wong, observing
pagan dallying, in darkrooms between Steve Chan and Mandel
Ngan, "Sodom shall be smote to dust!"Alex Johnson felleth to her
knees, strucketh down with remorse for her many, many, many,
many.many sins. Joe Altwasser and Greg Davis fled, pursuethed by
visions of Satan's wrath, while Stacy Newcombe, a recent
Maranatha convert, piously sneerethed at the lost souls of Ilona
Biro and Micheal Jung. Rick Hiebert's head dideth a 360 spin,
sending Andrea Lupini screeching unto the lecherous tentacles of
the drooling John Hudson and Peter Prongos. And lo, the prophet
Stephan Ellis, deepeth in trance, callethed out the names of the
damned and thus he spake "For thy tresspasses shall yee burnt Kris
Obertas, for thy adultery, Martin Chester, for thy idolworship,
Gordon Clark, for thy blasphemy, Jennifer Lyall for thy sloth, Giles
Gysel, for thy greed, Carolyn Berardino, for thy envy, Robert
Groberman for thy pork eating, J.B. Hohm, for thy abreviation,
Chris Weisinger, for thy masterbation,Omar Diaz, for thy burping,
Tracy Monk M.D., for thy title, and yea, even Sailen Black, for thy
torture of insects, so shall yee swim upon the lake of eternal fire!!"
And so it was, and the issue finishethed before 2:00a.m., and they
lookethed and saw that it was good...
entertainment: Martin Dawes
news: Deanne Fisher
city desk: Katherine Monk
photography: Mandel Ngan
production: Chris Weisinger
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Service club
An open letter to the AMS:
I would like to ask a few
questions regarding your
budget, which was printed
in the Sept. 13 issue of the
Ubyssey. First, why does
the AMS provide support for
the Ubyssey and CITR, and
why does one club (GLUBC)
deserve special status on
your subsidy list ?
Both the Ubyssey and
CITR should be self-supporting entities. Both are in
a commercially competitive
market, yet they do not have
to undergo the rigors of balancing the books. One could
justify such organizations if
they were subdivisions of
the AMS, however they both
extend their reach into areas beyond the AMS mandate ( for example, the article on PCB's in the Sept. 13
If the AMS is subsidizing these two agencies in an
effort to provide news and
music to the student population of UBC, I suggest that
they support The Globe and
Mail and CHQM instead.
Both of these media have
been able to support themselves financially by selling
advertising. I see no reason
for the Ubyssey and CITR
not to do the same.
As for the status of
GLUBC, I couldn't care less
who they are. What I want to
know is why are all the students of UBC contributing
money to this one club. If
GLUBC is getting $700 this
year, why isn't the PC club,
or the Social Credit club?
Alex Doll
Seeman confesses
ignorance of media role
In the September 9th, 1988 Ubyssey, I am quoted as
saying that every article the Ubyssey gets from the
Canadian University Press (CUP) is radically socialist
Thfe Statement of Principles of CUP states that:
* The major role of the student press is to act as an
agent of social change. «Cand) critically support the aims
of groups serving a* agents of social change.*
*The student press must, as its main priority, assist
students in acting against any system where it is found
to be preserving a hierarchy based on power and privilege.*,"
In my ignorance I have always thought that the
major role and the main priority of a campus student
newspaper was to provide campus news for the students
who fund itt reflecting the diversity of interests and
concerns on campus and not a narrow aspect. I have
always thought that along with the privilege of editorship there is also a duty of professionalism and responsibility.
I guess I was wrong. Radical socialism is far more
important than students.
Earnestly yours,
Bob Seeman
Board of Governors Student Representative
... send In your
nightmares soon.
Disabled students stymied
by inadequate facilities
In the recent past I have
noticed the university's
commitment to making all
buildings and byways on
campus accessible to the
physically handicapped.
This year, however, I have
become involved with helping a disabled friend to walk
to and from his classes. I was
shocked tofind how poor the
wheel-chair accessibility is
in some of the older buildings on campus.
Case in point: the
Buchanan complex in which
a majority of students in the
faculty of Arts ( the largest
faculty on this university)
must attend classes. Most
students, I'm sure, think
nothing of navigating the
numerous staircases which
connect the various floors
and wings of the Buchanan
complex. To a physically
disabled student, however,
these stairs are potentially
dangerous, and a general
annoyance. (Ed. note: there
is an elevator in Buchanan
C Block).
I realize the cost of
making these older buildings accessible to the disabled may be great, but it is
certainly not beyond our
means. I would encourage
the University to continue
in their commitment to
making new structures
wheel-chair accessible, but I
would also like to see some
positive action taken towards the conversion of
these older buildings. This
university should not close
its eyes to the problems of
the disabled, who, aside
from difficulty of mobility,
can thrive and excel in the
same academic community
which, to most of us, poses
no impediments.
Scott Richard
Arts 3
Sexist games
Last week, in mentioning to a close female friend
that I had phoned a male
acquaintance (someone I
am merely interested in
getting to know better), I
was advised that such behaviour may still be regarded as too "threatening"
(including "those men who
claim to be feminist supporters").
I normally would disregard such nonsense except
that this woman and I had
become friends through our
involvement in feminist
politics, moreover, itis rare
for her to promote appeasing , in any way, the idiosyn-
cracies ofthe male species. I
was absolutely astounded
when she suggested that I
should give "nice men " the
benefit of the doubt by not
being "as aggressive" (imagine my surprise to discover
that phone calls were on the
"aggressive list"). Furthermore, she was certain that
the majority of men should
take the initiative.
If my friend thinks this
way- and I am so shocked-
then perhaps the men I
know do as well. Has feminism really made so little
difference to our feelings,
thoughts and behaviours? I,
for one, still refuse to engage
in such games - but at least
111 have something to contemplate as I sit alone at
home next Saturday night!
Cynthia Johnston
Counselling Psychology
September 16,1988 COMMENTARY
UBC accused of
Fleeced Granny blasts Bookstore
If Canadians were asked to
name a few cliches about their
country, all should be able to say
that Canada isacultural mosaic.
Not only are cultural differences
tolerated in Canada, they are
Is this true? Turn to page
four of your 1988-89 UBC calendar. Look at the entry next to
Friday, December 2: "Last day of
classes for most faculties scheduling Christmas examinations.*'
Keep reading and youll find that
word mentioned over and over
again: Christmas.
You may ask *So what?"
Well, in spite of televisions almost successful effort to reduce
Christmas to Santa, shopping
and more shopping, Christmas
remains a Christian holiday.
And it is inappropriate for a
public institution—an institution that should be committed to
multiculturalism—to treat
Christianity as a cultural norm.
Some of you may be thinking
"Oh how nit-picky. It's just one
little reference to Christmas; it
isn't a sermon or a quote from the
Bible. How can one little reference to Christmas amount to
treating Christmas as a cultural
norm? Besides, how can UBC
avoid referring to Christmas?
It's a holiday!"
Well, even though a reference to Christmas exams sounds
harmless enough, it can be
damaging to non-Christians. It
can accentuate their feelings of
separation from the majority
culture. It can make them feel
unwelcome, particularly when a
public institution (which should
be the most deeply committed to
multi-culturalism) makes references to Christianity as a cultural norm.
I am not proposing that we
don't celebrate Christmas, or
that we don't mention Christmas, or that we try to pretend
that the majority of Christians
don't come from Christian backgrounds.
I am proposing that all
public institutions avoid references to Christianity and Christian holidays whenever it's unnecessary. It'sjustaseasy to call
Christmas exams "December
exams* refer to Christmas
break as Winter break and it's
easy for a professor to write
"mid-year exams" or "December
exams" on the syllabus. Federal
legislation supporting multiculturalism is not enough, the
words and deeds of aH our insti-
tutions must demonstrate
Canada's multi-culturalism.
Laura May
I would very much like to see
the enclosed letter published in
your newspaper because 1 feel that
students shouldn't be fleeced more
than absolutely necessary. There
is no doubt that the pricing of texts
is getting way out of hand. I am a
mature student who has been
dabbling in part-time credit
courses, and money is not a problem. But I remember how hard my
son had to work to get his supplies
each year.
Fifteen years ago, a paperback ofthe Iliad was a buck and a
half. It is now $10.50 or more.
Remember, all these classics are
just reprints- there is no editing,
typesettfng.layout etc. involved. I
don't believe the price of stock
(newsprint, usually) has increased so much.
Thanks for listening. I'm a nice
little granny who's MAD.
Cynthia Aston
To: The Manager
Bookstore, UBC
Dear Sir/Madam:
I really must register a protest against the scale of reimbursement on Buy-Back routines.
I was offered 10% of $80-worth of
books. The books had not even
been opened, as I was obliged to
drop the Classics course soon after
it started last May.
It seems to me that any time
I've purchased a used text, it has
come priced just marginally close
to the original price-marginal
notes and all!
I would rather stand in Main
Mall and give these books to the
first hard-up student I met than
accept such a trifle. Would it be
fair to say that the Bookstore allows 10% buy-back and 90% sell-
back? For shame!!
Cynthia D. Aston
Inside UBC misrepresents
variety of religious clubs
Well, it's a new year at UBC, so
whatisayoung student with alove
for extra-curricular activities to
do? Well, one could, as I did, have
a look through the clubs directory
in the new Inside UBC book. On
page 47 appears a section entitled
Spiritual Clubs which lists ten
groups on campus that represent
various religious faiths. However,
the listing only indicates the post
office box numbers of these clubs,
as opposed to the paragraph
length write-ups these clubs submitted last March.
People involved with the editing
of Inside UBC informed me that
the listings were chopped due to a
fundamental problem - there simply wasn't enough space for all the
club write-ups to be printed. That
is unfortunate, but surely if the
editors  were able  to  devote  34
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Fall session SEPTEMBER 23, 1988
Winter session JANUARY 20, 1989
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pages to a student day-timer
couldn't they have at least tacked
on an additional five pages to cover
And more importantly, why
were the religious clubs singled
out? If Inside UBC is supposed to
show the variety of activities and
organizations that are operated on
campus, why does UBC's diverse
collection of religious groups get
lumped together under one heading?
In the case of the Navigators, a
Christian club that has been active on campus for eleven years, it
was not clearly indicated that this
group was a Christian organization and not affiliated with another faith. Clearly this kind of
oversight misrepresents the Navigators and produces confusion for
the interested student.
In addition, the decision to include only the SUB postal box
number for each club was a mistake. Any club organizer knows
how difficult it is to involve new
members, and this action restricts
students to mailing in their inquiries. Even listing only the
phone numbers would be preferable to this poor treatment.
Thankfully, most of the clubs
who were badly represented in
this year's Inside UBC will be
involved at Clubs Days from Sept.
21-23. Maybe then they will be
able to conduct some more effective P.R.
Mark Weller
Arts 3
Member of
the Navigators of UBC
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understanding in this land).
I gave the Little Prince some
paper. He began to draw a chef
cooking, a palm tree, and a cot
(things he had never seen before).
He also drew things impressed in
his mind—like the modern building across the corner on which he
worked, and a bus that goes to his
home (under this drawing he gave
me his address again).
Later, I left him to himself in
the pool. A boy from the richer approached him and began to socialize with him. For the first time in
his life, the Little Prince actually
socialized with one of the "other
kind" (the poor attach myths to
them also). It was then I knew I
was right in bringing the Little
Prince here.
We had lunch afterward. The
chef gave the Little Prince extra
food. He specifically ordered the
chicken dinner. Later, I was to
discover why.
The Little Prince took two
bites and then said, "Can I bring
this home to my mother? Chicken
is her favorite, and she has not had
any since a long time." My heart
Before I left the land, I met
with the Little Prince. I told him I
might be able to come back for
Christmas. It is a part of their
culture to be happy and friendly.
We had our usual day. That was
how I would remember him.
I was wrong.
The Mafia has the final word
My taxi passed his corner
without warning. Our eyes
caught; he saw me. He had sad
"You have a life. That is the
difference between you and everyone here. You can leave anytime;
we are stuck. You have the freedom to go anywhere you want...
and even to visit places where
people cannot leave. You have the
freedom to leave that which you do
not like. We are chained." These
words came from the mouth of a
member of the mafia I had interviewed.
I thought of them as I looked
into the eyes of the Little Prince.
- A Voice of Camelot
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The funding cuts directly affect living allowances which are
not geared to regional disparities,
nor are they tagged to the rate of
inflation. A single student living
away from home will receive $575
per student month (down from
$621 under the previous policy),
whether they live in costly Toronto
or in Prince George. Extra costs
like daycare, special shelter allowances and other contingencies
that previously allowed for more
flexibility in living allowance have
been eliminated.
A native student who is accepted to an elite foreign institution, (i.e.Harvard Law School),
will only receive as much support
as they would need to attend "the
most comparable program in the
nearest Canadian institution."
Penner admits that "comparable
is defined in a very narrow way,"
and Scow adds that the system
seems to penalize native students
who demonstrate high academic
Until the 1950's, Indians had
to surrender their native status in
order to accept a B.A. degree from
a Canadian university. To be an
educated Indian was a legal contradiction in terms. Though conditions have improved greatly since
then, in light of the new PSSAP,
today's native students are ever
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