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by Kelly Pedro
TORONTO (CUP)—Joseph eats the
same thing for breakfast every day. jMter
waking up at six o'clock, he starts his day
with toast, peanut butter and a banana.
For lunch, Joseph has an orange and
prunes. His dinner consists of rice,
homemade tomato sauce and some
vegetables. And once a day, he snacks
on hot air popcorn.
He also exercises for three hours a
day, five days a week.
But while Joseph's daily routine
might make him sound like a health
fanatic, he's not.
Four years ago, Joseph was diagnosed with a non-specific eating disorder, a combination of anorexia nervosa
and bulimia. And while dealing with the
illness is hard enough, it's not made any
easier by the fact he suffers from a disease typically associated with women.
For that reason, Joseph says he finds
it hard to cope with both his illness and
the stigmas associated with his disease.
But he says he finds strength from other
men in his situation.
"It's usually females that are diagnosed, but I have since met other men
who have similar problems so I don't
feel so bad," he says.
Brian, whose name has been
changed at his request, is anorexic and
rhares Joseph's concerns.
"There's a lot of shame involved,
because it's perceived as a woman's disease and it's seen as a shameful thing for
men to be doing," he says.
The way eating disorders manifest
themselves for men and women, however, are often very similar.
For Brian, Joseph and others with an
eating disorder, food is seen as the
During his illness, Brian strictly
monitored eveiything he ate.
"I ate a lot of bagels, like five per day
with nothing on them," he says. "For
some reason it was okay to eat them but
anything with fat content was unacceptable."
He further controlled his diet by
purging, either by vomiting or taking
laxatives, if he felt he had been eating
too much.
Brian's behaviour continued until 10
months ago, when family and Mends
urged him to seek help after noticing he
FIND THE PUCK: Sheldon Moser of the Saskatchewan Huskies moves in on UBC goalie Dave Trofimenkoff during the final of the Valor Cup held at
the PNE Coliseum on Dec 31. The Birds lost 4-3. It was UBC's only loss during the tournament, which also featured McGill and the University of
Toronto. But while the Valor Cup was successful on the ice, the tournament drew small crowds, richard lam photo
New chair, same old inquiry
continued on
page 2
by Douglas Quan
The APEC inquiry can investigate alleged
political interference in the actions of RCMP
officers at last year's summit despite contradicting media reports, says Andrew Irvine,
president of BC's Civil Liberties Association
Irvine said statements made by Shirley
Heafey chair of the RCMP Public Complaints
Commission regarding the scope of the
inquiry have been misinterpreted.
He explained that even though the mandate of the inquiry is to examine the actions of
RCMP officers, it is not barred from looking
into the roles of other bodies, including the
prime minister's office, if the evidence leads
"[The inquiry] does have the power to
investigate policy directives and the sources of
those directives on the RCMP," Irvine said.
At a press conference in Ottawa last month,
Heafey said: "[The prime minister] is not my
mandate. I'm not going to pretend anything
else. My mandate is RCMP conduct."
But Irvine cautioned people not to draw
the conclusion that the inquiry was somehow
barred from investigating the prime minister.
He said Heafey confirmed this to him in a letter last year and added the commission still
has the power to subpoena the prime minister
if it is proven that his testimony is relevant to
the proceedings.
The BCCLA is listed as one of the complainants in the inquiry. But unlike most other
complainants, who are alleging the RCMP
used excessive force by pepper-spraying student protesters, the BCCLA's complaints are
concerned with the issues of whether student
rights to free speech were violated, and that
the size of the site allocated to the protestors
was reduced shortly before the summit.
Heafey's comments followed her
announcement that retired judge Ted Hughes
had been named as chair of the inquiry. The
original three panel members resigned late
last year over allegations that its chair Gerald
Morin was biased against the RCMR
Hughes, who is BC's former conflict of
interest commissioner, has previously headed
three judicial inquiries.
Despite Hughes' good record, Heafey's
comments renewed calls from complainants,
their lawyers and opposition critics to scrap
the process and demand that the federal government strike an independent judicial
But Irvine said he is opposed to the idea.
"I would be very hesitant to call for this
commission to resign in the blind hope that
maybe in the goodness of its heart, the cabinet
is going to put together resources that will do a
better job. I just don't believe that would happen."
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the
Vancouver Police confirmed on Monday that
four official complaints have been received by
the VPD internal investigations department as
a result of a clash between protesters and
police last month.
At least four people were injured and
another ten were detained when about 700
people rallied outside the Hyatt Hotel where
Prime Minister Jean Chretien was giving a
speech at a liberal fundraiser.
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had become extremely thin.
"I thought I looked great, but I
didn't," says the 6'1" Brian, who at
the height of his illness weighed
only 137 pounds.
"It mostly hit me when I went
on vacation to Cairo with my
roommate and came back and saw
the pictures. I was shocked at how
skinny I looked."
While the rate of eating disorders among men is lower than
among women, it is not as rare as
people might think.
About one out of every 10 people with an eating disorder are
men—and experts say their numbers are rising as men become
more self-conscious about their
Dr Miles Cohen, a Toronto psychiatrist who deals exclusively with
men who have eating disorders,
says there are many factors contributing to the development of the
Cultural factors and television
advertisements are major influences on how people view their
bodies, he says. "Calvin Klein ads
started it in the late 1980s, showing
men who were smooth, defined
and had no body hair or fat."
Cohen worries that many men
refuse to admit they may have an
eating disorder because they too
see it as a female disease. He says
that the popular assumption that
eating disorders only affect women
causes the media to play down the
effect they have on men,
But the media aren't the only
ones who refuse to acknowledge
that eating disorders can afflict
men as well as women. Some doctors are reluctant to diagnose men
with an eating disorder, partly
because of a lack of education and
inability to notice key symptoms in
men, he says.
Finding the right doctor is a key
step in the recovery process, which
involves mental, emotional and
physical treatment. Patients need
to completely change how they
think about and treat their bodies.
"You try to get them to eat normally and stop exercising and reintegrate it at a later time," says
For Brian, recovery was initially incredibly difficult. "I didn't
want to eat even though I had to,"
he says. "People were monitoring
me which I resented, but I knew
they were doing it because they
And even though Brian has
been in treatment for 10 months,
he still has a long way to go. He still
works out five days a week, something he says remains important to
"If I don't work out for three
days, I feel anxious and bloated. I
get quite irritable and unhappy," he
says. "Purging was a way to deal
with the anxiety too, because I felt
very calm after I had done it."
For Joseph, who is four years
into his treatment, recovery is also
a slow process. He says he still worries about things most people don't
even think about, like eating in
front of other people.
"I'm going home to my mother's
for Christmas, and the biggest concern I have is how I'm going to eat.
What am I going to eat when I'm
down there, that's always an issue
whenever I go to her place," he
For now though, he's taking his
recovery one step at a time. "I don't
see beyond being able to eat nor-
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CiTR is the voice of UBC students.
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 by Wolf Depner
The inaugural Valor Cup featuring four University hockey
teams was a success on the ice, but not not off it, despite
heavy media coverage and promotion.
The final between UBC and Saskatchewan, played on Dec
31, drew a mere 2,200 fans to the 16,000 seat Coliseum. One
game only drew a crowd of 100.
"We'd have certainly liked to have more," said Ken Megale,
the local entrepreneur who financed the entire tournament,
from renting the arena to hiring a public relations firm. "But
we were a first-time event at a very busy sports time of the
Megale said the Valor Cup had four goals: to promote, elevate, honour, and financially support Canadian University
hockey. He admitted the tournament met the first three goals,
but not the last.
The hockey fan insisted he didn't take a "bath," but refused
to say how much money he spent or lost on the tournament.
When asked about the future of the tournament, Megale
tried to be optimistic. "If we are able to do it for a couple of
more years, we will be able to recover those funds," he said,
adding that there is a demand for university hockey, especially among the family crowd.
"There is a whole bunch of people who wanna see hockey
played without fighting, without the brutish violence," he
said. "The average hockey fan would like to see this hockey.
We would just like help bridge the gap between the campus
and the community."
But the miniscule crowds suggest the Vancouver public
may not be interested in university hockey. Megale said he
would like the Valor Cup to stay in Vancouver, but has not
ruled out staging the event somewhere else. He added he will
make a decision in the next two to four months following a
meeting with UBC Athletics scheduled for the month's end.
UBC head coach Mike Colfin said his players enjoyed
playing in a larger venue. But Colfin said he is looking forward to meeting with Megale. "I have some suggestions as to
how I would like see things to stack up»
10,000 signatures short
Collecting the names of 12,000 UBC students is proving difficult for UBC's student society. The AMS wants to use the signatures to lobby for spots on provincial education
Currently the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), a national lobby organisation,
enjoys regular consultation with the provincial NDP government.
The CFS circulated a similar petition before it got on side with the government
AMS coordinator of external affairs, Ryan Marshall, says UBC students deserve similar treatment."(The CFS) doesn't hold UBC's voice. It's not good enough,"
Marshall says he is confident the AMS petition will pick up momentum. "Two thousand (signatures] is actually good. I checked on the CFS and it took them over a year to
get their signatures."
The petition began circulating early December and will continue until mid-March.
Vancouver gets Olympic bid
Vancouver has. snatched the Canadian bid to \w,t the 2010 Winter Olympics. Hut a final
decision on a host city won't be made until die year 200:..
If Vancouver wins. UBC will play a major role. It will he the site of the curling and '
short- and long-track spi-cd skating tompetitions. Two domed .spurts arenas and an
athletes" village will be built.
"When you're i rying to get a bid, you're trying lo show oil your assets." said IJ RC athletic director Uob Philip.
New residences for the village will be built in advance of die Games in
the area currently occupied by Mclnnes Field and adjacent parking lots.
A second athletes' village is planned for Whisder. According to Philip,
the close proximity of the residences to the game sites is a "novel idea" that
will help Vancouver's chances.
Referenda season
Funding for UBC radio will gu to a campus referendum this February and may be
accompanied by a second question regarding UBC's membership in a national student
lobby organisation.
At issue is the AMS membership in the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations
(CASA). The anli-G\SA petition began circulating early December but it has yet to
achieve- the 1000 signatures necessary to support a campus referendum.
Controversy over CASA membership was sparked when AMS councilors voted last
ONE, TWO, THREE: Maryanne Adamec, Tina Chiao and Ryan Marshall struggle to get
students to sign their petition, hichard lam photo
summer to join the national student lobby group. Approval from
UBC students is not necessary to join CASA and was not considered before the council vote.
But AMS coordinator of external affairs Ryan Marshall
defends the decision to join CASA and says he would do so in a
referendum campaign if necessary.
•Til go toe to toe with them to prove CASA is the best lobbying
voice for UBC'
While students might not vote on CASA they will vote on increased funding to CiTR,
the campus radio station. And station manager Linda Scholten is hoping students will
vote yes.
The campus dial is asking students to pay three dollars annually and approve the
transfer of an additional two dollars from the current AMS fee Ip Ihe station.
"It's not good to have media rely on die government for funding." says Scholten.
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by Wolf Depner
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the season this week.
Forwards Geoff Lynch and Sandy Ha;
defenseman Trevor Shoaf will be avail
weekend when the Birds host the Si
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Not long ago John Dykstra had little faith
in authority. Just last year the former UBC
forward was ejected for cursing at an official in an exhibition match against the
Seatde Blue Angels. This past Saturday
the two teams met again, only this time
Dykstra was playing for the Angels and he
was on his best behavior. Was it the occasion of playing his former teammates?
No. You could tell right away that he was
not going to take it easy on them. He
pushed and pulled his weight underneath the basket with purpose and intensity and his smooth outside shot was still
accurate. He wanted to win, badly.
But he was surprisingly quiet whenever there was cause to question a call and there were many in a sloppy 97-83 UBC victory. He was simply following one of the unspoken rules of his new team, a team whose
slogan is a bible verse and whose players are encouraged to give testimony during half time.
"We don't try to stuff religion down the throats of people," says Dykstra "But what we try to do is play
with exemplary sportsmanship and with pride and with honor. And this means no cursing and talking back
to the ref."
Following these rules has been a challenge, Dykstra admits. But he says that is why he likes playing with
the Blue Angels.
"It forces me to be more under control, more of a man, more mature on the court," he says. "People can
look at that whatever way they want to and I am imperfect like anyone else. But this gives me an opportunity to better myself as a person and hang around with great guys."
Doug Rockenbury, founder and head coach of the Blue Angels, still remembers how Dykstra behaved
the last time these two teams played and is amazed at how much he has changed. "It is all a process of growing up and realising there are bigger things," he says.
The Seattle Blue J\ngels are an unusual team, as is the story of John Dykstra. In the summer of 1995 he
suffered a serious neck injury after he dove off an unmarked pier into three feet deep water near Vernon,
BC. Dykstra almost drowned and doctors feared he would never walk again, never mind play hoops. It was
during this time when Dykstra turned to religion. He was back on his feet in the fall. He returned to the
court in October 1996 and was a key contributor over his two years with the Birds.
Dykstra, a health care giver for disabled adults, joined the Blue Angels this
fall after he couldn't land a pro contract
abroad following graduation.  Playing
with the Angels gives him a chance to
keep in shape and his skills sharp. But
that was only one reason, he maintains.
"For me, I do believe in Christ and I am
a Christian and this gives me an opportunity to profess this in a dramatic fashion,"
he says.
Players on the Blue Angels are former
Division I players from the United States
and Canada. The team doesn't have a set
roster and picks up players as it tours
around the continent. This caravan-like
atmosphere makes it impossible to practise. "Combined we have played a lot of
basketball," says Dykstra. "But because we
don't practise, we are coming out and we
are trying to do the best we can at that
moment. Some nights we have it. Some
nights we don't. Some nights we gel. Some
nights we don't. Sometimes we have never
played with the guy who is beside us. We
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and represent Christ. And if we can get a
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The Blue Angels did not pick up a win
Saturday night. The Birds led by as many
as 30 points at one point. The Angels narrowed the gap towards the end as Dykstra
went three-for-three from beyond the arc
in the second half, but it wasn't enough.
Dykstra didn't concede defeat until the
last moment and chided the timekeeper
for letting the game's final six-tenth of a
second run out before the final in-bound
pass. It was the only moment of weakness
for the prodigal son in his return. "Being
able to play in your home gym, in front of
your home fans, against your old university, in front of your family is just great,"
he says.
After the game, Dykstra joined players
from both teams in a small hospitality
lounge for snacks and drinks. They nibbled on carrot sticks and exchanged stories. Dykstra was in the middle of it all
and everybody talked fondly of the game
they just played. "It was nice to play with
him again because he is a great player,"
said UBC guard Dominic Zimmerman, a
close friend of Dykstra. "He is a really
good person too." And Zimmerman was
not surprised to see Dykstra to play with a
Christian team. "He gets out of control
sometimes, but it is a good match for
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Former T-Bird
by Wolf Depner
The man with the flashy name
showed he got game.
Jon Fast scored 25 points as the
men's basketball team cruised past
the Seattle Blue Angels 97-83
Saturday night in an exhibition
game at War Memorial Gym.
Twenty four hours earlier, Fast
paced the Birds with 23 points and
11 boards in a sloppy 88-68 victory
over Whitman College from Walla
Walla, Washington.
Saturday's game was hardly a
classic. The Birds played nothing
like a team with the best defense in
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Dave Trofimenkoff is now the last of defense following
the departure of Jon Sikkema who left for a minor pro
hockey career in Huntsville, Alabama.
  Sikkema had all five UBC wins
during the first half, but Coflin
expressed confidence in
Trofimenkoff who won two games
during the Valor Cup. "He had a
really good performance," said
Coflin of Trofimenkoff, a former
National Hockey League draft
choice. "He not only has to something to prove, but he also really
wants to help this team win a
Canada West Championship. That's
why he came here."
Matt Wealick returns to the team
as the backup following a year and
a half absence. Wealick started one
game during the Valor Cup, his first
since the 1996/97 season, and
earned the only shutout of the tournament, beating the University of
Toronto 4-0. But it is unlikely that
he will play much over the next
fourteen games, with Trofimenkoff
being the go-to guy for the rest of
the season.
Overall Grade:
The UBC blueline corps has played
well all season. They have been the
coach Mike Coflin who described the first half of the
season as a roller-coaster. The team started the season
0-3, but improved as the season went along to remain
in the playoff hunt. Anything can happen in the next
14 games and the Birds still believe, that if they continue to play the simple game, they can achieve their
original goal of hosting a playoff series.
"It's definitely a possibility and that's what we
should be shooting for," said winger Steve Williams.
"We've gotten better, [and] we've got to carry it on
through the rest of the year and into the playoffs."
Injuries seem to be the biggest story of the season so
far. They hurt team depth and affected the Birds during
Saturday games as players fatigued more easily.
"It was tough," said co-captain Troy Dalton. "We
were missing a lot of good hockey players, and a lot of
guys really stepped up and played well. It was probably the biggest hurdle to overcome."
Rookies Josh Cinnamon, Rob Teleske, Nils Antons,
Dave Penner and Mike Millar were asked to fill in and
Coflin was impressed with the way they responded.
The winter break has given the team time to heal.
Only Corey Stock (abdominal strain) is still a few weeks
from returning to the line-up.
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out offensively as well. "The only times that our
defense suffered was when we had 4 defensemen
instead of six or seven," said Coflin. Andrew Kemper
has probably been the most consistent blueliner so far.
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Overall Grade:
With 48 goals in 14 games so far, UBC offense ranks
third in the conference with all three lines contributing. Troy Dalton (17 points), Steve Williams (14
points), and Tom Mix (12 points) rank 1-2-3 in team
"I think that Dalton could be one of the top five [forwards] in the league, " said Coflin. "So that [17 points]
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Fast breaks win out
the conference, and made several
gross mistakes on offense. Assistant
coach Ross Tomlinson, who had to
fill in for a flu-ridden Bruce Enns,
blamed their performance on the
month-long layoff, nagging injuries,
and the flu. "It is a tough situation,"
said Tomlinson, also suffering from
the flu. "This week we had eight
players at practice. Coaches had to
step in and practice."
UBC led 50-41 after the first half,
and went on an 11-0 run at 2:17 of
the second half to go up by 20. UBC
would eventually push its lead to 30
by the 10-minute mark of the second half before allowing Seatde to
get back in the game. "I don't think
we played as well as we could have
played," said Tomlinson. "We got a
30-point lead and we could have
kept that lead, build on the lead,
and we sort of let up. We didn't really display a killer instinct."
Still, the victories gave the Birds
a chance to work off the Christmas
Turkey. The Canada West season
resumes this Friday with two key
home games against the 0-6
Saskatchewan Huskies. The Birds
have a good chance to win both
games and if they do, they will
improve to 4-4 in Canada West
Only four players remain from
last year's edition and one of them,
starting point guard Nino Sose, has
spent most of the season on the
sidelines due to a back injury. He
underwent surgery in December to
remove a cyst and nobody knows if
he will return. This makes the back-
court an area of great concern. Poor
passing and several rushed perimeter shots illustrated this fact several
times in Saturday's game.
If Sose doesn't come back, the
Birds will have to rely even more on
leading scorer Stanleigh Mitchell
and his 21.8 points per game. But
the Birds did get some good news
over the holidays. 6'5" forward
Jason Bristow was back in the lineup Saturday after recovering from a
stress fracture in his left leg.
Although he played only 13 minutes, he still managed seven points
on three-for-four shooting. "It felt
good to be back," said Bristow, who
will complement Sherlan John in
the front-court.
"Personally, I am so pleased that
J.B. is back because he adds so
much to our team," said guard
Dominic Zimmerman. "Hopefully,
Nino [Sose] will come back too, but
who knows." ♦
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Federico Barahona
Sarah Galashan and Douglas Quan
John Zaozirny
Bruce Arthur
Dale Lum
Richard Lam
Todd Silver
CUP Cynthia Lee WEB Ronald Nurwisah
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"What shall we do for the beginning of the year?" cried
Richard Lam hysterically. "How about a top-ten list?"
said Cynthia Lee. "I hear those are good for filling up
space." And so thus began tiie Ubyssey top albums of
1998, a fine way of increasing inch counts. Sarah
Galashan thought that theWilco and Billy Bragg album
had gone off quite well, although Douglas Quan argued
that it couldn't shape up to the brilliance of Pulp's Tliis is
Hardcore. Ronald Nurwisah had discovered the joys of
Elliot Smith and XO. while Duncan M. McHugh was really, really into Placebo's Without You I'm Nothing. Scott
Hayward thought that the new Smashing Pumpkins'
album hadn't gotten it's due, a point with which Sarah
Newham heartily agreed. Federico Barahona truly
believed that in the Miseducation ofLauryn Hill lay the
future of hip-hop, but Dale Lum was a purveyor in the
truth that Mos Def and Talib Ktueli are Black Star. "But,"
shrieked out Wolf Depner and Jeremy Beaulne, "what
about Hole?" Hmm... nope, overrated. "I'd go with Rufus
Wainwright,'' concluded John Zaozirny.
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Sessionals problem is structural
Thanks for the great article on sessionals at UBC by Jamie Woods
[Ubyssey, Nov 27], as well as the editorial in the same issue. Just one
point in response: Yes, the Faculty
Association has tried to negotiate
on behalf of full-time sessionals,
and has tried to get part-time sessionals included in the bargaining
unit I have no reason to believe the
Faculty Association is anything but
well-intentioned and has honestiy
tried to do their best for sessionals.
The issue is not one of good
intentions. It is a structural issue.
Regardless of whether Faculty
Association negotiators personally
wish to improve the lot of sessionals
or not, they work from within a particular relationship to the administration and to sessionals. In the con
text of that structured relationship,
the interests of sessionals and the
Faculty Association differ; we stand
to gain and lose differendy if there
are changes in the structure. Even if
part-time sessionals were included
within the bargaining unit of the
Faculty Association we would only
ever be at the bottom of the hierarchy, our issues among the first
negotiating "items" let go at the bargaining table.
Part-time Sociology sessional
Hurricane Mitch:
You should act
The stories I have read in the papers
about the impact of Hurricane
Mitch in Central America have been
heartbreaking.  What  is   equally
heartbreaking is that despite the
death, misery and destruction
ofproductive capacity, the urgent
appeal for debt cancellation being
made by these countries is being
ignored by the international community.
Canada has announced a temporary suspension of debt payments, which while promising,
needs to culminate in cancellation
to send a clear message to other
creditor governments to do the
same. Debts to international financial institutions and regional banks
must also be cancelled and Canada
can also play an important role in
advocating for this.
How will Honduras and
Nicaragua rebuild people's homes
or replace the many bridges now
damaged beyond repair?
Emergency assistance is certainly
needed and at a higher level than
currentiy planned. But the effort at
reconstruction will be a tragic fail
ure if Nicaragua and Honduras
combined must expend over $2
million a day to pay off their
tremendous debts. These debts are
essentially unpayable and no one
argues that writing them off would
cost any more than a fraction of
their face value.
It's time for our government to
get behind full debt cancellation for
these countries, with careful oversight by non-governmentalgroups
in determining how resulting savings can best be redirected to reconstruction and development and
how to avoid getting into such debt
in the future. That's the least we can
do help these countries start moving down the long road to recovery.
The time for action is now.
UBC Health Researcher
via e-mail APEC:
Government should have
enacted War Measures Act
by A. Johnson
Protesters are by nature provocative. Blocking roads is
illegal anytime and anywhere and it was especially
foolish of protesters at UBC during the 1997 APEC
Summit to block roads and storm security barriers and
fences since the RCMP had been given control of the
area around the Museum of Anthropology by UBC
itself. With regards to signs being taken down, a
security fence is not a bulletin board. The allegations
of signs being removed by RCMP officers may or
may not be true, but
if it is true it is no different than the City of
Vancouver promptly
removing signs on lamp
standards. Just because something is public property
does not mean that you can do whatever you want to it.
The Government of Canada would have been wise
to enact the Emergencies Act and/or War Measures
Act during APEC 1997 so it could have avoided the
ongoing fiasco of accusations that APEC security
arrangements violated individual rights. The
Emergencies Act is of Constitutional significance in
the Constitution Act of 1867. The people who have
complained to the RCMP Public Complaints
Commission are professional protesters who hate
society in general. They attend just about every protest
on the latest cause. Vancouver Police know them by
name. The activities of these professional protesters
leads one to believe diey are a bunch of anarchists.
Most of the public see them and their claims that the
Prime Minister was involved in some grand conspiracy to quell protests at APEC as lacking any credibility.
A small group entice moderate protesters, often new
to the activity, through loud speakers spreading lies
about how the  police  are going to react. This
happened at the Hyatt Hotel a year later on December
8,1998 while Prime Minister Jean Chretien was speaking to a Liberal Party fund-raising dinner. The ringleaders told ordinary bystanders on the sidewalk that
they would be beaten and arrested by riot police and
spouted many other lies. The fact of the matter is the
controversy schemed up by government's opponents
has not hurt the Chretien government at all. The
Liberals had 46 percent support nationally and 40
percent support in BC in a November poll conducted
by the polling firm of Angus Reid. In fact, of all
Canadians, British
Columbians are the
least likely to be concerned or disturbed
about the events at
APEC. The ironic thing about the protests outside the
Hyatt was that the protesters who claimed to be
defenders of democracy were trying to restrict access
to the right of other Canadians to assemble as members of the Liberal Party of Canada.
I quite enjoyed seeing the leaders, their security
details, and didn't at all mind the motorcades and
street closures. The overwhelming success of APEC
1997 shows that Vancouver and Canadian cities can
hold world conferences, something we all wish to
attract. The opponents of APEC are opposed to the
government and the realities of globalisation. They
forget that the government has a mandate to govern as
it was elected by the Canadian public. They should
present their views in a civil manner in the political
arena not through civil disobedience. The police are
mandated to maintain order which is what they
strived for at APEC and they do oh a daily basis serving
and protecting the public. The RCMP's motto is
appropriately "Maintiens le Droit", or maintain
the right. They do this exceptionally well. ♦
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1999 Board of Directors Elections
The Ubyssey Publications Society is the organization responsible for publishing UBC's official student
newspaper, the Ubyssey. Its membership consists of all UBC students who have not opted out of membership
in September by completing an opt-out form. Members are eligible to run for, and vote in, Board Elections.
The Board of Directors oversees the administrative and business aspects of the paper including advertising,
marketing, distribution, the budget and finances, meetings of the Society, and management of employees.
The Board is not, however, involved in the editorial aspects of the paper. The editorial policy and content of
the paper is determined by the editorial board of the paper, elected by the Staff in March of each year. To
become a staff member, those interested need to contribute to three issues of the Ubyssey and attend regular
staff meetings in order to get voting rights and the right to run for an editorial position.
Term is February '99 - February 2000. Directors attend approximately 20 Board Meetings throughout the
year in addition to serving on the Board Committees. No previous experience with newspapers or the UPS is.
The positions up for election are the President and 4 Directors at Large.
Nomination forms are available at the Ubyssey Business Office, SUB 245. Completed forms must be returned
by 4:00pm Friday, January 8, 1999.
Elections will be held in conjunction with the AMS Executive, UBC Board of Governors, and Senate
Elections, January 18 to 22, 1999.
For more information, contact Craig Bavis, President, at 822-6681. T
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Wanted: Poll Clerks
The AMS is looking for poll clerks
to manage the polling stations
during Voting Week (January IS"1
to 22nd, 1999) of the AMS
Elections. Those interested
are asked to apply at SUB
Room 224 before 4:30pm on
Wednesday, January 13th,
1999. An Honourarium will be
No experience necessary -just
enthusiasm, a desire to help, and
an ability to work independently.
Poll clerks will have an
opportunity to choose their own
hours and work locations.
For more information, contact the
Elections Administrator c/o SUB
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Students who have received a degree from a British Columbia
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Seven interms will be selected for the 2000 program.
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Program applications are available from the Political Science
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Assembly Services Office located at 431 Menzies Street, Victoria,
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The AMS Executive are 5 members of Council who are 'elected by the student body to
manage the affairs of the AMS. Each Executive officer has specific duties and roles. All
Executives serve on several AMS and UBG committees related to their portfolio.
Director of Administration
Coordinator of External Affairs
Vice President
Nomination forms and candidate infonvation are available in SUBkQomi 238
Director of Finance
Student Legal Fund Society Positions
6 Directors Responsible for: the overaj
operations of the society which administers
the AMSfStudent Legal Fund.
UBC students and non-student community
members who become members of the SLFS
are eligible to vote and run for office.
Nomination forms and   candidate information
are available in SUB Room 238
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Music minded
Singer/songwriter Jennifer Turner must have been going nuts as
a guitarist on Natalie Merchant's Tigerlily tour. She'd have been
aching to crunch her amp up to eleven and chop out some crunchy
riffs. But she resisted, waiting until she formed Furslide to bring out
her wilder side.
Not that all of their debut album, adventure, is guitar-centric, but
the album does have that infuriating "post-grunge" vibe. Jennifer
Turner and Furslide come off sounding like Meredith Brooks and
Tracey Bonham, except, unlike those two, with the ability to create lis-
tenable, even enjoyable, music.
Part of the credit for Furslide's success should probably go to
mega-producer Nellee Hooper (Madonna, Massive Attack), who not
only signed the band to his "meanwhile..." record label, but also took
the album's helm.
The strength of adventure lies in its catchy melodies and Turner's
subsequent vocal interplay. Though they fall into the
"quiet/loud/quiet/loud" formula, songs like "Shallow" and "Skinny
Girl" remain catchy and enjoyable. And breaking out the orchestra for
"Hawaii" and "Faith" brings an eloquence to the songs that otherwise
might have been lost.
Unfortunately, where adventure falls flat is in its lyrical content.
While Turner seems to be reaching for artistic and surrealist lyrics, the
end results are, instead, mosdy nonsensical.
Furslide's adventure may not be a very original album, but it is
melodious and extremely catchy. If you're the sort of person that
snatches up albums by women rockers, then Furslide shouldn't disappoint. It doesn't make much sense, but that's probably not the
point. ♦
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