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Array the Ubyssey
Liberals learning to watch each others backs
JOE ALTWASSER PHOTO
Grit greets and growls
By Katherine Monk
Playing the good Liberal,
newly elected MP Paul Martin Jr.
dismissed any designs he had on
the Prime Minister's office, while
tilling approximately 100 UBC
students exactly what was wrong
with the Conservative government and NDP policy at a noon
hour speech in SUB yesterday.
Limiting himself to a brief
introductory speech that ranged
from education to the Middle East,
Martin spent the rest of the 40
minute session addressing student's concerns, and two TV crews.
"This country requires a massive shakeup," said the Member of
Parliament for Lasalle in Southwest Montreal, adding the first
tremors should be caused by the
changing attitudes of today's
youth.
Apologizing to the crowd by
saying he was "recovering from
the bubonic plague—which shows
you what happens when you elect
too many Tories," he proceeded to
isolate his nagging virus.
Youth concerns such as education and the environment
emerged as the thorns in Martin's
side when he spoke about the Tory
government.
"It makes no sense for a country that has got to develop graduates who are capable of providing
us with a competitive work force
around the world to be indulging
in massive cutbacks in education,"
he said
Adding to his criticism of the
budget, Martin spread his wrath,
and called the new Tory cabinet's
bluff. "For a new government
minister who has no background
in the area to begin approaching
the environment on what is really
a ten year-old dated concept, is
simply an indication of a government which is not aware of where
the world is going."
Martin said the problem with
contemporary politics is the relationship between technological
advancement and the government's means to keep up with it.
"The political process has
found itself outstripped by the
evolution of society's problems,
and the evolution of the world
economy—this is not unsual. But
essentially somewhere in the mid-
seventies a change occured in
Canada—both in the way society
was developing, and in the way the
outside world was impacting on
Canada."
And what the Liberal party
must do now is find contemporary
solutions to contemporary problems—something the NDP has
tried without success, said Martin, adding the NDP would soon be
a marginal party, because itis now
becoming restrictive in an effort to
regroup after the last election.
The Liberal party must redefine its role in the modern political
arena, said Martin.
"Essentially, I believe the
political process in this country
has   traditionally   been   divided
between left and right—with a
massive battle for the political
centre. I still think that is a valid
way of characterizing the political
process, but it requires an
enormous amount of definition of
what is the political centre," Martin said.
And from the political centre,
Martin said a centralized government was essential for a strong
Canada.
"The constitutional pendulum has gone from centralization
to decentralization. And in the
competitive world we are that we
are facing—a world in which we've
got the Japanese and Koreans who
are sitting around, not trying to
figure out how their constitution
works, but how to beat our brains
in—a process which weakens the
federal goverment is counter-productive at this stage in our development."
And it was Martin's strong
nationalist feelings which, he
said, made him a free trader. The
only thing wrong with the FTA
which the Tories negotiated, according to Martin, was it limited
itself to the relatively small market of only 250 million, which was
"simply whistling dixie," when the
Japanese can tout a market share
of over two billion.
"We have to recognize that if
this country cannot compete the
world over, that we are not going to
make it."
College plan
predicted
By Deanne Fisher
NDP post-secondary
education critic Barry
Jones expects the provincial government to propose
third and fourth year undergraduate courses for
four of B.C.'s community
colleges this spring.
"A cooperative model
where universities would
co-operate with colleges is
likely to be the government's choice," Jones said
in an interview following a
"Fee Forum" in the Student
Union Building yesterday.
This branch campus
system would give colleges
in Kamloops, Kelowna,
Nanaimo and Prince
George degree-granting
status and the possibility of
becoming autonomous universities in the future.
And while Jones agreed
the cities of Kamloops,
Kelowna and Nanaimo
would "be satisfied" by the
system, he said the northern city of Prince George
had special needs.
"Hopefully, something
can be done to accommodate
the unique needs of the
North," said Jones. "If they
aren't, I think the citizens of
Prince George are going to
be very angry."
The Interior University
Society of Prince George
wants a full-fledged university in their community specializing in forestry, environmental studies, Social
Work and Native studies.
The chances of a young
person in Prince George attending a university are
seven percent, compared to
Vancouver's 21 percent, according to Jones.
That statistic is one of a
plethora Jones used to support a case for increased
funding of B.C.'s post-secondary institutions:
•B.C. has the highest
unemployment rate of
young people in the country.
•The rate of increase in
minimum wage is not
nearly as high as rate of
inflation.
•The average financial
assistance awarded per
full-time student in B.C.
was $368, the third lowest
in the country, up from dead
last at $198 in 1986/87. The
national average is $820 per
full-time student. Saskatchewan awards an average of $1702 per student.
•The federal government provided $619 million
to the provincial government for post-secondary
education last year—the
same amount the provincial
government granted to B.C.
colleges and universities.
The B.C. government,
therefore, contributes virtually 0 percent compared to
10, 20 and 30 percent in
other provinces.
•The province ran a surplus of $200 to $300 million
this year.
•Public opinion polls
show the majority of people
are willing to pay more in
taxes for post-secondary
education.
•Three-quarters of the
public say students should
not pay more for tuition.
•B.C. has the worst participation rate in post-secondary education in the
country.
•B.C. needs 17,000
post-secondary spaces just
to meet the national average.
•Quebec and the U.S.
send twice as many people
to college and university per
capita than B.C.
•People with Bachelor's
degrees make 1/2 to 3/4
higher wages more than
high school grads and are
taxed at a higher rate and
therefore generate more
revenue for the government.
•20 percent of all debt
counselling that occurs in
this province is for students.
♦Over a 10 year period,
B.C. has imported about
20,000 people with Bachelor's degrees from other
provinces.
Scheduled to join Jones
in yesterday's forum was
Socred MLA Carol Gran
who cancelled at the last
moment. In her place, UBC
young Socred Bruce Hallsor
defended Social Credit education policy.
Hallsor used the Sullivan Report as an example of
Socred attention to education and said "I think you'll
be seeing the same sort of
thing for post-secondary
(education)."
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2/THE UBYSSEY
February 7,1989 NEWS
Students lose in faculty clashes
By Catherine Lu
A clash of program policies
between the Arts and Education
faculties is depriving some students ofthe education they want.
The Arts faculty forbids its
students who want to pursue a
degree in special education from
taking a prerequisite course for
that Education program.
"I couldn't believe the obstacles that exist between the two
faculties within a university that's
supposed to be cohesive," said
Karen Phee, a third year Arts
student affected by the restrictions.
Arts students who want to
enrol in the special education program need to have completed a 1.5
unit prerequisite—an introduction to the study of exceptional
children. However, the Arts faculty currently denies its students
access to the course until they
have fulfilled the requirements for
the Bachelor of Arts degree.
James Powell, chair of the
Arts curriculum committee, believes the problem goes beyond the
special education program.
"Frankly I feel this reflects a
historic prejudice in our faculty
against our colleagues in Education and their programs," said
Powell.
"Faculty of Arts students can
register in introductory courses in
soil science, urban planning, commerce, and forestry," he said. But
Arts students cannot take even an
introductory course in education,
he added.
"It strikes me that an introductory course in the history, philosophy and sociology of education
would be a particularly useful
course for students who, in the
foreseeable future, will probably
become parents ofthe children in
the education system," said Powell.
Rosa Fazio, a third year Arts
student who wants to enter the
special education program after
completing her BA, echoes Powell's concerns.
"I have to take a science
course which is in the science faculty, yet I can't take an education
course which I want and prefer to
Axe looms over
UBC post office
By Tahra Khan
The campus post office, Station U, is on Canada Post's list of
retail outlets most likely to be
franchised to private businesses
in the near future.
Station U is "subject to franchising" although no date has yet
been set, according to Julia
Whiteley of Canada Post. But if a
business within the area shows
interest in running the outlet, a
franchise will most likely be
granted, she added.
Marion Pollack, local president of Canadian Union of Postal
Workers, said she feels the long
lines at Station U are an indication that it should be expanded to
meet growing campus needs instead of privatized for maximum
profit.
Pollack doubts Canada Post's
claim that a franchise will deliver
the same quality of service and
said the loss of experienced employees and product diversification will ultimately lead to a decline in service and security.
Since the campus station is a
profitable outlet, she said the
money shouldbere-investedin the
postal system for the benefit of all
Canadians and not the franchise
owner.
When asked if the University
would be interested in operating
Station U, Bruce Gellatly, V.P.
Financial Services, said he wasn't
aware of any attempt by the administration to assume the running of the post office, but if it
appeared that students would be
inconvenienced, UBC would do
what it could to maintain services
to students on campus.
Outgoing AMS president Tim
Bird was doubtful that the AMS
would be interested in operating
the franchise unless it could do it
ethically by maintaining good
service, wages of $7.50 or more,
and still make profits for its bursary program.
As long as Canada Post pursues its campaign of privatization,
a change in management seems
eminent but the profitability of
Station U will ensure current service levels will most likely be retained.
Hosed geers hose SUB
Geers from the University of Calgary—straying
from a beer garden—hosed
SUB Friday night, triggering the automatic fire alarm.
Engineers from U of C
and BCIT, here to attend the
Great Northern Concrete
Toboggan Race, were engaged in a water fight when
the Calgarian Geers decided
to up the ante and include
fire hoses.
Michael Booth and
Chung Wong, two Fourth
year Arts students who witnessed the event, said the
four engineers looked surprised when they turned on
the hose.
"We had just come
around the corner and saw
four guys at the other end of
the hall playing with the
hose when they jumped back
suddenly," said Booth.
"I guess they didn't ex
pect the alarm to go off or
expect the water to be black,
and they acted as if it was
accidental," said Wong.
"They started walking
fast, laughing, as if they
were up to something—they
started giggling and then
they started running," continued Booth.
The alarm went off at
approximately 6:45 forcing
the building to be evacuated
before the fire department
arrived to roll up the dripping hose.
Paul Henry, club president of the UBC Civil Engineers, said the geers responsible could have been
disqualified from Saturday's race. "This is really
important because its going
to cost us a lot of money. I
think its $500 for the fire
department and $400 for
the clean up."
take," said Fazio, who works at the
Carnarvon Community Daycare
with a special needs child.
"You'd think that when you
get to university, you'd be able to
take courses that interest you, but
you can't, because you're just forbidden to do so by faculty regulations," she said.
The policy forces students either to take the course during the
summer, or to take an equivalent
course at another university.
For Phee, a resident of Port
Alberni, neither option is open to
her. "It 11 be too expensive to live in
Vancouver, and it jeopardizes a
full-time position of employment,"
she said. Currently, she must
work "from the last day of exams
(in April) to the first day ofthe new
term (in September)," she said.
While those who live in major
cities in other provinces may take
advantage of the equivalent
course option, Phee said "there is
no other university (in Port Alberni) that can offer equivalent
courses."
Due to recent program revisions, the Education faculty now
offers only two-year programs, to
be entered after students have
completed a minimum of 45 units
in another faculty. The majority of
education students choose to do
their basic work in the faculty of
Arts, which is the only faculty to
have such rigid restrictions concerning education courses, according to an associate Education
dean.
Murray Elliott said the Arts
faculty could be more flexible, and
give intending education students
permission to take certain education courses.
"The feeling in the faculty of
Education is thatit wouldbe desirable for people as a part of their
liberal education to be able to take
one course that would allow them
to explore, in a systematic and
structured way, possible professional areas of study," said Elliott.
However, he said there was
little he could do for the Arts students. "While students are registered in the faculty of Arts, they
are under the regulations of that
faculty," he said.
Arts dean Robert Will refused
comment. "He doesn't want to talk
to reporters about policy matters,"
said his secretary.
Arts senior advisors seem
unwilling to budge on the issue.
"We're trying to protect the integrity of the Bachelor of Arts program," said Arts advisor Jean
Elder.
She said the Education faculty is "requiring something of a
student that the student cannot
meet."
"Perhaps the faculty of Education shouldn't require such a
course" for entry into the special
education program, said senior
Arts advisor William Dusing.
When asked why intending
education students who may not
wish to obtain an Arts degree
should not be allowed to take the
course, Dusing replied, "We have
to presume that students registered in the faculty of Arts are
pursuing our degree."
Susan Hannett, a third year
Arts student and vice-president of
the Council for Exceptional Children, however, never wanted a
Bachelor of Arts degree. She only
chose to do her basic work in the
Arts faculty.
"I've known since first year
that what I want is a degree in
special education, not Arts," said
Hannett. She has worked with
special needs children since high
school and currently works on a
one-to-one basis with a special
needs child.
"There doesn't seem to be any
logic in not letting me take a
course in another faculty, when
I've satisfied my Arts degree requirements for third year," she
said.
Hannett will have 46.5 units
upon completing this term, 1.5
units more than required by the
Education faculty for entry in the
special education program.. Even
though she does not have a full
course load now, she is still barred
from taking the 1.5 unit special
education course because she has
not completed the required 60
units for a Bachelor of Arts degree,
which she does not want.
Arts advisor Elder said students may take the special education course in their fourth year on
top of the courses needed to complete the B.A. requirements, an
option that none of the students
interviewed knew was available.
But Phee argues it is too
stressful to have to take an extra
1.5 units while in fourth year.
"Why make it so difficult?" she
said. Phee, who has three part-
time jobs dealing with special
needs children while attending
UBC, intends to complete her B.A.
requirements, but said "third year
is perfect for an extra 1.5 unit
course."
Fazio was also surprised by
Elder's statement. But she said
the Arts advisors with whom she
spoke did not seem willing to help.
"The Education advisors look
at you as a person, but the Arts
advisors look at you more as a
student number," said Fazio. "I
guess they have to deal with a lot
more people, but that's no justification for not caring."
All parties agree it's the students who suffer from inter-faculty policy clashes, yet none ofthe
faculty members interviewed
would assume any responsibility
for their contradicting policies.
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By Rick Hiebert
Newly anointed Vancouver
Point-Grey Liberal byelection
candidate Gordon Wilson says
next year's tuition increase at
UBC is "outrageous."
"One thing that I would tackle
as an MLA is this increase in fees.
To suggest that the (provincial)
government could continue to
withhold federal moneys earmarked for education at the same
time that student fees are being
pushed up, I think that's inexcusable," said Wilson, the provincial
Liberal party leader since October
1987.
"My feeling is that college and
university boards need some assistance in this area, and certainly
Fd be prepared to be the spokesperson for those people," said
Wilson.
Wilson, who teaches economic
geography and resource management at Capilano College in North
Vancouver, was acclaimed Liberal
candidate in the upcoming Point
Grey provincial byelection last
night.
"You know, you keep hearing
all the time that both the Socreds
and the NDP, they keep saying
that they want to send a message
to Victoria," Wilson said.
"I say that if the people of
Point Grey want to send a message
to Mr. Vander Zalm, they should
use a courier, or use Canada Post.
But ifyou want a strong and independent voice in this province,
now is the time to unite behind
this campaign, now is the time to
come forward and say "We are
going to put Liberals in the legislature and bring some sanity to this
province once and for all.'"
Wilson alluded to recent provincial public opinion polls which
placed the Liberals at 18 per cent
of public support and predicted
that a "political movement" would
sweep the Liberals into power.
Wilson attacked the Meech
Lake accord. "To allow our Premiers and the Prime Minister to
gather together like some errant
husbands at an all night poker
game, where they can deal away
the rights of westerners, deal
away the rights of women, deal
away the rights of northerners and
native people, all with no public
hearings before people," he said,
"we (Liberals) have said that that
is wrong and that must not be
allowed to stand."
He also attacked the provincial government, particularly for
its recent stand on the sale of the
Expo land downtown.
"Come forward Mr. Vander
Zalm. Do as you promised you
would do when you ran for the
leadership of your party and ran to
become premier of this province.
You promised open government.
You have delivered the most covetous, most secret, most incompetent goverment that this province
has witnessed since joining Confederation," Wilson said.
Paul Martin Jr., recently
elected Liberal Member of Parliament for the Montreal riding of
Lasalle-Emard, also spoke to the
meeting.
"The provincial Liberal party
is once again on the verge of becoming a major force in British
Columbia politics. Western Canada needs Liberal provincial governments and no province in Canada needs liberalism more than
does British Columbia," he said.
Dean Crawford, UBC Student
Liberal president, said Wilson "is
the most exciting thing to happen
in provincial Liberal politics in
quite a long while. I'm looking
forward to a tremendous campaign and I think we're going to
win this riding."
Crawford said campus Liberals have beeen planning byelection strategy since late last year.
"I'm quite convinced that our
campaign out at UBC is going to be
much more organized and much
better staffed than the Socreds
and the NDFs campaigns," he
said. He added that they plan to
begin actively campaigning at
UBC this week.
"I think that if we bring the
message to the students that it's
their opportunity to shake up the
political order, I think they'll respond to that. We've had enough of
partisan politics and the polarization in this province. We can't take
four more years of Socred-NDP
splits in this province," he said.
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Portrait of a good Liberal
Montreal MP Paul Martin
By Katherine Monk
Paul Martin is the epitome of
a Liberal. Wearing a blue suit, red
tie and grey hair, he looks like any
one of a thousand political types
that come and go with the political
tides. But Paul Martin Jr. is not
your average politician.
In the moments before he
addressed an enthusiastic UBC
crowd, Paul Martin took some
time from his increasingly busy
schedule to give The Ubyssey an
exclusive interview, and grant the
media a closer look at what many
party faithfuls have called the heir
apparent. He says he's here because he is friends with James
Hatton, Liberal candidate in
North Vancouver, and he is always out this way on business.
"It's not unusual for federal
MPs to visit B.C."
Downplaying the media attention, but retaining a love for the
cameras, Martin is playing the
wink-wink-nudge-nudge game of
party etiquette—don't declare
your candidacy until the leader
resigns.
Although he denies having
any political ambitions before his
recent entry into politics, gaining
one of the few Liberal seats in
Quebec, Martin has been weened
on the party platform since his
father ran against Pierre Trudeau
in the 1968 leadership convention.
His life is so perfectly shaped
to be a national leader, even his
name is bilingual. He says his
name is neither Paul Martin (p'ol
mahrr-tain, version francaise), or
good old Paul Martin from Windsor. His mother was a French-
Canadian,   and   his  father   was
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Irish. Completely bilingual, Martin has lived in both Quebec and
Ontario, time-sharing in the electoral-rich Quebec City—Windsor
corridor.
But Martin dismisses all the
image building and says his main
interest has always been the third
world. And since he was not a
lawyer or an engineer, people said
he should go into business if he
wanted to help—but always with
the intention of going back to third
world issues.
He says if he had not gone into
politics, he would have set up a
"microbank" specialized in small
loans in Peru—lending money in
$50 to $300 chunks to set up small
businesses.
While the scheme sounds bizarre to the average voter, Martin
says supporting individual projects on the small scale is the way
out of third world debt.
And Martin knows a lot about
using the bank without having a
lot of cash, buying out Canada
Steamship Lines from Desma-
rais's Power Corporation on a $180
million leverage buyout.
But Martin, for having all the
earmarks of another Bay Street
politician, says he is definitely on
the left-wing ofthe Liberal party,
and business is not the same as
politics. "A country is not a business. You have to run a country
with heart—business is a very
narrow preoccupation."
And it is quite likely Paul
Martin junior has followed in his
father's footsteps where heart is
concerned. "There is no doubt that
my father's social conscience has
had a huge impact on me. He is a
man who laid the social infrastructure of this country, so there is no
doubt that had a tremendous influence on me—but I suppose my
economic views come primarily
from the fact that I've been in business."
Martin's entry into the political arena has been spurred by a
will to change things in a party
that has wavered from problematical to downright plagued—losing the very roots of the party's
base in Quebec to the P-quiste
turned Tory candidates.
Martin confirmed outsider
speculation that the party had relied too heavily on the Trudeau
charisma over the last 20 years,
and it has had to catch up with the
Tories who have developed a well-
greased machine to prop up candidates.
"It's true that the Liberals
were able to win elections under
Trudeau without organization—
we have lost a whole generation of
Canadians who do not identify
with the party. We as a party have
to be dealing with the social issue
distribution."
But Martin says the failure in
Quebec did not lie with the candidates. "We ran a series of good
candidates, some of the best
women candidates who have ever
run."
If a fault lies anywhere, Martin says, it lies in the the party's
misinterpretation of the Quebec
political spirit.
Quebec will have to feel a
positive push for French language
protection, instead of an enforced
legislation. The machinery is in
place, he says, but it's just not
properly utilized so that French
Canadians feel secure in their own
home.
Although he says he would
have preferred a little more time to
think about Bill 178, Quebec's signage law, he was the first MP to
speak out against it. He says he
had to use the men's washroom,
and was caught in a media scrum
on the way out of the Commons.
"Bourassa should have opted for
bilingual signage with French predominance," he says.
Martin says he wants a strong
centralist government, and Meech
Lake must get through to maintain national unity—but only after it has been amended so that
women are protected under the
accord, and the idea of a consensus
vote for the amending formula is
scrapped for being too unrealistic.
"The problem in Meech Lake is
that they gave and gave and didn't
get anything back—and that is
why there is no national policy on
education."
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February 7,1989 SPO-RTS
B-Birds sweep Sask.
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Tennis, by Jimmy
By Joe Altwasser
The Thunderbirds men's basketball team sent the Saskatchewan Huskies home with
their tails between their legs and
back to back losses in weekend
action at War Memorial Gym.
The 'Birds thoroughly dominated the prairie hoopsters Friday
night whipping them 92-77 in a
physical game.
Al Lalonde led all UBC scorers in a match in which four T-
Birds reached double figures.
Besides Lalonde's 17 points, Diego
Marchese added 16 with Paul
Cohee and Jason Leslie dropping
14.
The top scorer for the Huskies
was Sheldon Ryma who swished a
remarkable 31 points.
UBC forward Eric Kristiansen said the play this weekend
was a "real team effort with a balanced scoring effort from the
whole team."
The game featured some of
the TBirds' hottest shooting of the
year led by Marchese and Leslie
who both shot over 80 percent from
the field.
As a team, the "Birds shot a
respectable 59 percent.
Saturday's match was never
in doubt with UBC in control the
whole 40 minutes defeating the
Huskies 82-70, again led by Al
Lalonde who swished 24 points.
Kristiansen said the play of
the bench was one of the keys to
the  success of the  "Birds  with
By J. Cole, L. Beckerman,
F. Cordua-von Specht
Real Tennis? We're not
sure what it was.
We had hoped to be
dazzled by the tennis talents of top man Ivan Lendl
and old man—ranked
sixth—Jimmy Connors.
But at last Wednesday's tennis exhibition at the Pacific Coliseum, the pair looked like the
Harlem Globetrotters of tennis.
Who was their script writer?
Curly?
The match, which Lendl won
6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-0, had all the elements of comedy.
Connors entered the match
wearing a Canuck jersey, which
drew the applause of the 8000-
plus fans and the shutters of the
cameras. (The Province got their
news and left.)
Joking with the crowd, Connors showed no scars of his recent
rejected bid as Pat Sajak's replacement on the Wheel of Fortune.
"Thank you Aunt Clair," he
yelled across the net to a grey-
haired line judge who had goofed
on a call, which disturbed Lendl.
And later, when Lendl drilled
a winner past his outstretched
raquet, Connors quipped, "Was it
something I said?"
But Lendl in his own right
was a splendid actor. His lines
were shorter, more spontaneous
and usually dramatic, bordering
on violent when he cursed the
umpire.
Meanwhile, the not-
so-sadistic watched
the spectators cross
court turn their
heads in unison from
left to right.
Bad calls by the umpire and
line judges also attracted the boos
of the spectators. Admittedly, the
officiating wasn't helped by the
court carpetting which resembled
a peeling quilt.
"Fix the court," called the ump
(repeatedly) to the hardworking
union man who rushed out to tape
down the floppy edges. But the
carpet proved useful when Connors, disgusted by a shot, buried
his raquet beneath the carpet and
walked away.
Interspersed by flashes of
brilliance (all of which were later
Marchese leading the way with 11
points.
The contribution ofthe bench
was a must on Saturday as the
'Birds played without one of their
key starters, Jason Leslie who
suffered a minor sprain in the
Friday match, said Kristiansen.
Leslie will be ready for action this
weekend.
Saskatchewan's wunderkind,
Ryma, again paced the Huskies
with a game high 26.
The match had few highlights
as Saskatchewan rarely penetrated the imposing key area of
UBC where the much larger T-
Birds cleaned up on the defensive
boards, allowing the Huskies only
four offensive rebounds.
Kristiansen said the team is,
"satisfied with our play this weekend and we now are in third place.
Our destiny is in our own hands
and if we don't get overconfident
well make it."
The 'Birds must continue to
win to ensure third place allowing
them to play second place Calgary
rather than the top ranked Vikings, said Kristiansen.
The Thunderbirds next
match is February 11th in Lethbridge when UBC puts its three-
game winning streak on the line
against the Pronghorns.
WOMEN
The UBC women's basketball
team went a long way to clinching
a playoff spot with a pair of victo
ries over the University of Saskatchewan in their weekend series.
On Friday night the 'Birds
easily handled the Prairie dogs 66-
48.
The leading scorer was Jana
Jordon who paced the 'Birds with
10 points and helped the team
achieve a balanced scoring attack,
according to coach Bev Smith.
Saskatchewan's leading hoopster
was Tracy McLellan who hit for
15.
Saturday was a replay of the
Friday match with the T-Birds
walking away with a 67-50 victory.
The T-Birds' balanced attack continued with 10 team members
counting points in the victory.
Raj Johal with 12 and Tessa
Valg with 10 were the leading
scorers for UBC, while Barb Mercier netted 15 for Saskatchewan in
a losing effort.
"The two victories makes it
exciting for us to play Edmonton in
the final two games, as they are
the only team that can steal fourth
from us. We are now in control of
our own destinies," said Smith.
UBC travels to Lethbridge for
a weekend series on February
llth and 12th.
Smith, realising the daunting
task of upsetting Lethbridge, is
still optimistic about the T-Birds'
chances. "Lethbridge is a tough
team at home. If we have the same
attitude in Lethbridge as Saskatchewan had here we caft beat
them."
replayed on sports news), the tennis action was predictable and
slow—unlike the exciting warm-
up.
And the loudest cheer came
when the Canucks' mid-game
score was flashed: 3-2 leading the
Oilers.
But we were entertained by
side-line action which featured an
usher and souvenir-hunting kid in
the Case ofthe Stolen Tennis Ball.
(The usher never did get the ball
back.) And there was more activity
court-side. The sadistic watched
gleefully as speeding balls buzzed
past surprised rich folks, seated
(un)strategically behind the
baseline.
Meanwhile, the not-so-sadistic watched the spectators cross
court turn their heads in unison
from left to right.
We were relieved when Lendl
finally unbottled his talents in the
fourth set and sailed shots past the
aging Connors.
Lendl started to play like a
driven man. Or rather like a man
with a plane to catch. He skipped
the post-game press conference to
fly out of town. Jimmy was left
contemplating his orange prize
(Was it a How To book by Steffi?
We're not sure.)
The seats emptied fast as the
crowd spilled into the freezing
night and raced to their cars,
faster than any player had crossed
the court all evening.
Birds wrestle Bisons io draw
by Laurie McGuiness
The UBC men's varsity hockey team split their weekend series with the University of Manitoba, losing 6-5
Friday and taking Saturday's rematch 5-3.
In the first game UBC led 4-2 in the third period, but
Manitoba scored a short-handed goal;, which was followed
minutes later by a power-play goal and the Bisons used the
momentum to take the win. Oxl Saturday it was another
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UBC coach Terry O'Malley says he hopes this game
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for Palestinian Human Rights, for allegedly breaching the school's a Code of Conduct.
The club's November display included newspaper articles, posters, and pamphlets referring to the
past 40 years of Palestinian-Israeli history.
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erupted when
Jewish    and   .
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students   began arguing about the material.
One complaint called the exhibit "slanderous".
"Numerous attempts to portray Jews and Israelis as Nazis, such as the poster that showed an
Israeli soldier as a 'New Nazi' and a pamphlet that
showed the Star of David as being equal to a swastika, were obscene and the fact that this putrid,
racist material was shown on Concordia University
property, under the pretext of 'human rights', is
inexcusable and intolerable," the complaint stated.
None of the claimants will comment publicly
and all refused to allow their names to be published.
They said any publicity might prejudice the outcome ofthe case, and that they will await a decision
before speaking.
Toronto store out-SMARTed
TORONTO(CUP)—A group of University of
Toronto law students have succeeded in a bid to
convict a Shopper's Drug Mart outlet of selling
cigarettes to minors.
A Toronto-area store pleaded qiiilty Jan. 25 to
the charge laid by the Student Movement Aimed at
Restricting Tobacco (SMART). The punishment is a
$25 fine.
But according to SMART vice-president Eric
LeGresley, that's precisely why the case is important.
"The law itself is inadequate," said LeGresley.
"There is no deterrent value whatsoever."
The Ontario Minors' Protection Act, which
dates back to 1892, carries a maximum fine of $50.
SMART is lobbying provincial law-makers to
change the rules so it is more difficult to sell tobacco
to minors. Among the proposals is an increase in the
maximum fine to somewhere in the $1000 range.
"A $25 fine is not much incentive to obey the
law," said SMART president Rob Cunningham. "We
have to take steps so that there is the necessary de
terrent. Any responsible elected public politician can
see that."
U of T pres proposes education revamp
TORONTO (CUP)—The University of Toronto's president has released his blueprint for the future of Ontario's post-secondary schools, and the provincial minister of colleges and universities isn't too thrilled.
Lyn McLeod says she has "some very real concerns" with administrator George Connell's call for increased specialization among Ontario's universities.
Under Connell's scheme—revealed in the Jan. 12
edition of The Globe and Mail—the University of
Guelph for example, known for its agricultural program, would receive funding for those courses only. No
            .    other school
would get
money for
an agricul-
j tural-re-
  lated curriculum—and none would be expected to offer any
such classes.
"I'm concerned that the direction that Dr.Connell
is proposing puts less emphasis on accessibility,"
McLeod said at a news conference.
She said implementing such a system would take
"an unprecedented intervention on the part of the
ministry," and McLeod has "some personal doubts
about big changes" in Ontario's post-secondary education system.
During the hour-long interview session, organized by the Ontario Federation of Students, McLeod
praised the provincial government's performance in
funding universities, said Ontario student loans will
increase 7.5 percent to reflect recent tuition fee increases, and claimed that allowing universities to set
their own tuition fee levels is "not something we are
considering."
Quebec student movement to divide
MONTREAL (CUP)—The February 11 weekend will
be a busy one: that's when Quebec's student federation
and its latest rival hold competing conferences.
Some student leaders say the timing of the Federation des Etudiantes et Etudiants du Quebec, or
FEEQ's founding convention is a deliberate move to
divide the student movement.
"It's a clear sign to me that FEEQ is being set up
to fight (the established group), and not (education
minister Claude) Ryan," said Charles Benoit, general
executive for the Universite du Quebec a Montreal arts
and social science students association.
The Universite de Sherbrooke will host the founding convention ofthe FEEQ on Feb. 11. Meanwhile,
Concordia University will host the Association Nationale des etudiantes et etudiants du Quebec's forum
on universities, a discussion of underfunding and
student aid.
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February 7,1989 NEWS
Geers let sled
title slip away
By Michael Booth
The UBC civil engineers
proved to be polite hosts last weekend by allowing their guests to
dethrone them as champions of
concrete toboggan racing.
The University of Calgary's
"Gumby Team" walked away with
top honours, edging out a team
from the University of Waterloo.
The UBC civil grads rounded out
the top three and the best the UBC
undergrads could manage was
seventh overall.
A total of 34 five-member
teams from 13 different schools
across Canada competed in the
event Saturday at Mount Seymour. UBC was well represented
with seven undergraduate and
four graduate teams entered.
The weather cooperated with
race organizers as the temperature at the race site was -2, making
conditions ideal for racing. "Times
were much faster than last year as
the course was icy instead of being
rather slushy," said Paul Brum,
chair of the UBC organizing committee.
The highlights of the day occurred when several teams blew
past the finish line and continued
down the hill and over a small lip
into a 15 foot drop. Although these
impromptu flights were sometimes spectacular in appearance,
nobody was injured.
Lack of proper preparation
proved disastrous for some, as
their toboggans broke into several
pieces just as they started down
the course. According to Brum,
much of these teams' problems
stemmed from the fact that they
never really started working on
their sleds until a week or two ago.
In order for the concrete to
achieve proper strength, it must
"cure" for 28 days. The UBC teams
began work on their toboggans as
far back as October and this preparation was reflected in that all
UBC teams finished the race intact.
In losing the race the UBC
civils also lost the right to host the
event next year as those honours
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ofthe Calgary civils.
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staging the event were recouped
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The Ubyssey is not in the habit of apologizing. The
Ubyssey does not think apologetics is the primary goal of
a student newspaper—freedom of expression, however,
is something we do hold sacred.
Without the right to express ourselves, as students,
we might as well just sit down and write nothing but
essays for people who will use the values of their generation to judge what we do. And with the way society is
directing university direction—to the extent that people
want to earn a degree just for the promise of a higher
paying job, instead of a higher minded set of values—why
bother with attending university at all, if it is merely
reiterating the values of the world outside.
The Ubyssey has received a few letters regarding
the use of profanity it the editorials. These letters were
not, needless to say, full of praise for a well-thought out
and artistic piece on what society deemed polite in "Too
fucking polite," or a satirical piece reflecting the embittered struggle of youth against establishment oppression in the "Butthead Awards." These were letters condemning the use of "profanity."
The letters came from parents. Today's youth is not
in an angry and asinine fight against tyrannical parental
oppressors. That ground swell died out with the sixties.
What is happening now is even more frightening—
students are not even thinking about their own political
views, but absorbing those of their parents, because
those are the views which they believe will advance them
in the career world.
We have no problem with parents being offended by
what we print. After all, we are not printing it for them
in any case. And if they did not know it, profanity is now
part and parcel of today's diction. Look in Websters—you
may find it obscene.
The Ubyssey is written by students. The Ubyssey is
a time capsule in every word it prints—we are acting and
reacting to what happens around us. Everything The
Ubyssey includes in its pages is valid—because somebody thought, wrote, and edited the piece. If it is angry
one day, it is reflecting anger—and students were angry
at the 10 percent tuition hike. If it is reflecting cynicism,
youth is cynical. When we say too fucking polite, we are
asking people to evaluate what is polite and what is not.
Somewhere along the way, society has drawn a line
of acceptable behavior, and some people have refused to
question the line, and therefore refused to question all of
their own social beliefs. As a student newspaper, itis our
job to question—that's all. Because if we keep on questioning, we still learn. Those people who thought about
the use of profanity, we raise our glass. To those people
who did not think, but returned to a safe and protected
shell by lashing out at what they interpreted to be an
irrational world of youth, we raise our finger.
theUbyssey
February 7, 1989
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"It finally got here," Rick Hiebert squealed as he bounded into
the room, "my Socred membership came in the mail this morning.
Now I can go to party conventions and vote and other neat stuff." "Big
deal" snarled Paul Dayson as Keith Leung and Katherine Monk
monitored the police band radio in a vain attempt to discover who
pulled the latest fire alarm at Totem Park. Catherine Lu and Deanne
Fisher pored earnestly over the latest press-release from the RCMP
in hopes of learning what Robert Groberman did for entertainment
that weekend. Hai V. Le called from his luxury penthouse for the
assistance of Luis Piedmont and Bonnie Schmieder in getting Jon
Treichel to stop singing Barry Manilow lyrics to Led Zeppelin tunes.
Michael Laanela and Mike VWWaney wrestled on the floor for the
right to read the Province's companion ads. Seeing this, Monica
Brunner sat nervously in the corner as Olivia Zanger sorted through
the responses to her ad. Ted Aussem burst through the door and
declared himself to be the second coming of Charles Atlas, a fact
verified by Ernie Stelzer who followed behind in his Batman costume.
Vincent Sheh sat patiently as Chung Wong lectured him on the
obvious superiority of the Montreal Canadiens. Heather Greening
followed the conversation closely, interjecting occasionally her own
personal opinion that Joe Altwasser and Laurie McGuiness were
sadly overlooked when the Canucks were searching for a new stick
boy. Michael Booth crouched apprehensively on the balcony with
Franka Cordua-von Specht, eyeing the dreaded mythical pink elephants that threatened to charge at any moment. Meanwhile Lara
Percival and Carla Maftechuk delighted themselves in looking up all
the naughty words in the dictionary and publishing them in the
editorial section of The Ubyssey.
news:
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Robert Groberman
Katherine Monk
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Letters
Equal access
makes tuition
hike intolerable
Rob, you're no doubt
sincere in considering tuition hike protests "grossly
self-indulgent". You point
out that $150 isn't a lot of
money, that tuition makes
up less than 20% ofthe university budget, that coming
to university is a matter of
choice, and that lower tuition would saddle taxpayers
with unreasonable costs.
Because your points are
perfectly sensible, my reply
is an appeal to your good
sense. The real issue isn't
just this year's tuition increase but the cumulative
effect of a series of such increases. What matters isn't
the fraction ofthe university
budget made up by tuition,
but whether existing tuition
levels constitute a financial
or psychological deterrent
for students with no financial support from their parents. And surely, coming to
university isn't so much a
free choice as a necessity for
anyone who wants to qualify
for professional work in our
society.
Your final and most
emphatic point leads us into
the higher reaches of liberal
(not socialist) political theory, Rob. Why indeed should
average taxpayers fully
subsidize a university
which is disproportionately
attended by rich kids? The
short answer is this. Hiking
tuition on the grounds thata
high proportion of students
come from affluent homes
starts a vicious cycle which
further increases the proportion of students from affluent homes.
For example, over 80%
ofthe children of urban professionals go to university
and less than 5% ofthe children of rural blue-collar
workers. Although there're
many reasons for this, it's
still true that many mediocre students from well-to-
do families are channeled
into university and then
ease into society's good jobs
while many bright students
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from disadvantaged homes
get discouraged by financial
obstacles and end up in
subordinate positions.
Obviously only a just
society can legitimately require citizens to respect the
law. As a PoliSci student
you will know, Rob, that
liberal democratic capitalism bases its conception of
social justice on the idea of
"equal opportunity." Making education dependent on
private affluence diminishes equal opportunity at a
crucial stage in a young
person's career. How can
everyone compete on equal
terms for success in life if
not everyone is given equal
access to the education necessary to compete?
So the UBC Board of
Governors hasn't just increased tuition, it has broken the social contract. It
has widened the gulf between the prospects of the
haves and the have-nots. It
has created a more divided
society of the future.
You're not fully convinced, Rob? You're in good
company. Thousands of
UBC students have never
felt the sting of poverty. Let
me invite you and any interested student to a no-holds-
barred talk about politics.
I'm in the BoG office in SUB
262 every Thursday between 12 and 1 p.m.
Kurt Preinsperg
Philosophy Graduate
Student
Reader
shocked by
F-word ... gasp!
Dear Dr. Strangway,
While riding the bus
yesterday I found a copy of
The Ubyssey, the student's
newspaper, on the seat. It
was with interest I read of
the current financial problems and how you are now
conducting an "energetic
fundraising drive." It was
with horror I read the headlines in the editorial section
of the same paper.
I was appalled at the
crudity and downright ugli
ness ofthe expletive used as
that editorial headline. I
had thought one of the basics of university was to
develope sound moral principles as well as intelligent
minds. Neither was evident
in that editorial and if that
is the type of student being
produced by the University
of British Columbia, I am
not surprised you are unable to raise sufficient funds
from the government or the
private sector. To say I am
disappointed in the UBC
student body is putting it
mildly.
L. Herrmann
Abortion
debate
continues
I was glad to read in the
February 3 Ubyssey of Tom
Andrews' concern that the
issue of abortion be resolved, and to see the matter
receive due attention. While
his primary assumptions
were not made explicit, he
did hint at a framework for
discussion by examining
foundation rather than
superficial questions. However, a few comments found
themselves outside of his
summary, and I offer the
following suggestions.
If the fetus were to be
declared a person under
Section 7 of the Charter, it
could not be considered an
appendage of its mother.
Reproductive autonomy
could exist inviolate only
inasmuch as it recognized
the fetus once conceived as
outside its control.
Secondly, as Tom
pointed out, the exercise of
one person's rights must not
prevent the realization of
another's rights. Then, if a
fetus is not a person, the
Operation Rescue group is
at fault. If, however, the
fetus is a person, the clinic is
at fault, and the protesters
are right to trespass in order
to decry the more material
injustice.
The addition of these
two points will more systematically focus Tom's essay.
Now, in response to the
question raised, I offer a
simple construct of my own
perspective:
1. initial assumptions about
the origin and nature of the
world that will support the
following
- the objective of reality
-attribution of value as described later
- moral imperatives;
(Note that if the above are
generally denied, all discussion becomes frivolous.)
2. the non-arbitrary assignment of unchanging, unconditional value to humanity,
which implies intrinsic
worth; and
3.the assignment ofthe protective and right-endowing
status of personhood to every human life from conception to natural death.
Anya Hageman
Campus Prolife
Agriculture 4
OOooppss!
In the January 31st
issue, an error was made in
transcribing Nick Sleigh's
Perspective entitled "Save
and abandon Native culture." The passage should
have read:
"Native Culture contains both good elements
and bad elements. It contains numerous beliefs
which are unknown to outsiders; e.g., facts about
medicinal properties of indigenous plants. Clearly
such beliefs are worthwhile
and should be preserved.
Native culture also contains
numerous false beliefs; e.g.,
to quote Buffalo Child
(Ubyssey, 11/8/88), *We are
so closely linked to the spiritual world it's incredible,
but we are blinded by material life. When we dream, we
come closer to the spiritual
world.'"
We regret any confusion or misunderstanding
this typo may have caused.
But hey, YOU type in two
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10/THE UBYSSEY
February 7,1989 OP-ED
It's a big olf cesspool out there
Welcome to The Ubyssey,
breeding ground for the hacks of
tomorrow. Hacks. Journalists of
the future, that's us. The main
problem with The Ubyssey is that
our collection of young 'Hacks in
training', our
group of young,
somewhat concerned writers and
assorted misanthropes, is guilty of writing what
we see as "The Truth" whenever
we see it. Unfortunately, The
Truth, however it is defined, has
always been the subject of controversy. What is true and blatantly
obvious to some people is often
neither of those things to another
person.
This truth thing can become a
problem. If members of The Ubyssey, for example, print an editorial
which mentions former premier
Bill Bennett in a less than flattering light, some people on campus
may take a degree of exception.
Some people may be upset. These
people, however, should not waste
the time it takes to scream curses
at the staff of The Ubyssey. They
should not waste their time because they will ultimately have
the last laugh on the members of
The Ubyssey.
The last laugh that these
people will have, if they live long
enough or have enough wits to appreciate it, is that the concerned
young members of The Ubyssey—
who all hold one basic thing in
common: a naive belief in their
ability to make a difference in the
world—will ultimately be proven
wrong. Wrong because the worldis
run by a strictly conservative System, immune to change. Wrong because the newspapers that we will
eventually go to work for are
owned by large monopolies (almost every major paper in Canada
is owned by one of two monopolies:
Thompson and Southam), and the
editors of these papers are not
permitted to say the things that
they see (or once saw) as The
Truth. Not in any real, effective
manner at any rate. Wrong because the concerned young members of The Ubyssey,
like those who went
before them and all the
others at other college
and university papers
around the world, will eventually
end up just like the empty, apathetic people who watch their television news every night and see
horror after horror parade across
the screen in front of them, but
still sit, motionless and uncaring,
in their over-stuffed couches.
This is the ultimate victory of
one who sees Bill Bennett as a man
who does not deserve to be attacked in the press because, after
all, he is the 'esteemed' ex-premier
of our province. Bill Bennett is
accused of criminally attempting
to make a profit through utilizing
information on the stock market
which other people were not aware
of. If he had been successful he
would have deprived other people
of their money. This is not a bad
thing in the eyes of some people,
however, which is sad, because the
people who see this type of crime
as excusable, even commendable
in some cases, are the people with
money and power in our world.
They are the ones who can vote for
a man such as George Herbert
Walker Bush, a man who was
publicly implicated in an illegal
activity (Iran Scam), and afterwards feel that they made not only
the right decision with their vote,
but the only decision.
So the members of The Ubyssey
are faced with a problem in their
later lives. All of us our doomed to
swim upstream against a river of
industrial sludge and politicians
(and their big-business handlers).
We are fated to end our days
smashing out our brains on a
bright blue bulldozer with the
word "PROGRESS" neatly printed
in Fantasy Gardens colors on the
side.
For every cause we champion
and editorial we write which attempts to shine some light into a
dark world we must spend a year
Third World debt imperils Democracies
Like the captain ofthe Flying Dutchman, fated
to sail the world's oceans forever, Latin American
countries, for most of their history, have been condemned to a crushing debt burden that cripples their
economy and perpetuates the vicious cycle of corruption, inflation, austerity, instability, and military
coups.
Debt among the less-developed countries now
hovers around $1.3 trillion. Of those $1.3 trillion,
Latin American countries owe $420 billion.
Last October, President Jose Sarney of Brazil,
representing six other countries in the region,
pleaded to the United States, the World Bank and
the International Monetary Fund for some help in
getting the debt monkey off their back. He warned
that the $420 billion debt they collectively owed
represented a threat to the survival of their democracies and caused a "serious deterioration in the
quality of life of the region's peoples."
A United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
report last year estimated that over half a million
young children in the developing world died because
their home countries - those debtor nations that
should be gearing up for economic growth - are
sliding toward economic and political chaos because
ofthe debt burden.
Of course, an effective debt relief program
administered by either the United States or Japan,
or jointly by both of them, does not solve the complicated economic problems of these Latin American
countries, but it is the first step toward regional
stability and a halt on the draining ofthe resources
from these countries.
Unlike Canada and France which converted
most ofthe debt owed to them by the locust-plagued
sub-Sahara countries into grants, the current U.S.
approach toward solving the debt crisis in the region
has been a no-no to outright debt forgiveness, or
lowering the interest rates.
President George Bush has insisted on examining the debt problems "case by case" and that debtor
nations adopt austerity measures in order to qualify
for further loans. The idea is that once these debt-
ridden, Third-World nations rid themselves of
bloated bureaucracy, streamline their inefficient
state-run companies, and slash wasteful subsidies to
industries and imported staples, then a few years
down the road their economy will be more productive. In other words, the market forces of these
nations need less state intervention and in time, the
debt problem will simply disappear by itself.
But this idea is only valid to some extent. A
report titled "World Development Report 1988" recently released by the World Bank found that the
government of many industrialized countries, including the U.S., Britain, and Canada, takes up a
bigger share ofthe economy than do governments of
the poor nations.
Staggering under the debt burden, Latin American countries walk a tight rope between abysmal
political and economic chaos and economic prosperity as they ponder austerity measures-one of the
many bitter pills they must swallow in order to climb
out of the debt hole.
In many countries, the general consensus
among the populace is: "We have tightened our belt
long enough. Give us a break." and the government
occasionally feels compelled to listen. For instance,
Venezuela, hurt by continuing low oil prices, has recently joined Brazil and Peru in suspending payments on most of its $26 billion in debt.
in the purgatory of bureaucracy
which is the newspaper business.
We now feel the strength of our
ideals in our blood as we write and
wage war on our 'sworn enemies'.
In ten years? We will be writing
the "Love Advice" columns in papers and assorted publications
across the country, squashed by a
system in which freedom of the
press means you must own your
own newspaper and be able to
compete against a small box which
can be found in almost every living
room in North America.
Meanwhile, however, Mulroney and Bennett and Vander
Zalm and Peter Toigo and Victor
Li and Perrin Beatty and George
Bush and Dan Quayle and Ronald
Reagan and Oliver North and the
BoG and Free Trade and Foreign
Investment and Censorship and
TV mind control and the CIA and
P.W. Botha and every large corporation on Earth and the UBC
Young Socreds and so on and so on,
ad nauseam, ad infinitum... can
find a large deep hole and can bury
themselves in it. Please. Our continued sanity depends on it.
Jon Treichel
Obviously something has to be done urgently by
the industrialized nations - forgiving some debt,
lowering the interest rates, swapping debt for bonds
sold on the local market - before the debt crisis picks
up momentum and transforms itself into an ugly
alligator and devours with fury one, two, or all ofthe
democracies in the region, and precipitates a global
recession.
An assessment of some key countries in the
region reveal:
Peru: $19.0 billion debt; export earnings go to
payment: 27%.
Four years ago, Peru dropped a bombshell on the
world's financial market by unilaterally declaring a
debt moratorium. As recent as two years ago, Peru
had the highest economic growth on the continent,
but now the country is going through the worst financial crisis in its history with inflation hovering in the
range of 1000 per cent. In response, president Alan
Garcia introduced a series of harsh austerity measures, but they only worsened the economic crisis.
Peru's consolidation of democracy is still shaky. The
military is still watching if see if the current food
shortages caused by Peru's lack of foreign reserves
degenerates into non-political and political violence
as the Left battles the Right for popular support. The
capital is rife with coup rumors.
Brazil: $120 billion debt; export earnings go to
payment: 28%
Brazil's four-year old democracy has suffered
from economic crisis. Inflation of nearly 30 per cent
a month has led to a rash of strikes. Last November's
municipal elections witnessed voters spurning the
centrist Brazillian Democratic Movement Party in
favor of left-leaning and right-leaning parties. The
tough decisions needed to stabilize the economy include slaying the country's budget deficit, a wage-
and-price freeze and less governmental wastes.
But they could be politically treacherous as many
Brazilians, already frustrated with corruption, and
galloping inflation, go on strike. A big strike in one of
the key state-owned industries could spread throughout the country and spark a military coup.
Argentina: $53.1 billion debt; export earnings go
to payment: 42%
In the five years since civilian president Raul
Alfonsin took office, the military is still searching for
a new image and a new role. It still feels the heat
leftover from a series of trials of military leaders who
committed human rights abuses during Argentina's
Dirty War against leftist insurgents. Last December's mutiny, the third since 1983, signalled to the
world that a stable, civilian democracy was far from a
firm footing.
President Raul Alfonsin has had little success in
improving the economy. In this coming May's election, should Carlos Saul Menem, a presidential candidate who backs inflationary policies, win, the
middle and upper class could turn to the military for
a way out.
The Latin American people have sent a message.
It's now time for the industrialized world to heed
Latin America's cry. The U.S, Canada, and other industrialized countries - which are no strangers to debt
themselves - should waste no time in formulating effective debt relief polices and humanitarian considerations should be an integral part of these policies.
(Hai V. Le is an active member of Canadian
Crossroads International, a non-profit, international
development organization. He will be working on a development project in Ghana in May.)
I ntolerance towards
immigrants: a vile virus
FREESTYLE
The other day, while quietly vegetating in the wilds of
The Ubyssey office, the eerie
stillness was shattered by
the impatient ring of a telephone. One ofthe omnipresent editors answered and
was greeted by a tirade of
xenophobic hatred from the
half-life who was calling. It
seems this open-minded, accepting individual honestly
believed that the reason the
Board of Governors were facing a deficit and were raising
tuition by
10% was
that there
are too
many foreign students here
at UBC.
At first I dismissed the
call as being from a semi-
illiterate pus-head who was
willing to blame all his problems on somebody else,
rather than actually going
out and doing something
about them. Just an isolated-
crank caller whose concept of
reality should be kept within
the vacuous confines of his
own mind. Nothing to worry
about, right?
Then I recalled an 'article' I had read earlier in the
month, in an issue of the engineers' weekly waste of forest products that I had acquired in my travels. It was
an opinion calling for people
to drain the brake fluid from
foreigners' cars in order to
make up for a decline in organ donations. The article
ended with a question that
inferred that orientals probably would not have useful
body parts anyway. Well,
perhaps the xenophobic virus
had even infested UBC, although it was only the engineers' rag where such opinions are not only tolerated,
but appear to be extolled.
Such postulating leads
me to conclude that perhaps
our society is in danger of
reverting to the same collective  mindset  that  was  so
prominent in the early days
of this province. Then it was
considered quite acceptable
to charge a head tax on Chinese immigrants, and later
to ban their immigration all
together.
People are whining
about how Hong Kong investors are pushing the price of
housing to unprecedented
highs and raising property
taxes in the process. Have
these same people also taken
note of how housing prices
across the
country are
on the rise
and     how
the situation in Vancouver's
market is tame compared to
house prices in Ontario? In
addition, only a small part of
the real estate sales in Vancouver actually go to offshore
investors, and, in reality,
Hong Kong buyers have had
very little impact on the
house prices here.
The message that we are
sending out appears to be
that we would love to have
Hong Kongbusinesses invest
in Vancouver just as long as
they stay in Hong Kong and
send their money over for us
to use in strengthening our
economy. We seem to be all
too ready to use their resources as we see fit, just as
long as we don't actually
have to have immigrants living in our neighborhoods.
Let's not extend the parallel
to the point where we, as our
ancestors did in the 19th
century, exploit immigrants
when we need them and then
resent their presence when
the forces of the economy
make things less than ideal
for us. In truth, immigration
is what built this country into
what it is today, and immigration is what Canada
needs to ensure it remains
viable both economically and
demographically in the future.
Michael Booth
February 7,1989
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