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B.C. Friday, December 5.1986
228-2301 Page 2
Friday, December 5, 1986
NosM you can -rwiyr ophn  run t/\}th that'll /top you cold Friday, December 5, 1986
Page 3
AMS says athletic fund misused
Student funds earmarked for
facilities have been misued by the
Athletic department said the president of UBC's student society on
"Students are paying more
money for athletics but the increase
in benefits they are receiving is
highly questionable," said Simon
Seshadri said he is infuriated that
student athletic fees initially
designated for funding student use
facilities such as gymnasiums and
fields have instead been used to
fund overexpenditures in intercollegiate athletics and program administration.
He said the Alma Mater Society
agreed not to take legal action
against the university for unilateral
ly imposing the $32 athletic fee in
March of 1985 on the condition a
University Athletic Council be set
up with 50 per cent student
representation to monitor the
Athletics department and its expenditures.
But he said the spirit under which
the agreement was made has never
been observed by the university.
"The lack of activity by the UAC
in the last two years has been
ridiculous. There have been less
than six meetings of the council in
that time span," said Seshadri.
But Neil Risebrough, Associate
Vice-President of Student Services
and chair of the UAC said what
students are confused about are the
terms of reference for the structure
of the UAC and the Mens Athletic
Committee, which has now unof
ficially moved under the wing of the
"Both the AMS and the university have old agreements on how the
committees should be structured.
Those terms of reference can't be
changed without mutual consent of
the sub-committees. Right now
both committees are in limbo, the
membership is not straightened out.
I can't force that issue," he said.
By unilaterally imposing the fee,
the Board of Governors violated a
1968 agreement with the student
society stating "the student athletic
fee will neither be increased or
decreased without a referendum."
A decision in 1984 by the BoG to
cut 10 per cent from the athletic
department's budget created the
need for a student athletic fee.
With the addition of fees existing
prior to the levy, each student now
pays a total of $43.50 toward
According to Risebrough, UBC's
levy matches the exact average
throughout Canada while many
universities such as Toronto pay
significantly higher amounts.
"I know students initially
resented paying the fee, but it has
eliminated historical overexpenditures caused by a chronic lack of
funds. It was a change in the right
direction and I maintain that it was
worth doing," he said.
But Martin Cocking, AMS director of administration, disagrees
with the $32 fee, saying it never
should have been introduced. Both
Cocking and Seshadri are upset
over the workings of the UAC.
"The UAC has been around for
YESTERDAY'S SOUTH AFRICAN divestment demonstration during the
Demonstration Top Ten, replacing "The Ten Very Confused Law Students"
of the Law of Gravity.
Board of Governor's meeting takes over the number one spot on the Ubyssey
who demonstrated in front of the Law Courts last week demanding a repeal
UBC Students rally at board meeting
Chanting "divestment now,
apartheid no," to the beat of
African drums, a small but vocal
group rallied for total divestment of
UBC's   South   African-linked   in
vestments   outside   the   Board   of
Governors' meeting Thursday.
About fifteen people met outside
the Old Administration Building to
join the rally, sponsored by
Students    for   a   Free   Southern
Student council lobbied
After months of working in the
fiscal dark, the AMS has finally
passed their 1986 budget.
The AMS had been operating
without a budget since early May,
violating its constitution. Under the
constitution, the student society is
prohibited from spending money
until its budget is passed. The AMS
was opening under a preliminary
$4.5 million dollar budget that was
drawn up on April 30.
Other business included the termination of the AMS's lease with
Duke's Gourmet Cookies.
According to the AMS's business
manager, Charles Redden, Duke's
management forgot to renew its two
year lease on its stall in SUB main
concourse. Duke's management
now insists it wishes to renew its
At council it was noted the AMS
would have difficulty providing the
same quality service that Duke's
• A motion was passed to donate
$500 to the International Defence
and Aid Fund of South Africa
which was intended to show the
AMS's disaproval for South
Africa's apartheid policies. The
money will go to aid political
prisoners and their families in
South Africa. Council had earlier
refused to end the sale of South
Africa tied products in the SUB.
• Blair Longley made a presentation to council on December 3 saying it is against the Canadian Constitution to prevent 18-year olds
from voting. He said B.C. is the only province in Canada that does not
allow 18-year olds to vote in provincial elections and asked council for
assistance in finding an 18-year old
volunteer and approximately $600
to bring the case before the B.C.
Supreme Court.
Asked if letters were more appropriate, Longley replied "only
wimps beg for their rights."
Africa,   UBC's   anti-apartheid
Students protested the Board's
Oct. 9 decision to sell its holdings in
only two of the South African-linked
companies in which the university
has $1.7 million worth of shares.
"Institutions like this one (UBC)
support the oppression in South
Africa," said Michael Moeti, a
member of Students for a Free
Southern Africa. "The Board's
policy is a token measure that insults the students of UBC."
Moeti said the rally was symbolic
and had not expected a large
turnout due to exams. Protesters
marched outside the building carrying signs which read, "stop stabbing our brothers and sisters in the
back," and "we want sanctions and
we want them now!"
Two African drummers joined in
the rally, and the group moved inside the building chanting in front
of the closed doors of the Board's
Fifteen minutes later, an annoyed
looking UBC president David
Strangway, and Board chair Bill
Sauder, opened the door to speak
to the protesters.
Strangway agreed to meet  with
two or three members to discuss
divestment.  He said the topic of
divestment was not on the Board's
The protesters asked "why not?"
Moeti said the protest had clearly
"terrified" the Board of Governors. He said he looks forward to
meeting with Strangway, but he added, "if the university does not
completely divest, action will
escalate. We'll be back and our next
action will leave a bad taste in the
Board's mouth."
two years now and athletics is taking too long to make changes. The.y
are doddling," he said.
Seshadri said the problems faced
by the UAC are nothing new.
"Serving as a student representative on athletics has been very
frustrating. Currently sitting on the
UAC and MAC has involved a constant fight to get information on
budgets, minutes of meetings and
other documents," he said.
"I question whether procedures
such as these would be allowed to
continue in any business
downtown," said Seshadri.
Risebrough said Athletics is an
ancillary service so that it has "a
whole pile of different revenues"
unlike academic faculties.
"For Athletics, half way through
the year is September, so you can't
do a linear analysis as to where you
are (financially). It is much more
like an industry budget. It is difficult for an outsider to look at the
budget and understand it."
Cocking said the purpose of the
UAC budget is to forecast expenditures and in setting up a proper
budget the goal is loo find out how
much it costs to fund various programs.
"We should be able to go to the
rowing coach and find out how
much it costs to run the program.
We do it here at the AMS," said
Rick Noonan, men's athletic
director, declined to comment on
the MAC budget and said Bob
Hindmarch, Director of Athletics
and Sport Services, was responsible. Hindmarch was unavailable for
But Charles Slonecker Anatomy
department, head and chair of
MAC, said because of the new accounting system the university has
adapted, it is impossible to compare
past and present budgets.
"It is like comparing apples and
oranges. We can't even guesstimate
finances. It is impossible to predict
things a year in advance. If our
teams make it to the Vanier Cup additional funding is accountable
because we are successful," he said.
The UAC is comprised of 14 individuals, five students and two student appointed alumni members.
The MAC has 10 members, five of
whom are students. Both are
presidential advisory committees
but the MAC has no official mandate to report to the UAC.
Seshadri said the UAC has shown
initiative while the athletics department hasn't.
"The whole reporting structure is
hard to understand. It is outsiders
(students) who are providing the
funding and we have a right to
know where the money goes."
Currently over $900,000 out of
the total $1.5 athletics budget is
provided by students, approximately 60 per cent according to Seshadri.
"The people involved with
athletics have to realize that the
AMS is serious about ensuring that
students money is spent wisely. And
if it isn't we are willing to make
changes," he said.
Opportunity; nogfoctocf
OTTAWA (CUP) — The provinces bungled an opportunity at the
recent first ministers' meeting to improve Canada's performance in
research and development, says the president of the Canadian
Association of University Teachers,
Allan Sharp called Ontario premier David Peterson's call to improve research and development spending "very positive, from the
point of view of the university community."
Peterson called on the provinces to bring Canada's R&D expenditure to 2.5 per cent of the country's gross national product^ a
significant increase above the eurterat 1.5 per cent.
"That would have been a remarfcabie development, if it were to
happen, but the response was very disappointing," said Sharp.
Sharp said prime minister Brian Mulroney downplayed Peterson's
roundtable proposal, and other premiers followed suit.
Sharp said Mulroney's comments were "a totally unsatisfactory
response to a very creative suggestion." Page 4
Friday, December 5, 1986
We're makin' a list, checkin' it twice. . .
As this is the time of year when it is customary to give gifts
to others, we at The Ubyssey have come up with a few
presents that people around us, in our not so humble opinion, truly merit. . .
For those around UBC, The Ubyssey puts the following in
their stocking: for Simon Seshadri, the night of his life, for
Carol Pedlar, a trip to Edmonton, for Rebecca Nevramont,
respect. Frank Smith a thesaurus, and David Strangway gets
a no-nonsense rubber duck.
For the naughty and nice off campus. . .Pat McGeer gets
54 votes, Kim Campbell gets humility, Grace McCarthy gets a
new ALRT route through her living room, Russ Fraser new
pen pals to use up his old ministerial stationery Stephen
Rogers, crow, and Noreen Stevens, a hearing aid. The
Canucks receive J.J. Daigenault, Cam Neely, Rick Lanz and
the Hansen brothers from Slapshot.
To our beloved premier, we give the keys to a
prefabricated shanty in Soweto, a new aaaaaaadjective and a
dozen mothers-in-law. Gordon Campbell receives a copy of
Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking.
Ronald Reagan gets a suit jacket with a flourescent bullseye
painted on the back to make the job of the new Democratic
Congress a little easier and South African ambassador to
Canada Glen Babb closes out our list by receiving the starring
role in the new movie version of "Black Like Me."
Seasons greetings and drive carefully.
*Cto$ WARP
Ignorance reigns during Heterosexual week
Proud to be a rabbit?
Step right up, ladies and
gentlemen, welcome to hypocrite
university, where ignorance reigns
only over apathy. Every year, the
students, staff and faculty of this illustrious institution stage various
sensational peepshows all in the
name of introducing homophobic
virgins to the so-called real world.
Don't forget the highlight of the
freak show — the gays and lesbians
and all other commie pinko groups
threatening our slice of the apple
pie. And if you really want to see
something don't miss the
"women's" contingent who at one
point actually thought they could
fight for equality. Can you believe
Truth is stranger than fiction! It's
not surprising in a university where
students gape, drooling over
Maranatha propaganda that a
trivial issue such as human rights
would escape general notice.
This recent travesty, known as
heterosexual week, purports to ad
vocate unity between the gays and
lesbians and heterosexuals on campus. Bullshit! Although the gays
and lesbians have been extremely
tolerant of the ignorant majority's
actions, heterosexual week is a blatant insult thrown in the face of a
minority trying to gain recognition
and acceptance. It's an affront to
the intelligence of any thinking person (not that most UBC students
have to worry).
There   is   no   white   supremacy
week at UBC nor do men gather to
take back the night. To be "proud
to be a breeder" is not only inane,
it's offensive. There is hypocrisy in
H-week as it has been organized by
men. Perhaps a bunch of frustrated
frat boys are proud to be breeders
but what about women? It seems
obvious that the ultimate responsibility lies with the woman as a
"breeder", therefore this event is
not only homophobic it's sexist.
Women are not  fetus-incubators,
Born to breed term insults women
What does Sigma Chi mean by
Born to Breed? Is it an attempt to
desensitize a derogatory term used
against heterosexuals? If that is
their reasoning, have they also
given some thought to desensitizing
the terms fag and dyke? These two
words, so long entrenched in our
society, carry far more derogatory
connotations. How many
heterosexuals have been verbally
abused by a group of gay people
calling them breeders?
If, on the other hand, Sigma Chi
wishes to imply that only heterosexuals are capable of parenting, the
members of this fraternity have a
sadly limited and naive perspective.
Gays and lesbians can and do have
What the members of Sigma Chi
seem not to realize is that the slogan
Born to Breed is extremely sexist to
both men and women, though obviously more so towards women as
they bear the responsibility of child
bearing and rearing. Yet, there are
women on campus wearing Born to
Breed buttons.
Do these women not realize the
connotations of this phrase? It
evokes images of animal husbandry: the female of the species being
mounted by the male, the sole aim
of the act of being procreation.
Perhaps, if these women were to
take the time to read and consider
Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, they would not be so
quick to adopt the latest fashion
trend on campus.
Patrick Le Cerf
arts 3
Bazaar provides a communal roof
Removal of SUB bazaars should
not be allowed. The SUB bazaar is
the only place the UBC students
from a variety of ethnic and social
backgrounds can gather and mingle
under one communal roof. The
"noise and distraction" that Mr.
Beatch complains of, is actually the
merry sounds of students socializing and sharing ideas while they
browse over the available goods;
many of which can be purchased at
discount prices.
The bazaars at SUB allow us the
No need to celebrate H-week
On Mother's Day each year,
I used to say to my mother,
"When's Kid's Day? Why don't
they have a Kid's Day?" She always
replied, "Everyday is Kid's Day."
To the organizers of Heterosexual
Week, I'd like to say, "Every week
is Heterosexual Week."
Is it so threatening that once a
year there should be Gay Pride
Week? Is it too much to ask that
two or three dances a year is assumed   to  be   for  homosexuals?   You
don't need to celebrate being
heterosexual, the world does it for
you — if films, on television, in
every advertisement, on billboards,
in the assumptions people make
when they ask you who your lover
If you find it alienating to see
posters for Gay Pride Week once a
year, imagine how the world looks
to us 365 days a year.
Sue Mcllroy
education 4
rare opportunity to observe and
meet the immensely diverse array of
individuals that attend this massive
institution. It is the right of every
UBC student to shop, socialize and
make dates in the close, comfortable atmosphere that prevails
whenever bazaars come to our
And why not? SUB bazaars are
an enjoyable place for recreation
and of great convenience for those
of us that are too busy with our
studies to be running around Vancouver looking for bargains.
A sensitive look into the true
nature and function of bazaars at
UBC should be enough to convince
AMS representatives to reconsider,
if they haven't already, their initial
promise to permanently remove
bazaars from this campus.
David Eyre
literature 4
they are human beings.
Perhaps it is time that Dorothy
started to fight back against the
labels and stereotypes that seem so
popular amongst this sexist,
homophobic society!
Christina von Bormann
arts 4
Justine Brown
arts 3
Maureen Roantree
arts 4
December 5, 1986
The Ubyssey is published Tuesday and Friday
throughout the academic year by the Alma Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and are not necessarily those
of the administration or the AMS. Member Canadian
University Press. The Ubyssey's editorial office is SUB
241k. Editorial department, 228-2301/2305. Advertising
"I'm happy," Snow Blite blindly told the many horny dwarves in the little wooden cottage in the
depth of the cruel, black forest. "Three cheers for Snow Blite and the many horny dwarves," yelled
Helen Chan and Sharon Cunningham, two innocuous dwarves. Rick Hiebert, Allison Felker, Michelle
Hartmann and Robert Beynon danced about nude, holding hands. The knobbly, kinky dwarves were
so happy in their smug cabin and every night they got naked and lay in a pile while Snow Blite, who
was called Evelyn for short, watched. Horny, a dwarf with curly, black hair and glasses who perpetually followed her around the cabin was her only problem.
But meanwhile, across the black, damp forest her wicked stepfather plotted to get her for ruining his
evening soirees and distracting people from his entertainments. Michael Groberman, the kingdom's
warlock and regent, discussed revenge with his analyst-mirror James Young at the top of a cold, stone
tower. "Dan Andrews couldn't kill her with bad humor," Groberman said. Young nodded attentively.
"I'll have to hunt her down myself and make her read passages from long books on Bruce Curtis," said
Groberman . . .
Back in the forest the two horniest dwarves who stopped for nothing, David Ferman and Corrine
Bjorge, were kissing in the kitchen. Camile Dionne and Muriel Draaisma complained to anyone who
listened that Gordon Clark was taking up the entire Jacuzzi. Laura Oakley and Rick Hiebert weren't in
terested and whistled off to bed. Nobody, including Michelle Hartmann, George Anderson or Cassan
dra Freeman, could know what portent was heading their way.
In a black cape Groberman with two hunch back stoolies - Peter Burns and Norman Chew — struggled through a swamp, followed by many retainers in black including Chat James, Daryl Jackson and
Chris Ponting. In a tree two enormous owls, Victor Wong and Martin Cocking, hooted. In the back
ground wolves which sounded like Pat Becker and Chris Fraser howled. "Faster slaves," said Groberman with a smile. No one was sure if it was a joke.
Early the next morning the merry dwarves marched off to work in the mines led by Bashful Malcolm
Pearson, Smily Steve Chan, Stephen "Doc" Wisenthal and Happy Jennifer Lyall. These weren't B.C.
workers because they sang while they walked. Two enormous rabbits, Debbie Lo and Betsy Goldberg,
waved. Lo squealed, "OOOh, a parade" but no one paid attention, including two squirrels Morgan
Burke and Kelly Smith mating behind a tree. Rory Allen and George Anderson stayed behind to wash
the dishes while Nancy Rempel and Susan Bertoin dug new outhouses.
the vultures Tony Richards and Robert Groberman wheeled overhead as Michael Groberman and his
party of black stoolies topped another ridge and panted for breath. Svetozar Kontic thought this was
bad sport but refused to give his opinion. Craig Brooks collapsed in huge mass from exhaustion, nearly
crushing Adam Jones and Roger Kanno. Geoff Clark and Glenn Clark had died during the night from
carrying the enormous Bruce Curtis tomes but Groberman cracked the whip and demanded the party
move on deeper into the overhanging pine forest. The ever alert hermit Mary McAllister noted their
movement and stole away.
Deep in the dank dwarf mine members had gathered for a rare, struggle session on autonomy. "It
weren't like this in the old days," said a sharp Patti Flather as Neil Lucente snorted agreement.
Everyone else just smiled. Valerie Westfall wanted to take a picture but Janice Irving yelled "No, I'll
look fat in it" and scurried out the tunnel. Pradeep Jethi rose to make a speech but Ross McLaren and
Ron Stewart kept talking.
Meanwhile, somewhere in a swamp, two wily snakes slithered up to the Groberman group. Sharon
Knaff and Gloria Loree said they could guide the part to Snow Blite and the many horny dwarves. Paul
Johannson and Kerry Johnson smiled at this and scurried after them. Jeff Buttle, another vulture
above, smiled while considering the possible meeting of Snow Blite and Groberman.
At six sharp the horny, little dwarves filed out of the wet mine. Ron Andrews, Kevin Adams and
Allison Felker scurried ahead to be the first threesome in the sauna. Mark Leiren-Young and Jeffrey
Swartz talked on and on about student papers but resolved nothing. All the dwarves snuggled up in
their kinky wooden house.
Continued on page 19 Friday, December 5, 1986
Page 5
Compromise will allow SUB vendors to continue
My first public challenge.
I am responding to Greg Beatch's
letter in the November 28 issues of
The Ubyssey. He stated there were
two problems with the use of SUB
space as a "shopping mall". The
first was that students are prevented
from setting up literature tables.
Steps have been taken to prevent
this from occurring. Please note
that the vendors currently in SUB
Hetero kids
I've heard an awful lot about
H-week recently. The organisers
have said that they intended it as "a
lark". They claim to aspire to
becoming an official AMS Service
Organisation. They must be truly
wonderful people, right?
I was willing to accept their explanations until today (Wednesday
4 December), albeit with some
reservations. While I was on my
way to lunch, I stopped to pick up a
copy of Discorder from one of the
piles in SUB. One of the men at the
H-Week table pointed me out, and
commented, "That's a guy" to the
people around the table.
Since when? I wasn't the last time
I looked. The fact is, I'm not a
man. I suppose these people are like
the politician who didn't want to be
confused by facts: his mind was
already made up.
Such behaviour is totally inappropriate for a group who are seeking AMS sponsorship. It is not called for, and can only hurt the cause,
if any, that they're fighting for.
University students should behave
like adults, and not like cruel,
vicious children. Spreading
rumours of any kind is bad enough,
but spreading such horrible
rumours is worse. Especially since
the rumour in question isn't even
Laura Halliday
are on the side not on the main concourse, allowing students the sole
use of that area.
The second problem was the
"assault on the students' right to a
place of recreation and conversation free from the noise and distraction of the marketplace". It's true
— there is some noise — noise
created by people purchasing items.
When I took steps to have the SUB
vendors removed because I personally find them offensive I
discovered that there is a much
larger number of vendors trying to
get a space in SUB than are allowed
in. The reason for this was that they
cal sell a lot of things here. The
revenue the AMS alone gets from
the vendor fairs is approximately
$10,000. This is from three sales,
the Bargain Days during early
September, the Bargain Bazaar at
the end of October and the
Christmas fair occurring now.
Therefore I had to conclude that
some students like the vendors and
purchase things from them. One
student   was   distressed   at   the
thought that the sales would be
halted because he is a vendor who
used them to generate revenue for
The other vendors on the main
SUB concourse are those who set
up tables on Friday afternoons.
They have now been cancelled and
will no longer compete with
students for the space.
So, despite my personal dislike
and annoyance with the vendors, I
have made a compromise because a
fair number of students are obviously using the vendor's services.
The SUB Concourse will have
vendors on it for one week at a time
three times a year and they will not
take precedence over students wanting the space.
I apologize to those of you who
voted for an AMS representative
solely on the basis of one election
promise but I felt enough students
made use of the week long sales that
they should be kept. Somewhat
smaller and off to the side, but still
Rebecca Nevraumont
AMS vice-president
Vending pays tuition
Greg Beatch's "problem" with
the shopping mall status of the SUB
overlooks some basic facts.
First of all, many of the vendors
in the SUB are students who are trying to make enough money to pay
for their tuition and housing fees.
I'm one of them. Second, the vendors are assigned only a certain
number of tables with the rest being
allocated to various clubs. Third,
except for the occasional special
event such as the Christmas show,
which generates money for AMS
activities, vending days only occur
on Fridays.
Last of all, I think it would be appropriate to thank AMS representatives for giving the students the
opportunity to set up business activities in the SUB. I would encourage more students who are in
need of money for tuition to get involved in vending.
Shaun Dyler
science 2
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«*/*» 4ftJK»/: Page 6
Friday, December 5, 1986
S.A. union boss attacks apartheid
They've had their fill of
"Bungalow" Bill Vander Zalm —
They want full sanctions against
South Africa, now!
A full auditorium at Charles
Tupper high school Thursday night
chanted a new version of the old
Beatles song and cheered and clapped through speeches by prominent
anti-apartheid activists who sang
black freedom songs in African, to
the beat of African drums.
The speakers included Cliff And-
stein of the B.C. Federation of
Labour, NDP MLA Emery Barnes,,
local African National Congress
leader Lai Thorn, Rev. Anthony
Thomas of the Anglican church,
Cathy Walker ofthe Confederation
of Canadian Unions, and Rosemary
Brown who MC'ed the rally.
The highlighted speaker, Peter
Mahlangu of the South African
Confress of Trade Unions, was
quick to discredit the value of Zulu
Chief Gatsha Buthelezi's planned
speech against economic sanctions
to the Fraser Institute at the Hotel
Vancouver today.
"He's not a legitimate leader, he
was appointed by the South Africa
government. His Inkatha movement is supposed to have one
million members but people only
join because if they don't, they
can't get a job, a house, or go to
school" said Mahlangu.
"What do you discuss with people like Buthelezi or Glen Babb?
How to oppress people more? It
makes a mockery of the sanctions
action in Canada."
Premier Vander Zalm met with
South African ambassador Glen
Babb in early November and then
announced the negotiation of a deal
to sell "hundreds of millions of
dollars" worth of pre-fabricated
houses to South Africa.
"We've called for sanctions,
knowing what it will mean in capital
withdrawal, but we are prepared to
suffer a little now, to die a little
now, in order to be free tomorrow,"
said Mahlangu. "The Reagan's, the
Thatchers, the Vander Zalms,
haven't been mandated by our people, so don't listen to them. We are
asking you to do as much as you
can to isolate South Africa because
freedom is near for us" he said.
"When the regime starts building
concentration camps for us, that
means they have nothing else to
Mahlangu referred to the recent
action by the South African government to build a complete wall
around the black township of
"They can put up as many walls
as they want but no force in this
world is going to stop us from marching to freedom" he said.
The 1987 Rhodes Scholarship for
British Columbia has been won by a
23-year-old UBC engineering
graduate student in fluid mechanics
and aerodynamics.
In an interview Thursday a soft-
spoken William Allan said "I'm
very pleased. It was a shot in the
dark and I wasn't expecting to
The scholarship, valued at
roughly $30,000, will pay for travel
costs, tuition and living expenses at
Oxford Unversity for two years.
Some requirements of the
scholarship are high literary and
scholastic achievement, success in
sports and strong qualities of
character and leadership.
Allan easily met the scholastic requirements having previously attended Royal Road's Military College in Victoria and the Royal
Military College in Kingston, where
he graduated first in his class in
mechanical engineering.
Upon graduating from Oxford,
Allan plans to pursue a career as an
aerospace engineer with the Royal
Canadian Air Force in Cold Lake,
Born and raised in the small town
of Iroquois Falls, Ontario, Allan is
the second of four children. His
father is a high school vice-principal
and his mother is a piano teacher.
Allan demonstrated his athletic
prowess when he led the downhill
ski racing team at R.R.M.C. He
also captained both the crosscountry and indoor track teams at
He held many leadership positions — one being Cadet Squadron
Leader in his senior year at R.M.C.
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resolutions of this week's B.C. Fed
• A demand for the expansion of
present federal sanctions to include
all imports from, and all exports to
South Africa.
• A condemnation of Vander Zalm
for meeting with a representative of
the aparthed regime and for seeking
trade with South Africa.
• A call for the immediate release
of Nelson Mandela, leader of the
"Our premier has talked about
not going along with sanctions
because they interfere with the internal affairs of another country.
But when the majority of the people
of that country say do not trade
with this regime — you are interfering with the internal affairs of that
country if you do trade with them,"
said Andstein.
Over $1000 in donations was collected at the rally, part of which will
go for a mobile health project in
South Africa, sponsored by Oxfam.
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Welfare system in tziisrs
Sylvia Russell will be glad when
she's out of a job.
And though her name has
become synonomous with one of
the biggest service organizations of
its kind in Canada,she doesn't plan
on becoming a permanent fixture.
"We started out as a temporary
support system. There's no way
that one organization can do this
job properly."
What began in the basement of a
local Vancouver church has now
turned into a $3 million a year
operation, helping some 120,000
lower mainland residents annually.
With 40 outlets in B.C., Russell,
now the Vancouver Foodbanks' executive director, says the system
which helps the hungry started in
B.C. in a way that it didn't in any
other province in Canada.
And although line-ups at the
Foodbanks are the longest the've
been in years, Russell doesn't think
that donations will solve the problem. She blames an unfair welfare
system and neo-conservative
governments who don't believe that
welfare should be a top priority.
"The welfare system is in tatters
and there hasn't been any
acknowledgement by the government because if they admitted there
was a problem then they'd have to
address it."
Russell says that she heard stories
"upsetting beyond words" at a
three-day National Hunger Conference in Toronto in October. "I
had to get out of there — I couldn't
take it."
And Russell won't be silent about
the problems of the poor. She plans
to meet with premier Bill Vander
Zalm to let him know exactly where
she stands on the issue.
"We're not interested in polite
Russell hopes to get results
from the new cabinet, something
she says she didn't get from Bill
The first foodbank opened in
B.C. during the 1983 restraint program when welfare rates were
frozen. Russell says the government
measures were "disasterous from
start to finish," and were imposed
with complete insensitivity to
thousands of people.
Cuts to welfare aid prompted
Russell to think about what kind of
advocacy work for the poor the
foodbank could do.
As comfortable middle-class
families prepare for Christmas, a
person on welfare tries to stretch a
$384 a month cheque. And while
office workers get holiday bonuses,
a welfare recipient can only earn
$50 a month without losing part of
their assistance. They are
humiliated and hungry.
Russell says the B.C. government
can help by increasing welfare rates
immediately to a level where people
can live in dignity.
"People come here for so long
that they have to do it to survive.
Having to ask for food destroys
The yearly welfare rate for a
single person living in B.C. is
$4,608, well below the national
poverty line set by Statistics Canada
at $10,673.
To show what poor people go
through to make ends meet, a Vancouver coalition of poverty groups,
called End Legislated Poverty,
challenged the provincial legislature
to send a member out to live on
welfare for a month.
Last January Emery Barnes, the
THE HUNGRY WAIT in foodline at St. Andrew Wesley's church.
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New Democratic Party MLA for
Vancouver Centre, checked into a
downtown hotel with $350: $200 for
rent and the rest for basic living expenses.
"After 22 days I was broke and
had lost 13 pounds," says Barnes.
"It was a horrible experience."
He says people who live on
welfare suffer humiliation and are
made to feel like failures.
The Ministry of Human
Resources will not allow welfare
recipients to earn more than $50 a
month before they lose part of their
Barnes says the policy
discourages people from making extra money just to survive, and
penalizes those who report it.
The poor are reluctant to quit
welfare to take a temporary job
because they have to wait weeks
when they reapply.
Russell says she gets tired of telling politicians that taking people
off welfare won't cost the government any money. She says government is making a conscious effort
to avoid a real crisis by talking in
"that great style of British Columbia politics called equivocation."
But she doesn't lay all the blame
on the provincial government; she
;ays the Federal Conservatives are
"totally hopeless" at understanding
what they're doing to social services.
That B.C. has more foodbank
operations than any other province
shows that we've lost sensitivity to
the seriousness of the problem of
poverty, says Barnes.
"The government should face up
to the problem and not deal in
bandaid projects like foodbanks."
But as unemployment and the
cost of living increases, a whole new
area of poverty is developing in
B.C., says Russell.
There are now 165,000
unemployed and people who have
worked all their lives are turning up
at foodbanks across the province.
Paul Richter, foodbank coordinator at St. Mathew Wesley's
church in Vancouver's West End,
says he is surprised at the increasing
number of young people visiting the
centre and attributes it to the
worsening economy.
"A lot of people who come here
are depressed," he says.
And the International Woodworkers of America Vancouver
local has set up a foodbank for
union members who have been living on $55 a month in strike pay
since May.
"They were having a tough time
of it at first but we're trying to help
each other," says foodbank coordinator Ricki Hoscowski.
Joan Vincent, who runs the Centre for the Non traditionally
Unemployed, says an increasing
number of professionals are using
"They feel rotten, the pits," says
Vincent. "These people have got all
the training but no buyer."
Vincent, who was chair of the
Vancouver's Foodbank last year,
agrees that foodbanks will not solve
the poverty problem in B.C.
"It was meant as a supplement
and nothing more."
Vancouver's mayor-elect Gordon
Campbell says it's unfortunate that
a rich city like Vancouver has
foodbanks. He says he supports an
increase in welfare payments and a
guaranteed annual income program
which would provide people with a
basic level of living assistance.
"It must be recognized that people do not want to be on welfare,"
says Campbell.
But the unemployed are not the
only ones who fall into the category
of the poor. Russell says students
are using foodbanks in increasing
numbers as their debts skyrocket to
record highs.
"It's been shown time and time
again that a student cannot make
enough wages in the summer to support themselves without grants"
She says it is becoming more and
more the case that students without
supportive parents cannot afford an
education. But she says the government refuses to recognize how bad
bad the problem really is.
UBC's Alma Mater Society is
hoping to open a food and development centre next year for students
who cannot afford to eat after paying for their education. '
"The foodbank at UBC will be a
test to see how badly things are for
students. If you have a lot of
students lining up there and you
believe the stories about their
predicaments, then you've got a
real crisis on your hands. Maybe
that's a way of waking up the
government to whats really happening. At least it will wake up the
public," says Russell, to the
"ridiculous" idea of a foodbank
in affluent Point Grey. "They'll say
my God, we've gone back to the
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Curtis gets hope for Christmas
Friday, December 5, 1986
Bruce Curtis, the 22 year old
Nova Scotian convicted of aggravated manslaughter in a highly
disputed 1982 trial will know before
Christmas if his petition for a retrial
will be recommended to a New
Jersey Federal Court judge.
His option to transfer to a Canadian
prison and less harsh Canadian
justice, should the recommendation
not occur, is being undermined by
unprecedented actions of the Monmouth County prosecutor's office
and by the New Jersey Department
of Corrections, said Curtis' lawyer.
Curtis filed the appeal in May
1985. Two previous appeals have
been denied.
Joanne Legano, Curtis'
American lawyer, has been assured
by the office of the magistrate hearing the petition that a report will be
issued before Christmas.
Legano said the promised report
"is a recommendation to the
Federal judge whether to grant or
deny the petition."
Jennie Hatfield Lyon, Curtis'
Canadian lawyer, and a specialist in
international law, said granting the
petition, which alleges that Curtis'
constitutional rights were violated
in the trial, "could either release the
person entirely or require a new
Before he learned the 18 month
old appeal would soon be heard,
Curtis was considering making application for transfer to a Canadian
prison, a procedure enabled by New
Jersey's ratification of the Canada
— U.S. transfer treaty last summer.
One regulation of such a transfer
is that "Curtis must withdraw all appeals," said Hatfield Lyon. Given
the news on the current appeal,
"He (Curtis) decided to allow his
Ubyssey faints with damn praise
To Evelyn Jacob and to the staff
of the Ubyssey — that bunch up in
SUB 241K who we love to hate —
congratulations on a terrific article:
Long-time UBC campus employee
retires (December 2).
It was a pleasure to read about
Mr. Banham and his experiences on
this campus over the past three
decades. It is encouraging to read
that here was someone who made
his future not by hiding under that
security blanket called books and
classrooms, but by capitalizing on
opportunities offered to all students
outside of the classroom. For Mr.
Banham it was writing for the
Ubyssey. 1 am sure that Mr.
Banham would encourage all
students not to let school get in the
way of their education. And 1 hope
that my fellow students will learn
from the example of this great man!
And now for the Ubyssey staff . .
. bravo! It always pleases me to see
our campus paper cover the news of
this campus. And reporting on the
retirement of Mr. Jim Banham,
who has been UBC's information
officer for longer than most of us
students have even been around,
shows that some members of our
campus paper are still concerned
with bringing us campus news.
Thank you, Mr. Banham, for
your understanding contribution to
this university over the past thirty
years. No, Mr. Banham, your story
is not boring! And thank you,
Evelyn Jacob, for telling us about
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before he applied for transfer,"
said Hatfield Lyon.
Curtis' mother, Ann Curtis,
speaking from her home in Nova
Scotia, said, "(Bruce) would like to
clear his name," but added, "I
don't know if that's possible in New
But the rapidity with which Curtis could be transferred to a Canadian prison once he applies for a
transfer is now in question.
Before the transfer treaty was
passed last summer, recalls Hatfield
Lyon, "We were told by the Governor's office (of New Jersey) and the
people in Canada that the matter
(Curtis' transfer) would be ex-
But Legano, the American
lawyer, learned yesterday from the
New Jersey Department of Corrections, the Department now must
"promelgate regulations of the procedure (prisoner transfer). They
said it could take up to a year and a
According to Hatfield Lyon,
Curtis was yesterday offered the opportunity to transfer to a state
facility in Maine.
"The reason they offered is he'd
be closer to home, and the transfer
could take up to a year and a half,"
said Hatfield Lyon.
She believes the Department of
Corrections's stalling is designed
"to stampede Bruce into taking a
transfer to Maine."
She believes the offer, which
Curtis has referred to his lawyers, is
connected to a trip that the Monmouth County prosecutor (the
County in which Curtis was tried)
made to Ottawa last week. She
alleges the county prosecutor spoke
to Canadian officials and tried to
ensure that if Curtis was transferred
to Canada the government would
require he "get ten years before
parole," the minimum New Jersey
requires he serve of his 20 year
sentence. Canadian law would
otherwise only require he serve
seven years. Hatfield Lyon added
she "understands he was unable to
get assurance," and she considers
the trip to Ottawa "very unorthodox."
She said there may be a deal between New Jersey and Maine to
guarantee the 10 year minimum
sentence. She does not know if the
state of Maine has ratified the
prisoner transfer treaty.
The travel literature section five
years ago consisted of one shelf.
Then a generation of postwar travellers discovered the pleasures of
armchair travelling, and the paperback reprint houses realized by
reading Paul Fussell's Abroad:
British Travel Writing Between
the Wars that there were a number
of classics just waiting to be
reissued, and the boom was on. Of
course, writers are still producing
good travel books, and a number of
them have just been published in
paperback. So Far From God: A
Journey To Central America by
Patrick Marnham details Marn-
ham's trip mainly by bus and train
from California through Mexico.
Guatemala, El Slavador and Nicaragua. He feels that "To travel
from California, south, suggested a
journey from an existing future
into a living past." His book is
finely written, full of incident, and
is also an excellent work of political reportage as well.
The city of Joy by Dominique
Lapierre was a bestseller in hardcover for a year, and now it is on
the stands as a mass market
paperback. It examines the life of
those people who live in one of the
most crowded places on the planet,
the poorest section of Calcutta
called by its residents "the City of
Joy", What a suprised Lapierre
was that the people of this city
within a city were not filled with
despair, but with faith, and that
many seemed to enjoy life more
than the affluent North Americans
at home.
Tim Severin achieved fame and
fortune the hard way by sailing a
skin boat from Ireland across the
Atlantic in order to prove that the
Irish monk Brendan could have
done the same in the 11th century.
His exciting and gripping book
about the trip, The Brendan
Voyage, became a bestseller. He
followed with The Sinbad Voyage,
and  last vear (bv then a favorite
with sailors) The Jason Voyage.
In his last book (just released in
trade paper) Severin sails a 20-
oared replica of a bronze-age boat
on the same loOO-mile journey that
Jason and the Argonauts took :!:{()()
years ago. The resulting story is a
heady blend of adventure, archaeology, geology and history.
When photographer Patrick Morrow reached the summit of Mount
Everest in 1 !)S2 he decided to
stand atop the highest peak of each
of the world's seven continents. His
quest is detailed in Beyond Everest which is a large format
paperback that relies on photographs as well as words.
One of the best-known travel
writers at the moment is Eric
Newby. His latest book to arrive in
trade paperback is a fat anthology
which he has edited, called A
Book of Travellers' Tales. It
includes the work of more than
.300 travel writers, and shows the
genre on form through the ages -
from 430 BC to the 198<)'s.
Some other paperbacks that
people have been waiting for?
Well, Jean M. Auel was in town
last week to help promote the
paperback release of the third title
in her triology: The Mammoth
Hunters. Kurt Vonnegut was seen
as returning to true form with his
novel published last year: Galapagos. It is set in Galagapos of
course, but Vonnegut has never
been firmly bounded by time and
space, so except a little more than
a mere depiction of the way things
are.Some people were not surprised
when Alec Guinness' Blessing in
Disguise turned into one of the
bestsellers of last year, but many
people in the trade were a little
unprepared for his popularity.
There was another reason for the
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A belated Jubilee
Playwright turns object of
hate into labour of love
"I hated it, I really hated it. And I was glad when it was cancelled." It's a comfort
to know that John Gray is just like the rest of us. Just like the rest of educated ur-
banites old enough to remember Don Messer's Jubilee, but young enough to know
that the weekly dose of fiddle tunes and fisherman's songs on the CBC was definitely
not cool, hip, or otherwise worth our admiration.
And its certainly a relief to hear that Gray, English Canada's finest creator of musical theatre, the
author of such works as Billy Bishop Goes to War, Rock and Roll, and Eighteen Wheels, was not inspired by a childhood love for Don and the gang when he decided to create his most recent musical,
titled after the original.
Which is not to say he didn't watch it. Like many Canadians of his generation, Gray was forced to
view Don Messer's Jubilee because his parents and grandparents "loved it". And they were not alone.
After 25 successful years on radio the show made an extraordinary transition to television, ranking as
the No. 1 show in Canada for eight years, with over three million viewers a week. Even into the sixties
Don Messer always made the top 10 — he was consistently more popular than Ed Sullivan — drawing
in excess of one million viewers.	
But its true fans were those born
well before the war — either war,
but especially W.W. 1. As a symbol
of a Canadian generation gap, Gray
muses that "Don Messer was really
heavy metal in reverse. The young
people just loathed him and the old
people loved him."
Gray explains that like today's
reactions to Ozzy and his ilk, dislike
for Messer and his band The
Islanders was reinforced by an
absence of context. "One of the
reasons we rejected him when we
were kids was because we didn't
have any idea where he came
from." This might seem a surprising admission. Gray grew up within
a musically alive family in Truro,
Nova Scotia, and admits he was
surrounded by the Maritime tradition of the fiddler and his barn
dance tunes. But his brother went
John Grays talks to Jeffrey
Swartz about his new play
on to become a jazz musician in
drummer Buddy Rich's band, and
John expressed his disassociation
with his Scottish Highlander roots
by choosing rock and roll.
"I played in a rock and roll band
for years," sayd Gray, whose
homage to the genre appeared in
film form as The King of Friday
Night. "Yet I never consciously
played or heard a Canadian song.
And I never read a Canadian book.
I don't think I read a single thing
that was Canadian until I was about
23 or 24. Because by the time I got
to university I knew that all Cana-
TOMMY HUNTER EAT your heart out . . . Jane Mortifee and Frank
Mackay relive early CBC TV Canadian content as Don Messer's Jubilee
stars Marg Osbourne and Charlie Chamberlain.
dian stuff was dull, even though I
hadn't read any of it."
(Fortunately for contemporary
Canadian theatre, that had changed
by the time Gray decided to do an
M.A. in theatre at UBC in the early
seventies. His fellow grad students
included now director Larry Lillo,
producer-director Richard Ouzou-
nian, and actor Brent Carver.)
It was thus as a symbol of a certain cultural transition in the sixties
that Don Messer's Jubilee first
caught Gray's attention.
On the suggestion of Tom Kerr,
then Artistic Director of Halifax's
Neptune Theatre, Gray began leafing through old clippings "to see if
anything interested me, if anything
jived with what I was already thinking." Gray began to see that the
same cultural developments which
led him initially to rock music
destroyed Don Messer, namely
"youth culture, and the growth of
the multi-national cultural
These transitions meant a general
homogenization of world culture
which left Don Messer's Jubilee
particularly susceptible. No longer
deemed appropriate for the
youthful image the CBC wished to
portray, the show was cancelled in
1968 in spite of continued popularity. Over 20,000 letters to the CBC
and protests on Parliament Hill did
nothing to dissuade the decisionmakers that it was time to do away
with the old and bring on the new.
This is the aspect of Messer's
Jubilee that touched Gray — the
cancellation he thought worth
celebrating as a young man. Which
is not to say that Gray failed to find
real inspiration in the show's actual
content (he was able to view a few
shows preserved on tape, though
most were inexplicably destroyed).
The Don Messer's Jubilee now
playing at the Arts Club Mainstage
on Granville Island is spiced with
songs of extraordinary pathos,
songs richly nostalgic and full of insight into an era unmistakedly not
our own.
The play is especially strong in
telling the stories of the modest
singers and musicians who became
nationally known through the
show. Marg Osborne, the lead
female singer (played by Jane Mortifee in the Vancouver production)
was chosen by Messer for her voice
and not her sex appeal; a large,
rather homely woman, Marg
represented the sincere and hard-
PLAYWRIGHT JOHN GRAY . . . force-fed Don Messer's Jubilee by his
parents and grandparents but lived to tell the tale and it's at the Arts Club
working Canadian housewife.
Charlie Chamberlain (Frank
MacKay), the baritone, was a multi-
chinned boozer from the New
Brunswick woods who pumped gas
in the offseason.
For Gray, entertainers like these
represented a natural and in-
digineous expression of Canadian
culture. Such a manifestation was
deeply antithetical to our colonial
roots. According to Gray, "the colonial mindset is founded on the notion that any colony exports natural
resources and imports culture."
Gray adds: "I don't know of a
single industrial empire in Canada
founded on an original idea."
"Don Messer represents that attempt of the population to assert
itself from the roots up. It takes patience, because the population's
pretty naive at first, so you have to
be patient with them. If you notice,
naive art is often very highly
thought of later on, and in fact someone's best work is often done in
a sort of naive state."
That colonial mindset and colonial structures still persist in
Canada is a theme John Gray has
consistently returned to recently.
His success as a playwright has
enabled him to extend his writing
and speaking beyond the direct concerns of the performing arts. In a
recent opinion piece in the Globe
and Mail, Gray drove home the
point that freedom of expression
itself is being hindered by foreign,
or uncaring domestic control of
communications media.
"Surely the concept of freedom
of expression must include the opportunity to be seen and heard by
one's fellow citizens," wrote Gray.
"Otherwise the term is meaningless.
The most repressive junta allows its
writers to write what they like, so
long as nobody reads it."
Here it is important to note that
Gray does not consider the CBC, or
any government inspired organization, the solution.
The most biting pieces of satire in
his Don Messer's Jubilee are reserved for the nationally owned station.
In The Corporation Reel and Never
Trust a Corporation Gray portrays
the decision to cancel Mr. Messer's
show as a stab in the back inspired
by the CBC's growing insensitivitv
to homegrown cultural products.
There's that colonial mindset again,
insipidly opting to base programming decisions on outside standards.
If the Americans ever found out,
what would they think?
Yet Gray denies that the songs
are a blatant attack on the CBC.
Rather, Gray wishes to criticize corporations as a type of decisionmaking organization. "If I
substitute 'The Corporation' for
the CBC there's not a country in the
world that wouldn't know what I'm
talking about.
"The problem is we create institutions where there's no responsibility. The buck never stops, it
just kind of drifts about. The same
thing goes for Union Carbide and
the Bhopal incident: who's responsible?"
It seems like a pessimistic
outlook, especially from one who
has done much to refocus the attention of Canadian playwrights on
Canadian themes. Gray doesn't
equate "Canadian" with
"parochial" or "peripheral"
however. In his view the artist
"always has to talk about specifics.
If you talk about the problems of
your living room, you talk about
the problems of the world."
The problems of the living room?
That about sums up the tensions
which arose in multi-generation,
more-than-one-tv-channel homes
when Don Messer's brood appeared
on the tube each week over twenty
years ago. That the show was
cancelled without respect for its audience is something we can all sympathize with, whether fans of Star
Trek or SCTV.
As in his other works, Gray has
found that the specifics of a personal tale can be as illuminating as
any drama conceived on a grandiose scale. It's this same personal
element which Gray feels will eventually convince Canadians that their
regional cultural manifestations are
valuable and important.
"If you don't know who and
where you are, you cannot come up
with an original idea. All you're going to be thinking is along other
peoples' channels. So what people
begin to realize is that their personal
happiness is being threatened by
this." ~T
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The Vancouver Cantata Singers performed another lively, imaginative programme last Sunday at the Arts Club Theatre. Four
centuries of songs written to the lyrics of William Shakespeare came
off with splendid, lighthearted verve. The central text was "It Was
a Lover and His Lass", from As You Like It, an unaffected ode to
love and joy in the springtime.
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The Arts Club, Granville Island
November 30
The central text was performed to five different melodies alternately cheerful, ironic, or sad. One version started each musical set.
They opened with the earliest version by Thomas Morley
(1557-1603), immediately introducing a lovely medieval tone with a
harp and tenor duo.
The second version began a set of modern songs by W. Matthias.
A background of light whistling in the tenors and basses was filled
by countering rhythms between the sopranos and altos — bird-like,
the essence of spring.
As a total contrast, the next piece in the set was a solemn, paced
dirge with some powerful harmonies. Matthias' works seemed an
ideal showpiece for the clear cool voices in the sopranos and altos.
The programme was sprinkled with some interesting oration by
Vancouver actor Malcolm Armstrong. His first speech, the wooing
speech to Kate from Henry V, was very strong. He spoke with
clear, eager diction, and peppered it with expressive irony.
His second, Romeo's famous balcony scene speech was in some
places very good, though not quite as effective. But the sonnet "Let
me not to the Marriage of True Minds" needed much more feeling.
There was a shred of pomposity in his oration that robbed it of its
Perhaps the most interesting piece was "Love and Shapes High
Fantastical", an original work by Stephen Chatman of UBC. It was
a fascinating mixture of narration, music and voice in harmony:
Armstrong's opening narration, backed by English Horn, harp and
piano, gave way to sudden, full-force harmony from the choir. It
was a very effective and refreshingly unconventional work. And
again, the choir did it full justice.
The encore was yet another rendition of "It Was A Lover. . .",
but this time written by "P.D.Q. Bach", for piano with five hands,
cowbell, party whistle, broad grins, and conductor-with-dark-glasses
It was impossible not to enjoy director James Faulkenhauser's
original programme, with its full, light harmonies and well-chosen
lyrics. The most enjoyable aspect of il all, for the audience, was
how much the choir enjoyed themselves. Their humour and energy
made sixteenth-century lyrics sparkle
with lively twentieth-century
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Department of English
Christmas Examination 1986
bsigiificait Mnsicals 180:
He slid; of John Gray's Don Messer's Jubilee
This examination consists of one page.
Duration: one hour and forty minutes with no intermission.
1. The Tommy Hunter Show will be cancelled tomorrow. Explain how John Gray, in condemning the cancellation, will feel compelled to write a musical mythologizing the show.
Don Messer's Jubilee
By John Gray
Directed by Tom Kerr
Arts Club Granville Island
2. Don Messer's Jubilee was a radio program, originating in the Maritimes, from 1929 until
1950's when it went to television on the CBC who cancelled in in 1968. It was a musical
show, featuring songs like "Goin' to the barndance tonight," and square dancing by the
Buchta Dancers. How many times did you see this show? Would you watch it if it were on
today? Even if Jesus Christ made a guest appearance?
3. In 1968, even though Don Messer's Jubilee was in the top ten, the CBC cancelled it, explaining the show did not fit in with the crown corporation's new youthful image. Has the
CBC's arrogance and contempt for its audience's taste, and its affinity for more American-
style, improved programming over the last decade and a half? Discuss, with reference to
Hangin' In and Wayne and Shuster.
4. Given the possiblity of an insightful play attacking the Canadian inferiority complex,
especially as it relates to Canadian culture, and specifically as revealed by the actions of the
CBC, why did John Gray write Don Messer's Jubilee instead?
5. Can you think of a sounder premise for criticism of the CBC than mythologizing a popular
televised hoe-down? (Limit 1,000 words)
6. Explain the following using Freud's theory of anal retentiveness. John Gray spends the
first 85 minutes of the show doing Broadway's Beatlemania for Don Messer's Jubilee, and
finishes up with 15 minutes of sarcastic, angry, violent songs like the square dance number
"Bow to your partner, stab her in the back".
7. One of the following statements is false:
a. Jane Mortifee, as Marg Osborne, the plain looking, charming warm-hearted singer provides a many-layered characterization that works well in this complicated production:
sometimes she is Marg the show-person, sometimes she is Marg in real-life, singing of
her real sorrow. It is clear portrayal. Her singing is marvelous, even moving, especially
in her lament about "plain girls and conceited young men."
b. Frank Mackay is Charlie Chamberlain the loveable beer drinking singer. His songs are
a delight, and his rapport with the very different, very straight Marg is fun, funny, and
real. But he is awkward in creating the duality of characterization at which Mortifee
succeeds so well. He never takes off the show-biz face, but he always appears a little
self-conscious about his performance, perhaps Mackay's attempt at character depth.
This shallowness is only a problem in the. song-that-nearly-killed-the-play, "Payday
companions and Fair-Weather Friends", Charlie's sad story of life after cancellation.
c. Ross Douglas, the pianist (Billy Bishop national tour), and Simon Webb, the narrator
(Expo's Rainbow War), and drummer Al Rodger all perform excellent vocal solos.
d. John Gray writes good, interesting music with clever, thoughtful, entertaining lyrics.
e. A nation-wide poll indicates Canadians hope John Gray continues to write musicals
about cancelled CBC series from the 60s.
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But what?
The people who put together the bestseller, The New Reality, in
1984 have done it again. The new book, After Bennett, is one
answer to the current economic policies promoted by Mr. Vander
Zalm and associates and it advances some interesting ideas that the
authors say will bring about "an authentically democratic society."
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The editors, Warren Magnusson, R.B.J. Walker, Charles Walker
and John DeMarco, have put together the work of 25 authors to
create a vision of political life in B.C. that is very different from
that offered by the Social Credit Party.
It is easy to surmise that the authors
do not agree with our present government. But what, some critics
asked, when The New Reality came out with a similar attitude, did
the authors have to offer as policies? After Bennett is the answer to
that criticism.
The contributors, mostly associated with SFU and the University
of Victoria, have put a lot of thought and effort into this volume,
and it reads so that the average reader can easily understand the
social democratic ideals the authors express.
Interesting essays include Michael Lebowitz's critique of conservative economics, which, he argues, uses a parrot-like squawking to
persuade the public to accept their simple sounding, but really simple minded and absurd economic philosophies across. His critique is
a bit mean spirited towards the economists he disagrees with, but he
argues his points in an orderly fashion.
Phillip Resnick, political science professor at UBC, was our only
contributor to After Bennett. In his paper, Democratization and
Socialism, he agrees with the right in its criticism of big and
bureaucratized government and calls for his associates on the left to
reject the idea that the state can do everything and calls for those
so-minded to construct a more participatory, co-operative, people
oriented view of social democracy.
The ideas that Resnick seems to push, of communal societies and
people governing themselves, seems to have driven every failed
Utopian colony in history. However, Resnick's paper is lucidly
argued, his critique of the big government ideal that stagnates some
of the left is excellent.
There are many more essays in After Bennett dealing with education, ecology, industrial policy, feminism, poverty and other
fascinating subjects. Anyone; who cares about the future of oar province, can get much food for thought, even if the contents of After
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Tamahnous gives Peter Pan a parachute with no strings attached
B> MICHAEL GROBERMAN        director,   she  has   disbanded  the A    special    fund    has    been       like to mount it again, to rework il.      parachute silk, the tilk encloses all.      Peggy  Thompson,  is  aboui   f
acting  company,  and  initiated  a      designated   for  lhc  retirement   of "I really envy dance companies,"      From ihe moment you walk inio the      mail-order brides who go to sp
Tamanhous artistic director
Kathleen Wei^s wants to break
down the formality of the acior audience relationship, but "not like in
the sixties when an actor would go
into the audience and grab you and
yell 'I've iost my passport!' "
Weiss laughs as she relates her
memory of the sixties, when she lived and acted in San Francisco. Now
she's not even an artist anymore. "I
used to be an artist," she explains,
"now I worry about funding all the
.■V  Tamanhous'   iicwcm   artistic
director, she has disbanded the
acting company, and initiated a
season of two shows. The Canada
council grant was cut back by
$8,000 this year.
"It's because of our artistic instability," she says, explaining (he
cut back. The Canada Council does
not see the company making
money, and so decided it docs not
merit as much money. And
Tamanhous cannot run a debt, "We
have no collateral. Companies like
the Playhouse, who own buildings,
they keep running up deficits. And
now the message from the Canada
council win1- to be to run up a
A    special    fund    has    been
designated   for  lhc  retirement   of
theatre     company     deficits
Tamanhous will see none of it.
Meanwhile Weiss produced and
directed perhaps the most creative
and exciting piece of Vancouver
theatre in many months, with last
summer's The Haunted House
Hamlet which was staged in three
different rooms of Ihe old
Tamanhous House on Vanables.
Morris Panych. who she has replaced as artistic director, was Hamlet.
While she was pleased with the
production, which had to close
because ot" previous commilmeius
In many cast members, «.he would
like to mount it again, to rework it.
I really envy dance companies,"
she says, "they open the piece, they
rework it, and open ii again. II" a
theatre company were lo do that,
they'd think that's really weird."
But she still intends to do u next
The first production of the new-
season opens next Friday. It is
Neverland: the Adventures of Peter
Pan and Wendy, a new adaptation
by local playwright Kim Horseman.
The Firehall theatre will be
transformed, "One thing we want
to do is break down space. We tried
to lake ilic seats out. but they
wouldn't   lei   us.    lhc   set   is   all
parachute silk, the nilk encloses all.
From the moment you walk into the
theatre you know you're in a
transformed space — white silk and
film projections everywhere." And
all the flying is done with dance. No
people hanging from ropes?
"We're trying to create the magic
of flying," she says," It will be very
magical. In a way harnesses are less
magical cause they're more literal."
The play is directed by Susan
Astley, not Weiss. Her next project
goes into rehearsal the day
Neverland opens.. She's doing
Brides in Space. "My subtitle is sci-
fi and the single git!." The original
play   by    Vancouver   playwrij:hi
Peggy Thompson, is about four
mail-order brides who go to space
to marrv aliens from the planet
"It's quite political," say-, Weiss.
"It deals a lot with colonization,
lfi also very funny. Their space
ship is very ineffective."
In February, "we run out of
money," says Weiss predicting the
future. She'll go home to New Mexico for a few weeks, and then return
to raise money. And take visitors.
"I'm always very interested in
anyone coming to me and saying
why don't you do a play about such
and sueh. I reallv wan; that kind of
uive and iakc with the coi:imunit>." Page 12
Friday, December 5,1986
News media is liberal
biased and alienated
A new book, The Media Elite,
takes a scientific look at the question of media bias.
The Media Elite:
America's New Powerbrokers
By   S.   Robert   Lichter,   Stanley
Rothman, and Linda S. Lichter
Published by Adier and Adler
The authors, S. Robert Lichter,
Stanley Rothman and Linda S.
Lichter, have produced the first
scientific study of media news bias.
To find out more about those
who report the news in the U.S., a
team of social scientists interviewed
240 journalists of the New York
Times, the Wall Street Journal, the
Washington Post, Time,
Newsweek, U.S. News and World
Report and the news staff of ABC,
The journalists were asked about
their socio-economic backgrounds,
political beliefs and attitudes on
social issues and were given
psychological tests to examine how
they view the world. Also, the scientists examined the issues of nuclear
power, school busing and the oil
companies' role in the energy crisis.
The Media Elite, however, does
not read like scientific treatise. The
authors have taken pains to tell
what the panel found in relatively
simple language. It is not one ofthe
most exciting books I have ever
read, but it taught me a lot about
the American news elite that was
For example, the elite of the news
media have urban roots and come
from higher class families. They
tend to have at least a college education and are not strongly religious.
Also, the media elite tends to be
"politically liberal and alienated
from traditional norms and institutions." They tend to be very supportive of social change, favouring
the idea of the welfare state. They
would strip traditional power-
brokers in favour of the disadvantaged.
In a fascinating section, the journalists undergo psychological tests
which require them to make up
stories about pictures they were
given. The Thematic Appreciation
Test results tended to tell stories of
people continuously abusing power:
greedy businessmen, crooked politicians, sadistic military officers and
the like. The average man, in these
tests, was protrayed as the victim of
malevolent superiors.
Apart from the fear of power, the
American media elite tended to be
enthralled with those in power,
somewhat narcissistic and hostile
towards their enemies. These journalists tend, generally to be thin
skinned and very resistant to
Why is all this significant?
Because this media elite, almost dictates what is the news. Due to their
powerful influence, what, for example, the New York Times considers to be important, the Vancouver Sun probably will as well.
The Media Elite's liberal
ideology, the study found,
significantly affects how they present the news to us. They are more
likely to use liberal approved
sources in their stories — for example Ralph Nader and his associates
for background on consumer
issues, environmental activist
groups for ecological issues and
anti-nuclear groups for information
on nuclear power information.
I had previously thought that
even if these leading journalists did
have a bias, then, due to their professionalism, they would ensure
that this bias did not come out in
their articles or telecasts. I was
wrong. The most astonishing part
of The Media Elite, the scientific
analysis of how this elite covered
the 70's issues of school busing,
nuclear power and the energy crisis,
shows that the political beliefs of
journalists definitely come Out in
their work.
Not only did the stories tend to
ignore expert opinion on all of these
issues, the study found that often
these elite journalists tended to omit
information that "did not fit" their
preconceived ideas of the story was
really about.
■ Jennifer lyall photo
By JIMMY NELMS (age 11 Vi)
Special to The Ubyssey
The Pinocchio I just saw is the
dumbest show I ever saw. First the
piece of wood talked even before
Geppetto (Barney O'Sullivan),
carves it into a puppet, so who cares
when the Fairy arrives to be magic,
cause it's already magic, right? And
the Fairy comes with a whole bunch
of other people who I don't know
who they are.
Then the songs are so boring I
almost threw up on Debbie who was
sitting beside me. I kept making
faces at her while they were singing,
'cause I was going to throw up.
And the Cricket (Barbara Dun
can) makes no sense at all, and
never does anything, but she talks a
lot, and moves into weird positions.
But I liked her glittery costume.
Book and lyrics by Maurice Breslow
Music by Gordon Emerson
The Waterfron Theatre
until December 24
And Pinocchio's (Nigel
Harvey's) nose never even grows
until after the intermission. No one
even says it will grow if he lies until
(hen. And 1 told E\clyn who was
silling beside me, ilia: his nose was
Ihe dumbest looking thing I cut
saw, I didn't think for a minute that
it was really attached to him. So
But when it grew, and it only
grew once, I couldn't figure out
how they did it.
When the Fox {Brian Mulligan)
and the Cat (Wayne Yorke) are
mean to Pinocchio and try to steal
his gold coins, they're really funny,
and they are good dancers too. I liked them a lot. But they weren't as
scary as in the movie.
Actually, there's nothing even
scary in the whole play and that's
why it's so boring. And there's too
many songs. I used to think that
Scrooge, the play they did last year,
was the unscariest play I ever saw.
ow I think it was good. The peo-
who made the play think we're
just babies I guess. David, my
friend, told me he saw The Exorcist
and Alien and wasn't even scared
And it was very confusing when
Pinocchio went to school for a
whole year before he became a
donkey and then found his father,
Geppetto, inside a whale. Why
didn't Pinocchio ever feel sad ever?
And the Cricket is magic, and so is
the Fairy, so why did they make
Geppetto live in a whale for a whole
And how come Geppetto
couldn't get out of the whale until
Pinocchio came so Geppetto could
use Pinocchio as a wooden stick to
hold open the whale's mouth, even
though Geppetto said he was
swallowed up with a whole ship?
At the end, when the Fairy made
Pinocchio a real boy, and his
wooden nose disappeared and he
took off his jacket and he was wearing really tight short pants
underneath, everyone said he looked like a real boy. The end.
Playboys hot bubbly and zesty
The steamy bayou country of
Southern Louisiana has produced
two distinctive cultural exports: its
food and its music. Genuine gumbo
is difficult to get in Vancouver, but
local audiences have always shown
a keen appetite for the musical
equivalents: zydeco and cajun.
Terrance Simien and the
Mallet Playboys
The Town Pump
until tomorrow night
This week Timbre Productions
has been attempting to introduce
local fans to a new zydeco recipe:
Terrance Simien and the Mallett
Playboys who are at the Town
Pump tonight and Saturday.
Over the years Queen Ida and the
Bontemps Zydeco band have
always been very popular at the
folk-fest and at local dance venues.
The Mallett Playboys serve up a
similar soul stew: hot, bubbly and
zesty. It's simple hearty fare — the
perfect pick-me-up for the dance-
On Tuesday night they opened
their first gig in Vancouver in the
most discouraging circumstances
only to emerge triumphant after
three sets and over four hours of
flat-out playing. When the band
first hit the stage there were less
than 20 in the audience and nobody
seemed at all interested in dancing.
Terrance and the boys gave it
their all right from the start. They
blasted out the fast numbers and
poured everything into the slowies,
leaping and cavorting round the
stage in synchronised movements
that displayed more energy and enthusiasm than rehearsal.
By the end of the second set the
crowd had tripled and the optimistic could have told themselves
it was nearly half full. The dance
floor even became the scene of
some activity and the band redoubled their efforts.
Simien is an enthusiastic front-
man. A great hairy bear of a man,
he bellows out the lyrics, exhorts
the audience with the French cajun
phrases, and colours the music with
the rich, bittersweep accordion that
is the hallmark of zydeco.
The music is given an unusual
edge by the frenetic frottoir (that's
rubboard or washboard to you and
me) of Earl Sally. Gene Chambers
on guitar was content, for the most
part, to provide sparse rhythm-
playing, but given his chance he
showed some pleasing licks.
He provided the highspot of the
second set with a celestial solo
which lifted a ten-minute workout
on one of the all-time great
schmaltzers, Daddy's Home, out of
the ordinary.
The only question-mark was the
rather monotonous, pounding back
line of Pop Espree on bass and
Rudy Chambers on drums. Both
showed they are well above average
musicians when given the opportunity, but for the most part opted
to propel the tunes with an unvarying, crunching beat. But then when
they're playing to a packed club of
frenzied dancers back home in
Lebeau or Opelousas, Louisiana,
that's probably ideal. And if the
Town Pump is packed to the rafters
for their last two nights all the
bouncing bodies will probably absorb most of the thudding beat.
If your taste runs to dance music,
Terrance and his Playboys have the
perfect dish for you and, what's
more, they'll happily give you
second and third helpings. Friday, December 5, 1986
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Vancouver has a free Arts Hotline where a
living human being, not a recording, answers
all your questions about entertainment. Call
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Saturday:
Many theatre tickets can De purchased for
half-price on the day of the performance at
Front Row Centre 11025 Robson, 683-20171.
It's Snowing on Saltspring, the play
Nicola Cavendish wrote, about a magical
Christmas on Saltspring where Cavendish, a
remarkable actress and playwright who also
graduated from UBC and is going to Broadway in Janaury plays four different roles, and
it's at the Arts Club Seymour Street (1181
Seymour, 687-1644), December 4 - January 3,
Monday to Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturdays at
6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., 2 for 1 matinees
Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., with special holiday schedule.
Don Messer's Jubilee, the newest play by
famous Canadian musical writer John Gray
(who wrote Billy Bishop), and who hopes this
musical tribute to this legendary Canadian
entertainer will make everyone forget his
Christmas play of a few years back (Better
watch out . . .), at the Arts Club Granville
Island (687-1644), November, until
whenever, Monday to Friday at 8:30 p.m.,
Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.,
Wednesdays, 2 for 1 at 5:30 p.m.
Ain't  Misbahavin',  the  longest  running
musical ever in the history of the free world, at
the  Arts  Club   Revue  Theatre  (Granville
Island,   687-1644),  same  times  as   above,
until the end of time.
Christmas Cheer, a lively potpourri of carols,
stories, anecdotes and sing-a-longs, with Bernard Cuffling and Christmas cake, at the Arts
Club Backstage Lounge (Granville Island,
687-1644), December 10-27, Tuesday to Friday at 12:15 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at
12:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
Soledad y Compania, a multi-media exhibition that is the result of Eduardo Meneses'
photographic work, at Le Centre culture!
colombien (795, 16th Avenue, 874-9105),
December 10-13 at 8 p.m.
Alice in Wonderland, the Brady Bunch's
maid visits a bowling alley, at Queens Park
(New Westminster, 521-0412), December
10-14, 17-21 at 8 p.m., December 14 and 21 at
2 and 5 p.m.
Night Light and Liars, the two currently
touring shows by Green Thumb Theatre for
Young People, the first, by John Lazarus,
who is related to Bonnie, is about fear, and
the second by Dennis Foon (New Canadian
Kid) is about kids with alcoholic parents, at
the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (1895
Venables, 254-9578), December6, Night Light
at 1:30 and 7 p.m., Liars at 8:15 p.m.
Cabaret, the Broadway musical, directed by
Brian MacDonald, at the Festival Theatre
(Stratford, Ontario, 271-4040), opens June 1.
Cinderella, the magical musical, full of buffoonery, magic, gags, and special effects with
Karen Kain, who will dance little, and Ross
Petty, who will act like Prince Charming, and
the audience is encouraged to boo, hiss,
heckle, or leave in disgust, at the Queen
Elizabeth   Theatre   (Hamilton   at   Georgia,
280-4444), December 10-21 (except December
15), at 7 p.m., December 13, 14, 18, 20, 21 at
2:30 p.m.
The Wizard of Oz, the musical journey to the
and of the Munchkins and poppies, where
Dorothy Gale of Kansas indicates, astutely, "I
don't think we're in Kansas anymore Toto,"
and she soon discovers that there's no place
like — but that's giving away the ending, at
the Richmond Gateway Theatre (6500
Gilpin Road, Richmond, 270-1812), December
12-January 4, Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m.,
Sunday at 2 p.m., no show Christmas Day.
Neverland, a new adaption of the old book,
where Peter Pan takes Wendy, John, and
Michael to meet Captain Hook, with the help
of Tinker Bell, and EDAM dancers will replace
harnesses, at The Firehall Theatre (280 East
Cordova, 689-0926), December 12-January 4,
Tuesday to Sunday at 7:30 p.m., no shows
December 24, 25, cheap previews December
10, 11.
Rape Fantasies, Steve McQueen, and
White Boys, a night full of theatre including
an original adaption of the Margaret Atwood
story, the memories of a Hawaiian bartender,
and low-life street characters, directed by Fringe Festival artistic director Joanna Maratta,
at the Bruhanski Theatre Studio (164 East
11th Avenue, 873-3646), December 5-7, 11-14
at 8:30 p.m.
Forever Yours Marie Lou, a one-act by
Michel Tremblay and directed by Catherine
Caines and on the Freddy Wood Stage
IUBC, 228-2678), December 3-6 at 8 p.m.,
Private Lives, Amanda and Elyot, once
married to each other, meet again by chance
while honeymooning with new spouses on
the Riviera in this mad foray to the fringes of
theatrical experience, offered up by the ever-
testing Vancouver Playhouse (Hamilton at
Dunsmuir, 873-3311), December 6 to
sometime in January, cheaper preview night
is December 5.
Charley's Aunt, the amusing story of an
Oxford undergraduate who dresses as a
woman for reasons typical of Oxford
undergraduates, and the entire play, including
the rather complicated denouement, is explained entirely in the press release, at
Presentation House (333 Chesterfield, N.
Van., 986-1351 for directions), December
3-20, Tuesday to Friday at 8 p.m., Wednesday
at 5 p.m. (2 for 1), Saturdays at 6 p.m. and 9
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Pinocchio, Carousel's stupendous new
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Waterfront Theatre (Granville Island,
685-6217), Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2
and 8 p.m., until December 24,
Theatresports, improvisational theatre
that provides jobs for many UBC graduates
and is often good and occasionally tasteless,
at City Stage (751 Thurlow, 683-2017), Friday
and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Scared Scriptless, improvisational theatre
at the Arts Club Revue Theatre (Granville
Island, where Ain't Misbehavin' lives), Fridays
at 11:30 p.m.
Everyman in the '80s, a lively update of
the medieval classic by a brand new professional theatre company called Theatre at Lrge,
whose artistic directors both went to UBC, at
Heritage Hall, (Main and 15th, 683-2257),
November 22-December 5.
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Masterpiece Music, a performance by the
baroque aria ensemble. Musical Offering, in a
specia program of music for small, yup,
ensembles, at the Vancouver East Cultural
Centre, {1895 Venabies, 254-95781,
December 7 at 2.30 and 8 p.m.
Connie Kaldor and Bim, the end of the
North American tour, at the Vancouver East
Cultural Centre 11895 Venables, 254-9578),
December 10-14 at 8 p.m.
Abendmusik, Christmas music of 17th century Germany, at Kitsilano United Church
(2490 West 2nd Avenue at Larch, 732-1610),
December 17 at 8 p.m.
Kate and Anna McGarrigle, fresh, unique,
brilliant songwriters and singers, from
Quebec, at Eighty-Six Street (Expo site,
280-4444), December 10 at 8:30 p.m.
Chris Houston and Herald Nix, at the Arts
Club Seymour Street lounge (1181
Seymour Street, 687-1644), December 12 at 7
p.m.-2 a.m., December 13 at 5 p.m.-2 a.m.
No Fun at Christmas, "Bruno Gerussi
Medallion", at the Arts Club Seymour
Street lounge (1181 Seymour Street,
687-1644), December 19 at 7 p.m.-2 a.m.,
December 20 at 5 p.m-2 a.m.
Sibel Thrasher, one of the stars of Ain't
Misbehavin', at the Arts Club Lounge (Granville Island, 687-1644), December 5, 6 at 11:30
p.m.-2 a.m.
Belatrs with Witner, R & B at its best, at the
Arts Club Lounge (Granville Island,
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Colleen Savage, part of the Gettin' Off Easy
trio, the Arts Club Lounge, (Granville Island,
687-1644), December 19, 20 at 11:30 p.m.-2
Neil's Petersen, Chris Allan and Connie Le
Beau, "words", says the succint press
release, "cannot express these tremendous
talents." At the Arts Club Lounge (Granville
Island, 687-1644), December 26, 27 at 11:30
p.m.-2 a.m.
Handel's Messiah, Baroque splendour with
the 150 voice Vancouver Bach Choir and the
Vancouer Symphoney Orchestra, with two
polite-audience performances, and one extra-
special sing-a-long version, at the Orpheum
(Smithe at Seymour, 280-4444), December
12, 13 at 8 p.m., sing-a-long December 14 at
2:30 p.m.
Academy Strings, the first concert of the
season includes Shostakovich's Kammersin-
fonie #8 for String Orchestra, and some Suk
and Vivaldi, at the Koerner Recital Hall
(Music Centre, Vanier Park, 1270 Chestnut,
near the Planetarium, 734-2301), tonight at
7:30 p.m.
The Vancouver Children's Choir, fresh
from a performance for Prince and Princess
Charles in May, performing Handel's Messiah
(Part 1) at Christ Church Cathedral (690
Burrard Street, 682-3848), tonight at 8 p.m.
The 3rd Annual Independent Music
Festival, three bands each night, featuring
some of the many local independent artists
who have contributed to the exciting alternative music community in the lower
mainland this last year, at the Town Pump,
(66 Water Street, 683-6695), December 26-28.
Huey Lewis and the News, sporting their
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bands ir the world and will always make you
smile, at the Coliseum (P.N.E. grounds.
280-4444), December 21 at 8 p.m.
Metallica, a powerful, hard, fast-paced
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Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, a pro
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Friday, December 5, 1986
Arab — Israeli dialogue tours
Can you teach two different
societies who live together in an atmosphere of mutual fear and
distrust to co-exist peacefully? According to Wallid Mulah and Ronnie Brawer the answer is yes — but
it must be done slowly and
systematically — and it must begin
on a grassroots level.
This is the message the pair partially got across to their 40 audience
members in Buchanan A 102 last
Wednesday. Unfortunately many
of their points were lost in the ensuing political discussions of the
following hour and a half. But
some of their points were recovered
the next day in a private interview.
This year Brawer and Mulah are
speaking together on 40 campuses
across North America to encourage
dialogue between Arab and Jewish
communities and to promote the
work   of  peace   groups   in   Israel
in the past few years.
These dialogues involve bringing
small groups of Arabs and Jews
together to discuss their own and
each other's cultural backgrounds
and identities, feelings toward the
land and images of one another.
"It works on the basis of now
that I understand you a little bit,
better understand your history, why
you do the things you do, why you
support the things you do, at least
now I have to deal with those
things," said Brawer.
Mulah said people in the
workshops learn about each society's day to day needs and goals and
not just about their long term
political aspirations. He said he
hoped people leaving his workshops
would also understand that each of
them could make an impact on the
future of both Jewish and Palestinian nations.
"1  want  people at  the end  to
your daily life effect politics in the
long term," he said.
Wallid Mulah, 28, Palestinian
who grew up in northern Israel and
received his B.A. in philosophy and
history of the Middle East at
Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Ronnie Brawer is an American Jew
who received his BSc. in Business
Administration at State University
in New York. Brawer spent two
years of his life in Israel and plans
to move there next year.
N'vei Shalom, Messengers of
Peace, was the first organization in
Israel to institute workshops for the
purposes of Arab — Jewish
dialogue. (The N'vie Shalom settlement was built with the idea of Jews
and Arabs living and working
together to promote peace.) Mulah
has directed such workshops all
over Israel including those at the
Hebrew University for the International Center for Peace in the Mid-
which they both have been a part of   understand that the things you do in   die East.   In   1985  Brawer helped
Gender gap shrinks slowly
Although the gender gap is closing, there are still sex differences in
enrolment and scholarship patterns
at UBC.
Women are branching out into
fields not previously regarded as
"feminine" and are receiving
greater shares of scholarship funds,
but differences in representation
still remain, especially in graduate
programs and trditionally male
areas of study.
Traditionally female schools such
as nursing, family and nutritional
sciences and elementary education
still remain ghettoized. Each has at
least 84 per cent female enrolment.
The percentage of women
students in the faculty of science
gives the impression that women
have made progress in this field,
usually thought of as a male
preserve. Thirty-six per cent of all
science students are women, and
figures have been rising over the
past ten to twenty years. However,
these numbers conceal as much as
they reveal. Many are biological
science students, where the ratio of
females to males is approaching one
to one.
Real discrepancies show up in individual departments' honours programs.
In the computer science program
the ratio of men to women is close
to five to one. This figure surprised
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students was a little higher."
Physics honours chair Charles
Schwerdtfeger explained the startling difference in his program
(where ratios have ranged in recent
years from three to one to this
year's 14 to one. "Physics is not
the sort of thing that your average
girl would go into."
Enrolment of women also remains low in the traditionally male
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The graduate school figures
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coordinate similar workshops for
the Progressive Zionist Caucus (a
North American student group) in
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Brawer said he noticed quite
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to "teach" the other side rather
than really listen to what was going
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Both agreed the purpose of the
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answers or political models on the
"My work is not to give answers
to people, it is to let them find
answers out of the questions they
raise," Mulah said.
One of the most encouraging
results of such dialogues Brawer
noticed, is their impact on breaking
down societal stereotyping. Meeting
individual Arab students has helped
him and other Jewish students he
has worked with "shatter media
stereotypes" caused by newspaper,
radio and television's focus on
violence in the Middle East.
It is too soon to tell what kind of
impact the two have made on North
American communities, but there
have been some tentative successes
so far. In Weslyan University, Connecticut, the two were the catalyst
for an ongoing student dialogue.
And in Albany, New York, a group
of community people are looking
into developing similar workshops
for the public schools in their city.
In Detroit, Michigan, leaders of
the Arab and Jewish communities
have expressed interest in forming a
group to raise money for peace projects in Israel.
When they return to Israel,
Mulah and Brawer will continue to
work for both Jewish and Arab
communities. They hope to
establish a community centre in the
Western Galil near Mulah's home
village and Brawer's kibbutz to
serve the day to day needs of both
Jews and Arabs in the area.
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Refugees lobby for their rights
Mike Gordon & Sarah Gurran
Canadian University Press
The Canadian government seems
to have a hard time making a
distinction between refugees and
Whether the ambiguity is an indication of Canadian foreign policy
or the review process is in need of a
complete overhaul — or both —
over 20,000 "backlogged" refugee
claimants are caught in the political
'limbo' of Canadian Immigration
Racial, cultural, political/military
and economic persecution, combined with massive health and environmental threats, often force
refugees to seek only temporary
asylum in another country. As a
refugee is usually unable to return
to her/his home country, the
distinction between an immigrant
and a refugee usually centers
around that latter's unwillingness to
be repatriated once conditions in
her/his country become favourable.
The Geneva Convention of 1951
defines refugees as people whose
lives or freedom are threatened, and
are forced to leave their homeland.
Not until the Immigration Act,
when Canada adopted the principles of the convention, was the
need for a distinct legal status for
refugees recognized.
However, Canada's belated and
limited recognition of the plight of
refugees only provides those seeking asylum in Canada with a temporary status which includes no
guarantee that they will not be sent
elsewhere. Moreover, they have no
access to services or employment in
this country.
Chris Ferguson, a chaplain at
McGill University's Newman Centre and an activist for refugee rights
says Canadian law concerning
refugees is based on a policy of
'non-refusement' .
"This is best translated as 'non-
involuntary repatriation'," says
Ferguson. "In other words, the law
only says refugees can not be sent
back against their will to a potentially life-threatening situation."
Refugees and groups lobbying
for their rights have been voicing
their opposition to Bill C-24, the
present Immigration Act, since
1975. A major reason for this protest is that the bureaucracy required
to administer Bill C-24 causes painfully long and dangerous delays in
the granting of refugee status.
Although the Geneva Convention makes provision for the basic
forms of persecution listed above,
Ferguson said the ambiguities in
Canadian law can prevent a refugee
from receiving desperately needed
"A person living in a rural
ficer's job is to keep immigrants out
of Canada."
Though a claimant has the right
of appeal, s/he is faced with the
same bureaucratic obstacles in the
appeal process.
Pax Abah, a Mayan refugee in
Montreal, says only a small number
of refugees from Guatemala who
are allowed to stay in Canada
"have gone through the worst problems in their own countries."
Because the Canadian government   chooses   which   country's
"I believe therefore that a Convention Refugee who does not have
a safe haven is entitled to rely on
this country's willingness to live up
to the obligations it has undertaken
as a signatory to the United Nations
Convention Relating to the Status
of Refugees," said Justice B.
The ruling revealed several inadequacies in the determination process, including the lack of any oral
hearing at any stage for a claimant,
and the denial of a claimant's right
to have access to information in
her/his file.
The most significant result,
however, was the placing of
claimants (or anyone else on Canadian soil) under the protection of
the Canadian Charter of Rights and
But despite statements from
Justice Wilson that "the refugees'
rights prevail over administrative
quotas," no comprehensive
changes were made to the refugee
determination process itself. Only a
new, but significant interpretation
of claimants' rights under the
Charter protection was established.
Sylvie Gagnon, coordinator of
the Working Centre on Immigration at le Ligue des Droits et
Libertes, says the administrative
changes which were decided upon
were both late and inappropriate.
"What all the groups, demanded in
the Supreme Court was a special
program for refugees that would
guarantee them permanent landing
See page 16: REFUGEES
of Guatemala, for example, where
surrounding villages have been
burnt down, and people have been
raped, robbed, tortured, and
slaughtered, may not, because it
hasn't yet happened to them, be
eligible for asylum in Canada,"
Ferguson said.
States a 1982 All Canadian
Bulletin, "It is not beyond contemplation that a student or trade
unionist in Guatemala, for example, could be murdered while
waiting for a Canadian visa."
Under the Act, a claimant first
requests status at a hearing. The
Refugee Status Advisory Committee then considers the hearing
results to determine the claimant's
eligibility under the Geneva Convention. Finally, a notice is sent to
the Minister of Immigration who
determines whether the claimant is
actually a 'refugee'.
But, says Ferguson, the decision
is ultimately made by "one of those
people in the blue suits and anyone
will tell you that an immigration of-
refugees receive priority entrance to
Canada, says Abah, "many of the
most repressed peoples in war-torn
countries are never heard."
He added that the majority of
Guatemalans in Canada arrived five
to ten years ago. The federal
government has since limited the
number of Guatemalans allowed
entry, and "it is now much more
difficult for people undergoing
severe repression today, to leave the
country — especially the Mayans."
Though it is generally hard for
Latinos and Mayans to enter
Canada, it is even harder for them
to leave their own countries.
After considerable pressure from
a coalition of refugee groups, a
Supreme Court inquiry into the entire refugee determination process
in Canada was launched.
The result was an April 4, 1985
ruling which declared that parts of
Canada's Immigration Act vilate
the rights of refugees as set out in
the Canadian Charter of Rights,
and the Universal Declaration of
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in Canada", she said. Instead, the
government imposed a program of
case-by-case review — which is difficult. "As well, it started out with
a two month delay."
Gagnon said the review process,
which began in early September,
has examined 443 out of 11,000
refugee claimant cases in Quebec.
"Out of those 443, 57 were delayed,
301 were accepted, and only six
were admitted on 'humanitarian'
"All the others were accepted on
immigration criteria — namely,
they had a job. In other words, they
had proof they could establish
themselves quite properly here,"
she said.
Gagnon said 85 refugees refused
status were "mostly on welfare."
Citing the rate of unsuccessful
demands at about 20 per cent, she
said that out of 85,000 refugees in
Canada, only 1,200 claimants were
admitted as refugees, while 15,000
'refugees' — persons Gagnon
describes as "selected from camps,
embassies and universities," are admitted based on immigration
"It is a clear indication of the
way in which the government
fulfills its international responsibility," she said.
An official at the Quebec
Ministry of Immigration and
Employment, who wished to remain anonymous, revealed that the
Immigration Act of 1976 states that
a refugee, once recognized as such
by the Canadian authorities, could
be sponsored by a nongovernmental organization and
private groups of Canadian citizens
willing to undertake legal sponsorship.
"From 1979 to 1982, more
refugees came to Canada through
these private sponsoring groups
than through the government quota
system," Gagnon said.
More than a thousand groups of
at least ten people each were involved in the support of Vietnamese
refugees during that period, she
estimates. This new amendment has
greatly increased the influx of people finding refuge in Canada,
especially since the number of independently sponsored refugees is
not included in the government
Refugee quotas are stringently
established each year on the basis of
regional need. Only a few hundred
places are not assigned to specific
regions. This is to allow for
emergency situations.
Though public concern, in the
form of private sponsorship, has
helped push the government to increase the numbers it lets in,
Gagnon says public misconceptions
about certain refugee situations can
often have the opposite effect.
Of the recent arrival of over 100
Tamil refugees, Gagnon says
"public reaction created a backlash
of misinformation and prejudice. A
lack of information makes people
think there is a 'flood' of refugees
and that a lack of rules allows them
to enter into Canada unhindered,"
she said.
Denis Rasico, a Montreal lawyer
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willing to help refugees when it
understands the situation from
which they come. Within 15 days of
the Tamil's arrival, says Rasico,
S.O.S. organized a vigil, and circulated a petition which received
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Friday, December 5, 1986
tween classes
Christmas  dinner,   7 30  p.m..   Fogy   N   Sudds
Social gathering, 6.30 8 30 p.m., the board room
of the Lutheran Campus Centre.
Information and film about Varsity Outdoors
Club, presented by Varsity Outdoor Club,
12:00-2:00 p rn., main concourse of SUB next to
Speakeasy desk
f'rour: to be a Breeder Dance," 8:00 p m , SUB
Last  day of classes hui bash, 3:30-6:30 p m,,
Buchanan Lounge.  Buch Building A
End of term drop in, 200 p m., Lutheran Cam
pus Centre
UBC men's university tournament, 6 15 p.m.
UBC v Laurier, 8:15 p.m., Winnipeg v. Nor
thwest Christian, War Memorial Gym
Bz/r garden, 4 00 p.m 9 00 p.m , International
UBC    tournaments   conclude high   school
championship final, 7 00 p.m , University championship final, 9 00 p rn , War Memorial Gym
International House's Children's Party, 2:00 4:00
p m , International House   Please sign up at I H
office in advance
Communion Service, 10 00 a.m., Lutheran Campus Centre
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Dec. 5 till Dec. 14th
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Thunderbird Athletics
Awarded ■nedsonally lo outstanding fresnman male and temale
Thunderbird athletes
Winners October 15 to December 1
A defensive lineman with the Canadian
champion Thunderbird footbali team,
Matt was recently selected as a second
team All-Canadian at the Nestles All-
Canadian Awards that were held in
Toronto recently. He is a native of Port
Coquitlam and attended a junior college
in California during the past two
Ron Crick        Football
S*eve Burns       Soccer
A'an Lalonde       Basketball
A 4th year student in Family and Nutritional Sciences, Vikki is in her first year
with the Thunderbirds after having
played previously at the University of
Victoria. She is the starting setter for
the team and her performance has
helped the 'Birds vie for second piace
and a national top ten ranking in recent
Zabeen Janmohammed
Call 734-4191  - 3644 West 4th Ave. (at Alma)
THE FROSH AWARD: each male and female frosh award winner
receives $20 worth of hair care products, free hairstyling plus a
CORKY'S t-shirt. Nominees also receive a t-shirt.
An   Show,    10:00   a.m.-4:00   p.m.,   AMS   An
Cu op supper. 6:00 p.m., Lutheran Campus Cen-
DEC. 11
Faculty concert series Gera! Stanick, viola
Ticket Su adults, $2 students and seniors. (Free
nformdtion lecture at 7 30 p in i 8 00 p.m . UBC
Recital Hall
DEC. 12
Kuhlau t)i centennial concert The Purcell Str
no. Quartet. Robert Rogers, piano, 8:00 p.m.,
UBC Recital Music Hall
DEC. 19
Christmas party, 8:00 p.m., Jencho Sailing Centre, Surf   N Turf Lounge
International House presents Lucienne Watson
(vocalist), and Robert Jordan (guitartist), for
Christmas carols and songs from many lands.
UBC students, faculty, and friends welcome,
2:00-4:00 p.m., International House.
MONDAY. DEC. 15-19
Art Show, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., AMS An
Big strategy meeting, party to follow, 7:00 p.m.,
2831 Quebec St. at 12th.
Christmas Dance, 8:00 p.m -1:00 am , Hyatt
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UBYSSEY! Friday, December 5, 1986
Page 19
From page 4
Around the house the party of black, snotty-nosed stoolies gathered and Groberman stepped to the front of the house, his books in his hand, an evil leer on
his lips. "Open up or we'll bust you down," yelled Groberman. Patricia Foster opened the door and told him to "Just fuck off." Cassandra Freeman and Norm
Rawin were very upset by this. Brad Newcombe and Steve Neufeld fondled their enormous clubs and looked to Groberman for an order. But just then Snow
Blite came out, listened to their complaints and agreed there was a problem. She apologized and Groberman accepted and everyone lived blandly ever after.
Groupies — Peter MacDougalf, Gordon McCay, Peter Mehling
Gophers — Don Wells, Trish Webb, Anya Waite
Doubles — Russel Sly, Angie Norman, Louise Pansier
Triples — Spencer Bezak, Kristi Blocker, Shari Bte. Abdullah
Gaffers — Angie Norman, Sam Miener
Wind-machine — Diane Lister, Elspeth Robinson, Nora Reach
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The Alma Mater Society is accepting resumes from anyone who
would like to volunteer to help at
the new Food and Development
Centre. Please send them to SUB
Classes on Saturdays (9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)
from January 10, 1987
Fee—$120 On-site
Registration at:
Vancouver Korean (Language) School
McPherson Park Junior Secondary School
5455 Rumble St. (Royal Oak & Rumble)
For information, contact Mei Lee
at 683-8481 (wk), 294-8045 (hm).
Women on
the way up
From page 14
41.3 per cent figure.
Women PhD students make up
only 26.5 per cent of the total, and
even in faculties that have high
undergraduate percentages of
females, this percentage remains
Women arts undergraduates are
58.7 per cent of the total enrolment,
but only 46.8 per cent of the Ph.D.
candidates. The percentages for
education tell a similar story.
Women's Students centre
counselor Nancy Horseman explains this difference by saying,
"There's not the same incentive or
same encouragement for women
students at that level. Marriage and
children are part of the reason why
they start to drop off. There's a
male hierarchy on this campus —
men have a freedom here that
women don't."
The scholarship figures reveal
this mixed progress despite remaining imbalances. Ten years ago 4 per
cent of all male students received
scholarship funding as opposed to
2.8 per cent of their women
counterparts. Last year's figures
show that the gap here has narrowed — now 9.9 per cent of males versus 9.1 per cent of females received
UBC scholarship money.
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Friday, December 5, 1986
Quebec teachers may strike by year's end
MONTREAL (CUP) — Teachers
and support staff of Quebec's 49
CEGEPs may go out on strike
unless the provincial government
and the province's three major
trade unions reach an agreement by
the end of the year.
"Negotiations have been going
on for 11 months in a very unsatisfactory way," said Monique
Simard, president of the Confederation of National Trade
Unions (CNTU). "We are going to
have to use harder measures to get a
collective agreement before the end
of 1986."
The CNTU is the largest trade
union in Quebec with 730 local
unions, 42 CEGEPs and 125,000
Representatives from the CNTU,
the Quebec Federation of Labour
(QFL), and the Centrale de
l'enseignement du Quebec (CEQ)
have been negotiating with the
government since Dec. 31, 1985,
when their last collective agreement
was terminated.
Although the three unions are
not part of a "common front",
they do share common goals at the
bargaining table.
"What we all have in common is
salary increases," John Longo,
president ofthe Dawson Creek Support Staff Union, one of the CEQ's
nine CEGEP affiliates.
In 1983, the government cut
teaching and support staff salaries
by almost 20 per cent, according to
Longo. Bill 37 made provisions for
an increase in the first year of the
agreement, but not for the next two
years. The bill also tried to knock
negotiations down from provincial
to local levels.
"We are asking for an eight per
cent increase for the first year
because the government rolled back
our salaries three years ago,"
Longo said.
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William G.  Black  Memorial  Prize — a
prize in the amount of $1,500 has been
made available by the late Dr. William G.
Black  for an  essay on  some aspect  of
Canadian citizenship. The topic will be
designed   to   attract   students   from   all
disciplines. The competition is open to all
students     who     are     enrolled     in
undergraduate programs and who do not
already   possess   a   graduate   degree.   A
single essay topic of general nature related
to Canadian citizenship will be presented
to students al the time of the competition.
Duration of the competition will be two
hours. Candidates should bring their student card for identification.
Time and Place:
10:00 a.m.-12 noon
The Dental
Clinic at UBC
is accepting applications
for patients needing
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and minor oral surgery
Please contact
for an appointment
"The result is that people are
making two to three per cent more
than three years ago, but inflation
has gone up 15 per cent," he said.
"Basically you could say our
salaries have been frozen for the
past three years."
Teachers also received a damaging blow with a 12 to 15 per increase
in workload in 1983, according to
Dawson College Teachers' Union
president, Steve Muszynski.
"It makes it more difficult for
teachers to provide quality education," he said referring to the increased student/teacher ratio.
Michel Poirier, a negotiator with
the Federation Nationale des
Enseignant-e-s du Quebec
(FNEEQ), said workload is a big
problem. "Professors become inundated and overworked," he said.
"The   climate   of   colleges   has
greatly deteriorated. This is one of
our biggest points," he said. Poirier
said adult education has suffered,
and that entire departments have
been cut.
"Teachers are being paid by the
hour, and being used as cheap
labour," he said.
Many of the CEQ's 90.00C
members went on strike in 1983, but
were legislated back to work after
three and one-half weeks, when the
government passed Bill 111. The
bill imposed heavy fines and
penalties on unions for striking, including a three-year ban on legal
"For every day we stayed out, we
lost two days work and one year
seniority," said Poirier.
The Bourassa government recently passed Bill 160 in an attempt to
block   a   province-wide   hospital
strike. Bill 160 subjects striking
unions to fines of up to $100,000 a
day each and workers up to $100
a day each.
"Legislation like this puts an end
to the collective bargaining
process,"   said   Muszinski.   "You
may see teachers out in the streets
protesting — even if it's illegal. The
government is in the unique position of being our employer,
negotiator and legislator. They
make up the rules of the game ana"
can change them at will."
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