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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday, November 14, 1990
Vol 73, No 20
Steroids in UBC football?
by Michael Booth
Stanozolol, the anabolic steroid that brought about the
downfall of Canadian track star
Ben Johnson, has reportedly been
detected in the urine sample of a
UBC football player.
The UBC coaching staff was
informed Thursday that Andy
Sidhu, a second string left tackle
in his first full season with the
team, had allegedly failed arandom
drug test administered by the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic
Union (CIAU).
Sidhu was immediately suspended and did not travel with the
team to Saskatoon for last
weekend's Canada West title game.
He is now awaiting the results
of tests on a second urine sample.
If that test turns up positive, Sidhu
faces a one year ban from playing
on any CIAU team.
"I had no idea obviously," said
UBC head coach Frank Smith. "If
you ask a guy and he says no, what
can we do then? We tell people on
the team that if they use that stuff
they are not welcome in our program."
Smith said the pressure an
athlete feels to try banned substances comes not at the collegiate
level, but from the professional
ranks—namely the Canadian
Football League.
"There is no great reward
playing for a Canadian college
team; the reward comes with
playing in the CFL," Smith said.
"As long as the pro leagues don't
impose tough penalties, the attraction is always goi ng to be there.
It makes a kid think: 'this will
make me look better to the pros
and so 111 try them (steroids).'
"We've done everything we
possibly could. The obvious solution
now would be to test everybody at
training camp."
However, UBC director of
Athletics Joanne Jones rejected
this possibility as being too expensive. Each individual test can cost
as much as $400 and, if performed
on all 60 players at training camp,
would eat up a large portion ofthe
team's budget for the year.
Jones said the CIAU's drug
testing policy is still relatively new
and currently football is the only
Harassment in Main
by Michael Booth
Regular incidences of sexual
harassment are making women
students wary of UBC libraries,
according to the university's Sexual
Harassment Policy Office.
Advisor Margaretha Hoek at
the Sexual Harassment Policy
Office said, "There's a general
problem with flashers and indecent exposure. Women often complain that they don't feel safe in
the libraries.
"It is a serious concern for
women. I have heard women say
they are uncomfortable studying
in the library and that for some
women, they really have to work
up their courage to do research
there."
Hoek added that the biggest
problem is in Main library but that
the problem exists in Sedgewick
and Woodward as well.
Bill Watson, assistant librar
ian in charge of public services for
Main Ubrary, agreed that sexual
harassment is a problem in the
libraries.
"Yes, it happens from time to
time," Watson said. "I suppose it
happens every two weeks when
something is reported to us. Students make a report and give a
description of (the offender) and
then we pass the information on to
the RCMP."
He said the design of Main
library, with all of its aisles, nooks,
crannies and different levels, contributes to the problem.
"The library is a vast building
with lots of spaces in it that are
unstaffed," Watson said. "It presents an opportunity for those who
want to prey on women, whether
it's hanging around or more than
that, to do so."
Hoek said a lack of staffing
and funding ofthe libraries serves
as an encouragement to those in
clined to commit acts of sexual
harassment.
"I think it's a financial problem as much as anything," she said.
"The library does not have the staff
to put someone on every floor."
According to Watson, the late
evening staff consists of seven or
eight people working in Main library while Woodward has three
or four and Sedgewick has as few
as two.
Watson added that even with
more people working, there still
would be a problem.
"By the time a person launches
a complaint, it's very rare to catch
the person (offender) in the stacks.
"We have not cut back on
staffing and ifwehadmore money,
I do not know if we would spend it
that way. Because of the library's
size, it is impossible to provide the
kind of measures to keep it from
happening," he said.
Bomb threat disturbs classes
by James Dolan
An anonymous bomb threat
disrupted classes at the Henry
Angus building between 12:00
and 1:30 Tuesday afternoon.
A caller notified the authorities shortly before 12:00,
said the bomb was set to detonate at 1:00. The building was
evacuated, and campus security
informed soon after.
Deputy chief Stuart Affleck
of the University Fire Department, said the threat was taken
seriously.
"The person who phoned in
sounded sincere. The building
has been searched thoroughly,"
he said.
Unfortunately, bomb threats
and false fire alarms are not uncommon on campus, especially
at this time of year.
"These things have hap
pened all over campus," said assistant fire chief Pat Downey.
"Surprisingly, or not surprisingly,
they all seem to happen around
exam time. Very, very few have
any substance at all," he said.
Downey explained how the
University Fire Department, Patrol, and RCMP all have a
preplanned approach to bomb
threat situations. In these cases,
an overall command structure is
headed by the RCMP. The RCMP
are also responsible for evacuation procedures.
However, students and faculty in the building at the time
said the evacuation procedures
were carried out very casually,
with the alarm failing to sound
until 12:25.
Commerce faculty member,
Roger Davies, said he was told to
evacuate by word of mouth at
12:10. He said the alarm did not
sound until well after he had
been informed.
Jason Weinstein, a student
in the building at the time, said
the call for evacuation was initially not taken seriously.
"We thought it was a joke or
an electrical failure at the time.
I was first notified by the snack
bar manager," he said.
The power in the building
had gone out both Monday and
early Tuesday morning.
"I went upstairs to grab my
jacket on the fourth floor. While
I was in the building I didn't see
any police—I thought it was a
joke for sure," Weinstein said.
"It was a long time after that
before the alarm went off."
Students were permitted to enter the building at approximately 1:30 after the bomb failed
to go off.
sport being tested.
"They (the CIAU) have only
done unannounced drug testing
since last year," she said. "They do
sporadic testing duri ng the season
as well as over the summer months.
"When an athlete signs a doping control agreement—the football players all signed in August—
they can be called at any time
during the next 18 months for
testing. All CIAU athletes have to
sign it and attend the seminar but
at this point, only football is tested."
UBC director of Athletics and
Sport Services Bob Hindmarch said
drugs have no place in the
university's athletic programs.
"Obviously we are not trying
tohideanything,"Hindmarch said.
"Our policy is that we do not tolerate any use of banned substances
by our players. I am convinced
that we have done everything possible to keep banned substances
out of our programs.
"What really bothers me is that
in situations like this, one individual gives a black eye to 600 fine
young people (on UBC varsity
teams)."
Lynda Filsinger, executive
director of the sport medicine
council of BC, explained Stanozolol
is a synthetic derivative of a male
growth hormone.
"People take it for a variety of
reasons," FiTsinger said, "most notably for the development of muscle
mass."
Filsinger said depending on
the form the drug comes in (water
or oil based, injected or taken
orally), the drug can stay in the
system andshowupin testsmonths
later.
One factor affecting this is an
individual's metabolism.
"A person may have taken one
steroid cycle several months ago
and, depending on the individual's
metabolism, it may still show up in
tests," she said.
Prolonged steroid use can also
affect test results. If a person has
taken steroids over a long period of
time, they may still test positive
for the drugs months later. The
most famous example of this is Ben
Johnson at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
"In the Ben Johnson scenario,
the tests were able to show he had
been taking it over a long period of
time," Filsinger said.
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Two Greenpeace activists and their banner dangle on the side of the
building housing the British consulate in Vancouver.
The silent scream for
access to rape relief
by Tamara Shand
On the right hand wall of the
second stall in the main concourse
SUB washrooms is a note saying
"I was raped... I don't know what
to do."
AMS Women's Centre coordinator Linda Shout said this note
is a "classic example ofthe lack of
advertising for women's support
centers."
"Women must have advertising where it is accessible; where
they won't feel afraid to jot the
number down," Shout said.
Both Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW)
and the Rape Relief Centre have
stickers which provide the infor
mation Shout said was necessary
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would like to put these up in the
women's washrooms in SUB.
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pose a problem for the AMS as the
constitution of the AMS forbids
the attachment of notices to anything but the bulletin boards.
WAVAW is a women's support group which serves as a 24
hour crisis centre and offers one-
on-one counseling. Shout—a
trainee at WAVAW—said "the
philosophy of WAVAW is to help
women identify their choices and
put the power back into the hands
ofthe women". Once women have
made their choice, WAVAW continues to support them by accom
panying them to the hospital or to
court.
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same basic function as WAVAW,
however, WAVAW counsels all
women who have been victimized
whether it involves chauvinism,
racial discrimination or assault.
AMS director of administration, Roma Gopaul-Singh, said
that while the AMS executive
agree there is a need to advertise
the women's support centres, they
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unsightly defaced stickers, the
AMS executives have suggested
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Protestors
demand ban
by Martin Chester
Tuesday morning, two
Greenpeace activists suspended
themselves and a large banner
from the side ofthe building that
houses Vancouver's British Consulate.
The action was to protest the
British plan to detonate a nuclear
bomb on Wednesday, November
14 in the Nevada desert.
Greenpeace spokesperson,
John Mate, said the organization's
intent was to present "a message
to both the British and Canadian
governments."
Mate said his organization
hopes the British government will
cancel the test, but the action has
a greater purpose: to pressure both
governments into accepting a test
ban.
"There have been over 1800
nuclear tests in the world since
1945, inflicting horribl e pain upon
people's lives and destruction upon
the planet," Mate said in a press
release for the event.
Greenpeace is trying "to put
pressure on the Canadian government to do the right thing in (the
United Nations)" where there will
soon be a vote on a partial nuclear
test ban, he said.
"Canada plans to abstain at
that conference," he said.
Greenpeace demands that
"Canada should come out openly
for a comprehensive test ban,"
Mate said.
Despite Canada's support for
a resolution sponsored by Australia and New Zealand which is entitled "Urgent Need for a Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty,"
Mate said Ottawa is still toeing
Washington's line.
"Canada has not come out in
favour of a test ban because
America has not given the green
light to do so," he said.
Greenpeace's campaign will
continue in January with a international protest in Nevada. The
Nevada protest will be subsidized
by a benefit showing ofthe Japanese anti-nuclear film Black Rain
at the Starlight theatre next
Monday.
The information officer at the
British consulate said the protestors had little effect on the office day.
"They came. They presented
a letter which has been sent on to
the consulate general," he said,
adding "I have no information on
the status of the test."
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The squatters' case: "parasites" or precident
by Graham Cameron
A landmark decision which
could have a significant impact
upon the future of the squatting
movement in Vancouver was
handed down last Friday at the
Supreme Court of British Columbia.
"Homelessness is not a defence for trespass," Judge Davies
ruled. "If that were the case then
no one's property would be safe."
The decision granted a court
injunction ordering the forced
eviction of a community of over
thirty squatters from their
Prances Street home of ten
months. The ruling has allowed
developer Ning Yee to pursue his
plans to demolish the six houses
and build a thirty-six unit condo
complex in their place.
However, in what could turn
out to be a important precedent,
justice Davies stayed the execution of the injunction until the
23rd of November, ten days after
Yee's insurance runs out.
"Well be naked of insurance
until the 23rd," Yee's lawyer, William Ellis, said upon leaving the
court room.
"They're parasites," Ellis said
of the squatters. "As far as I'm
concerned they've proven them
selves that way."
"They're stealing from those
who really need welfare," he
added. "I sure as hell don't see
why we should have to support
able-bodied, articulate young
people who elect not to work while
there are lots of people who need
it."
"If I sound like a redneck, so
be it," Ellis said. "I think that the
court just gave the squatters licence to use our property against
the wishes of my client."
Defence lawyer Jim Pozer responded: "I respectfully disagree
with council for the plaintive, it
was clear in justice Davies' decision that he was not giving anyone
the right to trespass on anyone's
property. What he did say was
that he was going to give them
two weeks to vacate."
In fact, at the crux ofhis presentation, Pozer readily recognized the legal legitimacy of Yee's
position as property owner. He
argued, however, that "the injunction should not be issued immediately, but rather should be
suspended until the issuing ofthe
permit of demolition."
As with any court case, one of
the key elements ofthe squatters'
decision relates to its possible importance as a legal precedent.
"I think it's a helpful precedent," Pozer said, "because now
there is case law in British Columbia that affords people a reasonable amount of time to vacate
premises that they have been in."
When asked whether or not
the squatters' movement would
be able to use this decision to their
advantage in the future, Pozer
was careful to qualify that "for
people who are found to be in a
similar position, or a similar fact
pattern, they can use it in arguing
for a reasonabl e time to vacate the
premises."
He added, however, that "it
certainly isn't going to overturn
the law of trespass."
Speaking as a member ofthe
squatting community, Keith Chu
said "our lawyers think that it
was a good precedent because,
despite the fact that it was such a
clear case of trespassing, the judge
gave consideration. It establishes
that human concerns take precedent over absolute property
rights."
Chu pointed out that Davies
took three specific considerations
into account: the oncoming winter,
the greatlength of time the squatters had made Francis Street their
home; and, most importantly, the
large number of homeless people
to whom the squats had given
shelter.
Ellisagreed the decision could
be precedent setting, however, he
said that in his opinion the precedent would be a negative one. The
message to landlords will be to
throw them out right away.
"This decision is unfortunate
because the message to the other
landlords is to throw them out
immediately. The squatters have
only hurt themselves," Ellis said.
UBC law professor Robert
Reid took a different line. He said
that in his opinion, justice Davies'
decision had clearly not set a precedent that could be effectively
used by the squatting movement
in the future.
On the contrary, "this case
reiterates the existing law which
is that squatters are trespassers,"
he said. "The old squatters' rights
whereby squatters could gain title
to a property have not existed in
British Columbia since the early
seventies."
In addition, Reid said that in
his opinion, the actions of the
squatters were illegal and any legitimacy they did have would come
from viewing them as part of larger
social issues.
"It raises a lot of different
questions: the question of
homelessness, and the need for
residences. It raises the whole
question ofthe utilization of land,"
he said.
In response, Chu said "we've
never looked to the courts for anything. We've always known that
the most we could win there was a
little bit of time. We're disappointed in the sense that we didn't
get to stay until demolition day
which would have set the major
precedent. But we're not that hurt
in the sense that we never depended on the court in the first
place. The courts have nothing to
give."
"It's up to us to organize ourselves, and up to the homeless to
organize themselves," he added.
"That is where our victory will
come from, not from anything the
courts could grant us."
"Squatting isn't just a movement about gaining housing
rights. It's about people taking
back control of their own lives. It's
about depending only upon ourselves, not on the courts or the
political system," Chu said. "I'm
not interestedinbeing assimilated
into the system. We want our own
living space."
November 14,1990
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A total of $143,00 in dental
plan premiums will be refunded to
1,600 graduate students.
The Graduate Student Society
is returning funds raised as premiums from the dental plan which
collapsed when the insurance underwriter withdrew its support in
mid September.
According to GSS coordinator
and administrator of the dental
plan, Robert Clift, the premiums
will be refunded until November
23 at the Grad Students Centre
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are not claimed before this date
will be mailed during the week of
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Picking up the cheques in person will ensure students receive
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money as mailing the cheques
would only increase administrative expenses, Clift said.
Complicating the repayment
process were two levels of bureaucracy in the administration of
the dental plan.
Because the plan was decided
upon late last school year, UBC
financial services were unable to
directly collect the premiums. The
GSS had to set up their own collection system.
The funds were then deposited with financial services acting
like a bank, Clift said.
In early October UBC financial services were finally able to
clear the cheques enabling the GSS
to refund the premiums.
The interest earned from the
premiums will go towards covering
the bulk of the administrative
costs, but the GSS will need to
come up with another $5,000 to
pay off those costs.
Louis criticizes NPA Board's
poor environmental record
by Rebecca Bishop
Tim Louis, a candidate for the
Vancouver Parks Board and
member ofthe COPE slate, was in
the SUB Tuesday canvassing for
campus-student support.
Louis' biggest issue is the environment. He strongly criticized
the present NPA dominated Parks
Board for allowing the storage of
PCBs in Stanley Park. He also
criticized the use of carcinogenic
materials in the preservation of
wood used in children's playgrounds.
"The current NPA allows the
use of these materials which are a
type of arsenic," Louis said. "Tests
have indicated that a residue enters the pores of children's skin.
We say change it now and test
later. They say test now and change
it later."
He criticized the NPA for addressing environmental issues for
solely political reasons.
"They also want to chop down
400 mature trees in Stanley Park
in the first phase ofthe 40 million
dollar expansion of the Stanley
Park Zoo.
"We say the expansion is unnecessary. When you walk on the
Sea Wall you will see the species of
birds free—free in the sense that
they are free to go where they want
and you do not have to pay—species
the NPA wants to put behind wire
mesh and charge people to see.
When asked to justify this, they
responded that a person could see
these birds quicker than if they
walked the sea wall," he said.
Louis is also against the decision by the Parks Board to work
with MacMillan Bloedel in removing a large part ofthe deciduous trees in Stanley Park and replacing them with conifers.
"It has been decided, but a
new majority could overturn the
decision and let the forest be
natural as all environmental spe
cialists have recommended," he
said.
Louis also criticized the city's
decision to pave over Hastings Mill
Park.
"The city has agreed to lease it
to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
for a parking lot. At the end ofthe
lease the taxpayer will be 100 per
cent responsible for the costs of
returning it to its present state-if
that happens."
When asked if campaigning
from a wheelchair was a hi ndrance
to him, Louis said, "It doesn't because I don't letit. It is a good thing
that we have diversity; we are not
all homogeneous. The solution to
problems is to restructure society,
not to cure differences."
When asked about his chances
for being elected to the Parks
Board, Louis pointed out he finished ninth in the 1988 elections.
"To be elected you have to come
in seventh. I have just two spots to
go," he said.
Canada must warn Mexico about
a free trade deal with America
by E. Griffith
Canada-US-Mexico free trade
is a threat to democracy, according
to United Fishers and Allied
Workers Union (UFAWU) shore-
workers' organizer Jim Sinclair.
In a speech presented by
Oxfam last Thursday, Sinclair
described his trip to Mexico three
weeks ago, during which he found
that the people were just beginning
to understand free trade.
"It was what we knew about
free trade three years before it
happened," he said.
Canada must share our experience of free trade with the US
with the Mexican people before
their country gets in too deep, he
said.
He described factories in the
Maquiladora zone, the free trade
strip along the Mexico-US border.
The zone is growing economically
at a phenomenal rate and is now
the second largest industrial area
in Mexico. The factories were full
of teenage women in "horrible conditions" with 20 per cent turnover
every month, Sinclair said.
"Free trade has very little to
do with trade. It'saboutinvestment
and cheap labour," he said.
There is a feeling in Mexico
that things can only get better,
Sinclair said. "They're trying to
understand what difference it's
going to make. With 20 million
unemployed, how could it be
worse?"
He added that they do not
know what to expect with free
trade. "They had no idea it was
about losing their oil industry,
which we lost. They had no idea it
was about transferring production
from Mexico proper to free trade
zones—it's taking the
Maquiladoras and moving them to
the rest ofthe country."
One of the catchwords of the
pro-free trade forces in Mexico is
"modernization." As an example of
the "backwardness" of Mexico,
Sinclair described a pop truck with
seven people working on it refilling
pop machines in the middle ofthe
night. This apparent inefficiency
may be vital to a country with such
extreme unemployment.
"We told them how we modernized our fish plants here and
got a 35 per cent loss of employment."
The most modern thing he saw
was a sawmill in the middle ofthe
desert in Baja California. The implication was that trees are logged
where resources are cheap, shipped
to where labour is cheap, processed
and then shipped back to the US
Under free trade, Sinclair said,
capital can flow freely but people
can not. A free trade agreement
only benefits big business at the
expense of workers. Working
people in Canada have to show
solidarity with the workers in
Mexico because "the capitalist system has shown that we can't win
by competition."
Sinclair said there is no comparison between acontinental free
trade deal and the European Economic Community. "It's a complete
lie," he said.
These countries had a social
pact about equality of wages and
conditions long before they had a
trade pact, Sinclair said. In the
EEC, capital moves freely but
working conditions are also interchangeable. "They didn't have the
US in the middle controlling it,"
sitting in between Mexico's $3 a
day wages and Canada's high social standards, he said.
The FTA is undemocratic because it does not allow us to control
our own state, Sinclair said. We
can not do such things as pass
laws saying those are our fish, our
logs; to treat men and women
better; to improve the condition of
workers, he said.
"We can not have democracy
any more in this world if we have
free trade," he said.
The US uses economic blackmail to keep us from deviating and
as in the case of Chile and Nicaragua "they'll invade you if they
don't like your rules," Sinclair
added.
Sinclair said we need a
movement in this country to get
out of the free trade agreement.
"This puts back on the table the
debate about free trade in this
country.
"It is my belief that the best
thing we can do for the Mexicans
would be to tear up the free trade
agreement. It would be a very
strong signal for Mexicans. What
they need to have is an economy
that meets their needs. It's not a
corporate economy. They need the
right to make decisions about their
needs based on their history," he
said.
4/THE UBYSSEY
November 14,1990 CIVIC ELECTION
Showdown for Vancouver
The Ubyssey screens the mayoral candidates
In the upcoming civic elections, set for Saturday, November 17, there will be a battle between two mayoral candidates with
radically contrasting views over how Vancouver should be managed the next three years.
Downtown Eastside activist Jim Green, representing the COPE-Civic NDP Unity slate, hopes to unseat incumbent Gordon
Campbell, who is backed by the Non-Partisan Association. The Ubyssey took time out to interview the two candidates about the
issues surrounding this year's campaign. Here is a look at what they said:
What made you decide to enter civic
politics?
• "We're in a position in Vancouver where
we have neighbourhoods being destroyed by
demolition, seniors who are being pushed out
of their housing, out of our communities and
out of our city. We have a crisis in this city, with
housing, with planning, with the type of
leadership that's not caring, not following the
wishes and the desires of the people of
Vancouver. I've never run for office before and
never had any desire to, but Ihave the expertise
to do the job and it's a crisis that requires my
personal intervention."
There is a referendum attached to
the voting card regarding a proposed expansion ofthe Stanley Park Zoo facilities.
Are you in favour of this expansion?
"I am absolutely and utterly opposed to it.
(The NPA) is willing to pay $40 million to tear
down 300 acres ofthe park and to lose a lot of
green space in order to buil d habitat zones that
would bring animals like grizzly bears and
moose and other free range animals into captivity. It would not be based on the needs ofthe
people of Vancouver but would be a situation
in which tourists would be drawn into the park
and I would see it leading to a much more
commercial development. It will be a place to
go and have capuccino."
What specific measures could you
take to resolve the housing crisis?
"First, we would have an anti-demolition
regulation which would also include bylaws
that would say we cannot leave liveable housing
boarded up and uninhabited. If a landlord
takes liveable housing units, boards them up
and kicks the tenants out, that person would
pay the city the exact sum ofthe amount of rent
that would otherwise be collected. We could
also put in anti-demolition legislation, if necessary, that would say you cannot demolish
affordable housing in this city. They've done it
on the North Shore with a Social Credit member
who was mayor over there and a candidate in
the next provincial election. We (COPE) can
also use provincial and federal housing programs; take the existing rooming houses; and
apartments and run them on a non-profit basis; take the monies that are generated, and
put them into more housing for more people."
Why do you feel that UBC students
would benefit from votin for you rather
than for your opponent?
"I believe that most university students,
first of all, benefit from being involved in the
civic process. You can't be-involved now—it's
virtuallyimpossible.Byademocraticstructure
that we will initiate you would have the opportunity to be involved at the community
level. All the business in the city will be done
in what we call with sunshine laws, in view of
the glare of the public where people can see
everything that we are doing; not behind closed
doors, so closed deals wouldn't happen. And
also they would probably be able to afford to
rent a suite in the city because we would stop
the secondary suite review and allow them to
continue livingin affordable accommodations."
How would you, over the next three
years, deal with the environmental
problems that exist in Vancouver?
"There is a Clouds of Change study that
has been endorsed by all the parties and well
certainly use that as our guide, especially for
air quality. We would also be looking at improving transit, so that we can get away from
all the cars that are coming into the
city...There's no blue-box recycling program
for multi-unit developments, so we're experimenting with that now."
Why do you feel that the secondary
suite review process, initiated by the NPA,
should be stopped? How would you ensure
that secondary suites meet basic safety
standards?
"They are jeopardizing the 26,000 units
JIM GREEN:
MAYORALTY
CANDIDATE
COPE AND THE
CIVIC NDP
Jim Green.
DON MAH PHOTO
plus the 26,000 people who require the
rent to help pay for their mortgages so
52,000 households are in jeopardy if this
suite review comes in. Especially, you
can see the callousness of initiating a
review with nearly a zero vacancy rate.
To date, $2 million has been spent on it,
and less than 50 suites have been legalized. When there is a problem with a
suite, we could send out a housing inspector who would see if there is a
liveability problem, if there is a fire safety
problem or if there is a problem because
of rent. If the problem can't be solved, we
will relocate the tenant.
You've never served on council
and in the past you have primarily
represented the interests of lower
income residents. Do you think you
have the necessary experience to
become mayor, and what do you ha ve
to offer Vancouver as a whole?
"Compare my experience to that of
Gordon Campbell's when he took over as
mayor. He was a junior alderman with
two years service. Most of his life has
been spent in the boardrooms of Marathon Realty or in the backrooms of the
NPA. He is a person who also worked
closely with the Social Credit party to
elect Bill Vander Zalm to mayor of the
city in 1984. He has virtually no community experience and has never built
any housing. All the things that are my
strong points are his weak points. I've
produce $35 million worth of housing in
a seven year period of time, he's produced
zero. I understand the communities of
the city far better than he does. I also
have an extensive academic background.
But most important, I am running because I believe I can provide leadership
based on caring. When you've struggled
for the past ten years like I have, you'll
have learned alot of skills. If I can advance
the needs of the poorest section of
Vancouver, I can advance the needs of
anyone."
What made you decide to enter civic
politics?
"I was concerned with the fact that the
government in the city of Vancouver was
spending all of its time with problems and
didn't seem to have any energy to deal with
solutions. I think government should be
bringing individuals together, bringing
labour together with business and saying
"how do we work together to accomplish
common goals.' Every group in the community must be involved."
There is a referendum attached to
the voting card regarding a proposed
expansion ofthe Stanley Park Zoo. Are
you in favour of this expansion?
"This question is not correct. You're
going to see a retraction of the zoo, not an
expansion. You're going to see 1.88 acres of
land restored to the park. You'll see an
elimination ofthe cages that are caging the
monkeys and the otters. The whole zoo
question has been misrepresented in the
public. To deal with it as a $40 million issue
is wrong. The fact of the matter is that
people are being asked to borrow $500,000
for a $4 million first phase. And the parks
commissioners have already made a commitment that they won't go beyond that if
the public doesn't like what is happening. I
believe the restoration of Stanley Park, of
that 1.88 acres, is worth the $500,000."
What specific measures could you
take to resolve the housing crisis?
"The fact is we have 50,000 people
moving into British Columbia. At least
40,000 of those people are moving into the
Lower Mainland. If we don't provide room
for new housing to be built for people living
in this community, we are going to see a
housing problem.
"We must continue to work with the
federal and provincial governments to try
and get them to reestablish their commitment to housing. We're building core-needy
housing, and we've established the largest
non-market land bank in the city's history.
We are providing middle income rental
housing, which is what's happening with
VLC properties. We are providing affordable
housing for young families, and we have
already committed that we are going to have
a special commission that's going to look at
affordable housing opportunities."
Why do you feel that UBC students
would benefit from voting for you rather
than for your opponent?
"I think that people have got to recognize
that when you vote for politicians that have
short term solutions you're going to have
long term problems. I think that when you
make a decision in 1990. it has to be a
beneficial decision to the year 2000. I'm not
sure students have recognized this, but
governments have mortgaged their future
to the hilt. I am saying I am willing to make
difficult decisions with negative political
blowback to try and protect the long term
financial future of students. I would frankly
rather lose on that principle than pretend
that I'm really doing something for people."
How would you, over the next three
years, deal with the environmental
problems that exist in Vancouver?
"This city council has been very aggressive in dealing with the problems with the
environment. The'Clouds of Change'report
framework for environmental improvement
in terms of our atmosphere (is going to be
carried) out to make sure that our air quality
is better in the year 2000 than itis in 1990."
Campbell also said that the local government must improve both solid and liquid
waste management, reduce the quantity of
waste and preserve the wilderness through
expert land management.
GORDON
CAMPBELL
MAYORALTY
CANDIDATE
NPA
Gordon Campbell.
DON MAH PHOTO
Why are you against the
Neighbourhood Planning Boards proposed by COPE?
"I can't think of many things more destructive than COPE's increase in red tape
and bureaucracy and taxes that is going to
come with this proposal. I believe that what
creates a strong sense of neighborhood is
goinginto one, talking to the residents about
what the makeup is, reminding them about
what the assets are, what the characteristics are, and asking what problems exist
and how they would like to respond. Then,
deal with what was learned in a constructive and positive way."
Campbell said that proper elections for
these boards would cost $600,000 and that
if they are not elected by proper elections
the system will be abused.
You once lived in a secondary suite
owned by alderman Jonathan Baker.
You are, therefore, aware of the importance of such housing to students
who cannot afford high rates. Why do
you support the secondary suite review
which might make these suites
unaffordable to students?
"I am absolutely aware of the importance of housing to students. And I am also
aware of the importance of providing students with clean healthy and safe accommodation. lam notinterested in beingmayor
ofa city where the stove is next to the toilet.
I don't think that's appropriate housing.
There's opportunities for 23,000 additional
se<;ondary suites in the city; legalized,
healthy and safe. We have minimal safety
standards which are in place to protect
people, not buildings. Just three weeks ago
we saw the example of a secondary suite
that did not meetminimum safety standards
where a little three year old girl was burned
to death, and I am not one interested in
being mayor of a city that believes in that
kind of housing. It's not about closing down
suites, it's about legalizing suites, it's about
making sure suites are safe, and secure. We
are phasing them out over a ten year period
so that other units can be brought into the
market that will pick up the slack that's
left."
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Inconsistent Birds
drop three games
by Mark Nielsen
By the time the regular season
has finished, Misty Thomas, coach
ofthe UBC Thunderbirds women's
basketball team, obviously hopes
her team will have won a few
games.
Right now, however, all she
wants is a little consistency.
The Thunderbirds dropped
three contests in as many outings
during a pre-season trip to California over the long weekend, all
marred by second half collapses.
Down by three and four points
respectively at halftime, UBC
conceded a 92-60 blowout against
the University of California at
Santa Clara, and then absorbed a
84-59defeat from St. Mary's College.
The trip was capped with a 71-
66 loss to San Jose State University after the Thunderbirds blew a
15 point halftime lead.
"The teams were definitely
beatable," Thomas said. "Well be
in the game at halftime, then a
whole new team will show up for
the second half, and it is just inconsistency."
Thomas's frustration is
heightened by the fact that it is a
problem for her veterans as well as
her first year players.
"Every player on the team has
done great things during given
minutes of any game we've played,
but a few minutes later, they're
doing things they haven't done
since high school," she said. "It's a
minute to minute thing."
Amid the disorder, 5'9" forward Jana Jordan has been the
exception to the rule. The
Thunderbird co-captain led the
team in scoringin all six pre-season
games and was the top rebounder
in five of them. Thomas says Jordan is a leader.
"She's assumed that was the
role she was supposed to take on,
and she was correct in doing so,"
Thomas said.
With the setbacks, UBC finishes the pre-season winless in six
games. The regular Canada West
season starts this weekend when
the Thunderbirds host the University of Saskatchewan Huskies.
Although the Huskies were
only 3-17 last year, they did upset
UBC for one of their wins, and
second team Canada West all-star
Krista Thiessen has returned to
an otherwise young team.
"They've already played a one
point game with the University of
Lethbridge, which is expected to
be one of the top teams in the
country," Thomas said. "They
are not intimidated by anyone.
They just go out, play hard and get
after people."
The Huskies are here for a two
game set at War Memorial Gym.
The women play at 6:30 pm on
Friday and Saturday.
Birds split in preseason
by Mark Nielsen
The UBC Thunderbird men's
basketball squad split a pair of
contests over the weekend to finish
the pre-season with an impressive
record of six wins and one loss.
In Hamilton for the Pinky
Lewis Tournament, the
Thunderbirds crushed Brock University 93-53 before falling to host
McMaster University 82-76 in the
championship game.
Heading into the regular
Canada West season with such a
record, complacency will be the
bi ggest worry for coach Bruce Enns,
especially after UBC started out
on a similar vein last year and
then fell in the late Eroinp-.
"The big problem last year was
inconsistency,"he said. "Well have
to make sure that nobody starts
watching the clock and starts
thinking beyond the task at hand."
UBC's regular season starts
this weekend when they host the
University of Saskatchewan Huskies at War Memorial Gym.
Like UBC, the Huskies are a
high scoring team, having gone
over 100 points in four pre-season
games. Although not as tall as the
Thunderbirds, Enns said they
make up for it with speed.
The Thunderbirds and the
Huskies square off on Friday and
Saturday, both games starting at
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Soccer 'Birds go for title
by Warren Whyte
Both UBC's women's and
men's soccer Thunderbirds advanced to the national championships after two close semi-final
victories last Sunday.
The women shutout the University of McGill Martlets 2-0
compliments of Nancy Ferguson
who scored goals at 8:00 and 23:00
ofthe first half.
Goalkeeper Teresa Willman
made four saves to earn the shutout.
To defeat number one ranked
Arcadia in the finals, UBC coach
Brian Thomson said: "It'll take another solid performance by the defence. They kept McGill pretty
much out of it until the end when
they got a couple of shots on goal."
"Our goal production has been
good all year, so if we get that we
should be okay," he said.
The men beat the University
of Toronto Varsity Blues in a
squeaker won on a penalty shot in
the last four minutes of overtime.
Striker Rob Reed opened the
scoring at 25:00 to give UBC the
1-0 lead. Only 11 minutes later
the Blues' George Argyropoulos
evened the score on a free kick.
The rest ofthe game remained
scoreless until the 26th minute of
overtime when Reed won a head
ball cleanly in Toronto's 18-yard
box and had nodded it wide before
the Blues' ^keeper took Reed out
ofthe play with a late tackle.
The result was Neil Wilkinson
burying the penalty kick and sending UBC to the finals for the second
straight year.
Number one ranked UBC now
travels to Guelph to play the University of Guelph Gryphons who
were ranked around fifth throughout the year.
UBC coach Dick Mosher said
"if we can create as many scoring
opportunities as we did against
Toronto we should be able to win."
The women's final will be
played at O.J. Todd field on Saturday, November 17th at 1:00 pm
while the men play in Guelph on
Sunday, November 18th at 1:00
pm.
Rugby 'Birds to battle Vikings
by Ted Wright
The UBC men's rugby team is
preparing this week for one ofthe
most anticipated matches of their
seven month season: the annual
home stand this Saturday against
their highly regarded rivals, the
University of Victoria Vikings.
The game promises to be an
intense and skilful display of rugby
from two traditionally strong clubs
with a long rivalry behind them.
UBC coach Barry Legh is
counting on this rivalry to inject
some added intensity into his
young team, which has suffered
from inconsistency over its first
eight games.
"So far this year we've been
knocking off teams by 50 or 60
points and then turning around
andlosingtoteamsweshouldhave
beaten," Legh said. "(But) I don't
think there will be any problem
with motivation (against
Victoria)."
This year's edi tion ofthe team
includes several players from the
national under 21 club, as well as
national team fullback Scott
Stewart and former national team
scrum-half Pierre Dewey. However, the team will be without
national under 21 lock Ian Cooper
for the remainder of the season
after he underwent knee surgery
this week.
The loss of several starting
forwards over the summer has
forced the team to put more emphasis on the speed of the backs
this year. According to Legh, instead of trying to dominate with
power forwards, the club is "playing a wi der game, trying to depend
on mobility."
So far the team's speed and
wide open style has resulted in a
bonanza of points: in eight games
they've amassed 40 tries and 300
points, despite being shut out in
two of those games. They are currently 4-2 playing in a tough and
very tight Vancouver first Division.
Apart from divisional play, the
T-Birds will be playing university
teams from western Canada and
the U.S. over the course of the
season, as well as seeing some inter-union action in the MacKechnie
Cup on December 15. In February,
they travel to Victoria to try to win
back "The Boot", the bronzed rugby
boot won by the Vikings last year.
March brings a match with an Australian touring team from the University of New South Wales and
the possibility of matches with a
combined services team and Oxford University.
Legh said the strength of the
T-Birds and the Vikings in rugby
translates into matches with touring clubs from all over the world.
"Every year well get some top
clubs coming through to play UBC
and UVIC," he said. "We have a
really good international reputation in rugby."
UBC will host the Vikings Saturday at Thunderbird Stadium.
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The UBC Thunderbird
women's cross-country team finished second at the CIAU National
Championships in Ottawa over the
weekend behind a gutsy performance from Meghan O'Brien.
After taking the lead in the
first lap of the two lap, five
kilometre event, O'Brien made a
move with 1600 metres to go and
opened up a lead of 30 metres by
the end of the hilly section of the
rolling course.
The University of Victoria's
Anna Guneskera kept her in check,
however, and with about 700
metres to go, caught O'Brien and
drove hard to win in a time of 18
minutes 20 seconds.
O'Brien, meanwhile, finished
fourth (18:40) after she was passed
by Nicol Masil of York University,
and Brenda Arbuckle of the Uni
versity of Western Ontario in the
last 100 metres.
OT-rien might have been personally disappointed, but it was
her gutsy front-running that
sparked UBC to its highest placing ever at the CIAU Nationals.
UBC coach Marek Jedrzejek
was elated with O'Brien's and the
team's performance, and said they
all ran better than expected.
"We had hoped to finish in
the top four but we didn't know
the competition wouldbe so tight,"
Jedrzejek said.
Western Ontario edged the
Thunderbirds out for first place
overall and it took a tie-breaker,
based on the placing of each team's
fifth fastest runner, to decide second place with UVic.
In this case, it was UBC's
Fredrique Schmidt who can be
thanked for the victory as she
nudged out the fifth best UVic runner.
Jedrzejek added that the team
is largely made up of first and second year students, which speaks of
better things to come in the future.
Case in point is O'Brien and
her teammate Karen Render, who
was sixth with a time of 18:51.
They were named all-Canadians
for their performance and both are
in their second year.
Rounding out the placings for
UBC were Lori Durward 14th
(19:32); Marcie Good 19th (20:08);
Schmidt was 24th (20:26); Susan
Chalmers 29th (20:43); and Anna
Drewa 36th (21:04).
O'Brien, Render, Durward,
Chalmers and Al Klassen from the
men's team will be travelling to
Halifax next weekend for the Canadian cross-country championships.
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by Gwen Parker
There were no surprises at the
University of Lethbridge gymnasium this past weekend. UBC's
women vo.lley-birds predictably
trampled the Pronghorns 15-0,15-
7, 15-7 on Friday night, and 15-2,
15-1, 15-11 on Saturday evening.
UBC coach Donna Baydock
left two starters at home in anticipation of court time opportunity
for non-starters. The trip served
its purpose and everyone acquired
gametime experience.
This experience was especially beneficial for rookie setter
Michelle Lachmann who relieved
starter Kyla Lee. UBC has established a quick offensive system,
which requires game situations
to master.
Dori Manley, a second year
powerhitter, shone on Saturday
night with nine kills, and impressive all round play.
The Canada West league play
has already produced some inter
esting results. The University of
Victoria, a traditional rival of UBC,
is in fifth place with a record of one
win and three losses.
The 'Birds have a perfect record
of four wins and no losses, good
enough for first place in Canada
West so far.
The second place University of
Saskatchewan Huskies will have
home court advantage this weekend when they take on the 'Birds in
the third week of Canada West
play.
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JBC players scrap their way to the CIAU finals
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Huskies feast on V Birds
by Micheal Booth
The University of
Saskatchewan football team successfully defended their Canada
WesttitlebyknockingofftheUBC
Thunderbirds 24-9 in the conference final last Saturday.
The UBC defence played well
but the offence never got un tracked
against a Husky defense that
featured seven players in their
fifth and final year of eligibility.
"I have nothing but respect
for our players," said UBC head
coach Frank Smith. "They did a
darn good job especially considering the adversity this season."
Smith said the Saskatchewan
is more experiencedhas a and everything went well for them Saturday.
"They have a very experienced
team and had everybody healthy
including Dan Farthing, their top
receiver," Smith said. "They won
the league and went to the Vanier
Cup last year so that experience
has to help, and they were playing
at home."
Smith said the UBC defence
played well and that both of
Saskatchewan's touchdowns came
off of turnovers by the UBCoffence.
The loss marked the end of
UBC's season as well as the end of
the collegiate careers for two main
stays ofthe defence, Doug Shorman
andMatt Clarke.Both players have
played out their college eligibility
and will not be back next year.
by Michael Booth
This weekend at O. J. Todd
field, the UBC women's soccer
team will play the Acadia
University Axettes for the
CIAU national championship.
The UBC squad is undefeated
this year. They scored an impressive 2-0 win over the
McGill University Martlets in
the national semi-finals.
Unfortunately,  if last
year's national championship
for men's teams (hosted by
UBC) is any indication, they
will play for the title in front
ofa small crowd consisting
primarily of friends and    [
relatives. This is nothing
new for UBC athletes as    i
they have no doubt gotten    '
used to playing in front of
empty seats during their collegiate careers at UBC.
This year, however, the
lack ofinterestin the assorted
varsity teams by the UBC
student body is particularly
bothersome. We currently
have an embarrassment of
riches athletically and few
students give a damn.
The women's field hockey
team recently won a national
championship;bothmen'sand
women's soccer teams will be
playingfor national titles next
weekend (the men versus the
University of Guelph); both
men's and women's volleyball
teams are nationally ranked;
the men's basketball team is
shaping up to be one ofthe best
in the country and the hockey
team is playing in probably the
most competitive league (in
terms of parity) in the country.
Most students appear to be
blissfully unaware that:
They each pay seven dollars a year in student fees to
support varsity athletics.
-they get free admission to
most games (special events ex-
Technically foul
eluded).
And so, despite being in the
presence of some of the best
college athletic teams in
Canada, UBC students stay
away in droves. Thus, the two
top women's university soccer
teams in the country will play
for a national title in front ofa
crowd curiously devoid of students.
At least your seven dollar
donation to university sports
was well spent.
I must say I was caught
completely off-guard by the
revelation that a UBC football
player had tested positive for a
banned substance.
Having covered the football
team for The Ubyssey last season I have, on more than one
occasion, asked UBC head
coach Frank Smith about the
team's policy towards steroids.
Smith has always made it clear
that steroids have no place on
the UBC football team and that
he will not tolerate anyone who
uses them to continue to be
associated with the team.
On one occasion he even
listed the number of times
each season the university's
position on illegal substances is made clear to the
players on the football team.
Smith lectures them on the
first day of training camp, there
are posters in the locker room,
the CIAU gives a seminar on
banned substances, the players have to sign a form saying
they have attended the seminar, and Smith tells all potential recruits about UBC's policy.
I guess Smith mustfeel like
a professor who has done all he
can to prepare students for an
exam only to see them fail.
Too bad the stakes here—
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Ace Scot leads Tee Birds
by Quinn Harris
With his thick Scottish burr,
T-Bird golfer Dean Spriddle modestly credits the success of this
year's UBC golf team to acombina-
tion of his teamates' outstanding play, an enthusiastic coach and supportive team
sponsors. In reality, however,
a great deal of credit should
go to Spriddle himself.
T-Bird golf team coach,
Bill Wilms, recognizes not only
Spriddle's exceptional talent,
but also his leadership role
for the team's younger players.
"Presently, Dean is capable of parringany course he
plays. If he can develop a
mindset for shooting slightly
lower scores, he will be in a
position to turn professional,"
Wilms said. "His international
experience combined with his
winning attitude and friendly
disposition also make Dean a
great team leader."
The Scotland native and
Glasgow University graduate
was discovered at the 1988
World Student Golf Championships in Sardinia, Italy by
Canadian team representative (and UBC athletic director) Bob Hindmarch. Spriddle
was playing for the British
team when Hindmarch encouraged him to continue his
education at UBC and play
for the T-Birds. The rest is
history.
Spriddle likes many aspects of life in Vancouver, but
expresses a special fondness
for the mild weather.
"One thing I love about this
city is being able to golf in late
Octoberinat-shirt,"Spriddle said.
"Playing conditions in Scotland
right now would include bitting
cold and harsh winds."
Despite our longer golfing
season, the sport is not nearly as
popular here as in Scotland, especially at younger ages. Besides including participants from all age
Dean Spriddle
DON MAH PHOTO
groups, golf in Scotland is enjoyed
by players from a wide cross section of society. In contrast, golfing
in North America still primarily a
high income leisure activity and
Spriddle hopes this will begin to
change in the future.
Spriddle takes every opportunity to promote the UBC golf program and the sport in general. He
credits much of the team's recent
success to the hard work and financial support of the
Thunderbird Golf Society, a
group of Vancouver golf enthusiasts helping to build a
UBC golf program that can
attract talented prospects and
compete with the big U.S.
schools.
Unfortunately, because
Canadian universities on the
prairies and in central Canada
are not blessed with our mild
autumns and springs, many
schools don'thave varsity golf.
As there is no CIAU golf conference, UBC must look south
for university level competition.
The arrival of Spriddle
and the emergence of local
talent has made the team a
strong contender at college
invitationals in the Pacific
Northwest.
The team's successes this
season include winning the
"Canadian and International
University Golf Championships," winning the "Caribou
Classic Invatational" in
Kamloops and finishing a
second at the "Portland State
Invitational," where another
promisingT-Bird, Craig Doell,
shot an impressive 69.
Eleven players make up
the T-Bird squad, five of whom
travel. Besides Spriddle and
Doell, Jamie Ivers, Andrew
Lovas and Frazier Mulholland
have all played well of late.
The team has just completed
their fall schedule and are preparing for the spring when they will
travel south for invitationals at
Stanford University and Brigham
Young University.
Birds split pair with Pronghorns
by Michael Booth
The UBC Thunderbirdhockey
team split a pair of games with the
hometown University of Lethbridge Pronghorns last weekend.
The T-Birds won Friday's game 5-
3 before dropping a 7-6 decision
Saturday afternoon.
"It was a disappointment but
a lesson I guess," said UBC coach
Terry O'Malley. "They're a better
team than most people realize.
They've been in one goal games
with everyone theyVe played and
they've got some good defencemen.
"Ifs a great league when all
the teams are this close."
Friday's contest was a see-saw
affair which had UBC take the
lead several times before Lethbridge came back. Forwards Grant
Delcourt, Gregg Delcourt, Mike
Kennedy, Dave Cannon and defenceman Dean Holoien all scored
for UBC.
On Saturday, backup
goaltender Brad MacDonald replaced Ray Woodley in the T-Bird
net and played well in a losing
cause.
"MacDonald made some big
saves but was kind of left on his
own on some occasions," O'Malley
said. "They scored three powerplay goals on us."
First year forward Mike
Kennedy kept up his torrid scoring
pace with two goals Saturday.
Kennedy scored three goals and
two assists on the weekend and
now has nine goals in eight league
games. Two goals by Grant
Delcourt and one apiece by centre
Jeff Crossley and defenceman Scott
Frizzell rounded out the T-Bird
scoring.
First year forward Darran
Kwiatowski broke his arm above
the wrist and will be lost to the
team until winter break.
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THE UBYSSEY/9 Remember
"In Flanders Fields the poppies grow, between the
crosses row on row..." This is an image we have been
taught to hold dear on Remembrance Day. We wear our
small splashes of red like symbolic blood stains and
stand in a minute's silent salute to our brave boys who
went "over there, over there."
From our youth we are taught to remember the
"good wars"—twice we did our duty for King and Country—twice we went over to save Europe from itself.
Yes, it is all right to remember, and even to honour.
Honour the soldiers for fighting fascism and nazism in
Italy and Germany. Remember, but do not glorify. War
attempts to display power, but it also shames by revealing weaknesses and failures. It exposes potential
unobtained.
Our government wants past conflicts personalized.
If we focus on individual acts of heroism, the underlying
reasons for government interventions are screened. Es-
senti ally, we have bought our governments' propoganda,
have followed it by the millions, and have died for it by
the thousands.
In ten years our governments' will undoubtedly
want us to remember the current Iraqi conflict as a noble
UN collective security action, not as foolhardy foreign
adventure that has again placed our women and men in
danger—this time in the "noble" defence of corporate oil.
Remember to open your eyes and really look around
you. Look to the millions who died fighting Western
past colonial wars, and to those who die daily in our
present neo-colonial conflicts. These are conflicts fueled
by constant greed and continued arrogance.
It will be our alternative Remembrance Day, a day
on which we also remember the flip side Western wars:
people who are caught on the wrong end of imperialism.
We will remember the debasement of Indochina, Nicaragua, Rhodesia, and Afghanistan, and countless others.
The Remembrance Day we are familiar with does
not encompass years of injustices, oppression and humiliation.
Not all the victims are found abroad, for we can no
longer be blind to the degradation reinforced right here
at home. Thus, we will also remember the Natives who
have died fighting their two hundred year long war
against European conquest; the Japanese Canadians
inturned during WWII; and Black Vietnam veterans
who returned home to North America only to find the
same war going on here. This time they were on the
other side. They were veterans ofthe Spanish Civil War
who were unwelcomed by our government when they
tried to return to Canada.
On Remembrance Day we will recognize all injustices and losses. This alternative deliberation acknowledges each individual who struggle for basic human
rights: life, food, shelter, liberty and thought.
But most of all, we should remember to look to
ourselves. We need look inside and ask why? Why do we
continue to hate and to kill? Why can we not learn from
the past? Can we ever really say "never again".
TrlEUBYSSEY
November 14,1990
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This was where it took place. It was rather poetic, like going home
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between you and Newfoundland. We used to go shark fishing there.
And we spent a long time talking/I thought they meant every word
they said/but like everyone else they were stalling howled Laurie
Newell or maybe that was the bald Buddhist beefcake Rebecca
Bishop. "No way,* argued Tamara Shand as she play Tetris fervently.
"Oh another one bites the dust and is consumed,* lamented Tigger
Johnson. Paul Bugaboo Dayson was stretch on Graham Cameron's
chilly grave. Graham was just listening to the sounds. "My apple tree
my brightness,* simpered Mark Nielsen to Michael Booth who was
weathering a black piece of undergarment that was Anally buried
with the field hockey fiend. Elaine Griffith made a peanutbutter and
raspberry jam sandwich with her fingers as bread. "You must not try
to be too pure," Becca quietly whispered to me and James Dolan.
11 was Margret Thatcher on tv. shocked by the deaths that took place
in Bcjingilseems strange thatshe should be offended the same orders
arc given by her. We watched the box in the corner with Martin
Chester and David Chivo. Nadene Rehnby said Jumpin the river and
Colin Maycock would because it would probably be a good idea. You
asked ifl'm scared and I said so. Wearing the emperor's new clothes,
Brenda Wong blasphemed and denied her blood and bones and Gwen
Parker thrilled, silenced and smelled. The faces of Steve Chan,
Warren Whyte and Liz Stephanson were lost in the shade of the
blackthorn. Don Mah, Ted Wright and John Newlands could only eat
dinner in Quinn Harris' fancy restaurant and Yukie Kurahashi
cooked on dangerous days. Stephania Short! and Yggy King were the
vicious minions.  Hao Li is the PMT man and dontcha forget it. He
Editors
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Letters
Too many cars
A long time ago when I
first attended UBC one could
drive literally anywhere and
parking was quite free as
well. Then as time passed to
the late 60's the attitude was
to block all the roads and to
have a walking campus.
This year I have returned to UBC as a blind
student and am much dismayed by the traffic situation. What seems to be happening is that the walk
policy is still around for lip
service but all too many
drivers have what I call
"safeway-itis". That is they
park as close to buildings as
they can and to get there
they drive on restricted
roads and mostly sidewalks,
then they park near driveways, stairways and in the
midst of common sidewalks.
One day recently I encountered no less than 10 vehicles parked around the
SUB. On the same occasion
I was nearly run down by
three of those vehicles driving on the sidewalksatSUB.
What can we do to return to a safe walking campus?
R.S. Paulin
No special
interest here
Kudos to Sabrina Hong
for once more enlightening
us on the GDC, John
Lipscomb, the universe and
everything, without once
identifying herself as other
than Arts 4. So, for the
record, here goes; S.H. is
both a member of the GDC
executive and John
Lipscomb's girlfriend. That
said, it should now be a little
more clear as to her concern
with both issues.
How, it may be asked,
could anyone find fault with
either Mr. Lipscomb or the
GDC? Leaving aside for the
moment Mr. Lipscomb's
considerable misunderstanding of his function as
an AMS executive, any consideration ofthe GDC leads
us to the inevitable conclusion that it is little besides a
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venue in SUB from which to
preach the GDC one-world
gospel. That    their
programme and philosophy
are distinctly political and
one-sided should apparently
not concern us, even those of
us who disagree with the
GDC party line. I, for one, as
a UBC student (or as anything else for that matter)
do not want my name associated with the GDC or its
constituent organizations
[Students for a Free Southern Africa, Muslim Students'
Association, Tools for Peace
(recommended you read this
last both ways) or any ofthe
others] any more than I
would like to see it associated with recent events
having taken place at
Cariboo House. This is not a
position I must defend to
anyone, for any reason. Itis
my right and mine alone, to
choose with what or whom
to associate, and that is the
point.
The AMS Council having, over the summer (ie in
our absence), voted to constitute the GDC a service
organization has clearly
overstepped its legal and
moral bounds. The fact that
the GDC, upon application
for such status, announced
that it would not be requesting any financial benefits of
the AMS but now ('tis
rumoured) seems set to do
just that, is ENTIRELY beside the point. They receive
already a benefit greater
than they could ever hope to
simply BUY; that is, the status granted by such a close
relationship to the AMS
centres of power gives them
alegitdmacytheycouldnever
hope to earn on their own, as
an AMS political club like
any other (Socreds, PCs,
NDP, Ayn Rand Club). In
fact, it has been observed
that, as a club (Int. Development) they were able to
accomplish very little.
What we have here,
folks, is a scam perpetrated
upon the entire UBC student body by a coherent and
committed body of 'believers' dedicated to their own,
largely indefensible, principles and seeking to involve
your good name (through
UBC and the AMS) in their
pet political projects.
Whether or not you agree
with their goals, this kind of
exploitation should not be
condoned. This is but one of
the objections raised in opposition to Mr. Lipscomb and
Ms. (one assumes) Hong.
However politically fashionable their views may be
among the coffee house set,
they are not mine, and I re-
sentthe imposition that they
oughtortheinsinuationthat
they are. No thank you to
you both.
Paul Monkman
Arts 4
Socred bigots
The ongoing debate over
whether or not the Young
Socreds are "nasty little bigots" (Oct. 26, etc.) fails to
look properly at the party as
a whole. All one has to do is
open their eyes and ears to
the actions and statements
ofthe leader ofthe party and
his cabinet.
Its not hard to remember
things like Vander Zalm's
anti-Semi tic joke atthe party
convention last year, or
cracks like his one in the Legislature about "Larry, Curly,
andMoe,"areference to Larry
Guno, Emery Barnes, and
Moe Sihota, the three ethnic
minorities in the NDP caucus. Sexism and
Homophobia abound as well.
The fact that the Socreds
would give funding to REAL
Women and deny any to the
Gay Games says a lot. But of
course Socreds themselves
say a lot. Recall cabinet
minister Dave Parker's
"sodomy forever" reference
in response to NDP initiatives on AIDS and safe sex.
Or assorted Zalm comments
such as how women make
"the best cooks and housewives." Regardless of
whether the party youth did
it or not, Michael Levy was
jeered. By Socreds.
The discussion of whether
Young Socreds are in fact
bigots misses an important
point. Most of the Young
Socreds, or Socreds in gen
eral that I know, do not
openly display bigotry. But
the way they follow the Social Credit Party shows a
tolerance of bigotry that
many find hard to understand.
Mark Keister Arts 4
President, UBC New
Democrats
Hero recognized
Thank you Clayton Burns!
As I was reading your letter
in the Sept. 28th Ubyssey, I
realized that the bag you
mentioned was mine. Before
then, I had no idea that my
knapsack had m o ved farther
than across the floor in the
book-store foyer.
As I was leaving the
book store, I found that my
bag was gone. The panic I
felt was overwhelming. Almost everything I owned was
in there. My house and car
keys, my purse and hundreds
of dollars worth of books. I
was relieved to find my belongings safely against the
opposite wall. However, I
had no idea that while I was
mailing a letter, my bag was
stolen. If it were not for your
intervention, it would still
be gone. Thank you very
much for your honesty and
caring toward a complete
stranger.
Michelle Gaudet
Sciences 1
Talking about
zilch
Amount spent by Student Council on a summer
Anti-Discrimination coordinator: $6000. Amount recently budgeted for by Budget Committee for a winter
Anti-Discrimination coordinator: $750 (down from
$2000). Number of summer
session students to be served
by a coordinator: 4,352.
Number in winter session:
27,139. Ability of Budget
Committee and Student
Council to allocate your
student fees wisely in this
case: zilch.
John Lipscomb
AMS Finance
Coordinator
10/THE UBYSSEY
November 14,1990 0MD
.1
Of Kuwait and Rememberance Day
One ofthe prevalent trends of
the post-Second World War generations has been the increasing
willingness of young people, from
all groups of society, to criticize the
notion of war as a nation's rightful
instrument of foreign policy.
Perhaps the brutality and
bloodshed of this century have been
too much for many of us to take.
New channels of communication,
of which the media is undoubtedly
the most significant, have also
graphically shown us the aftermath of military conflict.
But to criticize, war, especially
when the temptation tooverthrow
the Husseins and Hitlers of our
world is so great, has always been
a tricky business. In other words,
how does one reject the military
option, in such cases as the current
Gulf crisis, without making oneself suspect to advocating anti-nationalist sentiment?
In face of this dilemma, many
choose to ignore the subject outright, some patriotically support
the call to war, still others reject
nationalism to embrace the 'more
important cause' of international
peace. Who can blame us for hav-
inga multitude of opinionsin these
confused times?
Inevitably the nation may feel
itself divided. And sure enough,
currently, our nation is divided.
By no means though, is this a casual split. On the contrary, Canadian leaders, like those of all nations, do not like their foreign policies questioned, especially in times
of crisis.
The people, as well, share in
the animosity. On university campuses for example, the mild mannered and obedient history class
transforms into a rhetorical war
zone when discussing the issue of
Kuwait.
The difference today however,
compared to 1914 or 1939 for example, is that our society is openly
debating what role, if any, Canada
should play in the American led
campaign against Iraq. We have
no unified consensus towards this
conflict, even though we may agree
that Kuwait was the victim of, as
George Bush says, "naked aggression" and even though our national
interests (read oil) are at stake.
What has happened to our
ideology and our patriotism, which,
FfcifSTYLl;
historically, play the melody when
the beat of the war drum is
sounded? Where is the romanticism, such as fighting for the
"cause", which had lured our men
to fight and die on the European
battle grounds? It would seem that
the images of atrocities have now
extinguished the thirst for adventure.
Today we see war as ugly, violent, deadly. Symbolically, any
dreams of glorious conquest seem
to be replaced by the concrete real -
ity of wooden coffins.
The apathy towards war in
this country is all the more surprising in that Canada has not
fought in one for almost two generations. Nor did we suffer to the
same extent as the major European belligerents did in the two
great wars.
Maybe this says something
about our society. Are we possibly
the "kinder, gentler" country which
the United States wishes it were,
or are we presently, simply too
ensared by our own national disunity? Ironically, these questions
only lead to more doubts about
Canada's identity.
Some Canadi ans may say that
a blatant anti-war stance could
result in a diminishing of our
nation's influence in the world. Or
that the United States may shy
away from its close ties with us. In
the economic forest, if the American gardener leaves our soil, we
may be subject to a financial
drought.
These dangers do exist, and
thus, there are those who passively accept Canadian participation in the Gulf crisis. And why
not. We are, after all involved as
part ofa United Nations effort.
But others resist the temptation to join the international
bandwagon, pointing out the very
real possibility that our peers may
die in the Arabian desert. Nor do
they believe that we shoul d blindly
follow Washington's war hysteria.
They also question whether the
Emir of Kuwait, and the feudal
system he represents, is part of
our "national interest".
This year especially then the
red poppy, unhappily celebrating
its 72nd aniversary, is not some
superficial memorial for the past,
but rather, reminds us of the on-
goinginternational tragedy of war.
To be fair though, what alternative
did the world have in 1939? What
alternative do we have now?
Half-way around the globe our
troops are readying themselves to
fight. Some here feel their presence
in the Gulf is necessary, others say
it is wrong. God bless their souls
anyway.
David Chivo
On remembering... to resist
"And every July I sit on my porch,
And watch the parade pass before
me,
I see my old comrades and how
proudly they march,
Reliving their dreams ofpastglory,
I see the old men, all tattered and
torn,
The forgotten heroes ofa forgotten
war,
And all the young people ask me,
What are they marching for?,
And I ask myself the same question.
Eric Bogle
Waltzing Matilda
The above quote relates specifically the battle of Galiipoli
which took place during the first
war, but the question it poses is as
valid today as it has ever been.
Why do we bother celebrating remembrance day?
Surely it is best to forget the
past, let bygones be bygones instead of harping on about ancient
and unsavoury history. No Briton
can think, with equanimity about
Churchill's prior knowledge ofthe
bombing of Coventry and his refusal, for tactical reasons, to let
the city as well as many of its
inhabitants know it was about to
be destroyed. Not many Americans
like to ponder the idea that
Rooseveltknewthat Pearl Harbour
was to be attacked but left it
undefended to offer the U.S. an
opportunity to join the war. And
let's not even consider how the
Germans, Russians, Japanese and
Canadians feel about their respective governments' reasons—
real or proclaimed—for going to
war.
History is, at best, ugly. Nationalism and its smaller, bad tempered twin brothers War and
FREESTYli
Waste, are all pus- filled pits that
illustrate the worst aspects of humanity and as such are to be deplored.
Or, at least, that is what most
people, would like to believe. That
is if they bother to think about war
at all.
So, WHAT is the point of celebrating Rememberance Day?
The answer is, unfortunately,
as simple as it is complex. The
basic issue is whether or not there
is a good reason for dying.
In the modern, ideologically
pluralistic world, this often seems
an inappropriate question but it is
quite vital. It is necessary to deter
mine on an individual basis just
what is too important to ever be
compromised. For if people are incapable of transcending their own
egos they are doomed to a life of
cynical materialism.—There is a
school of thought that posits that
cynical materialism is the best life
has to offer and as such should be
pursued with vigour. In which case
shouldn't rampant consumeri sts be
willing to fight for their right to
shop? —If we accept that there are
reasons that make sacrifice valu-
|   able then it is possible to see
i  Rememberance Day in rather dif-
_'   ferent light.
The sheer number of deaths in
the first world war are an eloquent
testimony to the gullibilty of youth
and an elegy to the strength of
humanity. I realise that this may
seem a rather skewed view of war
but it seems inescapable that the
self sacrifice displayed by the soldiers involved is at some point that
which makes life valuable at all.
Therefore Rememberance Day is a
time to recognise the threat posed
by the older generation— NO sir I
don't want to go and fight for your
reasons and nor will I— and also a
chance to be awed by the magnitude ofthe fallen ones' humanity.
Colin Maycock
UBYSSEY STAFF
The position of
STAFF
OMBUDSPERSON
is open and needs to be
filled. Any staffer may
apply. Drop by the office
and let us know if
you're interested.
B-Lot Shuttle Bus Schedule
UBC Parking and Security has implemented a shuttle bus taking
students from B-lot to their classes. This bus runs from 8:00am to
11:30pm at half hour intervals, stopping at various locations on
campus.
Listed are the approximate times the shuttle bus will be at each
bus stop and the stop's location.
1 Health  Sciences  Parkade:0:00/0:308  Cresent   Rd  Buchanan  A:0:14/0:44'
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