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Array the Ubyssey
Founded in 1918
Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, September 22,1992
Vol 75, No 5
Women take back the night in force
by Nusya Pressey
The evening of Friday September 18th saw the annual Take
Back the Night march, in which
approximately 600 women and
children demonstrated in the
popular Robson Street area for
the right to walk the streets safely.
The weather was favourable for
the event, as the air was mild and
pleasant and only a few raindrops
fell.
One marcher commented
that her favourite radio station
had failed to advertise the Take
Back the Night march and that
she wouldhave missed the march
had a friend not telephoned to
remind her. Lisa, another
marcher, said mainstream media
shy from mentioning the Take
Back the Night march because it
is an illegal march.
"We don't bother with'permits or any shit like that," Lisa
said. "We shouldn't have to ask
anyone's permission to walk the
streets for this march and we
don't."
The police made their presence felt minimally, with only a
few cruisers in attendance. How
ever, an interesting VPD addition
to this year's march was the presence of several "cycle pigs" in their
troublesome to male standers-by,
several of whom had their alcohol
confiscated.
march, a young street woman
unconnected to the march was arrested immediately afterward and
Women claim right to walk without male protection down Robson Street
SHARON LINDORES PHOTO
tight-fitting uniforms. The police
did not interrupt the march, but
increased police presence proved
Juanita, one ofthe marshals,
noted that while the -police seemed
reluctant to interfere with the
charged with mischief. Several
witnesses noted the charged
woman had not been obviously dis
ruptive,  and an unidentified
marcher called the arrest a "vengeance" on the part ofthe police.
Several women bared their
chests duringthe march, to cool
off and also to protest sexist
laws requiring women to conceal their upper bodies. After
the march, while taped music
was played from the Art Gallery
steps, many more women removed their shirts to join in the
dancing.
Zoe, a young marcher, commented that it was her first
time to doff her shirt in public.
When asked how she felt, Zoe
responded, "I feel great." Indicating the bare chested women
around her, she added, "this is
normal."
Penny Singh commemorated
the end of this year's march
with a revised gospel tune entitled "Mothers and Sisters"
and a version of "O Canada"
which ended with the line "and
get your racist, get your sexist,
get your homophobic laws off
my body."
The marchers rai sed their fi sts
and applauded.
Protesters speak out for immigrant rights
by Raj Slhota
Bill C-86 is the latest piece of
discriminatory and reactionary
legislation theTory government is
trying to push through the parliamentary process with little public
input, according to immigration
lawyer Phil Rankin.
This was among the many
opinions expressed at Sunday's
Rally for Immigrant and Refugee
Rights. The rally, which moved
peacefully through downtown
Vancouver, was organized and
supported by the BC Coalition
against Bill C-86.
According to the coalition, the
proposed bill is an attack on basic
civil liberties, and a threat to human rights in Canada.
It is reminiscent of past racist
immigration laws aimed at preventing people of colour from entering Canada, the coalition says.
According to Victor Wong of
the Vancouver Association of Chinese Canadians, Bill C-86 reflects
present-day racist and culturally-
biased attitudes in Canada.
Wong alluded, in particular,
to a recent poll taken by Immigration Canada which suggests that
22 per cent of Canadians are xenophobic (afraid of foreigners).
Bill C-86 proposes major
changes to the present immigration law. Its aims will threaten
many permanent residents, potential immigrants and refugee
claimants in Canada, according to
Wong.
Among the changes proposed
by the bill are restrictions on the
reunification of families. The
Eurocentric view of the law does
not account for extended families.
Rather, family is defined as being
only spouses and children.
This definition of family comes
from a narrow and racist point of
view and completly ignores and
the multi-ethnic make-up of
Canada's population, Rankin argues.
Accordingto Sharam Gill, from
the BC Coalition to Fight Racism,
"Bill C-86 separates the family.
Whereas 10-20 years ago we
brought in the multicultural act,
we are now ignoring it."
Another change is a "guilt by
association" clause, which would
make it impossible for potential
immigrants or refugees to enter
Canada if they are "linked" to any
"criminal" activity. This definition
is so wide and varied that opponents of many of the world's
"democratically^ elected, oppressive regimes would not be permitted into this country.
In many cases this would be
pronouncing death sentences for
Proposed law would criminalize immigrants, Bill C-86 protesters claim
SHARON LINDORES PHOTO
political dissidents that face persecution in their country of origin.
Under the terms of Bill C-86,
for example, opponents of the
"democratically" elected Nazi regime in Germany would not have
been granted asylum in Canada.
The new law would give immigration officials and .airline employees unprecedented powers of
interrogation and decision making. They would be empowered to
' conduct fingerprinting, and perform body and luggage searches
without consulting a lawyer.
Rankin says, "this aspect of
the law is supposed to be aimed at
so called 'Mafia and Chinese gang
members." But in reality, Rankin
says, such powers would be easily
abused.
According to Deka Omar of
Roots of Resistance, the proposed
law is particularly insensitive to
immigrant and refugee women.
Abused women would not be protected under the law.
If an immigrant woman were
abused by her sponsor for citizenship, she would either have to stay
with him or face deportation.
Bill C-86 is an unfair piece of
legislation, and it is actually the
opposite of everything it professes
to be, according to Iranian immigrant Mohammed Safavi.
"It a piece of racist immigration legislation that should never
have been," Safavi says.
The coalition against Bill C-
86 says the proposed changes also
violate many of Canada's international obligations under treaties
such as the Geneva Convention on
Refugees, and the Convention
against Torture.
Bill C-86 threatens to attack
the rights of victims of oppression
while at the same time taking away
what little security refugee claimants might have had in Canada. TUESDAY
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September 22,1992 NEWS
Resist apocalyptic constitutional
propaganda*, say women's groups
by Frances Foran
Canadians are being bombarded with "bullshit propaganda"
to brainwash them into voting for
a constitutional package which will
legitimize the erosion of human
rights and social programs,
women's movement leaders claim.
The Charlottetown accord is
the interlocking legislation of the
North American Free Trade
Agreement which would deregulate social programs to create a
more vulnerable climate for business, said Sheila Deigh, vice
president of the National Action
Committee on the status of women.
"The constitution is not something separate from economic
policy. There is an agenda here.
The effect on social programs is at
the core ofthe deal," Deigh said.
She said the deal takes the
burden off government commitment to protecting the rights of
the most disadvantaged groups
such as women, children, the disabled, gays and lesbian and older
people. If passed, it will be harder
to appeal violations of Charter
rights.
The new Canada Clause will
be the "lens to decide whether
rights have been violated, or
whether limits are reasonable," she
said. Notingthe demise this month
of the court Challenges program,
which funded court cases to appeal
charter of rights violations, Deigh
said, "This is the clawback on
rights. There is no other way to see
it."
Mary Williams from the BC
Coalition of People with Disabilities said, "We find nothing to reassure us that federal social programs will be safe from the whims
of provincial politics and economics.
"The [Canada] Clause used
to include people with disabilities
and now it doesn't. Not only does
the wording obscure what rights
these groups have, but it lets
governments off the hook from
meeting financial obligations to
them."
Judy Rebick of NAC, which
represents over 560 women's
groups across Canada, launched
their NO campaign Sunday with
criticism ofthe process ofthe accord and its contents. Rebick said
the text ofthe accord released to
the public is "significantly different" from the legal text, which
will not be released until after the
referendum.
The October 26 referendum
is not binding on how the first
ministers vote, except in Quebec
and British Columbia.
Rebick criticised the
Mulroney government's "politics
of despair" that prophesy economic calamity if the deal fails.
"The people of Canada will
not be manipulated by [the
Mulroney government's] scare
tactics and their bullshit propaganda campaigns that try to
convince us that a yes to this deal
is a yes to Canada and a no to this
deal is a no to Canada," she said
The accord increases the
powers of the provinces at the
expense of federal policy and
programs, representatives of
women's groups said.
For the first time, the provinces could use the "notwithstanding" clause to opt-out of
federal programs and would receive compensation to set up Ini
tiatives" in line with national "objectives".
Rebick said this would foreclose
consistent standards for future social programs and threaten existing
programs in provinces which can
decide to replace them. She noted
that the words initiative and objectives afford wide interpretation.
"As far as we're
concerned democracy
doesn't mean that
we will go on being
governed by a very
small minority of
white professional
men."	
"The way Robert Bourassa interpreted that during Meech Lake
was that the Quebec family policy to
pay women to encourage them to
have more children would be compatible with a national child care
program."
Deigh said, "We want to maintain coherence in social programs,
and in this deal that coherence is
lost. It makes us much more vulnerable to pressure of corporations
to deregulate in social areas when
we don't have the capacity to keep
coherence in the rest ofthe Canadian social program network."
The accord also gives the
provinces the power to limit federal spending powers in areas of
provincial jurisdiction, like health,
for reasons of different 'provincial
priorities' like the need to extra-
bill on health care, said Deigh.
The federal government's $200
million media blitz to sell the deal
while not releasing the actual
document ofthe accord or sponsoring a "NO" campaign is reason
enough to vote down the antidemocratic accord, said Rebick.
An initiative to implement
gender parity in the senate was in
the package until the first ministers' conference in April. Now the
accord "says something like "flexibility will be provided for representation of women in the senate,""
Deigh said, and each province is
expected to deal separately with
gender parity.
Deigh said the backlash
against progressive legislation
proves that the accord does not
support the rights of disadvantaged
groups. BC premier Mike Harcourt
quickly switched his position to
implement a gender equal senate
after a media outcry, although a
recent poll shows that more than
half of British Columbians favour
a policy that guarantees women's
representation in the senate.
"The outrage in BC (against
the representation of women in
the Senate) has been very instructive ... because it shows how when
we talk about the representation
of women and minorities in government institutions that we're
going straight to the issue about
society and what democracy
means.
"As far as we're concerned democracy doesn't mean that we will
go on being governed by a very
small minority of white professional men," Deigh said.
NAC will spend the next six
weeks on the NO campaign but
Rebick said the group will not be
working with any group which does
not support self-determination for
Quebec or women's rights under
Aboriginal self-government.
Federal government Is Intimidating Canadians Into voting for a deal
that no one is being allowed to read until after referendum says Judy
Rebick of NAC
The Charlottetown accord should
die, Native Women's groups say
by Frances Foran
The antidemocratic exclusion
of Native women in the process
leading to the Charlottetown accord should kill the new constitutional deal, Native women's groups
say.
The Supreme Court has found
that Native women's interests
were not represented by the four
recognized aboriginal groups who
helped negotiate their constitutional right to self-government.
On August 20, the Supreme
Court of Canada unanimously
ruled that the government of
Canada violated the rights of Native women by refusing their participation in the constitutional
process. The Court found the constitutional proceedings undemocratic and in violation of Native
women's freedom of expression.
The Native Women's Action Committee lodged an injunction to stop
the referendum last Friday, calling the resulting report of the
antidemocratic process invalid.
The federal government is expected to stop the proceedings of
the complaint today on the grounds
that the Native women'scomplaint
is an "abuse of process."
Barbara Weiss ofthe BC Native Women's Association said that
the Charlottetown accord is not
acceptable to Native women.
"We're asking all Native
people in Canada, men and
women, to reject the
Charlottetown package on self-
government. We're asking all Canadians, especially women and
visible minorities, to join with us
in rejecting the Charlottetown
package in the referendum if it is
held."
Weiss said that Native
women's groups object to the section which allows Aboriginal governments to exempt themselves
from the Charter of Rights and
Freedoms.
"Aboriginal women need the
Charter because in this agreement
there is no entrenched guarantee
ofsex equality that applies to self-
government. Provincial and fed
eral human rights legislation does
not apply to Indian Act band councils or the inherent right to self-
government and other protective
legislation like tenant law. The
Charter is our only remedy for discrimination."
Also, under the conditions of
self-government, the accord states
that under the new constitution
"no new rights" will be granted to
First Nations.
"The package negotiated by
(Assembly of First Nations leader)
Ovide Mercredi creates no new
right to land. In non-treaty areas
We're asking all
Canadians,
especially women
and visible
minorities, to join
with us in rejecting
the Charlottetown
package in the
referendum if it is
held."
like BC this could cause confusion," and adversely affect ongoing
land claim negotiations, she said.
"We are not sure what they mean
by' no new rights'.
"The agreement reached at
Charlottetown is dangerous to aboriginal women. It gives aboriginal governments the right to
overri de the charter rights but does
not -require those governments to
be democratically selected or allow women to participate in
choosing them."
Weiss said that the package
would disenfranchise the 70 000
First Nations women and children
whose aboriginal status was recognized only after the Indian Act
was changed in 1985.
NWAC also asked for an injunction to the self-government
talks between the federal government and the four recognized ab
original groups. "Without NWACs
participation in those discussions
the women's interests it represents will not be heard. "
The BC Union of Indian
Chiefs is expected this week to
declare its support for the Native
Women's Association's stand that
they have the right to represent
themselves in a constitutional
agreement. The Inuit Tapirisat
and the Nati ve Council of Canada
are also supportive of gender
equality under self-government.
Rebick said that a NO vote
for the Charlottetown accord is a
vote for Canadian unity because
"for the first time since the talks
began women's groups in Quebec
and the rest of Canada and aboriginal women have been united
in the constitution."
Rebick said "If you think NAC
has been under attack in the last
week, it's nothing compared to
the attack NWAC has dealt with
and the w;ay they have been
treated. They have been ignored
by the media and by the premiers
and they have continued to wage
a struggle which has been an example to the entire women's
movement, liecause in their court
case they argued that male dominated groups can't represeiit
women. Their courageous stand
has given NAC the courage to say
that a deal that takes back rights
for women is not good enough and
we will not consent to it."
Rebick noted that although
the federal court decided that
NWAC should be at the constitutional table the first ministers defied the decision. "When ordinary
citizens defy court decisions, they
go to jail. But the first ministers
defy a court decision and nothing
happens. They treated Native
women with contempt. That kind
of contempt shown to NWAC I'm
sure was shown to women behind
closed doors at the Charlottetown
meeting.
"Aboriginal self government
is a historic achievement. But it's
not acceptable if aboriginal women
feel more vul nerable," Rebick said.
September 22,1992
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4/THE UBYSSEY
September 22,1992 _ iiiliiiiiifci
Some things you should know, just in case
by Stephen Garvey
Propaganda, deceit, elitism,
and self-righteousness glare up
sharply from this constitutional
advertisement, providing Canadians with a close-up view of the
depressing state of government
today.
With the onset of the industrial revolution, the means of communication available to us have
become more and more sophisticated, and therefore increasingly
intrusive.
As a result, rhetoric, "the faculty of observing in any given case
the available means of persuasion," has taken on incredible dimensions that would make the
founding father of rhetoric, Aristotle, shudder in trepidation over
current abuse ofthe subject.
Today, most Canadians are
being brainwashed with wave after wave after wave of propaganda
and advertisement from businesses, religious groups, special
interest groups individuals, and
all level s of government—through
television, radio, written work,
and live verbal communication.
In our highly competitive, individualistic society, rhetoric has
become an insidious means of
getting ahead. And people without a viable defense to deal with
the onslaught of persuasion in
this sometimes heartless society
will be helpless, like fish out of
water.
Rhetoric is taught at UBC,
although in an uninspiring way:
standard lecture, little practical
application. For me, the most effective way to teach rhetoric would
be to establish a basic understanding of it, then to practically
apply the knowledge. As an old
Native saying suggests, "Tell me,
and Fll forget. Show me, and I
may not remember. Involve me,
and Fll understand." Frankly, I
couldn't agree more!
The skill to analyzing and
deciphering any piece of rhetoric
is quite simple, although three
characteristics are essential.
First, common sense or "sound
practical judgement" allows the
reader to put the piece in perspective. Secondly, awareness, the
ability to be conscious of both
glaring and subtle details, improves the reader's overall perspective and picture. Finally, and
most importantly, inexorable
questioning allows the reader to
get a firm understanding of a piece
of rhetoric, and the writer or writers behind it.
But enough of this theoretical jargon—let's have some fun!
Presented here is an advertisement taken out by the BC government regarding the constitutional
referendum, which I will carefully dissect for you. In this line of
work, the pen acts as a scalpel,
manipulated by the questioning
mind.
Before I pick up my pen, the
first thing you'll notice from this
advertisement is how large it is,
with limited space used (actual
size, 15 inches by 10 inches). Why?
Are these people rich enough to be
able to waste expensive advertising space like this? Who's paying
for this anyway?
Now the answers. Lots of
space has been used because the
BC government doesn't want to
tell the public too much. Are they
hiding anything?
This ad is financed by the federal government in conjunction
with the BC government, compliments of all the taxpayers across
Canada. Thafs right, we're giving
the government our money to advertise in a less-than-frugal manner.
Now the title ofthe advertisement—"As a British Columbian.
As a Canadian. Never has it meant
so much."—sounds like classic
provincial self-interest. Obviously,
the BC government wants to drill
it into everybody's head that BC
should come first, that Canada as
a whole should come second. This
implies that the constitutional referendum doesn't really mean much
to the BC government. Otherwise,
they would have put "As a Canadian" before "As a British
Columbian."
Moreover, "Never has it meant
so much" is assumed in the far
stitutional referendum, as you'll
notice the lone Canadian flag in
the corner represents "Yes" on the
constitutional proposal.
Conniving, aren't they?
I wonder what effects that will
have on the subconscious of the
people of BC? Moreover, do the
large maple leaves represent the
logging companies of BC? In that
case, which ofthe maple leaves, if
any, represent the Native peoples
ofBC?
Moving along to the actual
written material, the first paragraph displays classic rhetoric; the
writer trying to put words in the
outright lie, mixed with a bit of
truth, (i.e. The referendum needs
to be approved by every province,
but ifs fatuous to suggest your
actual vote will stop the referendum from being passed.) Why is
this matter presented so falsely?
Perhaps Mulroney and his fellow
ministers realize that an overwhelming turn out at the polls will
give the referendum more credibility than just a marginal constitutional go ahead. Notice the word
"agreemenf again—a monotonous,
pounding effect in one's head.
The third paragraph is vague
and ambiguous, caused by the —
As aBritishColumbian.
As a Canadian-
Never has it
meant so much-
.r3B5
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Then.' arc times when \ou\e pruhihK
said tii uuif-elt. "My vote doc-n't lonni
tor nnieh." But (hat's hardly the case
with  The Canadian Unity Agreement.
On October 26, with a -ample ye*-,
or no, you'll have an opportunity :o
decide the future ot our country. And
since the tull Agreement must he
approv'ed by every province, it won't
he decided until your vote is counted.
I lie intent behind tin*- i. .iretul'y
balanced pacLiye ■- ■"*• eii>ure the unit\
and political stability ot Canada.
But as R.( ;. Premier Mike I larcourt"
Md, "Most important ot all is what vou
believe. To help vou make an informed
decision, we'll he sending a summary ot
the Unity Agreement ro every household in B.( '. Please read it over, then
vote m the October y6 referendum.
As a British Columbian. .^ a Canadian,
never has it meant so nun. h."
For further details, mcludmn the jnud text.
call the Referendum Injoiiiidtiim Office.
1-800-463-3141
MXioria 95X929
THECANADIAN
*UMTY
AGREEMENT
provincial insignia
Who's agreed to what?
right hand corner ofthe ad. Aren't
we having a constitutional referendum? Tins jargon makes it sound
as if the referendum has already
been decided—the word "Agreement" is a classic example of rhetorical manipulation. Why did they
write it like this in the first place?
One plausible reason is that the
bureaucracy in Victoria want to
drum "Agreement, Agreement,
Agreement," into people's heads,
thereby brainwashing us into
voting "Yes, Yes, Yes."
Now lefs look at the map of
BC covered in maple leaf flags.
Why is it drawn in this fashion? To
answer this question, it is drawn
as such to give us a visual display
of what it is to be a British
Columbian and a Canadian. The
BC government is implying that
everybody is in favour of the con-
reader's mouth. "There are times
when you've probably said to yourself, 'My vote doesn't count for
much.*" The word "probably" is the
source of the rhetoric because it
cleverly disguises the
government's intentions of putting
words in our mouths. So you start
thinking, have I thought this, no,
yes, no, yes, and finally conclude,
yeah, I probably have. Notice the
strict adherence to the words "Canadian Unity Agreement," as if
the words Constitutional Referendum (the thought of Canadians
deciding our future) were preposterous.
The second paragraph correctly implies that well have an
opportunity to decide the future of
Canada, although I cant help from
wondering if if s already been decided. The second sentence is an
"intent." It seems the Victoria bureaucrats are trying to play with
our emotions, by implying that
their intentions in devising this
constitutional package were nothing but honorable. Who cares?
What do intentions add up to anyway? Not much. What counts is
what people end up doing. So this
statement is purely arbitrary.
Here's an example: My intention is
to do volunteer work. This statement is merely words, because
what counts is what I actually end
up doing!
In the last paragraph, we have
Mike Harcourt saying, "Most important of all is what you believe."
He sounds like a bloody fascist. He
shouldhave you said, "Whatcounte
is how informed you are, to make
the best choice." (If there is a
choice.) The second sentence is ex
tremely dangerous. Notice the key
word in the sentence—"Summary"
which means somebody else's bias
or interpretation. So the BC government will be sending out their
interpretation ofthe agreement—
read  carefully.  Again,   we're
pounded with the word unity
"Agreement"—it's like an advertisement on television where the
words "Buy, Buy, Buy" keep flashing before your eyes. If Harcourt
and his pack of bureaucrats were
truly interested in informing us,
they would have used this adver-
ti sement for that affect. Why didn't
they? Because, they dont care what
we know, as long as we vote Yes.
The last sentence is advice
telling us to digest all the propaganda and to vote "yes" to give
Mulroney his overwhelming majority, which he so desperately
wants. Trie paragraphs finishes
with the drum beat "As a British
Columbian, asaCanadi an. .."The
Victoria bureacrats are snickering in the background.
In the right hand corner, we
encounter the word Referendum
for the first time, miracle isn't it.
I was beginning to wonder if the
word really existed—maybe we
do have a choice. Not likely? Isn't
it so kind and considerate ofthe
government to have a toll free
number—wait a minute, thafs
not a toll free number but a toll
number, paid by the tax payers
of BC, knowingly or unknowingly. Surprisingly, the "final"
draft of the agreement is mentioned, obviously just to tease us
like dangling a carrot in front of
a donkey. The document is probably locked up in a vault guarded
by half the RCMP.
Lastly, notice the small insignia ofthe province of BC at the
bottom of the page. Why is it
there, and why is it that size? It
acknowledges that the BC gov-
ernmentis the perpetrator of this
highly skillful piece of work. But,
the reason it is that size is so as
not to attract too much attention
to it. Would you want to be associated with something so sinister? A minute insignia, on the
other hand, would make their
intention obvious; a large insignia would cause too many people
to notice it. So this size fits their
objective just right.
If you are interested in learning more about rhetoric, just listen to some of your profs with a
questioning mind; you'll be
amazed at what you'll discover.
.  Furthermore, as you're probably
well aware, the government is
conducting a massive propaganda blitz to get people to vote
"yes" on the constitutional referendum, which provides us with a
fabulous opportunity to learn
about modern-day political
rhetoric and government. As Fve
already said, ifs a jungle out
there. So you're better off learning
how to defendyourselfbefore you're
flopping and gasping for air on
some grimy sidewalk.
To sum up, this advertisement
is a classic illustration ofthe self-
righteous, elitist morality of a
government whichistumingaonce
democratic society into a an authoritarian one. Moreover, this fa-
ther-knows-best attitude exempli -
fied by government time and time
again is stifling the spirit of Canadians everywhere: free choice, individualism, personal values and
beliefs. And oddly enough, especially these days, it's government
and big business in control, not the
people, the masses. Government is
here to serve us, not the other way
around. You owe it to yourself and
your country to be aware, and to
question, question, and question.
September 22,1992
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Responsibilities include to: investigate and resolve
complaints from students;recruit, supervise and coordinate
caseworkers;sit on various AMS and UBC committees; and
be available for a minimum of 25 hours per week.
Qualifications include: ability to act as an independent,
neutral and objective officer-ability to deal effectively with
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O^tivspaper, Clear Qlass, Metals,
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At the bottom ofthe stairs on
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recycling *big boxes' which accept
newspaper, clear glass, metals (tin
cans and aluminum) and magazines.
These recycling boxes are
clearly labelled and easy to use.
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libraries or in department offices.
If you are interested in USING
recycled -paper, it is available at
the Thunderbird Shop in SUB and
at the UBC bookstore.
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BESIDE garbage cans.
There are several people on
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able aluminum.
The only place on campus
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T-bird streaks continue
The UBC Thunderbird men's
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ways Sunday defeating the University of Saskatchewan Huskies
3-2 in a Canada West soccer match.
The win came after a 0-0 tie
against the Huskies the day before
and extended the team's unbeaten
streak to 47 games against Canadian university competition—
bettering the Vancouver 86ers 46-
game unbeaten streak tallied in
the 1988 and '89 Canadian Soccer
League seasons.
Doug Schultz scored two goals
and Kevin Hearn contributed the
other goal in the victory,
(bullet) And the women's team beat
University of Alberta 2-0 on Saturday behind goals from Christine
Vaughn and Heidi Slaymaker and
Saskatchewan on Friday, also 2-0,
with Allison Biggan and Megan
Blair scoring the goals.
• Meanwhile the UBC football
team extended its win streak to
four games with a 37-2 pounding
ofthe University of Alberta Golden
Bears in Edmonton on Friday.
All three teams return home
for games this weekend.
Community Sports
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September 22,1992 HOROSCOPE
Crazy cosmic comets and
fant-ismagoric futures
fey Lasha Seniuk
flries (March 21-April 20)
Images: "A restored fresco in the Sistine Chapel"
Message: Attention to detail.
Wednesday/Thursday, Aries, you begin a month long
period of financial activities and money concerns—over
the next four weeks expect to be 'hyper-alert' to budgets,
plans, financial schemes and opportunities. For some
Aries (especially those born between 1958 and 1962) some
of this awareness and ambitiousness may spill over into
the area of relationships and emotional commitments or,
alternately, may usher in the potential development of a
workplace romance. Either way, Aries, you'll feel
strangely motivated to develop reliable pathways and/or
successive goals. Friday, however, is a time to avoid
miscommunications and unpredictable temperaments
with friends and colleagues.
TaurUS (April 21-May 21)
Image: "A parade of marching bands and silly clowns"
Message: Social sounds, social devices.
Over the next few weeks, Taurus, an interesting,
engaging and mildly irritating theme may develop in
your social/romantic life. Relationships, romances and
emotional partnerships are likely to feel both compelling
and somewhat unpredictable—expect to be verbally
challenged concerning matters of honesty, loyalty and,
oddly enough, time schedules/minor jealousies. All in all,
Taurus, the next few weeks are likely to feel amusing,
stimulating and socially active. Stay centred—aspects
also indicate that, before mid-October, you may tend to be
easily distracted away from important practical tasks.
Friday may also bring about a need to clarify your
intentions on the work scene.
Qtmini (May 22-June21)
Image: "On the ocean floor, a large purple starfish"
Message: Claiming space.
Wednesday/Thursday should prove to be an interesting
few days for you, Gem—beginning now, and lasting over
the next four weeks, you are likely to feel strangely
compelled to 'present a new image', put forth a new
persona or generally speak about yourself in a different
way concerning matters of work, employment and career.
At present, many Geminis are now feeling the emergence
of a 'new voice' or 'second identity* in the area of practical
or business accomplishments. Hmmm...intriguing stuff,
Gemini—stay open to all such changes and don't be fooled
into thinking that you are limited by your present
circumstances. Friday morning you may also receive a
powerful glimpse into your own future and/or a vivid
stroke of wisdom/insight.
Cancer {June 22 July 22)
Image: "A flock of sparrows flying over Paris"
Message: A gathering of youthful voices.
Oh-oh. You are about to enter into a romantic/social
whirlwind, Cancer. Beginning Wednesday/Thursday, and
continuing on over the next four weeks, your emotional
sensitivity, attractiveness and/or need for romantic
fulfillment is about to rise significantly. Now, don't be
dismayed, Cancer; this is likely to be an extremely
creative, productive and emotionally rewarding time for
you and, aspects indicate, that it is highly unlikely that
you will feel overly drained or given to emotional
complications. Excellent! Enjoy the ride, Cancer! Friday,
however, stay close to home, if at all possible, and lavish
a little extra attention on close friends and family.
£e0(July 23-August 22)
Image: "Inside an oyster shell, three fat pearls"
Message: Preparing for the future.
Over the coming few weeks, Leo, matters of home,
property, family and finances are likely to be on your
mind. Beginning Wednesday/Thursday, and lasting for
the next four weeks, you may feel compelled to address
issues of emotional and financial support systems, family
traditions' and/or spend a little added time ensuring that
your foundations are strong. Excellent, Leo — we fill need
a trustworthy and reliable place from which to gather our
strength. Friday, on the other hand, may cause minor
irritations with co-workers and miscommunication/
disagreements on the work scene — don't give this too
much of your energy, Leo: it all passes quickly and
without much bluster.
Virgo (
'vrgO (August 23-September 22)
Image: "500 rubber ducks rushing down a mountain
stream"
Message: Important manoeuvres.
Beginning Wednesday/Thursday, Virgo, and continuing
on in bits and'starts over the next four weeks, you are
likely to experience an increase in communications,
minor duties, paperwork and social irritations — expect a
sudden surge of workplace duties, news, conflicting bits of
information and odd social combinations. A challenging
few weeks, Virgo — make sure you stay centred and
focused. You may also experience a sudden jump in minor
social disagreements with friends and colleagues —
nothing to set you off stride, Virgo, but you will notice a
new assertiveness from those around you. Friday,
however, is a day for calm relaxation and reflection — use
this time to rest, contemplate, dream.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Image: "At the bottom of the ocean, a -rusted telescope"
Message: Inner vision.
Over the next few weeks, Libra, you may wish to give
added attention to matters of property, home, finances
and time schedules in relation to work versus play,
practical concerns versus social interests and/or rest
versus responsibilities. Hmmm...an interesting and
engaging four weeks is likely to be ahead for you, Libra—
aspects indicate that you are now much more willing to
stand up for yourself and ask to have your needs met.
(read Gemini entry for clues). Areas of prime concern are
likely to centre around distinguishing between your
'public' and 'private' self. Friday you may also experience
a sudden upsurge of enthusiasm and energy—confidence
levels are high. Libra, and you're tired of second guessing
yourself.
Scorpio (October 24-November 22)
Image:" A cluster of fresh apple blossoms"
Message: Joyful moments.
New horizons abound, Scorp—don't get caught napping.
Beginning Wenesday/Thursday, and continuing on over
the next four weeks, a unique window of business and
social opportunity presents itself. Chances are that you
are now feeling a need to refresh your attitude, develop
new interests and open yourself to new experiences and
relationships. Well Scorp, before mid-October, you get
your wish—new business projects or relationships begun
at this time at*e likely to have far-reaching effects in your
life, Scorp—so get out there in the stream of things and
demand attention.
Sagittarius (November 23-December 21)
Image: "On the dark side ofthe Moon, a lone golf ball"
Message: Yesterday's games.
This week, Sage, you may begin to feel dreamy, romantic
and slightly smitten with yourself. Allow yourself some
latitude here, Sage—you may need to blow off a bit of
steam just now and demand a little recognition for your
clever and outgoing sense of humour and wisdom.
Beginning Wednesday/Thursday, and continuing on over
the coming four weeks, past alliances, friendships and
romances may also come rushing to the forefront—
aspects indicate a strong identification with the past will
be in operation for you and may cause you to want to
talk, ponder yesterday's accomplishments and generally
be nostalgic. Friday, on the other hand, is much more
socially present and engaging—expect a brief increase
in activity and flirtatiousness.
Capricorn (December 22-January 20)
Image: "The Keystone Cops at a formal dinner party"
Messages Arresting situations.
The next few weeks may be a bit of a social drain for you,
Cap — aspects indicate that you are about to enter into a
four week period of increased social demands and/or
minor business complications. Yikes! Make sure you
schedule extra time off for rest, relaxation and emotional
renewal — before mid-October the demands on your
'public reputation' may be many; essientially, Cap, you
will be noticed, admired and socially visible so make sure
you put your best foot forward. (Some Capricorns may
also experience increasing dealings with documents or
authority figures.) Friday expect new information or
news concerning business or finance.
JZquatius (January 21-February 19)
Image: "In an abandoned castle, a tall grandfather
clock"
Message: Timing, perspective, achievement.
Over the next four weeks, Aquarius, career goals, ideals
and long term plans are likely to be on your agenda.
Beginning Wednesday/Thursday, and lasting well into
October, you may feel restless, ponderous and somewhat
irritated concerning present business matters and
opportunities. Generally, Aquarius, the next few weeks
are an excellent time to formulate new plans, clarify your
goals and develop a game plan. Wait, however, until later
in October to take significant actions and/or meaningful
steps. Friday is an excellent day for spiritual pursuits,
insights and sudden glimpses of wisdom or inspiration,
Aquarius — make the most of it.
(Pisces (February 20-March 20)
Image: "At a local gas station, Columbus buying a
road map*
Message: Finding Direction.
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beginning now, and lasting over the next four weeks, you
may feel much more compelled than usual to address
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advice and/or pursue matters of creativity and romance.
Excellent! Aspects indicate a high degree of receptivity
and learning is in operation for you over the coming few
weeks, Pisces — make sure you remain alert to all subtle
messages and prompts from your unconscious. On a more
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confusion about finances, reversals in money matters and
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The world's largest pharmaceutical company has pledged $15 million to
establish a centre for molecular medicine and therapeutics at UBC.
And with the advent of federal
legislation to extend patent protection
on new drugs, the $4 billion-a-year bio-
pharmaceutical industry is expected to
lake a foothold in British Columbia.
The new legislation, Bill C-91,
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million in capital andresearch spending
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Generic firms with prices 20 to 25
per cent less than that of the multinationals, areopposing the bill, suggesting
that the cost to consumers and to
Canada's health care system is $1 billion a year in higher drug oosts.
Currently, Canada's pharmaceutical industry is centered in Ontario and
Quebec, since most health research is
being funded by multinational drug
companies based in those provinces,
and not by the government. With head
offices of 45 brand name drug companies in Ontario alone, that province
receives $157 million in research and
developmentexpenditures. Quebec, with
only 25 brand name drug companies,
attracted $164 million in R&D
expeditures. On the other hand, only $9
million was spent on R&D in BC last
year.
But, all of that is about to change.
The new center at UBC will be
headed by Michael Hayden, professor of
Medical Genetics at UBC and the director of the Canadian Genetic Diseases
Network. Pharmaceutical company
Merck Frosst accepted Hayden's pro-
posalforthenewcentrebecauseof'BC's
reputationforoutstandingscience,"says
Hayden, who added, the "partnerships
between the university and industry is
quite unique in Canada."
The focus of the centre will be to
further the understanding the genetic
causes of diseases, and applying effective remedial treatments. The centre
will be divided into molecular genetics,
transgenics, gene targeting and gene
therapy, and the finest researchers from
all around the world will be recruited,
Hayden says. The centre will hopefully
link memebers of the inteligentsia of
UBC with those across Canada
However, Merck Frosst's pledge to
give a boost to the BC pharmaceutical
industry comes with stipulations. First,
the funding of the centre is contingent
on the passage of Bill C-91. Although
the bill encourages multinational drug
companies to invest in Canada, if it is
notpassedbeforetheendofpariimentary
session, then it will fail. If generic
companies and the opposition win that
battle, then reintroduction and passing
could be two years away.
However, Canada's Patented
Prices Review Board which monitors
prices for existing patented drugs is
prepared to examine price increases. If
Ihe price of a patented medicine increased to an extremeley high level,
then a violating drug company could
lose their patent However, only four
cases of possible infringement were investigated last year, with no loss of
patents. In fact, the price of existing
patenteddrugBino-easedbyonly3.3per
cent last year, less than the increase in
the consumer price index.
With only nominal increases in
prices per-drug, those opposed to the bill
suggest that there will be an increase in
total cost to the health care system.
Without Bill C-91, the drugs cost the
Canadian health cafe system $375
million for 5 years. If the bill is passed,
then the expected increases would lead
to a $500 million cost to the health care
system over 5 years. The $125 million
increase would cost BC approximatly
$1.7 million a year for 5 years.
Accordingto Bernard Bressler, associate vice-president of research in
UBC'sHealth Sciences department, the
cost is "a comparively small number
considering the health care budget is
400 billion for 5 years."
The$1.7millionisexpectedtohave
a dramatic effect on BCs economy. For
every dollar spent on R&D, 5 to 17 will
have to be spent by the province, according to Bressler.
The second stipulation for the new
centre is that Merck Frosst and UBC
must iron out the policy to protect both
scientists and UBC if a breakthrough
occurs with the tremendous potential
for research benefits in a multibillion
dollar industry. The agreement would
have to be based on similar contracts,
whereoompaniesgivingresearchgrants
have the "right of refusal' to patent or to
license all discoveries before they are
published to the rest of the scientific
community.
This is a normal standard policy.
Ithasbeeninexistencefor20to25years,"
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"Companies get the first look," he
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publication."
Hayden, head ofthe proposed centre says "the scientific study is independent of Merck; Merck is accepting the
directions I am suggesting."
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is that ihe new centre will require a new
building en campus to house it The
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tol5 million from both the provincial
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September 22,1992 FEATURE
A report from the frontlines: being young in 1992
By Ted Young Ing
So here it is. I'm nineteen
years old, turning twenty in a
matter of weeks and Fm going
through my mid-life crisis. Which
I guess makes sense because like
many of my friends, I don't plan
on living past forty anyhow.
My memories ofthe world—
my distinctones, anyhow—begin
around 1980. I can't even conceive of a pre-Reagan world. That
should probably scare me, but it
doesn't.
I was raised in several relatively affluent middle- class suburbs throughout the world. I don't
think that you ever truly recover
from being raised middle-class.
Recently, I've fallen into this bo ho
I-don't-care-what-society-
thinks-of-me role, but if I ever
stopped to analyze it I think I'd
find that I'm just rebelling from
the lifestyle that my parents
raised me in.
Thanks to television, Jung's
theory of collective unconsciousness has anchored itself into my
soul. Like most other people my
age, I was raised more by Mr and
Mrs Brady than by my own parents. Big Bird was my older
brother. Having the same surrogate extended family must account for the sense of homogeneity of experience that I sense
amongst my peers. Remember
when the professor made a radio
out of coconuts and bamboo? Me,
too.
Somewhere along the way,
Fve acquired a warped, postmodern view ofthe world. Space
and time seem irrelevant to me.
I live in a surreal realm of post-
CNN world news coverage,
where even the most insignificant event like a world leader
throwing up on foreign soil is
transmitted to me within seconds. Bangkok, Paris and Seattle
all seem equidistant thanks to
commercial airlines. I can
achieve instantaneous satellite
telecommunication with any
place in the known world by
picking up my telephone.
This summer, some friends
and I drove across the United
States of America. It was really
fun, but also kind of eerie. In all
the places that we stopped in:
Omaha, Nebraska; New York
City; Montreal; Cheyenne, Wyoming; Boston; whatever—all over
North America, people my age
are all identical. No matter how
different the environments in
which all these kids grew up in
were, they dress, talk, act, even
think the same. It's not surprising when you consider that we
all are exposed to the same pop
culture. But it's very disturbing.
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Howis one supposed to find individuality in a world like this?
I was pretty happy when
Generation X came out last year.
Finally, a book about me! But
then I found out that I just barely
missed being an X'er: apparently
the cut-off is 1970, and I was
born in 1972. Damn! I missed out
on an identity by two fucking
years. And I know that Fm letting my life be co-opted and redesigned by advertising executives
and studio heads, but I still can't
help comparingmy life to Melrose
Place and Levis 501 ads and feel -
ing a little depressed that my life
doesn't seem to measure up. But
I suppose that I should be happy
with what I've got—at least I'm a
viable target market now.
I've finally accepted the notion that the time I'm serving
here in this university isn't going
to help me get a decent job anymore than the time I spent
waiting tables. But I can still
delude myself into thinking that
education for its own sake is an
honourable pursuit.
Well, what am I planning to
do once I get out of school? I don't
know yet. The job market doesn't
give me a lot of confidence. Fd
love to get a job in a field that
interests me, which wouldn't
make me compromise any of my
ideologies, pays me enough to
pursue my artistic endeavors,
and still leaves me enough time
to go snowboarding. But realistically, I think that Fll just hide
out here at UBC a bit longer and
then take what I can find when I
get out. Being overqualified for
jobs is becoming the biggest trend
ofthe 1990s: a friend of mine got
her MA two years ago, and she's
still waitering. Butin my mind, a
job is just a way to support my
real life—a necessary evil.
Even though it no longer
seems fashionable, I still frequently take recreational drugs.
Ecstasy has been my favorite so
far. I try to tell myself that I do it
to get a better bearing on my own
sense of reality and that I learn
from each experience, but realistically I think that I just do it
because it's fun.
I have my own car. Mom and
Dad gave it to me; there's no way
that I could be responsible
enough to get together the cash
needed to buy an automobile
right now. Not that this upsets
me. I drive a car, and I still con
sider myself an environmentalist. But I don't buy gasoline from
Shell, and I carpool to school most
days. It's just another little hypocrisy that I've allowed myself
in order to survive.
I seem to slink away from
relationships the way I inch away
from responsibility. I've tried to
make a few work, but either I or
the other party involved get bored
and we end up moving on. But
they're always fun while they
last.
Sex is another issue. I'm
aware that promiscuity is an
outdated ideal, but I tried that
celibacy thing for a few months,
and it didn't work for me. One-
night stands are too cheap,
though, so I compromise: I have
sex with my friends. When you
think about it, it's much less
sleazy than ordinary promiscuity. I have a long and sincere
relationship! with everyone that
I sleep with. It sometimes makes
for awkward morning-afters, but
having fairly attractive friends
makes it easier. We all seem to
realize that the deal is "just
friends". Sometimes my friends
and I use sex as a way to avoid
communication, though; ifs al
ways easier to moan in the dark
than to talk in the light.
I live my life in this strange
haze of loneliness, even though I
have a large and loyal circle of
close friends. It's a self-imposed
alienation, though. I think that
I'm trying for some James Dean
misunderstood youth trip.
Why am I writing all of this?
The first rule of feature writing
is not to give away your soul in
an article, and this comes about
as close to ex posing my true self
as I believe th at I'm ever going to
get. See, I get a rather strange
assignment from the paper. I was
supposed to write an article about
"The Youth of Today", based
loosely on that issue of Time and
the recent Globe and Mail articles. They were all written by
people who were too old, and had
no problems exploiting my generation by pretending to represent our concerns in print.
Well, I can't do that. If I'm
going to exploit someone and still
be able to respect myself, that
someone is going to be me.
So here it is. An expose on
The Lost Generation, as filtered
through the life of this writer.
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Everyone welcome; a special welcomed to Arts
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For Information about
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by Otto Lim
As the single largest funding source for the Vancouver
Persons With AIDS Society,
Walk for AIDS is anticipated to
draw over 5000 walkers and
raise over $400 000 this year.
The sixth annual Walk for
AIDS, a 10 kilometre walk
around the Stanley Park seawall, will be held this Sunday at
Ceperly Park in Stanley Park.
The money raised is used to
fund advocacy and referral services,  support groups,  peer
counselling,  alternative
treatments, and a telephone helpline for per
sons with AIDS/HIV.
Other beneficiaries   of   the
fund-raising
will include
community-
based    AIDS
support organizations   such   as
Vancouver   Native
Health, Positive
Women's  Network,  and
AIDS Vancouver.
Not only does Walk for
AIDS raise much needed money
to fund community resources for
persons with AIDS/HIV but it
also increases public awareness
of AIDS, according to Walk for
AIDS public relations officer
Robert Howsam.
There will be an "Awareness
Tent" where representatives
from various AIDS organizations will host displays and answer questions about the HIV
virus and AIDS.
"A day- can't go by without
somebody reading about HIV.
What happened to Magic Johnson really opened people's eyes
and proved that stereotypes
about AIDS are not accurate,"
Howsam says. Howsam has
reachedoutto universities,
colleges, and      high
schools in the
Lower Main-
land. Posters,
pledge booklets,
and t-shirts were distributed to student councils in 50
high schools.
"The schools have been tremendously supportive of Walk
for AIDS. Students are a great
indicator of the future. It's the
young people who lead the way
and open barriers for persons
with AIDS," Howsam said.
Individuals and teams of
walkers can participate simply
by picking up a pledge booklet
and registration form at
Starbuck's Coffee, the Walk for
AIDS office located at 1107
Seymour Street, Little Sister's
Bookstore, or Subcetera at the
UBC Student Union Building.
Special perks in the Walk
for AIDS will include a light
aerobics      workout      with
Vancouver Theatre  Sports
League, a puppet troupe
from    South    Africa
called Puppets
Against AIDS, and
a    continental
breakfast
starting at
9:30     am.
The    actual
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Afterwards, the
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salmon barbecue and a
concert featuring Love &
Sas and Cris Williamson.
Special guest speakers include
Burnaby/Kingsway member of
parliament Svend Robinson, local artist Joe Average, and June
Call wood, the founder ofthe first
AIDS hospice in Canada.
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would be appreciated.
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12/THE UBYSSEY
September 22,1992 CAMPUS
John Turner:
Great Trekker '92
by Derek K. Miller
Yes, John Napier Turner
was prime minister for a while
there. He was also a Rhodes
scholar, and studied law at Oxford and the Sorbonne in Paris.
He was Canada's first minister
of consumer and corporate affairs, and the last federal minister of finance to table a budget
surplus. He gained national fame
in 1958 when he danced with
Princess Margaret at royal
functions-rumours flew that
there was a royal romance.
But before all that, way
back, "Chick" Turner got his
nickname for an unknown reason from a sports teammate. He
was a member ofthe Beta Theta
Pi fraternity, Canadian track
and field champion in 100 and
220-yard runs, a UBC debater, a
University Radio Society on-air
personality, AMS coordinator of
Activities, and associate sports
editor of The Ubyssey, then the
fourth-largest daily paper in BC.
He graduated from UBC in
1949 with an honours degree in
political science. His mother,
Phyllis G. Ross, also graduated
from UBC in political science
and economics. She was a federal economist, a co-founder of
Carleton University, the first female chancellor of UBC, and a
recipient of the Great Trekker
Award herself in 1954. Turner is
the first child of a Great Trekker
Award recipient to get the award
as well.
He expressed an interest in
being prime minister as early as
1962, when he was first elected
to parliament. Since then, he
has spoken to UBC students at
student-alumni dinners in the
60's, Liberal events in the 70's,
political grilling sessions in the
80's, and now at his own awards
ceremony.
John Turner will receive the
Great Trekker Award from the
AMS on Friday, September 25,
1992 at a reception at 5:30 p.m.
in the SUB Party Room. Tickets
are $10 and are available at the
AMS Box Office. Also speaking
at the event will be UBC preside nt
David Strangway, alumni association past president Dave
Coulson, 1965 Award recipient
Evelyn Story Lett, and AMS
president Martin Ertl. All are
welcome. Thehomecomingdance
follows in the SUB Ballroom I
Pit Pub. Call Carole Forsythe at
822-3092 for details.
Ubyssmals roast Chick
by Allan
Fotheringham
I never knew Chick Turner at uni
versity. He was still in short
pants when I worked on The
Ubyssey. For a while I confused him with John Turner,
but quickly put that fancy
aside, knowing that no
sports editor of The
Ubyssey would ever
climb to such dizzy
heights that he would
actually dance with a
princess.
Later, when that
John Turner became
a politician and even
a cabinet minister,
The Ubyssey, confusing him with Chick
Turner, ink-stained
scribbler, tried to
claim him as its own.
No one believed
that, and when John
1\irner became prime
minister of Canada,
everybody knew that
he couldn't be Chick
Turner.   Whoever
heard of a Ubyssey
sports editor becoming      prime
minister?
I don't really
know what became of Chick
Turner. Matter
of fact, I don't
know what became of John
Turner.
Where    are
these people?
Why haven't
they been
heard
from?
Don't they
come back on Homecoming?
Somebody ought to give Chick some
kind of award. After all, on The Ubyssey
he was part of an honourable profession. More than that, he was the one
Turner who didn't stoop to enter the
tawdry world of party politics.
Next time I'm in Winston's I must ask
John what happened to his namesake.
by Pierre Berton
I have been asked to comment on the fact that
John Turner, following Pierre Berton
and mineownself,
is to be given the
Great Trekker
Award. This is
entirely appropriate, since the
three of us have
much in common —  aside
from all three
being products of
The   Ubyssey,
the infamous vile
rag.
I   arrived  on
campus just as
Turner   was
leaving,  allegedly being
"the     most
popular student at UBC
— a claim I
have never believed,     the
voters since
vindicating
my     judgment. While
I      never
danced
with Princess Margaret, I also
wasn't as
fast at the
100     yard
dash as was
"Chick" —the origin of his undergraduate nickname
never yet divined by the anthropologists.
As for Berton, while I am vertically-challenged, I have more hair.
While Berton is richer, he has never
been prime minister. Also, unlike
Turner and this author — the two of
us being former sports editors of The
Ubyssey — Berton knows nothing
about sport. Further, neither one of
them were born in Saskatchewan. I
rest my case.
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September 22,1992
THE UBYSSEY/13 EDITORIAL
Attention
shoppers...
STOP
CONSUMING!
The Canadian national past-time is not hockey, is not
lacrosse, is not debating the constitution...it is shopping.
Yes shopping. However, don't despair, there is hope!
September 24th, this Thursday, is the First Annual, Intra-
National, Buy Nothing Day!
The event, sponsored by Vancouver artist Ted Dave
hopes to highlight our rampant consumerism, and to remind
us all—consumers and retailers alike—of the power of the
dollar.
The typical North American consumes 110 pounds of
dead animal carcass, flushes 140,000 litres of water down
the toilet, and pumps 1,100 litres of gasoline into his or her
car a year. Each year we each dispose of 1,300 pounds of
garbage, consume one entire tree to read the daily newspaper,
and blow 1 metric tonne of carbon into the air with car
exhaust.
The capitalist free market concept is that the consumer
is in charge. Large corporations maintain that if the consumer's don't like their products, they don't have to buy
them, so the product line will be terminated or changed to
meet the demands of the consumer.
Unfortunately, though, this is not the case. Thanks to
mass media advertising (controlled by the likes of General
Electric, a nuclear weapons contractor and maker of nifty
curling irons), we have become witless walking wallets who
buy the first thing on the shelf that catches our eye, regardless of its origin.
We are victims of the mass media. We waste and pollute
in a vicious cycle in which we buy things to feel better
because we have internalized the message to consume. We
can't satiate our hunger for television, and we drown in
advertising messages everywhere we go: from billboards,
radio, this newspaper, even elevators and when we're on the
phone on "hold."
We no longer feel in control. The media and large
corporations run our lives, creating our needs with the
carefully calculated messages they feed us. These producers
think consumers have no power. When you tell the counter
people at 7-Eleven that you're never coming back because of
the bad service, do they care? Not really, there are always
more customers. Well it's about time that changed. These
corporations wouldn't exist if we didn't buy their crap.
Let's show them who is really boss. Participate by not
participating. For one day out of the year DONT consume—
DONT be consumed.
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September 22, 1992
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alna Mater Society of the University of
British Colunbia. Editorial opinions are those of the staff and not necessarily those of the
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Samantha Green awoke to the sight of a smoldering wreckage of an Old Dutch potato chip truck at the foot of her bed and went
to brush her teeth for fear that her halitosis mii'ht overwhelm her unexpected guests. Raj Sihota and Matthew Martin witnessed
this unatural disaster and proceeded to the club because afterall, it was Disco night Call 9111 Call 911! cried Frances Foran.
Martin Chester in an extended state of shock carried over from a previous, nasty chip encounter trembled and collapsed into a
choking fit crying The horror! The horror!'. "You fools!! they're double crunch Salt 'n Vinegar chips and will combust upon
contact with toothpaste' exclaimed Yukie Kurahashi. Paula Wellings, a woman of action, knew that more dentists recommended
Crest over all other leading brands of toothpaste and so, told Stan Paul to get a litre of Coke to counteract the tarter fighting
strength of New Crest Gel. Meanwhile, Hao Li had spotted a gang of red, four foot Munchie people fleeing from the scene of this
most unatural crime. Hot on pursuit, Lucho van Isschot and Stephen Garvey tracked the Munchie men for ten blocks until they
found them hiding in the Montage showing at the Art Gallery. "It's a corporate plot to corner the Salt *n Vinegar market," Nicole
Ferrel gleefully proposed. Ted Young Ing noted that when he had the munchie* he preferred to indulge in Belgian Truffles,
Moon Pies and long romantic walks on the beach at sunset Mark Nielsen intervened as Otto Lim and Nusya Pressy threatened
to hand the Munchie people over to a taxidermist, and noted that the Munchies were in fact a victim of their circumstances and
functioned solely on instinct and so, had no conscious recollection of blasting through the bedroom wall. Lasha Seniuk couldnt
have cared less and would rather that this whole fiasco had never occured. Suddenly, an explosion resounded heavily in the
distance and Jan Forcier turned around to see a large flying object heading in her direction. "DUCK!" yelled Karlyn Koh as the
truck crashed on top of the red, four foot, Munciie people. Carol Popkin was horrified but Sharon Lindores comforted her and
said that it was for the better since it had been a comparatively short and painless death and at least they hadn't written the
masthead for a student paper. Siobhan Rowancree gave last rites and noted the poetic justice that the righteous forces of Old
Dutch had conquered the Munchies. Steve Chan took this opportunity to go outside for a coffee and a smoke in order to recover
from the recent loss of his hamster who coincidently was named "Munchie'. Elisabeth Van Assum was not in the best of moods
and commented that time shouldn't be spent determining brushing preferences. However, Miranda Alldritt and Raven Wilson
knew that the situation could not be rectified and thus, bid farewell to the host of surrealiastic Munchie people who had so
briefly passed through their lives. Eric Silverton and Ela3ine Gri5th were ecstatic.
Editors
Paula WellingH  ¥ Lucho van Isschot ¥ Yukie Kurahashi
Samantha Green  ¥  Frances Foran
Letters
The Utyssey welcomes letters en any issue. Letters rrust he typed and are not to exceed 300 words In length. QDntent which is judged to be libelous, hdicptxjbic, sexist, racist or factually incorrect will
not bepuhlished. Please be concise. letters may be edited for brevity, but it is standard Ubyssey policy mt to ecdt letter for spelling cr granretical mistaJas. Please bring them, with identification,
to SUB 241k.  letters must include nate, faculty, and signature.
Political
Propaganda
The "News" article entitled
"Mi ddle East peace talks offer some
hope for the future" appearing in
your September 18 issue is not a
news article at all. It is a piece of
political propaganda by writer
Nadine Araji and is full of purposeful vagaries and inaccuracies,
designed to confuse and enrage the
reader.
Ms.Araji states that the
Lebanese leaders are demanding
Israeli withdrawal from southern
Lebanon, but does not mention that
the continued Israeli presence in
that region is the only means by
which Israel can ensure that the
area will not be re-occupied by
Palestinian terrorist groups whose
pre-1982 bombings and attacks on
northern Israel prompted the Israeli invasion.
Ms.Araji states as fact the The
Golan Heights were captured illegally from Syria by Israel in the
late 1960's." This is true. What
she does not say is that Golan was
captured from Syria in 1967 during
the 1967 War, in which Syria attacked Israel from the militarily
strategic Golan Heights. By capturing and occupying .the mountainous Golan region in northern
Israel, the Syrians have been prevented from instigating further attacks on northern Israeli kibbutzes
and other settlements. Ms Araji is
just plain wrong when she contends
that the Golan Heights hold any
"economic and geo-political" value
for a country which is simply defending itself from aggressor
neighbours.
In her presentation ofthe currently Palestinian situation on the
West Bank and Gaza Strip,
Ms .Araji fails to report any evidence of research to defend her assertions. She points to people who
have been "imprisoned in their
homes by endless curfews." What
does she mean by curfews? How
many? Why were they imposed?
She says that "Children andyouths
are denied an education as schools
and universities are being closed
down constantly and raided."
Which children? Howmany? Which
schools and universities? When
were they closed? Are they still
closed? What does the author mean
by raided?
The tone of Ms .Araji's article is
angry. She obviously had a politi
cal agenda in mind when she wrote
the piece. As ajournalist, Ms.Araji
must know that a news story is a
report of a series of facts and quotations, and that an opinion piece
takes a thesis and defends itself
with facts. The article MsAraji
wrote for the Ubyssey on September 18 is neither of these. The
article is political propagandaand
belongs in a pamphlet which
Ms.Araji should be free to distribute to her close acquaintances.
Robert Groberman
Ubyssey Editor 1988-1989
Wheelchair
inaccessibility
As a friend and I headed off
enthusiastically for our graduate
.orientation last week I didn't realize I was in for discovering the
cross-cultural experience of isolation and presumption. My friend
directs her life from a wheelchair
so she had researched entry to the
Graduate Student Centre Ballroom (designated wheelchair accessible) several days earlier. I
wasn't entirely surprised when
we passed by the front doors and
headed around to the back. I did
not however expect to enter
through a long littered and stinking passageway reserved for service vehicles. I remarked on how
in my three years at the university
I had rarely seen the university
from this point of view. "Oh this is
nothing" said my friend, "For a
course I was in last term I had to go
through an area with huge signs
saying DO NOT ENTER, BIO-
HAZARD AND RADIATION". I
could think of no response as we
entered and tackled a busy kitchen.
^OTien we got to the Ballroom
it was empty. Someone asked
where we were wanting to go and
informed us that this was not the
Grad Centre Ballroom but the
Faculty Club Ballroon. We retraced our steps and tried several
entrances which were no help. I
began to realize why my friend
researched entry to a building well
in advance.
Eventually a helpful janitor
directed us back up the stinking
alley andindicated to us an outside
stairway with a slippery plywood
rampi leaning against it. The top of
the ramp stood about 3" from the
top si;ep. This was the wheelchair
accessible entrance to the ballroom
ofthe Graduate Student Centre. I
wanted to know if the angle ofthe
ramp was even legal, but under
the circumstances this seemed a
non-question. The second and
smaller set of stairs had no ramp
at all. "Do I really want to risk my
life to attend this orientation?" said
my friend.
After some discussion my
friend and I walked back to her
house to get her manual chair and
bringitalso to the Centre. Agroup
of seven people came out to help.
The ramp was discarded. Myfriend
transferred to her manual chair
and was helped down the stairs.
Four people lifted her electric chair
which must weigh over 200 pounds.
Once inside the ballroom she
transferred back into her electric
chair so that she could participate
as she should be able to in a
wheelchair accessible building.
This was the procedure twice a day
for the next three days. I admit it
was great for building community
amongst the members of our new
class, but as one professor queried
"...this is the nineties?".
Pamela Patterson
Faculty of Education
14/THE UBYSSEY
September 22,1992 O FIN I ON
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Fifty protesters air their views on free trade, the constitution and other gripes to prime minister Mulroney,
who kicked off his "Yes" campaign Monday at Canada Place Trade and Convention Centre. The
demonstrators later mobbed Mulroney, shouting "traitor" and "Yankee go home" as he left the building.
The free trade debate is
not cut and dry
OPEN THE DOOR
TO YOUR FUTURE
by Lucho van Isschot
In recent weeks, I have heard
a lot of arguments against the
North American Free Trade
Agreement.
And like many Canadians, I
am concerned.
I would agree that we, the
Canadian public, have been misled
by our federal government. The
Mulroney regime has made every
effort to keep us out ofthe negotiations, out of the debate. I would
agree, moreover, that Canada is in
danger of being subsumed by the
American corporate machine.
But, I must confess, I am
having trouble with the nay-say-
ers as well. The current "no" campaign seems to be underpinned by
a kind of Canadian nationalism
that borders on xenophobia.
In the numerous articles I have
read which denounce NAFTA, I
have heard much about of how the
agreement i s bad for Canada—ho w
our standard of living (whatever
that is) will be adversely affected
by free trade.
However, I have yet to hear a
single sincere word of support for
the Mexican people.
One usually hears Mexico
mentioned by way of comparison—■
"Look how bad conditions are in
Mexico! We can't allow that to
happen here in Canada!" or "How
can Canadian workers expect to
compete with cheap Mexican
labour?"
It seems that many of us are
saying, "Stand up against free
trade—or well end up like Mexico."
I have also heard harrowing
tales from anti-free trade crusad
ers who've adventured down to the
infamous maquiladora regions of
northern Mexico—unregulated
free trade zones where US corporations exploit and poison Mexican
workers with impunity.
But, not once, not even once,
have I heard an anti-NAFTA type
accept Canada's share of the responsibility for the deplorable
conditions that exist in Mexico.
Is anyone willing to admit that
Canadian corporations have built
fortunes on the backs of Latin
American labourers—and that our
high standard of living has been
built on a system of imperialist
exploitation not unlike that which
is based in Washington? Apparently not.
It is far too easy for us to
blame the miserable state of the
world on the United States alone.
It's like pointing a damning finger
at the KKK, and not accepting responsibility for our own racism.
Listen carefully—most anti-
free trade lobbyists aren't fighting
for substantive change. They are
only fighting for a kinder, gentler
form of capitalist exploitation.
Well, here's a news flash—
capitalist exploitation sucks, even
if it is made in Canada.
Under the existing system,
protecting our current standard of
living means we have to maintain
a choke-hold on countries like
Mexico.
If we really want to see the
deplorable conditions in Mexico's
maquiladora regions improve, we
have to be prepared to make major
sacrifices—sacrifices that few Canadians can even conceive of.
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES
FACULTY OF ARTS
NOMINATIONS ARE INVITED FOR
STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO THE
FACULTY OF ARTS
a) One representative from the combined major, honours, graduate,
and diploma students in each of the departments and schools of
the Faculty of Arts.
b) Two representatives from each of First and Second Year Arts.
Student representatives are full voting members in the meetings
of the Faculty of Arts, and are appointed to committees of the
Faculty.
Nomination forms are available from School and Department
Offices, the Dean of Arts' Office, the Faculty Adviser's Office, and
the Arts Undergraduate Society Office. Completed nomination
forms must be in the hands of the Registrar of the University not
later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 23,1992.
NOTE: In constituencies from which no nominations have been
received by the deadline there will be no representation.
The truth is that even if
NAFTA were stopped, American
and Canadian exploitation of Latin
America would continue
unabated—as would American
exploitation of Canada.
Stopping NAFTA won't improve Mexican workers'lives—only
massive structural change will.
Works Corps is an international organization dedicated
to providing'summer opportunities for all students.
Whether you are a first year student or one nearing graduation. Works Corps can help you to gain the invaluable real
world experience that post graduate employers look for.
• Back to school with no money again    {~*\
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Why not get a head start on your career by sec, 'ng
yourself employment now?
Listen to what other students have to say:
"My years at Works Corps played a key role in gaining acceptance to Law
School More than the money, I gained confidence, the ability to deal with people
and problems, but most of all I learned how the business world works."
Michael Pratt
International Manager ofthe Year
1st year. Csgoode Hall Law School
My   experience with Works Corps taught me the time management skills and
work ethic necessary to increase my marks and reach my scholastic potential.
Mandy Barclay
3rd Year International Relations
U.B.C.
For information call Vancouver 244-3924
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INFORMATION SESSION
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AMS USED BOOKSTORE
Last week to buy
your used books!
SUB 125
September 21 to 25
8:30 am to 6:30 pm
Why buy your used books from the AMS Used Bookstore?
It's run by students. By buying your used books from the AMS, you are
supporting students and their interests Profits earned, if any, go towards
supporting the many service organizations, clubs and programs sponsored by
the AMS.
Why go anywhere else?
Upon presentation of this coupon, get a 12 Econo Pac of
Bic Medium Ball Pens with any purchase of $10 and up.
Supplies are limited so act fast!
16/THE UBYSSEY
September 22,1992

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