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Bike path problem still unresolved
by J.Wilson.
If you have ever cycled along
the bike path which runs parallel to
University Blvd., you are aware
that this busy strip of pavement
has its problems.
Poor drainage in low lying areas have caused sections ofthe path
to sink, root systems have caused
other sections to lift and crack, and
the path is narrow and poorly lit.
Unfortunately, the path's disrepair is more a result of -political
factors than natural causes.
To date, the UBC administration, the University Endowment
Lands, and the Ministry of Highways have all refused to assume
the financial responsibility required
to make this path safer and easier
to use.
The UEL is ultimately responsible for the upkeep of the
bike path as it lies within their
Currently, UEL maintenance
crews patch up the big holes, clear
fallen tree parts out of the way,
and build fences to herd cyclists
away from danger.
The UEL would like to take
the necessary steps to make the
path safer for bike use but according to Eric Peterson, superintendent of works at the UEL, they
cannot afford to fix the routes
mt-yor problems.
Another agency which could
help solve the problems along this
route is the Ministry of Transport
and Highways.
Politically, they have di stanced
themselves from the issue because
the bike path falls outside of their
"curbside to curbside" jurisdiction.
In the past, the UEL has approached UBC to help fund the reconstruction of the path. Bruce
Stenning, manager of the UEL,
stated: "Historically, UBC has not
because the bike path is off campus,
and is therefore deemed a provincial matter".
The UEL is an unincorporated
municipality responsible to the
government of BC—they are not an
extension ofthe UBC campus, and
so technically, the bike path is a
provincial matter.
On a less technical note:
On September 20, 1993, a
student was attacked and nearly
subdued while riding this poorly lit
path at night.
Duringthe fall of 1992, surveys
taken by the Student Environment
Centre documented that up to 800
people use this path to commute to
the UBC campus each day.
These facts indicate that safety
for those who commute to campus
by bicycle is not just a provincial
matter, but a local issue that needs
When contacted, UBC Cam
pus and Planning offices indicated
that they are working on a long
term plan to rebuild this path to a
safe standard in co-operation with
the UEL and the Ministry of
Transport and Highways.
The plan will examine various
possibilities for the construction of
a proper cycling path along
Univerisity Boulevard.
These possibilities include a
widening ofthe existing roadway to
incorporate bicycle traffic, an entirely new cycle path to be constructed down the median, or the
reduction of vehicle traffic to one
lane leaving space for bike lanes in
either direction. All plans are pending funding.
Prof leads national voter behaviour study
by Rick Hiebert
A UBC political science professor is leading a team of five university academics hard at work on
a study investigating voter
behaviour this year's federal election.
The study will poll Canadians
at random every day to track
public opinion changes and which
issues are important to voters, study
chair Richard Johnston said.
The $440,000 study is funded
by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of
Also working on the study are
Elisabeth Gidengil of McGill University, Andre Blias ofthe University of Montreal, Neil Nevitt from
the University of Calgary arid Henry
Brady from Berkeley.
"We want to find how voter
opinion on issues is shaped, how
issues relate to who voters decide to
vote for and how voters percie ve the
leaders," Johnston said.
Strategic voting will be another area that the study will examine closely.
Eighty voters from across
the country will be polled for 45
days during the campaign by spe-
University in Toronto.
"This will allow us to study
the dynamics of voter intentions
as the election unfolds," Johnston
said. "We will also be able to tell
afterwards why the election went
as it did."
Voters will be interviewed at
length, allowing the study to gather
as much information as possible.
"We hope to have a set of data
ready in 1994 sometime so that
political scientists will be able to
study our findings and further their
own research.
Although polling has already
begun, Johnston is reluctant to give
alittle hint of what he is finding due
to how influential polls are in modern campaigns.
"We don't want to be seen in
any way as influencing the election," he said. "We dont want to be
accusedofbeingnon-obejective. On
a personal level, Fm not discussing
what could happen in the election.
That limits my role as a pundit on
radio and television, but there are
worse things in the world that coul d
Professor Johnston is no
stranger to electoral studies. He,
along with Blais, Barday and Jean
Crete from the University of
Montreal, wrote Letting the People
Decide, a study ofthe 1988election.
"In 1988, everything that
could happen in an election did.
You can tell how the debates had an
effect, with the Liberal's midterm
comeback. Polls had an impact as
well, as the Tories were forced to
change their strategy," Johnston
said. "Hopefully, for the sake of our
study, this election will be just as
Employment equity implementation cause for concern
by Tessa Moon
While women faculty face
sexism in many forms—sexual
harassment, extra family responsibilities, and alack of status among
colleagues—sexism in faculty hiring is supposedly on its way out.
In a 1990 report prepared
for UBC president David
Strangway, director of employment
equity Sharon Kahn wrote that "by
far the largest group of comments
about discrimination at UBC concern women." Not surprising, considering that in the '89-"90 school
year, over 94 per cent of the professors walking the halls was male.
Even now, the figures are
discouraging. Ninety-one per cent
of professors are male, and there
has only been a slight increase in
the number of women hired into
faculty positions; 43 per cent ofthe
ne wfaculty members appointed for
this year were women, marginally
better than last year's 35 per cent.
"91 percent of
professors are male"
Daniel Birch, UBC vice-president
of academic affairs, said, "If you
look at the number of people who
are getting doctorates in Canada—
which is a kind of proxy for the pool
from which we would hire—it's
something like one-third women
and two-thirds men, though it
varies tremendously from one field
to another. We want to make sure
that our hiring record is at least as
good as the balance in the employment pool."
And so it has been, according to Margaret Devenyi,   a
full-time chemistry lecturer without
professorial rank in a department
with a notorious shortage of female
"There's only one female
tenure-track professor in chemistry," she said, "but I don't think now
that it's as difficult now for women
to become professors in the department. Before, things were different."
However, funding cutbacks may slow down the progress.
"Obviously, if we make fewer appointments, we make fewer ap-
pointmentsfor women," Birch said.
The proposed solution: departments are being encouraged to
advertise that a woman with outstanding credentials may be immediately admitted into the faculty at a more senior level than the
usual assistant professor.
This program has revived
a concern mentioned in Kahn's 1990
report: the perception that women
may be given unmerited privilege
in the university's haste to fill some
While the UBC employment equity policy makes such "reverse discrimination" theoretically
unlikely, one source who asked to
remain anonymous said "[I feel]
that I might actually lose out on
work opportunities because Fm not
disabled or female."
While such perceptions
exist, the reality is that few women
professors have been admitted at a
more senior level, and "individual
achievement and merit" remains
the primary factor in the hiring
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UBC opens eyes to rest of society
by Rick Hiebert
The UBC Administration
has launched a series of lectures exploring various facets
of gay, lesbian and bisexual
The President's Lecture
Series on Gay and Lesbian
Studies began 18 September
with a lecture by University of
Guelph assistant professor
Dionne Brand, novelist and
The lecture series came
about as a result oflobbying by
the UBC Faculty Association's
Committee on Lesbian and Gay
In her lecture, professor
Brand read from her latest
novel Elizet, about two black
lesbians from the Caribbean
living in Canada as illegal
She showed excerpts from
Long Time Comin'   , a new National Film Board biography
that looks  at the lives  of
folksinger Faith Nolan and
painter Grace Channe.
She said that the situation
for lesbians and blacks in
Canada is dire, describing it
with the Caribbean saying "water more than flour"—a term
used when there was "nothing
to eat, no sustenance, not only
physically, but spiritually as
"I wonder whether my writ-
ingis necessary or whether real
revolutionary work is necessary. I find my mind in a debate between these two things,"
Brand said.
"I strive in my writing to
find a place to live, a niche in
society as a black lesbian
writer. I find that in real life
there aren't those places tolive,
to exist, in society."
She said that in order for
blacks and whites to coexist,
fundamental changes would
have to take place in how our
society works.
"I can't think of anything
individuals can do realty.
There's no basis for trust."
UBC administration has
donated $10,000 to sponsor a
series of seven lectures in the
next three months by lesbian,
bisexual and gay academics,
filmmakers and writers.
Academic vice-president
and provost Dan Birch said
the series will recognize publicly "that recent work in Lesbian and Gay Studies is having an impact on literature,
art, history, law, education—
indeed on most areas of our
academic life."
"A university must be a
place in which the conversation of learning is enriched by
inclusion—inclusion of voices,
which for one reason or another have not been heard,"
Birch said.
He said that the university
must root out racism, misogyny
and homophobia.
"If we take seriously our
role informingthe futurelead-
ers of society, we will challenge
not only their ideas but their
attitudes, values and beliefs
and the resulting behaviour,"
he said.
Law professor Douglas
Sanders,     co-chair    of    the
Science One: room to breathe
by Tanya Storr
Can you imagine spending
your first class ofthe year juggling with your professors on
the front lawn? Science One
students did.
Maria Klawe, head of Computer Science, demonstrated
the principles of mathematical
induction through juggling.
Then everyone had a go, so beginning UBC's innovative first
year science program.
Modelled on the interdisciplinary approach of the successful 25-year-old UBC Arts
One programme, Science One
incorporates biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics.
First year science students
often find UBC's
huge class sizes
but Science One
students are
finding it easier
to adjust to university life.
"Science One
is a good transition from high
school because
it's a small
group, and a lot
of the emphasis
in the course is
on how to think
said Dave Dexter,
a Science One
The interaction between disciplines is another important
advantage of Sci -
ence One.
programmes like
Science One are
vital in today's
increasingly segregated academic world.
"Science has
become more
and more specialized. This
program is a
way of saying
we're missing
something —
we're trying to
retrieve a holistic approach to
Science One students leam
to approach concepts from
many perspectives within science. Martin Ehlert, a sessional
lecturer for Science One, feels
this method of teaching will
prepare them for the years
"Approach any problem
and there will always be many
dimensions. This way of thinking normally applies to graduate school, so we're trying to
introduce it earlier," Ehlert
Science One is an expensive programme to run, and it
will be constantly evaluated.
Students   and   faculty   will
participate in a monthly evalu
ation scheme throughout the
academic year.
In the future, Science One
professors would like to see the
programme expand to 100
students, and they would also
like to set up labs just for Science One.
Atthe moment, Science One
students are participating in
regular first year science labs.
For the time being, both
faculty and students in Science
One are content to be learning
and working together.
"It's a pilot project,"
Benbasat said.
"The students will definitely have an input. They will
shape it for us."
faculty association's group, is
encouraged by the
administration's decision to
fund the series.
"It's good that the university, through the lecture series,
is recognizing the importance
of gay, lesbian and bisexual
studies," Sanders said.
"Society's ideals are changing so rapidly and a new generation of students has come in
seeing gays on TV and reading
about them. They expect to be
talking and learning about
them also," he said.
Petty peons puzzle press
by Mark Medland
Saint Vincent's student newspaper, The Picaro, finally got
autonomy, but for a price.
Entering its 28th year as a
publication, the Picaro has not
been told by its student union
whether it will be given funding or even if it will be accepted
as the University's official
This is the culmination of
nearly six months of disagreements between the student
union and the Picaro.
Hostilities began after the
paper printed an article in the
early January 1993 issue which
told of several members of the
Student Union getting drunk
at a Christmas fundraiser.
One of the members was
the present student union president Cathy Thorpe, who was,
at the time, the chairperson of
aresponsible-drinking organization.
"That article was the best
piece of journalism the paper
had ever printed," said Picaro
co-editor Bob LeDrew. "Not
only had they admitted to, but
they also apologized for their
In the months that followed, the council moved to
take control ofthe paper. First,
the union passed a motion
which stripped the paper ofthe
right to choose its own editors.
In another meeting, they
moved to grant the paper full
However, they refused to
give The Picaromore than half
of its previous budget. In subsequent meetings, the Student
Union threatened not to fund
the paper at all.
Student union members
said their intervention was not
due to the article. Thorpe
claims that students were outraged by The Picaro and believed that "things had to come
to a head." She could not be
reached for further comment.
LeDrew finds the timing of
the article and the Union takeover unusual.
"The    fact   that   these
changes took place after we
visibly embarrassed the council cannot be ignored," he said.
The Picaro's position as a
University publication also
became more complicated
when a coalition of three student groups with close ties to
the student union—the Mature
Students' Society, the Women's
Society and the English Society—decided to form a paper.
Since the union only has
enough money to support one
publication, it ratified a constitution making this new paper the official university
publication. Now, according
to LeDrew, "things are up in
the air."
The student union has yet
to decide who will get the proposed budget.  Regardless,
LeDrew insists that the staff
will continue to publish the
"We want to publish a student newspaper, not a student
union paper. We want to entertain students, challenge students and even enrage students. It should be an honest
portrayal ofthe university system," he said.
"We've got nooffice, no computer, no phone," said LeDrew.
"The first issue will be done at
the     computer     labs     at
St. Vincent."
The Picaro's printer has
agreed to print the first issue
for free.
Preserving Pacific park
juggiing for marks
by Walter Chan
In response to incidents of
off-trail abuse at Pacific Spirit
Regional Park, the Greater
Vancouver Regional District
(GVRD) held a trail enforcement blitz on the afternoons of
26 and 27 September.
Park users and pets walking and cycling off trails, damaging fragile soils, tree roots,
stream beds and wildflowers
has been the problem.
GVRD Park Officers will
issue tickets for trail use violations in an attempt to toughen-
up enforcement. Mountain bikers, hikers, and owners of pets
who stray off the trails can be
fined $100 for disobeying trail
"People wanting to enjoy
Pacific Spirit Park must stick
to designated trails," said West
Area Superintendent Mitch
Sokalski. "Pacific Spirit is a
forest with a fragile ecosystem,
and that is what we are trying
to protect."
The park is heavily used,
often by UBC faculty and student body. Programmes such
as Intramural Sports, the University Hospital, Geography
and Forestry faculties utilize
the park for their activities.
Many students take advantage
of the park's natural environment.
Although most visitors to
the park obediently stay on the
trails, one man with a pet dog
saw the rules as too restrictive.
"I don't think dogs running off
the trail will do as much harm
as a person. The park isn't a
museum," he said.
The objective of the blitz
was twofold: to increase public
awareness of park preservation
and to promote this policy using community action through
The blitz consisted of volunteers from the Pacific Spirit
Coalition and the Pacific Spirit
Cycling Club, who helped the
GVRD Parks Department to
educate park users about trail
use by handing out maps and
proper trail use information.
Gayle Martin, GVRD Chairperson, explained the official
policy for park preservation as
a Triple E-Approach. "The
GVRD Park Committee supports the trail engi neering, education, and enforcement actions designed to protect and
preserve the park's environment while  accommodating
recreation." 4     THE UBYSSEY News
Take Back the Night: Hey mister, get off my sister!
by Paula Foran
Imagine a place where you
feel safe to walk down a street
without judgement, insecurity
or fear.
A place where you could
scream out to the world that
injustices have to end, because
women will not be silenced.
The place was the Vancouver Art Gallery last Friday
night, where thousands of
women gathered in solidarity
to honor the female gender at
Take Back the Night, sponsored by Vancouver Rape Relief and Women's Shelter.
Before the walk began an
organizer told the crowd of
women, "This march is illegal.
We didn't think we needed permission to walk the streets
freely." The police, although
they were not asked to come,
were around the outskirts of
the march.
"This year's event is different from the previous years,"
one spokesperson said, "We are
not dwelling on the fear and
terror that women have to face
on a daily basis; we are focussing on women who fight back.
We are lifting them up on a
A caped and masked
woman called "Everywoman"
voiced her anger over the lack
of leadership in the Canadian
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government with regards to
women's issues. Speaking on
behalf of all women, she
slammed the federal government saying, "The only way they
have real achievement in representing women is through
She wasn't the only woman
who criticized the federal
government's $10.5 million report on violence against
women. She called the report
"useless and inaccurate,"
pointing outthe ridiculous fact
that women have to pay $48 to
get a 500-page copy about our
subjugation. She ended her
speech urging all women not to
vote for Kim Campbell, blaming her agenda for a 20 per
cent cut on women's social
A representative from the
National Action Committee on
the Status of Women took the
torch of anti-government rhetoric. "We have to let every woman
know that they can't continue
to support the war against
women," she said. Campbell
was also not her favorite. The
audience cheered when she
shouted that it's not enough to
have a prime minister who says,
"I'm a woman, vote for me!"
A First Nations woman
spoke out against the treatment
of indigenous women by police
and government. She repeatedly referred to women as "the
better half of the human race."
Her song, accompanied with a
drum, was about the history of
First Nations women "raped of
religion, education and employment by the government."
Apart from the political
slant, the march itself was wild
with female empowerment.
Spirts were high and the message was clear. It was summed
up beautifully by one organizer: "Women are incredible.
We are strong and we are all
beautiful. Thank the goddess
for women."
The evening ended with a
huge dance party at the Art
Gallery, where women danced
to Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-
E-C-T. That's what we all need.
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VICTORIA (CUP)—The first thing
that struck us as we entered the common area of the Clayoquot Peace
Camp was the rank smell—like a
tarn. Unwashed people, unwashed
dogs treading over straw.
We were detained at the gate,
our packs straining against our shoulders, as a woman with a vacant look
and periodic mental vacuum insisted
on "greeting" us to the camp by reciting all the camp rules. She had a few
problems remembering them even
though they were posted on a huge
sign just behind her.
All the camp men's movement
followers were huddled up on a
stage, baring their masculine souls
and hairy chests to each other amid st
the incessant bongo drumming—
monotonous and maddening from
four in the morning 'til way after
dark. We were also to discover
these men had commandeered control of the peace camp, with their
sensitive new age (militaristic) tactics.
Although assured by some of
the camp "residents" in the chow
line that the communal camp was a
model for Utopia, I had other ideas.
Welcome, I thought, to hell.
Asa feminist and an individualist, I was appalled by what I saw. As
an environmentalist, I was dismayed.
How could I feel so alienated among
all these people who were supposed
to be rallying to the same cause, my
At a typical nightly consensus
circle, there were about 150 people
clustered around the central hearth,
protected from the elements by a
MASH-like awning camouflaged
with netting—almost as if they were
expecting an aerial bombing by the
MacMillan Bloedel planes and choppers that flew overhead daily.
The circle was facilitated by
some of the Friends of Clayoquot
Sound organizers (although by August their presence was minimal at
the camp, as they seemed to have
relinquished it to the hippies.)
Some of the mandatory circle
procedures struck me as bizarre. If
you agreed with someone, you
weren't supposed to speak, but
TWINKLE (by wiggling your fingers). I'm sorry, but as a dignified
person I must refuse such wigglings.
A talking stick indicated who
had the floor. Ninety per cent of the
time it was one of the men's movement boys who nabbed it, as they
thought they were extremely interesting and knowledgeable. Women
haven't been socialized to be such
unself-conscious losers in front of
large groups.
I could not believe the circle
lasted way past dusk, when all that
was (by mostly men) discussed was
the mode of protest for the next day's
blockade. The choices were: carrying a charred stick or not carrying a
charred stick, carrying a sprig of cedar Or not carrying a sprig of cedar,
and standing on the road in a line or
in a circle.
There was supposed to be symbolism involved.
The sprig of cedar question was
particularly controversial as some
people were philosophically opposed to the idea. Said one man,
"After all, once you pick it, it's really
just dead. It would be wrong to hurt
the cedar tree so." A fierce argument
ensued about whether pricking a sprig
really hurt or not.
Spiritual Man took advantage
of a hiatus in the debate to make a
grand speech. "All you have to do,"
he said in slow measured tones, "is
ASK the cedar tree if it WANTS you
to pick the sprig. When I ask, the
cedar tells me Yes, take it brother. To
me, the cedar is sacred. When I pick
a sprig, to dry and put into bundles
to burn for cleansing smoke, I gently
pick it, and sniff it. I put it right to my
nose, and sniff deeply. You do this
too, and the cedar will tell you to go
ahead and pick."
What do you say to a man who
insists thecedartold himit wasokay?
Fortunately, thecedardidn'ttellany-
one No, or things could've gotten
About (great white) Spiritual
Man: his beliefs were obviously lifted
(swiped, appropriated) from Native
cultures. But his interest stopped at
the burning of (somebody else's)
spiritual cedar: him and most others
at the camp had no interest in or
knowledge of Native issues (ie. the
unresolved land claim status of most
of the Clayoquot area they are trying
to protect).
When the Friends of Clayoquot
mentioned the issue, it received much
less interest than the dream of flying
that an acid-burnout-case hippie
woman shared with the enthralled
But after all, said Iron Ron at a
Gender Issues Circle, you can't really concentrate on more than one
issue at a time. Environmentalism,
that's it. (Yup, otherwise your head
just might explode if you tried to
squeeze in something else, like
women's rights or Native land
The topic of the day was feminism (or where to shove it). I have
never been privy to such overt misogyny and woman-bashing as I
heard that afternoon.
My friend Ana joined the circle
with someconcrete projposals to help
include women in the camp's decision making, make them feel more
comfortable, and deal with sexism/
sexual harassment.
However, her modest proposal
of a gender alternating speakers list
to keep men from dominatinj*; discussions was seen as high treason by
the movement boys. In typical patriarchal fashion, they had mastered
the rules of the consensus game and
twisted them to their own selfish
While wagging a finger. Wild
Man Richard said, "I will block any
prop-osal to start a gender alternating sp)eakers list... I am a huMAN
Blocking is the ultimate No in
consensus, where the entire group is
prevented from a course of action
based on one person's moral
Iron Ron insisted there were
many men being driven away by the
"feminist agenda" he claimed dominated the entire camp. I said if there
was any kind of feminist agenda at
this camp it had sure gone right over
my head—I would've been a lot ha p-
pier at the camp if I'd seen one.
On the other hand, I'd heard of
rampant sexual harassment which
had caused many women to leave.
The overt sexism had driven out
many others. I just knew I was itching to get out.
Another man, in his 50s said
that feminism was counter-productive and just resulted in male-bashing. He neglected to acknowledge
his female-bashing. He said that he
and a friend had scratched out the
statement about "feminist principles" on the camp pamphlec.
A woman looked at him in
shock, and said she didn't believe
anyone could do that. Inherent: in her
shock was the discovery that
women's rights had been set back 30
years at the camp. She got up and left
the circle. I later heard that she left
the camp that very day.
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mentalism has been jealously
guarded by males, causing women
to revolt from the movement in the
early 70s. The rift still hasn't healed;
men are not willing to share the reins
of power. However, these things I
did not say. I was tired from the
hours of listening to men who would
not dream of listening in return; so I
went quietly to my tent.
Outrageously, shortly after we
left the camp the Vancouver Sun
printed "Eco-feminists run Teace
Camp' at Clayoquot Sound." This
just goes to show how completely
out of touch with reality the mainstream press is. True, some key organizers are feminists, but the peace
camp has really taken on a life of its
own, where women are silenced and
However, in keeping with its
bias of upholding the status quo, the
Sun chose to make feminists look
overbearing and uptight. For example, the sarcastic statement: "But
even in the enlightened Peace Camp
there is political incorrectness."
Enlightened? Only if you were
raised in the Victorian era.
And the political incorrectness
the Sun referred to was sexual harassment, not merely a coy transgression against an eco-feminist dictatorship.
The article also says the camp
has "no tolerance for Paul Watson-
type macho environmentalism." I
would have welcomed the blast-em -
up style of Watson, as opposed to the
many put-em-down misogynist environmentalists at the Peace Camp.
We got a ride from the camp to
Nanaimo with Tom, a retired man
from Toronto, David, a Harley biker/
hand logger from Squamish, and
David's daughter. They had come to
be on the blockade, but hadn't gone
to the main camp. They chose to stay
distant, as the Peace Camp protesters clearly did not want "others" in
their midst.
There was a sign on one of the
camp convoy vans reading something like "If you look around you
and there aren't enough people like
you, maybe it's time you joined us."
I suppose it was a nussage to the
"outside" world, but when viewed
in the context of the ramp it was
quite disturbing.
Anyway, it was nice to have a
reality check after the Peace Camp,
and rememberthe diversity of people
who support saving the Clayoquot,
and sensible logging practices in general.
David told me there was good
money to be had in hand logging—
certainly enough to support a family—but not the kind of money cor-
porationslike MacMillan Bloedel are
looking for. David told me it was
their greed that is ruining the forests.
He said his years on a wood lot
outside McBride, in the Rockies, were
idyllic. "Fresh air, delicious potatoes
you could pick right out of the
ground, and eggs straight out of the
chicken's ass. What more could you
Clearcutting does not promote
such a lifestyle, cuz who wants to
raise chickens in a clean-*ut?
Camping in the Black Hole, the
vast clearcut appropriately chosen
as the site of the Peace Camp, was
unpleasant enough. It was truly de
void of life. No birds chirped, and I
didn't see any Bambis. Just stumps
from hill to hill to hill...
Driving away, every other hill
was a clearcut. We could see the soil
eroded to rock on the steep slopes.
Trees won't quickly return when
there's no dirt. Maybe in a thousand
years, when the lichens have eaten
away the rock and made new dirt,
but not in our lifetimes.
We saw mud slides, where logging roads had been built on terrain
that wastoo steep. We saw washouts
and blown down trees, and barren
streams. Apparently, the hills around
Ucluelet have been replanted five
times—five times because the trees
didn't take hold. The trees that are
replaced are often a thousand years
old, so logic says it'll be another thousand years until the forest returns.
Tilings like this break my heart.
No picture of a clearcut can prepare
you for the sight of such immense
devastation. Go out and look! It'll
make you mad, or make you want to
cry, or both.
When will the clearcutting end,
on public land (land ostensibly
owned by you and me), and on
unceded, un-treatied Native land?
When will the government listen?
These are the reasons I went to
the Clayoquot blockade. However,
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on the government, where it belongs.
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by Ian Lloyd
"Well... Pigfarm's sorta not a
punk band anymore," says road
manager Jodie.
Then what does Pigfarm sound
"I don't even know, and I've never
been able to figure it out," explains
guitarist/songwriter/lead singer
Adam Faux (formerly of The Lost
Dakotas). "Shows range from sometimes really arty songwriterly shows
to straight out punk rock."
Their latest CD, PLUG, is just how
Adam described their music. "It's up
and down." One thing remains constant: Adam and John Deslauriers'
(ex-Doughboys) impressive melodic
Pigfarm w/ Dear God
Pigfarm started back in the late
eighties and enjoyed moderate success
in the growing Canadian punk scene.
They then broke up for about two
years and regrouped with new drummer Micheal Phillip Wojewoda (producer extraordinaire—Barenaked
Ladies, Rheostatics and kd Lang).
"I got tired of the slick band I was
in, John got tired of the slick band he
was in and we decided that we liked
Pigfarm better that anything else
because we could do what we wanted to
do," murmurs Adam as he sips wine
during the sound check.
This time around, Pigfarm appears
to be doing quite well with publishing, distribution and promotional
deals. With all these alternative
bands coming out from every coast and
the success they are having, one has to
wonder why?
"Punk rock has kind of become
pop music now. It sounds obvious but
bands like Nirvana and Sloan have
benefited from at least 14 years of
Canadian punk rock whether it was
DOA or SNFU," says Faux.
/\nu uie venues to seu punK rocK
or alternative music are huge now.
Where even four years ago they barely
existed. You couldn't put your record
in Sam's or HMV, but now you can as
an independent artist."
No wonder why alternative music
is growing. It's not some pompous,
rich star high on a stage performing
towards the camera for his new video.
It's real people who perform right in
front of your face, without lip-
synching. It's about people who want
to be there to see, not be seen. It's
about something everyone can see,
like all-ages shows.
"I think they're amazing," exclaims Adam. "Sometimes playing all-
ages shows, where people are more
attentive to what you are doing, is
really refreshing."
As for Pigfarm's live show, it too
was refreshing. An energetic blaze of
guitars and vocals that could be best
described as country/punk—light on
the country. Years of live practice is
displayed in their tight and straight
ahead aggressive style which is still
refined and clear. A lot of power from
only three pieces.
The opening act was Dear God, an
abrasive blend of pop guitars, ambient
retro keyboards and a deep bass scent
that was hardly noticeable. Their
melodic and powerful vocals disinfected my auditory nerve and buffered
my cerebral neurons.
With combined force they powered
their way through the toughest
grunge, but left streaks. Perhaps when
they are more concentrated they can
bleach their way down to a polished
shine. Clean yes, Gems no.
by Kathryn Hallisey
1As I approached the Town Pump
on that cool September evening, my
stomach churned. I considered once
again that I was about to review a band
that I knew very little about. In fact, I
had listened to the Suede CD exactly
once. 1[On the other hand, I was reviewing a concert, and as my bank
account reveals, I have been to many.
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The Town Pump
23 September
lence in mind, I went in
and assumed my favourite concert spot,
tire front row. With the knowledge that
it was a sold out venue, I settled in to
my cosy little spot. If I wanted to see
Suede close-up, I would have to be
patient. 1 About half an hour later,
the Gigolo Ants from Boston played an
enjoyable set. Many Suedians may not
have liked their energetic Sub-Pop
style of music but they were funny and
entertaining regardless. How can you
dislike a band who plays Eye of the
Tiger on request? Enough said. lAs the
transiuon oetween bands took place, a
new mood settled in. Smoke was
pumped over the stage, a fan blew
incense around, the crowd tightened
with a feeling of excited anticipation.
1 Anticipation soon turned into
impatience. Eventually, the lights
dimmed and Bernard Butler, Suede guitarist/
pianist, emerged with a polite bow center stage,
wearing a bright red shirt and a mischievous yet
shy smile. Brett Anderson, lead singer and sex
symbol followed, greeted by frenzied cheers.
To the surprise of many, the two performed
The Next life as an opening song, one of the
groups more melodic, haunting pieces which ends
with "... see you in your next life, when we'll fly
away for good."
Bassist Mat Osman and drummer Simon
Gilbert then joined the performance and the music
became more upbeat. As Anderson danced around
the stage, revealing his midriff between his
bellbottom cords and tight polyester shirt, the
comparisons of Suede to Morrissey and David
Bowie proved to go beyond sound and lyrics.
Anderson's Spanish-esque, shakey-bum
dancing and mic-cord antics whipped the crowd
into a frenzy. Outstretched arms were everywhere,
hoping for just one touch, and the attractive
singer allowed himself to be half pulled into the
Two people even jumped on stage, Morrissey
concert-style. The Morrisey-groupie aura was
compounded for me as I was crushed against a six-
foot, three and a half-inch guy in a silver lame
shirt for the entire show.
As Osman and Anderson periodically stood on
the speaker right in front of me I couldn't help
getting caught up in it all. It may have been the
last chance to see these English sensations in
such an intimate setting and I had a gleeful time
being a part of it.
Writer/director Quentin
Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs celluloid
universe is packed with characters who
seem on the verge of some inner psychotic implosion.
Their world is a seething, seedy
cauldron of emotional pus inhabited by
stripped down, dirty, kitschy pastiches
of old rock-n-roll and movie heroes
moving through a Sergio Leone western
plot gone insane.
IT. QtUentin Tarauno
w/Patricia Arquette, Christian Slater
Tarantino is a Peckinpah for the
90's, and this romantic revision of a
time when men were good, bad, or ugly-
just as long as they had a death wish-
seems so garishly right, so gratuitously
ugly and nightmarish, that I felt I was
watching Entertainment Tonight's
version of the six o'clock news.
The "true" romance was viscerally
supplied by Christian "I'm a bad boy
like Jack" Slater and Patricia "I'm more
than just another dumb blonde"
Arquette. Their characters are sub-
adults that grew up feeding on a postmodernist drug dealer's concoction of
Heavy Metal and / Love Lucy.
The MESSAGE of the film: whatever
emotional/spiritual authenticity there
is left in our society is only experienced by those living (or dying) on the
verge of the abyss, and only by those
who risk it all because they literally
have nothing to lose.
For those of you with formal
interests and concerns, this film is full
of pretty standard formal constructs, a
little narration and foreshadowing, but
the editing is more or less on
Hollywood's standard 180 degree axis.
The sound is good, the soundtrack is
dialectically supportive and the close-
ups are worth paying attention to.
This movie is sound and relevant,
but it's not for the faint of heart.
by Susan Wilkinson
The opening night production of The
Love Of The Nightingale was both a visual
and aural treat. Thoroughly entertaining
and thought provoking, the play revolvj
around the meaning of myths, and t<
the story of how the swallow, the hooL
and the nightingale were created.
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stairs leading off either side, whose light
mottled texture made me want to touch it.
t Costumes and props dated the piece to
ancient Greece, and I particularly liked
the colorful and flamboyant bird masks.
-f The cast kept me enthralled as my
senses whirled through a gamut of human
emotion. Their strong voices projected
into the very corners of the spacious
theatre, which is no small feat, f Jennifer McLean, as Philomele, put in a
strong performance, and was complemented by the fifteen other cast members
who were equally proficient at singing,
chanting and acting, f Opening night, I
renewed my love affair with the
Frederick Wood Theatre—a theatre that
dares to bypass the commercial offerings
of mainstream theatre, bringing to light
lesser known works of a scintillating
by Homa Ahmad
Abida Parveen is a force to be
reckoned with! Her voice gushed forth
like a waterfall. The mood she lifted in
me was spiritual, a feeling rising from
the combination of poetry and angelic
Abida Parveen hails from the Sind
province of Pakistan. Her show was not
only inspirational, but complex. Abida
showed her ability by singing in Urdu,
Punjabi and Sindhi, her native language
(along with words from Hindi, Farsi, and
Abida Parveen
The Ghazzal, which is an Urdu/
Persian poetry-lyric, was performed
along with Geets (folk songs), mainly in
Sindhi and Punjabi. The Ghazzals illustrated beautiful works from famous
poets and the Geets got the crowd going.
The hushed moments in each piece
punctuated the highs and allowed for
There were lows too, though—the
venue. The Vogue is grimy, smelly and
generally a dive. Hopefully Abida will
perform in a classier place like the
Orpheum or Queen Elizabeth Theatre the
next time she comes—Insha Allah.
Abida presented the Ghazzals and
Geets with animation and energy such
that the love and devotion in the poetry
could be felt. Taking the poetry to a
higher level with her feverish intensity
and beautiful voice, her expressions
were free and natural, yet powerful.
She used her whole upper body to
express herself, her hands emphasized
the lyrics. I believed her—she WAS
feeling it. And I felt happy to see
someone express themselves with such
This definitely was the finest
cultural event I've been to in a long time.
It was especially memorable since I
understood most of the Ghazzals (with
some help from my dad and my friend
Ursalan) which were beautiful, romantic
and devotional to Allah.
Abida Parveen has made me interested in my traditional language Urdu
and its deep vivid poetry. I look forward
to the day she returns—beautiful and
by Rick Hiebert
When you sit down to watch a
movie, you may not realize what you
are getting into, f The movies you see
gradually shape your views about the
world you live in. Popular culture is
influential—just ask the advertisers
who pay for the ads before movies and
in between television programs. 1
American film critic Michael Medved—
most notable as the co-host of the film
review program Sneak Previews-
believes that films, by and large, have
a negative influence. Since the 1960's,
they have rejected the values of most
average North Americans, he writes in
the recent book Hollywood Vs.
Culture and the War On Traditional
By Michael Medved
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edved sees hun-
ld can pick up
; who see only a
few films per year might miss. He
makes a strong case that today's
movies are very different than the ones
your parents might have seen as kids.
If His book is well written and makes
plausible arguments. H Today's products of "Hollywood" reflect a very
different value system than have been
reflected previously. Films tend to
portray a dark, depressing society.
Adherents of a religious faith are
portrayed as losers or psychos, for
example. Sex between non-married
people is much more prevalent on the
screen than it is in real life. *I Movies,
he writes, are offensive and violent on
purpose, deifying the sick and twisted.
Wholesome heroes have gone out of
style and people in society who are
traditionally looked up to, such as
military personnel, cops and
businesspeople are portrayed either as
evil or renegades struggling against
"the system". *I So what, some of my
more progressive readers might think,
artists are supposed to hold different
values than the rest of us. Actually,
Medved notes, it has been only recently that the idea that artists must
challenge social mores has been
prevalent. "If you want to send a
message," thirties film mogul Samuel
Goldwyn once said, "go see Western
Medved's book is an important
study because of his analysis of what
values modern films reflect. One would
be hard pressed to convincingly argue
that today's films reflect the values of
most people. Often, they infer that
crime is worse than it is, divorces are
more prevalent than they actually are—
generally reflecting an inaccurate
image of society.
He suggests that the great decline
in moviegoing is for this reason; people
want movies that reflect their own
ideals about society. Medved may be
correct: a study of all the films released in the U.S. in 1991 found that R
rated films earned less that PG and G
rated films.
Before you argue that Medved may
be being alarmist, consider that
progressives often seek to change
culture themselves. They wish to see
more films by and about people of
colour, women, gays, lesbians and
movies which deal with issues important to them. If people aren't gradually
affected by the points of view of films,
why argue for such changes?
And progressives might consider
that Medved s suggestions for making
changes are useful to them as well. He
rules out censorship. He suggests
boycotts of companies making bad
films and support of those who do and
encourages people to talk about films
and get involved through writing
letters, lobbying filmmakers or getting
involved in the industry itself.
Good advice for all, I'd say.
by Tanya Storr
Did you know that humpback whales
love to bodysurf day and night for weeks on
end? Or that gray whales have been taken
off the endangered species list since early
1993? Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of famous environmentalist and aqualung inventor Jacques Cousteau, detailed these
interesting facts and more during his presentation at the Orpheum Sunday night.
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Cousteau spends most of his time on or
under the water researching and filming
marine mammals in their natural habitats,
so he treated us to some spectacular footage of himself and his team of divers cavorting with whales, dolphins and manatees.
In one adrenaline-filled, seat-gripping shot, two divers in silver wetsuits
remained unharmed while watching killer
whales attack and dismember several six-
eight foot long silver-coloured sharks at
extremely close range. Whew! One star
performer was a dolphin called Jojo, who
loves to be filmed and gets very enthusiastic when he hears the underwater camera
turn on.
There were also some beautiful shots
of manatees chewing their cuds on the
bottom of a river in Florida—apparently
these creatures were the original mermaids ?!
Many of the animals shown in the films
had scars resulting from contact with the
human world. Several manatees had cuts
and scars from the boat propellors, and
many die from such encounters. In a extraordinary film detailing the life of plankton (drifting underwater organisms), a
brown shark swam near the divers with a
blue band from a packing crate wrapped
tight around its body, cutting into its
dorsal fins with every movement. Unfortunately, the divers couldn't do anything to
help the shark.
Cousteau spoke out strongly for the
environment during his presentation. He
said that the biggest environmental problem facing the world today is overpopulation, and he puts the blame squarely on the
unequal distribution of wealth in the world.
He suggests that if the richer nations put
20% of their defence budget into a common
fund to feed, educate and provide health
care for the poorer nations, population
rates would decrease rapidly.
He cited Costa Rica as an example. In
1947, Costa Rica eradicated its army and
used its former defence budget to set up
health and education systems for its people.
Now, Costa Rica has the lowest population
growth of any Latin American nation. After proposing his solution, Jean-Michel
invited anyone to offer a better one. The
crowd was mute.
Cousteau's presentation opened our
minds to the incredible variety and intelligence of life under the water, and also the
threat that humans represent to that life.
He reminded us of our responsibility to
future generations, both human and non-
| human.
Many more interesting Science and Technology Lectures are coming up at the
Orpheum during the 1993-94 season.
Topics will include Radiance Without
Shadows with Dr. Philip Morrison; Maya
Cosmos: 3000years on the Shaman's Path
with Dr. Linda Scheie; and Modem Cosmology, God, and the Resurrection to
Eternal Life with Dr. Frank Tipler, to
name a few. If the first presentation is
anything to go by, these will be well
worth checking out. TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER. 1993
THE UBYSSEY Perspective
Consume 101: joys of consumerism at Campus Fest
by Jeff Wilson
"Our enormously productive economy
demands that we make consumption our
way of life, that we convert the buying
and use of goods into rituak, that we seek
our spiritual satisfaction, our ego satisfaction, in consumption."
Victor Lebow
U.S. retailing analyst, 1955.
Well, dear students, what did you
learn in school today?
I learned about consumption. I
learned how to consume at this great
big thing they had set up outside the
bookstore last week. They called it
Campus Fest.
And what did you learn?
I learnt how Coke adds even
more to life by coming in plastic
bottles, that tuna fish is still a brain
food, that deodorant, cologne, and
staying slim are social necessities,
that pop tarts come in 18 flavors, that
I need shampoo, computers, video
Teaching the
The main cause of student drop-out is stress —
stress over not having assignments finished, stress
over not staying "caught-up" with the class, and
stress over the realization that just staying "caught-
up" isn't going to be good enough.
1993 was the worst year in history for students
getting jobs right out of college, and this next year
looks even worse.
It isn't always the smartest students who get
the best grades, but it is always the best readers
— the ones who can get the most oul of their books
on their own.
Simply getting through your reading
assignments will only give you the minimum that
your professor requires to pass you. Just passing
your courses isn't going to be good enough
In fact, having a diploma or a degree only
allows you the opportunities of furthering your
education with a more competitive group of fellow
The '90s will continue to be a decade filled
with the most rapid change ever seen in history.
Only those who are able to adapt to those changes
will be able to remain competitive.
Being able to read all your reading
assignments and additional reading selections
with increased comprehension and recall will be
a pre-requisite for anything you plan to do in the
The difference between a good mark and a
entertainment, fish on a cracker, and
one more sparkle-frosted, double
The beauty of it all was that this
class in consumption was disguised
as fun, a real fest it was. I could sumo
wrestle, play video games, concentration games, win fret: T-shirts, play
mini-golf, or watch a movie. I had so
much fun that I almost forgot that I
was learning how to consume.
You mean consumption became second nature.
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Yeah, it was great.
At UBC, I got used to the idea of
an apathetic campus—rallies and
demonstrations consistently had a
pathetic' turnout, elections and ref-
erendumshad 'a pathetic'vote count.
All in all, UBC seemed a pathetic
apathetic campus.
Last week I had this belief in
student apathy turned upsidedown,
because I finally witnessed students
united in a common cause. I saw a
unification of purpose which brought
students together from every corner
on campus.
A campus I had once thought to
be apathetic was, right before my
eyes, showing signs of activity—students were swarming around, seeking information, and even showing
hostility if their needs were not being
I thought to myself: "What could
this be? What is it that could capture
the hearts and minds of so many
It couldn't be the rally to prevent the clearing of five acres of UBC
forests for research facilities, could
it? No, the trees are falling.
It couldn't be another rise in
tuition, could it? No, last year everyone learned you can't stop that.
It could n't be a campaign to stop
date and acquaintance rape, could
it? No. (Even in newsprint, No means
What could possibly throw students into such a frenzy?
My heart sank as I discovered
that the unifying force on campus
turned out to be free pop tarts.
You know what I learned today
in school?
There is something wrong with
our education.
Top Forty Culture:
the birth of processed spirituality
by Omar Washington
Rata tata ticka, ticka tata ratta,
ting tang tong. Bona bina bata bang
dnang dadda mon mon mon, mon.
Piddly peyow pop patta, natta natta
natta gonna gonna understand da
groove that coulda saved your sorry
ass. —But what do ya mean save my
sorry ass?— I mean who stole the
soulouttarockandroll. WasitBobby
Veenan or was it Abba or was it
Bryan   Adams   or   worse   yet
Technotronic? —Ahh, come on man
I've got a class. In fact I'm in class
and this damn prof is probing the
deepest darkest secrets of a fiscally
responsible universe. But what about
your soul? I kno wyou havn't thought
about your soul, you haven't had the
timebecause it's aTOP FORTY world
out there, and you don't got time for
your self.   Why explore your self
when you got UBC (a TOP FORTY
institution that's gonna give you a
TOP FORTY piece of paper so you
can get a TOP FORTY job). You got
McDonald's, Earls' and Red Robin
(TOP  FORTY  food),  you  got
Budweiser (TOP FORTY beer), you
got Guess?, Nike and Jockey (TOP
FORTY clothes), you got Eastern,
Central, Mountain and Pacific time
SoontheyTlhaveTOPFORTY space,
"CHECK   IT   OUT...   WE'RE
!!!!!" You even got "Grunge" (TOP
FORTY "alternative" music...Huh?)
—What are you talkin' about man?—
I'm talkin' about TOP FORTY
CULTURE. A cultureof appearances
and shallowness. A processed culture, a culture with no thought. A
culture characterized by blurry eyes
and blank stares from too much TV,
shopping malls and factory outlets, a
culture which buys in BULK. A culture which is most poignantly characterized by its musk: TOP FORTY
music. For the last 10 years, TOP
FORTY musk has been increasingly
dependent on the lifeless, dkhed
rhythms of drum machines and synthesizers. Musk is an expression of
the human soul, of the human Spirit,
and of the magic of existence. It is a
spontaneous creation of life and a
way of being. Musk is life. Music is
an expression of spirituality and if
we allow computers—spiritless creations—to make our music and we
accept that music, we may lose touch
with our spirit. The over-use of computers in music is a separation of
music from its creator and its creator's
I realize that we all have different tastes in music and different ways
of being, yet I ask the Techno fan or
the TOP FORTY listener: can a drum
machine be spontaneous like you?
Can it feel the joys and sorrows oflife
like you? Do you want to be as steady
and monotonous as a drum machine?
If we continue to find spiritual fulfillment in things that havs no soul,
perhaps we will lose touch with our
souls and ourselves.
Are TOP FORTY and Techno
fans becoming machine-like? Are
they being processed like the music
they listen to? Do they know what
it's like to sing the Blues, to scream
with agony, to leap with joy, to glow
with passion and laughter, and to
drown in sweat and tears? What happened to "music in the cafes at night
and revolution in the air." Now we
in the air, let alone revolution.
How long will it take until we
are fed up with having our souls
deadened by a society that sells us
flat lifeless music, labels our music
Grunge, labels us Generation X and
then packages us up and markets us
to the rest of the world so "they" can
be as cool as "we" are. I, like you, am
trying to filter through the haze of
commercials and TOP FORTY perceptions of our world which are fed
to us by people who want to make
money off of us and our disillusion
or illusion or wanderlust, what ever
it may be On the other hand, perhaps Techno-musk is the best expression of the spirit of North
sorry lot aren't we?
Before you go to bed tonight,
spend 15 minutes tapping a rhythm
to your favourite song, or better yet
make one up. You might find that
while we need computers to control
satellites and nuclear warheads, we
don't need them to make rhythm for
us. Lefs cut through the crap, get
through to our souls and make our
own beautiful music. Tica tk tatta
mo matta mo matta no matta.
V&awvgfe 1993
Review it for
The Ubyssey Culture Department
see Liz van Assum or Omar Kassis
SUB 241K 12     THEUBYSSEY News
Federal triumvirate snuffs out opposition
by Taivo Evard
As of 2:00 pm Monday the Canadian government has outlawed the
Communist party through a simple
mechanical process known as automatic deregistration.
The party is forbidden to engage in any political activities, to
raise or spend funds on their campaign, or even to hire lawyers for
their own defence. Even a news release is verboten. They have exactly
six months to close down their operations and pay off debts, with all
leftover party assets being seized by
Elections Canada.
All of this is legally possible after amendments to the Election Act,
tabled under bill C-114, in which
each political party must now field a
minimum 50 candidates, with a $1000
deposit being required from every
candidate (a five-fold increase over
the last election), or face dissolution
as a party.
Half the deposit would be returned after a campaign audit has
been submitted. Fifteen percent of
the votes for each electoral district
are needed to win back the remaining half for each candidate, otherwise the balance is forfeited to Elec-
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Fringe parties invariably fail to
garner a 15 percent vote share, meaning a loss of half of the minimum of
$50,000 needed to field party candidates in a federal election.
Fringe parties have pointed out
the entirely non-democratic nature
of the amendments, which some see
as an attempt to consolidate the
power of the "big three" parties. In
the past, high-profile debates already
served to limit the spectrum of political discussion as participation is confined to the frontrunners.
In defence of the bill, house
leader Harvie Andre said that Canadians would be better served by "a
debate between two or three serious
candidates [rather than]... having a
whole long list of candidates representing the whole range of views."
Debate should be confined to issues
that the larger and much wealthier
parties deem important.
He backs his argument up with
economic rationale, stating that it is
more costly to have a greater number of candidates on the ballot, adding that he doesn't feel that the electoral process should be used as "one
more vehicle for fringe groups to get
publicity at the cost of the taxpayer."
Democratic principles and free
speech have no place in these economic-illy troubled times.
Asked by the Globe and Mail as
to how the proposed amendments
would affect the National party,
leader Mel Hurtig simply replied:
"Our cash flow is good." Hurtig's
cash cow National Party is expecting
to field over 150 candidates across
the nation, undoubtedly comfortable
with their recent four million dollar
donation from the president of
Winnipeg-based Comcheq.
Rhinocerous party spokesrhino
Brian "Godzilla" Salmi sees Hurtig's
party as engaging in opportunism,
eagerly waiting to snatch up the protest vote left behind by fringe parties
unable to buy their way onto the
ballot. In the 1988 federal election
584,521 votes were cast for fringe
parties—over 43,000 more than the
total vote tally for all of Manitoba.
A phone-worker at the
National's HQ in Vancouver voiced
the party's indifferenceto fringe party
concerns with crystal clarity: "Oh
yes, over 150 candidates.. .Thank-you
for calling. Give us a lot of publicity.
Goodbye." Yeah.
The Communists were not as
fortunate as the Nationals, coming
up with only eight candidates in time
for yesterday's nominations deadline. An application made by the
Communists in court in Toronto yesterday for "immediate relief from
section 31 ofthe Elections Act," which
includes provisions forderegistration
of a party in breach of the Act, was
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deemed to have too serious implications to make a hasty ruling on, as
this may create a loophole that the
smaller parties can fit through. The
party's legal fate remains on the balance until their postponed court date
on 6 October.
This is the third time that the
Communists have been banned in
Canada, but party candidate Kimball
Cariou remains optimistic, if not defiant. "Our party is used to this kind
of action. There are other parties that
don't have our level of stubbornness. .."
The Libertarian party faced similar struggles under the new regulations. Libertarian candidate Bill
Tomlinson admitted that the new
rules had made the past months "very
tough" for the party.
While the Libertarians had originally planned to field 150candidates,
they managed to pull through with
52 by 2pm yesterday. Aft erthis time,
any party with less than 50 candidates would receive the same treatment as the Communists.
The Libertarians ran 88 candidates in thelast federal election, ranking fourth largest in terms of the
numbers of candidates per party.
Tomlinson stated that "[the
party has] had to economize drastically, but we all feel strongly committed enough to offer the electorate
our different point of view."
—continued from page 6
Others were more concerned with establishing a concrete organization which
would draw in other students
and attain a louder voice in
student politics.
Such   an   organization
couldhelp non-traditional students lobby for services they
see as essential—such as extended evening course offerings, extended office hours on
campusfor those whoworkfull-
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Kim, a second year Arts student and single mother came
to the function purposely tofind
out "where my AMS fees are
going." This concerned many
of the students there, as they
are also required to pay the
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that the AMS has little to offer
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What is democracy
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Many students on campus support the current campaign
for membership in the Canadian Federation of Students and
the setting up of a Public Interest Research Group (PIRG).
Other students on campus are strongly against both proposals.
Each side has its reasons.
But the vast mi-ijority of students on campus know very
little about the CFS and PIRG proposals. What they do know
they have gleaned from the posters put up by the CFS/PIRG
coalition and the preliminary stories run in The Ubyssey and
other campus publications.
If the CFS/PIRG proposals go to referendum, students
should have the best possible selection of information upon
which to base their decision. The Alma Mater Society and its
Student Administrative Commission (SAC) functionaries appear to be doing their best to prevent that from happening.
SAC has turned down an application for club status from
the CFS/PIRG coalition, on the grounds that the club's mandate
was too narrow and would interfere with established AMS
SAC also tried to prevent several campus clubs from
promoting the CFS/PIRG coalition's activities at Clubs Days.
Roger Watts, the AMS director of administration responsible
for SAC, says the decision is about "the right way of doing
In Watts' view, the AMS council is the vehicle for airing
students' concerns. Period.
While service organizations can advise the AMS to adopt
certain policies, and individual students can come to the AMS
with their individual concerns, any independent organization
is automatically suspected of undermining the whole system of
student government.
While undermining the current system might not be such
a bad idea, the CFS/PIRG coalition isn't out to destroy the AMS.
The coalition is made up of folks who find the AMS
somewhat, well, irrelevant.
It includes people who camped out at the site ofthe new
NRC building—while the AMS remained silent on the issue.
It includes people who want to lobby harder for better
funding for post-secondary education—which the AMS has
simply failed to do.
It includes people who want to deal with the social implications of research and funding at the university—something
that wouldn't even cross the minds of most AMS councillors.
The student society at UBC is effectively a one-party
system. That doesn't mean that opposing views aren't expressed, just that they are all carefully co-opted into the "proper
channels." Dissent doesn't have much of a place in the organization.
Even organizations like Student Court that are supposed
to give some sober second thought to council policies can be
ignored by the AMS.
Thankfully, UBC has something of a "loyal opposition"
already, in the student press, where opposing opinions can be
Being able to put those opinions into practice is another
question entirely.
What the university lacks is an alternative focus for
students who aren't served by the AMS—not because the latter
is inherently evil, but because the system is just not set up for
their needs.
The CFS/PIRG coalition i s the seed of such a focus. Instead
of an inward-looking student society that focuses more on
investments and selling pizza than improving education, there
could be an avenue for those interested in broader lobbying and
educational issues. Instead of just focussing on narrow "student
interests" (not that there's anything wrong with beer consumption and intramural t-shirts) we could also pursue the "public
interest"—environmental, political, social.
Let us hope that SAC doesn't succeed in its bid to snuff out
a viable alternative for students. It is not a question of changing
the AMS, but of serving students better.
theUbyssey September28,1993
Th* UbysMy I* a founding member of Canadian University Pre**
The Ubyssey is published Tuesdays and Fridays by the Alma
Mater Society of the University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions are those ofthe staff and not necessarily those of
the university administration, or ofthe publisher. The editorial office is Room 241K of the Student Union Building.
Editorial Department, phone 822-2301; advertising, 822-
3977; FAX 822-9279
Once upon a time, there died several editors. With tbe inevitable efficiency stemming from ffne-
camfaing megabyte** worth of articles about "Hitler and the 1-ioUiee,* the ghosts of Sere Martin and
Omar Kassis cited the reason ae a composite of murder, freak accident*, and wabbita. Apparently,
the oth-_r Om-tKWaahington, they eaid) had reeentad Ka—is* Omar-eUtu* and had contracted Teeea
Moon and Gregg McNally to blow him to subatomic particles.
Douglas Ferna was found irreversibly compressed in his hard-disk drive. Tanya Starr and Michelle
Wong confessed that they, upon being told by Farris to "etufTtheir articles up their database," had
cooperatively performed that service for him.
Graham Cook spontaneously combusted in a heated argument concerning some sort of downaiEing
or another. Steve Chow and Ted Young-lng followed his lead before recalling that th-ey had left
unmentionables in the Wash.
Taivo Evard disappeared behind a puff of cigarette smoke, leaving in his wake horror stories of
smokers' ghosts.
TTie Pats Hiurlow and McGuire took reftige in the darkroom to avoid the Omars' fate, but was
captured and eaten by Siobhan Boantree'a myatery creation, currently suspected of developing
powers of judgment and showing its gratitude by making its first meal of its creator. Walter Chan
and Jeff Werner, accused of collaborating with theRoantree Monster, worked themselves into the
computers, becoming the bugs that thereafter masqueraded as short-circuits every production day.
Susan Wilkinson and Paula Foran escaped the office just in time to avoid the pillow-fight staged to
trap remaining survivors. Rick Hiebert, less fcrtunate, encountered Evard and disappeared in part,
thereby becoming the honorary Cheshire Cat of Tiie Ubyssey.
Lit van Assum, who foolishly voiced her suspicion that Martin and Kaasis had drugged and recycled
Ian Lloyd and Kathryn Halbsey along with old newspapers, was discreetly folded up and placed into
permanent storage in the Ubyssey morgue.
Homa Ahmad, justly or otherwise commended for his macabre sense of humor, was incorporated into
the Ubyssey Continuum without significant hoopla. Absolut!ey nothing happened to Yukie Kurahashi,
Martin Chester, Ted the awesome Aussem, Steve the awesome Chan. Pat McGuire (not Mock Guire)
and Steve Burgess.
Coordinating Editor Douglas Ferrta
Now* Coordinator Graham Cook
Now* Editor*: Sara Martin, Omar Kassis
Culture Coordinator Stevo Chow
Culture Editor Tod Young-lng
Sports Editor vacant
Photography Coordinator Siobhan Roantroa
Production Managor vacant
Letters to the staff
Attention: All
On Tuesday, September
21st I was approached by a
man with dark brown hair
and brown eyes, about five
feet nine inches tall, who was
hispanic looking. He had a
very strong accent, was in his
mid-to-late twenties, and was
wearing a beige jacket.
The man said he was
from a local newspaper and
wanted to talk to me about a
story he was writing.
The man's conversation
soon turned to explicit sexual
comments, and he grabbed
me. Please be on the lookout
for this harasser.
(name witheld by
I just woke up,
but I'm still
breathing sand
I am a twenty year old
UBC student who has
recently become interested
in politics. Less than one year
ago I felt that politics was
something only people over
30 got involved in and that
young people should not
concern themselves with
matters such as the running
of this country. Then over
the last year I realized
thatthe current government
and the governments
immediately preceding them
have been sending our
country down the tubes.
It was then that I
recognized that I had as
much power in an election
as any lawyer, doctor, banker
or anybody else. Even young
people have the democratic
right to vote, but
responsibilities go along with
rights. I feel that all young
people should pay attention
during the current election
campaign and pick a
candidate and a party who
best represents their
interests. If we are going to
get a good government we
must all exerci se our right to
When I came to this
realization I decided to look
for a party that would
address my concerns. After
looking at the Liberals, the
Conservatives, the NDP,
and the Reform Party I
thought I was going to have
to make a choice between
the least ofthe evils. It was
the that I found out about
the National Party of
Canada. Their beliefs
include: the equality of all
Canadians, the need for
more honest and much more
democratic govern-ment,
complete tax reform,
meaningful protection for
the environment, and a
better standard of education
for all Canadians. These
issues and other things the
National Party says they
will do have led me to believe
they are the people we need
in government.
I hope that all young
Canadians will take some
time to review the
candidates and parties
running in the next election
and most of all I hope they
use the power of their vote.
Nigel Waller
Concerned citizen
As if he'll notice
I love Vancouver. The
sun, whenit shines, provides
us with one of the most
glorious playground in the
world. When I moved here
from the prairies in 1988,1
was amazed at the size of
the oak trees and their
leaves. One leaf could cover
this page, compared to the
Winnipeg variety which
would take a dozen or more.
I used to go to the beach
everyday in the fall and
watch the waves, the birds
hopping along the water's
edge, and the most glorious
sunsets. I would walk
through the forests in awe of
the wonders of this
rainforest area—even the
lowly slug which was often
the size of Alberta gophers.
I would sit outside my
housing unit on the grass
and feed the squirrels who
lived around me.
Now, daily it seems the
UBC presidentis sentencing
to death the birds and
squirrels and racoons and
even the lowly slug. The
forest across the road from
my densely -populated area
is gone, instead we have the
unsightly buildings which
will make more money for
UBC by squeezing the
student trying to stay alive
and acquire an education
(another issue—more later).
The squirrels no longer come
to visit me. They have no
place to live around here. 16
acres of forest was clear-cut
so that the very rich could
live on campus.
What sort of karma will
this reek upon our president
as he sits in his mui ti million
dollar stylishly renovated
mansion. Will the slugs of
the world unite and crawl
between his bedsheets
leaving slime where he
would lay (if there isn't
slime there already)? Will
they congregate around his
toes to suck the jam? Will
the displaced squirrels creep
through his window while
he sleeps and one by one
remove the nuts from
between his ears (or other
May all the birds who
have ever sungin our forests,
and all the birds who have
ever migrated through this
area and stopped to rest dive
bomb him on the way to his
car and cover him and his
car with carefully aimed
PRESIDENT!!! Have you no
heart? I pity your children
and your grand-children for
the world you leave to them.
If you have no sympathy for
the animals, can you not
understand the effect on our
environment by removing
those millions of oxygen
producers? Can you see the
brown haze travelling
towards Abbotsford? Do you
know what that is? Do you
know what causes it? Please
stop your senseless destruction of the last forested
area in Vancouver, stop
destroying the homes of our
neighbours, the animals,
stop adding to the pollution
of our environment and stop
contributing to the
greenhouse effect! Don't you
care about anything but
Roberta Hamilton
Concerned citizen
Listen up Omar
Thisletter is in response
to the Omar Kassis letter,
"UBC needs to provide safe
bike routes." Regarding his
comments about University
Blvd, an agreement has been
reached between UBC, the
UEL and the Ministry of
Highways to upgrade University Blvd to a standard
width traffic lane, with a
provision for bicycles, in the
longterm. In the short term,
UBC is seeking funding for
dedicated bike lanes on the
road or possibly a bike path
down the median. It is likely
that signage and lighting
problems along this route
will be addressed in the long
Hope this clarifies some
of your concerns. Please
contact Campus Planning
for additional information.
Kathleen Laird-Burns
Information Officer
Campus Planning and
A big thank you
to all people
contributed and
participated in
the workshops
this past
Thanks to you
they were a
complete and
The Ubyssey welcomes letters
on any issue. Letters must be
typed and are not to exceed 300
words in length. Content which
is judged to be libelous,
homophobic, sexist, racist or
factually incorrect will not be published. Please be concise. Letters may be edited for brevity,
but it is standard Ubyssey policy
not to edit letters for spelling or
grammatical mistakes. Please
bring them, with identification, to
SUB241K. Letters must include
name, faculty, and signature. TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER. 1993
THEUBYSSEY Sports    15
UBC T-Birds Corral Alberta's Bisons
by Dean Meyerhoff
Offense, and lots of it, was
UBCs formula for success in a 42-
31 victory over the Manitoba Bisons
at Thunderbird Stadium this past
The T-Birds offence redeemed
itself after a less than sterling output three days earlier that ended in
a disappointing 25-17 home open-
ingloss to the University of Alberta.
On Sunday, the Birds racked
up 508 total yards and trampled
their prairie visitors. Sunday's victory was especially sweet given the
adversity the gridiron Birds have
faced of late.
If a rash of injuries to key
players was not enough to discourage the squad, they al so had to cope
with the recent, questionable suspension of their head coach, as well
as bizarre scheduling that forced
the already battered team to play
two games within three days.
UBC QB Jason Day was on
target all afternoon, hitting 17 of 23
passes for 262 yards and one touchdown. His favorite receiver of the
day was big Sean Graham, whose
five catches for 85 yard earned him
player ofthe game honours.
The T-Birds took a tenuous 18-
17 lead into the locker room at half
time, but then busted the game
wide open early in the third quarter
when rookie Grayson Shillingford
thrilled the crowd with a 74-yard
punt return for a TD.
The play, which served notice
of Shillingford's big play ability,
seemed to be a backbreaker for the
Ironically, as the game went
on, it was the overworked T-Bird:3
that seemed to get stronger. The
second half was UBC power football at its best, as the T-Birds offensive line drove the Bisons backwards, opening up big holes for UBC
running backs.
A late Bison's TD made the
score appear respectable, when in
fact the home team had thoroughly
dominated. After the contest, Graham commented on UBCsoffensive
explosion. "We came out with a lot
more intensity today. We completely
controlled the line of scrimmage
and when you do that you're going
to win football games," he said.
Shillingford, whose puntreturn
broke open what had been a close
game, downplayed hiscontribution.
"I got some great blocks and just
went for it," he said.
At 2-2, the T-Birds are still in
the thick ofthe Canada West race,
and although Calgary have established themselves as the team to
beat in the conference, there is still
a long way to go in the season.
In their first three weeks of
play, UBC has already faced a
season's worth of adversity, but
instead of defeating their spirits, it
seems to have galvanized them.
The team now has a much
needed week off before they begin
preparing for their 4 October home
showdown against the undefeated
Calgary Dinosaurs.
be a ipcrtfi -inter
Bison running back Mike Courtmanche loses his grip on things... UBC's Frank Pimlskern (#28) decides to
lend a hand.
CeleWating 25 Ifears or tike
>tuaent Union Building
One of lhc many, many events ol
eelehralion ofthe 25th anniversary ol'
econiilnji '93. is the
iw homhmmim:
Wednesday, SepLember 29 to Friday, October 1
10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Club Displays * Historical Photographs
AMS Art Gal lery Collection * Garage Sale
****» no'-**
Saturday October 2 — 10:30 a.m. tp 4:30 p.m.
tion to the above, the Alma Mater Society is sponsoring a
Children's Carnival.
Urhan Source * Buskers * Face Painting
Cookie Monster * Bal loons • Passports
Bring your ramily and friends. Don t miss it!
For more information, please contoct Carole forsythe, in SUB 250 at 822 2050.
UBC's Matt Young (#22) makes this interception In the 4th quarter
now in easy reach
If you are a Canadian citizen who
will be 18 years of age or older on
Election Day, you have the right
to vote. But to exercise that
right, your name must appear on
the voters list.
The recently amended Canada
Elections Act makes life simpler.
First, revision of the voters list has
been extended to give more
voters, like yourself, the opportunity to be registered.
Next, the Special Ballot has been
added, so now there's a new way
to have your say by mail or in
To learn more, pick up the
Elections Canada leaflet available at your Student Association,
Registrar's Office or campus
bookstore. Or call the number
1800 267-VOTE(8683)
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CANADA for the conduct of federal elections
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Top Ten reasons
Why it's a Good
Idea to Go to the
Gallery Lounge
1. Juicy Quiche and Fresh Salad!
2. Cathy's Luscious Sandwiches!
3. Deluxe Sausage Rolls!
4. Custom Pizzas!
5. Rice Krispie Squares!
6. Comfy Couches!
7. Cute Bartender!
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