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StudeFt leaders blasted the UW sently aren’t enteringr..postsenate for endorsing Tuesday a secondary education due to the university brief which recommends high costs . ’ ’ a selective increase in -tuition fees Shortall said “the university. is as well as a tightening of admission displaying a lack of concern for the requirements. concept of accessibility by adFederation of Students president _ vacating an increase in fees. “This (fee increase) hould John Shortall charged senate with further: aggravate the unequal opconsidering a brief which was portunity for higher education,” he “hastily done” and makes recommendations that are going to ad- said. The brief, to be presented to the versely affect educational prosOntario Council of University Afpects of students from low-income fairs (OCUA) June 13, outlines a families. number of planning issues to be “Tuition fees are a big factor in faced by UW in the coming years determining ‘accessibility to uniand offers a somber financial picversities,” Shortall said. “Stuture for 1976-77 if government dents from low-income groups prgfunding continues to fall behind in-

Students Students employed by the university will be paid less than union scare although they are members of the union. Bruce Gellatly, irice-president in charge of finances told the Board of Governors’ executive committee “students will be paid seventy to eighty per cent of the union salary rate that is paid to employees who work all year round”. Previously, students hired in the summer’ were paid a flat rate of $2.90 an hour. Now the students’ salaries will be calculated on a percentage of the union rate rather than paying a flat rate. Gellatly reported, student painterswill be paid $3.17 an hour and grounds keepers are being now paid $3.05 an hour. This gives students a salary increase over last

BIU (government grants based on enrolment figures) value paid for by the government and not by increasing tuition fees.” Senators 0bjecte.d to -Telegdi’s motion on the grounds that it would be unfair if student fees did not increase while the costs of university education escalated. “I’m not prepared to accept the sugge’stion that the taxpayer pick up the tab for increased costs in education while students get the benefits without paying for their dean Lyn real costs ,” graduate Watt told senate. However, senate passed Telegdi’s other motion which says: “Ppint out to government the amount of savings accrued to government because of the cooperative programs. Make it clear to OCUA that students enrolled in co-operative progmms at present pay a higher tuition fee than students enrolled in regular Lprogstudent wage rate was now tied to rams.” the union rate instead of being a flat The federation report notes that rate. However, Shortall insisted “I the university brief counters a am dissatisfied with the eighty to statement made by the minister of seventy per cent figure they have colleges and universities James established”. Auld that there be “no increase in students’ tuition fees” in suggestBut, at the meeting Gellatly exping universities should be allowed lained the jobs had been evaluated and the university considered the . to determine whether fees- should be raised to offset costs. value of the work done by the “The Federation of Students summer students. opposes outright an across-theAfter this evaluation the. univerboard -increase on the part of the sity arrived at the seventy to eighty university or the provincial govper cent of union scale salary figernment,” the report states. ure. However, UW vice-president Gellatly defended the salaries Tom Brzustowski said that alsaying the universitiesare now wilthough the university brief does ling to pay a variety of reduced raise a few points about tuition fees rates rather than the previous and accessibility it should #not be single flat rate. construed _that such measures are -michael gordon indeed being called for. flation. OCUA is a buffer committee set up by the Ontario government to mediate between the university system and the province. Shortall’s protests were backed by student senator Andy Telegdi who asked senate why the legal student bodies such as the federation and the societies weren’t consulted about these matters and he introduced two inotions intended to “rework” the brief’s sections on tuition fees and accessibility. Senate defeated Telegdi’s first motion which was contained in a federation report critical of the uni- * versity brief. The motion says that: “Due to financial hardship, the university system needs a higher

to be.paid less J year of between nine and ten per cent. The rate of inflation in the%& year was considerably higher than these increases. I Burt Matthews, university president supported the differential wages because of the difficult working conditions in the winter season. “Employees have to work in the slush and cold, shoveling sidewalks ,” Matthews insis ted. Students employees must pay union dues, although they will receive across the board salary cuts from the established union wage. Gellatly told the board of governors’ executive committee that federation of students’ president John Shortall was “relatively satisfied” with the wages. When contacted by the chevron, Shortall said he was pleased the

But another federation official, Shane Roberts, pointed out that “asking for the right to increase tuition fees is, in effect, the same as wanting to increase them. ” He also said that the Ontario Student Assistance Program is forcing students to take out more loans and if tuition fees were raised then the situation would further burden students with debts. Roberts queried the need of differential tuition fees for programs as outlined in the university brief since he felt such a measure would reduce accessibility to engineering and medicine programs. The university brief suggests that: “If universities had the ability to charge significantly different fees for comparable programs and still operate under the BIU formula (which in turn determines the university’s provincial grants), an interesting market situation would develop. ’ ’ This market situation would deter any university from in-’ creasing fees in a program “running below capacity” while allowing the same university to increase fees in an “oversubscribed” one. The brief also notes that the ministry of colleges and universities has depriveQniversities of the right to increase fees in line with costs by freezing tuition for 1975-76. In addition, the brief says that the authority of universities to raise fees “is only part of the story:” The other part is whether such a fee increase would mean more income for universities as the.. government could “depress selected weights in the BIU formula, reduce extraformula grants or -follow some other as yet unforeseen strategy.” -john

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Sunday Eight From Town Exhibition. UW art gallery. Hours: 2-5pm. Conrad Grebel College Chapel. 8pm A conversation with Urie Bender on his newest religious drama “Conrad Grebel”. Now playing at the Theatre of the Arts. Students’ International Meditation Society. Advanced lecture & group meditation. All meditators welcome. * 8pm. E-3-l 101. Federation Flicks-The Great Gatsby with Mia Farrow and Robert Redford. AL 116. 8pm. Feds $1. Non-feds $1.50. .

Monday In Colour-An exhibition of drawings, .paintings and prints. Optometry Building. Exhibition hours: 9-6. , Eight From Town exhibition. UW art gallery. Hours: 9-4. Campus Centre Pub opens 12 noon. Michael Lewis from g-lam. 50 cents admission after 6pm. Pre-Theatre Discussion Luncheon Shaw’s St. Joan. Luncheon 75 cents by advance reservation. Call Community Programs, 743-2661 ext. 32. 12:15 noon. Gallery. W-W Canada China Friendship Soclety presents films: Education, Self Reliance, Medicine. 8pm. Trinity United Church. 50 cents non-members. . Grand River Car Club welcomes you to our next meeting. 8pm. Waterloo County Fish and Game Protective Association, Pioneer Tower Rd., off Hwy 8 between Kitchener and Hwy 401.

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_ “Mr. Andr as (immigration terpretation that you’re going to get which some members of a refugee a different interpretation in Kitchgroup had been used to-translate minister.Robert Andras) got caught with his shorts down,” .was ,how ener than you’ll get% Guelph.” @&ration policy for the others Rev. David Watson of the United Watson went on to outline the and suggested _that the confusion Church of Canada described public major *points of oppo/sition conwhich-accompanied the translation response to the .Green Paper on tained in the . brief on the Green ‘of what are- already obscure policy Immigration and Population. * Paper prepared by the United statements may have. prejudiced Speaking in an interview with Church of CanadlSome persons’ chances for being The first point. called for the sepaccepted as immigrants. Bill Culp of Radio Waterloo, Watj son described the Green Paper as a aration of manpower and immigmThe, conclusions were that“‘the “trial balloon” sent up by the govtion into separate departments to Green Paper is not a good foundaernment to test the public reaction avoid the impression that the purtion documentfor immigration polto proposed immigration policies. pose of immigration for Canada is icy,” and that the “Green Paper is “Then they change the colour of to provide manpower for unskilled discriminatory.” L the cover to white and it becomes / jobs. . The-United Church brief did not , law,” Watson said. The association of immigration address itself directly to charges of The May 20th interview was’ with manpower was felt to be a PO-_ implicit racism in the Green Paper -staged as a follow-%rp to the public tential source of chauvinism as but it did rec.ognize that: ‘-‘The. meeting held onMay 15th at Trinity ! more and more people competed ’ whole con&?i% of racism is becomfor jobs in a decreasing job market. United Church to organ& opposiing a verytouchy issue in Canada, tion to the Green Paper. A second objection called for but one with which we must deal.” federation president )ohn‘Shortall presents a cheque for $2,000 to. discarding’ the, point system -curCopies of the-brief may be ob- _ Watson suggested that% the govMarty Schneit~r, a civil.rights,worker for Ydung People in Legal Diffiemment could not have expected rently employed in assessing ap:. tained free of charge by writing to: ctiltv:-YplD i,s a group which helps to orient and assist younipeople plicants for immigration. Division of Mission in Canada, Un- -- -eoniing into contact with the court system for the first time. The m,oney much reaction to its proposedimThe point system was felt to conited,Church of Canada, 85 St. Clair _ was a gift by the federition .to help tide the project oveLwhi/e it awaits migration policies as - c‘ the par_ liamentary co-mmittee (on the tain too many potential inequities Ave.. East,-Toronto. further government fundirig. photo by randy hannigan -tBnry hess . a Green-Paper) was not formed until ~ as it provides for fifteen points to be ,latter March; and it must report by awarded on the 7 I -. basis , of___a personal evaluation of the candidate by the July 30th; ” immigration officer, and a further “It’s pretty farcical to expect public input in less than a year, ” he ten po+nts depend upon whether or . commented. , not the candidate h% a job offer in . ‘_ Watson called for the formation hand. ,A proposal to establish-a dents of the universities calls for a The proposal was turned down These twenty-five points repres-of committees to study the Green province-wide salary- ne-g&iating separation of prof’s wages from the .---by senators as most felt that such a Paper and for public meetings to ent one quarter of thzpossible maxbody to deal dire-ctly with the Onuniversity system’s _ operating ,- scheme would greatly reduce the -, “tget everyone together.” imum score of one hundred, and ’ tario government over faculty pay budget. r autonomy of univers@ies since the . He felt that “Canadianb have not. Watson felt them to be decisive as issues was rejected by the UW seInstead of negotiating with each province.,cou.ld then-demand a say. really come to taskwith the probhe charged that “no one has ever nate Tuesday. I ~ . university over pay\ issues, pxofs in courseiloads and course content. lem of immigration, ” -and spoke of gotten in with less than seventy- ’ The proposal made -by... a joint ’ would parley directly with’the proIn’spite of-the rejection, former’ . the “fear amongpeople to speak up r five p,oirits .” Fifty- points is the - committee of the Ontario Confed- * vince for salary ’ increases,? fringe UW faculty association president if you’ve,- been an* immigrant to legal minimum~for acceptance. : eration of University Faculty. As- : benefits, merit .increases and fa- Mike McDonald said he will ask Canada.” -. ‘. The third obiectioii- concerned c sociations (OCUFA) and presiculty allocation. I senate to reconsider its decision at Watson expressed the opinion the timing of the GreenPaper. By _-> its next meeting;. . I that there was really “nothing attempting. to rush it through the __ He pointed out that in orderfor new” in the Green Paperithat all it government was felt to be dis. the province-wide scheme to get off. was doing was ‘ ‘ fdling in the holes cour$ging public response, which ’ the ground by the 1976-77 academic in the Swiss cheese” in the-sense of lack of response would then’be - year, the mechanisms would have legitimizing what has already betaken as evidence of support. Chevron staffer would like&formation from studen?s who have to be set up by this fall. come de facto immigration policy. The brief also objected tocurrent used an essay agency. -Names will be-held in strict confidence. -joim morris . -2 / Government administration of practices in ‘ ‘recruitment, tmining Please phone the chevron 885~1660 and leave a number where you lB immigration policies was also and deployment” of immigration can be contacted, orc -. call 743+525, and-ask for Neil; . ’ officers. It wasfelt that the f‘most knocked. -Y ‘“We-can come up with all sorts skilled persons should be in foreign . . than here in of policies, and if -they’re not ad- offices’ ’ rather Canada. ministered at the local level we’re A fin& point recommended that not getting anywhere,” Watson there should be provisions built noted. “What we really need is to see, into the act for the ‘ ‘unbiased trans(the present act) administered. So lation of immigration policy.? R IN~ORMATI_ON AND SUPPOR much has been -left open for in- -Watson told of instances in’ m

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Many refugees c[A employees San Francisco’ (LNS)-Five thousand of the Vietnamese evacuees arriving in the United States were paid operatives of f ‘Operation Phoenix,” a CIA. terror program, according to an official of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID). Operation Phoenix, which operated in Vietnam from 1967-1972, consisted of the assassinations, kidnapping and torture of suspected “Viet Cong sympathizers.” According to Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Dennis J. Doolin, 26,369 Vietnamese civilians ‘were killed under the Phoenix Program, and another 33,358 were imprisoned without trial. The AID official who gave the 5,000 figure to the San Francisco Examiner said, ,“Most of these (evacuees) were the ,heads of the (various Phoenix) programs. ”

Arts library staffers are producing a bib/iogr$hy of its women’s studies collection to mark International Women’s Year. from the left, Adelheid Bender, Caroline Presser and Doris Lewis hold an original ‘vote for Women’ banner from the historic suffragette movement. The photographer was Diane Ritza. I

UW to get wornhfs A feminist library? Why not? For the tidy sum of $43,000, the UW Arts Library could produce a bibliography of its i,onsiderable women’s studies collection to mark International Women’s Year. But before ardent feminists can rejoice over the first such undertaking in Canada, they’d better start devising ways to come up with the cash as the coordinators of the Higher Education Resources for the Study of Women (HERS). project have garnered only $4,500 to I foot the bill. In order to entice donations, a batch of letters asking for funds have been sent off to a number.,of governmental and private agencies

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L. Dean Brown, who heads the U.S. “refugee” airlift operation, admitted in Congressional testimony on May 5, that Operation Phoenix operatives were considered to be among the 50,000 Vietnamese who the U.S. government classified “high risk” personnel. “High risk” personnel are Vietnamese who the U.S. claims would possibly be killed by Vietnamese When the Lady Aberdeen books arrived, the library received a $4,000 grant from the Canadian Federation of University Women, profits from its centennial book, The Clear Spirit, edited by Mary Quayle Innis.

sponsoring IWY projects, and alwas a 1967 centennial gift from the ready the Ontario Arts Council has National Council of Women. The doled out $2,000. library received the council’s Lady The collection-books, journals, Aberdeen collection, 3,000 volmanuscripts, letters, clippings and umes by and about women, which t The resulting publicity prompted ephemera-is considered by re- ’ members had been accumulating by these donations bought many searchers to be one of the most exfor 10 years. more gifts from groups and inditensive in Canada. The council had originally planvidual s . In an interview, project coorned to’build a library for the books, dinator Doris Lewis said that it’s but abandoned the idea and offered ’ Among the most outstanding “hard to find material relating to them to the National Library. were: the Elizabeth Smith Shortt women as most of it is scattered all However, the latter rejected the (one of Canada’s first women over Canada. ” However, with puboffe&b-ecause of a separate-display graduates in medicine) papers; the licity more people might donate condition. Alice Riggs Hunt (American jourtheir collections on women to UW’s library was then picked nalist and suffragette) papers; Waterloo since it’s the only library since it already had the nudleus of a books and papers of Vancouver that is systematically collecting on feminism collection, the work of poet Isobel Ecclestone MacKay ; women’s studies, she said. Lewis who began sollecting in scrapbook of the late Toronto radio The impetus for the collection 1960. personalitv Claire Wallace; and the

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The recent era of rock music has seen the beginnings of a new tide-jazz. Until 1971, when the Newport Jazz Festival, beset by riots and monetary problems, moved to New York, Jazz had never been considered to cut into the rock milieu. However, just about that time, rock seemed to take a bit of afall, and the record companies went looking for something new-something definitely electric and with a lot of energy. Miles Davis with “Bitches Brew” seems to be the recognized herald of that new something; he was the cataljst. Since then, jazz has moved into the rock music field with a vengence, hustled by the record companies that knew the large rock audience would accept it if the electronic gadgetry first developed by rock was used. So, we see people like Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, plugging in and selling out to the commercial audience, where the money and the glory is. I’ve been following this migration of jazz musicians for some time now, and at first I was rather more than elated that finally jazz was getting its due. When John McLaughlin took -over the upper hand from Miles Davis, and Weather Report, I began to have second thoughts. Musicians became innovative for innovations sake, and the sell-out became too obvious. Synthesizers have become a gimmick and energy now comes from a turn of the knob, not from the musicians. But electric jazz, as it has come to be called, seems to be here to stay, and one is forced to look harder and harder for something refreshing and stylish. So it was with some trepidation that I tried my first taste of Billy Cobham outside of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. To say the least, I was pleased..

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I was fully prepared to hear more of the same old thing, but Billy Cobham, who wrote and arranged all cuts on the album, has managed to combine the electric energy with the more traditional in a complementary manner. This album, Total Eclipse, Cobham’s third, has much to offer to, those who have become bored as I have. By adding a horn and a saxaphone “section” to the requisite guitar, bass, ‘keyboards, and drums, the music has opened up. So it is that one can hear pieces reminiscent of Don Ellis’s band on Lunarpbtians, as well as the influence of Vince Guaraldi, the keyboards player, (musicon Peanut’s specials) on Milch0 Review. Each time one listens to the album, something new seems to jump out at you-it seems there must be something from, and for, everyone throughout the arrangements. Of course, Billy Cobham’s drums stand out, the rhythms flowing and changing in a never ending continuum. But oddly enough, his poorest contribution to the album, is a solo effort on Last Frontier, where one would expect the opposite. John Abercrombie adds the frills and electricity on guitar, but he mixes extremely well with the rest of the band, adding much to the totality of it. The presence of Randy Brecher (trum et and flugelhom) and Glenn Ferris (trombone) is a b Pessing, as their few solos prove to be the high points of the record. I should add, that apart from the scratch caused by a loose piece of vinyl in the cover, this record is surpris-

and welcome ’ to my nightmare Welcome To My Nightmare is Alice Cooper’s, (The man, not the band), first solo album. That is, the first album that he has done outside of the five man band that rose from-obscurity with Pretties For You, (a production that Frank Zappa helped put together), to a height of teenage popularity with their many “shock rock” theme shows. Their first breakthrough came with an album titled Love It To Death which included the songs “I’m Eighteen” and “Ballad of Dwight Fry”. It was also at this point when the band began to act out the songs on stage, Cooper putting himself into a straight jacket and other such devices. This was to lead into performing with his pet snake, decapitating manikins and hanging himself on stage. It all sold VCXY well, as can be seen in the record sales and box office receipts amassed by Alice Cooper. The last album of new music, Muscle of Love, was released almost a year and a half ago but was never followed by a tour. This resulted in a drop in popularity of the band. It seems that during that time the only news about the band were pieces on how Alice had become disheartened with the personnel and subsequently was putting together a solo album, and a tour, with new backup people. It should be mentioned that a Greatest Hits album was released last summer, but at best this only marked the end of the old Alice Cooper and the beginning of a different Cooper. I don’t know where the old band has gone since Alice left them however I’m sure that some people, (producer Bob Ezrin for one, and Alice another), are happy to see them gone. Apparently they were “hard to work with” and lacked a certain desirable ‘ ‘professionalism. ’’ Now, on to the solo Alice Cooper and Welcome To My Nightmare. He has put together a new tour by the same title, and by the time this paper reaches you it will have been at Toronto’s Maple Leaf Gardens on May 2. Also on April 25 there was a television special by the same name. Since both events occured before this issue of the chevron I’ll just hope that anyone interested was able to take in one or both shows. The album is produced by Toronto’s Bob Ezrin, a pretty talented man who’s records include Lou Reed’s Berlin and some earlier Alice Cooper. He is now also working with Procul Harum, in an attempt to bring this band up to the status that they deserve. Ezrin is a man to be respected and his musical expertise can be heard on Welcome To My Nightmare. AS stated before Cooper is backed by a band of totally new musicians, people who ‘have never appeared on previous Alice-Cooper albums. The talent of these people is certainly not in question, for this is the most musically complex album that Cooper has ever released. It is also the best music that he has ever put together. The music includes some genuinely good guitar work, drumming and keyboards. It also introduces some new sounds for Cooper, such as synthesizers, a harmonium and even a harpsichord. The use of effects such as echo, fuzz boxes and phasing of the sound is done with skill and taste. Alice


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himself shows better voice control than previously, adding another new dimension to his music. It is an area that needed improvement and he seems to recognize this. The result is a much improved sound. It is a music encompassing a wide variety of sounds and styles. For example, the typical Alice Cooper “bizarre” sound is found on cuts like “Devil’s Food and Black Widow.” A rock sound comes out on “Some Folks, Cold Ethyl and Escape”, while a cut titled “Only Women Bleed” is a slow moving ballad. The whole second side appears to be a story about a youth named Steven. However if you are looking for a readable story that may be impossible. The songs are tied together either because they are talking about Steven, and his generation, or else Steven is doing the talking. After that little sense can be made out of the lyrics.. Alice Cooper has his hand in writing each of the songs, yet none of them are written solely by him. For example, Bob Ezrin takes partial credit on 7 out of 11 cuts. A guitarist, Dick Wagner, has a similar record for-co-writing the songs on this album. Of particular interest is the cut “Devil’s Food” which is written by Cooper, Ezrin, and of all people, Kelly Jay, 1 of crowbar fame. Other surprises include backup vocals by The Summerhill Children’s Choir, a very pleasant addition to the changing Alice Cooper. Even more surprisingis the narration by Vincent Price, who is billed as a “Special Guest Star.” His purpose is to give us a tour through a menagerie of poisonous insects, climaxing at the Black Widow spider. It is hard to say why he did this piece, but perhaps Vincent simply needed a job. Anyway this is one piece of the album which didn’t appeal to me. A final point to note is the fact that part of this album was-recorded at Toronto’s Soundstage studio. This explains why this city has seen so much of Alice Cooper lately. Perhaps Toronto has a chance to establish high quality studios, now that some respected people have begun to use these facilities. Alice Cooper, and Welcome To My

Nightmare, is still in the, ‘ ‘for special tastes only”, category however, this album is his best yet and is one that shows major musical improvements. Certainly his total concept has not radically changed, but at least he has improved his integrity as a writer and a musician. -bill

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in ihe heavy traffic Despite numerous personnel changes and the resulting lack of cohesiveness among the members of the band, Traffic continues to release consistently excellent and unique compositions. The original band (Winwood, Capaldi, Wood and Mason) was formed in 1967 and produced three albums before disbanding in 1968 to pursue individual aspirations. The music contained in these three albums is some of the very best to emerge from the late sixties. After a few years of musical frustration, Winwood, Capaldi and Wood reunited to compose a most rewarding album, John Barleycorn Must- Die. Four more albums were produced while the band was unders going constant changes in its membership, which included adding a couple of Muscle Shoals session men and Reebop Xwaku i Baah on congas. For various personal reasons the band returned to a four-man group which was made up’of the original three remaining members and Jamaican bassist Roscoe Gee. It is with this new lineup that Traffic introduces its tenth album, When the Eagle Fiies.

The reduction in the band’s size to four men has in no way impaired the group’s creative abilities, although some obvious changes in sound and direction have taken

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haven’t been satisfied with anything since then, except perhaps John Barleycom. Sometimes now, I’ve got the feeling that things won’t last much longer, but more often I think that we’ll go on for quite some time . . .” The best thing about Jim Capaldi’s second solo album Whale Meat Again is the skill displayed by the musicians he has gathered together. Several Muscle Shoals session men, including Roger Hawkins and David Hood who played with Traffic for some time ) contribute excellent musical talent to embellish Capaldi’s somewhat weak lyrics and vocals. Jimmy Johnson and Barry Becket are, extremely good on lead guitar and piano,and the Muscle Shoals Horns provide a solid backing as well. The title tune sounds like something from Lennon’s Imagine album, and its didactic lyrics, like those of most of the songs on the album, do not warrant printed inclusion. If you can disregard the weak lyrics and ignore a very sexist cover poem, you will find the excellent music provided by the backup band well worth the trouble. krian

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’ ‘Violence, threats, blackmail, provoca/ tion, intimidation; ! extortion, discriminaQuebec. once-the Liberals’ solid bulwark. tars ; consultants, labour leaders, political tion, sabotage, corruption, influence pedisnow holed-up in a Trappist monasiery inof support. - organizers and anyone else who stood to 3 dling, electoral complicity, bribery, deal; - Oka, Quebec, writing his memoirs, The, Liberals, and Premier Robert get a pieceof the now estimated $12 billion ings and all sorts of compromising situamemoirs that would cause a lot of grief to ~Bourassa in particular, also are havingbudget. Then Indianiights were trampled tions..... illegal lotteries, loan sharking, the ruling Liberals. upon, resulting in a’long and unpleasant problems-because of their image of weak _bootlegging, drug peddling.. . . ’ - ’ Must believe these rumours are more and vacillating leadership. Bourassa’s decourt case. Then there was a labour-ramii Those, in the’ words of Judge (Small _akin to blackmail, directed at the<Liberals tractors -and there are’ an awful lot of page which destroyed the main con. Claims Court) Robert Cliche, former to ease the pressure. Although he was them these days -accuse him of being&rstruction site and-caused a $35 million, one Quebec ,NDP leader, are a few of the things forced to resign his government positions, decisivei shallow and unprincipled. The year delay. And now there are Heamy tales uncovered in- his inquiry into the Quebec the Liberal party continues to pay him government is vietied as a nest of patron- i of -patronage and collusion emerging. Not . construction industry.. An& the names $1’,006a month <plus h5s and Jean Jacques age and nepotism. the least of these involved the atiarding of Cote’s legal fees for their appearancesbeturned up weren’t limited to industry offiBourassa at times tries to m&y or-cater _ - the main contract to Bechtel, the world’s cials and-union men. They included Liberal fore the Crime Inquiry, the Cliche probe to- his critics by alternately soundinglike a ’ - largest engineering company, a company ’ party- cabinet ;r?inisters 5backbenchers and T and -before the courts. (Cote and Gagnon involved in scandal and corruption-in the firm nationalist and a staunch federalist. orgamzers and civil servants. The Cliche ’ also face obstrt&ion of jus tice-charges, in U.S., India, Egypt and just about everyconnection with a South Shore gambling ” . This, of cour&, fails to impress either PQ commission report released in the early. or the federalists’ in Quebec, where else it operates. . supporters part, of May, a month of bleak prospects house operated by Nicolas Diorio and particularly the English who have become All inall, the Quebec Liberals appear to . and little solace for the provincial Liberals. Frank Dasti,-the latter now serving 20 _ -be in poor shape. Even old respectable disenchanted with almost years in the U.S. for heroin and cocaine _ thoroughly Aside from the construction report, the Intypes ,-like Gerard Filion -a sort of uncle everyone. Y quiry into Organized Crime was due to smuggling.) figure to the Quiet, Revolution Liberals of And then there’s the controversy over . Supposedly,. Bourassas strong. suit is re-commence public hearingsaor the first and former president of economics and bread and butter “‘issues. . Jean Lesage, . time open to TV cameras and radio. And the language issue, and Bill 22. Bill 22 was Unfortunately, that suit doesn’t appear to Marine-Industries (owned jointly by the . then there’s the influence-peddling designed to undercut the Parti Quebedbis, Quebec-government and the Simards, be terribly strong‘these days. The James trial of Rene .Gagnon, a key Liberal orby giving the Liberals-the image-as stout ’ Bay deal, the project of the century as Bourassa’s inlaws), and prior to that pubganizer and former aide to two’ cabinet defenders of the French language and, conBourassa calls it, was intended to be to _ lisher of Le Devoid during Duplessis’ ministers, including the late-, Pierresequently, the French Canadian nation. time-have -their - troubles. For example,. Laporte.-Unfortunately, the bill proved to be some- Quebec what the Aswan kigh Dam was to Marine IndusiEies is being dragged before Gagnoa, whose name has b,een linked in ’ -Egypt, a project that would-capture the &at of an abortionIt failed to satisfy the courts in the dredging scandal. imagination of -the whole population. But various inquiries to bribery and under-nationalists on the-education issue. Nor did -2-. The Liberals are losing friends fast, World figures,& said to be extre-mely disit satisfy-the trade unions and their allies on . James Bay has turned sour. First of all, the project failed to grab the 2, L Even La Presse, owned by Paulmsmarais enchanted with seeing his. career ruined! the language of work issue. It did however imagination of a.nyone except the contracand Po_wer Corporation, a good Liberal H‘e has floated rumours to the effect that he manage tofurther alienate the English of

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outfit, have turned against Bourassa.’ Editor-publisher Roger Lemlin, author of “The Plouffe Family”, let loose with an unusual front page editorial, treating the Premier in terms similar to those directed at Saigon’s President Thieu in his final days. In the midst of all this shelling, the Liberal party of Quebec is holding a series of regional and party conferences devoted to the theme of “The Family”. Yes, the family. Unfortunately, most Liberal militants seemed more preoccupied with the party’s image an.d demanded to know when all the + “enquetes” were going to stop. The premier and his various cabinet ministers invariably reply that “the Quebec govemment is the only government in Canada that investigates itself,” citing this as proof of its basic honesty. At a recent party conference in La Mauricie, the region around Trois Rivieres, Liberal militants demanded that all inquiries be held behind closed doors. Another complained that “at the moment we have a Justice Minister who treats us all like bandits. ’ ’ The new Liberal party president Claude Desrosiers, who now says he won’t seek a second term, said that maybe the Liberal party was a bit “masochist” but ‘ ‘since we are involved, and if we call them (the inves. tigators) to order, the population will say we are trying to hide something.” Another militant, according to a story in Le Devoir, complained about the comportment of the members of the National Assembly in Quebec City, referring not just to their ethics; quite simply, some of them are a disgrace even to the Liberal party. Creditiste leader Fabien Roy blames it on alcohol and on several occasions asked that the bar in the parliamentary cafe be closed. The Liberals, with lOOout of 110 members, have a lot of backbenchers who don’t have much to do except get into deals and drink. During the Official Language Bill debate, for instance, one Liberal backbencher, red faced and shouting, fell to the floor when he missed his seat. All this has combined to create a political vacuum in Quebec, a vacuum which numerous people and political groups are manoeuvring to fill. Bourassa himself is a consummate politician, in spite of appearances, and. a man who has grown to enjoy political power. A recent visitor to Bourassa reports that the premier feels he is being isolated, attacked from all sides and that the people are turning against him. He told the visitor that the only thing left for him is ‘ ‘une fuite en avant, ’ ’ meaning literally a flight in advance, or that he has to take new initiatives to keep a few steps ahead of his political enemies. He hinted that this might take the form of some new constitutional fight with Ottawa. Some observers in Quebec feel that he may embark on a constitutional confrontation in order later to opt for some form of Quebec autonomy, in a desperate attempt to cut the Parti Quebecois off at the pass. There are reports that the premier and P.rime Minister Trudeau met recently in Montreal and that the latter outlined his hope to bring a new constitution to Canada before he’s finished with federal politics, one of his dreams for posterity. Apparently, according to these reports, Bourassa turned down Trudeau’s proposal and the prime minister blew up. They parted company in a huff, or perhaps huffs is a better term. This meeting was followed by various forays of federal ministers such as Pelletier and Marchand into Quebec talking about, a ,

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“crisis of leadership” in the province. There were rumours that the federal Liberals were seeking ways of deposing Bourassa and pushing somebody more acceptable, like Marc Lalonde, as Quebec Liberal leader. Meanwhile, some Quebec cabinet mimsters appear to be preparing for the future. Finance Minister Raymond Garneau, who recently brought down a new budget featuring popular tax cuts, made some peculiar remarks during the debate on the Speech from the Throne. He was full of praise for Paul Desrochers, talking about his having rendered great service. to the collectivity. This could be interpreted as him feeling there’s a leadership race coming up. -Francois Cloutier, the education minister and the man who presented Bill 22, during the same debate praised Canada’s, bilingual efforts. It is said he’s angling for the Canadian Ambassadorship .to France, to be closer to his chateau in Issertieux. It seems he wants out of politics and wants to live in France and retire to the little French village where he’s known as Le Chatelain d’Issertieux and is a big wheel along with his buddy, the local Gaullist deputy. However, there are rumours Gerard Pelletier is after the same job. Cloutier may have to settle for becom&g Quebec delegategeneral in Paris. At the same time, there’s a new crop of Wagner rumours” afloat in the province, Wagner wants the Conservative party leadership after Stanfield leaves, but is said to be worried about Alberta’s Premier Lougheed, who’s busily taking one-houra-day French courses. He feels that he may not be able to beat Lougheed, if the sheik decides to run. I In a recent trip through Quebec, Wagner also spoke about a crisis of leadership in the province. A reporter asked him: ‘ ‘What about Bourassa?” and Wagner replied: “I was speaking about leaders .” Wagner claimed the province was adrift. When he spoke at the Canadian Credit Institute in Montreal, it was vintage Wagner, as he was before he shed his crew cut and opted for a Kennedy image. “The family,” he said, “along with respect for others, respect for laws, work, discipline and what else have become folklore . . .we have a dehumanized society where moral ambivalence reigns and in whit h efficiency has become a God at the cost of the most damnable sacrifices, including immorality and amorality. ’ ’ He made it clear he was referring to Quebec in particular.’ Maurice Bellemare, leader of the nearly defunct Union Nationale party is reported to have offered Wagner the UN leadership on a platter, in the hopes of launching an alliance and a new party composed of UN, Creditiste and Conservative elements. Should Wagner attempt to seek some provincial mandate, or even if he decides to go for the federal Tory leaders hip, his slogan will be “Peace, Order and Justice-there is no peace without order, no order without justice. ” The Creditistes remain in disarray. Fabien Roy, one of their two MNA’s, apparently now leans toward the Bellemare proposed coalition, mainly because his arch rival Camil Samson, the other Sacred MNA, is making off with the party. Yvon Dupuis’ Parti Presidentiel is going nowhere, while former Creditiste president Armand Bois has founded a new party called the Parti Reformateur. Quebec Cre- 1 ditistes now have more factions and options than Italian Maoists. That leaves the P*which is what alot of people are saying all the time.

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Here’s your chance to join .the mounti&! You can take an effective role in society. Look around. you. Foreigners are everywtiere. Immigration is causing problems. Communists are everywhere! The Indians are getting restless again. Labour is pushing the country into depression. Students are organizing. So, if you’i/e got what it takes, you can solve these problems . . l

...and don’t forget about Quebec

Member: Canadian university press (CUP). The chevron is typeset by members of the workers union of dumont press graphix (CNTU) and published by the federation of students incorporated, university of Waterloo. Content is the sole responsibility of the chevron editorial staff. Offices are located in the campus centre; (519) 885-l 660, or university local 2331. 3 Ahaa, summer is here, but low ?nd behold the universities arenot turning on the air condition; ers until later this summer. Captain cutback strikes again! The next time you’re sitting in a sweltering classroom and the temperature reaches 85 degrees, (who knows what it is in .-centigrade) think of billy davis, write him a letter and tell him how much you’re enjoying the summer months at UW. The chevron was bustling with activity this week. Thanks to ian rawlinga, brian amos, john morris, denis andre, loris gervasio, chri,s hugbs, diane ritza (my god it’s hot), Sylvia, michael gordon, henry hess, randy hannigan, john carter, jason, and bill mccrea for all giving us a hand with this week’s chevron, until next friday, enjoy, enjoy the heat. .

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Stockyard- market’ While there are not too market each Thursday than those found in the can find anything from The market is located

many real bargains around in the way of food these days, the weekly farmer’s at the Waterloo stockyards provides the buyer with somewhat lower prices supermarkets. Food, although isn’t the only commodity being sold. A person goslings, to clothing with cattle, goats, pigs, horses and chickens thrown in. -_ on highway 85 where Weber St. joins the highway.

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