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ired by controversy, complaints and allegations of corruption, the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance general election roused the attention of those seeking office and students trying to cast their ballot in a democratic election. The election had been scrapped once last month due to broken policies and the previous byelection saw hundreds of students disenfranchised with no resolution. Students voted through referendum to leave the Ontario Undergraduate Students’ Alliance and opted to used the remaining space in the former pub, the rest of which has been allocated to the Bookstore, as a new restaurant. Unofficial results show that a total of 16,495 votes were cast for executive positions with an average of roughly 2,750 votes per position and 717 votes cast per candidate. While elections for faculty representatives, board of directors, board of governors, senate and referendums faced little problems, one member of the electoral monitoring committee, who wished to remain anonymous, said there was issues with executive elections and the disqualification of candidates. DISQUALIFICATIONS “There have been complaints [about] executive positions, [which] have been dealt with by [chief returning officer Ebenezer Fordjour], and are going to EMC,” explained the member,

adding that decisions regarding disqualifications would be made by Thursday when council votes on the election report. Disqualified candidates include Cameron Gray running for vicepresident social, Caroline Jacobson for president, Jordan Renaud for vice-president administration and Mahmoud Shahwan for vice-president university affairs. These candidates were informed an hour before the UWSA Rock the Vote event at MYNT nightclub last Thursday that they had been disqualified; more than one explained that Fordjour chose not to include justifications for disqualification. “No reasoning was given to me for why I was disqualified,” explained Shahwan, who received an e-mail listing broken UWSA election policy bylaws rather than explaining how the bylaws were broken. “... I was expecting to receive an e-mail telling me exactly why it had happened.” APPEALS Renaud, a former deputy returning officer and CRO, finds it “faulty and invalidating” to not tell disqualified candidates what they were being penalized for. “By not giving the candidates [and] withholding that information, it makes it impossible to properly appeal.” Candidates had 48 hours following the election to submit an appeal. Election policy states submissions must be made in writing, but the matter was complicated by the fact that the election’s website stated that submissions could be made by e-mail.

BROKEN POLICIES While the anonymous EMC member wouldn’t comment upon whether Fordjour had followed proper policies when disqualifying candidates, the member did say that “going forward, it’s certainly something that needs to be addressed in future elections.” Polls closed last Thursday at 9 p.m. and multiple candidates have complained that Fordjour didn’t adequately address the best route to submit an appeal during the Easter weekend as the university was effectively shutdown. At the time of publication, Fordjour has yet to post election results in a public space. While photographs of unofficial election results were uploaded to Facebook, election policy states that the results must be affixed outside of the UWSA head office. The Lance obtained photographic evidence that the CRO had failed to post election results at the student centre 24 hours following the close of polls. “There was no list about the candidates posted at the UWSA office before the elections,” said UWSA student administrative clerk Alicia Trepanier, who added that a list wasn’t posted during elections nor following elections. Renaud believes that Fordjour should have better promoted the election, that the EMC should have done more to ensure that Fordjour was held accountable SEE ‘STUDENTS’ O4 w

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The Harper government has been muzzling scientists in many federal institutions, including Environment Canada, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Natural Resources Canada, the National Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Department of National Defence. The problem has come to the media forefront again with the passing of new federal regulations. A complaint filed on Feb. 20 to Canada’s information commissioner stated that federal government policy forces “scientists to jump through hoops before speaking with the media,” which breaches the Access to Information Act. A 26-page report contained 100 pages of appendices outlining numerous examples of supposed muzzling. It’s about time that something has been done to stop the muzzling of public servants when their work appears to run afoul of government platforms. Governments have platforms to guide the country. They have a responsibility to govern on the platform which was presented to the electorate. What governments don’t have is the right to stifle debate and discussion when they fear the work of public servants could counter their own internal platforms and plans. And it’s not just scientists. The government decreed that federal librarians who attend classrooms, conferences or speak at public meetings are taking part in “high risk” activities which may provide a risk to Library and Archives Canada. These events will now need to be cleared by managers. Give me a break. To make matters worse, in an Orwellian turn of events, the new code of conduct conferred upon librarians stresses the fact that federal employees have a “duty of loyalty” to the “duly elected government.” While all public servants certainly are intimately connected to the government, to make such assertions is reminiscent of a cold, controlled and closed society. The question truly becomes: Why would a government want to silence its scientists and librarians? The first part of the question is quite obvious. Scientists conduct science and there is a lot of science which condemns current government programs and agendas (think Alberta tar sands and global warming). Silencing librarians could be effective if an administration was seeking to limit the promulgation of information, as the key role of librarians is to guard over information of all forms and help advance society on all fronts through their work.

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Political pictures on Facebook stir up trouble

FAIZAMIRZA news editor __________________________


mages posted by a University of Windsor student group on Facebook are being considered by some as hate speech and anti-Semitic. One photo, posted by the school’s Palestinian Solidarity Group, equated a Nazi flag with the Israeli flag. Another showed a caricature of a Jewish man with a negative connotation. The pictures were removed after they were reported to university authorities. Curtis Makish, clubs co-ordinator of the University of Windsor Students’ Alliance, said, “It was brought to my attention by the director of student life that their office had received a complaint about anti-Semitic images on Windsor’s Palestinian Solidarity Group’s page.” “The Office of Human Rights, (Equity and Accessibility) got a hold of me about it and I said I

will speak to the student group so we set up a meeting.” During the meeting with the group, Makish found out that it was not current PSG members that had posted the images. “It was their vice-president of communication at that time. He basically had sole control over their Facebook page and as far as I know still does, even though he stepped down.” Mahmoud Shahwan, who is being alleged as the sole moderator of the Facebook page denies all charges levelled against him and said that, “There was one problematic picture that was posted but I am not sure who posted that picture as at that time there were about six content creators or so and then I took the responsibility to remove that picture after it came to our attention.” Makish later attended PSG’s annual general meeting and explained “that this kind of thing discredits what the organization is about.”

Mohammed Almoayad, president of PSG, condemned anti-Semitism and said, “PSG was not in full control of the Facebook page when those two posts were made. At our general meeting, the PSG voted unanimously to apologize for the posts and develop a stricter Facebook policy which is yet to be implemented because we actually still don’t have control of the page.” According to Makish, the university does not consider Facebook specifically to be part of university. However, if students use the university’s Internet or services to post anything on Facebook that is considered hate speech or along those lines, it’s considered a student conduct issue depending on where and when the content was posted. “That is something that I don’t think a lot of students realize. Anything like that you post or upload using university’s services, you can be held responsible for it. If you post a

hate speech type Facebook post or Twitter post ... and if people complain and it can be investigated and determined based on IP address, time or whatever else, you can be facing student conduct issues,” added Makish. Kaye Johnson, director of Human Rights, Equity and Accessibility, highlighted the policy which relates to the examples of prohibited behaviours. The policy addresses, “displaying or distributing racist/sexist derogatory or otherwise offensive materials or graffiti; displaying or distributing derogatory pictures or cartoons.” “Both the clubs co-ordinator and I met with members of the PSG executives to discuss the issue. They understood how it had crossed the line from their intended political statement, and agreed that it was inappropriate,” said Johnson. Makish also said that a similar incident had happened with UWSA’s Facebook page earlier where one member became the

sole content creator. “The Facebook in all honesty is new compared to our traditional stuff and we can’t exactly police Facebook entirely. It’s just too daunting a task,” said Makish. However, Almoayad believes that the UWSA and administration need to have mechanisms to keep individuals in groups accountable with regards to the enforcement of constitutions and the student code of conduct. “The entire executive [board] was extremely frustrated at how helpless we were to do anything about losing control of our own page and the actions of one person.” “When I spoke to the clubs coordinator, it was obvious how almost nothing could be done about our constitution and the will of the executives not being followed,” added Almoayad.

Student helps hospital go green FAIZAMIRZA news editor __________________________


master’s student in environmental engineering is leading initiatives at Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital to reduce its ecological footprints. Taylor Purdy, who has worked as an environmental services student at the hospital since April 2012, is leading two of the hospital’s most strategic environmental initiatives. “I worked at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance ... throughout my entire undergraduate degree. I started working on their recycling on the side. I noticed that they were having some issues with recycling so I started with it and really loved it,” said Purdy. Purdy got involved with Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital’s environmental projects after speaking with Edwin Tam, assistant dean, student affairsWINONE. “He told me that he was previously contacted by Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital and they wanted somebody to help

them with their waste. It was just a perfect fit. They were looking for someone and I was looking for a hospital to be able to do my research at.” Purdy is currently creating an environmental management system, a set of processes and initiatives that the hospital can undertake to control its solid waste. One of her first initiatives at the hospital entailed converting food waste into organic fertilizers. The hospital has two machines and they can each convert 250 pounds of food waste into organic fertilizer overnight. “Every day at the hospital, we are converting 500 pounds of food waste into fertilizers so that is 500 pounds that is not going into landfills every day, accumulating to 83 tons a year,” Purdy said. The organic fertilizer is donated to Food Matters Windsor-Essex, a non-profit organization that grows produce for people in Windsor-Essex who otherwise cannot afford to buy it.

It is important for engineers to take initiatives with respect to eco-friendly projects because they use technology to meet the needs of society


One of Purdy’s other initiatives includes recycling of blue wraps which are used to wrap surgical instruments. Previously, the blue wraps were being thrown into the garbage despite being recyclable. So Purdy found a company that would recycle them. “These wraps would never break down in landfills. They would just stay there for eternity so by not putting them into landfills, we are helping a lot,” she said. According to Purdy, through this initiative, the hospital is able to divert 43 tons of plastic from landfills every year and the hospital also gets a rebate from the recyclers. Purdy has

more environmental projects in the works for the hospital, and said the hospital will release details of it publicly this week. Nancy Wilkes, director of environmental services for the hospital, said, “Taylor brings new insight and a fresh approach to environmental management within the healthcare setting. These initiatives support our organizational waste reduction plans and help drive a greener and more sustainable operation.” Wilkes thinks the sooner we engage students in environmental initiatives, the more likely they will be to act responsibly with the planet’s resources. “Each generation is finding new ways in which

to minimize the impact that we make on our environment and the resulting outcomes are dependent on their dedication to a greener planet.” Paul Henshaw, environmental advocate at the university, said, “It is important for engineers to take initiatives with respect to eco-friendly projects because they use technology to meet the needs of society. As society becomes more aware, concerned and willing to pay for a clean environment, engineers must design technology for this requirement.” Henshaw also believes that the alternatives must be convenient, economical, aesthetically pleasing and people need to be educated as to why an alternative way of doing things is good for the environment and good for the user. “If sustainability is going to permeate every aspect of our future lives then we really should teach all of our students what is sustainability and how it applies to their discipline,” added Henshaw.




Students question UWSA election


FROM COVER u and adhered to bylaws, that campaign finance regulations should have been better explained to candidates and that more supervision was required by Fordjour. “It’s my understanding that the CRO, regardless of other things, has been mostly absent from the office, [and] would respond to e-mails [late],” explained Renaud. “As CRO, every day and every hour is vital [and] to not respond to e-mails for 72 hours, that’s a problem.” The Lance identified 28 UWSA election policies and seven UWSA general policies which may have been broken or ignored during the course of the election. The Lance reached out to Fordjour to comment upon on the allegations of election misconduct. Fordjour deferred the questions until Thursday’s UWSA council meeting. Despite the fact that the meeting is public, a Facebook post at 10 p.m. Monday night by the CRO’s account stated that “only council will be privilege to these full details listed above, first.” When asked a series of questions pertaining to the election, Fordjour responded that his office “has many priorities, and meeting your journalistic deadlines is not one of them.” Mohammad Akbar, who was recently elected to the newly created vice-president external position, explained that while many policies are “up to the CRO’s discretion” that “if there’s actual rules violations, that’s something that needs to be looked at and that should be brought to council.” CAMPAIGN FINANCES A major point of contention during the election centred around campaign finances. Election policy states that executive candidates have a $300 spending limit of which up to 66 per cent can be reimbursed. Many candidates have come to The Lance saying that the policy was not enforced. “There was no real limit on how much you could spend, just how much you could be reimbursed by the organization,” explained Brandon Baioff, who ran for vicepresident finance. He said there was a “limit on the physical items that you could have.” Multiple candidates also expressed that the CRO failed to collect or demand receipts from candidates demonstrating proof of payment and cost of campaign items. Council voted on Feb. 14 to scrap the requirement of candidates collecting nominations from students to run in the election saying that doing so could open the door to pre-campaigning. This opened the flood gates to more candidates than in previous years. Reimbursement for candidates—

66 per cent of $300 for executives, $200 for a campus-wide position and $100 for a segment position— combined with the influx of new candidates means that more UWSA money this year was handed out to those running for office. ISSUES WITH VOTING Multiple students reached out to The Lance explaining that they had difficulty voting and in at least one instance a part-time student was able to vote in the election, which is exclusive to full-time students. Sarah Passingham was unable to vote in the election and received a notification on the election website saying she had voted when she had not. “I contacted [Fordjour] who tried to fix it for me, said it was fixed, though it wasn’t when I tried it and then suggested I use another computer to vote,” explained Passingham. “By then, it was late on the 28th, so I was never actually able to vote.” Part-time student Joey Acott attempted to vote out of curiosity and found that while he was able to cast a ballot for the majority of contests, that only two of his selections didn’t save and were rightfully not counted. “I was shocked and just thought my friends were wrong about [part-time students being unable to vote],” said Acott. “I wouldn’t be surprised if someone messed with the system.” Other students have come forward with allegations that they couldn’t vote and felt like they had lost their opportunity to effectively participate in the election. Executive director of Information Technology Services Bala Kathiresan explained that his department has yet to receive a formal complaint regarding the electronic aspects of voting and that the department “needs to know the specifics” to “investigate these types of complaints.” HACKING Students have alleged in private to The Lance that several newly elected executive members have ties to Student Operated Computing Resources and could have had the ability to affect electoral results. SOCR is a student-funded computing resource group that offers web hosting, shell access and other technical services.

OVERSIGHT Outgoing vice-president administration Alyssa Atkins attempted to help with the execution of the elections but was rebuffed by both Fordjour and council.



“I came to the CRO right at the beginning of elections with a lot of ideas, [but] throughout the process he kept pushing me aside,” said Atkins. During a Feb. 7 UWSA council meeting which saw members attempt to fire Fordjour, Atkins volunteered to take over the duties of CRO as her portfolio contains oversight of elections. “At that time, I told council that I was more than happy to take on the duty of the CRO and would have a very experienced DRO. Council chose to keep the CRO, at which point he pushed back even further … I tried to get involved.” Atkins also noted that Fordjour repeatedly missed scheduled meetings with her without providing justification and upon asking when EMC meetings were being held she “never got straight answers. I was told that EMC meetings were private and confidential and that I wasn’t welcome at them.”





At the March 15 UWSA board meeting, Fordjour proposed a $2,000 raise for himself and a $425 raise for the DRO. The salary of the CRO is $6,000 and $2,000 for the DRO. “He said that he had experienced a higher work load than past CROs because of all of the societies in the election that had run, and the volume of the byelection and the general election,” explained Atkins. She said the “board decided it wasn’t appropriate” but did however grant the raise to the DRO citing the fact the current salary wasn’t at par with last year’s wage. Ken Lewenza, president of the Canadian Autoworkers’ Union, explained that preserving the integrity of elections is of the utmost importance and that “the only thing that we get in our elections are whether the election campaign [and] the candidates were ethical, and that’s hard to determine … there’s all kinds of accusations.”

Kathiresan explained that while SOCR’s servers are located in IT Services, many other organizations and clubs have similar servers. He added that club members must identify themselves and sign into a log book before gaining access.

“The reality is, anybody who screws around with democracy [to] predetermine an election … it’s not really democracy,” said Lewenza. “It’s supposed to be an open, transparent process and everybody is supposed to have the same access to electability as everybody else.”

“I checked the log and nobody has been here since March 2, of 2013,” said Kathiresan, adding there is no overlapping of access to servers and that SOCR can access only their server.

The CRO will present the official election report on Thursday, April 4 to the UWSA council for approval. The meeting is in Toldo Health Education Building, room 203, at 5:30 p.m.








UWSA ELECTION TIMELINE council attempts to fire CRO/cancels election: Feb. 7

council votes to scrap nomination requirement: Feb. 14

last time that SOCR accessed the ITS server room: March 2

election recalled; nominations open: Feb. 25 - March 6

PRIYA DAS CLEARED OF HACKING Several students alleged to The Lance that Priya Das, who was running for president, had hacked into fellow presidential candidate Caroline Jacobson’s e-mail account following an open-letter Das posted online to The Lance and student body, which contained private communication between Jacobson and university chief communication officer Holly Ward. Ward explained to The Lance that she forwarded a private e-mail from Jacobson to Das which addressed concerns pertaining to Das’ use of uncredited university promotional material in a campaign video. The video has since been removed from the YouTube. “I forwarded over Caroline’s e-mail [to Priya],” said Ward. “I was in discussion with Priya … and that was just part of my e-mail explaining that it was a serious matter and that it (the video) needed to come down. She eventually complied.”

CRO requests 20 per cent ($2,000) raise: March 15

rescheduled poster night: March 17

campaign period for referendum: March 10 March 23

all-candidates meeting: March 7

poster night for candidates: March 15


4.4. - The CRO setting the election schedule and presenting it to council 4.5. - The CRO must present positions running in the election, relevant parts of constitution and bylaws, the elections policy and additional rules that will apply to the election 4.7. - Council must pass 4.4 and 4.5 before an election can be held 5.10.3. - A list of all candidates must be posted outside of the head office by the CRO within 24 hours of the All Candidates Meeting 6.9. - All campaign materials require a receipt demonstrating proof of payment 6.9.1. - The CRO is to provide expense allocation forms to candidates 6.10.1. - The CRO must make a copy of the expense allocation form after each approval of specific campaign materials 6.13. - There are penalties for candidates campaigning outside of campaign period 6.15.2. - There are penalties for councilors, directors, officers, employees or volunteers of the UWSA would

posting of unofficial results due: March 29

campaign period candidates: March 17 March 23

voting days: March 26 - 28

all-candidates forum: March 20

Rock the Vote: March 28, 9:30 p.m. winners announced

campaign outside of campaign period 6.15.3. - The appeal process 7.1. - Voting days must be free from campaigning 7.1.1. - Campaign materials must be removed prior to voting days 7.5. - Polls must be constructed to allow privacy for the voter 7.8. - The CRO and DRO must supervise the conduct of candidates, the CRO itself and make rulings necessary to preserve or restore the integrity and proper conduct of the election 9.1. - The CRO must enforce campaign limits 9.2. - There are different campaign limits for positions 10.1. - Oversight of the election by the vice-president administration 10.2.4. - Penalties will be imposed on nominees who campaign during nomination period 10.3.8. - The CRO must make available the election rules to all candidates prior to the campaign period 10.3.10. - The CRO must post the names of all candidates at UWSA head office 10.3.11. - The CRO may make rulings on what constitutes campaigning 10.3.12. - The CRO may eliminate campaigning or impose penalties 10.3.13. - The CRO must approve every campaign

CRO defers questions from The Lance until next council meeting: April 1

last day to appeal results: March 30,11 p.m. via e-mail

presentation of election report to council: April 4

material 10.3.14. - The CRO must apply an expense amount to each campaign material 10.3.15. - The CRO must update expenditure forms 10.3.16. - The CRO must ensure candidates adhere to campaign limits 10.3.20. - The CRO must ensure that polls are properly staffed and supervised 12.3. - If there’s a security breach of the voting system, an emergency meeting must be held between the CRO and EMC to review the issue and a unanimous vote must be obtained for the election to proceed

UWSA Bylaw 80: Elections

1.3.1. - Candidates must be in good standing with the university 3.1. - The CRO shall oversee elections in accordance with constitution and applicable bylaws, policies and resolutions 3.3. - The CRO and EMC are responsible for administering elections policies 4.1.7. - The CRO shall post election results of voting within 24 hours 5.1.1. & 5.1.2.- Appeals must be submitted within 48 hours - All appeals must be submitted in writing

New parking mechanism aims to improve system

JAYVERSPEELT lance reporter __________________________


utdated parking enforcement practices finds local government in a neverending cycle of ticketing, fine payments and parking enforcement, reads official-looking guerilla stickers plastered on some downtown parking meters. Despite the sarcastic stickers, unpaid parking tickets remains a problem in Windsor.

Stickers challenging the purpose of parking meters have appeared on the devices downtown • photo Jay Verspeelt

City council updated the way it will handle the collection of fines with those who want to fight their tickets at its March 25 executive committee meeting. This July, they will introduce the Administrative Penalty System, which will reduce or eliminate court times for those who wish to challenge their parking tickets. “The point of parking meters isn’t to create revenue, the point is [to] create turnover in a business area,” said John Wolfe, manager of traffic operations for the city. “One year the DWBIA (Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association) paid for free parking at every parking John Wolfe meter in the downtown area, all the employees parked at all the meters. Because it was free there was no turnover.” According a report from the city’s Traffic Operations division, in 2012, parking enforcement issued 91,000 parking tickets; 660 were set for trial.


point of parking meters isn’t to create revenue, the point is to create turnover in a business area JOHNWOLFE MANAGER OF TRAFFIC OPERATIONS

Trials happen once a month for a few hours, leading to a severe backlog in cases. After cases have been hanging in the court system for an extended period of time, judges dismiss the charges causing lost revenue and wasted money for the city. The report, presented at last week’s meeting, mentions that the city pays for all court room resources, which cost approximately $16,400 a year. “If you get a parking ticket now you go to court. When this new system is implemented you no longer go to court,” said Wolfe. “You fight it the same way if you want to dispute a ticket; you come into the office, there’s a review clerk who will set up an appointment with you and you explain why you don’t think you should have to pay.”

the system will function at a reduced price and will increase processing efficiency. “Courts are dealing with more serious issues than parking tickets,” said Wolfe. Last year, the city collected approximately $2.2 million in parking fines; however, public sentiment on the issue is not positive. “When it’s our taxes that pay for the streets we park on. It’s all a money game,” said Patrick Di Cesare, a Windsor resident. “The police have pools on who can get the most tickets, parking and otherwise, and even though that is morally wrong, it happens every day.”

With the new system, the clerk would decide if he wants to reduce, cancel or stay the ticket. If the ticket holder still protests they can order it for trial.

Although police can issue tickets, the city has a contract with the Commissionaires who handle parking enforcement. Others have their own ways of dealing with their parking fines.

The review clerk will now be replaced with a screening officer who will perform the same job. If the holder continues to protest, it will go to a hearing officer, who will replace the judge. Administrators believe

“People like me don’t pay them, and then when I renew my stickers on my birthday it’s a horrible birthday present to myself of having to pay them all at once,” said Ashley Boudreau, another Windsor resident.


Gender identity bill passes third reading in House of Commons

Canada’s House of Commons • photo courtesy

DEVINDROVER The Muse (Memorial University) __________________________

Code would outlaw hate speech advocating the genocide of groups distinguished by gender.

ST. JOHN’S (CUP) — A recently passed bill in the House of Commons will make discrimination on the grounds of gender identity prohibited, a move that is being celebrated by many.

The vote for what Conservative MP Rob Anders has in the past controversially labeled the “Bathroom Bill,” came down to 149-137, with 18 Tories joining members of the NDP, Liberals and the Bloc Quebecois to pass the legislation.

On March 20, the Canadian House of Commons passed Bill C-279, an act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code (Gender Identity).

The passing of this bill has been labeled a landmark in transgender rights by a number of LGBT and Pride groups across Canada, including Memorial University’s LGBT Society.

The bill would add gender identity as prohibited grounds for discrimination within the Human Rights Act. Furthermore, amendments to the Criminal

“[Bill C-279] is a great step forward in the equalization of rights for our trans brothers and sisters in the LGBT community. We’re even more

pleased to hear that there were senior cabinet members including John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Jim Flaherty, Finance Minister, who voted in favor of the motion,” said Noah Davis Power, director of external affairs for MUN LGBT. However, Davis Power says that the bill is far from perfect. “Unfortunately, the bill was amended from its original form by removing ‘gender expression,’” said Davis Power. “This just shows we still have some distance left to go before trans folk are expressly protected under the law and even more miles before they are accepted by society as a whole.” Gerry Rogers, MHA for St. John’s Centre, have been a

consistent advocate for gender identity and expression concerns within the provincial legislative. Just a day after the passing of the federal bill, Rogers proposed similar amendments at the provincial level. However, according to Minister of Justice Darin King, such change is not necessary. “As I have said many times [to Rogers], our current legislation around the provision of human rights for people in Newfoundland and Labrador provides for that same security and protection that the member is advocating for,” said King. “Currently, our legislation does not prohibit the protection of the individuals that the federal government referenced in their

legislation last night, and I will continue to monitor that.” However, many members of the LGTB community— including Davis Power— encourage Rogers to take a further step in her proposal and put forward a private members bill. “We are all excited to hear when Gerry puts forward the motion, and are glad to have her fighting in our corner,” said Davis Power. With the release of the budget, it will remain uncertain when and if Rogers will propose such a motion. However, if so, Newfoundland and Labrador will be joining the Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Ontario, and soon Quebec, in adopting similar amendments.

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DETROIT TIGERS HOME OPENER (Friday, April 5 @ 1 p.m., in Comerica Park, Detroit) Whether you are in Comerica Park to see Doug Fister toss the pitch the Tiger’s home opener in Detroit or you are anywhere downtown Detroit, you are part of the city’s unofficial beginning of spring and it looks like it’ll be a nice spring day too. The 113th season for the Tigers and the 13th at Comerica Park, kicks off at 1 p.m. vs. the New York Yankees. ($0-140,

Student protests inspires change to Lakehead law course OTTAWA (CUP) — Tensions are rising at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay over a newly proposed law program. Lakehead has put forward a proposal to incorporate an indigenous perspective to law in to their curriculum. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, as well as the Federation of Canadian Law Societies accepted their proposal, and plans are currently underway for the new law school for September of 2013. This would make it the first of its kind in Canada.

RECORD SHOW (Sunday, April 7 @ 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Villains Beastro) Loves of records rejoice, enter the vinyl frontier and get a seven-inch, it’s the Other Guy’s Record Show! A record swap meet, sale and hipster nerd-out over enough stacks of records to make Nick Hornby blush. This year, the MPs of the LP are meeting at Villains Beastro and bringing the live talents of Kelly (Mr. Chill) Hoppe and Greg Cox, a pair that like vinyl so much they even pop, hiss and crack live. ($5 ATG) TALKING DERBY & WHISKY SOUR CITY BOOK LAUNCHES (Wednesday, April 10 @ 7 p.m., Caboto Club) Talking Derby, by Kate “Pain Eyre” Hargreaves is a love letter to the sport of roller derby. Pain Eyre takes readers behind the scenes, both on and off the track, into the world of women’s flat-track roller derby. Her vignettes play with language and humour, incorporating the sport’s unique terminology and culture, as well as a glimpse into the very real athleticism and powerful friendships of its players. Black Moss Press and UWindsor’s editing and publishing practicum present Talking Derby: Stories From a Life on Eight Wheels, along with a new poem anthology, Whisky Sour City, edited by Vanessa Shields. Alistair MacLeod described the poems in Whiskey Sour City “as diverse and varied as Windsor, the city they seek to describe.” (free, RSVP to THE FRED EAGLESMITH TRAVELING SEAM SHOW (Wednesday, April 10 doors @ 7 p.m., FM Lounge) Fred Eaglesmith is one of the biggest acts ever to play the FM stage. The steamy incarnation of Eaglesmith’s award-winning music, legendary raucous live show and unparalleled wit will learn’ya the stories of farming failing farms and running small businesses, of dogs, guns, drinking, and of trains, tractors and trucks. ($20 ADV, $25 ATG) 2013 CJAM JAMMY AWARDS (Saturday, April 13 @ 8 p.m., FM Lounge) Hey it’s a happy story about voting! The campus radio station, CAJM 99.1FM, presents the awards to their brightest and best volunteer programmers and the much celebrated awards for best venue and best local band. The awards kick off at 9 p.m. followed by live music by CJAM’s own Murad Erzinclioglu a.k.a. DJ ME and 2012 best band Jammy winners Cellos. (free,

However, the program has caused divisions on campus. A group of students are refusing to accept this new law program. Within the proposal was a mandatory course called Indigenous Learning 2805: Native Canadian Worldviews, in which cultural, social, legal, educational, political and economic issues would be examined through the aboriginal perspective. On Feb. 15, the academic senate at Lakehead University filed a motion to alter Indigenous Learning 2805 and replace it with a halfyear course entitled Law 1530: Native Canadian World Views and Law. This course would introduce students to worldviews from the perspective of indigenous peoples in Canada in relation to the legal system. The decision was met with dissatisfaction by many students and the aboriginal community. Katherine DeClerq — CUP Ontario Bureau Chief

Ryerson condemns engineering students’ event supermodel behaviour

Musician, model, mother and ex-Mrs. Jack White popped up on Tavi Gevenson’s Rookie blog last weekend with the answers to a few readers question in their You Asked It advice column. Elson answered a few questions including one in response to a young model who identifies as a feminist, and who feels conflicted about the nature of her work. “If you assume that models can’t be political, that we can’t have strong opinions and beliefs, you’re just falling prey to the popularly held misogynist view that beautiful women are stupid. You are proof that that isn’t true. If you enjoy modeling and you know who you are and what you believe, there’s no reason not to do it. Go enjoy it! As a feminist, you can help change the industry by challenging beauty ideals, speaking out about the treatment of models and being a role model for other women. It would be a shame if there were no feminists in fashion. The truth is we need more women like you.” Read the whole column @

Mohamed Omars administration has expressed its outrage at an event held by engineering students on Thursday and has scheduled a meeting with the organizers. Between 20 and 30 engineering students were seen on campus leapfrogging and crawling in the snow as part of the Frosh Leader Covies Protest, an activity organized by the frosh orientation committee of the Ryerson Engineering Student Society. The activity is for students hoping to earn their covies, blue coveralls designed for engineering students at Ryerson, as well as becoming frosh leaders for the following year. Some participants were in their underwear or swimsuits. Students wearing the blue coveralls sprayed them with water guns and shouted instructions and chants through megaphones. The group stopped at Lake Devo to cheer before crawling across the wet pavement and running to Yonge and Dundas Square. President Sheldon Levy said in a statement Saturday that there was “no excuse for the completely unacceptable activities that took place at the event, and anyone who contends it is ‘just fun’ or ‘builds community’ has no place at Ryerson.” Mohamed Omar — The Eyeopener (Ryerson University)

? What are you doing to break from exam studying?



student @ UWindsor

student @ UWindsor

I work out and play Rugby.

I haven’t been studying, I’ve been doing projects.



Playing a lot of soccer, hanging out with the girlfriend.

I just go for walks and play guitar.

student @ UWindsor

student @ UWindsor


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STEPHENHARGREAVES managing editor __________________________

“These guys are the best live band Canada has had in 20 years.”


hat statement was made by a booking agent about the shoegazing, krautrocking, gloomy Montrealers of psych-noise-pop Suuns. And though it’s not uncommon for agents for make outlandish claims about the acts the represent, the booker who said that wasn’t their agent. Suuns’ live show has that effect on people. “It’s kinda weird,” said guitarist/ bassist Joe Yarmush about the buzz surrounding the group. “We went from zero to 100 with our first album, got to tour a lot, had lots of people at our shows and now it’s getting even bigger it’s kind of amazing really … It’s a great feeling.” The band’s sophomore LP, Images Du Futur, recorded at Breakglass Studios with Jace Lasek of Besnard Lakes fame, has brought them global notoriety. Sunns has received attention from rave reviews in the NME to Erik Leijon, a regular contributor to the Montreal Gazette and Polaris Prize voting

member saying the album should win the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. “We’ve always prided ourselves on being a live band,” said Yarmush. “Recording is something that came later.” It’s a pattern that Suuns broke from with their 2013 disc; all but one of the tracks on Images Du Futur had never seen the stage before the album was recorded. “It was a brand new approach, but it was pretty awesome … the songs sound more polished in arrangement … it took us a while to learn these songs live.” Yarmush and his cohorts have let the new tighter, slicker, more calculated songs evolve as they’ve migrated from the studio to the stage, getting heavier, louder and longer. “As of South by Southwest (SXSW), these new songs feel right on stage.” Suuns’ Images Du Futur tour is fuelled by long hours on European roads, where the band meets their largest fan-base. “They love us there, I’m not really sure why, but they do,” said Yarmush. “London is great, Paris is always awesome, though the little cities are somehow the best. I’m not sure why but they are.” It’s little shock that Suuns

We’ve always prided ourselves on being a live band

receive massive fandom in Europe as many bands Suuns name check as influences are household names in the E.U. but never broke from the underground in North America. “We have influences, obviously, but we never try and ape their sounds,” said Yarmush. “We won’t go for the same guitar tone as My Bloody Valentine or Sonic Youth. It’s just us making our own discoveries in sound.” It’s the sounds that make the band something special. Deep-house-Detroit textures, electronic plunges and layered with Yarmush’s beautifully effected guitars from the minimal delicacies on “Holocene City” to the furious riffing against synth glissandos in “Mirror Mirror.” “All four of us come from very different [musical] backgrounds and tastes, but we also agree on a lot,” said Yarmush. “We all agree on using minimal set-ups in terms on gear, we’re


not using anything that technical at all, we pride ourselves on getting unique sounds out of minimal set-ups. My set-up is essentially the same as it was in the last record … it’s amazing the way we can find new sounds with the shitty guitar

pedals and keyboards that we use and that may be the reason that the sound is unique.” Yarmush, with bassist/keyboardist Max Henry, drummer Liam O’Neill and vocalist/ guitarist Ben Shemie play Phog Lounge on Wednesday, April, 10 with fellow Montreal band avant-rockers The Darcys. The stage lights up at 10 p.m. and $10 gets you through the door. “It’ll be our first time in Windsor, I’m excited … it’ll be a dark heavy show.”




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Shawn Micallef

Windsor born author and journalist Shawn Micallef shared his experiences working in Toronto media during a keynote talk at the Capitol Theatre Saturday night • photo Stephen Hargreaves

STEPHENHARGREAVES managing editor __________________________


indsor born, Toronto based, Shawn Micallef is the author of Stroll: Psychogeographic Walking Tours of Toronto, a senior editor and co-owner of the independent, Jane Jacobs Prize–winning magazine Spacing and a columnist for The Toronto Star. e teaches at OCAD University, started the Toronto web magazine Yonge Street, and is a 2011–2012 Canadian Journalism Fellow at University of Toronto’s Massey College. He writes and talks about cities, culture, buildings, art and politics and was the keynote speaker at last weekend’s Ontario regional conference

of Canadian University Press, hosted by The Lance. Stephen Hargreaves caught up with Micallef over a few pints after his talk at the Capitol Theatre. SH: When you come back to Windsor and look at the city, what are the changes you notice? SM: It’s funny, sometimes in Windsor the change you notice is things like the arena being built on Lauzon Parkway, where it shouldn’t have been built; they cleared out an entire neighbourhood downtown to build this arena in the early 90s, you see these stories of bad planning ideas and boondoggles. But the great thing about Windsor is that it is a Canadian city, so the urban bones are

still pretty strong. Downtown has had its ups and downs, but it’s intact, it’s not just filled with parking lots, the way that a lot of American cities are or even how Toronto was in the 1980s. Those bones are ready to welcome a downtown renaissance, which goes all the way down the Ouellette strip, down Wyandotte to the university in the west and east through Walkerville. What I noticed a lot is the great new independent businesses in the city. The Squirrel Cage on Madden Lane ... I think it’s one of the best little streets in Canada. Then you’ve got things like Biblioasis opening in Walkerville, Taloola Café, Twisted Apron … even for a while on Ottawa Street, places like Made in Windsor. SH: Something similar has opened again, though in Tecumseh Mall, Ivy Handmade Industries (opened April 1) SM: Malls are interesting places and I like them. When I go to a new city, I’ll often go to their Mall, urban or suburban, because, like it or not, that’s where people go. Windsor is a good example of how to use a Mall in interesting ways. In the 1990s for four or five years, the art gallery was in [Devonshire Mall] ... That the art gallery, a high-culture place, moved to the mall in Windsor has been studied by people around the world because attendance went through the roof. So … opening things in the mall, is not a terrible idea, commerce has its own trajectory and if

indie people can figure how to beat it then great. SH: Can Windsor’s downtown become a new and diverse place? SM: Windsor’s downtown could with a little gentrification, whereas in Toronto that’s the harbinger of panic, when a neighbourhood gentrifies people are pushed out as the real-estate market becomes so inflated and pressurized. Windsor hasn’t lost those buildings so things have the opportunity to move in, but the problem with Windsor is that it’s a very small market and it’d be a lot harder for that critical-mass of businesses to flourish here. I think what Windsor has to do is tap into the Detroit market. ... We’re also a foreign country and you could capitalize on that, the Francophone background in Essex County … there is a potential to be the bohemian hub of the five-million strong Detroit area. [The bohemian centres were] Royal Oak, the Ferndale and to an extent Ann Arbor, maybe there is a way for Windsor to do that. SH: Though it’s not easy with homeland security at the border. SM: The border is a formidable barrier. I lived in Windsor until 2000 and 9-11 happened in 2001 and there was a dramatic change. The border in Windsor was always a lot tougher than most other places. That’s what happens in Windsor-Detroit, it’s a very connected metropolis– when you think about the auto industry and its ‘just-intime delivery,’ it’s a relationship that goes back and forth— but when you think about the more casual relationship and cultural relationship it’s really stymied by that border, which really needs to be figured out. ... There is a Canadian brand that it is a foreign place and perhaps a more bohemian place, which those of us who pay attention to Canadian politics know is an illusion currently. But there is a brand that exists that could work for Windsor in Detroit. Unfortunately, the majority of Windsor in Detroit is the casino; the casino hogs all of the official channels in Detroit.

SH: Also there is an inherent issue in regional tourism in Windsor-Essex, where they are afraid to mention Detroit or any connecting with Detroit besides maybe the skyline appearing in the background of a shot of Windsor to make Windsor seem larger. SM: I think that it takes a slightly more sophisticated tourism bureau to get that. In Toronto, to their credit, they have over the past few years embraced the, for lack of a better word, grittier side of Toronto, for instance graffiti alley that runs for a kilometre along Queen Street West … You need a more sophisticated tourism organization that will be able to see markets beyond the big ticket items. There’s culture in Windsor, there’s an indie, bohemian culture that has always been great in the city and that’s why this city’s produced a bunch of great bands. SH: And they are noticeable Windsor. SM: The artwork and music that comes out of Windsor is unique in terms on Canadian culture it’s a different kind of music. SH: The intersection of US and Canadian media is incredibly influential, it’s completely different to the media children grow up with in Toronto. SM WJLB (radio). We were white suburban kids, the whitest of white lives and we put on our headphones and our Sony Walkman and listen to WJLB ‘The Wizard,’ ‘The Electrifying Mojo’ and his mother-ship landing every night. These are amazing massive cultural things that we grew up with. When you think about this in the bigger sense, what is the most defining Canadian thing? It is our relationship with America. And Windsor could totally capitalize on this. ‘Come see where Canada touches America in its most profound and most intense way’ … and that’s here. Most of Canadian-American touching, well borders, is not as dramatic, [Windsor and Detroit] are two substantial cities hitting each other, this is where Canada and America meet and there’s a huge potential to capitalize on it and no one else can beat it.

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ith every new fashion week comes the latest in makeup trends. While translating anything high-fashion to real life can be difficult, you’ll be catwalk-ready in no time with the help of these tips and product recommendations. TRUE BLUE The Spring/Summer 2013 runways at New York Fashion Week were flooded with waves of marine blue. You can easily translate this trend to your everyday makeup looks, but please leave the powder blues in the 1980s. Instead, go for an intense cobalt or electric teal in bold, geometric shapes. Try updating last year’s trendy winged eyeliner by swapping out the black for cobalt blue gel liner, like Sephora’s Waterproof Smoky Cream Liner in “The Deep End” ($15, Sephora). THE CLASSIC RED LIP Year after year, spring makeup looks feature corals and pinks — hardly groundbreaking stuff. Let 2013 break that monotony by introducing a bold red lip into your colour palette, as seen at Jason Wu’s show at NYFW. But rather than trying darker, browned-out shades, choose a bright, vibrant red like Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in the shade “Fire and Ice” ($10, drugstores), a timeless lip colour first launched in 1952. Go even punchier with a matte red with slight coral undertones, like Sephora Color Lip Last in “All You Need Is Red” ($15, Sephora). Keep your whole look fresh, modern and spring-like by opting for minimal eye makeup and glowy skin. LOW-MAINTENANCE LIPS For anyone too busy to fuss with lipstick and in need of easy, on-the-go application, tinted lip balms could be the ultimate solution. A sheer wash of colour will brighten up your face with the added benefit of moisturizing balm. Some popular choices

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Spring makeup trends


include Maybelline’s Baby Lips Lip Balm ($4, most drugstores), Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain ($10, most drugstores) or the oh-so-posh Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Sheer Candy ($39, Sephora). GET NAKED Everyone’s getting naked this spring and there’s no need to be a prude about it. Both high-end and drugstore brands have been formulating foundations and face products that aim for a “your skin but better” finish. Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup ($45, Sephora) feels weightless and natural while still evening out skin tone, and it’s the closest you can get to Photoshop-in-a-bottle. A cheaper option is Revlon Nearly Naked Makeup ($12, most drugstores), which leaves a similar flawless finish while avoiding the dreaded cakey face. If you’re into naked neutrals, you’re in luck: nude eyeshadow palettes are also in vogue. In particular, Urban Decay’s array of neutral eyeshadow sets live up to the hype. From the warm, golden Naked palette ($60, Sephora) to the cooler, bronze shades of Naked2 ($60, Sephora) to the all-matte Naked Basics ($32, Sephora), there’s something for everyone. Other options are Stila’s In the Light Palette ($50, Sephora), The Balm’s Nude ‘Tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($36, Rexall or thebalm. com) or LORAC’s PRO Palette ($55, Sephora). All of these eyeshadows are buttery, blendable, highly pigmented and easy shades for everyday wear. BOLD BROWS Put down those tweezers, buy a brow pencil and start embracing the youthful, low-maintenance trend of fuller, thicker brows. Keep your look more Cara Delevingne and less Frida Kahlo by plucking only the strayest of hairs.

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PHONE CALLS ARE THE WORST Can we all agree that talking on the phone is the worst? I wonder if Alexander Graham Bell— or whoever actually invented the telephone and didn’t just steal the patent— would have appreciated a phone call if he knew that years later letter writing could be sped up to the lightning speed of a text message. The only problem is that the phone call is still the preferred and necessary means of communication for cutting out all the subtext and questions that arise from the confusion over poorly-worded texts and e-mails. Ideally, everyone would talk face-to-face and all the missed nuances of tone of voice mixed with body language and facial expression could clear up a lot of unwanted miscommunications, but unfortunately we don’t all live in the same cul-de-sac. So the next step away from this almost perfect understanding is the telephone, but for me the telephone is wrought with so many more problems than a simple text message. First of all, there’s the small talk. That horrid small talk that everyone charades their way through to get to the real point of the phone call. If you just want someone to pick up a coffee for you, you have to first ask them about their day, share lamentations over the changing weather patterns, waste a few more precious daytime minutes with some forced laughter before eventually saying, “Hey, do you think you could pick me up a coffee on your way to the office?”

ARTS CALENDAR THURSDAY APRIL 4 Book launches for Robert Melançon, For As Far As The Eye Can See, (first time in English), Jessica Hiemstra, Self-Portrait Without a Bicycle wsg. poet Salvatore Ala Biblioasis, 7 p.m. Wavves wsg. FIDLAR and Cheatahs Magic Stick, Detroit, 8 p.m., $13 What Is Home screening Assumption College, 7:30 p.m., free FRIDAY APRIL 5 We Are Ford City film premiere, concert and community showcase Hiram Walker Wiser’s Reception Centre, 6 -10 p.m., $7 The Magdalenes Rino’s Kitchen, 6:30 p.m. The Narcisissters dance party Villain’s Beastro, 10 p.m. SATURDAY APRIL 6 Stiletto Flats wsg. Kay Otay Phog Lounge, $5 Dale “Elad” D`Amore unplugged Villain’s Beastro, 10 p.m. TUESDAY APRIL 9 Elos Arma wsg. Banned Books, Red Red Run and Pseudopod Phog Lounge,

Secondly, there are the many awkward pauses that come from the novice phone callers calling on the phone. Awkward pauses are fine face-to-face because much can be said with a raised eyebrow or a huff of breath. But awkward phone pauses? They eat away at you until you spurt out something just to fill the space. This is especially evident in those phone conversations you have with someone who wasn’t the intended recipient of the phone call, like when you call a landline to talk to your friend and her husband picks up and the two of you have to share pleasantries while waiting for her to come to the line. Personal phone calls would be better with hold music, but I suppose that might be a little rude.


And thirdly, these two problems combine to create the ultimate downside of the telephone call: the distracted “uh-huh.” Let’s face it, when one person gets talking about something or decides to answer truthfully your polite “how’s your day going,” it takes a while for the two of you to come to the intended subject of the phone call. But while the person on the other end rattles away, punctuated by small talk and awkward pauses, your mind wanders. It either wanders to an outstanding to-do list or the doodle that has formed under the power of an idle pen. It wanders away and you don’t even realize it until the person on the other end asks if you agree. It’s like Ross and Rachel and the 18-page letter all over again.

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Marilyn Manson is in the spring Saint Laurent campaign that launches next week. Creative director for Saint Laurent Hedi Slimane’s has moved to revamp the fashion house’s brand image with a good dose of the 1990s. The edgy and evocative Slimane, who dropped the ‘Yves’ from the name in 2012, has used 90s proto-hipster Beck in the past. The label’s namesake Yves Saint Laurent declared the death of haute couture 10 years.

In what we hope is a temporary closure or an April Fool’s joke gone too far, the west end pub locked their doors “until further notice” on April 1. The Lance loves patios and the patio at the The Stumble Inn is one of our faves. To lose access to any city patio just as the warm weather is setting in is too sad deal with.

Talking Derby and Whisky Sour City book launch Giovanni Caboto Club, 7 p.m., free The Fred Eaglesmith Travelling Steam Show FM Lounge, 7 p.m., $25 Suuns wsg. The Darcys Phog Lounge, $10 THURSDAY APRIL 11 April Drinks x Design: Art X Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Detroit, 5:50-11 p.m.

FRIDAY APRIL 12 Colton Summers Young Rino’s Kitchen, 6:30 p.m. SATURDAY APRIL 13 CJAM 99.1FM 2013 Jammy Awards wsg. Cellos FM Lounge, 7 p.m., free WEDNESDAY APRIL 17 Detours: An Anthology of Poets from Windsor and Essex County book launch Biblioasis, 5 p.m.



Diamonds in the Netflix rough Jim Carrey as Steven Russell comes out of jail and the closet with lover Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor) in I Love You Phillip Morris • photo courtesy Roadside Attractions


he loves. The obsession begins wearing down on his long suffering wife played by Jessica Chastian, demonstrating yet again how she’s such an acting force. It’s a masterfully done tale about the toll of mental illness on a family.

TAKE SHELTER Take Shelter is one of those gems that never managed to find mainstream success. Michael Shannon stars as a man who believes to the point of obsession that a storm is coming that will destroy everyone that

BIUTIFUL People are familiar with the early efforts of director Alejandro González Iñárritu, Babel and 21 Grams. They may have missed Biutiful, a film that earned Javier Bardem his second Best Actor Oscar nomination. It is a beautiful film, because it’s one of the few to depict the struggles of those on the margins of society in a way that is both honest and dignified. Uxbal (Bardem) works odd jobs in Barcelona as he tries to support his young children, among them finding

HGWATSON editor emeritus __________________________ hen Netflix first arrived in Canada it was hardly worth having because the films available were mostly a mix of documentaries and features that no one had heard of, wanted to see or should see for that matter. But finally, the service is living up to its potential. In the depths of streaming films and TV shows, there are some real gems to be found.

work for migrants. He also has a terrible burden; he can see how people died, and can see his own death coming for him. It’s not an easy subject matter, but it’s treated artfully.

major corporation. This story is based on a true story. The real Russell is currently serving an over 100-year sentence for his crimes, plus his multiple jail break attempts.

I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS Netflix is great because it also provides an outlet for films that had trouble getting distribution in North America. I Love You Phillip Morris only ever had a limited run stateside and made just over $20 million worldwide. It deserved a lot more than that. Jim Carrey plays Steven Russell, a con man who finds the love of his life, Phillip Morris (Ewan McGregor), while serving a sentence for insurance fraud. This is a story of true love that you’ll do anything for— and in Russell’s case, that includes embezzling thousands of dollars from a

BLACK DEATH Black Death isn’t necessarily the greatest film you’ll ever see. But it does have the best Sean Bean death scene of the many the man has committed to film (Bean deaths are no longer considered spoilers by the way, it’s simply taken for granted). Bean and a troupe of medieval knights are sent to rural village where reports of witchcraft abound. It’s The Wicker Man for the Dark Ages, but the great version with Christopher Lee and not the terrible Wicker Man remake with Nicholas Cage.


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I was listening to a YouTube uploaders’ old tape of Detroit radio station WJLB’s late-80s/ early-90s program The Wizard before I stuck in Pick a Piper’s debut disc, and I may have stumbled upon why it’s such an appealing record. The organic/electronic project produced by Caribou drummer Brad Weber is, like Caribou, electronic, spacious and sonically vast. Like the early electronic rap crossover mixes that pumped boom boxes from WJLB, Pick a Piper is accessible. Weber and his cohorts, including Clint Scrivener, Angus Fraser and Dan Roberts, combine dance-music structures, a palette evocative of the natural world and heavy focus on handson electronics with production techniques that recall the endearing innocence of the artists who made WJLB special.

The world has changed greatly in the 10 years The Reason have been a band, and they have changed with it. From humble beginnings leaving Windsor for Hamilton as a burgeoning “vengecore” group in 2004 to today as post folk pop rock, The Reason have grown up with their fans.

The sound is poised between the organic and the synthetic and is arguably better than Caribou’s output. As Weber is first and foremost a drummer, he approaches rhythm, percussion (both out of drum machines and at the end of drum sticks) with care. Metallic natural percussive sounds share tape with programmed analog drum machines and world music influenced ‘drum-kit’ drumming similar to Budgie’s drumming on Siouxsie Sioux’s side project The Creatures. The track South to Polynesia sets heavy drum and bass rhythm against flute and sax in a way that you’d expect Peter Gabriel would do if he was in his heyday today; the same could be said for Zenaida. Coverto-cover the LP features a lovely selection of well picked synths and sequencers, well layered and produced vocals, but the album’s strength is creating a series of tracks with exciting and varied percussion that you can still dance to.

“Don’t Fail Me” could be interpreted as a quintessential break up song. The driving bass line over the drums should have everyone nodding along. The emotion pours out in screams of, “I won’t give you up, I’m not ready yet,” in a way that making the listeners own throat sore. When “Over Now” starts it becomes apparent the disc will end on a softer note. The song is introspective, a look back on the band’s time together, through different members and highways and experiences … “Pour another round, and kiss her on the mouth because those nights have come, and they’re over now.”

Pick a Piper

There are lots of great TV options as well, especially for those who enjoy saying that British versions of shows are better than the North American remakes. Misfits takes the superhero tale and gives it to a bunch of juvenile delinquents who probably shouldn’t be trusted with any power to begin with. It also launched the careers of some very talented young English actors including Iwan Rheon, who will take a prominent role in the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. Misfits never got a run in North America, meaning that Netflix— along with BBC series like Luther and the original House of Cards— is your only chance to see them here. At least legally.

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Hollow Tree

Earlier this year, The Reason released Hollow Tree, an appropriate follow-up to their 2009 album Fools. Consistency has always been an issue for the band, having varied between playing pop-punk, hardcore, poprock and folk on every release. Now it seems the band have finally dug their niche. While the style is different form many of their records it is obviously The Reason.

Every 25-year-old fan dreaming for another Ravenna can probably stop holding their breath, like their fans the band never stops growing, changing and leaving their past behind them, occasionally fondly looking back on it.

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Lancers OUA team of the month JOHNDOHERTY sports editor __________________________


he Lancer Women’s Basketball team was named the March OUA female team of the month. The Lancers defended their third-straight CIS national title March 17 with a 66-57 win over the Regina Cougars in Regina. Windsor, which played for its fourth consecutive year at the championships, joins UBC (1971-73), Laurentian (197579), Victoria (1980-1982) and Winnipeg (1993-1995) as schools to capture three straight Bronze Baby trophies. The undefeated Lancers finished the month with a 5-0

record, including a 56-51 win over the Carleton Ravens in the OUA Championship. Fourth-year guard Miah-Marie Langlois was named both the OUA and CIS defensive player of the year for the second straight year, while also being named the championship game MVP and a CIS tournament all-star. Korissa Williams was named the CIS tournament MVP and Jessica Clemencon was named a tournament allstar. Langlois and Clemencon were also named to the OUA first team while Williams was a second team all-star. Rookie guard Caitlyn Longmuir was recognized as a member of the OUA West division all-rookie team.

The Lancers Women’s Basketball celebrate their third-straight CIS national championship victory • photo courtesy Edwin Tam/Lancers Athletics

Lancers staff honoured at luncheon JOHNDOHERTY sports editor __________________________


ancers Athletics staff were honoured this past Wednesday at the Blue & Gold Student Staff Appreciation Luncheon at the St. Denis Centre. Twelve awards were handed out to members of departments including the St. Denis Centre, Campus Recreation, Aquatics, Student Managers and Therapists and the Lancer Home Event Staff. Samir Mouawad won as the St. Denis Centre Employee of the Year, Celine Freeman-Gibb took the Aquatics Employee of the Year award, Shawn McDonald was awarded Intramurals Employee of the Year honours, Matt McGarva was

named Forge Fitness Centre Employee of the Year, Candice Chevalier was the Personal Trainer Top Sales award winner.

Wilson Ly won the Outstanding Customer Service Award, Mike Carter too the Instructional Fitness Award, Richard Johnston (Cross Country/Track & Field) was named the Dave West Student Manager of the Year. Aaron Rusciolelli (Men’s Basketball) was awarded the Bill Mitchell Student Therapist of the Year award, Heather Walker was named Lancer Home Events Employee of the Year and Zach Nickels was the Athletics & Rec Services Student Employee of the Year award winner. Also, Lancer Leader awards

Twelve members of the Lancer Athletics staff were handed awards at a luncheon last Wednesday at the St. Denis Centre • photo courtesy Lancers Athletics

went to Peter Karas, Loren Dillane, Mike Naraine, Tabitha Hudson, Cora Sampson,

Andrea Cornett, Zach Nickels, Stephan Charette, Alyssa King, Brittany Jennings, Vincenzo

Liburdi and Jordan Brescacin.

Fourteen Lancers nominated for WESPYs JOHNDOHERTY sports editor __________________________


ancers Women’s Basketball coach Chantal Vallée is one of 14 individual Lancers in the running for the eighth annual WESPY awards this year. The winners in each category will be announced at the awards dinner April 9 at the Caboto Club. Vallée was nominated for the Coach of the Year award. University of Windsor male and female athletes of the year nominees include Jordan Brescacin (football) Miah-Marie Langlois (basketball).

Male Lancers finalists include Will Alexander (Volleyball), Matt Walters (Track & Field), Lien Phillip and Josh Collins (Basketball), Mike Watson (Soccer) and Brescacin (Football). The female Lancers finalists include Jessica Clemencon and Miah-Marie Langlois (basketball), Candace Rapchak and Alyssa Baldin (hockey) and Kelsey Schincariol (fastball). As well, the Lancers Women’s Basketball team and the Lancers Men’s Track and Field team are the finalists for team of the year. Former Montreal Canadien goalie and NHL hockey hall of famer Ken Dryden will be the keynote speaker.

EIGHTH ANNUAL WESPY AWARDS Following are all the nominees in all categories. Winners will be announced April 9 at the annual awards dinner at the Caboto Club: WESPY MAJOR AWARDS Volunteer of the Year Angela Calamita, Dennis Palamides Legacy Award Linda Bourdeau, Bob Turner Captain’s Award Jeff Rivait (Windsor Clippers), Kelly Rizea (St. Clair College), Matt Beaudoin (LaSalle Vipers) Coach of the Year Steve Vagnini (Windsor Stars Soccer), Chantal Vallée (Windsor Lancers), Dave Cooper (St. Clair College Team of the Year Windsor Lancers Women’s Basketball, St. Clair College Men’s Baseball, Windsor Lancers Men’s Track & Field Executive of the Year Dartis Willis (Windsor Express), Dean Lapierre (Windsor Minor Hockey, Tom LaPorte (Riverside Minor Baseball Female Athlete of the Year Melissa Bishop (Windsor Alumni), Miah-Marie Langlois (Windsor Lancers), Alyssa Getty (Kingsville) Male Athlete of the Year Tyler Pope-Ferguson (Pointe West GC/Essex 73’s), Jordan Brescacin (Windsor Lancers), Brandon McBride (W.F. Herman SS/Windsor Legion) MALE WESPY AWARD FINALISTS Swimming Andrew Binder (WEST), Aaron Rode

(WEST), Cody Lavoie (WEST) Golf Bryce Evon (Roseland), Tyler Pope-Ferguson (Pointe West), Jordan Hutchings (Kingsville) Athletes with Disabilities Mike LaRochelle (Windsor Bulldogs), David Grenier (Essex Ice Bullets) Tim Ekert (Windsor Bulldogs) Boxing Josh Cameron (Border City Boxing Club) Samir Adnan El-Mais (Border City Boxing club) Justin Hocko (Rough Boxing) Hockey Kerby Rychel (Windsor Spitfires), Matt Beaudoin (LaSalle Vipers), Alex Seguin (Leamington Flyers) Volleyball Gabe Burlacu (St. Joseph), Will Alexander (Windsor Lancers), Manik Jandoria (Holy Names) Track & Field Andrew DeGroot (St. Clair College) Matt Walters (Windsor), Brandon McBride (Herman/Windsor Legion Basketball Lien Phillip (Windsor Lancers), Josh Collins (Windsor Lancers), Mychal Mulder (Catholic Central) Soccer Mike Watson (Windsor Lancers), Brian Santos (St. Clair College), Anthony Santilli (Windsor Stars) Football Frank Renaud (Essex Ravens), Jaydon Gauthier (Herman), Jordan Brescacin (Windsor Lancers) Horseman Bob McIntosh, Ron Adams, Bill Kirkpatrick


Q&A with CIS basketball MVP Korissa Williams KW: We lost some exhibition games and I really believe that they helped us to go all the way. But, being undefeated in all the official games sounds nice. I really believe that our team is the deepest in the country. Everyone can come off the bench and beat the other team. We have great talent and I think that when we all show up and play as a team, we are really tough to beat. The record shows that it’s true.

KIMELLIOTT lance writer __________________________


Korissa Williams was named Canadian Interuniversity Sport Championship MVP earlier this month as the Lancers captured the CIS national title in women’s basketball for a third consecutive year. In the Lancers’ tournament opener, the third-year guard posted 14 points and eight rebounds in a 56-46 win over the Ottawa Gee-Gees. In the semifinal, Williams had 19 points and four offensive boards in an 82-65 win over the Calgary Dinos. Williams also had 13 points, four rebounds and five steals in the final, a 66-57 win against host team Regina Cougars. KE: How was the third CIS national championship different than the first two? KW: I think that every CIS championship is different and special. For this one, we had to face the home team in the final. The gym was packed and it felt like most of the crowd was against us. It was really about us and about focusing on the team. It was amazing to win on

Korissa Williams

their home court and to play in such an atmosphere. KE: How did it feel to beat Regina not only on their home court but also with the rowdy crowd working against you? KW: As coach (Chantal Vallée) said, the environment was pretty hostile. It was great to take the lead and see the crowd go quiet. This win was really about us as a team. It felt like it was us against everybody else. We had beaten Calgary on their home court in the semifinal last year; we knew we could win with the crowd against us. KE: What is it like having a perfect 27-0 record for the season?

KE: Do you finally start to celebrate this victory for a while or are you already beginning to focus on your fourth consecutive national championship? KW: We will celebrate for some time and take time to enjoy and relax. Once it’s done, we will begin to focus on next season. That being said, we are all such competitors that basketball is always on our minds. KE: Are you aiming for Windsor to tie or surpass Laurentian with five straight titles? KW: I only have one more year left, so I won’t be able to play for five straight titles unfortunately. I think it’s looking a bit far ahead right now, but even when I graduate I know that other players will pick it up and lead the program to big

Korissa Williams (left), Jessica Clemencon and Miah-Marie Langlois pose with the Bronze Baby • photo courtesy Edwin Tam/ Lancers Athletics

accomplishments. The program that has been built is not just about the current players. It’s part of the culture to be a com-

petitor. If you play for coach, you must have winning as your main goal.


Windsor Express force Game 5 T he Windsor Express tied up its best-of-five semifinal series against the Summerside Storm 2-2 following Saturday’s 124-122 win in double-overtime at the WFCU centre.

The awards— accompanied by a grant of 6,000 Euros — will be presented at the FISU General Assembly during the 2013 Summer Universiade set for July 6 to 17 in Kazan, Russia. Bettez, a native of Sept-Iles, Que., played five seasons with McGill from 2007-2008 to 2011-2012. The record-setting forward helped the Martlets claim a CIS medal in each of her five campaigns with the team, including national titles in 2008, 2009 and 2011. Over her illustrious university career, she was named CIS rookie of the year, was a five-time all-Canadian, was voted CIS player of the year in her final season, and went on to capture the prestigious BLG Award as the top female athlete in CIS in 2011-2012. Bettez earned two academic degrees from McGill, graduating with a commerce degree in 2011 followed by a certificate in public relations in 2012. She remains involved with the Martlets as a special skills coach and currently plays

Hall breaks Gretzky record

Darren Duncan

Game five of the series, played Tuesday at Summerside, will determine who will go on to play defending champion London in the final series.

for the Montreal Stars of the Canadian Women’s Hockey League. A former member of the national under-22 team, she guided Canada to FISU gold at the 2011 Winter Universiade in Erzurum, Turkey. “Ann-Sophie’s growth and development as a player, student and person has been incredible,” said McGill head coach Peter Smith, who served seven years with the national women’s program and was an assistant coach on the squad that won Olympic gold in 2010. “She is a coach’s dream — she was one of the hardest workers on a team full of hard workers and I hold her work ethic up as the standard for the young players on our team to strive for.” The SheKicks Campaign, launched to increase the participation of women in soccer, was an initiative designed to act as a legacy project of the University of Victoria Vikes, hosts of the 2012 CIS women’s soccer championship. The campaign consists of three components: SheCoaches, SheReferees and SheLeads. While using the UVic women’s program as a model of female success in university sport, SheKicks targets women and girls in the soccer community with the overall goal being to promote the involvement of women at all stages and all levels of the game, and increase the participation of women in coaching and refereeing. “I’m really pleased that the program has been a success so far,” said Tracy David, head coach of the UVic women’s soccer team.

Former Alberta Premier Ralph Klein died Sunday. Among his many accomplishments, Klein was a supporter of Canada’s athletes and spearheaded the bid and eventual hosting of the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. “There is no question that Canada’s success at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and its current status as a leading winter nation, is directly attributable to Calgary’s hosting of the 1988 Games, and to the state of the art facilities still in use today,” Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut said. “This is a sport legacy that has had, and will have, impact on sport enthusiasts and high performance athletes for generations to come.” Fratmen football schedule The AKO Fratmen football team will open the 2013 Ontario Football Conference season against the defending champion London Beefeaters in London Aug. 17. the

As the Canadian representative of the International University Sports Federation, CIS has put forward Ann-Sophie Bettez, a McGill University graduate and former CIS female athlete of the year, up for best individual female university athlete, as well as the University of Victoria’s SheKicks Campaign, nominated in the special projects category.

“That’s a pretty tough first four games,” Windsor head coach Mike LaChance said. “But if it starts hard, it doesn’t end as hard. Let’s get them out of the way.”

Olympics supporter Klein dies

Bettez, SheKicks Campaign nominated for FISU Awards OTTAWA (CIS) — Canadian Interuniversity Sport announced two nominations last Thursday for the third annual FISU Gender Equality Sport Awards.

The Fratmen, who missed the playoffs last year, will be in Ottawa Aug. 24 and then return home to Windsor Stadium for games Aug. 31 and Sept. 7 against St. Leonard and Hamilton.

Former Windsor Spitfire Taylor Hall of the Edmonton Oilers set a team record for the fastest hat trick to start a game Saturday as Edmonton defeated the Vancouver Canucks 4-0. Hall clocked a time of 7:53, beating Wayne Gretzky’s three goals in 12:38 set in 1986. Oiler’s goalie Devan Dubnyk had 23 saves for his second shutout of the season.

The Express had six of its members in double-digits, led by Darren Duncan’s doubledouble of 27 points and 16 rebounds in the National Basketball League of Canada series. Eddie Smith had 25 points and eight rebounds, Stefan Bonneau posted 20 points, Greg Surmacz had 15 points, Michael Helms recorded 14 points and Chris Commons added 12 points along with his seven rebounds.

sport briefs


scoreboard LACROSSE Windsor Clippers (home games at Forest Glade Arena) 04/27/2013

Oakville pre-season tournament



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at Six Nations

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at London

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at Spartan

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at Welland

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Owen Sound

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FOOTBALL AKO FRATMEN (home games at Windsor Stadium)

Windsor is in Brampton Sept. 14, hosts Twin Cities Sept. 21, plays at Burlington Sept. 28 and finishes the season hosting London Oct. 5. The playoffs start Oct. 12. Middle of the pack Lancer Matt Walters finished 44th last Monday at the 40th International Association of Athletics Federations World Cross Country Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Walters clocked a time of 34.39 in the 12-kilometre men’s senior race. Japhet Korir of Kenya was first in 32.45. Athletes of the week National curling champions Breanne Meakin (University of Manitoba) and Jake Walker (University of Waterloo) are the final CIS female and male athletes of the week for the 2012-2013 season. Meakin, a sciences student from Winnipeg, skipped the Bisons to a perfect 8-0 overall record at the CIS-CCA championships held at the Kamloops Curling Club in Kamloops, B.C., including a thrilling come-from-behind win over Alberta in Sunday’s gold-medal final. Walker, a fourth-year electrical engineering student from Minden, Ont., curled a remarkable 93 per cent on Sunday as Waterloo avenged a 7-1 loss at the hands of Alberta in last year’s CIS final with a 7-5 gold-medal win over the Golden Bears, skipped by 2012 World Junior Curling champion Brendan Bottcher.

EIGHTH ANNUAL WESPY AWARDS (Continued from page 13) MALE WESPY AWARD FINALISTS Baseball Rob Cooper (St. Clair College), Brett Siddall (Windsor Selects), Kevin Mailloux (Windsor Stars) Wrestling Hasan Hawilo (Windsor Wrestling Club), Kyle Hill (Essex Wrestling Club), Andrew McKenzie (Windsor Wrestling Club) FEMALE WESPY AWARD FINALISTS Swimming Hannah Oswald (WEST), Emily Marginean (WEST), Kylie Masse (WEST) Golf Alyssa Getty (Kingsville), Heather MacKenzie (St. Clair College), Erica Rivard (Beachgrove) Soccer Sara Kox (St. Clair College), Bella Habuda (Tecumseh Warriors/Belle River), Giulia Barile (St. Anne) Volleyball Kim Moroun (Belle River), Roshanna Matthews (St. Joseph), Katie Breault (Amherst) Basketball Jessica Clemencon (Windsor Lancers), Jaylin VandeBovenkamp (Amherst), Miah-Marie Langlois (Windsor Lancers Wrestling Josee Tremblay (L’Essor), Emily Kessler (Essex), Lydia Congdon (Essex) Athletes with DisabilitiesJenna Skieneh (Windsor Aquatic Club), Virginia McLachlan (Windsor Alumni), Ashley Goure (Essex Ice Bullets) Hockey Candace Rapchak (Windsor Lancers), Erinn Noseworthy (Southwest Wildcats), Alyssa Baldin (Windsor Lancers) Track & Field Victoria Smith (Windsor Legion), Melissa Bishop (Windsor Alumni), Olivia Little (Massey/ Windsor Legion) Boxing Cheyenne Wiley (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club), Jocelyn Guenette (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club), Mary Spencer (Windsor Amateur Boxing Club) Fastball Allie Telfer (Windsor Wild/St. Clair College), Alexa Georgiou (Windsor Wildcats/St. Clair College), Kelsey Schincariol (Windsor Lancers) Figure Skating Molly Ghanam (Riverside), Brianna Clarkson (Riverside), Kassandra Korcsog (South Windsor)


at London

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at Ottawa

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vs. St. Leonard

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vs. Hamilton

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at Brampton

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NBL Semifinals


vs. Twin Cities

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at Burlington

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(series tied 2-2)


vs. London

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Windsor vs. Summerside

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Campus and community news, arts, sports and features from The Lance, the official student newspaper of the University of Windsor.

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