The Ottawa Citizen from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on January 14, 1993 · 22
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B8 The Ottawa Citizen, Thursday, January 14, 1993 City life Organizers say arms show puts spotlight on peacekeepers By David Pugliese Cili,'en start writer Organizers of a militaiy trade show say there's no shame in marketing Canadian peacekeeping expertise. "I think that every Canadian citizen ought to piggyback on the prestige of Canadian peacekeepers," said Alex Morrison, seminar organizer for Peacekeeping '93, a defence trade show in Ottawa in March. "The exhibition is a very positive event." Morrison, head of the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, was responding Wednesday to criticism from disarmament groups who have banded together against the exhibit. Those groups argue that the show, which will feature displays of military equipment, takes advantage of peacekeeping to allow companies to sell weapons. They say it's an insult to Canadian troops who have risked their lives on peacekeeping missions. But Morrison and fellow organizer Al Geddry, both former Canadian peacekeepers, say the show at the Congress Centre will highlight mainly Canadian equipment that can be used on United Nations operations. Geddry, a spokesman for Baxter Publications Inc., which is organizing the exhibit, said it is only natural that Canadians share their peacekeeping expertise. He said the UN spends $1 billion a year on equipment for such missions, a market that he hopes Canadian companies can break into via the trade show. Representatives from the UN and the Defence Department will be at Peacekeeping 93. The exhibit is a departure from the ARMX shows held at Lansdowno Park in 1987 and 1989, Geddry added. No large equipment such as tanks and howitzers will be displayed. That rule, however, doesn't exclude exhibitors from promoting armored cars that are widely used by UN forces. But disarmament groups argue that Peacekeeping '93 is just a clever cover for another ARMX exhibition. They say representatives from countries with poor human rights records have been invited to the show and there is no way to prevent arms deals from being made. "They (arms dealers) won't limit it to peacekeeping," said Richard Sanders, spokesman for the Coalition to Oppose the Amis Trade. "They are there to make money." Disarmament groups say that on future peacekeeping missions Canadian soldiers might run up against some of the same military equipment being promoted by companies at the show. They have asked the Congress Centre to cancel its contract. Baxter Publishing representatives met with the Congress Centre board of directors Wednesday to answer questions about the show. "They were up front and showed us a list of the people who would be displaying," said Joe Cassey, chairman of the board. Cassey said there are no legal provisions that would prevent the show from being held. He said the board is expected to decide whether to cancel the show at a meeting Jan. 27. Geddry refused to release the list of exhibitors to news outlets until it is completed. He said the Defence Department has given moral support to the show but has not contributed any money. $250,000 project turns offices into courtroom Citizen sta Attorney General Howard Hampton announced Tuesday plans to convert office space in the Ottawa courthouse into a new courtroom. The province is setting aside $250,000 from its jobsOntario fund, the New Democratic government's five-year, $2.3-billion scheme for job creation, training and housing. The province says nine jobs will be created for the work. Woman denies addiction to TV evangelists Citizen staff A former Carleton Place woman told a civil jury Wednesday she was not addicted to television evangelists and did not leave her husband because he refused to be converted. Alice Grenier is suing the Citizen for a 1989 story by staff writer Marsha Skuce. The story, which did not name Grenier or her husband, Marcel, was about Fundamentalists Anonymous, a New York-based organization that supports former devotees of fundamentalist Christianity and their family or friends. The story quoted a Carleton ANNOUNCEMENT x - LEONARD BISSON Mr. Bernard Durivage, President of Tapis Supreme is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Leonard Bisson as Sales Manager Retail Contract Division. Mr. Bisson brings to Tapis Supreme many years of experience in carpet, hard, surface, ceramic hardwood serving industrial, commercial institutional, residential markets. Mr. Bisson will be pleased to share his knowledge and experience at our two stores. 766 Boul. St. Joseph, Hull, P.Q, 770-9073 36 Chemin D La Savane, Gatineau 243-1044 Drinking and Driving. It's criminal. Period. In the long run -"cheap" deals can prove very expensive 1 1 i .a . ...J, L,,'Z - Many discounters have come and gone in the 30 years since Jlim Raina has owned and operated Elite Draperies. Many consumers who purchased goods or services based on the best price were disenchanted with the final results and realized that the value received was not worth the money spent. We realize that excellence in service. Quality in manufacturing and good "fair value" are always the best long-term deal. Avoid the many pitfalls of "cheapie" bargains and Inferior workmanship-come to the experts first! mm. Place man who said his wife had become addicted to evangelical preachers like Jim and Tammy Bakker. He said she ran up a $16,000 debt, lived in a constant religious fervor, and finally left him when he didn't convert. Janice Ohlmann, a close friend of Grenier's, testified she knew the woman referred to in the Citken story was Alice Grenier because she had seen a CJOH television broadcast more than two years earlier in which Marcel Grenier appeared and made statements about his wife similar to those printed in the Citizen. Grenier testified she left her husband in 1986 because they were arguing constantly and she could no longer tolerate his excessive drinking. "We never spoke except to argue," Grenier told the three-man, three-woman jury. Lawyers for the Citizen were expected to cross-examine Grenier today about her collection of video tapes and cassettes from various evangelists. She also was to be asked about financial records for religious activities, including several trips to the United States to attend religious gatherings. , -..V V ' Unmn Qnilrlorr-' s n l Keporr AN AOVIHTtilNO riATUftl OF THI OTTAWA CITIZtN Of special interest to new home builders. A special Citizen advertising section Tuesday, January 26 in this month's Report; and big homes. Experts give A comparison of the economics legal and decorating advice for of building and buying small your home. Advertising deadline: Tuesday, January 19 Inquire about incentives on repeat advertisements from this section. Contact your Citizen account executive or phone Murray Bowes at 596-3595 THE OTTAWA unzen ALL YOU WANT US TO BE flffl 4JJJJO..0!) IS H IS I ' -- ; --T " - - 111 1 "--j LAT ID vj ULnJO vVLT U 15 Lu i-, , , a...,.... t,....1nmhirn.. .r,r1r.,..IMlinn)tnitl Miiiifin-f-rt-mf7mirflfciiatiteiiliifliiiiiii1til(r''-J-'-J iiifWiiWiiiiMMllrwrninr'T-Tifi-nr -i AiriifAim'imim -rnffliirmur -'Tmrtrrtrimmmift imi m jjj ; ' ' " : v.----.-.. ...J,J:::::::r- : s ...? . x I: Hanes Bonus Event at Eaton Buy three get a fourth at no extra charge! Stock up now on your favourite Hanes pantyhose! Enjoy the comfortable Hanes fit, but now with even better value. Buy three pairs of any one style and receive a fourth pair at no extra charge! Offer good until January 23, 1993. 1. Ultra Sheer pantyhose 8950. With reinforced panry and toe. Barely black, taupe, Mayfair (beige tone), jet black, French linen. Sizes A, B, C, D. 2. Silk Reflections pantyhose 8715. Sheer sandalfoot in nylon-and-Lycra (spandex). Barely black, jet black, French linen, Town taupe, Mayfair (beige tone). Sizes AB, CD, EF. 625 3. Silk Reflections control top pantyhose 8718. Barely black, navy, French linen, jet black, Mayfair (beige tone). Sizes AB, CD, EF. Available only at Eaton Rideau, Bayshore, Orleans 6 Dress the part with Body wear by Phantom (not shown) Cotton-and-Lycra (spandex) in purple, heather grey, black, red, navy or royal. Leggings 1 9.99 Bicycle shorts 18.99 Tank-style leotard 19.99 6 75 Hosiery (003) Rideau Bayshore Orleans Gatineau 560-5311 721-2311 834-3311 243-4311 EATON Goods Satisfactory or Money Refunded

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