Did I miss
Centre for Architecture and Decorative Arts
a Canadian working in Britain, I try to keep abreast of
political developments in my home country.
my surprise to discover, upon reading the How far,
how loud? notice in the news in brief section (Reporter
478), that Bernard Landry has become the Prime Minister
of Quebec. Has Quebec separated during my decade-long
absence and elected its own Prime Minister?
Landry is premier of the province of Quebec, as I am sure
that anyone in the centre for Canadian studies will be
able to confirm.
note: The Reporter certainly wasn't intending to pre-empt
any move for independence by Quebec, and was acting on
information from the centre for Canadian studies. Possibly
there might be a confusion in translation here? Bernard
Landry is described in French as the 'premier ministre'.
While anglophone Canadians do appear to render this in
English as 'premier', a common translation of the phrase
is, as we put it, 'prime minister'.
If you live
close by, take the bus
School of Dentistry
write in agreement with Mr Roper's letter (Reporter
478). It is very easy for people who live in or near the
centre of Leeds to say we should all use public transport
and leave our cars at home. However, for those of us who
live in more remote areas, public transport is not an
paid for our road tax, insurance and purchase of a car,
why should we leave our cars at home to use unreliable,
uncomfortable and expensive public transport which does
not even go near where we live? It is just not an option
for most people.
instead, if all those people who live near the University
were to give up their parking permits, and use public
transport or walk instead of using their cars, the University
parking problem would disappear overnight.
We need subs,
but not wardens
Senior warden, Bodington Hall
thanks for putting in the advertisement for sub-wardens
at Bodington Hall. I was a bit alarmed by the heading,
though, Want to be a Warden?; as far as I know none of
the wardens is thinking of leaving, so there will not
be any vacancies for wardens next year, to my knowledge
unless you know something we don't!
vacancies, as correctly put in the body of the advertisement,
are for sub-wardens.