Volume 94, Issue 44

Thursday, November 16, 2000


Liberal TV ad lied, Alliance charges

Strike looming - Caretakers could walk out

York U behind picket lines again

"Massive" probe begins

Campus Briefs

Quirks and Smirks

New City Council prioritizes

USC remembers federal election run

Corroded Disorder

Campus Briefs

Stockwell Day to visit London

Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day will be in London tomorrow night, trying to whip up support in his bid to become Canada's next prime minister.

Day will speak at Centennial Hall at 7 p.m. on Friday, said Kenneth Lewis, vice-president of the London North-Centre riding for the Alliance party.

Day will be joined by the Alliance's three London-area candidates, Nancy Branscombe, Robert Vaughn and Western political science professor Salim Mansur, Lewis added.

"I think Stock will get more vigorous in his attacks," Lewis said, explaining he anticipates strongly worded criticisms of the Liberal party's election platform.

Lewis also said he thinks Day's public speaking style is impressive and may help him win over undecided voters. "He's very knowledgeable about what he's saying. He seldom looks at notes."

According to Lewis, Day is expected to speak for about a half hour and then open up the floor to questions from the audience.

–Mike Murphy

Concert to showcase Western talent

Western's five choirs will raise their voices in concert this Saturday.

The participants will be UWO Singers, Les Choristes, The Chorale, St. Cecilia Singers and the Thames Scholars, confirmed Nikki Attwell at Music Western. The concert will showcase music from the 16th century to the present day, she said. "There is a little bit of everything," Attwell said.

The UWO Singers were honoured earlier this month to participate in University Voices 2000, which brought together Canada's 12 best university choirs for a concert in Massey Hall, she said.

"This choir has been recognized as one of the best in the country."

According to Attwell, this Saturday's concert is one of 200 that are put on throughout the year by the university. The student participation is part of their academic program requirement, she said.

The concert will take place in St. Paul Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, at 8 p.m. Tickets will cost $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and will be available at the door, she said.

–Anne Sagar

Dalton McGuinty is coming to town

Ontario Liberal Party leader Dalton McGuinty will be visiting Western today to talk and interact with students.

On Thursday at 4 p.m. in the McKellar room in the University Community Centre, McGuinty, the leader of the official opposition at Queen's Park, will be delivering a presentation as part of the Western's speaker series, said Mary Devorski, a spokesperson for McGuinty's office.

Following the presentation, audience members will be allowed to participate in a question and answer period with McGuinty, she said, adding McGuinty will be willing to discuss any issue from health care to education to the environment.

Admission is free and the event is co-sponsored by the Social Science Students' Council, she said.

–Aaron Wherry

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