Volume 94, Issue 46

Tuesday, November 21, 2000


NEWS

Code goes back to drawing board

Stockwell pops into London

UWO caretaker strike averted - CUPE and administration finally agree

London North Centre race heating up

Auto break-ins on the rise, UPD warns

Campus Briefs

Moran outlines new buildings at Senate

Planet Me

Stockwell pops into London

By Sean Maraj
Gazette Staff



Canadian Alliance leader Stockwell Day came rolling into London's Centennial Hall last Friday, and while there were cheers from the Alliance members on hand inside, protestors rallied outside to voice their disapproval.

During his 45 minute speech, Day touched on several of the CA's election platform initiatives, including the party's stance on health, military spending and the criminal justice system.

Day attacked the Liberal party and Prime Minister Jean Chretien, pointing to several investigations and supposed abuses of power by the prime minister, including the alleged channeling of funds to his own riding.

"We've seen 20 separate investigations of corruption and abuse. Five of which were in the PM's riding," Day said.

The Alliance leader also promised that his party, if elected, would change the way government works and how it relates to people. "It's time we had a federal government that told the truth and thought truth is important."

Meanwhile, outside Centennial Hall, one protestor who was causing a disruption was charged by London Police.

Third-year philosophy student Dan Bibeau was charged with trespassing after London Police escorted him outside the building.

"I was inside and I was booing when he was introducing the London members. One figure in a suit grabbed me, I was resisting a bit because I just wanted to walk out," he said. "They threatened to arrest me, put me in the back of the cop car and gave me a ticket.

"I'm hoping not to pay the ticket, I'm going to take it to a justice of the peace and see what happens," Bibeau said.

Const. Paul Ladoceur, of the London Police, said Bibeau was charged with trespassing after Bibeau refused to heed police warnings.

"A police officer tried to tell him to be quiet," he said. "The officer asked him to step outside to talk then the first officer along with another officer attempted to escort the individual outside."

According to Ladoceur, Bibeau then tried to break free from the officers and at that point police charged him with trespassing. Ladoceur explained the owner of the property had already notified the police any individual disrupting the proceedings could be considered to be trespassing on the property.


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