Volume 95, Issue 84

Wednesday, March 13, 2002
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London declares all-out war on smokers

Brand new crusty old dean?

Police chase Beaver balcony jumper

Dalhousie strike gets nastier by the day

OPSEU strike may affect OSAP

Vote and drop out at 18

News Briefs

News Briefs

Union president to speak at Western

Canadian Auto Workers Union president Buzz Hargrove is coming to Western to discuss the state of labour in today's economy.

The lecture, entitled "Labour in the New Economy: Looking at the Issue," is being presented by the Labour Law Society, said the group's president Matt Wilson.

"He'll be speaking on an array of social, political and economic issues," Wilson said. "He's a colourful and controversial figure."

Hargrove's presentation will be held in Rm. 38 of the Law Building today at 12:30 p.m.. Wilson said a reception will follow the talk.

Those interested in additional information should contact mrwilson@uwo.ca.

–Emmett Macfarlane

How to get your taxes done for free

The annual free income tax clinic for students is being held by the University Students' Council until Mar. 22 on the third floor of the University Community Centre.

Sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Starbucks Masonville, the clinic involves 200 student volunteers who have been trained by Revenue Agency and Customs Canada officials, said USC income tax commissioner Chris Donkers.

"The clinic is a great opportunity for students to learn about the tax filing process while their tax situations are relatively simple. Many students may not be aware of the tax credits they are entitled to," he said.

Donkers said last year more than 350 returns were completed at the clinic, and over 1,000 tax-related questions were answered.

Students lining up for the clinic should come prepared with their T4 employment slips, T2202A tuition receipts, rental payment receipts and any other investment-related papers they have.

Donkers said the tax clinic saved clients approximately $14,000 in accounting fees last year. This year, the clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays. Appointments are available, but students can attend on a drop-in basis.

–Jessica Leeder


Due to an editing error, the following was deleted from "VP forum allows for schmooze-fest" in yesterday's edition.

Dave Vaillancourt, fourth-year philosophy student, said he did not agree with the idea of capping the clubs system. "We need to take steps to alleviate the work the commissioners have to do now, which might include adding a fifth clubs commissioner," he said.

The Gazette regrets the error.

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