96, Issue 79
LAST UPDATED: Wednesday February 19, 2003 - 12:00 p.m.SmartVote sends message to politicians
part of the SmartVote campaign, 4,928 letters from Western students were
sent to Queen's Park yesterday, to highlight the importance of post-secondary
education as an issue in the upcoming provincial election.
Smoking finally banned
Smoking will soon be illegal in London's bars, according to London's City Council, who voted Monday night 12-7 in favour of enacting the new bylaw.
Budget features educational goodies
For the sixth year in a row, Canada's federal government has produced a balanced budget, which features a $14 billion increase in spending on a wide-variety of public services, including a large increase towards post-secondary education.
TAs talkin' tough at UBC
The teaching assistants at the University of British Columbia are ready to rumble.
The picket signs came out last Thursday at UBC, as approximately 200 to 300 members of the teaching assistant union – Canadian Union of Public Employees local 2278 – came out in organized strike action.
Funding to aid abuse victims
London cultural centre is seeing green, after receiving provincial funding
to assist the victims of domestic abuse.
Local activist to run for NDP
Fuelled by a desire to increase democratic participation, a London social activist has her sights set on the provincial New Democratic Party candidate nomination for the riding of London North Centre.
Julie Glaser, founder and co-ordinator of Western's Youth Anti-Violence Education Project and spokesperson for the London Homeless Coalition, said her campaign platform is geared towards "Revolutionizing democracy," stressing democracy must be revolutionized as much as it should evolve.
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