Cars + Mary Jane = NDP
What do clean cars and green grass have in common? The New
Democratic Party loves them both, right along with utopia.
The UWO NDP has organized a public forum on environmental
politics entitled “Cleaner Cars and Cannabis” today
in the University Community Centre.
“It is a political awareness event focusing on environmental
politics,” said Mike Mlynarczyk, policy chairman of UWO
“There are two themes, both dealing with progressive
environmental public policy,” he explained. “One
calls for the implementation of an alternative fuel car plan
for Canada — the other calls for a legalization of adult
Marc Emery, the president of the Marijuana Party, will speak
on a rule-based approach to adult marijuana use, and Irene
Mathyssen, a former NDP member of provincial parliament, will
speak about the reasons for cleaner cars, Mlynarczyk noted.
“The Green Car Strategy is a new NDP policy that calls
on Canada to invest in the production of alternative fuel vehicles,
much like California and many other jurisdictions [that] are
already doing [it],” he said, adding the strategy relates
to everyone because if implemented it will cut greenhouse gas
emissions by one third.
New Western-born nursing journal
The International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship
was launched yesterday as the first electronic, Canadian-based
international nursing journal focused on nursing education.
Co-founded by Western nursing professors Mary-Anne Andrusyszyn,
Carroll Iwasiw and Dolly Goldenberg, and developed through
Berkeley Electronic Press, the site contains peer-reviewed
articles on topics and issues related to nursing education.
“[The launching of the journal] profiles the university
and showcases the calibre of the faculty at Western,” Andrusyszyn
“[The new journal will be a] huge contribution to nursing
knowledge development,” she said, adding that in terms
of nursing students, “articles will meet learning needs
and help to inspire.”
While educators, nurses in clinical areas and students in
nursing programs will be the main visitors to the site, many
of the topics covered can be applied to other fields.
Andrusyszyn confirmed that one of the goals of the journal
will be to decrease publishing time and guarantee quick review
of submitted articles.
“We’re looking for international readership and
international authorship,” Iwasiw said.
The journal will include expository and research articles,
as well as everything from administration to graduation, she
The journal can be found online at www.bepress.com/ijnes.