Volume 96, Issue 15
Tuesday, September 24, 2002

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Liberal lackeys won't give me my scratch

Re: "Student leaders claim recent tuition study is flawed,"
Sept. 19

To the Editor:

Tuition, shmuition? I don't freakin' think so!

I don't know what's wrong with those people over at the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation – oh, wait, I do! They are lackeys of the sitting Liberal government that claims to be so darn broke. Geeze, it must be horrible to have a $600 billion budget to waste on privatized debt financing, corrupt bureaucracy, and patronage every single year.

Claiming all is well in terms of accessibility and the financing of education in Canada, is ridiculous. Are they blind?

Forget most of the study. It's clear to any student or parent that it's total bullshit. Imagine the arrogance of this Sean Junor guy, one of the study's authors, in "noting the number of students surveyed in 2000 who cited financial reasons for not attending university ONLY rose from 23 to 36 per cent." (The Gazette Sept. 19 ). Bastards! Are they kidding?

Read between the lines: since real student enrollment has increased, and those welfare cases leaching off of student aid are actually paying back their loans (The question in Junor's office: how were they even smart enough to get into university?), therefore all is well, i.e. as long as we get our loan money back, who gives a shit?

It is despicable that anybody could look at a statistic that says that 36 per cent of students polled (I'm assuming high school graduates) cited financial reasons for not attending university and call that accessibility. Worse still, how dare anybody qualify an increase in this statistic, especially a 13 per cent increase, with ONLY!! Nobody should cite financial reasons as preventing them from getting an education, period.

Eric Fortin
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