- Jean-Nicolas Mailloux
- May 05, 2012 - 20:29
It's somewhat odd that you make use of the 75 cents a day argument and describe it as a ''whopping'' tuition fee hike. Here in Québec, this very argument is used by detractors of the student strike to polarise the public opinion against us.They hope that it may seem ridiculous to most workers (the ones that easily earn in one, two or three weeks way enough to afford one year tuition fees) for student to mobilise in reaction to that. It is also an argument that fails to cover the whole truth : its 75 cents a day the first year, then 1.50 and so on for five years to a total of 3.50 in the end. Considering that Québec government estimates (wrongly) that it costs 7$ a day just to eat for a student, anyone could guess that this hike means major damage to the budget of the poorest among us. Greetings from Montréal, Québec.
- Brad Evoy
- May 06, 2012 - 11:26
I have a feeling Lana had written 'percent' there with the space between as a copy editing error. Solidarity, friend!
- May 05, 2012 - 07:51
From my observation, the adults in Newfoundland, and especially the ones who occupy public office, aren't much advanced beyond the cognitive level of youngsters, so the odds of being outwitted or made to look foolish by one occasionally are quite higher here than most places. So "out of the mouths of babes..." saying loses a lot of it's 'surprise' element in Newfoundland. Just sayin'.