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Old 06-08-2013, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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The US is such a fncked up country.
But...but...they're Number One!
They keep saying so.

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:32 PM
 
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If there's something scandalous about tuition in US colleges, it's how every program is so damn expensive at decent universities. If there's something scandalous about tuition in Quebec, it's how students of some medical specializations get to pay the same damn thing as a history major.

3 of my friends are psychiatrists (woe is me, I know) and their monthly net salary is higher than the sum of what they paid for their university education. Side effect of Quebec's egalitarian society.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:17 AM
 
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If there's something scandalous about tuition in US colleges, it's how every program is so damn expensive at decent universities. If there's something scandalous about tuition in Quebec, it's how students of some medical specializations get to pay the same damn thing as a history major.

3 of my friends are psychiatrists (woe is me, I know) and their monthly net salary is higher than the sum of what they paid for their university education. Side effect of Quebec's egalitarian society.
Nothing wrong with that. In some countries, university is free. Germany charges something like 500 EUR per semester.
I don't see why people should have to take loans or get into debt to get a degree. Education should be accessible and affordable.

Although Quebec has some serious spending problems that need to be dealt with.

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:43 AM
 
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I am just glad I never have to live in Quebec.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:44 AM
 
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Nothing wrong with that. In some countries, university is free. Germany charges something like 500 EUR per semester.
I don't see why people should have to take loans or get into debt to get a degree. Education should be accessible and affordable.

Although Quebec has some serious spending problems that need to be dealt with.
Of course, education should be accessible and affordable. It already is in Quebec. I'm not talking about increasing tuition to $20k/yr for medicine and dentistry, but nobody's going to put an X on medical school if tuition was $6k instead of less than $3k.

Quebec's problems when it comes to higher education is not spending, it's revenue.
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Old 06-09-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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Of course, education should be accessible and affordable. It already is in Quebec. I'm not talking about increasing tuition to $20k/yr for medicine and dentistry, but nobody's going to put an X on medical school if tuition was $6k instead of less than $3k.

Quebec's problems when it comes to higher education is not spending, it's revenue.
On the other hand, Quebec's doctors are the lowest paid as well.
Perhaps raising tuition fees could help raise salaries, and help reduce the doctor shortage.


Or it would discourage students, and further exacerbate the shortage. Who knows?
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:05 AM
 
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Canada posts biggest job gains in more than a decade as sentiment firms up - The Globe and Mail

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3401718.html
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Old 06-09-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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I am just glad I never have to live in Quebec.
...and I'm sure the people of Quebec are glad as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:26 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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The US is such a fncked up country.
How so?
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:27 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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But...but...they're Number One!
They keep saying so.

Who is "they"?
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