From the Republic of Gall, apparently - Macleans.ca
 

From the Republic of Gall, apparently


 

The first Bloc Quebecois student club outside Quebec has been formed at the University of Ottawa:

Les Bloquistes de l’Universite d’Ottawa, recently approved by the university’s student federation, is now eligible for a variety of services, such as use of rooms at the university, and up to $1,000 a year in funding from the student federation to help it promote its goal of a sovereign Quebec.

“Now we can organize conferences to promote the Bloc Quebecois’ ideas and the sovereigntist movement,” said Jean-François Landry, president of the Bloc Quebecois’ youth wing, Forum Jeunesse, and a student at the university…

In fact, two of the Bloc youth wing’s nine-member executive attend the University of Ottawa, as well as a third student who was, until recently, on the executive.

Landry, who describes himself as a foreign student, is quick to point out they all live in Quebec.

Naturally, as a “foreign student” he pays the differential fees charged to visiting undergraduates.


 
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From the Republic of Gall, apparently

  1. Does Ontario do the same thing as Québec and make out-of-province Canadian students pay higher than in-province students?

    • I reckon Quebec is the only Canadian province who subsidises its own residents. After ask yourself why we are the most taxed province/state in North America.

    • It may be a distinction without a difference, but technically Quebec doesn't make out-of-province Canadians pay more, they subsidize Quebec students paying less.

      Of course, as a have-not province what that really means is that Alberta and Ontario subsidize Quebec students paying less.

    • Quebec is also the only province that does not pay medicare fees for its own residents out of province.

    • No it does not. Because Ontario is a good province which treats all canadians the same. Quebec discriminates in charging out of province students over $4 000 more in tuition.

    • I reckon Quebec is the only Canadian province who subsidises its own residents. After ask yourself why my province is the most taxed province/state in North America.

  2. Isn’t this another dog-bites-man story? “Separatists are ridiculous, hypocritical.”

    • Mr Coyne never miss a loose puck in front of the net.

  3. Points of information:

    1) at some point in the past decade, Nova Scotia was charging differential fees for out-of-province students. Don't know whether it still does. Alex Usher, are you out there? Alex knows these things.

    2) I believe the first Bloc Québécois club outside Quebec was at my alma mater, Western, in the early 90s. It was run by Richard Marceau, an MBA student who would later become a Bloc MP. He met the woman he wound up marrying, an anglophone, in the Bloc club, which I believe lasted only long enough to elect candidates to Model Parliament. It says something about Western that Marceau was able to get a larger Bloc caucus elected than the NDP managed.

    • St. FX has differential fees, so I'm assuming the others do as well. I believe that where bursaries are
      available, out-of province students are eligible but for lesser amounts.

      http://mystfx.ca/prospective/apply/fees.htm

      And, back in the day, St. FX had a very active unit of The Cape Breton Liberation Army.
      As I recall, the chappy who wrote "Rise Again" was a member.

    • St. FX has differential fees, so I'm assuming the others do as well. I believe that where bursaries are
      available, out-of province students are eligible but for lesser amounts.

      http://mystfx.ca/prospective/apply/fees.htm

      And, back in the day, St. FX had a very active unit of The Cape Breton Liberation Army.
      As I recall, the chappy who wrote "Rise Again" was a member.

    • A number of universities charge a little more for out-of-province students, but it's usually a very small difference. Nothing like the tripling(?) of tuition that international students get.

      As a nationwide federation of provinces-first / ottawa-out-of-my-country parties, I think a series of Blocs would do fantastically well across the country — a deep hatred of federal meddling is one of the things that makes us Canadian, it would seem. Oh irony.

  4. The Bloc has just nominated another U of O alumnus, Félix Grenier, as its candidate in Marceau's old riding of Charlesbourg–Haute-Ste-Charles.

  5. Perhaps they should all be charged foreign student tuition, then.

  6. EVERY SINGLE Bloc MP is busy making it look like they are eager-beavering for souveraineté in Ottawa. Why not have a bunch of other dumb aspirationists doing the same thing a little ways across the canal at l'U d'Ottawa? The approved funding of other people's money in support of their activities is just icing on the confederational cake.

  7. It is my understanding that Quebec charges out of province students the same fees as those provinces charge Quebec students, which happens to be the fees they charge their own residents. In other words, if say a Quebec student pays 7 000 to study at Queen's , an Ontario student pays 7 000 to study at McGill, even though Quebec residents pay considerably less to study at McGill.