I paid over $6,000 university tuition this year for my son’s post-secondary education here in Ontario. Although an additional tax break or two would have been nice, the tax man strikes everyone except Quebec. While here in Ontario, my TurboTax Canada software remained free of any additional tax breaks this year.
The increase roughly works out to a $300 increase per student per year, which would still leave Quebec with some of the lowest tuition rates in Canada.
The average annual cost to attend a Quebec university — $2,519 — is far lower than university tuition in other provinces.
More math as per John Robson. $2500 is 1/10th of the price of what it costs. The rest is subsidized. Across Canada, the average is twice this rate meaning student’s pay about 1/5th of the actual price of their education. And 1 in 5 Canadians go to University. This means the average Joe out there who does NOT go to university is paying the same amount towards education as someone who DOES go. How wrong is that?
So yes. Get off your asses, get off the street, get INTO the classroom, and sit down on your asses, before the rest of us collectively KICK your whiney, over-entitled asses!!