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Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 1:39 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

. . . and that's why I agreed with you (and the moderator) that it's best to return to topic!
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 1:27 pm
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I did not say the poverty trap was self-induced. You ignored my earlier posts and then took the highlighted one out of context. Please, in the future, read the entire thread before posting.

That...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 3:48 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

. . . and you and Js have no clue about mine (or thousands of others). I do agree it's best to just leave this one.
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 3:02 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

dbd33 - it is not reasonable to claim everything should be free or there's no "equal opportunity." The fees being charged by Canadian universities are not disproportionate. If you were talking...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 2:59 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

You do have the opportunity. You could downshift to part-time, go to school full-time and accept the loan package for full-time study. You could also work full time and be a full time student,...
Forum: Canada
Jul 10th 2017, 2:19 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I disagree completely. StatsCan says the average annual tuition is between $5,000 and $6,000 per year. That is very reasonable, there are a variety of loan packages available, and paying off a...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 4:24 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

I don't follow your logic.

An unsuccessful job application is not evidence that someone is denied equal opportunity.

In a capitalist democracy, anyone can save up a little money, go into...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 3:58 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Again: Equal opportunity and equal outcomes are two entirely different things.
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 3:38 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

OP, I am sorry I have just re-read your post.

Did you say that you moved to Canada without knowing that winter was long and cold, and summer was short?

Wow.
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 3:30 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Equal opportunity does exist in the US and Canada, and always has. But equal opportunity is different from equal outcomes.

It's not just a matter of people failing to take advantage. Lots of...
Forum: Canada
Jul 9th 2017, 2:12 am
Replies: 202
Views: 15,602
Posted By carcajou

Re: Canada's vacation politics

Cultural difference.

In North America two weeks paid holiday is standard - some give more - and the workplace cultural norm is that unpaid leave is seen as something to use for absolute...
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