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OMG: http://www.macleans.ca/education/uniandcollege/opposition-leader-would-manipulate-students-through-loans/ This is an interesting read on how a PC government may affect your student loans.

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  1. Although that article is very negative, that actually sounds like a good idea. Why shouldn't better students be rewarded with more money? That is how the real world works...

    I don't want to start a flame war between faculties, but why shouldn't we push students (especially those not at the top of their class) to areas where they can actually get jobs, especially with employment stats being what they are.

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    1. aren't better students already rewarded with money through scholarships? /didn't read article

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    2. Students who get the highest marks are not necessarily going to be the most successful. Chances are if a student is active in a club, team or startup, their grades will suffer. Most entrepreneurial students will not have the highest marks in their class. I would argue that supporting students who are likely to create jobs and contribute meaningfully to the economy makes a lot more sense than supporting students who shut themselves in and study manically. This will only increase the amount of stress that students already have.

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    3. You'll also see that often students are picked for their experience and how they conduct themselves in an interview rather than their grades. I have been explicitly told by several companies during interviews that grades are not a factor in their decision making process. Many employers are confident that if someone can make it to 3rd year engineering, for example, they are probably sufficiently intelligent to handle most situations.

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    4. you're making it sound like we're employed to study

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  2. Posting an article that's well over a year old in the context of a very recent election. Definitely not deceptive at all.

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  3. I agree with it mostly. The judging by marks is bullshit though. I also agree about getting rid of the 30% tuition grant.

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