Hopefully, the Canadian media and conservative bloggers, particularly those covering Queen’s Park in Toronto, will not let up on the pressure for the McGuinty Liberal government to cancel the program to subsidize international doctoral students to the tune of $40,000 dollars a year.
That money is Ontario taxpayers money. It should be spent on Ontario students, not foreign students who have never contributed to the Canadian economy in any way. Here is what I have written before on this topic.
This is not about prejudice or bigotry towards Chinese-Canadians who work extremely hard and pay taxes like everyone else. No, this is about a government, a Liberal government, who is willing to spend Ontario taxpayers money to bring people from other countries to get entitlements they don’t deserve.
Can you just imagine Liberal and media reaction if it had been a conservative government who had announced such a policy?
Update: Here is a link to the Ontario PC Party’s petition: “Keep Ontario dollars for Ontario students.” Print it off and get all your friends and relatives to sign it and send it c/o MPP Jim Wilson. The Queen’s Park address is at the bottom of the petition. Let Dalton McGuinty know that he shouldn’t be spending Ontario taxdollars to educate foreign students.
Further Update: For some reason I have been having some problems getting the Ontario PC petition link to work. If anyone has similar difficulty, I would recommend visiting the Ontario PC Party website and then click on their direct link to the petition.