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    Posted: 22/July/2007 at 2:17pm
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It was a good article indeed.  I felt like throttling some of the commentators though! "suck it up" indeed!
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As Staretz said some of the comments were far from understanding or supportive of the problem. Only those who have personally experienced the CSL problems can truley understand.

 The article as good as it was (in some ways) will fade away and get lost on the Globe and Mail's website like yesterdays news paper that went out with the trash.  Copyrights may keep us from having the news article on this website but can't stop us from placing our personal comments here, where they will more likely be accessible for future readers. .

Comment... re: Government accused of milking student loan plan
                        
Canadian Press - July 22, 2007

Casey Crow
from Wild West, Canada writes:
Interest on my student loans was 12%.. Someone would make the profit on a loan with this kind of rate! Collection agencies get paid to collect while countless others make money on the program. As pointed out by Mark, if there is not money to be made, why would a US company set up a division to administer Canada student loans.. something is rotten here!

A little compassion please!

Until you have walked in our shoes and experienced pain and hurt you have no right to judge!

Our government gives millions of $$$ to big business and other countries yet treats students with financial problems like sh*t!

After experiencing personal tragedies, not being unable to work and/or pay our student loan we we fed to the dogs and left to manage with no help. Debt collectors call you names, swear at you and treat you like a lump of dog crap. When they get you down, they still keep kicking you. They can't get blood out of a stone but no one cares about your situation. You tell you story over and over, no one listens, no one cares. You fill out financial statements that clearly shows the welfare you get is hardly enough to live on. You only get harassed more. what can you do, nothing.. You take some more pills, your doctor gave you for depression and stress and curl up in a ball, sleep some more, hoping that when you wake up it will go away!

Some of us can't pay, we'll never be able to pay.. the $$$

BUT

We have paid with our mental health! I for one have served a sentence of over 15 years for the crime of not being able to pay my CSL. A very harsh punishment compared to that for other crimes and no time off for good behavior, no parole!

Some of us are now seniors... Let us retire in peace! Please forgive our loans like you did for countries like Iraq.

See the real stories about what is happening: http://canadastudentdebt.ca


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Apparently I have to "purchase" this article in order to read it...Wacko
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Originally posted by polyhymnia61 polyhymnia61 wrote:

Apparently I have to "purchase" this article in order to read it...Wacko


Sad.. even the Globe in Mail wants to make a buck on us! Angry

I wasn't expecting the story to get hidden so fast. Not only did they take away the public viewing of the article, they stole the comments that many of us posted on their site.

Unfortunately, I never thought to grabe a copy for future reference..


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Here:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070722.wstudentloans0722/BNStory/National/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20070722.wstudentloans0722

or
http://www.studentloanfairness.ca/index.php?name=Sections&req=viewarticle&artid=101&page=1
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