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nationalpost:

Student debt bankrupting a generationIn 2006, Nereid Lake was a single mom with an undergraduate degree in French linguistics from Simon Fraser University and well on her way to a master’s degree in linguistics when Canada Student Loans informed her she had exceeded the lifetime lending limit of the federal program and would have to leave university — without her degree.At the time, she had accumulated about $60,000 in student loans.“Even though I had an armload of academic awards, I was forced to leave,” she says. “My aspiration was to work in the field of voice recognition cognitive science, getting computers to understand human language. Instead I had to take the first job I could, as a low-earning court clerk. Now I’m nearly 40 just barely making ends meet and still owe more than $50,000 in student debt. I naively thought student loans would be the great equalizer. Instead I’ve plunged into a student debt nightmare.”Ms. Lake is not alone. Nearly two million Canadians have student loans. That debt is worth about $20-billion and includes federal and provincial government loans and personal debt in the form of credit cards, family loans and lines of credit all used to finance post-secondary education. And that number is only set to grow as student loans owed to the government of Canada alone increase by $1.2-million a day. At the same time, the amount of unrecoverable student loan debt now sits at $149.5-million.

nationalpost:

Student debt bankrupting a generation
In 2006, Nereid Lake was a single mom with an undergraduate degree in French linguistics from Simon Fraser University and well on her way to a master’s degree in linguistics when Canada Student Loans informed her she had exceeded the lifetime lending limit of the federal program and would have to leave university — without her degree.

At the time, she had accumulated about $60,000 in student loans.

“Even though I had an armload of academic awards, I was forced to leave,” she says. “My aspiration was to work in the field of voice recognition cognitive science, getting computers to understand human language. Instead I had to take the first job I could, as a low-earning court clerk. Now I’m nearly 40 just barely making ends meet and still owe more than $50,000 in student debt. I naively thought student loans would be the great equalizer. Instead I’ve plunged into a student debt nightmare.”

Ms. Lake is not alone. Nearly two million Canadians have student loans. That debt is worth about $20-billion and includes federal and provincial government loans and personal debt in the form of credit cards, family loans and lines of credit all used to finance post-secondary education. And that number is only set to grow as student loans owed to the government of Canada alone increase by $1.2-million a day. At the same time, the amount of unrecoverable student loan debt now sits at $149.5-million.

Source: nationalpost

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Rebecca St James -- Wait For Me




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Singer Rebecca St. James on Marriage, Life and God

If you were a singer, what would you sing about?





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Anthony Callea - Live for Love




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What is it to be a man?

A playboy?
Drink the bunny. Drink it.
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…with big arms & mistresses?
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Photos of Lille!


Fontaine de la gare Lille Flandre
by Guillaume Cattiaux

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Pics from Wazemmes, a southern suburb of Lille.

Jimena et moi - Gare Lille Flandres, France.
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Exclusion and embrace in French & Australian culture


How embracing do you think your culture is toward those who are different? What is the status quo toward those who come from a different country, wear different clothes or just use a different…

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Jour 36 : [Hypnotisé]
Première photo d’Elle. C’est elle qui partage mon quotidien et qui chaque jour me rend heureux…
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Jour 36 : [Hypnotisé]

Première photo d’Elle. C’est elle qui partage mon quotidien et qui chaque jour me rend heureux…

Comment résister à ses yeux…

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