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Date: June 9th 2014
Subject: "TheÉ(eh)PC is *TOTALLY* OPPOSED
to having 20,000 'poor' volunteer students
at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games WORK
FOR NOTHING! Pay them $20 an hour."
says É(eh)PC President/Party Leader"
3 things bother theÉ(eh)PC regarding
the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.
(Interestingly, no other political party
seems to be bothered.)
1. It seems that *ALL* THE CONTRACTS
are going to Americans.
2. We do *NOT* KNOW into whose pockets
the MULTIMILLION $$$ AD con-
tracts are going.
3. Some of THE MOST CROOKED BUREAU-
CRATS - in the opinion of theÉ(eh)PC
run the Pan Am Secretariat earning PHE-
IN THIS CONTEXT OF *MASSIVE* BUREAU-
CRATIC CORRUPTION, 20,000 "poor"
students are expected TO WORK
Did we fall down the rabbit hole?
LQQking for SUCKERS!
"Ontario college and university students who
volunteer during the Pan Am and Parapan Am
Games next summer are eligible for a break
on their OSAP loans."
"Training, College and Universities Minister
Brad Duguid announced Tuesday that his
ministry will spend $1.9 million to ensure
that new, returning and graduating post-
secondary students aren't financially pu-
nished for their volunteer activities."
" 'This is a once in a lifetime opportunity,' he
said, 'We want to make sure our students
have the opportunity to experience that.' "
" 'Volunteering is volunteering,' Duguid said.
'We're not looking to pay students to do this.' "
24H Toronto News, Wednesday, January 15th 2014,
"Pan Am volunteers to get break on student loans", p. 4.
("This" being taking tickets, shuttling
athletes, helping out wherever they're
needed: 20,000 students from the be-
ginning of July to the end of August.")
THE BAIT: OSAP "Break"
1. Their financial contribution to their OSAP
loan from summer work will be waived
in their financial needs assessment.
2. This will result - on average - in a $2,800
3. New graduates will get an extra 6-month
interest reprieve on their repayment of
their OSAP loan which "normally" only
has a 6-month reprieve: this "OSAP
break" will give them a 12-month
The total cost of the "OSAP break" will be $1.9 million:
For every day worked, they have to pay their transportation to
the Pan Am site ($7) and lunch ($8) costing them AT LEAST
$15 in OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES - for *every* paidless
That adds up to $600: 5 days a week for 8 weeks
$15x 5 days x 8 weeks = $600
On what are the students to live on during the spring+summer?
Where are they going to get this $600?
Panhandle - LIKE A BUM?
Our Gov't *DOESN'T* CARE.
THE BOTTOM LINE
It's *NOT* WORTH ITbecause
- they'll have to pay back the OSAP $2,800 loan increase
- they'll be out $600 for having "the opportunity" to work
at the Pan Am games
The Gov't appears to be treating the 20,000 students as
a bunch of masochists!
ABILITY TO PAY
Our *CROOKED* FASCIST Police state Gov't has THE *ABILITY* TO PAY the students $20 an hour.
After 8 weeks, they'd have $6,400!
($20 an hour x 40 hours a week x 8 weeks)
This would cost the Gov't $128 MILLION.
($6,400 x 20,000)
That's *NOT* MUCH - relatively speaking -
considering that the Games are costing $2.4 BILLION.
For the Gov't of Ontario to *NOT* pay the 20,000 'poor' students is to
treat them as STOOGES!
It shows *NO* RESPECT.
It's DESPICABLY MEAN.
It's *NOT* RIGHT.
It's A CONTINUATION of the "abusive" FASCIST POLICE STATE POLICY
of *STICKING IT* TO THE STUDENTS!
In order to "qualify" for the "OSAP break" students have to work
AT LEAST 12 out of a "possible" 18 shifts during the Pan Am Games
and 6 of a "possible" 8 for the Parapan Am events.
These 20,000 students would be better off working as É(eh)PC
- the minimum wage will be $20 an hour
- with university+college will be FREE
- students taking 4 courses or more at a
time will get $1,200TAX-FREE monthly
- for those living away from home in Canada,
they'll automatically get for 12 consecutive
months an additional $1,200TAX-FREE
Kenneth Selin (say'leen)
B.A.(Psychology), B.A.(Spanish), B.Admin.,
B.Comm.(Honours), B.A.(Italian) "magna cum laude"