Letters to the Editor

International student's questions deserve some answers

Editor: I would like to address the problems outlined by international student Jinseok Kim (The Times, June 24), one at a time.

First and foremost, if you can provide readers with the name of the individual(s) who forced you to leave your homeland and seek an education in Canada, we will be happy to hunt them down and ask them for a refund on your behalf. Or is your education here to increase your chances of entering a Canadian university, and not paying the rates charged to international students? If education here is not cheap, then why are you doing it?

Second, the teachers have made it abundantly clear that this strike is all about you, the students — not money. You should be thanking them.

Third, I am very curious, as possibly some other readers are.  Who exactly does this $80 a day go to? If it’s the school district, it seems clear to me you shouldn’t be paying while the strike is in effect. However, if it’s to the host family who is providing your accommodation and meals, isn’t that still being provided?

Hugh Paterson,

Langley

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