How much money do banks make off student loans?

Note: This article originally appeared on OpenFile Montreal, to which this blog post linked for the full text. Since September 2012 OpenFile’s website has been “on hiatus” and the news organization shut down due to financial insolvency. Therefore, the full text of article is now posted below. Mel Lefebvre was on the way to starting …

At least you’re not from Ontario

Give me a break. That’s what students across Quebec have been telling the provincial government about tuition fees. On March 31, thousands of Quebec CEGEP and university students took to the streets in the latest of a string of protests against tuition hikes. Okay, I get it—tuition’s going up. But even better than a break, students here …