I like your paper, I read it often, especially since I am on the ConU rugby team, so it’s nice to read articles about the games, along with the other sports. I also like reading about the issues like tuition fee increase because it’s good to have a student paper opinion on the issue.
I’ve got to say, what made me write this email is [Dec. 7’s] Word on campus (public transit fare increases in 2011), compiled by Eva Kratochvil.
The three students polled did not seem to mind that every year the STM increases the fares.
The STM is a monopoly, especially for us students who can’t afford transport alternatives. And they increase fares by four or five per cent every year while inflation is only around one per cent.
It doesn’t affect us in the sense that we are going to keep buying the pass, but it affects us in the sense that they can do what they want with fares, and they are!
In Montpellier, France, students can take public transports for free, and here it’s pretty expensive. Since we are used to it, we don’t seem to mind, but we should.
The three students you guys picked (I think) do not show the true students’ opinions about the issue.
JMSB, MSc student