New Brunswick government extends medicare to international students

The provincial government’s decision to extend medicare to international students will help attract and retain students from other countries, says the New Brunswick Student Alliance.

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  • Etobicoke_Gladiator

    You’ve got to be f**king kidding us, right? Does the ludicrous socialism ever end? I suppose it doesn’t.

    In any case, anchor babies in North America with our antiquated 19th century laws re: immigration are bad enough, but this is insane. Of course, Trudeau would applaud this “noble” (i.e. idiotic) gesture.

    Now, how many permanent “students” will come to Canada via NB thanks to this profoundly desperate ploy? *sigh*

    • Watchman

      “I’m here for the Social Work degree … and a heart transplant”

      • Marius K

        In that case you must be from the Middle East where heart transplants in 30-something year old patients are quiet common due to genetic malfunctions.

        • Clausewitz

          You mean inbreeding right?

    • shasta

      “You’ve got to be f**king kidding”

      Feels nice to be paying to support millionaire foreigners in their accustomed lifestyle does it not?

      • k1962

        And the f*cking government has the nerve to come after us for more taxes. Yuck Fou Justin.

    • Jane

      Hi Etobicoke Gladiator – hope you are well. I lost your e-mail address. Drop me a line if you have time. Jane

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Jane — please email BCF for permission to write me. He can forward you my personal email address. Cheers! 🙂

        • Jane

          Going to send an e-mail to BCF right now.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Tell me, what the frig is the benefit of being a Canadian or a citizen of a province anymore?

    • Watchman

      Being the Taxpayer that gets to pay for this all. Well, technically, it’s all borrowed money anyway, so it will be you, your children and your grandchildren who will probably be paying back the money over time.

    • Jane

      There is no benefit. We are just serfs now.

    • Lightstream

      What an idiot!
      The politicians on all levels of government in Canada have gone off the deep end. The population is so apathetic to what goes on, it’s appalling. Canada isn’t the country it used to be thanks to horrid politicians and ignorant Canadians.

      • Etobicoke_Gladiator

        Virtue signaling gone viral thanks to Internet hipsters and rabid socialists!!!

  • Exile1981

    Actually since foreign students only need a couple of classes each semester to qualify and because NB covers sex change procedures… you will see every nut wanting to get a snip will take 2 classes and then get free surgery.

    • ontario john

      And if they get knocked up at college, they can get free abortions. Their families in Saudi Arabia will never know. Isn’t Canada great!!!

      • Sharkibark

        I’m gonna apply for refugee status from Canada to Canada. Free glasses and dental, wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    • Sharkibark

      Let’s install these at all illegal border crossings. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UrCHbxTJbA

      • Uncommunist

        Will get kind of crowded in there … with the rcmp baggage handlers in there too.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    …some Chinese delegate came up here last month and asked the Mayor how he’d feel if a couple of million Chinamen came over here to work…

  • simus1

    Seems simple enough.
    Since the vast majority of young people make minimal use of the health care system anyway, with the exception of birthing facilities and abortionariums, it would make sense to keep track of these foreign student medical expenses and deduct same from provincial government grants to higher education.

  • David Murrell

    I’m a retired professor (economics) at UNB, and most foreign students I taught over the years were well-heeled, to afford the high tuition overseas. This, plus the fact that Premier Gallant is raising taxes every which way — shows people here that Gallant is just plain crazy.

    • shasta

      “Gallant is just plain crazy”

      Of course he is; he is a Canadian politician, what else would you expect?

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Have you no heart for the intellectually gifted migrants that wanna just be patriotic freedom loving Canadians? Does it matter whether they need a heart transplant mere weeks into their “studies” or that they sponsor their entire families to live in Canada, too? You are obviously a heartless conservative. *wink*

  • ontario john

    Just following the standard Liberal Party policy whether federally or provincially, that EVERYTHING IS FREE HERE!!

  • Spatchcocked

    Small potatoes compared to what Justines Haitians are costing…up to 20 000 and counting!

    Yippee!!!!

    • A Hamilton Guy

      I’ll take the Haitians over the mudslimes if there are choices. We’re on the losing end anyway.

  • Sharkibark

    Wait a second… Medicare? MEDICARE??? Perhaps I am wrong, but isn’t MEDICARE the primary medical coverage provider for many persons aged 65 and older and for those with a disability in the USA? I am so grateful that rich foreigners whose countries already benefit by millions of our tax dollars can send their kids to our over subsidized universities are getting a little break on not having to pay for private dental for their kids. Bless’em – DIVERSITY IS STRENGTH. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      War is peace. Islam is peace. War is peace. *wash* *rinse* *repeat* etc.

  • bargogx1

    Wow, I’m so glad to hear that the government of NB is swimming in so much cash that they can afford to do this. Who knew NB was such a rich province? Did they strike oil or something? Has McCain’s made the province that filthy rich?

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      My understanding is that New Brunswick is one of the welfare provinces and get money from the West

      • Lightstream

        The more I think about it, the more BC should separate from the rest of Canada and Alberta should go with us. We’re just looked at as cash cows, by the federal government, anyway. Especially Alberta. Gee, what a radical idea.

    • k1962

      Yeah and all the doctors are going to leave with Justin’s new tax grab against small businesses in the works.

  • Because apparently New Brunswick can afford all of this.

    • Clausewitz

      They can afford this so much they banned fracking, cause, you know you wouldn’t want to turn the province into a “Have” province.

  • The Buddhist Butterfly

    Alberta is going to be paying for this with transfer payments.

    • Alain

      Alberta will be the next have-not province thanks to the NDP and federal Liberals.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        And once the NDP and greens have turned BC into a have-not province then we’re really up Shitz Creek.

    • Etobicoke_Gladiator

      Fear not, the NDP will ruin the wealth of all Albertans in no time flat.

  • Millie_Woods

    Sez foreign students’ dependents are covered too.

    • Lightstream

      Canada…the doormat of the world.

  • k1962

    How nice that they are easing their burden at everyone else’s expense! Stupid Canadians.