People who live in these more civilized countries read this shit about the US and simply scratch their heads. The numbers alone are mind-boggling to people whose entire annual medical expenditure is usually under $100, and frequently 0.
I really do scratch my head. I honestly cannot fathom what it must be like to live in a society where if I break my leg or get seriously ill I might have to choose between treatment and paying the rent.
Populations in most developed countries are still growing, they just experience slower growth than underdeveloped countries.
But the rate of growth has been declining for many years, and much of today's growth is due to immigration. Canada's population growth rate is currently 1.2%. Two thirds of that is from immigration. So our local growth is 0.4% and falling. If current trends continue we will have negative local growth in a few decades. Immigration will keep us steady only as long as undeveloped countries stay undeveloped.
If students and faculty are really worried about the image of the school, they should just put on a competing event. That is, if they really care that much about it.
And legitimize the conference?
It only legitimizes it if the competing conference is about something scientific. If the other conference is about something equally silly, it would serve to add to the aura of ridiculousness of the whole thing. Ideally it ends up looking something like this.
Canada only has jurisdiction over what is can enforce its orders on. If Netflix has no employees or assets in Canada, Canada has no jurisdiction over Netflix.
The CRTC doesn't need jurisdiction over Netflix to make them play ball. They already have jursidiction over the ISPs which deliver Netflix content to canadian consumers, and I'm sure they could easily make doing business in Canada more expensive for them. If Netflix was untouchable then they would not have bothered to show up to the hearings.