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05-15-2013, 01:56 PM
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OUA Spending

There are very few OUA teams that actively pay their players, and even fewer that pay to the level of the top AUS and Canada West teams.
The teams that do pay should not come as a surprise to anyone: Lakehead certainly pays, and it is likely that they have competition from some of the new programs (with the new business models) such as Carleton and Nipissing.
The Quebec schools have a substantial competitive advantage in that their tuition is capped for Quebec students (I believe it's in the $1500 range), which helps explain why UQTR and Concordia can consistently attract top players from the Q.
One important note: the top academic schools (e.g., Toronto, Queen's, RMC) don't pay their players, and have very limited athletic scholarship money, if any. They actually attract players based on the academic merits of the school.

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