Canada taxes learning

In Canada you pay tax when you take a course.

I found it really surprising, I wanted to improve my french, after all this is a bilingual country, so in the spirit of integration I felt it was my duty to learn to speak better french. Imagine my surprise when I found out the there was tax on the course fee.

I thought the fee was too high anyway, but the tax was the final obstacle. Canada should be helping new or recent immigrants to learn the official languages, not increasing the cost of learning unnecessarily.

Canada taxes many things that you would not expect.