The merchants of Guelph, Ontario, can't wait for school to start.

It's not just that they relish the return of 14,000 University of Guelph students who swell the coffers of a Canadian town with a permanent population of around 100,000. The merchants are sold on the Mondex smart card system and see technology-savvy students as its most enthusiastic users.

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