A question I have also asked incisor, "Have you first hand experience?", and gotten no answer.
I arrived in MFC, on Sunday last (for CPL) and have been here a week now, and feel I have enough first hand experience to make some comments. Guys like Clrd2lnd seem to want to make silly points about peoples posts rather than help others find facts, so here's my two cents worth, hope it helps.
On first arrival I was met in Halifax airport, a 3 hour drive by a member of the board of directors, who spent his Sunday driving down to meet me and bring me to the college. He told me alot about the place, and something I did not know, which is that MFC is a 'not for profit' organisation, which basicly means all profits are reinvested in the school, helping to keep prices as low as possible.
As for the 7 points made:
1. I found that all the information I either read on their site, or asked about was honest and accurate.
2. I have found all the staff and management to be very helpful with all the usual 'settling in' problems, management are very approachable should any problems arise.
3. Instruction is top class, the instructors are great guys and from what I can see get along great with all the students, and the school has a very high first time pass rate for JAA courses.
4. The school operates a fleet including Diamond DA-20C-1, C-172's, and PA-44. The DA aircraft are factory new and conversion to this aircraft (should you choose to do so) takes about 2 hours with an instructor. Granted the 172 and PA-44 fleets are a little old, but non the less on site maintainance ensures that if problems do arise, the a/c are fixed quickly.
5. Student accommodation isn't 5 star, but what do you want!!? It could be described as a dorm, with either a single or shared room, and shower facilities are shared. Some students decided they didn't want to stay here, and there seems to be no shortage of local B&B's within walking distance. I have been offered rooms a few times by guys living in B&Bs, but for the sake of a month, I have decided to stay put.
6. Weather at the moment is perfect for flying, much like a nice day in Dublin on the summer, but once November comes it begins to get very cold, but still flyable apparently. Come January it can suddenly hit -30, and yes I'm sure there are big delays if that happens, but the 'extreme' cold is something management are aware of and I'm sure they will advise anybody considering coming during those months.
7. So far, I'm satisfied.
Thats my experience of the college so far.
The locals are really friendly people and the town is fairly big, good night life if your interested in that while your here too. Prices for food etc are reasonable, I had a steak with two cocktails in town last night for CA$23, about 15 quid, great in comparison to Dublin!
If you have any questions or I missed something out, feel free to PM me.