QUEBEC TUITION

Will Montreal Students Live Happily Ever After?

After the second protest in the last two weeks following a provincial summit on higher education, everything about Montreal's current spring weather seemed to have year-old Maple Spring undertones to it, including violence, arrests and injuries. The plight of student debt, post graduation underemployment, and rising housing costs are all unarguably quite legitimate burdens faced by my generation. Will free tuition as demanded by the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante (ASSÉ) and its followers solve these zeitgeist conundrums? Unlikely.
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They're Back

Montreal police say ten people were arrested for assaulting police officers during a protest in Montreal against the Quebec government's decision to increase tuition fees. Police demanded protesters...
AP

Free Tuition In This Province? Why Not!

MONTREAL - One Quebec student group says that with tuition hikes officially off the table, it will now champion the idea of free education.The new Parti Quebecois government scrapped a controversial i...
CP

PQ Scrap Tuition Hike

QUEBEC - The tuition increase that triggered such social strife in Quebec was cancelled Thursday during an action-packed first full day in office for the Parti Quebecois government.The new government...
AP

Returning Quebec Students Will Need to Retake Economics 101

Figures from Statistics Canada show that, for the 2011/2012 year, undergraduate students in Quebec paid an average of just $2,519 a year for their education. Meanwhile, students in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Ontario paid $5,601, $5,662 and $6,640 a year, while the Canadian average was $5,366 a year. Charest's tuition proposal would have seen Quebec students still paying thousands of dollars less for their tuition in 2017 than students in several other provinces are paying right now. No organisation, universities included, can continue to provide a quality service if its expenses go up while it is unable to raise sufficient revenue to cover those expenses.