Universities vital to Quebec's future, says premier

February 25, 2011

In his inaugural speech last Wednesday to kick off a new legislative session, Quebec Premier Jean Charest outlined 5 government priorities for the future, one of which is education. He noted that since 2003, the province has added nearly a billion dollars to university funding. At the same time, Charest remarked, societies have mobilized to strengthen their universities, a challenge to which all Quebec citizens must come together to respond. The premier said the government and the private sector will contribute more, and students will do their fair share. Quebec's universities must shine, Charest said, adding that education is an essential condition for the success of Quebec society. Premier's Speech (in French) | CREPUQ News Release (in French)