CAQ pledges $40M to create research chairs in Quebec studies

September 22, 2022
The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) has promised to provide up to $40M in funding for twenty research chairs in Québec studies. The funding aims to remedy what CAQ has called a “decline in Quebec studies.” Beginning in 2023, the twenty research chairs would receive a maximum of $1.5M each over three years. The chairs would be selected by an independent committee and funding would be overseen by the Scientifique en chef and the Fonds de recherche du Québec. CAQ leader François Legault stated that Quebec needed its greatest minds to focus on QC, whether on its history, economy, language, education network, or health network. CTV News | La Presse | Journal de Montréal (QC)