CEGEPs to stay, says QC premier

February 2, 2016

Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard reiterated his commitment to CEGEPs after a series of comments made in 2013 by Pierre Moreau resurfaced with Moreau's recent appointment as Quebec Education Minister. Moreau, who was sworn in last Thursday, reportedly questioned the relevance of CEGEPs in 2013. "College students are concerned about these past declarations,” said Antoine Côté, President of the Fédération étudiante collégiale du Québec, stating that they hoped Moreau would “re-frame his way of thinking today." Couillard stated that CEGEPs will remain a part of QC, and reestablished his intention to support them. Couillard maintained that CEGEPs were major players in the socio-economic scene in Quebec, and assured reporters that Moreau shared this opinion. Le Journal de Montréal | CBC