CLASSE rejects Quebec's new tuition increase proposal

April 30, 2012

At a meeting over the weekend, the student group CLASSE voted against the Quebec government's offer to spread out the tuition fee increase over 7 years instead of 5. "The offer doesn't really respond to our demands," says a CLASSE spokeswoman. "The tuition hike is still there. We are questioning the legitimacy of the increase, and there hasn't been any compromise on that." Leaders with Quebec's CÉGEP and university student federations say they could make a counter offer to the province, and that they are open to possible mediation. CLASSE, however, says it is not interested in mediation at this point because it "won't change anything," the spokeswoman says. CBC | Montreal Gazette