Concordia student challenges Quebec student-loan law

November 13, 2008

Concordia University graduate student Edith Tam has filed a discrimination complaint with the Quebec Human Rights Commission over a provincial law that denies financial aid to out-of-province students in a common-law relationship, unless one of them has a child. Tam, who came to Montreal from Vancouver in 2005, must also pay the maximum $1,700-per-semester tuition. The Centre for Research Action on Race Relations, which is working on Tam's case, is considering launching a class-action suit should other out-of-province students report similar situations. Montreal Gazette | CJAD