Concordia student union demands Ottawa release Quebec portion of CSGP

January 8, 2010

In a news release issued Friday, Concordia University's student union condemns the federal government for the "mismanagement" of the new Canada Student Grants Program by withholding the Quebec portion of the grants. In its 2008 budget, the government announced the CSGP would replace bursaries and scholarships from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation, which dissolved last week. The student union reports that to this day, not a single Quebec student has received a portion of the $118-million agreed funding, and its president says the provincial and federal governments must negotiate terms as soon as possible so Quebec students can get the funding promised to them. Concordia Student Union News Release