CREPUQ argues Bill 53 undermines autonomy in managing programs, admissions

November 20, 2009

Appearing before the Commission des institutions last Thursday to present its position on Bill 53, the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities said the bill challenges the autonomy of the province's universities. Under the proposed legislation, the Office des professions du Qu├ębec, in co-operation with the education ministry, is making sure institutions and professional orders collaborate, so that if a professional order requires an individual to get additional training, the training is in fact offered by an institution and the person is permitted by the school to take the training. CREPUQ says such training must exists in a system that respects both a university's freedom to decide which programs shall be offered and its capacity to decide who shall be allowed to take them. CREPUQ News Release