Dawson community members respond in frustration to suspension of expansion

February 7, 2022
Dawson College students, staff, and community members are responding in frustration after a recent announcement that the Government of Quebec had suspended plans for the institution’s expansion. Dawson faculty member Tim Miller said that the suspension will mean that a new medical clinic would not be able to go forward. “This was all set up to be housed in this new project and to invest in the community to be able to give back immediately,” said Miller. Alexandrah Cardona, president of Dawson’s Student Union said that the expansion would have helped resolve a serious issue with overcrowding and that COVID-19 has exacerbated the issue. Both Miller and Cardona say that the institution’s language should not be used against it. “The French language is very much alive in our institution,” said Cardona. CBC (QC)