PQ would scrap tuition increase plan within first 100 days

August 2, 2012

The Quebec Liberals' controversial university funding plan would be eliminated within the first 100 days of a Parti Québécois government, pledged the party on the first full day of the provincial election campaign yesterday. PQ Leader Pauline Marois says she would quickly scrap tuition fee hikes, cancel Bill 78, and call a summit on how to better fund universities if she won the September 4 election. Marois announced the pledges while accompanied by former student leader Léo Bureau-Blouin, who is running as a PQ candidate in Laval. The PQ's promise follows a rowdy night-time casserole protest in Montreal Wednesday that resulted in 17 arrests and some injuries. Canadian Press | Montreal Gazette