QC Minister of Higher Education pledges that $80M federal transfer will go “into the pockets of students”

September 22, 2016

Quebec Minister of Higher Education Hélène David has stated that an $80M funding transfer from the federal government will go directly “into the pockets of students,” reports La Presse. Questions about the funds’ destiny arose earlier this month when student leaders began demanding an explanation regarding what the province planned to do with the $80M due to be freed up by the elimination of federal tax credits for textbooks and education in January 2017. David has said that the funds will go into QC’s education financial assistance program, although La Presse reports that the province has yet to release details on how the funds will specifically be apportioned. La Presse