QC says it plans to “reinvest” in universities, CEGEPs with upcoming budget

February 13, 2017

The Quebec government has signaled its intention to “reinvest” in universities more than five years after it promised millions in new funding, reports La Presse. QC Finance Minister Carlos Leitão said in an interview that the upcoming provincial budget will focus on “higher education, training and manpower.” Speaking to the province’s financial situation, the minister added that “the news is pretty good on this side: the government had a surplus of $1.2B as of October 31. In the fall financial update, the government announced an additional $110M for education (primary and secondary) and higher education in the next fiscal year, 2017-2018.” La Presse