Quebec adopts controversial measures to widen university access

July 10, 2012

The Quebec government recently adopted several controversial measures it says will widen PSE access in the province. Student organizations, however, argue that the measures will have the opposite effect and actually increase student debt loads. Students groups criticized the proposals when they were first announced in the spring, contending that they did little to address their concerns about rising student debt. But the province pushed ahead with its plans to spread the tuition fee hike over 7 years, instead of 5. It will also increase funding for loans and bursaries. Quebec News Release (in French) | Canadian Press