Quebec education minister unwilling to meet with students until they accept tuition increases

March 31, 2012

Line Beauchamp, the Quebec Minister for Education, offered to meet with students to discuss potential changes to loan and bursary programs – but not until students accept that tuition will increase by $325 per year for five years. Beauchamp argued that the leaders of the opposition parties support some sort of fee increase, and that the students’ position “does not reflect the position of the majority of the National Assembly, elected by the population.” The students rejected the offer, and argued that executive pay should be addressed in order to lower university costs.  Montreal Gazette