Quebec legislation would give outsiders say on university decisions

November 4, 2008

Last Thursday, the Quebec government tabled legislation that would open up governing boards to more outsiders, as well as make board decisions more accountable to the community. The bill states that a minimum of two-thirds of university board members must come from outside, and that boards must consult the university community before making any major planning or financial decisions. The legislation follows a government bailout of Université du Québec à Montréal's failed real-estate dealings. Montreal Gazette