Quebec Student Group Urges Free Education

January 24, 2007

A student group advocating for radical changes in policy, the Association pour une solidarité syndicale étudiante, has released a study suggesting Quebec move to a free-tuition PSE system. The cost of cutting tuition completely would put a $550 million annual burden on the province's budget. The Association speaks for 40,000 CEGEP and university students. Free tuition would make education univerally accessible and eliminate the discouraging fear of debt. A similar system is already in place in Scandinavian countries. Montreal Gazette