Quebec Young Liberals propose tuition hike

August 5, 2008

At a convention over the weekend, the Quebec Liberal youth wing voted in favour of a resolution to double, even triple, provincial tuition fees to equal the Canadian average of $6,000 a year. Under the proposal, students wouldn't have to pay the extra tuition right away. Instead, they will repay after they graduate in the form of a 5% charge on top of their income taxes when they enter the workforce. The president of the Federation ├ętudiante universitaire du Qu├ębec says the resolution would make low-income students go deeper into debt. CanWest News Service