Leaders critique QC tuition cuts for foreign students studying outside Montreal

The Government of Quebec’s decision to implement a program that will reduce tuition fees for foreign students studying in French at postsecondary institutions outside the Montreal metropolitan area has recently come under fire from Montreal mayor Valérie Plante, university executives, and the city’s chamber of commerce. Plante stated that the program, which will see foreign students paying QC resident tuition rather than international tuition, will deprive Montreal of hundreds of foreign students. Chamber of Commerce president Michel Leblanc stated that “this will negatively affect the finances of our universities,” while Concordia University president Graham Carr voiced concerns about losing foreign students since “there are academic and research programs where we need international students for their expertise, their competencies.” Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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