McGill president, QC premier meet for “frank” discussion about tuition hike

McGill University President Deep Saini and Government of Québec Premier François Legault held a “productive meeting” about the proposed 33% tuition hike for out-of-province students. “We went over everything from francization to the tuition and so on,” Saini told reporters from The Gazette. “It was a good conversation, a frank conversation, and we are hoping that it will continue.” This meeting comes in the wake of continued push-back against the province’s proposed tuition increase, including from a provincially-appointed advisory committee that recently urged QC to drop the plan, stating that it runs “counter to the principles of inclusion and equity.” Concordia University and McGill students also recently held strikes to protest the tuition hike.

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