QC decision to increase out-of-province tuition sparks concern among anglophone universities


The Government of Québec’s recent announcement that it will almost double tuition fees for out-of-province students attending QC’s anglophone universities starting next Fall has drawn criticism amongst postsecondary leadership. Concordia University President Graham Carr said that the decision demonstrates “a lack of respect for anglophone institutions.” McGill University Principal Deep Saini said that he was “very disappointed” in the decision, expressing that it will have “a major, long-term effect on Québec’s economy.” According to the Montreal Gazette, QC Minister of Higher Education Pascale Déry acknowledged that the plan may cause a drop in enrolment at Bishop’s University, Concordia, and McGill, but that the decision was a necessity to boost funding for French universities and protect the French language.

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