QC halts Dawson’s expansion plans, cites need to prioritize Francophone students

The Government of Quebec has reportedly halted Dawson College’s plans to expand, citing the need to prioritize Francophone students. QC had pledged $100M to Dawson in 2020 to construct a new pavilion that would provide spaces for students in health programs. The Montreal Gazette reports that the decision was announced during a meeting on Friday with QC Higher Education Minister Danielle McCann, and that the institution was told to pursue other options to acquire more space, such as renting. David Birnbaum, official opposition critic for relations with English-speaking Quebecers, said that the decision is insensitive to Anglophones in QC. “This major expansion was needed [and] remains necessary and this government, with an eye on politics and nothing else, has put the boots on that project,” said Birnbaum. Montreal Gazette| CTV News| CBC| Journal de Montréal Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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