UMontréal rector says QC’s negativity toward out-of-province students has harmed Montreal

In a conversation with La Presse, Université de Montréal rector Daniel Jutras states that the Government of Québec’s decision to target out-of-province students has “harmed” Montreal. While QC French language minister Jean-François Roberge has reportedly blamed university students for the amount of English heard in the city, Jutras disagrees with this perception. “I don’t think it’s the presence of these students that transforms the French-speaking face of Montreal,” said Jutras. Jutras also discussed the issues with underfunding in the QC university system and asserted that the tuition change will not “move the needle much, honestly” in terms of redistributing money to French universities.

La Presse | Montreal Gazette