MONTREAL, Dec. 1 /CNW Telbec/ - The Charest government has pledged to dramatically increase post-secondary education tuition fees in the province of Quebec. On December 6th, the Ministère de l'éducation, sports and loisirs will be hosting its second Rencontre des partenaires en education in Quebec City. This meeting is expected to discuss not whether tuition rates should increase, but by how much. These increases, if allowed to pass, will be unprecedented in the province of Quebec.
The Concordia Student Union has a mandate to prevent increases in tuition fees and to fight for accessible education. During this entire week, the CSU will be actively engaged in an information campaign across its campuses. Students will be asked to sign up to GET ON THE BUS and join tens of thousands of students from across the province in what promises to be the biggest student protest since 2005, and the beginning of mass opposition to the Charest government's position on tuition fees. "The timing is unfortunate for this event since all students are in final exams, but we are expecting to come out in numbers. If the government wants to have a talk about a tuition increase they should make every effort to include the students", said CSU President Heather Lucas. For more information on the campaign please go to www.csu.qc.ca/getonthebus
For further information: For further information:
Heather Lucas (514) 848-7474 ext 8899 [email protected]