Quebec Young Liberals back tuition hikes
Hundreds of students protest outside meeting
Quebec's young Liberals affirmed their support for tuition hikes, an independent body to investigate police shootings and a ban on young people using tanning salons this weekend.
The Liberal youth wing met in Sherbrooke, Que. where they were addressed by Premier Jean Charest after adopting several motions.
Their members voted in favor of the Charest government's plans to increase tuition rates from the current $2,200 to $3,800 a year.
"There are ways to have a hike that is intelligent and that permit us to maintain accessibility to post-secondary education while maintaining the quality of our universities," said Marie-Pier Isabelle, President of the Quebec Young Liberals.
On Saturday, hundreds of students protested tuition hikes outside the meeting, jeering the young Liberals as they entered.
On Sunday, Charest told the young Liberals that their views have had a long history of influencing government policy.
"What the youth decided this weekend, it will be considered by the government," said Charest.