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Summit on Higher Education: February 2013 Archives

CREPUQ hopes the Education Summit questions more than tuition fees

Quebec's long-awaited summit on higher education kicks off today. Pierre Duschesne, the province's minister of higher education, has assembled a group of elected officials, university directors and student groups to try and find some common ground on themes of quality, accessibility and funding of the province's universities.

Many feel the future of these institutions hinges on this debate. We've been speaking to different participants in those meetings.

On the line with us this morning, we have Michael Goldbloom. He's the prinicipal at Bishop's University in Lennoxville and vice-chair of the CREPUQ, made up of Quebec universities' rectors and prinicipals.

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Liberal criticism on opening day of Education Summit

The Quebec Liberals tried, but failed last year when in government to quell the student uproar over planned tuition fees.

Today, under the PQ government, a Summit on Higher Education opens. And one task still remains: what to do about tuition. The Summit begins today and there are still broad divisions on this and other issues.

Gerry Sklavounos is the Liberal critic for higher education and he joined us this morning.

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FEUQ President Martine Desjardins' hopes for summit on higher education

Next week, a year's worth of carrés rouges, pot-banging, and street demos comes together in the Quebec government's summit on higher education. A lot's at stake, for the student federations in particular, because they're the ones who took the battle over tuition fees to the streets. We're hoping to bring our listeners up to speed on what's up for debate. We spoke with Martine Desjardins, the president of the university students' federation (FEUQ).
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