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Headline for December 18, 2023


The Globe and Mail

Opinion: François Legault’s true goal is to fundamentally transform Quebec’s English universities
The plan appears designed to inflict maximum harm on McGill and Concordia

CBC News
University students from outside Quebec will have to achieve Level 5 French. Easier said than done?
Could take months of commitment, says president of language school.

The Indian Express
French language mandate & tuition fee hike by Quebec sparks concerns among international students
Deep Saini, the President of McGill University, condemned Quebec’s plan as a targeted assault on the province’s English-language universities.

CTV News
Winnipeg MP signs letter calling on university presidents to address antisemitism on campus
Winnipeg South Centre Member of Parliament Ben Carr has signed onto a letter alongside four other Liberal MPs addressed to the presidents of Canada’s 25 biggest universities, including the universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba.

Vancouver Sun
New ‘safeguards’ worry foreign students; Ottawa’s changes may have financial downside, says federation official
As the now-chairperson of the B.C. Federation of Students, Chirino says the new requirement will restrict the number of foreign students who can study in Canada. B.C. was the province accepting the highest number of international students last year, a total of 164,875, according to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Chirino says that number stands to dwindle, with the country losing out on a host of economic benefits from foreign students.

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