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Headlines for December 14, 2023


CTV News
‘Catastrophic’: Quebec reportedly set to impose higher French-language requirements for English universities
McGill University’s deputy provost, Fabrice Labeau, did not mince words when reacting to a media report that Quebec is going to not only raise tuition fees for non-Quebec students but also require 80 per cent of those students attending English universities to reach level 6 in French proficiency

The Logic
Ottawa has legal duty to help English universities in Quebec tuition battle: Former federal justice minister
The federal government “has an obligation” under recently passed legislation to aid Quebec’s English-language universities should provincially mandated tuition hikes undermine their finances, said Quebec Liberal MP and former justice minister David Lametti.

Toronto Star
Editorial: Ottawa’s delayed strategy on foreign students
Freezing immigration levels and limiting the number of international students will help ease the pressure on housing, although those who are struggling with soaring rents or are unable to buy a home are unlikely to see the benefits before the next election. The only solution is to expedite the construction of housing and the Liberals have – again belatedly – begun to act on that. Other measures, while welcome, are really just tinkering on the edges.

National Post 
Editorial: International students are suffering. The Liberals need to take action
There’s also a continued reluctance to make the direct link between uncapped international student and temporary foreign worker visas and the country’s housing crisis. The impact has been particularly acute on rents in college towns and urban centres where most international students cluster.

National Post
Editorial: The writing is on the wall for America’s Ivy League colleges
This week, Harvard declined to fire its president, Claudine Gay, for her dismal and disastrous performance in front of Congress, where she could not bring herself to say that calling for the genocide of Jews would constitute harassment or bullying under on Harvard’s code of conduct.

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