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Headlines for December 15, 2023


BNN Bloomberg 
McGill calls tuition hike, new French rules ‘targeted attack’ on English universities
“The measures that the government released today are devastating,” McGill University principal Deep Saini told a news conference. “They are far worse than those announced on Oct. 13 — worse for Quebec, worse for its universities, worse for Quebec businesses that need talent and worse for McGill.” Saini said proposals made by the universities since November have been turned against them. “I can only view this as a targeted attack on institutions that have been part of Quebec and have contributed to Quebec for hundreds of years,” Saini said.

The Globe and Mail
Quebec reduces tuition hike at English universities, but adds French requirement
The Quebec minister notified heads of McGill and Concordia the province intends to move forward with the tuition hike and introduce language requirements

The Logic
Disastrous’: McGill president says university will use ‘all means necessary’ in tuition fight with Quebec government
…Saini wouldn’t comment on whether McGill has reached out to the feds, or what legal routes it might take. “We have just received the minister’s letter and we are studying the consequences and details, and we are going to come out with the measures that we are going to take,” he said.

The Montreal Gazzete 
Editorial: Legault is setting up McGill and Concordia to fail
While pretending to offer a compromise, Legault is signing off on a tuition hike that will still decimate enrolment, while holding a new knife to the throats of English universities through unrealistic language requirements

Vancouver Sun
Five Liberal MPs call on Canadian universities to better protect Jewish students on campus
The MPs said what is happening to Jews across Canada, and particularly on university campuses, is ‘entirely unacceptable’

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