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Headlines for November 2, 2023


CTV News
‘I’ll listen to them’: Legault vows to meet with 3 English universities about tuition hike concerns

Quebec Premier François Legault has agreed to meet with leaders of the three English universities in the province following a controversial decision to raise tuition prices for out-of-province students. The decision led to a walk-out and protest in the streets of Quebec, and the universities saying it will injure them financially, with Concordia University saying they will be out tens of millions of dollars from this move.

National Post
Government to ease immigration targets, capping new entrants to Canada at 500,000

Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced plans for the government to ease the amount of newcomers to Canada starting in 2025. The growing number every year will sit at 500,000 new residents in 2025 and 2026. Miller says the reasoning is due to the pressures on the housing crisis and healthcare systems.

The Hill Times
With plunging polls Trudeau could finalize future plans by February, says Liberal stalwart and Senator Percy Downe

“The federal Liberal Party members are excited [for] next Feb. 29. 2024 is a leap year, many are hoping it will be snowing that day,” said Senator Percy Downe (Prince Edward Island) in an interview with The Hill Times, referring to Pierre Elliott Trudeau’s walk in the snow on Feb. 28, 1984. He decided to step down as prime minister the next day.

The Globe and Mail
Opinion: Anti-Jewish bias has deeply permeated university culture

Following an incident at Queen’s University where a student in a costume resembling a member of “Hamas” and threatened Jewish students, a political science professor at the university argues anti-semitism is ingrained in university culture and is flowing at campuses across Canada.

The Globe and Mail
Family doctors vote against lengthening residency period at annual meeting of Canadian physicians

Opponents of a three-year residency fear it will turn medical-school graduates off of family medicine, exacerbating a national shortage of primary care. Federal, provincial and territorial health ministers are against the plan, as are organizations representing Canadian medical students, resident doctors and rural physicians.

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