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Headlines for October 30, 2023


National Post
Victor Vigas: Quebec’s discriminatory tuition hike is nothing but a cash grab

Vigas says Premier Legault’s tuition hike for out-of-province students is blatantly discriminatory about generating more money for the universities and keeping them financially stable. He says it will generate approximately $110 million for the French-language schools, leaving the three English-language universities out to dry.

Ottawa Citizen
Canadian government cracks down on foreign students admissions

Immigration Minister Marc Miller announced Friday a framework pushing universities and colleges to set a higher standard for services, supports and outcomes for international students. Schools meeting these benchmarks will get priority for processing student visas. Adequate housing will be on of the criteria.

Globe and Mail
Ontario universities at crossroads as four-year tuition freeze puts some in financial trouble

Ontario post-secondary system is pinning its hopes on reaching a deal with Ottawa to assist with financial stability following announcement of a four-year tuition fee for domestic students.

Amid on-campus tensions brought on by Israel-Hamas war, experts worry about free expression

A director of peace and conflict studies says its vital for schools to share information of resources and have conversations with students about self-care during the ongoing Israel-Hamas war. He says administrators are struggling to find a balance that does justice for the suffering of individuals and restrains from expressing positions that could harm other students.

Toronto Star
‘We have a system that has lost its integrity’: Canada moves to reform its international student program

Immigration minister says he has no intention of putting a cap on the international students Canada is bringing in

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