If there had been no tuition in 2012, the lost revenue would amount to close to $350 million, a figure not far removed from, say, what Revenu Quebec expects to bring in annually from its new sales-recording modules in restaurants. So why isn’t it already free, asks Peter Wheeland.
Free post-secondary tuition in Quebec isn’t a pipe dream. This week’s Quebec, Ink looks at the numbers, the arguments and the alternatives.
The Pope blows this popsicle stand, tanning salons start carding, education summit a lesson in being weirdly evasive and more, in this week’s Monday news round-up.
It wasn’t your imagination — the rich really are getting richer, according to new data from Statistics Canada. Plus: Quebec Liberal leadership debates heat up and the PQ gets squirrelly on tuition fees. Here’s your Monday news round-up.
To say 2012 was a busy year would be an understatement. Here are the biggest Montreal and Quebec newsmakers of the past 366 days.
Last night, 25 local artists, activists and personalities spoke, did interpretive dance, busted out into song and did other generally interesting/fun/weird things, and Owain Harris captured it.
On Oct. 22, the manif, as it were, was en cours. Lucas Wisenthal reported back from the final event of the day.
Political columnist Peter Wheeland weighs in on the PQ’s proposed plan to pull mandatory English classes from French-language first- and second-grade classes and this summer’s surprising local tourism numbers.