Students focus on fund for tuition, education fund, and other costs
Students in Quebec are focusing on the upcoming tuition increase that comes with the province’s plan to raise provincial taxes to fund the provincial government’s education and other services.
A tuition increase will come as part of the province-wide increase of the income tax, the Liberal Party of Quebec announced Friday.
The new provincial government also plans to raise taxes on the wealthy to help pay for its new provincial budget, which the Liberals say is a result of the federal Liberals “trying to steal” Quebec from Quebecers.
“The Liberal Party is committed to raising the provincial minimum wage and making it affordable for every Canadian,” said NDP MPP Pierre Duchesneau in a statement.
“These two policies will make Quebecers a lot more competitive in a global economy.”
Students in Quebec also plan to spend more on education, the government said in a news release.
The Liberals also announced the new tuition increases and the new minimum wage, as part the plan to boost the provincial income tax to 7.25 per cent from 7.5 per cent.
The Liberals also said the provincial budget would bring in $4 billion over three years to help fund education.