A global solution for accessibility to university studies:
the Board of Trade supports the government’s proposal
Montréal, April 27, 2012 – While the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal had recommended a greater increase in student contributions in order to bring us in line with the Canadian average and reduce the under-funding of universities, it nonetheless supports the government proposal presented this morning by Premier Jean Charest, and Deputy Premier and Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports Line Beauchamp.
“Today’s proposal by the government recognizes the need to better fund our universities, while providing a well-calibrated system to ensure accessibility to university studies. Increased financial support for students and the establishment of a repayment plan that is proportional to income should even contribute to increasing university attendance,” stated Michel Leblanc, President and CEO of the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
“We must all keep in mind the importance of the value of a university degree, both for society and for our future graduates. The adequate funding of our universities is a worthwhile choice for us all,” concluded Michel Leblanc.
Remember that the Board of Trade was a signatory of the pact for the competitive funding of our universities, presented in 2010.
About the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
The Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal is made up of some 7,000 members. Its mission is to represent the interests of the business community of Greater Montréal and to provide individuals, merchants, and local businesses of all sizes with a variety of specialized services to help them achieve their full potential in terms of innovation, productivity, and competitiveness. The Board of Trade is Québec's leading private economic development organization.
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Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal
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