(QUEBEC) The PQ leader Pierre Karl Péladeau does not exclude to introduce free education at university.
This fall, he will participate in a tour of the PQ youth in colleges and universities in which this issue will be the focus of discussions.
The youth wing calls for free, but the party has not taken a position in this regard so far.
During the leadership race, Mr. Péladeau was committed to “undertake a site on free education at the university.”
“If the debate on free education is necessary and how the loans and bursaries program also needs to be evaluated, it will ask about conditions that could surround the progressive introduction of free education”, says its program .
Friday, his press secretary, Bruno-Pierre Cyr, was content to say that Mr. Péladeau “is open to discuss and look at it.”
Le Marois government had rejected this option at the Summit on Higher Education in 2013, considering it too expensive.
The minister responsible was then Pierre Duchesne, Mr. Péladeau has appointed as chief of staff.
The economist Pierre Fortin, who took part in the Summit and which studies have already been mentioned by Mr. Péladeau, believed that free education would cost the Quebec 1 to 1.4 billion State.