Tuition Has Increased 41% Since 1998
A recent cbc.ca article reports on plans by Quebec student groups to protestÂ planned tuition hikes by the Charest government. Over a five-year period, Quebec’s Liberal government plans to increase tuition by roughly 75 percent.
The article notes that tuition levels in Quebec are currently among the lowest in Canada. But as I’ve blogged about here, living conditions for many Quebec students are well below the poverty line. Indeed,Â 50Â percentÂ of full-time undergraduate students in Quebec report living on less $12,200 a year.
The article alsoÂ offers a statistic I hadn’t seen before: across Canada, undergraduate tuitionÂ has increased by 41 percent since 1998 (after adjusting for inflation).
Nick Falvo is a Calgary-based research consultant with a PhD in Public Policy. He has academic affiliation at both Carleton University and Case Western Reserve University, and is Section Editor of the Canadian Review of Social Policy/Revue canadienne de politique sociale. You can check out his website here: https://nickfalvo.ca/.