The CAQ's plan to end the student conflict
While the Liberals keep rolling out announcements ahead of an anticipated election call this Wednesday, The Coalition Avenir Quebec has rolled out its plan to end the student conflict.
CAQ leader Francois Legault is recommending Jean Charest amend Bill 78 by suspending all parts of the law that have to do with the right to protest.
"I think it was an insult to students," he told reporters at a news conference Monday morning, "but I think it is important to keep parts of the law that guarantee the return of students to class."
When it comes to tuition, the party does believe in a fee hike in order to ensure quality education, but is proposing a lower increase than that of the Liberals. The CAQ is proposing an increase of $200/year for the next five years, compared to the Liberals' plan of $254/year over seven years.
Legault says the next election will give Quebecers a chance to choose the solution they want and says that his solution offers a compromise.
"Quebecers will have three choices," explains Legault, "a freeze with Madame Marois, a 75% increase with Mr. Charest, or a middle ground with the Coalition Avenir Quebec."