Most favor indexing tuition fees: poll
If student protesters favoring the outright abolition of tuition fees in Quebec are looking to win favor with the public by taking to the streets, they have a long way to go, according to a new CROP poll.
The poll, taken late last week for Montreal's La Presse, asked Quebecers what they'd like to see done with tuition fees.
Fully 48 per cent of respondents preferred the PQ's stated preference of indexing tuition fees to the rate of inflation.
Just 14 per cent prefer freezing tuition fees, the option favored by some student groups.
And only 11 percent support the notion of free tuition, the option preferred by the radical student group ASSÉ, whose members are boycotting this week's summit over the government's refusal to discuss free education.
They and their allies will be hitting the bricks instead, with a big protest planned for Tuesday, the second and final day of the summit.