Petition: Tuition Fee Increase

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This petition asks the government to retreat on its decision to increase tuition fees by $1625 between 2012 and 2017.

Link to the petition form (in French, translation below)



Tuition increase

To sign this petition, you must follow 3 steps:

1.      Step 1: Fill out the form below the petition text and send it (you must accept the conditions à respecter to sign the petition before sending the form).

2.      Step 2: Check your email inbox and open the message sent by the Assembly.

3.      Step 3: In the message, click on the link which will permit you to have your signature recorded

All the fields must be filled in order for your signature request to be processed.

You can only sign any petition once.


Text of the petition

WHEREAS university tuition fees have already been increasing annually since 2007;

WHEREAS 75% more fees per year will cost millions of dollars to taxpayers, while leaving families and future students to carry the weight of the increase;

WHEREAS student debt is increasing and more and more students reach the maximum annual debt provided for by law;

WHEREAS the rate of public investment in the financing of postsecondary education has reached a record low;

WHEREAS the future of Quebeccannot be built on the chronic debt of future generations;

WHEREAS university studies play a role in the development of the economy and society of Quebec

WHEREAS there exist other solutions to secure the financing of universities;

WHEREAS Quebechas signed the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights which states that “Secondary education in its different forms, including technical and vocational secondary education, shall be made generally available and accessible to all by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education.”  Furthermore, “Higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education;”

We the undersigned, ask the government of Quebec to rescind its decision to increase tuition fees by 1625$ between 2012 and 2017.

Deadline to sign: 16 May 2012


Conditions to respect in order to sign the petition

- The signatory is familiar with the text of the petition and supports it.

- The signatory accepts that her or his name, first name and the name of her or his place of residence will appear on the list of signatories.

- The information provided by the signatory is true.