www.immigrantscanada.comProvincial Election Campaign Dept:
MONTREAL - As Quebec begins a provincial election campaign, with a vote scheduled for Sept. 4, here are some key issues and the stated positions, so far, of the three largest parties: the Liberals, the Parti Quebecois and the Coalition for Quebec's Future, according to Winnipeg Free Press. Liberals say their $254-a-year, seven-year tuition increases will improve universities while expanded loans and bursaries programs will actually leave the poorest students better off. Liberals have mostly refused to budge in face of protests, although their original proposal was for $325-a-year increases over five years. Their controversial Bill 78 would reopen classes in mid-August for one-third of students still on strike, while setting out severe fines for anyone blocking schools and parti Quebecois Leader Pauline Marois launches her campaign Wednesday, August 1, 2012 in Quebec City. Marois, flanked by her local candidates, held a news conference before Premier Charest officially called an election. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot Student strikes: (www.immigrantscanada.com).
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