The Québec government continues to advocate that students will pay their fair share for higher education with the tuition increases, which they rhetorically refer to as an investment towards high salaries in the future.
The report, Do we really need to raise tuition fees? was researched by Éric Martin & Simon-Tremblay-Pépin and produced by the Institut de recherche et d’information socio-économique (IRIS). It provide eight arguments that contradict the rhetoric presented by the Minister of Education Line Beauchamp, Prime Minister Jean Charest and all other government ministers.
We have an opportunity to share this informative report with our elected representatives to help them understand our position. For the sake of persistence, we can send a series of emails to every minister by copy-pasting each of the eight arguments into emails to each of the ministers listed below. One email per argument per minister (8 arguments x 9 ministers = 72 emails OR 8 arguments x 9 cc’ed ministers = 8 emails). These are computational suggestion but any distribution formula is encouraged.
Marguerite Blais (Minister responsible for seniors / COMS Joint PhD graduate):
email@example.com / 514 933-8796
Raymond Bachand (Minister of Finance):
firstname.lastname@example.org / 514 482-0199
Jean Charest (Prime Minister and – ha! – “Minister of Youth Issues”):
email form online here / 819 569-5646
Yolande James (Minister of Families):
email@example.com / 514 626-1749
Yves Bolduc (Minister of Health and Social Services):
firstname.lastname@example.org (general email) / 418 682-8167
Julie Boulet (Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity):
email@example.com (general email) / 1 800 567-2996
Christine St-Pierre (Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women):
firstname.lastname@example.org / 514 337-4278
Dominique Vien (Minister of Social Services):
email@example.com / 1 866 504-3294