Quebec's most radical student group is issuing what it calls its final warning to the education minister.

Assé says that free tuition must be one of the scenarios on the table at the upcoming summit on education, or its representatives will not attend.

Last week, Education Minister Pierre Duschesne said that Quebec could not afford free tuition, and would not bother discussing the notion.

The Parti Quebecois vowed to hold the summit as a method to appease student protesters during the election campaign.

Whether its members attend the summit or not, Assé says it will stage a protest on Feb. 26, day two of the summit.

"Our demonstration and our demands and our vision of education will garner a lot of support within the student population. Free education is the logical conclusion to that," said Jeremie Bedard-Wien.

Assé also opposes matching tuition increases to inflation.