Newsmaker: Simon Tremblay-Pepin says tuition hikes not needed
MONTREAL - Post-doctoral Economics student Simon Tremblay-Pepin argues that the tuition hikes proposed by the Charest government are unnecessary.
He says that there are eight myths pertaining to the hike that need to be debunked, and discussed several of them in the CTV Montreal studios with Paul Karwatsky.
Tremblay-Pepin said many of the dates people pick and choose when it comes to university fees are done deliberately.
According to Tremblay-Pepin, while the government has argued that tuition now is cheaper than in 1968, he says that in every year since students have paid more as a percentage.
He also argues that while more people attend university in other provinces, if you include all post-secondary schooling such as CEGEP, more people attend school in Quebec.
For the full interview, please click on the video link.