MONTREAL – On Monday, the Coalition priorité education (coalition to make education a national priority) launched a petition aimed at making education a true national priority in Quebec. The following day, CUPE-Quebec’s head office offered its support and joined the coalition.
“Education in Quebec has been undergoing budget cuts constantly over the past several years,” said Sylvain Ladouceur, vice-president of CUPE-Quebec. “The cuts have had direct and negative consequences on education and for all students in general. Our governments must now understand that we’ve had enough and that education is now the priority for the people of Quebec.”
The petition is currently gathering signatures publicly and through CUPE-Quebec. It is hoped that the petition will gain as much support as possible. The petition may be signed online (French only) on the National Assembly’s website or on the coalition’s website.
The FCPQ’s initiative has not only received support from CUPE-Quebec, but also from a number of partners in various sectors: administrators, institution managers, parents, professionals, unions, academics, as well as the financial, cultural and community sectors.
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