No free university: PQ

The PQ drew a line in the sand this weekend in advance of the conference on higher education coming at the end of February: university won’t be free. ASSÉ is already threatening to boycott the conference (La Presse’s photo illustration for that item is a mite inflammatory).

At the same time, Pauline Marois is hoping to emulate her Scottish analogue and lower the voting age to 16. It seems clear she believes the kids will be more radical than their elders, presumably supporting the PQ in future elections and referenda – but she may be mistaken on that point, especially if her government makes it harder for them to get an education. (She may also be kidding herself in assuming they’ll vote much at all.)