October 28 2009 Edition

[Photo] Bill 44 has “worrisome” implications for CEGEPs

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Photo courtesy of SLC - Mr. Kenneth Robertson, Director General of Champlain St. Lawrence

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Bill 44 has “worrisome” implications for CEGEPs

A provincial bill that has "worrisome" implications for Quebec colleges is likely to become law by the end of the year.

"There are a number of things that are worrisome," said Kenneth Robertson, Director General of Champlain Regional College, whose three campuses include Champlain-St.Lawrence College serving 1,000 students in Ste-Foy.

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