Dawson College expansion project faces ‘serious setback’ as province changes course

Dawson College has “suffered a serious setback” in its expansion plans after a “hastily called” meeting with the province’s higher education minister last week, the Montreal-based institution said in an internal memo.

Diane Gauvin, the director-general of the English-language CEGEP, wrote about the meeting in a letter issued Sunday.

“The government has chosen to prioritize, in her words, ‘francophone’ students,” Gauvin wrote.

The Quebec Community Groups Network said it was “utterly dismayed” by the government’s decision to change course.

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