February 15, 2018.
Our official access to information request has been received.
The clock is now ticking.
Please keep posted for further developments in this case.
February 14, 2018.
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. has expedited an official access to information request regarding this case to the attention of
The Quebec Education Minister's office. Please Keep posted for future developments in this groundbreaking case.
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March 19, 2018
At 4:22 PM, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. FINALLY received a formal reply (by email) from the Quebec Education Minister's Office.
The reply was in reference to our access to information request (February 13, 2018). We are currently reviewing all information received.
Earlier today, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC reported that the Quebec Education Ministers Office was officially late in their reply. This report has been updated at 6:45 PM.
In response to our access to information request dated February 13, 2018, the Quebec Education Minister's Office "legally"
requests a 10-day extension. The Ministers's office states that the delay is necessary due to "certain constraints."
It is not clear what constraints they are referring to. In the weeks to follow, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. will be meeting with very important officials regarding our case.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to keep posted. Expect a news release.
March 7, 2018
On March 22, 2018, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. expedited a formal request to the attention of
Ms. Hélène David, the Québec Minister Responsible for Higher Education.
In this request, we ask minister David to follow Ottawa's lead in writing-off certain
uncollectible student loans across Québec. ON April 20, 2018, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. receives a
WRITTEN reply from Mr. SIMON BOUCHER-DODDRIDGE, DIRECTOR OF PLANNING AND PROGRAMS,
éducation et enseignement supérieur Québec (The minister's office).
Will Québec FOLLOW OTTAWA'S LEAD in writing-off uncollectable student loans???
Will the government of Québec respect fairness, equality, and inclusion???
Unfortunately, The response provided confirms that minister David will not consider following Ottawa's initiative. Unfortunately, Québec WILL NOT BE voluntarily writing-off any uncollectable student loans.
Why is Québec EXCLUDED from this federal write-off?
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. addressed its letter to the attention of Minister David in ENGLISH.
A written reply was received in French. No courtesy translation was ever provided.
Minister David did not directly reply to our letter. Requests to meet with her were ignored.
UPDATE, APRIL 16, 2018:
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. speaks with the CAQ (Coalition Avenir Québec) regarding the Québec student loans case. This conversation is in reference to DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC.'s expedited written request to the attention of the CAQ (March 29, 2018). In this request, we asked the CAQ for their position regarding the write-off of certain uncollectible student loans in Québec.
Will the CAQ stand up for students across Québec in this matter? Will the CAQ make any commitments?
Today, we regret to inform you that the CAQ has confirmed their position. Unfortunately, at the present time, the CAQ has OFFICIALLY stated that they have no comment regarding this election issue. THE CAQ IS SILENT !!!
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. has yet to receive a formal reply from the Québec Minister of Higher Education or the Québec Liberal party.
Their official position regarding this student loans initiative is still unknown.
WILL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE QUÉBEC NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOLLOW OTTAWA'S LEAD???
UPDATE: NOVEMBER 7, 2018: KEEP POSTED FOR A GROUNDBREAKING PRESS RELEASE REGARDING THE QUEBEC STUDENT LOANS AND BURSARIES CASE.
DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. would like to take this moment to cordially thank you and everyone involved in this very important decision that touches many Québecers.
At DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC., we understand and appreciate that it is very challenging and important work to form a new government.
We equally understand and appreciate how important it is for a newly formed government to keep campaign promises and words.
With this said, DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. is looking forward to hearing what you plan to do regarding this matter,
including what steps your government will take in the DEMOCRATIQUE.CA INC. Québec Student Loans and Bursaries Case.
Under your leadership, will the Government of Québec FINALLY take a positive role in implementing this student loans initiative?
Québec was excluded from this Federal initiative under the former Québec Liberals while continuing to tirelessly pursue these debts.
In light of the former government's disregard, in this case, we ask that you please do everything in your power to ensure that
Québec is not excluded under a newly formed CAQ majority government.
Premier Legault, we are very confident that your administration will do the right and ethical thing in this case.
We anticipate the final closure of this case in the very near future.