Hélène David, Quebec’s Higher Education Minister, has announced a $1.5B funding boost for QC’s university network over the next six years, in addition to $6.3M for smaller universities. According to the Montreal Gazette, the investment amounts to an 11.3% increase from 2016-17. The Gazette also states that the province has deregulated international tuition, a move that will impact five to six thousand foreign students. However, the province also announced a $22.8M fund supporting international students who attend Francophone colleges. David stated that QC hopes to boost international enrolments in Francophone institutions by 15%.