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
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, 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???