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Quebec Higher Education Minister Pierre Duchesne has confirmed the adoption of a new rule that will require provincial universities to receive approval from the ministry before increasing the salaries of rectors, vice-rectors, and deans. Duchesne says the government is closely monitoring universities’ salary policies for senior management, ensuring there are no unreasonable increases. The government does not intend to reduce salaries or compensation policies already in place, the minister says. “They are able to fix (set) their salaries, but the ministry can fix some objectives.”

“Universities are not private corporations, they are not private enterprises,” [PQ higher education minister Pierre] Duchesne said. (“Quebec cracks down on university rector salaries.” Dan Delmar. CJAD 800. April 10, 2013).

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