In the first Question Period of Ontario’s new legislative session, Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark was on his feet to stand up for the future of Kemptville College’s core agriculture education programs. Clark sought assurance from Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal that the Liberal government will support the Kemptville College Renewal Task Force in their July 16 public meeting.
Leal responded that the two provincially appointed facilitators were doing extensive reviews on the situation in the search for a local solution. He also said he has learned over 30 years to “listen carefully” to all stakeholders and that is what he plans to do in the coming months.
Clark has invited Leal and the new Minister of Training Colleges and Universities Reza Moridi to tour the Kemptville College campus and meet with Task Force members to learn more about their work to date.