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MPP-elect Clark talks high-priority projects in North Grenville area

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The County Road 43 expansion, upgrades to the Kemptville District Hospital, and moving forward with the proposed prison in Kemptville are all important projects to Steve Clark.

Clark, the Progressive Conservative MPP-elect for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, says he wants to see construction start on the road expansion as soon as possible.

“I announced funds for County Road 43 in 2019, the [United Counties of Leeds and Grenville] celebrated that project with the federal government, but the county’s got to get shovels in the ground,” he says. “That’s a key piece of critical infrastructure that needs to get started, and needs to get finished.”

Clark also wants to continue providing for the Kemptville District Hospital. He says he wants to help the hospital forward its goal of adding a CT scanner, so patients that need to use one don’t need to travel to Ottawa.

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“We’ve got to continue to work with the Ministry of Health to secure that upgrade for our hospital, along with the extra dollars that we’ve been able to give them,” he says.

In terms of supporting the local economy, Clark says moving forward with the proposed prison in Kemptville is part of his plan. “I believe those 200-plus jobs will be a benefit to the community,” he says. 

“Those people will provide economic benefit to the community, and I’m going to work hard with whoever is our Solicitor General, and our Minister of Government and Consumer Services, to make sure that every speck of soil that isn’t used for the correctional complex goes to the municipality for agriculture and green opportunities that the municipality visualizes.”

According to Elections Ontario, Clark received more than 57 per cent of the votes in the provincial election last week, with a voter turnout of 48.7 percent. He’s been our riding’s MPP since 2010. He says he’s thankful for the support of the voters in our area, and plans to work hard for them every day for the next four years.

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