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Community Update: Rural Schools

Keep Our Rural Schools Open

(February 4, 2011) I wanted to keep everyone updated on our efforts to keep rural schools open across Simcoe-Grey.   

Our recent community meeting at Duntroon Central was covered in the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin and the Stayner Sun (click on the newspaper links to read the articles).  Supporters have also begun writing letters to the editor, which look great!  One from Heather MacKenzie can be read by clicking here .  There was also an excellent column in the Creemore Echo written by Suzanne Wesetvick that also explained the situation well.   

As promised, I have written to Premier Dalton McGuinty to ask him to designate schools in our area as rural.  You can read a copy of my letter by clicking here .  Frankly, I don't know how anybody could accept his contention that schools like Duntroon Central are not rural schools.  They are.  He promised very clearly not to allow them to close and we're going to hold him accountable for it, even if I have to bring it to the floor of the legislature.

Thank you to those who have already copied me on their letters to the Premier.  It helps.  Please continue to circulate our petition and write letters to the Premier and your local newspaper.  You can also help by forwarding this email to friends and family and encourage them to also write letters and sign the petition.  Speaking up loudly and often is extremely important.

I'll continue to keep you informed as we move forward.  I hope you'll do the same.

Sincerely,


Jim Wilson, MPP
Simcoe-Grey


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