Email signup:

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.


Jim Wilson, MPP

Latest News

Portrait unveiling for Julia Munro, Ontario's longest-serving female MPP

Portrait unveiling for Julia Munro, Ontario's longest-serving female MPP

(February 28, 2018) Today, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly hosted a portrait unveiling of Julia Munro MPP, Ontario longest-serving female MPP. Julia’s portrait will be hung on a portion of wall at Queen’s Park entitled, A Remarkable Assembly – Women’s at Queen’s Park. Jim is pictured here ...

(VIDEO) Wilson asks Wynne Government to explain their failures in long-term care

(February 27, 2018) Today, Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson joined his colleagues in questioning Kathleen Wynne’s government over their failure to provide adequate long-term care to seniors in his riding and across the province. y offices are flooded with inquiries from people seeking help either f...

Wilson praises Collingwood General and Marine Hospital for Code Orange response

(February 23, 2018) – Yesterday in the legislature, MPP Jim Wilson offered his praise to staff and management at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital and local first responders for their reactions to a serious accident near Stayner on February 2.irst responders did an amazing job extricatin...

Wilson: FAO report proves Liberals can’t be trusted on energy file

(February 15, 2018) – MPP Jim Wilson says a recent report by Ontario’s Financial Accountability Officer is more proof that the Liberals can’t be trusted on the hydro file.




nday, the FAO released a report that proves what we knew all along: the Liberals don’t know what they’re doing on the ...

Wilson: planning grants positive step for local hospital redevelopments

Wilson: planning grants positive step for local hospital redevelopments

(February 12, 2018) – MPP Jim Wilson is appreciative the provincial government has finally responded to his numerous requests to release planning grant funding for expansion projects in Collingwood and Alliston, but says there still is a lot of work to do. 

his is a good start and a positive ...

Ontario's Debt Clock

Constituent Services