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New Tec Invites Ford, Elliott and Wilson to Visit Stevenson

(November 8, 2021) New Tecumseth Town Council is pressing Premier Ford and his Health Minister to join Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson for a tour of Stevenson Memorial Hospital to see for themselves the urgent need for its redevelopment.  Deputy Mayor Richard Norcross put forward the motion at a recent Council meeting, and Mayor Rick Milne has followed up with a written invitation to the provincial politicians.  


“We recognize the importance of the improvements and upgrades to the hospital as a top priority to support the continuing growth of the community,” said Mayor Milne, in his open letter to the Premier.  “The communities that Stevenson Memorial Hospital serves are rapidly growing with a projected growth of 73,000 to over 100,000 by 2031,” he added.


Stevenson has received $1.5 million in planning money to date.  The hospital foundation has raised 60 percent of the $43 million community component needed for the redevelopment project. 


MPP Wilson has raised the urgency of Stevenson’s renewal numerous times both inside and outside the Ontario Legislature.  His Private Members Resolution to support planning for a new facility received unanimous support in the legislature last November.  You can watch Jim debate the PMB here.  Most recently, during Question Period, he repeated his invitation to Health Minister Christine Elliott to see first-hand the need for a new modern facility.  She has said she would like to tour Stevenson “when time permits.”


“I will make myself available at any hour of the day, any day of the week, to tour with Premier Ford and Minister Elliott,” said Mr. Wilson.  “This project is long overdue,” he added. 


See Mayor Milne’s letter to Premier Ford, Minister Elliott and MPP Wilson here.












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