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Protecting Laurentian University Greenspace
Protéger l’espace vert à l’Université Laurentienne

April 12, 2022

Government can and must protect Laurentian Greenspace

The Ford government should be actively protecting Laurentian University’s greenspace said MPP France Gélinas (Nickel Belt) during question period on Wednesday.

“Any Laurentian University student or community member can tell you the added value of the greenspace to their quality of life and to their education. Fifteen local organizations, including HSN physicians and all four school boards have written to the minister about it.’’

As the debtor in possession, the government has the right to Laurentian’s property. The government has to agree and can oppose the sale of any of Laurentian University’s assets, including its greenspace.

‘’Can the government reassure my community now, by making it clear that they will use their powers as DIP lender to oppose and stop the sale of any greenspace at Laurentian University.”

Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop refused to commit to protecting Laurantian’s greenspace indicating her ministry would “continue to monitor” the CCAA process