Ted Arnott, MPP
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 6, 2016
MPP Arnott reiterates call for new Laurier campus in Milton
(Queen’s Park) – Wellington-Halton Hills MPP Ted Arnott is once again voicing his support for Wilfrid Laurier University’s proposed new campus in Milton.
“On September 27, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and I met with representatives from Wilfrid Laurier University here at Queen’s Park to discuss their proposal for a new university campus in Milton,” Mr. Arnott said in a statement in the Ontario Legislature on October 6. “Laurier’s Milton campus would be leading-edge, and would showcase environmental sustainability, planning excellence, and be a hub of innovation, culture, learning, and discovery. It would support the jobs and economy of the future.”
According to Wilfrid Laurier University, the proposed 150 acre Milton campus would be the
centre point of a 400 acre Milton Education Village – a purpose built, fully integrated community of education, research, and commercialization, with complementary residential and commercial development and amenities.
“It is my understanding that land has been secured at no cost to government, land-use planning is well underway, and infrastructure servicing has been secured,” Mr. Arnott informed MPPs.
“This means that the project can proceed to the planning design phase as soon as provincial
support is announced and the initial funding is allocated.”
Mr. Arnott believes that Halton Region’s rapidly growing population makes it a perfect location.
“As we all know, the Region of Halton is one of the fastest growing communities in all of
Canada. Its population is expected to exceed one million by 2041. This makes it an ideal
location for a new university campus,” he suggested.
Mr. Arnott concluded by urging the Government to get behind the project.
“The Halton-area MPPs, myself included, Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr, Regional Council, Town of Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette and Town Council are all very enthusiastic about this exciting proposal,” he said. “I urge the Government to get behind our vision of a Laurier Milton campus. Let us work together to build the promise of the future.”
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