Guelph Day at Queen’s Park

May 2, 2008

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Yesterday we travelled with several community leaders to Queen’s Park.

We met with 5 Ministers. 

We introduced the Ministers of Environment and Energy to Guelph’s Community Energy Plan and our goals for our organics facility.  We will be following up with their staff on potential partnership opportunities.

We also met with the Ministers of Training, Colleges and Universities, Research and Innovation, and Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.  The Chief of Staff for the Minister of Economic Development and Trade was also present.  Joining us were the Presidents of the University of Guelph and Conestoga College along with representatives of industry and business including the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and Guelph Partnership for Innovation.  Our goal was to bring these four Ministries together – all of which have research and innovation agendas – to discuss Guelph’s future in the agrifood and environmental sectors. 

All meetings were very successful. Lunch was brillantly hosted by the University of Guelph.  All the foods featured had a connection to the work at the University.  We even gave away tomato seeds that had been on the Mars Mission.

Finaly, the Guelph delegation attended Question Period where we were recognized by the Speaker of the House and our MPP, Liz Sandals. 

Click here to read the press release.

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