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Huron-Bruce MPP Says Rural Ridings Well Represented At Queen's Park

Huron-Bruce | by Fadi Didi  

Lisa Thompson expects agriculture programs to be instituted in Ontario schools.

The Progressive Conservative MPP for Huron-Bruce says rural Ontario can expect positive change under the a Tory government.

Lisa Thompson says the appointment of rural MPPs to key cabinet positions demonstrates Premier Doug Ford's commitment to rural ridings.

Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson was named Ontario's Minister of Economic Development and Growth, while Oxford County representative Ernie Hardeman was named Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs.

Thompson was named Ontario's Education Minister.

She hopes to initiate an agri-food curriculum in schools across the province.

A 2017 report from the Ontario Agricultural College in Guelph found four job openings await each graduate of a post-secondary agri-food program.

At that time, Thompson told Queen's Park that the number of available jobs has risen from three, when she introduced her motion in 2015 with support from all three parties.

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