Trillium cuts will affect most vulnerable and rural Ontario

August 5, 2016

From Queen's Park

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Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has called on the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to stop the proposed restructuring plan that would diminish local voices and representation at the provincial grant agency.

MPP Bill Walker

He has put his concerns to the OTF chief executive officer and board, as well as the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Eleanor McMahon, who is responsible for the foundation.

“If anything, rural communities need more, not less local representation on the Foundation’s grant review teams,” MPP Walker writes. “I am very concerned with the void these decisions will create across our province. There is simply no other provincial capital program out there to meet this type of need…It is a fact that with very few options for raising capital funds available elsewhere, it will undoubtedly demoralize a very committed number of individuals and community minded volunteers who are the heart and soul of our communities.”  

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A copy of MPP Walker’s letter is shared HERE

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