Let there be no mistake, the issue regarding the future use of the General Hospital will be decided by our City Council.
We need this building for the common good and social benefit of our community, with the focus on seniors. The Minister has been “encouraging us to bring a community proposal forward.”
Our “conditional” community proposal has been submitted on time and we have been informed that we have until June 3rd, to meet our conditions. Technical and administrative support is required from the City as one of the conditions, otherwise we are done.
We are not asking for any money. They could simply have the existing resources in the Economic Development office working on this file. We have to put politics aside and work together. Barrie Ontario went through the same process 10 years ago.
As for the final step, when we bring the community proposal to the Minister, we will not be asking for her permission. We will be doing what she has asked us to do all along.
Concerned Citizens Coalition
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