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MPP pleased with progress to save Kemptville agricultural campus

Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark said he's encouraged by recent attempts to keep the agricultural campus in Kemptville open for years to come.

Algonquin College and St. Lawrence College in Kingston are looking at ways they can help and Clark told CFRA it's a small step forward.

"Those talks with Algonquin and the St. Lawrence are very preliminary, so we need to have the time for those opportunities to work themselves through and we need the students," said Clark.

Brad Duguid, who is responsible for the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities visited the Kemptville campus Tuesday with Clark and Glengary-Prescott-Russell MPP Grant Crack to learn more about the agricultural programs it offers for students in the area.

Earlier this month the University of Guelph announced it would close its satellite campuses in Kemptville and Alfred to save money.

La Cite Collegiale and Sudbury's College Boreale have already stepped up to save Alfred.

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