Wynne visits Dairy Freez

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KathleenWynne2by Sylene Argent

Ontario’s Premier Kathleen Wynne visited Dairy Freez last Thursday afternoon as part of her tour of the province.

Her staff noted Wynne has a goal to visit every riding in Ontario to listen to concerns.

Media was asked to give privacy to a brief meeting held in the Dairy Freez parking lot with members of Essex Council, who were invited to meet her at the Kingsville establishment.

Warden Tom Bain said he forwarded concerns with Highway #3, and Essex Mayor Ron McDermott said he spoke to her about a potential grant for the newly purchased land that will be converted into a sports field and concerns he had with selling schools as they were paid with tax dollars.

Councillor Larry Snively said he spoke to her about his frustrations with the province’s process of issuing harvesting licenses for bait. He explained the Ministry only issues so many licenses a year. Having a license to do this in Colchester would likely be beneficial financially, he noted.

Snively has discussed this issue with Council in the past.