News Local

Provincial Tory leader Patrick Brown visits Algonquin College in Pembroke

By Pembroke Daily Observer

Provincial PC leader and Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown visited Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke on Friday, May 6. His tour included the forestry technician lab (pictured).

Provincial PC leader and Simcoe North MPP Patrick Brown visited Algonquin College's Waterfront Campus in Pembroke on Friday, May 6. His tour included the forestry technician lab (pictured).

Ontario's Progressive Conservative Leader and MPP Patrick Brown toured Algonquin College's Pembroke Waterfront campus on May 6 as part of a visit to the Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke riding with local Tory MPP John Yakabuski.

Brown and Yakabuski toured the campus between 3 and 4 p.m., and afterwards visited the Pembroke campus' Employment Services office in downtown Pembroke. Annually, the Employment Services office supports more than 1,000 people who are looking for career information and work opportunities.

"We were pleased to welcome Mr. Brown to our campus and thank him for his interest in our college," said Cheryl Jensen, Algonquin College president. "Rural campuses like our Pembroke campus are strong contributors to the local economy and local employment, and we were pleased to see that recognized through this visit."

Campus Dean, Karen Davies, said following Brown's visit, that she was pleased to have the opportunity to showcase the college's facilities and programs to Brown, as she believes the Waterfront Campus to among the most innovative regional campuses in rural Ontario.

The new Pembroke Waterfront campus building was opened in Fall of 2012, expanding student spaces, programming, and services for the Pembroke campus' close to 1,000 full-time students.

Brown's visit was part of a weekend stop in Pembroke.