Soup up the job machine says Green Candidate David Robinson

SUDBURY –  Green Party candidate Dr. David Robinson wants to ‘soup up the Laurentian University job machine’. 
Laurentian University is one of Sudbury’s economic engines.  More than half of Laurentian’s 7,000 students come from outside of the City. They contribute over $30 million every year to the local economy and the number is growing.
 
“I will work tirelessly to grow Laurentian,” says Robinson. “If we are going to create jobs by making Sudbury a global centre for mining excellence, we must make Laurentian the mining research centre for Ontario.”
 
Robinson believes that growing the University is one of the key jobs for Sudbury’s MPP. Robinson played a leadership role in bringing the School of Architecture to Sudbury. Laurentian’s School of Architecture will eventually add over 450 students, and the proposed School of Creative and Performing Arts will eventually add at least 200 students. 
 
“As part of a successful economic strategy, the community, the university and the province need to work together to grow new programs and recruit new students in ways that will benefit our economy and community,” says Robinson. “As your MPP, I will work to make it happen.”
 
Robinson is a strong supporter of university-community partnerships. As an example, Science North, spun-off from Laurentian University, has put Sudbury on the map with information and media products such as IMAX productions.  It provides 70 full time and 150 part time “new economy” jobs.
 
“It’s clear that Laurentian University is one of Sudbury’s economic engines,” says Robinson. “Lets soup it up.” 
 
David Robinson and the The Green Party is on a mission to bring honesty, integrity and smart policy to Queen’s Park.
 
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