The University of Guelph has announced it will shut down its agricultural school campus in Kemptville.

Randy Pettapiece says that’s bad news for rural Ontario.

The Perth-Wellington MPP called it a ‘sign of the times’ and says it illustrates just how little rural and small-town Ontario has mattered to the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals over the last ten years.

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Kemptville will stop accepting new students in fall 2014; classes and research programs will finish by the end of 2015.