A provincial official is responding to questions about the sale of the Muskoka Regional Centre.

After the Gravenhurst Chamber of Commerce sent multiple letters to the province from local residents supporting the sale, Minister of Infrastructure Bob Chiarelli sent back a written response. Chiarelli explains the first bid for the land made by Gravenhurst officials was rejected by Infrastructure Ontario because it wasn’t enough.

In the second offer from the town Chiarelli says there were some conditions listed that the province can’t agree to. He didn’t say what those conditions were but wrote that Infrastructure Ontario is continuing to negotiate with the town.

Gravenhurst officials have been working with Maple Leaf Education Systems to buy the property and turn it into a Chinese-Canadian curriculum high school campus. Town officials recently asked for patience as they work towards a final deal with the province.

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