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Laurentian University Insolvency

As Laurentian attempts to restructure under the court-ordered Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA), a Request for Quotations has been submitted in their review of real estate holdings. 

As stewards of the Nepahwin Lake Watershed, we will do everything in our power to ensure that the University-owned shorelines and natural greenspace surrounding our lake - and beyond - remain untouched and accessible to our community.
Jess McShane Photography - 20-10 - Quesn


NLWSG is a member organization of the Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury (CLS). The coalition has taken a lead in bringing concerned voices together from across stakeholder groups. A NLWSG Representative attended the first CLS Community Meeting regarding the potential sale of University-owned greenspace and trail systems.

May 25, 2021: In letters submitted to the LU Chair of the Board of Governors, the President, the LU-CCAA Monitor and the City of Greater Sudbury Mayor and Councillors, NLWSG has outlined the multifaceted importance of keeping the LU-owned land within the watershed in its current natural state and expressed our opinion that it remain a publicly-owned, community-accessible greenspace. 

Steps YOU Can Take:​

1. Contact the media and decision makers today. Let them know how integral Laurentian's greenspace is to your well-being and the health of our community. If you're having trouble getting started, feel free to use any of the content found in the above letters from NLWSG. A list of key contacts can be found below. They say the squeaky wheel gets the grease, so start squeaking!

2. Join the “Help Save Laurentian Trails and its Ecosystem” Facebook Group. It is dedicated to raising awareness and posting current news on the issue.

3. Visit CLS' dedicated webpage to join their mailing list and stay informed.


As always, email us at with your concerns/ideas and how you may want to get involved.

We will keep a watchful eye on these matters as they unfold and will report back when we know more.

In The Media

Sudbury nees to keep LU green space

Paula Worton

The Sudbury Star

May 29, 2021

Save Laurentian Greenspace / Laurentian Green Space a True Treasure

Rob Klein / Vanessa Richards

The Sudbury Star

May 26, 2021

Laurentian University trails should not be ‘monetized’ and sold

Sharon Roy

May 26, 2021

Personal Best: 'Stewards of the trail’ watch and wonder what’s next for local ski trails

Laura Young

The Sudbury Star

May 25, 2021

Laurentian University president grilled by northern Ontario MPs at Commons committee

Erik White


May 25, 2021

Laurentian issues request for quotations as part of real estate review process


The Sudbury Star

May 21, 2021

Advocates fear cash-strapped Laurentian may sell off greenspace

Jim Moodie

The Sudbury Star

May 14, 2021

Sudbury groups work to preserve Laurentian University greenspace

Alana Everson


May 13, 2021


Contact List

Brian Bigger
705-674-4455 x2514
Councillor - Ward 1
Mark Signoretti
Councillor - Ward 2
Michael Vagnini
Councillor - Ward 3
Gerry Montpellier
Councillor - Ward 4
Geoff McCausland
Councillor - Ward 5
Robert Kirwan
Councillor - Ward 6
René Lapierre
Councillor - Ward 7
Mike Jakubo
Councillor - Ward 8
Al Sizer
Councillor - Ward 9
Deb McIntosh
Councillor - Ward 10
Fern Cormier
Councillor - Ward 11
Bill Leduc
Councillor - Ward 12
Joscelyne Landry-Altmann
MPP - Sudbury
Jamie West
MPP - Nickel Belt
France Gélinas
MP - Sudbury
Paul Lefèbvre
MP - Nickel Belt
Marc Serre
CCAA Monitor
Sharon Hamilton
Laurentian President
Robert Haché
Laurentian Board of Governors
Claude Lacroix
Laurentian Board of Governors
Sonia Delmissier
Laurentian Board of Governors
Martin Bayer
Laurentian Board of Governors
Kathy Dokis
Laurentian Board of Governors
Khari Gaynor
Laurentian Board of Governors
Maxim Jean-Louis
Laurentian Board of Governors
Guy Labine
Laurentian Board of Governors
Cathy Modesto
Laurentian Board of Governors
Brian Montgomery
Laurentian Board of Governors
Nelson Toulouse
Laurentian Board of Governors
Natalie Turvey
Laurentian Board of Governors
Jennifer Jocko
Letters to the Editor
Sudbury Star
Letters to the Editor
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