Largest layoff in history of County of Lambton

The Sarnia Observer

Coronation Park Day Nursery.

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley is calling for an audit of Lambton County's entire social services division in the wake of county council's decision to shutter Coronation Park Day Nursery.

“I think from this process, there are some significant issues (in the division),” Bradley said, pointing to “supervision, reporting and accountability” concerns following Wednesday's heated debate over the future of the Sarnia day care.

County council narrowly voted 20-17 in favour of closing the 42-year-old Oak Avenue day care effective Nov. 28.

Fifty infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers will be displaced by the closure.

However, local school boards have already committed to finding another provider for before-and-after-school programming for 73 Holy Trinity and Queen Elizabeth II students.

A total of 40 full and part-time workers will also be impacted by the closure.

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