Ontario PCs plan to consult key stakeholders over Ontario Northland

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Vic Fedeli MPPQUEEN’S PARK – The announced decision to dismantle Ontario Northland Transportation Commission is being fought at Queen’s Park by the provincial Progressive Conservatives. PC Northern Development Critic Norm Miller and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli will be holding stakeholder consultations next month across Northeastern Ontario regarding the McGuinty government’s decision on the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

Meetings will be held in North Bay, Timmins, Cochrane and Englehart during the week of June 18th.

“This government proceeded with a fire sale of Ontario Northland with no prior consultation of communities or stakeholders in the North,” said Fedeli. “We want to visit the communities most affected by this decision to hear their thoughts, concerns, and determine their requirements going forward”.

“It’s especially important to know what current customers of Ontario Northland want and need to ensure their businesses can succeed”.

Fedeli has met with Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci as well as top ONTC officials, also has a meeting scheduled with Infrastructure Ontario this month in Toronto to learn more about the process the government plans to use in dismantling the ONTC. “Ontario Northland continues to be my number one priority,” states Fedeli, “I will work to ensure as many jobs remain in North Bay as possible and service levels are maintained”.

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