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'McGuinty government continues to ignore the voice of Northerners,' Fedeli

Tuesday, October 02, 2012   by: Kate AdamsNipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
News Release

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The McGuinty government continues to ignore the voice of Northerners in announcing it is proceeding with the sale of Ontera, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said today.



Infrastructure Ontario today released a Request For Qualifications (RFQ) inviting interested buyers to submit their credentials for purchasing and operating Ontera, Ontario Northland’s telecommunications arm.



Prospective bidders have until October 22 to submit their qualifications for review.



“We have proven without a doubt that this fire sale will not achieve the savings the government claims it will and I have asked the Auditor General to look into this,” said Fedeli.



“Despite that, the Liberals continue to proceed without consulting Northern leaders and communities.”



Last week, Fedeli wrote Premier Dalton McGuinty, calling on him to ensure Ontario Northland’s rail freight division remain publicly-owned.



“It is critical infrastructure for economic development and private-sector job creation in the North, and we must ensure it remains as such,” said Fedeli.



“It’s my hope Northern mayors and residents will get behind my push to maintain public ownership of ONR’s freight division.”



Fedeli added all of the assets of Ontario Northland deserve a full strategic review that includes input from Northern leaders, businesses and citizens alike.



“That’s definitely not happening as part of this Liberal fire sale.”

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1993cobra 10/2/2012 6:14:40 PM Report

What else is new? we all know Dalton McGuinty is one of the biggest idiots we have had in the past ten years !
Forklift 10/3/2012 7:01:23 AM Report

off topic. whats stopping our MPP from starting a fight about gas prices. Whats something that hurts the low/middle class, its called ripping people off at the pumps.
IGuard 10/3/2012 9:28:31 AM Report

Well he is smart enough to be elected Premier 3 times in a row. And while I am disgusted with his decisions regarding the north from the ONR to Provincial Parks,our 9month recession and the lingering financial mess was caused soley by big busuness and the rich. Not the hard working Public Servants of this province.
dgl1 10/3/2012 11:46:17 AM Report

Vic
You should change your picture. You should be pictured with your head held low in shame for not doing anything to save many jobs in the north.
It's time to stop your posturing and do something positive. Demand to meet face-to-face with Dolt or Bart to discuss.
Don't send letters, they don't work.
Have the ba!!s to show your discontent with what these people (i use the term very lightly) are doing to northern Ontario.
I think it time to divest of the ministry of northern destruction and put that fool out on the streets.
jar 10/3/2012 5:11:33 PM Report

How about we seperate from southern Ontario and create another province.This way Dalton we lose alot.No wood,very little energy and the mines in the north will be ours not southern ontario.
Oldtimer 10/4/2012 3:08:10 PM Report

In theory the 'Fire Sale' might look good to someone not affected but Northern Ontario is like most of Canada. To spread out.
Mr. Fedeli I would hope is being very annoying to the people down south supporting the Rail Sale.

With zero access to a lot of communities by bus, rail or road, I can't see the logic of putting that many more buses on the road to add to the safety concerns we already have.

I would also believe it is up to the Government that every community is ensured Transport to compensate for the loss of any service.
We are not a third world, developing country.
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