News

ONTC GCA Liberal Party to put a stop to the divestment process

Wednesday, October 17, 2012   by: Kate AdamsONTC General Chairperson’s Association
News Release

********************

Representatives from the General Chairperson’s Association (GCA) which represents all unionized employees at Ontario Northland (ONTC) are calling upon the Liberal Government to cancel or at least suspend the divestment of the ONTC after Premier McGuinty’s sudden resignation.

“With the Premier’s resignation yesterday the GCA is calling upon the Liberal Party to put a stop to the divestment process at Ontario Northland immediately,” said GCA spokesperson Brian Kelly.

“Now that the Legislature has been prorogued and with the outgoing Premier stating that it is time to reach out to the opposition parties to find common ground, we believe a good place for that to start would be for the Liberals to listen to Northerners and heed their calls to stop the sale of Ontario Northland”, added Kelly.

“Cancelling the divestment process will allow all stakeholders of the ONTC time to formulate a business plan that will not only reinvigorate the organization but allow it to stay in public hands”, concluded Kelly.

********************
Comments
9
Please sign in to post a response
Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of BayToday.ca. Keep discussions civil and on topic. Refrain from obscenity and don't post anything that your grandmother would be ashamed to read. Those who do not abide by these guidelines will have their membership revoked without notice. If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
fogie 10/17/2012 11:03:54 AM Report

ONTC has been in trouble for years. There has been ample time to get stakholders together to formulate an action plan, and it hasn't happened. I don't have much hope that it will at this point in time.
yabadaba 10/17/2012 11:33:54 AM Report

fogie:

It takes two to dance, and the government doesn't want to dance. They've been in charge since 2003 and what changes have they made at the ONTC.

NONE,they have left the same board appointees in place and they have no clue as to what they are doing.

Just look at who is on the board rhymes with graves. This person sits on several boards and guess what, they are all have B.S. going on with them.

The government could have moved the ONTC under the MTO which would only make sense.
whaaazz up 10/17/2012 12:28:09 PM Report

If know it all KELLY had put half
the effort into pushing for change
the last time this problem arose we
would quite possibly not be in the
situation we now face. But then he
would not be in the position he is in
now which is running off at the mouth blaming everyone else.
It is evident he is more worried about his own job.
I am Canadian 10/17/2012 4:46:31 PM Report

Typical of union thugs trying to save their own ass and out to lay blame on whoever they can.
yabadaba 10/17/2012 4:53:09 PM Report

@ Canadian:

Your response is not a surprise, it can be turned the other way as well. Typical person who could not get a job in a union shop; therefore blames the unions for everything.

The government is the employer, how good a job have they done. I would think the 14 billion dollar deficit explains pretty much everything on their competence.
I am Canadian 10/17/2012 8:32:56 PM Report

Let me guess you are a union thug with a sense of entitlement.Well Skippy wake up we are in the 21st century status quo doesnt cut it any longer.I sir am now retired after 33 years in the public service.
yabadaba 10/18/2012 9:34:09 AM Report

Well Canadian; if I read this correctly, you received the rewards of being in the public service for 33years, can I ask if this was a union position. If this was a union position, then your arguement holds no water and would make you somewhat of a hypocrite.

I apologize if I've read your post incorrectly.
I am Canadian 10/18/2012 10:17:26 AM Report

No.
yabadaba 10/18/2012 10:22:10 AM Report

Good answer Canadian.
Comments
9
Please sign in to post a response
Note: Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of BayToday.ca. Keep discussions civil and on topic. Refrain from obscenity and don't post anything that your grandmother would be ashamed to read. Those who do not abide by these guidelines will have their membership revoked without notice. If you see an abusive post, please click the link beside the post to report it.
Advertising | Membership | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | About BayToday.ca | Contact Us | Feedback

Copyright ©2014 BayToday.ca - All rights reserved
News Sports