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Fedeli to call for a formal audit of ONTC fire sale

Monday, February 25, 2013   by: Kate AdamsNipissing MPP Vic Fedeli
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Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli plans to again ask for a formal audit of the government’s fire sale of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.



Fedeli made the pledge in a Members’ Statement this afternoon in the Ontario Legislature.



“Speaker, many Northerners including myself were very disappointed to hear recent comments from the Premier and the new Northern Development Minister that they plan to continue full steam ahead with their fire sale,” Fedeli said in his statement.



“Last fall, I wrote to the Auditor General detailing how this fire sale will achieve no savings. Sadly, the Legislature was prorogued and my request could not be advanced. I plan to move a motion at Committee this week to once again ask the Auditor to formally investigate the government’s sale plans to examine the true financial picture.



Fedeli reiterated the Ontario PC position that Ontario Northland rail freight is strategically-critical infrastructure to economic development and private sector job creation in the North, and thus must remain publicly owned.



“One approach is the New Deal for Ontario Northland which proposes a publicly-owned rail transportation solution for the vital Ring of Fire mining development,” Fedeli said.



“The best way to transport ore is by rail, and an economic analysis study released on Friday supports that position,” added Fedeli.



“The ONTC can and should play a vital role in developing this once-in-a lifetime mineral discovery.”

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yabadaba 2/25/2013 2:22:28 PM Report

The likelyhood of Vic getting anything is NADA, his bully style and babble tends to alienate rather than foster any cooperation.
Session77 2/25/2013 4:39:04 PM Report

Has anyone ever noticed he only mentions the freight division and not any of the other ONTC ventures.
yabadaba 2/25/2013 4:50:30 PM Report

Yes, we've noticed, Vic is fast becoming the empty drum making a lot of noise. He's no longer the squeaky wheel but a whining child.
whaaazz up 2/26/2013 7:31:44 AM Report

Here we go again !!!!
If there is a way to save any part of
the O.N.T.C., Vic will be the one that
will make it happen. The way you folk
talk you would think the Tory,s were in
Power.Where are all the Bleeding Hearts
that were waving signs and having Parades
Etc. Etc. Where is Big Mouth Kelly who
seems to know all?? Where is the Mayor
and the rest of the Hallelulia Gang.
Sitting on their Butts That's Where.
Keep up the good effort Vic the North is
counting on you.
IGuard 2/26/2013 7:44:06 AM Report

Well when Mr.Kelly addresses the media he uses his own name and does not hide behind a pathetic moniker calling people names. Of course if you read the Toronto Sun you will see the same rightard attacks on anything and anyone that does't agree with brain dead extreme right reform attempts at thinking. Perhaps you would find more support there. And that's whazzzzup. Paddy Morris.
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