Fedeli says plans for ONTC just another Liberal pre-election vote-getterFriday, April 18, 2014 by: Kate Adams
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli issued a Members Statement in the Ontario Legislature this afternoon reiterating concerns he and his constituents have regarding the government’s recently announced plans for the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.
The prepared text of MPP Fedeli’s Statement is as follows:
"A year ago I presented documents proving the government knew its ONTC fire sale would cost $800 million.
So for a year, the Liberals left Northern families in turmoil, when they knew all along, they wouldn’t proceed.
Now, they’ve re-announced their phony Strategic Alliance with Metrolinx – exactly the one they announced just days before the 2011 election - one that never did go ahead.
Sadly this is just another Liberal pre-election vote-getter, just like the gas plant announcement.
North Bay City Council passed a motion this week asking the government to reconsider the Ontera sale. Northerners deserve to know – how much did it cost to divest Ontera?
What return did the government get for the more than $20 million they invested in Ontera’s fibre ring?
And what will the cancellation fee be if the CRTC nixes the sale?
Just as concerning is what wasn’t mentioned.
There was NO reference to the Ring of Fire in the government’s announcement.
But days later, the Finance Minister told reporters in London that London’s rail expertise will be put to use in the Ring of Fire!
This is an alarm bell for all Northerners.
It’s clear the Liberals can’t be trusted.
We’ve presented our plan for Ontario Northland.
We’ll only achieve victory for the North when we change the team that leads this province."