Ontario Northland Not For Sale

April 16, 2012, 9:30 AM EST


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The Ontario Liberal government must live up to the commitment made by Premier Dalton McGuinty to maintain and enhance the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission as a provincial crown agency, CAW Council delegates say.

Delegates approved a recommendation calling on the provincial government to maintain the northern Ontario rail, bus and telecommunication service rather than privatizing or scrapping it altogether.

CAW Local 103 represents workers at Ontario Northland.

CAW national representative Brian Stevens urged delegates to actively support the campaign to maintain Ontario Northland by sending a message to Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath outlining that they oppose the sale of Ontario Northland. The NDP's support is particularly crucial under a Liberal minority government.

Delegates were also urged to go to the Ontario Northland Facebook page to send messages of support and to find more information.

On March 23 the Ontario Liberal government announced plans to wind down Ontario Northland as part of cutbacks under its latest budget, despite McGuinty's pledge from years before. 

Send along your comments to NDP leader Andrea Horwath about the budget and the possible sale of ONTC: http://www.ondpcaucus.com/yoursay/

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