As a former budget co-ordinator for Ontario Hydro Northwestern Ontario Region from 1987 to 1995, I watched a sequence of provincial governments (Liberal, NDP, Conservative, and now Liberal again) take this Crown corporation
from the stated objective of power at cost, to an instrument of social policy, to full deregulation, and to a mix of private-public utility.
The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission may be officially off the selling block, but leadership and government still remain outstanding key issues, says the head of the largest union at the Crown corporation
The Crown corporation
beat out Industrial Rail Services (IRS) of Moncton, N.B.
Ontario Northland Rail workers who have waited almost two years for the provincial government to act on their report to improve the money-losing railway, will have to wait until the new provincial government is sworn in to find out the future of the provincial Crown corporation
The petition, which was written on behalf of North Bay city council when McDonald was the City of North Bay's deputy mayor, also calls for the replacement of the commission's members with persons who are more committed to fulfilling the Crown corporation
's economic and social mandate.
Restless and weary employees at Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) continue to wait with bated breath for the final decision on the divestiture of the provincial Crown corporation
, expected this spring.