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Province Moves Oversight Of Ontario Northland To MOT

Posted: 2019-11-13 07:40:56 By: hbr

Vic Fedeli, MP for the North Bay area, said yesterday that the provincial government is considering transferring Ontario Northland’s oversight to the Ministry of Transporation away from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

In a news release Fedeli says "This could allow the Province to centralize ministerial oversight of all government agencies with a mandate to deliver transportation services and create opportunities to improve services."

Fedeli says the Province will explore options to enhance intercommunity bus services provided by the ONTC, to ensure underserved and unserved Northern communities are connected and people have access to jobs and critical services.  But there was no mention of the return of the Northlander train service to the region.

“Make no mistake, our government’s commitment to Ontario Northland is clear,” he added.