It’s time to bring back the Ontario Northlander and restore passenger rail service to Northern Ontario.

Premier Doug Ford promised to restore passenger rail service to northern Ontario last May.  We must force the Ontario government to keep his promise “to respect Northerners” and bring back the Ontario Northlander.

Ontario Northland must be moved from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines to the Ministry of Transportation because there are untapped synergies between Metrolinx (GO Transit) and Ontario Northland that could easily connect communities and people in a seamless transportation system that is safe and affordable. A strategic alliance with Metrolinx (GO transit), along with refurbishment of passenger rail cars is what is needed to restore much needed rail service between Toronto and Cochrane Since the Liberal government cut this service six years ago, the impact  on our communities has been devastating.

Ontario Northland must stay in public hands because workers, and residents of Northern Ontario deserve nothing less.

Northern Ontario must also be “open for business.”

Click on the Take Action tab above to sign the petition to tell Ontario’s Premier and key politicians that they need to act now.