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O.N. Telcom privatization meeting resistance from mayors in northern Ontario

News | 02/26/2001 5:00 am EST

Local politicians say the Ontario government is moving too quickly to privatize a provincial-owned telco, saying the communities most affected have not been consulted. Premier Mike Harris announced plans last year to sell off all operations of O.N. Telcom, the telecom arm of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission. ONTC serves 60,000 customers throughout northeastern Ontario, including the premier’s riding of North Bay.

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