The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) has launched a new website where people can
send a message to the government in support of the region.
Our Ontario North
(http://ourontarionorth.org) allows supporters of overnight camping
in the 10 provincial parks the government has announced it will
close, and supporters of the Ontario Northland Transportation
Commission (ONTC), to send messages to the relevant cabinet ministers
expressing their views.
“We believe now more than ever that
it is important for the government of Ontario to stop and listen to
Northern residents and communities,” said Al Spacek, president of
FONOM. “We want to be part of the solution to preserving overnight
camping in our parks and ensuring the long-term sustainability of
Mayor Spacek and others from FONOM have
met with Minister of Natural Resources Michael Gravelle regarding the
parks decision and Minister of Northern Development and Mines Rick
Bartolucci regarding the future of the ONTC.
“We remain committed to working with
the government on these issues, but are also calling on Northern
residents to go to our website and send a message to government so
they know just how many people care about Northern Ontario's future,”