Save Ontario Northlander Train


It’s time to bring back the Northlander and restore passenger rail service to Northern Ontario. Your signature on this petition will help convince the Ford government to keep their promise to Northern Ontarians. 

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The subject of the email to send
The Message:

Premier Doug Ford:

I am writing to remind you that you promised to restore passenger rail service to northern Ontario last May and I urge you to keep your promise “to respect Northerners” and bring back the Ontario Northlander.

To that end, Ontario Northland must be moved from the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines to the Ministry of Transportation. As you are well aware, 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. Since the Liberal government cut service between Toronto and Cochrane six years ago, the impact on our communities has been devastating.

Further, we demand that you commit to keeping Ontario Northland in public hands because workers, residents, communities and businesses of Northern Ontario deserve nothing less.

Northern Ontario must also be “open for business.” A strong rail network will provide this and open up markets to link people, communities and businesses to the world.


This message will be emailed to:
  • Premier Doug Ford
  • Jeff Yurek
  • Vic Fedeli
  • Andrea Horwath
  • John Vanthof