Guy Bourgouin MPP for Mushkegowuk—James Bay

Government of Ontario

Letter to Minister of Transportation - Reopening of the Polar Bear Express

Published on July 14, 2020

Yesterday, I wrote to the Minister of Transportation, Caroline Mulroney, to demand immediate action on the reopening on the Polar Bear Express passenger train. While the ONTC considers its decision to have been made upon consultation with First Nations, communities and stakeholders in the region, the Mushkegowuk Council of Chiefs outrightly opposes the reopening of the passenger train, which took place on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

There's simply no consented solution when decisions are not based on dialogue - which requires both talking and listening.

Read the letter here.