McGuinty Government Names New Chair Of Ontario Northland Transportation Commission
NORTH BAY - Northern Development and Mines Minister Rick Bartolucci today announced the appointment of accountant Ted Hargreaves to the post of chair of the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC).
"The rich business and community service experience Ted Hargreaves brings to his new duties will serve him well as he leads the Ontario Northland through one of its most important periods," said Bartolucci. "Ted is a northerner who is deeply committed to strengthening the economic and social foundations of his community and whose appointment is another step toward revitalizing and reinvigorating operations at Ontario Northland."
Mr. Hargreaves has been a managing partner with the chartered accounting firm of BDO Dunwoody in Sudbury and North Bay since 1986 and has over 25 years of experience in public accounting. His volunteer and community service to the North Bay area spans over three decades, including currently serving as member of the Canadore College board of governors, as well as in numerous other volunteer capacities over the years. He has been described by his peers as a very special individual and an outstanding ambassador to Northern Ontario. Mr. Hargreaves' appointment is effective immediately.
The government recently affirmed its intention to keep Ontario Northland in public hands and directed the ONTC to develop a long-term strategy aimed at protecting jobs, and securing services that are competitive, safe, reliable and responsive to customers, residents and businesses.
"Ted will play a pivotal role in helping the McGuinty government deliver on its commitment to bring real, positive change to the ONTC so that it may drive economic and community development opportunities for the region, while providing efficient, competitive services," said Bartolucci. "I would also like to sincerely thank Royal Poulin for his dedicated service and tireless efforts as chair of ONTC during the past four years."