From Net News Ledger: Common Voice Welcomes Transportation Strategy
The Transportation Task Force’s recommendation that a system of buses travelling between Northwestern Ontario communities be established has been supported by the Government of Ontario in their ‘Draft Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario’. The strategy calls for “A core network of intercommunity passenger services that offers an increase in daytime pick-up and drop-off times”. Over the next month, the Ministry of Transportation will be taking comments and suggestions from the Transportation Task Force; municipalities, organizations, and other interested parties are also asked to review the draft and provide comment to the ministry.
The draft report can be found here: Draft Multi-Modal Transportation Strategy for Northern Ontario
Our Website at commonvoicenorthwest.com is now up and running. Although in its very basic stages our website will be used to pass information regarding issues of common interest that impact the Northern Ontario Region.
As the Project Manager for four of our seven Task Forces I will take this opportunity to quickly update you or your organization on the status of the Youth, Education and Training, Economic Participation and Infrastructure Task Forces. As we develop the website and social media processes I will post regular updates on the status of all seven Task Forces.
At this current time all four Task Forces have established their working objectives that act as guide to keep us on track for future work. Down the road we will be looking at three key strategic issues that are currently impacting the Northwestern Ontario region. These are:
A) The growing Indigenous population and their participation in the workforce
B) Attracting newcomers from around the globe; and
C) Attracting Canadians to the Northwestern Ontario Region.
These are three key issues that we will be looking at during our Task Force work but are not exclusive of other issues that impact the region.
The four Task Forces mentioned above meet approximately once a month face to face in addition to providing teleconference and webinar capabilities for those that attend remotely at these meetings.
If you or others that you know may be interested in attending these meeting please send an email to the Common Voice Project Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org