Northern Ontario leaders are urging the province to proceed with the east-west transmission line immediately.
Key stakeholders in the region are calling on the Ford Government to pull the trigger and make the decisions needed to ensure
socio-economic prosperity for all.
Red Rock Indian Band’s Chief Matthew Dupuis says the project is shovel-ready and needs to move forward to prevent job and investment losses in our region.
Municipal leaders and First Nations have issued letters to the Ontario Energy Board expressing their serious disappointment in the process.
In a media release, they say they are frustrated by the former Liberal Government’s decision to allow Hydro One to disrupt the status of the East-West Tie transmission project – which had previously been on schedule.
The regional municipal officials state NextBridge won the bid through a fair, open and transparent process.
Meanwhile, the Common Voice Northwest Energy Task Force reaffirmed its support for NextBridge as the builder and operator of the proposed East West Tie transmission line expansion connecting Wawa to Thunder Bay.
NextBridge and Hydro One Networks will appear before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) starting on October 2 to present their competing proposals for consideration.