I'm sure retired politicians love to sit back and see what a mess their successors are making. This article highlights some very key points. I think that one could make an erudite argument for selling the ONTC and allowing the private sector to run services themselves. However, this is not what the government has done. Instead, they announced their plans before clearly planning the divestiture process. Coupled with the lack of consultation and transparency, the government did not handle the issue in a way that leant credibility to their case. Regardless of the merits of the economic case for divestiture, the way the plans were announced made the opposition and the bad press inevitable.
ONTC sell-off built 'resentment,' says former MPP - CBC News