It isn't often that you come across a dissenting opinion in the ONTC debate. You are either against divestment - or you are the government. That is why this opinion piece was so interesting. While he doesn't deny that divestment would cost a lot of money, Lafleur argues that there would be cost savings in the long term. He also advocates for competitive bidding for services in the north. While this model does work (and suits some political persuasions better than others), it doesn't address the core concerns of those against divestment, notably that the Northlander is no longer running and that they don't want private-sector involvement. Personally, I still believe that divestment is a mistake and that a restructured ONTC is the best solution. However, Lafleur's arguments merit consideration as another possible path to follow.
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