The author of a petition to separate northern Ontario from southern Ontario is now the leader of a political party. Last week, Trevor Holliday of Callander was named the leader of the Northern Ontario Party, a party that disbanded in 1985 and remained inactive until being revived and re-registered by Elections Ontario in 2010. Holliday set up a petition to restart the conversation of separating Ontario into a north and south province at the beginning of this year and says getting involved in politics was never a thought.
He says the goal of the party is to have all 11 Northern Ontario ridings with a Northern Ontario Party candidate elected into the Ontario legislature in the next election. The party’s president is Ed Dieble who founded the party back in 1977 and recently announced his retirement.
Written by: Jimmy King