News Vanthof not convinced ONTC to remain public SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Tuesday, Apr. 22nd, 2014 The New Democrat for Timiskaming Cochrane says talking about a plan to keep Ontario Northland public isn’t good enough. John Vanthof says what people need to hear is that the Liberals have formed an alliance with Metrolinx that benefits the ONTC. Vanthof squared off against northern development minister Michael Gravelle in the Legislature over the issue. Gravelle says he’s working on a plan involving Metrolinx that ensures the sustainability of Ontario Northland.