Wayne Gates MPP for Niagara Falls, Fort Erie & Niagara-on-the-Lake

Government of Ontario

Open Letter to Transportation Minister McGarry

Published on February 6, 2018

Hon. Kathryn McGarry, MPP

Ministry of Transportation

3rd Floor, Ferguson Block

77 Wellesley Street West

Toronto, Ontario M7A 1Z8

January 29th, 2018

RE: New Arrangement with Carillion


Minister McGarry,

I am writing to you today regarding the collapse of Carillion PLC and the concerns residents are rightfully raising about the continuation of the services your government has contracted Carillion Canada to carry out. In your statement following the collapse of Carillion PLC you mentioned that you have entered into a new “arrangement” with Carillion Canada. In the interest of transparency I am requesting a copy of that arrangement.

Specifically, I would like to know how this new arrangement ensures that Ontario roads will be properly salted and cleared. Additionally, what money, guarantees or other support did the government offer to secure this new arrangement?

As Carillion Canada has just received bankruptcy protection, would you also let my office and the public know if any government agencies or ministries are currently owed money by Carillion Canada?

Thank you for taking the time to read this correspondence and address these important safety issues.

Best regards,


Wayne Gates

MPP for Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort Erie