Lobbying efforts are starting to heat up to keep Ontario services in public hands.
The "We Own It" campaign was launched a year and a half ago, aimed at drumming up support from the public, government and MPP's to take back all public services.
Northwestern Ontario Mobilizer Derrick Lamarche says speaking up has made a difference.
"We lobbied with the municipality of Ignace, Terrace Bay and Atikokan and the business community and council. We managed to stop them from closing our Service Ontario's."
Lamarche is asking municipal councils to endorse their "We Own It" motion.