During the election campaign in 1995, people in small rural and urban areas wanted. It"s any bus that goes in between any two cities in ontario deregulation of intercity bussing. Had to get permission from the ontario highway board. You need a petition signed by the potential consumers. There would be an opponent at the hearing trying to object showing that the market could not sustain. They argued that the small operators would dig into their profits. It is odd that a business would have to present a list of potential consumers to prove to a regulator why they should exist. Mike harris wanted to support the smaller businesses and help the intercity bussing supporters. Three years of service and there was nothing done. Minister of transportation, wanted to see if he can push the agenda. The stakeholders were mayors of rural towns, ontario highway and transportation board, the.