Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus claims the Trudeau Liberals are trying to silence Northern Ontario voices. Angus says they’re doing this by getting rid of the ministerial position at FedNor. Angus says not even the former Harper Tories went this far and adds the Liberals are treating Northern Ontario as a poor second cousin. Angus says there’s been zero action by the federal Liberals over the Ring of Fire and they’ve shutdown projects that FedNor had approved earlier to expand rural broadband services in the north.
Angus says the Liberals are taking the north for granted and removing the FedNor minister will hurt the region. Angus wants to know why other federal Liberals are silent on this matter. The New Democrat adds removing the FedNor minister is another sign that the Liberals’ are not committed to the north’s growth.