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MPP wants more emphasis on northern issues, including rail

"Northern interests are commonly ignored in favour of others -- or at least they have been by this government
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Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli rose in the Legislature today to emphasize the need to take northern Ontario into account when decisions are made.

"As a former mayor of the City of North Bay, it was clear to me that decisions made here at Queen’s Park aren’t always in the best interests of Northerners, and aren’t made with a Northern perspective being considered in the process.

"Northern interests are commonly ignored in favour of others -- or at least they have been by this government.

 "I’ve spoken many times on this and given many examples of how this has been the case – from the Far North Act to the cancellation of the Northlander to the Ring of Fire.

 "The government should do more to institutionalize the impact on Northern Ontario on decisions made at Queen’s Park."