Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli says northerners should brace themselves for no movement on the Ring of Fire. A few months ago the minister of northern development announced a Development Corporation to move the chromite project forward. However, the 60-day deadline to form the corporation has passed and Fedeli says now we’re getting excuses for why nothing has happened.

Fedeli also points out the Liberals have back-tracked on the transportation link to the Ring of Fire. In May Premier Kathleen Wynne announced one billion dollars for the link with or without federal help. But now in the budget the Liberals will only commit the money if the feds also pony up one billion dollars.