It's hard to tell if the CBC is overstating the desire for a separate province, but it is clear that the Ontario government often neglects the north of the province in favour of the richer and riding-heavy south.
The CBC hasn't offered much coverage on the ONTC issue on their website since the sale was announced back in March. However, they are hoping to have coverage from the last train on Friday.
Is it time for a new province? Separation is certainly back in the Canadian news after the Parti Québécois victory this month.
Northerners ponder separating from Ontario - Sudbury - CBC News