It's funny how things repeat themselves. A year ago, we were waiting to see if the NDP would topple the government and once again it looks like the NDP will be deciding the fate of the new budget. This article does not mention northern issues, but according to a report on TVO, Northern Development and Mines is having a large portion of its budget cut. There is no word on how this might affect the ONTC, but it is safe to assume that the government is not wavering in its commitment to complete the divestment process. I still question how the government intends to tap into the "Ring of Fire" if it doesn't have a stake in the transportation infrastructure.
Ontario Liberals' fate over budget hangs on NDP - CBC News