The Northern Ontario Party now have a Nipissing Riding Association, and Leader Trevor Holliday says things are moving in the right direction. He says support has come a long way from when he first started started, especially in the Nipissing riding. There are still a few positions available to complete the makeup of the Nipissing Board but the party is confident that these positions will be occupied over the course of the next couple of meetings. Holliday says the interest is there, but some people would rather work from behind the scenes.
Holliday says when the election rolls around, it’s going to come down to what has an MPP done for their riding, and for Northern Ontario. Holliday says track records speak for themselves. He added he’s not the kind of guy to take a photo op where he can get one, he’s the kind of person who’s more driven by achieving results. Holliday says that’s because results and facts always speak for themselves as well.
Holliday says the Northern Ontario Party expects to run candidates in all the Northern ridings in the 2018 provincial election, and momentum could be behind them. Holliday says the Liberals, PC’s and NDP have all had their chances to help the North, and yet the North is no better off. He says Northern Ontario keeps seeing population decline throughout the area, and whichever party has taken power in the past only ends up caring about Toronto. He added the Northern Ontario Party is giving people another option, and giving them representation in the North.
The Northern Ontario Party and its members concluded their voting on the party’s platforms this week. One of the highlights includes wanting to create a Northern Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. This ministry of Northern MNRF would be based in Northern Ontario and operated by people from the North, and where the revenue from this ministry stays here and benefits Northern Ontario. Holliday says their executive board is fine-tuning the wording of the party’s complete platform to make sure it’s crisp and clear right now, and he expects to have it released to the public by the end of the month.