For weeks the NDP and Progressive Conservatives have said the budget drops all references to the Ring of Fire. Both parties say they can’t find any mention of the $1 billion the Liberals committed earlier in time for the chromite project. Mike Mantha of Algoma Manitoulin was the latest to ask the Premier during Question Period what happened to the money. Kathleen Wynne says the money has not been removed and that it’s referenced on page 73 of the budget.
However, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli says the Premier is absolutely wrong. The Tory finance critic says the Liberals got caught deleting the Ring of Fire from the budget and now they’re making things up as the issue heats up. Fedeli says if there was a place to list the Ring of Fire, page 73 would have been it because it addresses infrastructure investments over the next 10 years