“They’ve forgotten about Northern Ontario” – Eric Melillo MP

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KENORA – Eric Melillo is the Conservative MP for the Kenora Riding.

As the Conservative Party’s Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and FedNor, Melillo is urging the federal Liberal government to step up. “I’ve been calling on the federal government to show this kind of leadership, but we’ve unfortunately seen very little action from the Liberals,” MP Melillo states.

“They’ve forgotten about Northern Ontario.” MP Melillo noted that Northern Ontario’s tourism and hospitality sector may not recover until the Canada-US border re-opens, leaving many tourist camps, hotels, airlines, and other businesses in a precarious position. He added that many small businesses in Northern Ontario struggled to access existing COVID-19 supports due to exclusionary eligibility criteria.