Should Premier Doug Ford Create a Standalone Northern Ontario Ministry?

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Kevin Holland MPP
Kevin Holland MPP - Thunder Bay-Atikokan

THUNDER BAY – POLITICS – Thunder Bay-Atikokan’s Kevin Holland has been down to Queen’s Park for orientation.

One can hope that Ontario Premier Doug Ford is realizing he has a real gem of an MPP in what to some is still a surprise win for the Progressive Conservatives in a riding where the last time an MPP was elected was over thirty years ago.

For Doug Ford there is opportunity. Kevin Holland has twenty-five years of experience at the municipal level as a Mayor.

He is known and trusted by all the Mayors, Reeves and councillors from across the region.

Perhaps a good move for Premier Doug Ford would be to create a new Northwestern Ontario Ministry. Building up the region.

It could work to bring the funding needed to the region and to take the voices of our region back to Queen’s Park where they often have not had the volume they could.

It could also take some of the load off of Kenora MPP Greg Rickford who has carried too heavy a load over the past four years.

How the Premier can “Get it Done” in the North

Premier Doug Ford at Heddle Shipyards
Premier Doug Ford at Heddle Shipyards

While the rest of Ontario has the population, it is here in the best part of Ontario where all the ingredients for success are located.

The minerals that will build Premier Ford’s promise of Ontario leading in E-Cars and trucks are in the north.

The opportunity is here. Now it is simply up to the Premier to seize that opportunity and run with it with his newly elected MPP.

The advice is free for the giving for the Premier, now it is up to Doug Ford to scoop it up like a running back and take it into Ontario’s endzone for a touchdown.