May 22nd, 2022

No Doug, A Cottage in Muskoka does not make you a Northerner

TIMMINS – Gilles Bisson released the following statement after Doug Ford claimed earlier today that his cottage in Muskoka made him an honorary Northerner saying, “They ignored the North… This is my second home.”

“No Doug. A million-dollar cottage in Muskoka does not make you a Northerner.

For years Doug Ford and his Conservatives have ignored the North. They've failed to fix our highways, address the higher costs we face, and abandoned our healthcare system with a huge shortage of doctors, nurses and professionals.

Do Doug Ford and the Conservatives still think Muskoka should be eligible for Northern Ontario Heritage Funds? That’s what they’ve argued for 20 years. If the Conservatives plan on doing that, they should come to Northern Ontario and say something.”

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