Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford says he'll be looking to Ottawa for money, when it comes to paying for twinning the Trans-Canada.
"It's well documented the $100 million that I announced with the prime minister and premier (Dalton) McGuinty some eight or nine years ago was actually removed from this region and put to other twinning projects across northern Ontario," the minister noted.
Rickford noted he's had good talks with First Nations in the area, and he doesn't accept reasons given by the previous government for delays.
"The excuse was Indigenous engagement. I don't accept that, and neither do the Indigenous communities. We want to move forward and get this project started. That's what I have a reputation for doing," he said.
Rickford, who is also the member for Kenora-Rainy River, notes a community consultation session is set for next week.