Less taxes, less red tape and a share of resource wealth. They're all part of the Tory plan for northern Ontario, according to provincial cabinet minister Greg Rickford.

After last week's fall economic statement, the minister highlighted the cut in provincial income tax for those making under $30,000 a year. He added reducing red tape should help get the Trans-Canada twinned and improve the resource economy, along with resource revenue sharing.

The Opposition NDP disagreed. In the Fall Economic Statement, they said Doug Ford and his Conservatives have cut more than $3.2 billion from the things families count on and warned that more pain is coming, with even universal health care under review.

“Things were already getting tougher and tougher for so many people just trying to make ends meet and get ahead of the bills,” said NDP Leader Andrea Horwath in a  prepared statement.  “Instead of fixing that, it looks like Doug Ford is hell-bent on making people pay more for the things they need in life.”

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