For the Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities, it’s a good and bad news provincial budget.  On the plus side, FONOM likes that the community infrastructure fund will jump to 300-million dollars by 2018.  Also going up to 30-million dollars is the connecting links program by 2018.  However FONOM is worried that the Liberals are making life more expensive for northerners by adding a 4.3 cent gas tax.  The lobby group says Northern Ontario already has high gas prices and the region doesn’t need prices to go further north.

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