FedNor crucial

Dear editor:
At the all-candidates’ debate in Fort Frances earlier this month, Liberal candidate Ken Boshcoff expressed his unreserved support of the FedNor program, which is the federal government’s main engine of economic growth in Northern Ontario.
FedNor is one of a series of regional development departments that assist disadvantaged regions of the country in providing investment, job creation, and general economic development.
Both of the other main parties in this election are not totally supportive of regional agencies and I think their positions would be a major blow to this area if implemented.
Ken realizes the importance of northern development initiatives to our area, having worked for many years on behalf of the eastern end of our new riding.
I feel he would be the best Member of Parliament for our area to help us grow jobs and prosperity in the future.
Alan Tibbetts
Fort Frances, Ont.