Ontario premier talks 'nonsense' say feds

Canada's Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford speaks during Question Period in the House of...

Canada's Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa March 31, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

Daniel Proussalidis, National Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:43 PM ET

OTTAWA -- Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford dismisses Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s recent trash-talking over a lack of federal funding for northern development as “nonsense.”

Earlier this month, Wynne accused the federal government of funding hydro development in Atlantic Canada and pipeline projects in the West, but neglecting infrastructure to develop the Ring of Fire – several promising mineral projects in Northern Ontario.

Wynne’s comments came in the context of a provincial election campaign, but Rickford rejected the criticism Sunday nonetheless.

“That’s nonsense,” Rickford told CTV’s Question Period. “I wish that this had not been politicized the way that it has.”


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