The Liberal candidate running in Algoma Manitoulin believes the feds will pony up money for the Ring of Fire. The provincial Liberals are ready to commit $1 billion for a transportation link to the chromite and want matching dollars from the feds. So far the Harper Tories haven’t committed but Liberal candidate Craig Hughson believes it’s just a matter of time. Hughson believes as the Conservatives get closer to next year’s federal election, they’ll make an announcement on the Ring of Fire. Meanwhile as a party, the provincial Liberals haven’t said if they prefer a rail or road link to the Chromite site. But Hughson has a preference. He says KWG, which is at the chromite site, makes a good case for a rail link because we already have Ontario Northland. Next up on the Ring of Fire will be Libertarian candidate Richard Hadidian.