Revolution or Devolution?: How Northern Ontario Should be Governed
April 2016 | Dr. David Robinson
This research paper examines these governance questions beginning with the origins and history of Northern Ontario. The author explores whether it would be economically and politically possible for Northern Ontario to exist as its own province. The author argues that political rather than economic barriers stand in the way of provincial status for Northern Ontario, but suggests several alternatives that the province could explore that currently fall within power of the provincial legislature. The paper also explores the process of devolution and whether this would be applicable to Northern Ontario.