The leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives doesn't appear to be concerned about the emergence of the Northern Ontario Party.
Speaking in Thunder Bay, Patrick Brown says his party is the only one that is taking meaningful action to stand up for this region.
Brown says he's passionate and truly concerned about the needs of the north, noting he's already made some 30 trips to this area.
He points to the recent Tory win in a Sudbury by-election, indicating voters didn't look for the Northern Ontario Party, the NDP or the Liberals, they elected the PC's to send a message to Premier Kathleen Wynne that northerners are sick and tired of being taken for granted.
Brown believes the new party was formed because of the real disappointment this region is feeling with Queen's Park.