The leader of the Conservative Party of Ontario is trying to paint himself as the champion of small business.
Patrick Brown was in Dryden and Vermilion Bay Wednesday as part of an election style regional tour.
Brown says a recurring theme he has heard is high hydro rates.
He stresses he will look at every single one of Kathleen Wynne's bad contracts and won't sign any new ones.
Brown says the province is giving away billions of surplus electricity to the United States for free and stresses he will clean up the Liberals energy mess.
He notes another major concern brought up was the minimum wage increase and its impact on small businesses as well government red tape.
Brown adds the economy is also hurting from government inaction on twinning Highway 17.
He stresses the Liberals have also failed to improve the local health care system.
Brown says he is the only party leader dedicated to the well-being of northern Ontario.