Another fascinating matter that defines Northern Ontario are social attitudes that exist in the area. Resentment is a common theme that resonates between neighboring townships. Towns that reap the benefits of the mining industry grow stronger while neighboring townships who do not benefit become bitter. This resentment have shown to have political effects in various elections in the past. Don Scott discusses how in the 1971 provincial election, the NDP won the INCO company towns of Lively and Levack however, they lost the significantly less manicured towns of Chelmsford and Chapleau._ This can create a significant amount of tension between communities.
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