North Bay area MPP and Finance Minister, Vic Fedeli, says he's happy the Ford government is revoking the firefighter certification regulation that was brought in by the Liberals, and had recently taken effect.

Fedeli says he and the PC's heard clearly from municipalities and stakeholders that the certification regulation would present significant challenges for small, rural and northern municipalities with volunteer fire departments.

Fire departments and municipalities said they'd struggle to find the resources required to comply with new certification regulations and they also feared it would hamper recruiting efforts.