National News Ford offering tax payer dollars in attempt to save tax payer dollars; Chinese President wouldn’t answer call from Trudeau regarding two arrested Canadian citizens SHARE ON: Greg Higgins, staff Wednesday, May. 22nd, 2019 Ontario Premier wants to see another 4% cuts to Ontario budgets Ontario Premier Doug Ford is offering municipalities and school boards funding to find savings in their budgets. Just over $7 million is available to run audits and go line by line through budgets in an attempt to cut four percent. The premier said the request is voluntary right now but bigger municipalities added they are already facing big enough shortfalls. Canada no closer to getting two citizens released from China A former Canadian ambassador to China has “limited expectations” when it comes to Canada getting two citizens released from custody. In an interview with CTV, he said even if Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the Chinese president personally, he wouldn’t answer. The two men were arrested for allegedly stealing state secrets. NK ambassador tells Trump to think of consequences after seizing ship North Korea isn’t taking the seizure of its second largest cargo ship by the U.S. lightly. The country’s UN ambassador said President Trump should consider the consequences of the action and to return the vessel immediately. The ship was first detained in April of 2018 but was seized earlier this month after it was confirmed North Korea tested missiles.