The leader of the Progressive Conservatives says he's disappointed the NDP have decided to support the Liberal budget.

Tim Hudak was in Greater Sudbury Thursday to promote his party's platform for northern Ontario.

The government should focus on the skilled trades sector, said Hudak, and encourage youth to stay in the province.

Voters have two options, added Hudak: his party or the Liberals backed by the New Democrats.

"Basically, it's hard to tell the two [parties] apart these days," he said during a speech at Anmar Mechanical and Electrical Contractors Ltd. in Lively.

"They are the identical twins of bigger government: higher taxes and deeper debt … We're not creating enough jobs and that's an even bigger problem here in northern Ontario. I think the NDP and Liberal MPPs in northern Ontario … sold out."

NDP leader Andrea Horwath made several demands in exchange for supporting the budget, including the creation of a financial accountability office and a decrease in auto insurance rates.

Earlier this week, Premier Kathleen Wynne said she wasn't ruling out an election this fall.