Parry-Sound Muskoka MP Tony Clement says he’s waiting for a call back from Wahta First Nation Chief Philip Franks to discuss the Bala Portage issue. Recently Wahta First Nation announced they haven’t been consulted enough on the MNR decision to ban portaging at the site. In an email to Moose FM, Clement’s office has confirmed Clement called Franks the day the Wahta press release went out, seeking to discuss the matter directly with the Chief. Clement’s office says Chief Franks has yet to return the call. Since the protest by Wahta First Nation on August 28th, the MNR has told this station that they did consult with Wahta First Nation on the issue.