TIME TO END INACTION ON RING OF FIRE
November 5th, 2014 - 10:59am
After years of inaction by the federal and provincial governments, New Democrats are reinforcing their commitment to the Ring of Fire. Charlie Angus says bringing Howard Hampton on board as a Senior Advisor to the Project only reinforces the NDP’s commitment to having Northern Ontario’s voice heard and calling for action on developing the Ring of Fire.
“The Ring of Fire is a once in a generation opportunity to reshape Northern Ontario. We need to get this project moving forward. We need people who understand the North, who understand Queen’s Park, and who know how to get things done. New Democrats are showing their commitment to the North in pushing this project forward.”
The Ring of Fire project has stalled in part due to governments failing to work together. This inaction has meant no new jobs, no investment and no leadership in working with First Nations and communities. Their inaction is letting Northern Ontario down.
“We need the federal government to cooperate fully with the Ontario government on infrastructure and skills training so that companies can invest in Northern Ontario. This project is about the future of Northern Ontario and I am committed to moving it forward.
Hampton is a former Leader of the Ontario NDP, former Member of Provincial Parliament from the North and brings invaluable knowledge and expertise to the NDP in their fight for the Ring of Fire mining project.