A Northern Ontario New Democrat says the Wynne Liberals continue to drop the ball with the Ring of Fire. Mike Mantha of Algoma Manitoulin levelled the accusation during Question Period.
Mantha says the government claims it’s committed to the chromite project but he says it’s always all talk with no action. He says the Liberals have copied and pasted their $1-billion commitment to the Ring of Fire for the past three budgets yet nothing has happened.
He says First Nations and industry have been waiting years for the project to get underway. In response, Bill Mauro, the minister of Municipal Affairs, told Mantha the First Nations in the Ring of Fire region can explain what the Liberals have done.
Mauro didn’t elaborate and side-stepped the issue by talking about three new mines being developed elsewhere in Ontario.