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Northern P.C. members expected to endorse Ring of Fire policy proposal

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One of the policies Northern Ontario Progressive Conservative members will decide in online voting in early November deals with the Ring of Fire.  The northern policies that are approved make it to the provincial policy convention and will form the party’s platform for next June’s election.  Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli says the goal with the Ring of Fire policy is to raise its level of importance.   He says it’s been 10 years since the chromite discovery was made and not one penny has been spent on infrastructure.  Fedeli says the Ring of Fire is perceived as a critical part of the North’s infrastructure.  The Tory finance critic has argued for some time that the chromite will form a big part of the north’s future in terms of jobs and economics.   Some have claimed the Ring of Fire has enough ore in the ground to keep generations of miners employed for decades.  Fedeli has no doubt that northern Tories will easily support the resolution and that once it reaches to the main policy convention, it will also get a lot of support.  Progressive Conservatives meet in Toronto November 24th and 25th to vote on what policies to take into next year’s election.

 

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