Northern development and mines minister Michael Gravelle plans to spend more time with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. His intention is to make it better understand what role the government`s development corporation plays with the Ring of Fire.
The chamber produced a report on mining with several recommendations including expanding the corporation`s mandate. Gravelle says doing this will muddy matters surrounding the chromite site and he wants to explain this to the OCC.
However overall, Gravelle agrees with most of the chamber`s recommendations including the need to clarify the consultation process between First Nations and mining companies. He also agrees with the chamber recommendation calling on industry to share revenue resources with First Nations.