TORONTO – Official Opposition Leader Tom Mulcair was in attendance at the 2014 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) conference on Sunday to lend his support to the Ring of Fire project in Northern Ontario.
"The Ring of Fire project is an important development for families in Northern Ontario today and for generations to come,” said Mr. Mulcair. “Unfortunately Conservative policies have undermined the government’s ability to oversee that all social and environmental regulations are being fully understood and addressed.”
Citing his cabinet experience in Quebec, Mr. Mulcair told stakeholders at PDAC that the Ring of Fire project can only move forward when public confidence and real partnerships with First Nations communities are secured. Mr. Mulcair also underscored the long-standing NDP commitment to deal nation to nation with First Nations governments to build relationships that benefit people, business and the land.
"This was an important and well received message for Northern Ontario, First Nations representatives and mining companies," said chair of the NDP’s mining caucus Claude Gravelle (Nickel Belt) who last month lead an NDP delegation into the Ring of Fire region to visit the local First Nations communities and mining site activities.
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