NORTH BAY, ON, Nov. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The General Chairperson's Association (GCA) representing unionized employees at Ontario Northland is encouraged with the direction Premier Wynne's Government is taking with today's announcement that it will be creating a development corporation which will bring together both private and public parties to develop, construct, finance, operate and maintain a publically owned infrastructure to access the Ring of Fire.
"This proposal by Premier Wynne's Government is a positive step for all Northerners and the GCA is ready and willing to be part of any discussion about this new corporation. The Minister of Northern Development and Mines Advisory Commission (MAC) should play an important role in these discussions", said GCA spokesperson Brian Kelly
"It is a natural fit for the ONTC which is a major provincial infrastructure holding in the north to be involved in accessing the Ring of Fire. Converting the ONTC into an integrated transportation and communication system for both north eastern and north western Ontario makes sense and would also help improve the social and economic development of all communities in Northern Ontario" added Kelly,
"The ONTC can be the catalyst to develop an environmentally responsible transportation corridor into this pristine area that will access and develop the vast mineral deposits for the betterment of all Northerners", concluded Kelly.
SOURCE: General Chairperson's Association (GCA)
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