NDP: Wynne turns her back on Ring of Fire

During question period Tuesday, Michael Mantha, the NDP’s critic for Northern Development and Mines, denounced the Wynne government for abandoning northern families and communities counting on the Ring of Fire.

Premier Kathleen Wynne did not allocate a single dollar in the budget to the job-creating and economy-building development.

“There's no hiding it, there was no mention of the Ring of Fire in the Wynne government’s budget,” said Mantha, the MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin – who has been pushing for action to develop the Ring of Fire for years.

The Ring of Fire is one of the largest potential mineral reserves in Ontario and, if developed, could create thousands of jobs and create massive economic growth and opportunity – both for northern Ontario, and for the rest of the province.

“Why are the Wynne Liberals abandoning the Ring of Fire, and abandoning all the people and communities who are counting on it?” Mantha asked in question period.