The MPP for Algoma Manitoulin says a big disappointment in this week’s Throne Speech is the lack of news over the Ring of Fire. Mike Mantha says all the Wynne Liberals did was just mention it and that’s it. He says they didn’t say anything he hasn’t already heard since first being elected to office in 2011. Mantha says there’s still no word on a revenue sharing plan between First Nations and companies at the mine site.
And he adds the Liberals remain tight-lipped on how to involve Aboriginal communities in the chromite discovery or even how to get to the site. Mantha says it’s a shame that all the Liberals do is sit on their hands while a multi-billion dollar development remains untouched next to northerners.