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Doug Ford, Progressive Conservative Leader, praises his party’s progress in the Ring of Fire plan

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford touts his party's success in the Ring of Fire plan.

Key Takeaways:

  • The Ontario Progressive Conservatives’ leader, Doug Ford, is gloating about his party’s successes on the Ring of Fire construction.
  • Ford goes on to suggest that the minerals mined at the site will transform Ontario into a “resource powerhouse,” allowing it to become a leader in electric vehicle manufacturing in North America.

Doug Ford, the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservatives, is bragging about his party’s achievements on the Ring of Fire development.

If re-elected in June, he says his party will continue to cooperate with Indigenous communities and invest $1 billion in a year-round route to possible mining sites in the Ring of Fire.

The Ring of Fire, roughly 500 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay, is considered to be rich in vital minerals, and the province has promised to develop and mine the area for years.

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Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations announced last month that they would submit terms of reference for an environmental study for the proposed Northern Road Link project, which the province claims is the last piece of crucial road infrastructure in the Ring of Fire development.

Ford says he’s “glad” to have met with the Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations chiefs last month and that engagement with community partners has been absent from completing the “ambitious” project.

Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford touts his party's success in the Ring of Fire plan.
Progressive Conservative Leader Doug Ford touts his party’s success in the Ring of Fire plan. Image from The Star

He claims that the Ring of Fire expansion will create thousands of new mining jobs and provide Indigenous people with “countless” benefits and possibilities, including more accessible access to common necessities like groceries, petrol, and water.

Ford goes on to say that the minerals produced from the site will turn Ontario into a “resource powerhouse,” allowing it to become a North American leader in electric vehicle manufacture.

Source: CTV News

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