“Cliffs is only one player – Thunder Bay Mayor Hobbs
THUNDER BAY – The fallout over Cliffs Natural Resources announcement the company has indefinitely suspended their Ring of Fire operations is generating political fallout.
In Thunder Bay, Mayor Keith Hobbs is taking a different line of thinking.
“As far as the Ring of Fire is concerned, I now feel that Thunder Bay is back,” states Hobbs.
“Back in the hunt for a processor and possibly a stainless steel mill”.
“Perhaps Exton and Thunder Bay could make a joint submission. KWG wants a road, Noront wants a road”.
Hobbs adds, “All roads lead to Thunder Bay! There are many more mining companies in the Northwest”.
“Cliffs is only one player,” concludes Hobbs.
Ontario New Democrats Blame Premier Wynne
The Ontario New Democrats are placing the blame fully on the shoulders of the Ontario Liberal Party.
“The decision by Cliffs Resources to halt operations in Northern Ontario demonstrates how the provincial government has no plan to develop and grow the mining sector,” said Mantha. “For years now all players from industry to First Nations to municipalities have spoken out on the need for a strategy on infrastructure, electricity prices, resource sharing and employment opportunities, yet the Liberals have dropped the ball.”