Minister Michael Gravelle Updates Key Issues
THUNDER BAY – Minister of Northern Development and Mines Michael Gravelle provides a overview of a very busy week in Thunder Bay which saw the Premier and seven members of the cabinet meeting with Anishinabek Nation, as well the Minister updates on a Memoradum of Understanding which was signed in Thunder Bay on Thursday which will expand electrical transmission into remote First Nation communities.
The Minister states that work to finalize agreements with Matawa First Nations over the Ring of Fire are continuing.
Minister Gravelle states that the efforts that he is seeing happen are both exciting and positive and will make a difference moving forward for the North, and for First Nations.
The issues of health, and the environment are key components the Minister says. The goal of getting remote First Nations connected to the power grid can reduce the environmental impact of diesel fuel on both the lands in First Nations, but on the environment as well.
The meeting at Fort William First Nation earlier this week followed in the heels of the signing of a political accord between the Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and Premier Kathleen Wynne.