NI 43-101 Update (September 2012): 11.1 Mt @ 1.68% Ni, 0.87% Cu, 0.89 gpt Pt and 3.09 gpt Pd and 0.18 gpt Au (Proven & Probable Reserves) / 8.9 Mt @ 1.10% Ni, 1.14% Cu, 1.16 gpt Pt and 3.49 gpt Pd and 0.30 gpt Au (Inferred Resource)

Message: Legislature July 16

Go Rickford!




Mr. Sol Mamakwa: Speaker, First Nations are
concerned about the government’s step backward away
from reconciliation. Nishnawbe Aski Nation Grand Chief
Alvin Fiddler said, “It is difficult to see how progress can
continue to be made when First Nations are reduced to
only how they relate to the government’s ability to access
the resources within our lands.”
During the campaign, the Premier famously said that
he would get on a bulldozer himself to get the Ring of
Fire under way. He also said that he would stop talking
and start doing. But from the perspective of First Nations,
the only way you can start doing anything in our territories
is to start talking to our territories. Speaker, how
does the Premier propose to do this with a part-time

Hon. Greg Rickford: I can assure the member opposite
that there’s nothing part-time about the devotion and
the skill that I bring to this portfolio. This ministry stands
alone with a minister who spent more than eight years of
his life living and working in Indigenous communities,
mostly in northwestern Ontario but in fact across Canada.
I have a keen sense and great relationships with Indigenous
leaders. Some of these folks are some of my closest
friends across the region.
We are going to ensure that First Nations have prosperity.
The member mentioned the Ring of Fire. Those
communities are doing more than just talking; they’re
working with the private sector, creating economic opportunities
and creating jobs for those isolated and
remote communities. It’s high time, and we’re going to
deliver on those promises for prosperity for Indigenous

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