Ontario’s Ring of Fire could spawn thousands of jobs for several decades

Ten years ago, one of the largest mineral deposits was discovered about 400 kilometres north of Thunder Bay in northwestern Ontario. The so-called “Ring of Fire” was supposed to be a game-changer in the Ontario and Canadian economy. The deposit had the potential for thousands of jobs for several decades of mining.The large deposit of mainly chromite—the mineral used in the production of stainless steel—was called by then-Treasury Board president Tony Clement the economic equivalent of the Alberta oilsands.So why is there no mine in production to show for it?Yes, deteriorating relations between the resource companies and the region’s First

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