Letter: Sudbury best location for plant – by Marc Serre (Sudbury Star – January 23, 2018)


Marc Serre is the federal MP for Nickel Belt.

As MP for Nickel Belt and a member of the Standing Committee on Natural Resources, I wish to express my support for locating Noront Resources’ ferrochrome production facility in Greater Sudbury. I encourage all residents, regional businesses, community leaders and political figures to do the same.

I wish to commend Mayor Brian Bigger for leading a delegation to Tornio, Finland, to get a first-hand look at Outokumpu, an operating ferrochrome smelter known for its gold standard worldwide. The intent of this trip was to strengthen Greater Sudbury’s bid as Noront Resources has identified the Outokumpu facility as one it would model for best practices.

For more than 100 years, Greater Sudbury’s economy has been entrenched in the mining sector. I am proud of the mining industry and the role the sector has played and the wealth that it has created.

Should Noront Resources choose to set up shop in Greater Sudbury, the long-term benefits would resonate and have a positive impact now and in the future.

A decision to locate the facility in Greater Sudbury makes good economic sense. Greater Sudbury has a strong mining ecosystem in place, one deeply rooted in years of experience in the mining sector with a concentration of service and supply companies and knowledgeable workforce.

It has also been a pioneer of improvements in mine productivity, dramatic reductions in air emissions and has a world-renowned reputation for the recovery of industry-impacted land.

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