Romano: Tories committed to spending on Ontario’s ‘vital’ mineral sector – by Len Gillis (Sudbury Northern Life – June 10, 2019)

Ontario spends more than $500M a year on exploration alone, and the Sault MPP tells Timmins expo that money, and more, isn’t going away

The Ontario government is committed to strengthening the mining industry because it continues to attract jobs and investment to the province. The spending on mining exploration alone is more than half a billion dollars.

Sault Ste Marie MPP Ross Romano spoke about that in Timmins last week, where he said Ontario is still the key mineral producing province in Canada and the search for new minerals and new mines continues across the North.

Romano was a guest speaker at the Big Event Canadian Mining Expo, an annual trade show that attracted more than 400 exhibitors from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

Along with being the Progressive Conservative MPP in the Sault, Romano is also Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Indigenous Affairs and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines.

“This expo is bringing together representatives from the exploration and development sector, supply and services companies, the Indigenous community and other government jurisdictions to discuss Ontario’s mineral discoveries and exploration potential,” he told delegates and mining executives.

He said the junior mining sector and their exploration discoveries are the backbone of the industry especially because they are providing growth and jobs.

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