I wouldn't call the first meeting a wholly optimistic affair. Yes, many of the concerned stakeholders in the divestment process now have a direct line to the government, but the province still intends to continue with the divestment process. Also, the government has confirmed that, due to the confidential nature of the divestment, employees and their unions will not be allowed to join the advisory committee. To summarise: divestment will continue, but now the north will be allowed to express its opposition in a direct manner.
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