Despite the provincial government insisting that the ONTC is not for sale, the Mushkegowuk First Nations is still looking to partner with TGR Rail to extend rail transportation beyond Moosonee to the Ring of Fire. Now, the City of Timmins has signed on, pledging its support for the proposed project, while also suggesting that the city would be an ideal location for a chromite smelter.
How things change! Native groups asking to buy the ONTC, the provincial government refusing to sell. Since 2012, there has been a complete reversal of positions.
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