March 4, 2011
The 25-year Growth Plan for Northern Ontario will help create a stronger, more diverse and sustainable Northern economy.
This robust plan was developed with Northerners for Northerners. It will guide decision-making and investment planning in the region. To move the plan forward, the government will immediately:
The growth plan is an important part of the province's Open Ontario Plan. It will help attract people and investments to the region, support training, education and employment opportunities, create a highly qualified workforce and position the northern economy to compete on a global scale.
“We've harnessed the resourcefulness and the entrepreneurial spirit of northerners to develop a Growth Plan for Northern Ontario that will help make the northern economy innovative, robust and competitive.”
-- Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
“This growth plan will guide our government and future governments' decision making and investments across Northern Ontario over the next 25 years. This plan builds upon substantial investments that our government has already made in Northern Ontario which supports a skilled workforce, world-class resources, leading-edge technology and modern infrastructure.”
-- Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Infrastructure
“The ambitious vision of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario will be achieved through the collective efforts of all northern partners interested in thriving and competing in the global economy.”
-- Rick Bartolucci, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, MPP Sudbury
“This plan is built on the input and ideas of northerners themselves, and it will help ensure the development of northern communities as places where people will want to live, work and play for future generations.”
-- Bill Mauro, MPP Thunder Bay-Atikokan
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
Ministry of Infrastructure
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