Why The Primary Industries Production Is Not Processed For Manufactured Finish End Produce Right Hear

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-Study- Northern Ontario needs to study the question why our primary industries production is not processed to manufactured finish end produce right hear in Northern Ontario. Northern. Ontario is an area richly endowed with metallic mineral resources. It is one of the most important mineral resource regions in Canada if not in the world. One only needs to look at the volume of mineral production to support this view. The region produces nearly half of the world’s nickel and a substantial portion of the nation’s gold, silver, copper, zinc, uranium, cobalt and platinum metals. For a hundred years the federal and Provincial governments have mismanaged these non renewable mineral resources and our renewable forestry resources and in doing…show more content…
The question is why is that the case? A good study should be able to give us some answers. Why don’t we have a strong secondary manufacturing sector in Northern Ontario? Where do we start? A good start would be to do a study and inventory of all our natural advantages like our land, stone, sand and gravel, water, energy like natural gas, electrical power supply available. Natural resources be they renewable and none renewable. Starting with our primary industries like metal ore mining and smelters production, nickel-copper-lead-zinc-gold- silver-cobalt and the platinum group metals. How much is shipped to Canadian smelters and how much is shipped to foreign smelters? How much of the smelter production is processed to finish end produces in Canada? The general idea is to build secondary manufacturing industries on the production of our primary industries. Hydroelectric power potential in Manitoba, Quebec, and Newfoundland Labrador and Ontario. Natural gas pipeline for our Energy supplies from western Canada We have the great lakes and the St Lawrence Seaway system for water transportation to world markets. The plan needs good long term planning for deep-sea harbors facilities in Thessalon and in Parry Sound, Expedition and improvements of the Great lakes shipping facilities in general as required. We have all the natural advantages; we have no policies, no management of our raw

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