Wynne to tour Northern Ontario to study economic issues

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Premier Kathleen Wynne will visit schools, hospitals, businesses, Indigenous communities and other groups across Northern Ontario from August 6 to 12 to listen to local ideas and highlight how the government is supporting economic growth and job creation in the North, the government announced on Friday.

During the week, the Premier will announce a series of investments relating to infrastructure, health care and other measures to enhance public services and help accelerate economic growth in existing and emerging sectors. She will also meet with people from organizations across the North to discuss how the government can help ensure that people in every corner of Ontario prosper and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.

  • The Growth Plan for Northern Ontario is helping to build a resilient and sustainable regional economy — with a focus on 11 existing and emerging priority sectors; expanding education, training and career opportunities for northerners; and attracting people and investments.
  • Since 2003, the province has invested more than $1.1 billion through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation in over 7,400 projects, leveraging more than $3.9 billion in direct economic activity and helping to create or sustain more than 28,100 jobs in Northern Ontario.
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The Premier will visit more than a dozen communities, including Sudbury, Espanola, Little Current, Elliot Lake, Blind River, Sault Ste. Marie, Batchawana Bay, Wawa, Fort Frances, Emo, Dryden, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, Moosonee, Moose Factory, North Bay, New Liskeard and Kirkland.- CINEWS

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