Published on: 6/10/2014 10:57:20 AM Print | Font Sizes:  Normal Text Large Text

Ring of Fire junior goes social media route


By: Northern Ontario Business staff

Ring of Fire junior miner, KWG Resources, is launching a social media campaign to promote its proposed Ring of Fire Bill to Ontario election candidates and voters.
Ring of Fire junior miner, KWG Resources, is launching a social media campaign to promote its proposed Ring of Fire Bill to Ontario election candidates and voters.

Ring of Fire junior miner, KWG Resources, is launching a social media campaign to promote its proposed Ring of Fire Bill to Ontario election candidates and voters.

The campaign was launched June 1 and will run until the June 12 election day.

It includes an online petition to solicit support for the bill and links to political candidate by riding.

“The Ring of Fire is an economically and socially transformative project that will benefit every citizen and community of Ontario, “said KWG president and CEO Frank Smeenk in a June 2 statement, “especially in the North, as well as all Canadians, for many generations.

Frustrated by “years of political indecision regarding transportation and funding of The Ring of Fire,” the company said it’s to be “pro-active” by writing a proposed bill which has been sent to all three leadership candidates.

Last month, the company placed a two-page ad in the Globe and Mail newspaper urging the candidates to throw their support behind KWG’s proposed bill which calls for the creation of a Ring of Fire development authority spearheaded by the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.

KWG Resources is a strategic player in the development of the James Bay region through its possession of a narrow string of mining claims extending almost 330 kilometres into its Big Daddy chromite deposit. The company wants to set it aside for a future rail corridor, but has run into opposition from Cliffs Natural Resources which is challenging KWG’s ownership of that corridor at an upcoming court appeal.

“KWG Resources is happy to take a leadership role that helps end the political gridlock by proposing real and achievable solutions.

I encourage all Ring of Fire supporters to participate in this process by having your voices heard and helping spread the message to every corner of this country. 

Together, we will get the Ring of Fire going.” 

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