Last week in the Legislature Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey recognized National Mining Week and the importance of the industry to northern communities. He said people in the north are looking for strategic investment in mining, health and education. He says all they’re seeing is a government that continues to sit on its hands while hundreds of northerner workers are facing layoffs at Hudbay in Flin Flon and Vale in Thompson. He adds they know that this government’s cuts are not the key to unlocking the north’s potential. People in Lynn Lake and Leaf Rapids are looking for this government to show leadership by investing in mining to give these communities a future adding people in the north deserve better from this government.
Lindsey also noted on the heels of the 25th anniversary of the Westray mining disaster the week also serves to remind us that mining can be a dangerous job and government, unions and management all have an important role to play making sure workplace safety regulations are enforced and upheld.