Kirkland Lake council reminds province of its campaign pledge to share resource revenue – CBC

Kirkland Lake council reminds province of its campaign pledge to share resource revenue – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 2019265 Views

PCs pledged between $20 and $30 million in resource revenue for northern communities

Jan 10, 2019

Resource revenue sharing was a hot topic for provincial leaders swinging through the north during the Ontario election last spring.

The NDP pledged to give all $41 million in annual provincial mining tax revenue to First Nations.

The Progressive Conservatives promised to give First Nations, cities and towns in the north a cut of the provincial revenue from all resource industries, worth between $20 and $30 million every year.

“They’re going to get a fair percentage of the revenues and we’re going to look out for the people of the north,” now Premier Doug Ford said in an interview with CBC during the 2018 election campaign.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/resource-revenue-sharing-northern-ontario-1.4971822

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