The new Mines Minister says he is anxious to get to work in his new post in the Doug Ford cabinet. Timmins MPP George Pirie says former Northern Development and Mines Minister Greg Rickford left the position in a good spot and hopes to build on the success.
“And again I look forward to working with all the partners that we have not only the municipality but provincially with the NDP members that were elected in the other ridings.”
Pirie credits his previous work as Timmins Mayor for developing those relationships with the mayors and the indigenous community.
Another advantage on Pirie’s side is the fact that he’s from Timmins, and grew up on the Dome-X housing site.
“So it’s a rewarding and enriching experience having grown in those town sites. So I think that goes a long way to establishing credibility because they know the type of person that you are having been raised in those communities.”
He adds that’s there lots of work ahead including maximizing the existing mining deposits with the tools that are in place.