A framework for northern Ontario has been developed aimed at bolstering the region’s economy.
It was developed out of a conference held in September in Cochrane that brought together Indigenous, municipal, industry, and business leaders from across the region.
Cochrane Mayor Peter Politis says it includes a long-term comprehensive business plan.
Politis says they need a long-term plan that helps them reach their full potential.
He notes the strategy focuses on strengthening the North’s power needs and ensures all First Nations are a part of local economic development initiatives.
Politis says by working together, all of the north will benefit.
He adds he sees the conference leading to similar events elsewhere.