Sheehan “Delighted” With Noront Announcement

Sault MP Terry Sheehan; President/CEO of Noront Resources Alan Coutts; Sault Mayor Christian Provenzano

Sault MP Terry Sheehan is delighted to see Sault Ste. Marie chosen as the partner community for the development of Noront Resources’ new Ferrochrome Production Facility.

Sheehan believes this project is a perfect example of how different levels of government can work together, putting aside partisan politics, to achieve a common goal for Sault Ste. Marie and area.

MP Sheehan first met with Noront management shortly after being elected in 2015 and has met several times with them since, in Ottawa, Toronto, and the Sault actively supporting the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s bid to have Noront Resources base their new Ferrochrome Production Facility in Sault Ste. Marie.

Sheehan is chair of the Northern Ontario Liberal Caucus and is pleased that Noront has chosen the “Sault” as its partner community and wanted to thank the other communities in the North for their participation. “From the beginning, I believed that Sault Ste. Marie is unquestionably the best location for Noront’s facility,” Sheehan said.

Sheehan said the Government of Canada is committed to protecting the environment, consulting with all people including indigenous communities, while growing our economy.  “I have said many times that the economy, job creation and the environment go hand in hand,” he said.

“My number one priority as MP for the Riding of Sault Ste. Marie has been jobs and our local economy. Being able to achieve a vibrant economy, while actively protecting our environment, and consulting broadly with the public, community leaders, local business and industry, and indigenous peoples, will continue through the development process. The extensive research and resulting innovative ideas are making it possible to transform our economy in extraordinary ways.” said, Terry Sheehan, MP Sault Ste. Marie


  1. This is a horrible idea. Has nobody seen Erin Brockovich?! We are going to put one of the most horribly toxic and polluting smelting operations right beside the largest source of fresh water in the world?! This is sheer stupidity folks. Ok also did nobody pass grade 4 math in the Sault? Cause if the project costs $1bil to put in, you can bet some rich elites are going to make back their investment and then some. And when you look at the 300-500 jobs created (counting that as 1500 is a blatant lie) you can easily see even if they earn 50k/yr the total pay for laborers will amount to less than 1% of the total value of this project. Ethically speaking in most business of scale, %20 of your costs go to labour.

    This whole project is not economically sound, not environmentally sound, and the only reason it seems to be moving forward is due to a combination of idiocy, ignorance, greed and short sighted desperation.

    Big questions here for Terry – do you receive any funding or support of any kind from anyone within the industry? Are you really doing your due diligence to ensure this is what’s best for the greatest number of constituents that you represent? Are you personally going to benefit from this plant coming to the sault? Why do you believe 3-500 low quality low paying jobs is worth the risk of the health of not only the workers but also the surrounding public, bodies of freshwater, and the health of generations to come?

  2. I am moving and taking away my 5 businesses. Say goodbye to your neighborhood Tupperware, Avon, Partylite, Pampered Chef and Isogenix dealer. Kraft Dinner.. OUT!

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