Ontario’s mining industry is a national and global leader and this week the province promoted its thriving mining industry at the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) Annual Convention in Toronto.

Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson has seen the industry, as well as the convention, make strides through the years.

Bisson says the PDAC Annual Convention is not only a sign of how far things have come, but also how bright the future still can be.

Bisson also says there are areas that can be improved by the government, including what has happened with the Ring of Fire development project that has been phased out by the Canadian government over the last eight or nine years.

However, he says the focus on exploration should continue to create more mining operations and further success for the industry in Northern Ontario.