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Ripple effects of Fluorspar Mine closure are concerning: Dwyer
Jeff Dwyer, MHA for Placentia West-Bellevue, is expressing his concern about the future of the Canada Fluorspar Mine in St. Lawrence and the ripple effects on the entire Burin Peninsula region.
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

(February 23, 2022) – Jeff Dwyer, MHA for Placentia West-Bellevue, is expressing his concern about the future of the Canada Fluorspar Mine in St. Lawrence and the ripple effects on the entire Burin Peninsula region.

“A lot of families are receiving difficult news in my district these last few days and my heart goes out to all those feeling the effects already. I remain hopeful this is a temporary situation, rather than permanent, but I know the uncertainty felt around the kitchen tables of my district is difficult right now,” said Dwyer.

“It’s not only direct jobs, but the spinoff industries in the area that generate business from operations related to the mine. The workers who rely on this project to support their families need assurances about the future and an understanding of the path ahead.”

Dwyer is calling on government to be transparent with the people of the province on their efforts to ensure this mine can continue.

“More than 200 families on the Burin Peninsula are going to feel the effects of a shutdown of this project. That’s a massive part of the economy of the region, especially considering the uncertainty of projects like West White Rose and Bay du Nord,” said Dwyer.

“Government cannot give up on the economy of the Burin Peninsula. Every effort must be made to continue this project and ensure the people of Placentia West-Bellevue and the Burin Peninsula region can continue to raise their families and call Newfoundland and Labrador home.”

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