New Transmission Line to Power Economic Growth in Northwestern Ontario: Supportive Quotes
"We are ecstatic that there are going to be so many opportunities for our people. It's been a long time in the making but we're ready for it."
— Chief Matt Dupuis, Red Rock Indian Band
"Biigtigong Nishnaabeg can now look forward to economic and employment benefits rising from the construction and ownership of the East West Tie with their partner NextBridge, the other Bamkushwada LP First Nations and Supercom."
— Chief Duncan Michano, Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation
"Proof positive, there is strength in numbers, and this will prove very good for all communities on the whole north shore."
— Chief David P. Mushquash, Pays Plat First Nation
"Now that NextBridge has been awarded the East-West Tie, the 250-plus people who have been trained for this project can get to work in their fields. This is good for First Nations, municipalities and our regional economy."
— Chief Patricia Tangie, Michipicoten First Nation
"Pic Mobert First Nation, also known as Netmizaggaamig Anishnabeg, thanks the Ontario government for this long-awaited decision. This outcome puts our community in a position that allows us to benefit within our traditional territory. We look forward to working with all involved to bring economic growth to the northwest region."
— Chief Johanna Desmoulin, Pic Mobert First Nation