Northern Development Minister Greg Rickford has unveiled billboards that say the province is now open for business.

"We're looking at all pieces of legislation that essentially effect our ability for businesses and people in the mining sector, the forestry sector and the service sector to do business," he said.

The billboards are being installed at the Ontario-Manitoba border, as well as at Rainy-River–Baudette, Minnesota border.

Queen's Park has already ended the province's cap and trade system, and they're working on further ways to reduce energy costs.

The province also moved to support innovation and entrepreneurs with a grant of $150,000 for Northern Ontario Angels. Formerly known as the Northern Ontario Enterprise Gateway, they have hired consultants in Kenora and Timmins to help local entrepreneurs find investors.

Rickford is also the minister responsible for Energy and Indigenous Affairs. He is also the member for Kenora-Rainy River.

 

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