At the End of the Shift: Mines and Single-industry Towns in Northern Ontario

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Robert Matthew Bray, Ashley Thomson
Dundurn, 1992 - Political Science - 208 pages
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Mining has played a formative role in the history of Northern Ontario. It has been one of the key generators of wealth in the area since the mid-19th century, and is also responsible for much of the urban development of Ontario's northland. The twelve papers published here came out of the second annual confernce of Northern Ontario research and development held in 1990. The papers are grouped into four sections, the early years; the era of government intervention; the present and finally the future and what can be done to maintain the commnities.


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Early Years
The Era of Government Intervention
Present Challenges
Into the Future

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Matt Bray and Ashley Thomson are both at Laurentian University and active in the Institute of Northern Ontario Research and Development. Matt Bray is an associate professor of history and was co-editor of A Vast and Magnificent Land. Ashley Thomson is an associate librarian and was co-editor of A Bibliography of Ontario History, 1976-86. In 1990, Bray and Thomson edited Temagami: A Debate on Wilderness.

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