Several cabinet ministers, Liberal MPs have also visited Chicoutimi-Le Fjord to distribute millions of dollars in funding to local businesses.
Process eliminates greenhouse gas emissions from traditional smelting by producing oxygen.
Will include construction of a filtration plant and optimization at a site to manage bauxite residue.
A key issue is company’s intention to introduce a new-member funded pension plan.
Incident involving carbon monoxide gas used in production is under investigation.
Unifor wants Rio Tinto to address “unacceptable” working conditions at BC smelter.
Steelworkers claim unwrought aluminum has decimated the American industry and jobs.
Union says project will increase SO2 emissions from to 42 tonnes per day.
Profits at the Montreal-based operations soared 124% to $1.25 billion.
Revenue sharing deal discussed involving LNG development in the north.
Iron and titanium plant would have created 400 jobs.
800 workers at a Quebec aluminum smelter have been locked-out since December.
Modernization project will increase the smelter’s production by 48 per cent to 420,000 tonnes a year.
Company will shed 6000 jobs, but expects to bring back thousands once expansions in B.C. and Que. are complete
North Atlantic Potash sells eight potash permits to Chinese firm for $110 million