SAULT STE. MARIE – Today Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and Ontario PC candidate Ross Romano expressed their disappointment of the Wynne Liberals’ treatment of Sault Ste. Marie and the north.
“Kathleen Wynne’s budget was an attack on Northern Ontario,” said Brown. “The Liberals always find a way to leave the hardworking northern families paying more and getting less.”
The Liberals’ 2017 Budget cut $70 million from the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, and removed any reference to the development of the Ring of Fire.
“The Liberals first promised action on the Ring of Fire in 2014 but we’ve seen no action,” stated Brown. “Every year since they’ve paid lip service in their budget and now they’ve removed any reference altogether. The Wynne Liberals are no longer hiding it – they have completely abandoned the Ring of Fire.”
Romano committed to fighting to develop the Ring of Fire and for a processing facility to be built in Sault Ste. Marie.
“The Ontario PCs will be a strong voice for the Sault,” stated Romano. “Unlike the Liberals, I will not let Sault Ste. Marie and the north go ignored. I am the only candidate that represents change for the better for Sault Ste. Marie, and will fight for the Ring of Fire and good paying jobs for our community.”