Celia Ross kicked off her campaign to become the Sault’s newest MPP the day after the writ was dropped by the government, but today she made it official.
Ross signed the papers to become the official nominee for the Ontario NDP – her second time around who placed second in the last provincial election.
“The Liberals made 70 new promises in this year’s budget but still haven’t kept 3 simple promises they made in last year’s budget. The Liberals wasted billions of dollars with their scandals and waste. Meanwhile, families in Sault Ste. Marie are being squeezed by high electricity and auto insurance rates,” said Ross.
Ross is campaigning to lower auto insurance rates by 15%, removing HST on hydro bills and ensuring moms and dads have access to affordable licensed childcare
In March 2014, Sault Ste. Marie Council was told that they will lose over $880,000 in child care funding because of cuts from the Ministry of Education. As of January 2015, Sault Ste. Marie will lose 61 of 339 subsidized childcare spaces. There are 1,044 children in Sault Ste. Marie who need childcare services, waiting for a spot, Ross said.
“I’m hearing that people in Sault Ste. Marie are fed up with the scandals and waste at Queen’s Park. People are telling me it’s time for a change. It’s time for a government that stands up for middle class families, that will create and defend local jobs, and give families the resources they need to make ends meet, like affordable childcare.”
Watch the video to hear more of what Ross said just minutes after filing her nomination papers.