Hayes Taking His Lead From Harper

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Yesterday at both 9 am and 7 pm, Steelworkers Local 2251 held two all candidates’ forums/debates at the Marconi Hall. Bryan Hayes, Conservative Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie was not in attendance for either.

“As someone who is the sitting Member of Parliament to not show up for a debate, hosted by the union local of the city’s largest and most important employer is shameful”, says Terry Sheehan Liberal Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie and area. “Mr. Hayes should be embarrassed.”

Essar Algoma Steel, and its employees are the engine of our community. Mr. Hayes likes to boast that he is the Chair of the Steel Caucus, but then is a no show at a campaign event focused directly on the steel industry and its employees. Earlier in this campaign he demonstrated that he has a poor knowledge of the ever important steel dumping issue and now he doesn’t have the decency to attend these forums.

“There is no doubt that he was instructed by the national Conservative campaign to not attend. Either that, or he just doesn’t care enough about our most important industry,” said Sheehan.

Throughout this campaign there have been reports in the national media that the Conservative party has been discouraging its candidates from attending debates or taking calls from the media.

Sheehan comments, “Mr. Harper doesn’t speak to most reporters or many nonpartisan everyday Canadians, I guess his candidates don’t either. I was glad to attend the 2251 forums, they provided for the opportunity to discuss some issues very pertinent to our community.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Why would Hayes show for this debate by the steelworkers when they are supporting the NDP Candidate?
    My prediction for this is the Liberals and the Dippers are going to split the vote and Hayes comes up the middle.
    Now why would anyone Vote Liberal Sheehan has been a fence sitter on council and has never had to make a tough decision.What has he exactly done?The only thing Trudeau has is nice hair.He has done nothing and has never balanced a his own personal budget.His father hired lawyers and accountants to do that.
    Skip Morrison where has he been hiding,never heard of him till the election was called.
    The truth is Hayes has done a lot for this City like him or hate him there is no denying that. Essar Steel millions of Fed dollars.Go ahead steelworkers shoot your self in the foot,when the MP brings millions of dollars to keep the Steel plant going and ensuring your jobs you kick him to the curb.
    Before you cast your vote,remember who had your back in Ottawa.It was not a Liberal or a Dipper it was a Conservative.

  2. He’s insane if he thinks he will win this year. Sorry Bryan but the majority of Canadians are fed up with “The Harper” Government. So this is futile on his part. We showed where the votes are going in our provincial elections. Libs will win in the sault of course followed closely by NDP my prediction. Don’t quit your day job Hayes. Time to make it the “Canadian” Government again. VOTE!

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