Today StatsCan released data from the 2016 Census and found that the population of Sault Ste. Marie was now 73,368 – down 2.4 percent in just 5 years.
“Sault Ste. Marie should be a major northern hub. With a bridge to the United States and the Port of Algoma, business should be booming and people should be flocking to the Sault. But sadly after 13 years of Liberal government policies, the Sault is at a competitive disadvantage leading to jobs and youth leaving the city,” Ontario PC candidate Ross Romano said.
“I left for university and came back to the Sault because I believe in this city. It is where I was born and raised, it is the city I love and it’s the city where I want to continue to raise my children. I want everyone to have the same opportunity I did but under this Liberal government the opportunities are few and far between,” said Romano.