Today, the Ontario PC’s Sault Ste. Marie candidate Ross Romano called on Premier Kathleen Wynne to immediately set the date for the upcoming by-election, saying that Sault Ste. Marie needs a voice at Queen’s Park.
“Premier Kathleen Wynne is putting her political self-interests ahead of the people of Sault Ste. Marie’s. Just because her party has been unable to find a candidate willing to run under her banner of scandal and waste shouldn’t mean that our community is shut out of the debate at Queen’s Park,” said Romano. “Premier Wynne should do the right thing and call this by-election immediately. Our community needs representation and we haven’t had it for months.”
Romano also announced that he has launched a brand new website, www.avoiceforthesault.com, to show the people of Sault Ste. Marie how long they have been without a representative at Queen’s Park. David Orazietti officially resigned as MPP on December 31st, and since that time the community hasn’t been able to participate in discussion at Queen’s Park for 75 days.
“Having a voice at Queen’s Park has never been more important. Our community is hurting because of the hydro crisis and Wynne Liberal cuts to health care. On top of that, there’s the restructuring at Essar Steel and growing concerns at OLG. Soon the government will table the 2017 budget, and we need to ensure the Sault gets its fair share,” added Romano.
“If I am fortunate enough to earn the trust of the people of Sault Ste. Marie, I know that I will be a strong voice at the table, standing up for the people against an out of touch Wynne Liberal Government that doesn’t understand the challenges our community faces.”