Sault Ste. Marie NDP candidate Joe Krmpotich issued the following statement after the Wynne government left out any mention of Essar Steel Algoma pensions.
“After allowing the province’s steel industry to deteriorate to a point where hundreds of jobs and pensions are now threatened, it is unbelievable that the Wynne government would leave out any mention of the pension obligations to Essar Steel retirees and their families.
“Pensions are deferred earnings. They’re owed to the workers that earned them. Now, pension plan members who worked hard and did everything right to protect their future are worried.
“Kathleen Wynne is so out of touch, she has no idea how important this is to the City of Sault Ste. Marie. “For years, she’s been doing damage. This budget doesn’t even begin to undo that damage, let alone put us further ahead.”