When Debbie Amaroso was first approached to be the Liberal candidate for the upcoming by-election in Sault Ste. Marie her answer was a flat no. So was her second answer. But after giving the idea some thought, the former Mayor of Sault Ste. Marie decided the opportunity was there for her to step out of retirement and begin a tough fight to keep the Sault Ste. Marie riding as Liberal.
Amaroso officially opened her campaign office at 109 Queen Street East Saturday but sat down with SaultOnline.com to discuss why she thinks it’s in the best interest of Sault Ste. Marie to have a member of parliament that is part of the sitting government. Amaroso also talks about the hydro rate problem, is she getting an earful at the door?, and the serious financial hardship the city is under from Essar Steel Algoma owing over $26 million in taxes. The By=election was called for June 1st, 2017 to replace the vacant seat of David Orazietti who stepped down and retired from politics in December 2016. Watch the video interview below.