The following was released by the Ross Romano camp to SaultOnline.com
Today our office learned that I was tagged in social media by Ms. Amaroso asking whether I would attend a ‘proposed debate’ being arranged by the Liberal campaign for May 12th. This ‘proposed debate’ was not in any way being organized by a local community group but by the Liberals themselves.
To be clear, I welcome the challenge to participate in as many debates as possible, provided they are bona fide debates, in an impartial and objective forum, moderated by impartial and objective people and with appropriate notice. This ‘proposed debate’ is no debate at all as it falls short on all fronts, much like the Liberals management of this province over the last fourteen years. I am not at all surprised that a government plagued by scandal, corruption and mismanagement would stoop to this level to try to confuse our voters from the real issues.
I, however, will not be sidetracked from my primary goal of working every possible minute of every day to prove to you that I am committed to fight for the residents of Sault Ste. Marie. I believe it is more important to earn your support than it is to ask for it. That is why my team and I began knocking on doors in early January and have been knocking on doors every day since. We are not interested in political games meant to put a spin of misdirection on a story that doesn’t exist. I am simply going to work to earn your support in order to prove to the people of Sault Ste. Marie, why I am the best candidate to represent you at Queens Park.