The past year was a busy time in the Riding of Sault Ste. Marie, and 2017 is shaping up to be just as eventful. One of my priorities as your Member of Parliament is to be your voice in Ottawa, not Ottawa’s voice in Sault Ste. Marie.
Over the past year, I’m pleased to say that we have made investments in the community through local infrastructure, post-secondary education, waterfront redevelopment, Canada 150 grants, and much more! For a full listing of announcements and to find other information, please visit my website at www.tsheehan.liberal.ca.
I’m very pleased to report that the Government will continue to make smart investments in the things that matter most to Canadians, including strengthening our steel industry by taking concrete actions to fight foreign steel dumping, growing the economy by continuing to invest in infrastructure, and supporting middle class Canadians and those working hard to join it.
The Government has made changes to Canada’s trade remedy system that improves enforcement and transparency.
- Particular market situation: The Government is acting on a key ask of the steel industry- new tools to address price distortions, to provide more effective protection from dumped goods.
- Anti-circumvention: The Government is providing new tools to deal with circumvention of trade remedy duties (e.g. where exporters try to avoid duties)
- Scope rulings: Domestic producers will now have a say in whether a particular product is subject to trade remedy duties, to ensure proper enforcement and application of duties.
- Union participation: Unions will be able to participate in trade remedy investigations- so they can make their views known when unfair trade practices affect jobs in Canada.
As we celebrate Canada’s 150th year, let’s celebrate how far we have come together and how far we can still go as a country. Together we will continue to strengthen our communities, share our stories, and welcome new Canadians with stories of their own.
I look forward to hearing from you this summer at local events and during my door- to-door canvassing. My office is always available to help with tax, employment insurance, and passport issues. Please, keep visiting, writing, and phoning us with any concerns and new ideas– we love hearing from you!
Terry Sheehan, MP
Riding of Sault Ste. Marie