North deserves a voice too : Romano

Ross Romano

The following statement was issued by Ross Romano, Sault Ste. Marie MPP

Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government continue to ignore Northern Ontario voices in an important decision making process.

A Legislative committee yesterday headed by Liberal MPP Lou Rinaldi voted down a motion that would have required the Ontario Municipal Board to guarantee Northern representation when dealing with appeals. Rinaldi, as you might recall, recently made headlines when he called Northern Ontario a “No Man’s Land”.

In response to MPP Rinaldi’s comments, MPP Ross Romano extended an invitation to the member to join him for a day touring his riding of Sault Ste. Marie.
Rinaldi would later decline the invitation.

“The committee’s decision to deny Northern Ontario a voice on the board is just the latest demonstration that Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government do not care about the North” said Romano. “Housing is not just a Toronto or GTA based issue. The North deserves a voice too.”

“I am calling on the Liberal government to change their position on this important issue for Northern Ontario and Sault Ste. Marie.  We deserve to have a voice at the Ontario Municipal Board appellate level as well.”


  1. Mr. Romano seems surprised that the Liberals are not attentive to him. When you are a backbencher in the opposing party that’s all you get. If the Conservatives had a credible leader they might have pulled off a victory in the next provincial election. It’s not going to happen. Mr. Brown is a great critic of the Liberals…AND THE LIBERALS DESERVE IT…but if he wants to win he will have to come up with a plan that will at least somewhat improve our situation here in this once great province. No One expects him to come up with a balanced budget but if he doesn’t come up with something SOON..he may give the Liberals a minority win next year.

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