Sonny Spina enters race to become Conservative candidate in Sault Ste. Marie


Life-long Sault Ste. Marie resident, Sonny Spina, has joined the race to become the next candidate for the Conservative Party of Canada in the upcoming federal election.

“I know politics can be done differently” said Sonny. “We need elected officials that will lead by example.  Sault Ste. Marie deserves strong passionate leadership in Ottawa, and it’s time we do something about it.”

Sonny’s three priorities are; lowering taxes, bringing urgently needed investments to Sault Ste. Marie, and working collaboratively with all levels of government, the business community and community stakeholders to help create a better economy and stable jobs, especially in the steel industry.

“My focus is and always will be on what’s good for Sault Ste Marie.  I have a proven history of showing that by working together we can remove barriers and improve the quality of life for everyone.” “The reckless partisan ways of the Trudeau Liberals have let us down. I believe in this community and we all deserve better.”

“I have chosen to take an unpaid leave of absence from work and step forward because I will stand up for the community and people I believe in; the people of Sault Ste. Marie.”

Sonny was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie and began a career as a police officer in 2002.  Over the years he has dedicated his life in service to Sault Ste. Marie by leading many community organizations to incredible levels of success including;

Chairing the United Way Campaign and raising over 1 million dollars to help local families struggling with poverty,
Chairing the Algoma Family Services Foundation where he works with a team of dedicated individuals to assist local youth who suffer from mental health issues,
Being a proud member of the Sault North Rotary Club and 100 Guys Who Care Sault Ste. Marie.
Being a past volunteer with Big Brothers for over 10 years,
Helping to plan and execute the Bon Soo Winter Carnival and Passport to Unity events as a director for Bon Soo,
A director and coach for the Northern Heights Soccer League,
A director for the Twinkie Foundation,
A director for the Centre for Social Justice and Good Works
Creating the Pedals for Possibilities Event where he cycled nearly 300 kilometres in 2 days and raised over $100,000 to help the local United Way Campaign, and;
Creator of the new DU283 Duathlons that will promote tourism in Sault Ste. Marie while helping local youth at the same time.
“I look forward to meeting the residents of Sault Ste. Marie before this extremely important federal election.  My goal is to listen to everyones concerns so that we can find new and innovative ways for us to work together and find solutions for local issues.”



  1. Deliberate Incivility

    It is so clear that to this point one poster has resorted to that .

    Would it not be right to expect a public apology as an action of amends to me ?

    Definitely so in my mind !

    A genuine one of course otherwise I caution the readership to not be fooled nor manipulated or confused by the unchanging by choice con.

    It is I am sure in all of our best interests.

  2. Good luck! I wish you hadn’t made your announcement today on International Woman’s Day! Today is about celebrating women. I will support Winona.

  3. I would rather vote for someone who will stand up for what’s right, regardless of party affiliation, than vote in a sheep who does what his party tells him.
    Best of luck Sonny Spina. You’ll get my vote.

    • Corey Berry Did I say that?? You think there are only 2 parties? But for the things I care about and believe in…yes they are. They are not aligned with white supremacists. They are not climate change deniers. They believe in science. They believe in LGBQT rights. They don’t use the notwithstanding clause to carry out a rash vendetta on perceived enemies in the end days of an election. They believe in diversity. They do not aspire to be the Canadian version of the GOP. Are they ethics problems worse than the PC’s? Nope. This whole SN-whatever is not new. It has been going on for decades. Yes…under Harper’s Conservatives too. Trudeau handled it poorly and I am disappointed in his actions. To pretend that the PC’s are some righteous,never-do-anything-wrong party is ludicrous. So I am NOT voting on THAT issue. I’m voting on the stuff mentioned above. As stated, I will NEVER vote for the Conservatives in their present incarnation. They are the antithesis of what I believe in. .

  4. I am willing to provide any needed clarification of my communication.

    If you wish would you kindly not hesitate to question and do it within a civilized manner.

    That is a request not an order at all.

      • My first response to this person’s willful bully behavior and head game can be found by scrolling up to the communication by me under _ Deliberate Incivility _ My choice of title above the content also by me.

  5. I find Scheer to be short on enthusiasm. He appears weak and very clumsy when speaking. IF the Conservatives had a strong leader they could beat Trudeau easily. They still can but it will be closer than most of us would like.
    Having said all that I feel Spina is an excellent choice. He is an up and comer that could do very well in politics. Even if the Liberals were to some how win…I would rather have Spins representing the Soo in Ottawa.

  6. Trudeau will be lucky to have enough seats to hold Official Party Status in the next election. Spina is dedicated to our city and wants to see it thrive. He is raising his family here, works here, and works with every level of citizen whether he be down in the dumps or financially stable. He is intelligent and caring, and wouldn’t you rather have someone that has all those qualities plus be with the party in power than a party that only has 3 or 4 votes. Use your head when you vote please.

  7. I am very proud, by the way, of those of you who have shown me reason to think that true rights and freedoms are beginning to get somewhat seriously respected from within however many in Sault, Ontario, Canada.

    The rest of the world is a separate matter in my mind though it is still in the Continent of my birth that I would rather be in not North America.

    That really is not meant as an insult to anyone nor some mind game.

  8. With all due respect in the true sense that could be going back many years. I am not going to jump to any conclusions at all about anything or anyone.

    Neither do I wish to stir the pot (analogy) rather simmer it (analogy) in all of our best interest not at all trickery, deceit or in other words not some mind game.

    • This confusion over posting order was not created by me.

      Neither by I think programmers .

      Definitely not by me.

      It is intended as a response to the public announcement and Mr. Mark’s input without any malicious motive in the least in me.

      Absolutely no doubt in my mind about that.

  9. Interesting indeed ! Definitely in my mind somewhat settling questioning from within the distant and more recent past in some respect within personal experiences.

  10. However you view him as an individual, he’ll win in my opinion; anyone could run for this seat and win. This is nothing against Terry Sheehan, it’s just his leader is an idiot and Andrew Scheer will clean up at the election this year

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