Sara McCleary to be Nominated as NDP Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie


Local activist and journalist Sara McCleary will be officially nominated as the NDP candidate in Sault Ste. Marie for the 2019 federal election during a nomination meeting taking place on Wednesday, July 17th.

“Families in Sault Ste. Marie and all across Canada are suffering from the choices that successive Liberal and Conservative governments have made, designed only to benefit the richest people and corporations instead of ordinary people,” said McCleary. “It’s clear that we must do something to get our country back on track. That’s why I’m proud and honoured to represent the NDP in Sault Ste. Marie and turn into reality our party’s vision of a country that works for ordinary, hard-working people – not just those at the very top.”

The nomination meeting will take place in the Tony Martin Community Hall at the Soup Kitchen Community Centre (172 James Street) on Wednesday, July 19. Registration will open at 6:30pm and the meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. The meeting is open to all members of the public.


  1. Warren Peterson. So what is the disasters of Harper and ford exactly? In Ontario alone spending 10 million a month in interest on liberal created debt. Of course ford has to create a plan to reduce the spending. Think of all the good that extra money could be used for if liberals had been effective

  2. The previous comments are exactly what the NDP is not about. The NDP fight for those who otherwise don’t have a voice. Social programs that benefit lower income families, homeless initiatives and equality of all Canadians have made a difference in the lives of my friends and neighbours lives. It’s people like Sara who worked hard for those often forgotten. To laugh a hard-working woman fights who is fighting for what she believes in makes you look pathetic and smal

    • Melanie D’Orazio ya ok you are delusional if you think that’s all that has to be taken care , a vote for the ndp is a wasted vote , they would even know where to start running a G7 country , we’d be bankrupting a year

      • Martin, one thing that an NDP government would do (amongst many others that benefit regular working folks) is to properly fund education, healthcare, etc. They would not bankrupt the province; the data is there to show that EVERY time in the past 20+ years that a PC government was in power, our deficit GREW.

    • Warren Peterson haha I’ll agree Harris was not the best , but Harper was by far the best PM we have ever had the country was in great shape , and Doug is doing all he can to right the ship the liberals were sinking , why do all liberals think money grows on trees , now we are paying huge interest payments that could be going to other things

    • Martin Verdecchia what statistic do you have here? Unemployment across Canada is at the lowest it has been since 1973, which btw, in Ontario has gone up since Ford took office. We have paid out 200 million dollars in buyouts to companies because Doug didn’t know enough about how Energy was run. We are frozen from infrastructure updates that we could have now because Doug has no plan. I mean I have hours reactions of this but really there is no plan. Doug Ford is the equivalent of running through a field with land mines and hopefully not stepping on one.

    • Christopher Morris-Page I still wouldn’t vote for a liberal or ndp govt if my life depended on it , I’m not for open boarders , or a living wage or unskilled imagration

    • We do not have open borders, or “unskilled immigration”. We let in refugees, who often work harder than or other unskilled workers. You can’t just come to Canada and get a hand out if you are unskilled, and if you are a refugee there are programs to help you achieve. The fact is we have massive deficit right now in terms of skilled “workers” not only are there problems getting trades workers, IT is at a massive deficit, social work is not far behind. Canada’s growth is slowing from growth, the best way to address it is from immigration. Look at Japan, or Germany if you want examples.

    • My favourite part is when Christopher Morris-Page used facts and Martin Verdecchia just said “pffft don’t care if you make sense and I can’t argue it, won’t vote for them anyway.” You’re the problem Martin.

  3. Regardless of my political affiliation which is not NDP, I congratulate Sara for putting her name forward as it isn’t easy with individuals and their steadfast opinions. She had proven her commitment to this city with initiatives that help our community such as the hunger games and other community events. Our city has great people with varying political views who truly care for the residents of Sault Ste Marie. Best of luck to all the candidates this fall.

  4. It must have been tough finding someone to run for the NDP. The NDP leadership is in total disarray. The leader of the NDP does not exude confidence or leadership. I suspect the NDP will be dismantled after the upcoming election.

  5. I don’t want to rain on your parade but this is a waste of time. Just look at the polls your party will end up below the Greens.

  6. NDP, hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha and then some more hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Who in their right mind would even consider the ndp as a choice. They are a party filles with far left wing socialist commie ideas and should neve be considered as a party to vote for under any circumstances.
    Remember they don’t respect the poppy, veterans and only desire to follow the liberals as far as reckless spending is concerned.

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