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Kathleen takes a look around (6 photos)

Monday, March 31, 2014   by: Staff

Kathleen Wynne is on a tour of Sault Ste. Marie today and photojournalist Kenneth Armstrong has been following along to see what the Ontario premier has been up to.

Wynne, accompanied by Sault MPP and Natural Resources Minister David Orazietti and Northern Development and Mines Minister Michael Gravelle, dropped by the Soo Curlers' Association over the noon hour, where the premier hit the ice with Canadian Olympic gold-medallists Team Brad Jacobs and met with Paralympic gold-medallist Mac Marcoux.

Members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) and UNIFOR rallied outside Orazietti's office this morning and the premier was greeted by protesters outside the curling club.

Wynne's next stop was F.H. Clergue French Immersion, where she visited with students in Valerie Kates' Grade 1 class.

The premier, who is under fire over unproven gas plant scandal allegations, is expected to make a funding announcement at 3:15 p.m. today at Algoma University's George Leach Centre.

NDP MPPs reportedly walked out of the provincial legislature earlier today in protest over Wynne's absence during Question Period.

Watch for updates from this afternoon's press conference, where Wynne is expected to speak with media.

(David Harasymiw, an area registered nurse and chair of the Sault Ste. Marie Health Coalition, speaks to Premier Kathleen Wynne outside the Soo Curlers' Association while Sault MPP and Natural Resources Minister David Orazietti looks on. Armstrong)

More coverage of the Premier's visit on Monday
- David and Kathleen drop $2.4M in the Sault
Same questions can be asked tomorrow, says Premier (10 photos)
Premier to visit Sault on Monday under cloud of controversy

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boler76 3/31/2014 3:12:29 PM Report

what a mockery of our genuine talents
steelworker 3/31/2014 3:17:27 PM Report

I've got some property if she wants to move a gas plant.
rockbanger 3/31/2014 3:19:07 PM Report

What a great day to see the leader of a FASCIST government.

Remember the FASCISTS of the 1930s 1940s..

Same thing.
B Boy 3/31/2014 3:26:46 PM Report

When it started raining this morning, I'm thinking that was when she stepped off the plane.
steelworker 3/31/2014 3:30:52 PM Report

Naw; if she got water on her she'd start melting ala "The Wizard of Oz".
Mr E 3/31/2014 3:36:44 PM Report

Well well well if it ain't Wipe em Clean Kathleen!
ThinkAgain 3/31/2014 3:53:46 PM Report

And the purpose of her visit was,...???

I don't think she even knows, funny mayor and/or council members haven't been tagging along her side.
Just Curious 3/31/2014 3:55:17 PM Report

David looks like he is having trouble memorizing his lines...LOL.. Must be hell to know you are toast in the next election if a dog runs against you.. Even if you win your seat you are not gonna be in a majority position. NDP provincially, Liberal federally... Only way to go...
Mr E 3/31/2014 4:19:15 PM Report

That was alot of notice :) Nothing like sneaking in and out like a robber in the night.
OrlandoFlorida 3/31/2014 5:09:52 PM Report

Unfortunately if David O does win his seat but fails to make the government he will be getting 1
$116, 000, oh wait make that $123,000 all MPPs are getting a 6% raise this week, so much for wage freezes.
scottstewy123 3/31/2014 5:43:09 PM Report

send her back to Toronto.
guestwho 3/31/2014 5:45:36 PM Report

hope the boys show her how wynners behave!
Gurpy 3/31/2014 8:14:13 PM Report

If David O had any brain cells at all, he would abandon ship asap! What is he waiting for?
Mr. Poster 3/31/2014 8:24:11 PM Report

It shows how little respect we have for the premier .She does not deserve the time of day from us. Did you notice that David O is not smiling in those photos today? he has to shoulder the blame for his involvement AND SUPPORT of the most corrupt government in the history of Ontario.
I'm In 3/31/2014 9:06:04 PM Report

MPP's get a 6% wage increase and the rest of the public servants get a wage freeze 2013 and 2014, more freeze's to come in 2015 for public servants except Politicians some thing wrong with that picture.
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