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Criticize Kathleen? What about Andrea's 'fly-by' asks David O.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014   by: Staff



Horwath Fly-by of Sault Ste. Marie Leaves Local NDP Candidate Driving to Sudbury

Following the Northern Leaders Debate, Kathleen Wynne came to Sault Ste. Marie and later travelled to Sudbury.

Andrea Horwath chose instead to fly-by the Sault and headed directly to Sudbury, leaving the local NDP candidate driving hours just to see her party leader.

“Kathleen Wynne cares about Sault Ste. Marie and Northern Ontario and as a leader she has demonstrated her commitment by visiting our community numerous times to hear first hand from residents about the issues that matter to them,” said David Orazietti, Liberal candidate.

“In skipping the Northern Leaders debate, Tim Hudak showed us he is not interested in Northern Ontario, and in ignoring Sault Ste. Marie, Andrea Horwath showed us she is not interested in the future of our community.”

Premier Wynne is the first party leader to visit the city this election campaign and may be the only leader to do so.

Previously, Wynne hosted a cabinet meeting in Sault Ste. Marie as part of the government’s focus on the interests of Northern communities.

“It’s great to have Premier Wynne back in the Sault as part of her scheduled Northern tour to meet with local residents and to announce the Liberal education plan, which includes a new investment of  $150 million in the latest technology for students and teachers,” said Orazietti.

”It’s laughable that the local NDP would criticize the Premier’s visit to the Sault when their own leader skipped town altogether, requiring the local candidate to travel to Sudbury for a meeting.”

The Liberals have a strong plan to create new jobs, improve our infrastructure, and build on the gains we have made in health care and education.

The Liberal Plan is built on the priorities laid out in the 2014 Budget and includes a number of significant investments in Northern Ontario including:

  • Committing $1 billion for the development of all-season infrastructure in the Ring of Fire, which will support generations of jobs and economic growth in Northern Ontario
  • Protecting the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), which has helped to strengthen Sault Ste. Marie’s economy with $87 million to support 728 projects
  • Extending the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program (NIERP) to support Sault Ste. Marie employers such as Essar Steel Algoma, Tenaris Tubes and Flakeboard Company Ltd.
  • Supporting a strong and continued head office for OLG in Sault Ste. Marie

By contrast, the NDP platform fails to allocate any funding to support development in the Ring of Fire, and makes no commitment to continuing the NOHFC or maintaining OLG jobs.

(PHOTO: David Orazietti and Kathleen Wynne visit Holy Cross Catholic School. Armstrong)


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Gurpy 5/28/2014 2:59:45 PM Report

Going to be a pretty orange sign on my property very soon!! Ndp all the way!
Justin Tetreault 5/28/2014 3:01:18 PM Report

It just goes to show what Andrea Horwath thinks of Celia Ross (and also of herself). Not only does she not come to Sault Ste. Marie to help Celia, she drags Celia out of the community where she could be campaigning to come kiss her ring in Sudbury.

Entity 5/28/2014 3:35:48 PM Report

Said the Ontario Young Liberals alumnus...
Justin Tetreault 5/28/2014 3:46:43 PM Report

Uh oh. You got me. That's some fine Googling.
Lostclause 5/28/2014 4:04:13 PM Report

Both the PC and Libs are laughable at best. Both candidates are grasping at straws to sling mud at everyone else. One complains that rules were broken (Fremlin,PC) when a candidate allowed political material through the ADSB, the other complains that the party leader of another party didn't come to the city. Reminds me of children in a playground, tattling on one another.
I'm In 5/28/2014 5:27:41 PM Report

Gurpy I am with you on that, I don't care if Andrea went to TIMBUCKTWO and CELIA followed her, there are two weeks left before the election Andrea will be here and I am voting for here regardless.
asp 5/28/2014 5:29:51 PM Report

Not a liberal for sure, maybe NDP.
Dictionary 5/28/2014 6:13:47 PM Report

Tetrault has a longstanding history of towing the party line on here doncha Justin?
kamen 5/28/2014 8:13:24 PM Report

I find it strange that with all the people I saw last year saying they were voting NDP, the liberals still won, I can bet you anything that even though there are like....tons of people saying I am going NDP somehow, someway the liberals are still going to win....honestly this whole voting thing is a joke....everyone bullies each other from other parties, exactly what they are trying to stop in schools, and yet here they all are acting like snot nose brats. I am voting NDP as well. Also, just wanna put it out there....the liberals support the BSL ( breed specific legislation) matters to me big time...don't know about you but all it is doing is hurting dogs for something that their owners generally trained them to do.....never been attacked by a pittie, or anyhting big, poodles are more vicious than they are.....
mr. greenjeans 5/28/2014 9:21:48 PM Report

One thing the local Liberals appear to have conveniently forgotten is that many local PCs have been strategically supporting David O to stop an NDP win.
It won't happen this time! Wynne is already publicly supportive of coalition with the NDP if the PCs win a minority government so the NDP wins anyway. Besides, Horwath has made the NDP more palatable to the centre than Wynne.
This election means PCs no longer have to hold their noses to keep the NDP at bay. I and many of my colleagues are voting PC once again. Bye bye David O. You had a good run.
Justin Tetreault 5/28/2014 9:38:08 PM Report

Wynne is not publically supportive of a coalition. She just didn't categorically rule it out.
atoz 5/28/2014 11:56:13 PM Report

It does't really matter what they say, their all just a bunch of puppets when they get into office...
ou812 5/29/2014 8:25:18 AM Report

sometimes you have to choose the best of 3 evils. ndp is responsible for decades of money going everywhere but the sault. i won't go down that path again. pc's have pretty much admitted they have no interest in the sault. the answer for us is liberal. dave has brought millions to this community. more money came here in one year of liberal reign than all the years of ndp combined. wake up people. vote your brain and not your heart.,
derand2 5/29/2014 9:28:08 AM Report

David O. and all the hogs he has brought to feed themselves silly at the expense of taxpayers and Ontario's future are of course praising the liberal record. But the reality is inescapable. They go down is history as the most corrupt, incompetent and deceitful regime to ever surface in this country.

The number one priorty of voters ought to be removing this scourge from office and sending them into political oblivion. Whether its PCs or NDP, either way, we'll get honest representation and effort to restore the health and integrity of this province.
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