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Sault Chamber congratulates re-elected MPP Orazietti

Saturday, June 14, 2014   by: Staff



Sault Chamber congratulates re-elected MPP Orazietti

SAULT STE. MARIE - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce would like to extend congratulations to re-elected MPP David Orazietti.

Mr. Orazietti garnered 58.1 percent of the vote which is the largest percentage of the vote of any candidate in any race in the province.  

It is no surprise that our community is continuing to stand behind the hard working Orazietti.

Mr. Orazietti has continuously worked hard for the Sault and the results speak for themselves.

We are certain that Orazietti will continue to bring forth important projects and initiatives to further the development in Sault Ste. Marie.

Following the results, graceful and supportive words were expressed by both NDP candidate, Celia Ross and PC candidate, Rod Fremlin.

Ross congratulated Orazietti after his victory speech and commended him for his work at Queen’s Park, particularly his work as Natural Resources Minister.

This is a demonstration of the cohesiveness in our community.  

Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce President, Mark Barsanti expressed “that this is an opportunity for our municipal leaders to work with the provincial government in a way that builds on the large amount of public sector investment David helped to deliver during the last ten years. It is now time to work toward the goal of building significant private sector investment and private sector job growth and the re-balancing of the age demographics in our community.”

The Chamber stands behind MPP David Orazietti as he begins to serve in his fourth term as our representative.

We look forward working with Mr. Orazietti during the next four years.


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steelworker 6/14/2014 2:14:30 PM Report

Four more years of scandal and corruption.
roxpin 6/14/2014 4:36:16 PM Report

Majority of Ontarians voted for fairness against hudak's reckless cuts costly giveaways to wealthy corporations and wholesale firing of 100,000 hard working innocent families,This should serve as a warning to the progressive conservative party that there is no appetite for emulating American Tea party-style politics in this province. ,Sorry to all u torie trolls you didn't get your low wage privatization wish after all!
Entity 6/14/2014 4:53:30 PM Report

Government workers aren't "hard working".
steelworker 6/14/2014 4:58:15 PM Report

"Wholesale firing" what a crock. Most of these jobs would have disappeared through attrition.
roxpin 6/14/2014 5:06:28 PM Report

@ entity , thats why 95% of the votes that went to conservative are people who have a burning hatred toward the public service 1# because they have something they can't have a good Job or 2,they think they sit at their desk with feet up on the desk eating donuts they dont most are hard workers! you can have non-hard workers at a private sector too,
roxpin 6/14/2014 5:11:55 PM Report

he did"nt say attrition? probally would of got more votes
IgnorantNortherner 6/14/2014 5:34:15 PM Report

roxpin, when I went to school a "majority" was greater than, or equal to, 51%. WELL UNDER 25% of Ontarians voted Liberal, so you could double the number and you still wouldn't have a majority.

I'm not sure what you're smoking but it's obviously better than anything I can grow at home!

How is it you know so much about millions of people you've never met?

What no decent person values is irresponsible, unsustainable and unaccountable gov't, which just so happens to be what has received the most votes this (and basically every) time around.

I don't care how much money you make. I hope you're a long as you didn't coerce me into paying your way to get there, ie. gov't employees.

Have never and will never vote PC
soowat 6/14/2014 6:01:33 PM Report

Does it really matter if you get rid of good paying jobs through lay off or attrition? They are jobs that Whodat wanted to remove from the economy and replace with a minimum wage,no benefit jobs to increase the profit margin for his corporate masters. Thankfully for the well being of Ontario, the majority of voters were smart enough to see that.
My sympathy goes out to those like Steelworker that aren't that smart. I have a mental image of Mr. Barsanti and the rest of the Chamber members gritting their teeth and swallowing their bile while offering their congratulations to our Liberal M.P.P.
streaker 6/14/2014 6:12:43 PM Report

everyone should e-mail your MPP on this Bill C518

C-518 before the summer break.
Joe Fontano was covicted of chrging taxpayers for his sons wedding $1700.00

It's a private member's bill that would strip all politicians of their pensions if they're convicted of serious crimes related to their work in office.

Right now Fontana receives $122,500 from taxpayers as a former MP.

"We need to send a message to crooked politicians that there is a serious price to pay if they are going to rip off taxpayers
Jimssm 6/14/2014 7:00:52 PM Report


It's MP not MPP. C518 is federal and Wynne and Orazietti have nothing to do with it.

Take it up with Hayes, who, by the way, will know nothing about it.
MYPOINT 6/14/2014 7:01:06 PM Report

Although it is just like us fair-minded 'Northerners' to give David Orazietti our congrats, it will soon be shown whether or not he is going to keep ALL of the promises that he made during the election. I think we shall soon see a total list of 'excuses' as to why we totally misunderstood what he meant by all of the so-called 'promises' that he made during the election campaign.

The main reason the NO politician of any stripe ( at any level of Government ) will ever agree to any 'law' which states that they would lose their huge pensions ( paid by the taxpayers ) is largely due to the fact that NONE of them feel that they should be held responsible for any monies they 'steal' by fraud or other means, even when they get caught and are found guilty of same in a court of law. Until that changes, nothing else will change for the good when it comes to politics!

I know, I know, there are others who disagree with this opinion.

As always, your views may differ :)
roxpin 6/14/2014 7:12:43 PM Report

Steelworker@ hudaks main agenda was not just to get rid of public service workers he wanted to get rid of unions and lower wages for "Everyone" including the private sector!!
Verbatim 6/14/2014 9:31:16 PM Report

Had to laugh...I know this has nothing to do with this particular article, but i was reading a post about Wynne getting back to the table about native treaty rights. The comments were disabled, apparently a lot of people were making less then favorable comments about the whole affair.

Now while i can agree to a certain extent I cant help but wonder what Sootoday justifies as unwanted posts. According to our charter people are actually allowed to make comments that others might feel as being uncalled for provided of course that it is not a lie and that it does not promote genocide, and yes it is in there.

So I can only assume then that peoples opinion are only allowed on this sight if and only if the Sootoday editors find it appropriate in their own minds. It is a sad state of affairs when peoples comments are erased simply because someone doesn't like what they read.

I have read about early 20th century politics and war for about 35 years. This type of behavior closely resembles that of the Nazi Government and their control over the media. Now just so no one erases my comment, Im not calling people at the sootoday nazis I am merely pointing out the similarities between the ideologies on allowing people to express their opinions
IgnorantNortherner 6/14/2014 11:49:47 PM Report

I think they just don't have the manpower to moderate comments, so they don't hesitate to disable the comment section, often before any negative comments have been made but there's little consistency.

My question is, why do comments have to be moderated, ever? Because it makes some people (that have little to no control over their emotions) upset to read them?

It's upsetting to know how many people act from emotion, rather than logic.
TPTB seem to be well aware of this fact and play with us like puppets through our totally controlled media, and you know it's controlled because you get the same viewpoint every where you look, with the exception of fringe websites and blogs.

I guarantee you some legislation like this will make its way into Canadian law in the near future and it'll be "for our own good" and "to protect the kids" and "if you don't have anything to hide, you won't have anything to worry about".

Speaking of nazis, I'll never forget this gem from one of those scumbags,
"What good fortune for governments that the people do not think."

dadal 6/15/2014 6:58:43 AM Report

I'm sure comments are monitored as many "hate" comments or even threatening ones will appear.

Everyone keeps jumping on the 28% of the people voted Liberal thing. Let's see if I can explain this:

Let's say a community has 1,000 people. And they all voted. And the votes went like this Lib 500, NDP 300, PC 200. Total is 100 percent. Libs got 50% of the vote, NDP 30% and PC 20%. Next community over also has 1,000 peeps who voted 500 NDP, 300 Lib and 200 PC. if you add the total seats and divide that by 2,000, Libs took 40%, NDP 40% and PC 20%. Do that for every riding and you'll get the percentage. That includes winning AND losing ridings for each party. If a riding in Toronto have a million people and voted 600,000 pc, 500,000 Lib and 100,000 NDP then the percentages change. So it's possible to have 28% of the vote and win a majority because the outcome is based on one spot per riding nomatter the number of people in that riding. Liberals came third in a few ridings which knocks their overal percentage way down.

Bill Clinton only had 49% of popular vote but won because he won many small seats with less people in them while George W won big ridings with many people but less seats.

Mske sense?
IgnorantNortherner 6/15/2014 9:15:12 AM Report

I understand how it works and that the number of seats acquired by the Libs considers them a 'majority', what I'm saying is, only somewhere around 10% of people that live in Ontario voted Liberal.
Twistinwrenches 6/15/2014 9:32:42 AM Report

Happy days are here . Four straight years of taxpayer welfare for the Sault .
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