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Liberals will continue to work with Huron Central: Hamel

Liberal candidate says party is 'deeply invested in the success of our northern economy'
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Jaclynne Hamel Liberal
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NEWS RELEASE
JACLYNNE HAMEL, LIBERAL CANDIDATE
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Tuesday, Jaclynne Hamel, Ontario Liberal candidate for Sault Ste. Marie, issued the following statement regarding Huron Central Railway.

“The Ontario Liberals have been committed to ensuring sustainable and efficient transportation for Northerners. That’s why we have long been a partner of the Huron Central Railway, providing investments to support their continued operations to maintain and refurbish their rail lines.

“When HCRY approached the provincial and federal governments in 2009, your Ontario Liberal government stepped up to the plate. We provided $15 million to the company the following year to ensure that they were able to continue providing much-needed services to this community. Just recently, HCR was approved for NOHFC funding of $882,560 to retain 45 local jobs and create 50 indirect jobs in our community, while bringing the tracks up to safety and regulation standards.

“This funding further demonstrates that the Ontario Liberals are here to support Northern businesses, and are committed to finding a long-term, sustainable solution for HCRY.

“We will continue to work with the company so that they are able to maintain their presence in northern Ontario. We do this because we are deeply invested in the success of our northern economy. I look forward to advocating for Sault Ste. Marie's businesses, including HCRY, should I be elected as the MPP for Sault Ste. Marie in June.”

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