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McCleave-Kennedy weighs in on Algoma

The local NDP candidate pledges her party will "continue to advance any government commitments to an equitable end to the CCAA process already underway"
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300-foot crane at Essar Steel Algoma on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. David Helwig/SooToday

NEWS RELEASE
NDP CANDIDATE MICHELE MCCLEAVE-KENNEDY
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As MPP for Sault Ste. Marie I will advocate that an NDP government commit its resources to the successful restructuring of Essar Steel-Algoma – and, in fact, Andrea Horwath and the NDP have committed to strengthen the future of the steel industry in the province through our manufacturing and regional sector cluster strategy upon forming government, as well as protect retirees during creditor restructuring. This will include increasing the pension guarantee fund benefits to $3,000 a month.

And the party hasn’t been waiting until June 7 to act. Andrea has repeatedly called on the current government to act on the CCAA restructuring process faced by Essar-Algoma to help our steel workers, their families, and our community, and to fight on behalf of retirees so that they go to the front of the line of any CCAA process.

An NDP government will continue to advance any government commitments to an equitable end to the CCAA process already underway.

As MPP, I will work tirelessly to ensure that there is a just and equitable outcome to the CCAA process at Essar-Algoma for it employees, the retirees and the people of Sault Ste. Marie.

Andrea Horwath and the NDP have been fully committed to this process and have long called for government action on behalf of Algoma’s retirees, workers, and this great community.

I am happy to pledge that as MPP for Sault Ste. Marie I will work with the parties to the CCAA, other levels of government, and steelworkers for the equitable and quick resolution to the CCAA process at Essar-Algoma.

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