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Sault Ste. Marie has a new federal NDP candidate

Marie Morin-Strom was confirmed during a nomination meeting Wednesday evening
2021-04-22 Marie Morin-Strom
Federal NDP candidate Marie Morin-Strom

During a nomination meeting held Wednesday evening, Marie Morin-Strom was confirmed as the federal NDP candidate for Sault Ste. Marie.

A news release issued today by the Sault Ste. Marie NDP Federal Riding Association states that she was nominated "after speculation that the federal government will call an election in the spring despite the growing number of COVID-19 cases across the country."

Full text of the news release follows:

Today, at a virtual nomination meeting, Marie Morin-Strom was officially confirmed as the NDP Candidate for Sault Ste. Marie. Charlie Angus, MP Timmins-James Bay, participated as the guest speaker.

“I am honoured to be able to represent the people of Sault Ste. Marie. There is a lot I want to do to help people in our community,” said Marie Morin-Strom. “COVID has been devastating to so many. I want people to know that someone is fighting for them. Jagmeet Singh and the New Democrats are making a difference for people and I’m proud to stand with them on behalf of Sault Ste. Marie.”

Morin-Strom is a high school science teacher now dedicated to supporting students with special needs. Chief negotiator with District 2 OSSTF Teachers Bargaining Unit, Morin-Strom has been working for smaller class sizes, safer classrooms, and more resources for students with special needs.

“People in Sault Ste. Marie have been facing some difficult challenges over the past few months and will have more to overcome once the COVID-19 pandemic is over. I promise that I will fight for support for the people who need it most,” said Morin-Strom. “We have a lot of work to do to build back our economy once this is over. I will always make sure that the voices of everyone in Sault Ste. Marie, especially those who often go unnoticed, are heard.”

Morin-Strom was nominated after speculation that the federal government will call an election in the spring despite the growing number of COVID-19 cases across the country.