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Sheehan says it's time to start 'mending some of the fences'

Liberal incumbent takes nearly 40 per cent of votes in Sault Ste. Marie riding
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Terry Sheehan walked into the Grand Theatre with members of his family in tow Monday night, ready to greet his supporters after being re-elected as Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie. 

The Liberal incumbent garnered 38.98 per cent of the vote for the riding by early Tuesday morning, while Conservative runner-up Sonny Spina brought in 32.36 per cent of votes cast.

Sheehan credited his candidates on a hard-fought campaign.  

“I think we need to really work on building and mending some of the fences that might have been hurt because it was such a hard fought campaign - there was some negativity, and I know the people in the Sault and area do not like that,” he told reporters Monday night. “We kept it really above board here locally, and I was proud to do that, and I want to compliment the other candidates for doing that as well.”

This year’s election also had a different result — the Liberals are not working with a majority government. 

But Sheehan says his work with the all-party steel caucus shows that he can work with others.  

“I have the ability to reach across aisles, I have the ability to work with all sorts of people to make sure that this community and this country continues to move forward,” he said.

 

 




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James Hopkin is a reporter for SooToday based in Sault Ste. Marie
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