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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

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

About the Author: James Hopkin

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