MEDIA RELEASE - Chamber Looks Forward to Working with Terry Sheehan
For Immediate Release
Friday, October 23, 2015
Chamber Looks Forward to Working with Terry Sheehan
Sault Ste. Marie - The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce congratulates Terry Sheehan on his election, and looks forward to working with him on key regional issues such as northern rail service, the Port of Algoma, added funding for FedNor and concerns over high unemployment.
Monica Dale, President of The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce said: “I want to applaud Terry Sheehan on his election. The Chamber and the businesses that we represent look forward to working with him to put in place a context wherein local businesses can thrive and grow”.
Dale continued: “Our Chamber also extends its congratulations to Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau and the Liberal team on winning a majority government. Having a stable majority government will permit the Liberal team to put in place a strong plan to promote Canada’s competitiveness. During the campaign, the Liberals set out their vision for our economy. Their plan to invest in new infrastructure, done strategically, will be positive for Canada’s economy. New transportation infrastructure will increase access to markets for Canadian businesses of all sizes.”
The Sault Ste. Marie Chamber of Commerce has been very active during the campaign to position the priorities of the city’s local business community. Issues such as transportation, trade and employment are very important to our community and the Chamber looks forward to working with Terry Sheehan to address these issues.
Dale adds that the Sault Chamber will press the new government to avoid a return to structural deficits, but is confident the Chamber can use the resolutions adopted during the Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s annual general meeting last weekend to find common ground that will help grow the economy.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Hon. Perrin Beatty concurred: “When I looked across the room at our AGM over the weekend, I saw hundreds of chambers like the Sault Ste. Marie Chamber collectively representing over 200,000 businesses, all working together to make our economy stronger. The will to work together with other chambers across Canada is strong. We all welcome the prospect of working with the government on building a stronger, more competitive Canada; a Canada that wins.”