Sudbury election file: Jamie West will open a campaign office

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Sudbury MLA Jamie West is running for re-election in the June provincial election. West’s roots are in Sudbury, and the NDP has served Sudbury at Queens Park since 2018.

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Calling himself a champion for ordinary people, West said he has worked to improve education, mental health services, long-term care and autism services; and he continues to try to make life more affordable. West said he was proud of his working-class roots; it stands up to protect workers and supports small businesses.

West will open his campaign office at 450 Notre-Dame Avenue on Saturday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Community members are welcome to drop by. Signs will be available and donations will be accepted. West will be on hand to chat with the audience.

Meet the candidates – virtually

The Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting two free virtual “fireside chats” with local candidates running in the June 2 provincial election.

The first will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on May 11 and will involve candidates from the riding of Sudbury. The second takes place at the same time on May 12 for Nickel Belt candidates.

Email your business questions by Sunday, May 8 to [email protected]

Sign up for Fireside Chats by visiting www.sudburychamber.ca/events.

For more information, contact the chamber at 705-673-7133.

Robinson wants the city to lead in clean mining technology

Sudbury Green Party candidate David Robinson is calling for a “coordinated political campaign” to establish Sudbury’s global presence as a leader in mining technology.

“The world desperately needs Sudbury’s expertise. The world needs cheaper and cleaner ways to produce metals,” Robinson said in a statement.

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“We need to develop the new technologies needed to beat climate change and Sudbury is a big part of that critical path.

Robinson added that the world is facing a “life and death challenge” and that Sudbury’s mining industry can help solve this problem and protect “millions of lives around the world”.

“As an economist, I see Sudbury as the global advocate for green mining and mining R&D. The MPP for Sudbury needs to focus on building capacity here to be global champions by getting higher levels of government to support our vision,” he said.

He said the alternative is that “Sudbury will become a small regional service town with a few mines and a second-rate university”.

Running

Sudbury Constituency

Berthier, Adrien, Libertarian

Despatie, Marc, PC Ontario Party

Farrow, David, Ontario Liberal Party

Laface, Jason, Ontario Party

Pressey, Sheldon, New Blue

Robinson, David, Green Party of Ontario

West, Jamie, Ontario NDP/NDP

Nickel Belt Riding

Gélinas, France – Ontario NDP

Hazlette, Randy – Ontario PC Party

Proux, Gilles – Ontario Liberal Party

Savoie, Melanie – New Blue

Schneider, Willie – Ontario Party

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