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Sault MP heading up Northern Ontario Caucus

Terry Sheehan named chair of seven-member group
Terry Sheehan is the MP for Sault Ste. Marie.

Terry Sheehan, MP for Sault Ste. Marie, has taking over the role of chair for the Northern Ontario Caucus.

The Northern Ontario Caucus is comprised of MPs from Northern Ontario ridings and meets weekly when the House of Commons is in session to discuss issues of priorities for the North, including jobs and the economy, skills training, affordable housing, transit, infrastructure projects, and improving the quality of care for seniors.

Members include Sheehan, Thunder Bay-Superior North MP Patty Hajdu, Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP Don Rusnak, Kenora MP Bob Nault, Nickel Belt MP Mark Serré, Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre, and Nipissing-Timiskaming MP Anthony Rota.

“Let me first thank my fellow Northern Ontario colleagues for their vote of confidence; I am very much looking forward to my new role as chair. For the riding of Sault Ste. Marie to be successful, a strong Northern Ontario community with shared priorities is key,” Sheehan said in a news release.

“Working together and maintaining communication has proven highly successful for our region over the past two years and I’m eager to continue advancing our priorities as chair of Northern Ontario Caucus.”

With an educational background in political science and business, followed by a successful career in both the public and private sectors in business, municipal politics as well as community and economic development, Sheehan said he hopes to take his experiences and further develop advocacy of Northern Ontario on a federal level.

“Focusing on the needs of our communities and businesses not only locally, but across the Northern Ontario region as well, strengthens and increases our accomplishments overall,” Sheehan said.

Sheehan remains co-chair of the All-Party Steel Caucus and the Canada-Japan Inter-Parliamentary Group, and is a member of the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology.