THUNDER BAY – “Yesterday the Conservative Government announced that Tuesday’s budget will include $4 million in funding for a cyclotron to be built near the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre,” states Maureen Comuzzi-Stehmann the Conservative candidate in Thunder Bay Rainy River. “Once again, the Conservative Government has stepped forward with a major investment for Thunder Bay, an investment that will create more jobs and further diversify our economy”.
“This focus on economic growth and the very real challenges faced by our community stands in stark contrast to the political rhetoric coming from opposition members and leaders in Ottawa,” challenges Comuzzi-Stehmann. “Conservatives are focused on real issues, real economic progress, and it is absolutely vital that our community benefit from this important funding announcement”.
“I call on our NDP Members of Parliament John Rafferty and Bruce Hyer to set aside their partisan rhetoric and support this budget, and the needs of their constituents,” stated the Conservative candidate. “Now is not the time to play a game of political brinkmanship”.
“There are real dollars, and real jobs attached to this Conservative budget for Thunder Bay,” commented Comuzzi-Stehmann.
“On every previous Conservative spending commitment for the citizens of Thunder Bay, our NDP members have failed to vote for progress, to vote for jobs here in the Northwest”, she added. “Now is their opportunity. The choice is clear. They can vote against this Conservative budget and force an unnecessary election, or they can work with the Conservative Government and allow the Cyclotron project to proceed”.