The Conservative candidate for Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing in next month’s federal election says it’s time for a fresh face in Ottawa. Engineer John Sagman (Sag-man) calls Willisville near Espanola home. He says the Liberal and New Democrat coalition has been no help to the region.
“I was very frustrated with the amount of taxpayer funds that are being transferred to China, and these other countries and not kept in our region,” he said. “There is also a lack of federal funding in our region that I don’t think is acceptable. We need to up our anti here.”
Sagman says the Liberals and New Democrats don’t understand the opportunity with the resources within the ‘Ring of Fire’, and believes that his knowledge and experience can be beneficial at the negotiation table.
He adds that despite the short amount of campaign time his goal is to visit as much of the vast riding as possible before voting day on Monday, Sept. 20.
Sagman is one of four candidates vying for the seat of Algoma-Manitoulin-Kapuskasing. He joins incumbent Carol Hughes of the NDP, Liberal candidate Duke Peltier and Stephen Zimmerman from the Green Party.
Here is the complete interview with John Sagman.