Sault Ste. Marie
Terry Sheehan is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie. He was elected to the House of Commons in 2015.
An accomplished business professional and lifelong resident of Sault Ste. Marie, Sheehan has served nearly 20 years on City Council and the Huron-Superior Catholic School Board.
Sheehan has spent his career in both the private and public sector in business, community, and economic development. Most recently he was employed as an Employment and Training Consultant for the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. He has developed strong relationships with both the business community and local labour groups, as he believes it is important to work constructively and inclusively with all.
Among his planned activities as an MP are bringing forward private member’s bills for parliament’s consideration, after consultations with his constituents to determine their priorities. He says that ideas of his own for private member’s bills, in general terms, are those that support business and the economy and those that celebrate Canada’s culture and heritage. He has already met with community business, political and labour leaders to discuss infrastructure needs.
Sheehan has said he would like to see infrastructure money spent on transit, social infrastructure such as social housing, seniors’ facilities and cultural/recreational spaces and green projects, apart from the usual spending on roads and bridges. He has met with government officials on local Fed-Norfunded projects and youth employment programs. He has also invited the Liberals’ Northern Ontario caucus to meet in the Sault in 2016.
Sheehan and his wife are the proud parents of two children.