The riding of Sault Ste. Marie is located in Northeastern Ontario and is home to many communities, including the city of Sault Ste. Marie, Prince Township, Goulais River, and several First Nations.
Parts of the riding are located along the border between Canada and the United States, Lake Superior, and the Montreal River – making the riding of Sault Ste. Marie a year-round tourist destination where visitors spend time enjoying provincial parks, take in cultural sites like the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre, the Sault Ste. Marie Canal National Historic Site, and the Art Gallery of Algoma, and have fun on and along the water.
The riding of Sault Ste. Marie is a prime location for economic development and diversification. Home to the second largest fully integrated steel producer in Canada, Essar Steel Algoma (ESA), and a seamless tubes mill operated by Tenaris Algoma Tubes, steel is often described as the “economic engine” of the region.
Several years ago, the City of Sault Ste. Marie was also dubbed the “Alternative Energy Capital of North America” as investments in renewable energy – including a solar panel factory, wind farms, and solar farms – begin to transform the area. According to some sources, Sault Ste. Marie already exports nearly twice the power it consumes, indicating the region’s great potential.
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