June 2019 at the Hawk Lake Log Chute
Laurie Scott is the MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock.
She was born and raised in Kinmount, and has been elected to represent the central Ontario riding of Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes –Brock five times since 2003.
Laurie was inspired to enter public service by her late father, Bill Scott, who served as MP for Victoria-Haliburton for 28 years, and was appointed to the Queen’s Privy Council in recognition of his long and dedicated career of public service.
Laurie has been a tireless advocate for victims of human sex trafficking in Ontario, both inside and outside of the Legislature. She has received national awards for her work on combating human trafficking and child advocacy. She is passionate about encouraging women to get actively involved in public life.
Laurie is also a strong advocate for bringing high-speed internet and reliable cellular service to rural areas across Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and the province. In March 2021, she passed legislation to help lessen barriers and close the digital divide in unserved and underserved areas through the Supporting Broadband and Infrastructure Expansion Act, 2021.
Laurie has served as both Minister of Infrastructure, from 2019-2021, and Minister of Labour, from 2018-2019. During this time, Laurie was able to make important changes to help the people of Ontario. Most notably, she was a part of the Ontario government’s $4 billion investment so 1.4 million people will be able to access high-speed internet.
For fifteen years, Laurie has been a strong advocate for issues facing rural Ontario. Another accomplishment during her time as Minister of Labour was passing legislation to protect rural fire halls and promote public safety in small communities by ending the unfair persecution of double hatters. She has also made key labour reforms that have spurred job creation across the province.
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March 2021 In Wilberforce celebrating the awarding of the Cell Gap Project RFP created by Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) to Rogers Communications