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    Great cycling this am with Kawartha Lakes/Haliburton cycling advocacy reps. Lots of potential for promotion and tourism on our trails.
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    Great pancake breakfast at Kinmount. Join them for the Harvest Homecoming Tour and farmer's market today.
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    Happy to acknowledge October as Women's History Month in the legislature today and to congratulate Alice Munro on receiving 2013 Nobel Prize
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    1.1 Billion wasted on power plant fiasco. Taxpayers and ratepayers on the hook. Libs have lost moral authority to govern.
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    I asked today at QP why the Lib. gov't would give $500,000 to MLSE .They just named more sporting events they gave to! Unbelievable!!
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    Scott congratulates local Ontario Arts Council recipients (Lindsay) – Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, congratulated local organizations which received a total of $29,500 in grants over the past year from the Ontario Arts Council. “This is recognition of some of the great work being done in our community. These organizations are to be congratulated and their successes celebrated,” said Scott. Over 250,000 Ontarians work in the culture sector, generating almost $20 billion annually to Ontario's economy. Scott added, “In addition to the economic impact, a healthy arts and culture sector contributes to the quality of life in our communities”. Organizations recognized this year are: Arts Council – Haliburton Highlands, for the provision of four in-class arts education experiences/workshops for Grade 4 and Grade 7 students in Haliburton County elementary schools. Lindsay Concert Foundation for Kawartha Concerts – Artists Connections create Community Connections, providing pre-concert chats, hands-on workshops and school concerts for learners of all ages. Haliburton County Community Co-operative for a Dusk Dances Festival in the Village of Haliburton, a family-friendly outdoor dance performance incorporating both local and visiting artists. Over the past year, the Ontario Arts Council has recognized 1,681 individual artists and 1,125 organizations in 216 communities across Ontario for a total of $52.8 million.
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    Scott: Last Minute deal at Kawartha Downs is a Desperate attempt at Damage Control Fraserville – On Saturday evening, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, attended what was to be the final race night at Kawartha Downs. On Saturday morning it was announced that a last minute deal had been signed to keep the racetrack open on a limited basis. Scott said “This deal provides enough funding to have 20 to 25 racing dates this year, which is about 25% of a normal year. This is not economically viable. The McGuinty/Wynne government has already decimated the horseracing industry by its misguided decision to end the slots-at-racetracks program, costing thousands of jobs and the loss of countless horses.” Scott pointed out that the deal which was literally signed at midnight on Friday is a desperate attempt at damage control. “The government knows it messed up. The deals which have been announced over the last couple of weeks will not even come close to ensuring a sustainable industry in Ontario. It is a classic case of too little, too late.” Scott and her colleague Rob Milligan, the MPP for Northumberland-Quinte West, thanked supporters of Kawartha Downs and the horseracing industry along with their colleagues in the PC caucus for all the work they have done to try and protect the horseracing industry in Ontario and specifically at Kawartha Downs. “Horseracing needs to be an integral part of Ontario’s gaming strategy, something which this government has not accepted. It has been too intent on building 29 new casinos in communities across Ontario, whether they were wanted or not,” added Scott. Scott and her PC colleagues are committed to working with the horseracing industry to ensure that it returns to being vibrant and sustainable.
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    Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock will be at Kawartha Downs on Saturday evening to show her support to the dedicated men and women in our community who have made Ontario’s horseracing industry a world class model. Scott said that what Kawartha Downs, the community and the horseracing industry built up over 40 years, the Government of Ontario and its local MPP from Peterborough and Minister of Rural Affairs, destroyed in less than a year. With the cancellation of the Slots-at-Racetracks program, Saturday will see the final night of racing at the track. Details as follows: DATE: Saturday, March 30, 2013 TIME: 6:30 PM LOCATION: Kawartha Downs 1382 County Rd. #28 Fraserville, Ontario K0L 1V0
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    Scott says Jeff Leal has failed Constituents over Kawartha Downs QUEEN’S PARK – During this morning’s Question Period in the Ontario Legislature, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock attacked the MPP for Peterborough and Minister of Rural Affairs Jeff Leal for his failure to do more to keep horseracing at Kawartha Downs. Due to the policies of the Liberal government, horseracing will end at Kawartha Downs on March 30th. During a heated exchange, Scott demanded that Leal provide the details of the allegedly “substantive” financial package that was rejected by Kawartha Downs. In his response, Leal deflected the question and refused to provide any specifics. “Everything this government does is shrouded in secrecy,” said Scott. “The closing of Kawartha Downs could cost the community as many as 800 local jobs. We have a right to know just what the government has done to try to save these jobs.” Scott went on to point out the inconsistencies in Leal’s position with regard to the Slots at Racetracks program. “Last August Leal said that he had a plan to save horseracing and maintain a share of slot revenues to support the industry. He made a point of saying that this was an investment that created local jobs in the community, in contrast to the position taken by his government.” Scott pointed out that Leal also said that, before casinos were put into communities, there needed to be a referendum to ensure local acceptance - a position which he now doesn’t believe is necessary. Scott also said “Being appointed to cabinet seems to be a sufficient price for Leal to betray his constituents. He is now toeing the party line, despite the impact that his government’s policies are having on the horseracing industry and rural ridings across Ontario, including his own.” “I have great concerns that a minister from a rural riding who also happens to be the Minister of Rural Affairs seems to be so ineffective for us within a Toronto-centric government,” emphasized Scott. Scott concluded by saying that she trusts the voters of Peterborough will remember Jeff Leal’s failure to save Kawartha Downs when the next election is called. JEFF LEAL THEN AND NOW SAID THEN SAYS NOW •Announces a plan that would save the slots at racetracks (Aug 16/12) •No plan - Kawartha Downs closing March 30, 2013 •Slots at tracks program creates local jobs (Aug 16/12) •Up to 800 local jobs to be eliminated in Peterborough area •Slots at tracks program is an investment, not a subsidy (Aug 16/12) •Program was not transparent or accountable •Supports private member’s bill to ensure a local referendum before a casino could be built (May 3, 2012) • Referendum no longer necessary To view the exchange between MPP’s Scott and Leal go to the following link: http://192.75.173.26/imageFolio.cgi?action=view&link=VIDEOS/PC_Members/Scott_Laurie&image=130320_LS-Question.wmv&img=&tt=mpg
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    MPP’s Scott and Bailey tour Central East Correctional Centre On Friday, March 15, Laurie Scott, MPP for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock and her colleague, Bob Bailey, MPP for Sarnia-Lambton and the PC Critic for Correctional Services toured the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay. During the course of the visit, the two MPP’s met with management of the facility, correctional officers and representatives of the union. Scott said, “I have received a number of complaints about the physical deterioration of the jail. I asked my colleague Bob Bailey, who has toured many correctional centres across Ontario, to join me so that we could view the situation first hand.” “What we saw should not be happening in a ten year old facility. Throughout the units we toured, there was clear evidence of severe, floor to ceiling cracking in the concrete block walls. Some had been patched, but others were still in disrepair. We also saw where some pieces of masonry had fallen and where steel support beams had needed to be installed to support an upper level.” According to officials, since 2011, there has been constant repair work underway to correct deficiencies in the construction. This has led to closures of entire units to inmates in order for the work to be carried out. “Ontario’s correctional officers protect the people of Ontario by serving in some of the most dangerous environments in our province,” said Bob Bailey. “I have visited provincial detention centres across Ontario and time and time again, I see deteriorating infrastructure which is compounded by this government’s record of prison overcrowding which often leads to violence and unsanitary conditions. This government needs to fulfill its core responsibility and ensure basic safety and security within Ontario’s correctional facilities.” Scott and Bailey advised that they would be pursuing these issues with Infrastructure Ontario, which owns and oversees all Government of Ontario properties
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