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For the Record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Nov. 2)

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Scott had to answer a number of questions this week about the series of labour cuts and protection rollbacks her office is rolling out.

Throughout the week Minister of Labour Laurie Scott posted a variety of party-shared messages which included a talk around a move to provide guidance on service animals in schools, promotion on the flu shot, and news on the passing of the “Cap and Trade Cancellation Act.

A tribute to honour “the courage of those who served and continue to serve” was shared on November 1st.  Minister Scott spoke at the AGM for “Ontario East Economic Development Commission” on Friday morning (Nov 2).  

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For the Record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 27)

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? Week of Sept. 2, 2018

An extremely busy week for both MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott and local MP Jamie Schmale as major policy announcements in Ontario were followed by vandalism and Schmale visited Switzerland, hosted youth for mock parliament in Ottawa and continued his line of questioning around the Trans Mountain pipeline.

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MP Schmale posted pictures on October 20th from a trip to Geneva, Switzerland where he participated in the Canadian delegation to the 139th meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.  The Inter Parliamentary Union bills itself as “a unique organization made up of national parliaments from around the world.” that works to “protect and build global democracy through political dialogue and concrete action.” Schamle is a member of the Canadian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Most of the focus in Geneva appears to have been around the role of women in Parliament.  

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For the Record: What did Laurie do? (Oct. 24)

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A special mid-week edition of For The Record, since MPP and Minister of Labour Laurie Scott has been extremely busy and focused on the elimination of Bill 148.  The PCS are replacing  the previous Liberal government’s personal emergency-leave rules. Now workers will be able to take up to three days for personal illness, two for bereavement and three for family responsibilities — all unpaid. (Currently the rules allowed employees to take up to 10 personal emergency-leave days a year, with two of them paid.)  There is a strong look at the highlighted changes here.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 19, 2018)

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Laurie Scott: 'We have said time and time again that Ontario is open for business.'

A relatively calm week for local federal MP Jamie Schmale, especially considering the House was in session this week. Conservatives this week, on mass, decided to focus primarily on Mark Norman who is alleged to have leaked government secrets to Quebec-based Davie Shipbuilding. Schmale included some focus as well on the Trans Mountain Pipeline during an appearance on CPAC.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 12, 2018)

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Minister of Labour Scott said ‘Mental Health is just as important as physical health.’

A calm week in the house for MPs as they did not have to sit all week and could instead focus on constituents. October 6 Local MP Jamie Schmale posted images from the ‘5th Annual Turkey Trot’ in Fenelon Falls. On October 7 he was in Bobcaygeon to celebrate the winning of the “Ontario’s Communities in Bloom”.  

Oct 9, Schmale posted pictures from a meeting at Fleming College in Peterborough where he met with new president, Maureen Adamson.  

October 10th Schmale posted pictures from IE Weldon in Lindsay where he met with students to discuss ‘post secondary education, employment opportunities and retention of youth in our area.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 5, 2018)

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Oct. 5, 2018)

Local MP Jamie Schmale spent the weekend making publics appearances including at the Bobcaygeon Fair (Sept 29), TD Bank Tree Planting Day in Minden (Sept 30) and the Sunderland Legion Veterans Day Dinner (Sept 30). He helped celebrate the opening of the new viewing platform at Ken Reid Conservation Area (Oct 1).  Schmale appeared with members of the Kents and the Strumbellas at the Music Canada Cares 3R instrument drive in Lindsay (Oct 2).

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Sept. 28, 2018)

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The Ontario PC Propaganda network known as 'Ontario News Now.'

September 22nd saw local MP Jamie Schmale at the 14th Annual Cavan Hills 5/10km Country Walk/Run in support of St. John’s Anglican Church in Ida. That same day he posted shots from Millbrook Ontario where he attended the Harvest Table Fundraising Dinner.

September 23rd he was in Cannington celebrating new accessibility upgrades at the Cannington Historical Society’s Blacksmith and Carriage Shop.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Sept. 21, 2018)

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Sept. 21, 2018)

A busy week for both the MP and MPP as both houses were sitting this week, including weekend sessions in Ontario.  It’s also fair season around the Kawartha Lakes and those two combined made for a non stop week of appearances and activity.

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Let’s start with public appearances around the Kawartha Lakes. September 14th saw local MP Jamie Schmale at the Beaverton Fall Fair, September 15th at a vintage car show in Little Britain, September 16th at the Minden Terry Fox Run and the Parkinson’s Superwalk in Haliburton. September 18th Schmale welcomed the Kawartha Lakes Paramedics to the Ontario Paramedics Ride and September 19th he was back in Lindsay for the LEX Parade.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Sept. 14, 2018)

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Sept. 14, 2018)
Scott claims August job numbers show the minimum wage increase is hurting job creation.

The Lindsay Advocate explores what our local MPP and MP did each week on behalf of their constituents in the public eye. We will highlight how our representatives voted and what issues they talked about during the week, and, in some cases, highlight if there was any significant outside push-back.

Jamie Schmale

On September 8th Conservative MP Jamie Schmale posted on Facebook and Twitter about attending the Haliburton Highlands Outdoor Association’s 19th Annual Conservation Dinner at the Haliburton Legion.  September 9th, Schmale was on the move again posting pictures and a story (Facebook) from Pontypool where he was a part of a ceremony (Twitter) ‘honouring some of the 48,000 war brides and their children that come to Canada’.

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? (Sept. 7, 2018)

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For the record: What did Laurie/Jamie do? Week of Sept. 2, 2018
Ontario Labour Minister Laurie Scott and MP Jamie Schmale.

The Lindsay Advocate is introducing a weekly column to explore what our local MPP and MP did each week on behalf of their constituents. We will highlight how our representatives voted and what issues they talked about during the week. In the case of Labour Minister Laurie Scott, as a minister we will also highlight elements relevant to her portfolio and her government’s work that directly affects Kawartha Lakes.

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