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.
This piece will evolve with each passing week and we hope you find it informative. Did we miss something? Let us know.
Sept. 2, 2018, Scott tweeted pictures from the Kinmount fair.
On Sept. 3, 2018, as Toronto’s Labour Day Parade bypassed the CNE this year out of respect for the IATSE Local 58, Laurie Scott issues a statement with Premier Doug Ford on Labour Day which highlighted what they say is the Government’s commitment to “more economic opportunity for Ontario’s workers” and to “send a message to the world that Ontario is open for business.”
The rest of the week appears to have been pretty calm for Scott, though much of the news for her Government and her riding was dominated by the decision by the Ford Government to cancel the basic income pilot. Lawyer Mike Perry, is seeking a judicial review over the cancellation and the mayors of four communities, including Kawartha Lakes are bringing a proposal forward to the Federal Liberals to take over the project.
Conservative MP Jamie Schmale committed to bringing the proposed federal takeover of the basic income pilot to the attention of his federal counterparts.
On Tuesday the federal ‘Common’s Natural Resource Committee’ voted down an opposition motion to review the government’s $4.5 billion dollar acquisition of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Jamie Schmale voted for the motion which was defeated 5-4.
On Twitter, Schamle had two original posts this week, highlighting both the Kinmount Fair (Sept. 1) and Kirkfield Festival (Sept. 2). He retweeted an additional nine tweets, mostly from fellow PC members bashing the federal Liberals on both the Trans Mountain Pipeline and hand gun statistics.