Why isn’t Scott facing questions, reader asks
PC candidate Laurie Scott sure must love the perks and adventures of life at Queen’s Park. Even after being bounced out of a Cabinet portfolio in record time, here she is again asking for our votes.
Being a so-called ‘safe’ Tory riding that invariably sends PC candidates to the Ontario Legislature has its pros and cons. Many terms back, we had a top-notch MPP in Chris Hodgson. Influential and a local legend, he was one of the few bright spots in the god awful Mike Harris regime. In Scott, on the other hand, we have a lame duck candidate who doesn’t know when it’s time to move on.
The ridings that get the most attention from governments are those where election results are close and MPPS have to perform well or else meet their doom. As long as we keep flocking to the Tory camp, our region will be neglected and taken for granted.
I note in closing that Scott couldn’t bring herself to face questioning at the recent debate organized by the Advocate. She must have been out canvassing in culverts and open fields, where election signs so far show her to be a runaway favourite!
–K. Makin, Haliburton