Area MPP Laurie Scott has released a statement addressing her new post as the Minister of Infrastructure following a cabinet shuffle by Premier Doug Ford Thursday (June 20) morning.
“I’m proud and excited to take on the new responsibilities as Minister of Infrastructure and I’m very grateful for the Premier’s support. I’ll have more to say about infrastructure priorities in the coming days, but to let you know, our government for the people is making historic infrastructure investments and I’m pleased to lead these efforts on behalf of Ontario and of course the people of my riding Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock,” reads
The representative for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock had previously served as the Minister of Labour.
“This past year has been incredibly rewarding and I’m proud to say the changes I had the honour of leading as Minister of Labour alongside Premier Ford and our entire PC team has made Ontario open for business and open for jobs. Since the election last year Ontario has created more than 190,000 jobs. And here at home, our region is seeing new jobs being created and job growth of over 3.5 percent,” the statement reads.
“This and the changes around volunteer firefighters, have had an enormous impact on our community. The one thing I look forward to pushing for is the expansion of the broadband network, bringing 21st century service to rural areas.”