Laurie Scott (politician)

Laurie Scott (politician)

Laurie Scott is a politician in Ontario, Canada. She is currently a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the riding of Haliburton—Victoria—Brock for the Progressive Conservative Party. Her father, the late Bill Scott, was a federal Progressive Conservative MP from 1965 to 1993.

Scott is a registered nurse, with a degree from Loyalist College in Belleville. She has worked at Toronto General Hospital and Ross Memorial Hospital in central Ontario, and has also served on the various Committees in Kawartha Lakes.

In the Canadian general election of 2000, she ran in Haliburton—Victoria—Brock for the federal Progressive Conservative Party, but finished behind Liberal John O'Reilly and Canadian Alliance candidate Pat Dunn in a close, three-way race. From 2000 to 2003, she worked as an assistant to Progressive Conservative Senator Consiglio DiNino.

Scott was elected to the Ontario parliament in the 2003 provincial election, defeating Liberal candidate Jason Ward by over 7000 votes (Earl Manners of the NDP finished third). The Conservatives won only 24 seats (out of 103) in this election, and Scott was appointed opposition critic for Training, Colleges and Universities.

Scott is generally regarded as being on the moderate wing of her party. In 2004, she supported John Tory in his successful bid to become party leader.

In the 2007 Ontario General Election, Laurie Scott ran against Rick Johnson of the Ontario Liberal Party, and Joan Corrigan of the Ontario NDP. She defeated the Liberal candidate by almost 10,000 votes with an astonishing 49.9% of the total vote. The NDP, Green, Freedom, and Family Coalition candidates finished 3rd, 4th, 5th, snd 6th places respectively. The results of this election showed that Laurie increased her share of the total votes by over 2%, while the total Progressive Conservative vote decreased province-wide by just over 2%. Currently, she is the Official Opposition Critic for two Ministries – The Ministry of Research & Innovation as well as the Ministry of Health Promotion. Prior to this current role she has held the position of Critic for the Ministry of the Environment and Critic for the Ministry of Training, Colleges & Universities.

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