PC Laurie Scott re-elected in Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock | CTV Barrie News

Staff, CTV Barrie Published Thursday, June 12, 2014 10:09PM EDT Progressive Conservative Laurie Scott has been re-elected in the riding of Haliburton – Kawartha Lakes – Brock.CTV News made the call at 10:01 p.m. Scott beat out Liberal candidate Rick Johnston, NDP candidate Don Abel and Green candidate Arsalan Ahmad.Scott was the critic for the Women’s Directorate since Sept. 30, 2013 after being Critic for Natural Resources earlier in the year, and for Women’s Issues after she was elected in 2011. She serves on the General Government Committee. First elected in 2003, Scott retired briefly in 2007, and then changed her mind.Riding ProfileJust east of the Lake Simcoe, the City of Kawartha Lakes is mainly rural with Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Woodville, and Omemee.There is a bit of light industry with small steel plate rolling and machine and mould companies. Tourism is very big as the riding has 250 lakes and rivers, many of them linked by the scenic Trent-Severn Waterway.The area has lots of museums, lodges, cottages—many for rent—and 600 kilometres of ski and hiking trails.Agriculture and the agri-food sectors generate $86 million a year with beef cattle and dairy, swine, goats deer and herb farming, fruit and vegetables being the main products.The riding has the town and county of Haliburton and Minden; part of Peterborough County with the townships of Cavan-Millbrook-North Monaghan, Galway-Cavendish and Harvey; North Kawartha; and the Township of Brock—which touches on Lake Simcoe at Port Bolster.Brock was settled by veterans who served under General Sir Isaac Brock in the War of 1812, and includes Beaverton, Cannington, and Sunderland and the hamlets of Gamebridge, Manilla, Port Bolster, Sonya, and Wilfrid. The riding is second highest for percentage of seniors in its population.

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