Our local MPP is disappointed, but not shocked, by the lack of effort in the Speech from the Throne.

Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott says there is no new direction, and nothing said will improve the lives of people in our riding.

Scott says the government announced they would remove the provincial portion of the HST on hydro bills.

She says suggesting people will feel relief with some sort of rebate to their bills is nothing more than a fairy tale.

Scott says electricity costs continue to devastate households, making people choose between feeding their families and heating their homes.