News Laurie Scott pushing for action to close the gender wage gap in Ontario SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, contributor, Tuesday, Apr. 18th, 2017 Queen’s Park is getting some heat when it comes to the gender wage gap. Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock MPP Laurie Scott spoke during question period on pay equity day last week, saying in Ontario women tend to make 30 per cent less for doing the same work as men. Scott says the government hasn’t done much to change that, only dedicating a Status of Women Minister this January. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Pay-Equity-1.mp3 However, Ontario’s Minister of the Status of Women, Indira Naidoo-Harris says the Premier has assigned a Ministry of Status of Women to take action. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Pay-Equity-2.mp3 Naidoo-Harris says the government is creating 100,000 new licensed child care spaces over the next five years, amongst other initiatives. But, Scott says it’s a bubble of self-delusion, and the reality on the ground is that the situation of working women remains unchanged.