News Local M.P.P. feels the increase to the minimum wage is too much SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Wednesday, May. 31st, 2017 Photo supplied by: Office of MPP Laurie Scott A 32% increase in the minimum wage is not sitting well with our M.P.P. Haliburton-Kawartha-Lakes-Brock M.P.P. Laurie Scott says job creation would be more beneficial. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Laurie-1-1.mp3 The minimum wage would increase to $14 an hour next year, and then to $15 in 2019. Scott is worried business owners will cut back hours to compensate for the increase. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Laurie-2-1.mp3 Scott supports an increase to the minimum wage, but feels such a large bump is too drastic.