News Laurie Scott gives hydro rate cut two thumbs down SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Jun. 1st, 2017 Photo supplied by: Office of MPP Laurie Scott Laurie Scott and her conservative colleagues are voting against the minimum 25% slash to hydro rates. The Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock M.P.P. feels the hydro relief is only temporary. Scott says the government is just moving the debt forward. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Scott-1.mp3 Scott adds energy contracts signed by the liberals have put our province in a difficult position. Premier Kathleen Wynne feels the hydro rate cut will provide immediate relief to families and businesses. Scott says the minimum 25 percent cut introduced by the government is only temporary. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Scott-2.mp3 Scott adds the Green Energy Act introduced by the governing liberals in 2009 was the start of escalating energy rates.