News Scott wants to see rural communities get a portion of the gas tax SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Thursday, Sep. 7th, 2017 The M.P.P. for Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Brock believes rural Ontario is being left behind. Laurie Scott says the investments the government makes in roads and bridges is a fraction of what larger cities get. Scott says the province’s distribution of infrastructure dollars is unfair. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Laurie-1.mp3 Scott also says the opposition has tried to get the liberals to spend more on upgrading rural Ontario’s roads and bridges. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Laurie-2.mp3 Scott will be back in Queen’s Park for the fall session on Monday. At a conference, municipal politicians from all over Ontario learned the provincial infrastructure deficit is just under $5 billion.