This response has been posted by MPP Laurie Scott, in reaction to the demonstrations at her constituency office.

“I welcome any and all inquiries and comments to my constituency office, either in person, over the phone or via email.

“As a result of recent activity at my local MPP office, we are currently operating with procedures designed to protect the privacy of all constituents. All residents of Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock are entitled to services from their MPP’s office, with full expectations and assurances that their privacy will be protected. This includes confidential conversations, being photographed or video recorded, or being interrupted when they attempt to access the services provided by my community office staff.

“Regrettably, with such a small office space, it became clear that maintaining confidentiality for visitors was impossible during a peaceful sit-in. As such, we are inviting demonstrators to remain outside our office while engaging in their right to free speech. This will allow us to continue to serve our constituents to the best of our ability.”

Local NewsDeb Crossen