Meet Laurie

Laurie’s roots in Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock go deep. She was born and raised in Kinmount and attended local schools.  Laurie’s father Bill proudly represented local families as their Member of Parliament for 28 years, and Laurie credits her father for instilling within her the ideal of public service and the importance of giving back to your community.

After graduating from Loyalist College, Laurie worked as a Registered Nurse in Toronto and on international contracts before returning to the Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay.  During this time Laurie also became increasingly active in her community through volunteer work and has remained a director on the Kinmount Fair Board.

In 2003 Laurie chose to follow in her father’s footsteps and seek election as her community’s next MPP. Laurie was successful in her election bid and her hard work in the riding saw her re-elected in 2011 and 2014. 

Over her years as MPP, Laurie has served as Critic for Training and Universities; Environment; Health Promotion; Research and Innovation; Natural Resources and Tourism & Culture.

Laurie currently serves as the critic for Community Safety and Women's Issues.

When she is not working, Laurie enjoys outdoor sports. She is also an animal lover and enjoys riding horses and helping her two teenage nieces in their riding competitions.