ALUS testifies before Finance Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 18, 2015   HAMILTON – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett welcomed a presentation by Bryan Gilvesy, Executive Director of Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) Canada, during today’s pre-budget hearings before the Finance Committee. A Norfolk County farmer, Gilvesy provided the committee with the history of the ALUS program, which saw its Ontario … Continue reading “ALUS testifies before Finance Committee”

We Just Overpaid $37 Billion For Electricity

By MPP Toby Barrett If you heat with electricity – as I try and do – or run a farm or a business that uses a lot of electricity, you may be interested in Ontario’s recent Auditor General’s report. Like a lot of bad news, Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk’s report came out before Christmas – … Continue reading “We Just Overpaid $37 Billion For Electricity”

Barrett calls for re-evaluation of neonic ban

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 12, 2015   CALEDONIA – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is calling on Agriculture Minister Jeff Leal to re-evaluate the pending ban on neonicotinoid insecticides. Barrett, the Opposition Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Critic, made the call in the wake of the pre-release of a study by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory … Continue reading “Barrett calls for re-evaluation of neonic ban”

2015’s Unfinished Business For The Coming Year

By MPP Toby Barrett “As the old year retires and a new one is born, we commit into the hands of our Creator the happenings of the past year and ask for direction and guidance in the new one.” Peggy Toney Horton The latter half of 2015 continued a year dominated by rising electricity costs, … Continue reading “2015’s Unfinished Business For The Coming Year”