Alternate land use services a win for all involved

By MPP Toby Barrett In recent years farmers have taken leadership in an area where politicians have been slow to act. Or where they have acted, it has been to burden farmers, ranchers and property owners with bureaucratic rules and regulations. The diverse nature of the rural landscape has been recognized for years. In Europe, … Continue reading “Alternate land use services a win for all involved”

Barrett introduces private member’s bill on ALUS

For immediate release: Aug. 13, 2018 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett today introduced his Private Member’s Bill An Act respecting a voluntary program for the alternate use of agricultural land and the production of ecosystem services on that land in the Ontario Legislature. The bill will require the Minister of Natural Resources and … Continue reading “Barrett introduces private member’s bill on ALUS”

Barrett congratulates local Ontario game medalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 10, 2018       SIMCOE- MPP Toby Barrett extended congratulations to Ontario Summer Games medalists from Haldimand-Norfolk. Held in London this year from Aug. 2-5, the Ontario Summer Games are a showcase for young athletes from ages 12 to 18. The games take place every two years. Medalists from Haldimand-Norfolk … Continue reading “Barrett congratulates local Ontario game medalists”

Barrett questions constitutionality of carbon tax legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 7, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP questioned the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon tax legislation during Question Period in the Ontario Legislature today. “While we know that the Trudeau Liberals’ carbon tax will obviously drive up the costs of goods and services we all rely on every day, … Continue reading “Barrett questions constitutionality of carbon tax legislation”

Winning the war against our most dangerous invasive

By MPP Toby Barrett After many years of losing the war against what has been described by some as Canada’s most dangerous invasive, there is recent and local evidence of optimism in defeating phragmites. At a recent Long Point Phragmites Action Alliance forum, Janice Gilbert of the Invasive Phragmites Control Centre cited the elimination of … Continue reading “Winning the war against our most dangerous invasive”

John Graves Simcoe recognized in Ontario Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett paid tribute to an important figure in Ontario’s history in a statement in the Ontario Legislature this week. John Graves Simcoe was the first lieutenant-governor of Ontario, the namesake for Norfolk County’s seat and one of its largest lakes, and a … Continue reading “John Graves Simcoe recognized in Ontario Legislature”

Ontario’s founding father – John Graves Simcoe

By MPP Toby Barrett As I spend my summer days at Queen’s Park, I take note of the statue of John Graves Simcoe, on guard at the southeast grounds of the legislative precinct. And I reflect on the fact that last fall, I introduced legislation which read, in part, that “The first Monday in August … Continue reading “Ontario’s founding father – John Graves Simcoe”

MPPs back to Queen’s Park for rare summer sitting

By MPP Toby Barrett MPPs have now returned to Queen’s Park for a rare summer sitting to begin to turn our province around. The recent change in administration has set the stage for a government that will be accountable to you, a government that will only answer to you, and a government that works for … Continue reading “MPPs back to Queen’s Park for rare summer sitting”