The importance of communicating ideas, information

By Toby Barrett, MPP What you are presently reading is my premier communications platform—a column I’ve had the good fortune to pen on a weekly basis as an elected representative since 1995. You can’t beat a column for being able to express in detail your thoughts, the thoughts of those you represent, and the government’s … Continue reading “The importance of communicating ideas, information”

Ontario to invest in Haldimand-Norfolk’s highways

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2019       QUEEN’S PARK — Today Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett announced the Ontario government is putting people first by investing in Highways 3 and 6 to improve traffic safety in Haldimand and Norfolk.  Locally, in Haldimand-Norfolk, approved projects are road rehabilitation on: Highway 3 from Tillsonburg … Continue reading “Ontario to invest in Haldimand-Norfolk’s highways”

Norfolk eligible for public transit improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK —  On April 2, Norfolk County and 84 other eligible municipalities located outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will be able to nominate their most critical public transit projects for consideration under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This stream will fund construction, … Continue reading “Norfolk eligible for public transit improvements”

MNR funding flows for challenges with leaking wells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is hopeful money provided by the province will assist in finding a solution to gas well problems locally, and across the province. The $500,000 in funding was transferred to Norfolk County to assist in identifying potential mitigation strategies, increase monitoring and identify … Continue reading “MNR funding flows for challenges with leaking wells”

Healing our wounded health care system

By MPP Toby Barrett This winter, the Ontario government introduced Bill 74, The People’s Health Care Act. It sets a vision for patient-centred community health care through fostering the establishment of local Ontario Health Teams. Our Ontario Health Teams will consist of local health care providers organized in a way that will enable them to … Continue reading “Healing our wounded health care system”

Ontario invests in small and rural municipalities to improve service delivery and efficiency

Investments Will Support Communities, Respect Taxpayer Dollars FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s government is working to improve local service delivery and efficiency with the province’s municipalities. On March 20, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities. Haldimand … Continue reading “Ontario invests in small and rural municipalities to improve service delivery and efficiency”

Barrett supports new local food goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2019   QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is removing red tape barriers and opening the door for local food in the broader public sector, to make it easier for organizations like colleges, universities, hospitals and municipalities to serve local food. Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, supports Minister of Agriculture, … Continue reading “Barrett supports new local food goal”

Ontario investing in urgent hospital needs in Haldimand-Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 2019 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk hospitals will be receiving more than $3 million as part of a $175 million province-wide investment to fund upgrades, repairs and facility maintenance. The government is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of patients. The following hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk are receiving funding this year through … Continue reading “Ontario investing in urgent hospital needs in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Patients are lost in our health care system

By MPP Toby Barrett For way too long, Ontario patients and families have been getting lost in our health care system, falling through the cracks, and waiting too long for care. This obviously can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of those involved, as well as their loved ones. The health care system is … Continue reading “Patients are lost in our health care system”

Keeping Ontario clean and beautiful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2019 Government invites public input on reducing litter and waste   QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s government is working for the people to keep our province clean and beautiful for generations to come by taking steps to reduce litter and waste in our communities, increase and improve household recycling, and keep … Continue reading “Keeping Ontario clean and beautiful”