Consultation continues to direct education policy

By MPP Toby Barrett Last fall, the Ontario Government took immediate steps to initiate a broad-ranging curriculum consultation of which all Ontarians had the opportunity to take part.   Consultations ran from September to December 2018. Over 72,000 submissions were received from parents, students, educators, employers, and organizations. This was the largest education consultation in Ontario’s … Continue reading “Consultation continues to direct education policy”

Ontario seniors receive support with publicly-funded dental care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 23, 2019     SIMCOE – Senior citizens in Ontario deserve to be respected and live in dignity. Often obstacles and finances have prohibited some seniors from being able to receive the dental care they require. Ontario is protecting what matters most by providing low-income seniors access to quality dental care … Continue reading “Ontario seniors receive support with publicly-funded dental care”

Improving community housing for Haldimand-Norfolk’s most vulnerable

Province making community housing safer, more efficient and sustainable FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is putting people first by providing more than $1 billion dollars in 2019-20 to help sustain, repair and grow community housing and help end homelessness. The government also revealed the province’s new Community Housing … Continue reading “Improving community housing for Haldimand-Norfolk’s most vulnerable”

Improving community housing for Haldimand-Norfolk’s most vulnerable

Province making community housing safer, more efficient and sustainable FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 18, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is putting people first by providing more than $1 billion dollars in 2019-20 to help sustain, repair and grow community housing and help end homelessness. The government also revealed the province’s new Community Housing … Continue reading “Improving community housing for Haldimand-Norfolk’s most vulnerable”

A budget that is protecting what matters most

By MPP Toby Barrett Ontario’s recently-released budget for 2019-2020 is focused on what is important: the need to restore accountability, sustainability, and trust in government; the need to restore confidence in Ontario’s finances and reduce the debt burden; the need to protect the critical public services we hold most dear, including our world-class health care … Continue reading “A budget that is protecting what matters most”

Budget increases education funding: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Education funding will increase in the 2019 budget. “Budget 2019 focuses on protecting what matters most – our world-class health care and education systems. We need to make sure Haldimand-Norfolk is protected for generations to come,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “This is also a plan … Continue reading “Budget increases education funding: Barrett”

Barrett questions how to take health care off life support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK –MPP Toby Barrett recently asked the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care how she will take the province’s health care system off life support. During Question Period in the Ontario Legislature Wednesday, Barrett relayed his concerns about hallway health care to Minister Christine Elliott. “The health care … Continue reading “Barrett questions how to take health care off life support”

Budget presents plan for deficit and debt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – For the first time in more than a decade, Ontario’s budget presents a plan to deal with deficit and debt. Ontario is the most indebted sub-national government on earth. Interest payments on the $343 billion debt rang in at $13.3 billion last year, the fourth largest … Continue reading “Budget presents plan for deficit and debt”

Reducing debt and deficit what the doctor ordered for Ontario health care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK –  For far 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. Mismanagement, a crippling debt and deficit have made it impossible for Ontarians to get the care they need. The … Continue reading “Reducing debt and deficit what the doctor ordered for Ontario health care”

Massive public debt looms over April 11 budget

By MPP Toby Barrett April 11th marks the Doug Ford government’s first budget. Looming over this process is not only a large structural deficit, but also a massive public debt of more than one-third of a trillion dollars – that is 346 with nine zeros behind it. Ontario is the most indebted sub-national government on … Continue reading “Massive public debt looms over April 11 budget”