Barrett speaks in favour of fixing Ontario’s ‘Hydro Mess’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 10. 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett spoke in favour of the expected $442 million in savings to the cost of electricity that will be realized through the Fixing the Hydro Mess Act. Barrett rose twice during debate of Bill 87 in the Ontario Legislature. “We came in, in … Continue reading “Barrett speaks in favour of fixing Ontario’s ‘Hydro Mess’”

Ontario invests over $5-million in Haldimand-Norfolk infrastructure

For Immediate Release: April 10, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government continues to make infrastructure investments in Haldimand-Norfolk and across rural Ontario. The Ministry of Infrastructure has confirmed $200 million in funding for small, rural and northern communities through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund. Haldimand County is receiving $2,620,313 for 2019, while Norfolk County’s grant … Continue reading “Ontario invests over $5-million in Haldimand-Norfolk infrastructure”

Barrett rises in the Ontario Legislature to congratulate Jason Gordy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett rose in the Ontario Legislature today to commend local resident Jason Gordy on his gold victory at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. “Jason Gordy is a well-known and top-notch Special Olympics athlete from Norfolk County [and] for the past … Continue reading “Barrett rises in the Ontario Legislature to congratulate Jason Gordy”

Barrett questions carbon tax impact on agriculture, seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK  – Long an opponent of carbon taxes, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett questioned the new federal tax’s impact on agriculture and seniors during Question Period yesterday. “Farmers in my riding have told me time and time again that this carbon tax is going to raise the cost of … Continue reading “Barrett questions carbon tax impact on agriculture, seniors”

If you read something today…thank a teacher

By MPP Toby Barrett Many are familiar with the catchphrase, “If you ate today…thank a farmer.” As a former teacher, a member of several generations of farmers and teachers, and a great believer in teachers and the job they do, I’d like to state, “If you read today, thank a teacher,” or for that matter, … Continue reading “If you read something today…thank a teacher”

Barrett renews call for cutting red tape and duplication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called for red tape reduction and getting rid of the duplication with the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act during debate of Bill 66 at Queen’s Park yesterday. Barrett was speaking to the Restoring Ontario’s Competiveness Act, 2019 and drew on his experience as … Continue reading “Barrett renews call for cutting red tape and duplication”

Ontario consulting with parents and experts on enhancements to Ontario Autism Program

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2019 Input will be used to determine how best to provide additional needs-based supports   Queen’s Park – The Ontario government is putting families first by engaging with parents of children with autism on further enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program. “This is great news and I certainly gained valuable … Continue reading “Ontario consulting with parents and experts on enhancements to Ontario Autism Program”

Barrett boosts community newspapers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Community newspapers are still a vital source of information in small town and rural Ontario, said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. He made these comments in the Ontario Legislature while speaking in favour of a Private Member’s Bill Supporting Ontario’s Community, Rural and Agricultural Newspapers Act, introduced … Continue reading “Barrett boosts community newspapers”

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”