Ontario’s trapping industry:

The responsible and sustainable management of fur-bearing animals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK –  The Ontario Government is investing $1.1 million into the Ontario Fur Managers Federation to administer its trapping education program and licensing services for the province’s trappers and trapping instructors. Ontario trappers play a vital role in wildlife control, … Continue reading “Ontario’s trapping industry:”

New police law to restore trust and respect

By MPP Toby Barrett Every day our police do incredible work to keep our families safe. Often, this work is silent, preventative and unseen. Sometimes it requires police to put themselves in harm’s way and make difficult life-or-death decisions in the blink of an eye. But no matter what, we can count on our police … Continue reading “New police law to restore trust and respect”

Fixing Ontario’s finances and restoring accountability

By MPP Toby Barrett One of the goals of the upcoming budget is to create prosperity and better services.  As an elected representative, one of my primary goals working with government and the private sector is to help create jobs for those who want to work.  That’s what ‘open for business’ and ‘open for jobs’ … Continue reading “Fixing Ontario’s finances and restoring accountability”

Barrett backs COPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK— Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand-Norfolk rose in the legislature to speak in favour of Bill 68, the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019.  Bill 68 — also known as COPS — will repeal the previous government’s problematic Bill 175.  If passed, this legislation will finally fix Bill 175, … Continue reading “Barrett backs COPS”

Ontario government to break down barriers to better patient care

Renewed, connected and sustainable health care system will reduce hallway health care by focusing resources on patient needs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long Term Care, has announced the Government of Ontario’s long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care … Continue reading “Ontario government to break down barriers to better patient care”

Restoring respect for police

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEB. 26/2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett spoke in favour of legislation to changing policing oversight in Ontario. Debate commenced today on Bill 68, Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019 – a bill designed to repeal and replace Bill 175. In repealing this legislation, the intent of Bill 68 is … Continue reading “Restoring respect for police”

As they say, if you ate today, thank a farmer

By MPP Toby Barrett Canadians recently had an opportunity to celebrate farming during Canada’s Agriculture Day. We appreciate the partnerships that work together to celebrate agriculture annually, but understand the value in promoting farming year-round. January and February in particular offer up meetings for commodity groups to discuss policy and relationships with government. The Province … Continue reading “As they say, if you ate today, thank a farmer”

Standing up for Ontario’s Agri-food sector

Governments set date for funding opportunities for farmers, food processors and other businesses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 20, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario and the federal government have announced that beginning in March farmers and other businesses can again apply for support under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (the Partnership) for projects to boost innovation, economic … Continue reading “Standing up for Ontario’s Agri-food sector”

Ontario to restore respect for police officers

Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act would fix broken Bill 175, restore fairness and accountability to police oversight FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario police officers and the families who depend on them will finally be able to count on a fair and transparent police oversight process that will always put public … Continue reading “Ontario to restore respect for police officers”

Family Day offers up a weekend of free fishing

By MPP Toby Barrett Family Day will be the first of the free fishing weekends of the year – followed by Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Called Family Fishing Weekend, Canadian residents without a fishing license can fish anywhere in Ontario from Feb. 16 to 18. The fishing weekend is intended to encourage people who … Continue reading “Family Day offers up a weekend of free fishing”