Ontario invests $850,000 in Invasive Species Centre  Funding to support management and advance scientific research in the fight against invasive species   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is investing $850,000 in the Invasive Species Centre to support ongoing research and management of invasive species across the province. The Invasive … Continue reading “”

Ontario adding more mental health and addiction services in communities across the province

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario’s mental health care system is disconnected, making it difficult for patients and families to get the care and services they need. This leaves many vulnerable Ontarians to navigate a confusing system on their own and access timely mental health care only when in crisis. Too … Continue reading “Ontario adding more mental health and addiction services in communities across the province”

Home to proud history and great architecture

By MPP Toby Barrett Well before the construction of Ontario’s present Queen’s Park Legislative Building, Ontario was governed as the British colony of Upper Canada. After its formation in 1791, Upper Canada’s elected Legislature first met on September 17th, 1792.  As no permanent structure was built to house the Legislature in Newark, now Niagara-on-the Lake, … Continue reading “Home to proud history and great architecture”

Ontario’s five year path to balance the books

By MPP Toby Barrett The 2019 Ontario Budget is committed to balancing the books by 2023-24 in a responsible manner – restoring accountability, sustainability and trust. The government’s plan will prioritize investments that generate the greatest returns for the people of Ontario and protect what matters most. Programs will be continually reviewed to ensure that … Continue reading “Ontario’s five year path to balance the books”

Queen’s Park remembers Red

For Immediate Release: May, 7 2019 Queen’s Park – Yet again, Red Kelly was the topic of discussion at Queen’s Park. Yesterday, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett made a statement in the Ontario Legislature honouring the passing of hockey hall of famer Red Kelly. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to a man—a legend—who taught me … Continue reading “Queen’s Park remembers Red”

Ontario introduces legislation to keep our roads safe, protect frontline workers, schoolchildren, and motorcyclists

Proposed changes will include measures to cut red tape and save businesses and taxpayers time and money FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – The Getting Ontario Moving Act , if passed, would cut red tape for our province’s job creators, help keep our roads safe and enable the province to upload responsibility for … Continue reading “Ontario introduces legislation to keep our roads safe, protect frontline workers, schoolchildren, and motorcyclists”

Ontario Reveals More Homes, More Choice: A Housing Supply Action Plan to Help Haldimand-Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 3, 2019 Government Cuts Red Tape to Build More Housing QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is committed to helping people struggling to find affordable housing that fits their family’s needs and budget. The Ontario government has put forward a plan that will bring real relief and real choice for people … Continue reading “Ontario Reveals More Homes, More Choice: A Housing Supply Action Plan to Help Haldimand-Norfolk”

Relief to the tune of $26 billion is on the way

By MPP Toby Barrett  On April 11, the Ontario government presented a plan to balance Ontario’s budget in a reasonable and responsible manner, all the while reducing the burden of debt. At the same time, it will be delivering $26 billion in relief to individuals, families, and businesses.  The tax relief and other consumer measures … Continue reading “Relief to the tune of $26 billion is on the way”

Barrett speaks to budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – During debate on the budget bill, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett recalled some advice from his grandmother while speaking to Bill 100, the Budget Measures Act. Barrett recalled his grandmother advising “Neither a borrower nor a lender be”, emphasizing government eventually has to pay back its debt, … Continue reading “Barrett speaks to budget”

Ontario announces measures to increase school bus safety

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 26, 2019 Ontario’s government for the people has announced new measures to give municipalities the tools they need to target drivers who threaten the safety of children crossing roads to get to and from their school bus. The proposed regulations will allow for more efficient enforcement and prosecution by allowing evidence … Continue reading “Ontario announces measures to increase school bus safety”