Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Crisis

New Funding for Haldimand and Norfolk Counties Will Help with Delivery of Critical Support Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2020 Port Dover  — The Ontario government is providing $ 2,017,300 to Haldimand and Norfolk Counties to help protect the province’s most vulnerable people in response to the outbreak of COVID-19. “During these worrisome times, the health and … Continue reading “Ontario Protecting the Most Vulnerable During COVID-19 Crisis”

Those who soldier through tough and uncertain times

By MPP Toby Barrett Recent weeks have seen billions and billions of provincial and federal dollars rolled out to not only help support the health and well-being of citizens, but also to provide support for jobs, employers, and our economy. In recent weeks we have seen global economies grind to a halt. We have seen … Continue reading “Those who soldier through tough and uncertain times”

Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Province announces additional health care resources and  support for people, jobs and employers across Ontario FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27. 2020 SIMCOE – Finance Minister Rod Phillips and Premier Doug Ford released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update) on Wednesday, pledging $17 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 crisis. The … Continue reading “Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19”

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best

By MPP Toby Barrett Right off the top I wish to stress during these uncertain times, that my team and I are available primarily by email and telephone. We have enhanced our service to Saturday and Sunday through email at [email protected] Contact us by telephone at 905-765-8413, 519-428-0446, 1-800-903-8629. Our website is www.tobybarrett.com. I also … Continue reading “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best”

Keeping the Great in the Great Lakes

By MPP Toby Barrett My proposed Great Lakes Protection and Promotion Act, 2019, (Bill 166) passed second reading last week and I am excited for its prospects in promoting sustainable, environmentally sensitive economic growth  while continuing to protect the Great Lakes ecosystem.  The Great Lakes are 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater – … Continue reading “Keeping the Great in the Great Lakes”

Public health starts with prevention and health promotion

By MPP Toby Barrett To build healthier communities, the Ontario government must consider how best to deliver public health in a way that is resilient, efficient, nimble and modern. This must be done in a way that meets the evolving health needs and priorities of Ontario’s families. For too long, public health has existed in … Continue reading “Public health starts with prevention and health promotion”

‘Tear down this blockade’: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continued to demand action on the illegal blockade on Highway 6 in Caledonia. Following up on a similar statement last Tuesday, Barrett again reiterated, “The illegal blockade of Highway 6 at Caledonia must come down”. The Highway 6 blockade is part of … Continue reading “‘Tear down this blockade’: Barrett”

Working to protect and promote our Great Lakes

By MPP Toby Barrett Recently I have been publicizing my Private Member’s Bill, the Great Lakes Protection and Promotion Act, 2019, which, as the title implies, is constructed to enhance the promotion and protection of our Great Lakes. As previously written, my goal is to develop a collaborative framework and action plan to serve as … Continue reading “Working to protect and promote our Great Lakes”

Barrett speaks up for Caledonia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called on the blockades to come down in Caledonia during a statement in the Ontario Legislature today. “The illegal blockade of Highway 6 at Caledonia must come down. It’s a position I’ve consistently fought for over the past 14 years,” he said … Continue reading “Barrett speaks up for Caledonia”

Barrett touts improved job numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 28, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett paraded the improvement in provincial jobs numbers during a statement in the Ontario Legislature this week. “Since my party formed government in June 2018, employment in Ontario has increased by 307,000 jobs. In fact, we’re leading the nation, with 76% of our … Continue reading “Barrett touts improved job numbers”