Ontario Helps Municipalities Build, Repair or Replace Roads and Bridges

 Provincial Funding will lead to a better transportation system in Haldimand County   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020 PORT DOVER— The Ontario government is providing $30 million to build a safer and more reliable transportation system that will help keep goods moving and better connect municipalities throughout the province.  As part of the Connecting Links program, Haldimand-Norfolk … Continue reading “Ontario Helps Municipalities Build, Repair or Replace Roads and Bridges”

COVID-19 weighs heavily this spring in farm country

By MPP Toby Barrett Soil temperatures, soil conditions, weather forecasts, commodity markets, availability of labour, and the restrictions of COVID-19 weigh heavily this spring in farm country. COVID-19 is life changing for all and certainly for the business of farming. Ernie Hardeman, Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and I, as Parliamentary Assistant, … Continue reading “COVID-19 weighs heavily this spring in farm country”

Ontario Helps Municipalities Build, Repair or Replace Roads and Bridges

 Provincial Funding will lead to a better transportation system in Haldimand County   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2020 PORT DOVER— The Ontario government is providing $30 million to build a safer and more reliable transportation system that will help keep goods moving and better connect municipalities throughout the province.  As part of the Connecting Links program, Haldimand-Norfolk … Continue reading “Ontario Helps Municipalities Build, Repair or Replace Roads and Bridges”

Gearing up to bring back Ontario’s economy

By MPP Toby Barrett  Several weeks ago in this space I solicited input on how best to plan for Ontario’s economic recovery – how best to help normalize our social and economic life by way of consultation, and a thoughtful and common sense way forward, all based on an analysis of the costs, the risks, … Continue reading “Gearing up to bring back Ontario’s economy”

Certain businesses allowed to reopen under strict safety guidelines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 1, 2020 Steady decrease in COVID-19 cases required before beginning next stage of reopening TORONTO ― The Ontario government is allowing certain businesses and workplaces to reopen as long as they comply with strict public health measures and operate safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Those permitted to start up include seasonal … Continue reading “Certain businesses allowed to reopen under strict safety guidelines”

Long-term care, essential services and public health

By MPP Toby Barrett My MPP report this week emanates from on-going emails and telephone conversations about two issues – long-term care, and the definition of an essential service. On March 13, the Ontario government mandated essential visits, only, to long-term care and other congregate care settings. This was one of the first of a … Continue reading “Long-term care, essential services and public health”

Risking lives, risking freedoms, risking livelihoods

By MPP Toby Barrett Throughout the world people and their governments are making a myriad of decisions that are risking lives, risking freedoms, and risking livelihoods. To continue to take on the challenges of coronavirus, Ontario has extended its Declaration of Emergency to May 12. First announced on March 17, these measures under the Emergency Management … Continue reading “Risking lives, risking freedoms, risking livelihoods”

Federal and provincial support for businesses

By MPP Toby Barrett On March 25, Finance Minister Rod Phillips laid out Ontario’s Action Plan, including $10 billion to assist people and businesses during the COVD-19 Crisis. COVID-19 represents an extraordinary threat to the health and economy of Ontario—the greatest we’ve faced in my lifetime—and it demands extraordinary responses from all levels of government … Continue reading “Federal and provincial support for businesses”

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”