Bring Caledonia to a peaceful resolution for all sides

By MPP Toby Barrett In 2006, a pyramid of tires was set alight on the main thoroughfare of Caledonia, signaling what was to come. The Stirling Street Bridge was torched, permanently ending access to that side of town. A stolen van thrown off the 6th Line overpass, blocking the Highway 6 bypass around Caledonia. The … Continue reading “Bring Caledonia to a peaceful resolution for all sides”

Supporting small business during these times

By MPP Toby Barrett Small business is the lifeblood of our economy across Haldimand-Norfolk.  The same applies to virtually all of Ontario. And sadly, small businesses in particular, have been hit hard by COVID19.  From experiencing a proportionately larger reduction in employment than medium- and large-sized business to near shutdowns, small businesses are facing challenges … Continue reading “Supporting small business during these times”

New help for small business

For immediate release: November 30, 2020            Queen’s Park – MPP Toby Barrett stood in the Ontario Legislature to stand up for small business and speak in support of Bill 215, the Main Street Recovery Act, which is proposed legislation that would modernize regulations and remove unnecessary and costly barriers to help more small businesses … Continue reading “New help for small business”

Strategy to protect farm workers and food supply

By MPP Toby Barrett  Farm workers are essential to both the provincial and federal economies. COVID-19 has demanded many changes in all workplaces; however, drastic and immediate changes on farms posed challenges this season to keep workers safe while ensuring food production continued.  The Ontario Government has taken a leadership role by working with federal … Continue reading “Strategy to protect farm workers and food supply”

Barrett highlights importance of forestry industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2020  QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett highlighted the importance of the forestry industry, both provincially and in the riding, during Question Period this week.  “In the early days of COVID-19, the province identified essential workplaces that needed to remain open. Among those were the mills, the processing facilities of Ontario’s … Continue reading “Barrett highlights importance of forestry industry”

Grant to assist with business PPE costs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 18, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Main street businesses that incurred costs associated with COVID-19 safety measures can now apply for a grant to cover the costs from the Ontario government. The grant will cover up to $1,000 for the costs of personal protective equipment for eligible businesses. Small businesses with two … Continue reading “Grant to assist with business PPE costs”

Ownership of Douglas Creek Estates lies with the people of Ontario: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 18, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – On February 28, 2006, the Douglas Creek Estates subdivision was occupied by force. Over the past 14 years, area people and their institutions of policing, justice and government have done everything in their power to right this wrong, without success.   Recently, Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, rose again in … Continue reading “Ownership of Douglas Creek Estates lies with the people of Ontario: Barrett”

Ontario protecting agri-food workers and food supply chain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2020 Comprehensive new strategy designed to prevent spread of COVID-19 QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government has launched a comprehensive strategy to prevent COVID-19 transmission and protect farm workers.  Toby Barrett ,MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, said this strategy will safeguard our food supply chain. Announced earlier … Continue reading “Ontario protecting agri-food workers and food supply chain”

A budget for health, jobs and economic recovery

By MPP Toby Barrett   On the heels of a world health crisis, Ontario Finance Minister Rod Phillips tabled a budget to protect people’s health; support their jobs and the economy; while setting the stage for recovery.   Total spending is projected to be $187 billion running a deficit of $38.5 billion and paying out $12.5 billion to service a … Continue reading “A budget for health, jobs and economic recovery”

Delivering Broadband with First Connections in Norfolk County

TURKEY POINT – Canada and Ontario are delivering on their commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario. Today, the province celebrated the first customers to receive high-speed internet in Norfolk County through the Southwestern Integrated … Continue reading “Delivering Broadband with First Connections in Norfolk County”