The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act is now law

By MPP Toby Barrett Last spring the Ontario Government introduced temporary measures to ensure the welfare of animals, after the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals announced it was withdrawing enforcement. Temporary measures were necessary while the province worked with animal welfare stakeholders to develop a new provincial enforcement model. We have … Continue reading “The Provincial Animal Welfare Services Act is now law”

Wrapping up 2019 in the constituency and Queens Park

By MPP Toby Barrett Reflecting on the last six months of 2019, animals were the topic of discussion as we moved into summer. The OSPCA informed the Solicitor General it would no longer enforce the OSPCA Act. The OSPCA withdrew all responsibility for livestock and horse related issues and complaints. This triggered the implementation of … Continue reading “Wrapping up 2019 in the constituency and Queens Park”

Governing and some of the action steps in 2019

By MPP Toby Barrett The year 2019 dawned with a six-month old majority government and an administration setting the stage for more accountable ways of conducting business. Since 2018, much has been accomplished but there is more to do. As a province, our potential is limitless. We are blessed with an abundance of natural resources … Continue reading “Governing and some of the action steps in 2019”