The world of work is changing and so must our laws

By MPP Toby Barrett The world of work is obviously shifting quickly, and to protect workers our laws need to keep up. Workplaces are drastically different than they were two years ago, but some things have not changed. We know people need to feel confident they can support their families and provide for their future. … Continue reading “The world of work is changing and so must our laws”

Funding approved for new school

Investment will support access to quality education opportunities for working families     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 23, 2021         CALEDONIA—The Ontario government is investing $20.4 million to build a new joint Caledonia Elementary School to help working families in Haldimand County/Caledonia. The $12.3 million investment in Grand Erie District School Board … Continue reading “Funding approved for new school”

Important funding available for local farmers and agri-business

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 16, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is encouraging local agriculture producers and agri-food businesses to apply for two important funding programs. As of November 17, 2021, the province has expanded the Enhanced Agri-Food Workplace Protection Program (EAWPP), to help reimburse farms, food processors and other agri-food businesses, in the effort to guard against … Continue reading “Important funding available for local farmers and agri-business”

Their sacrifice of freedom gave us our freedom

By MPP Toby Barrett They stand staunchly on Remembrance Day as honour guards each year. Army, air and sea cadets are a part of the country’s proud military history standing alongside those who truly understand the sacrifices made. In Canada, a dynamic cadet program exists with numerous cadet corps and squadrons across Ontario. The Air … Continue reading “Their sacrifice of freedom gave us our freedom”

Ontario investing in new mobile mental health and addictions clinic in Haldimand-Norfolk

HaldimandFunding Will Help Improve Access to High-Quality Mental Health and Addictions Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2021 TOWNSEND — The Ontario government is improving access to high-quality mental health and addictions care for unserved and underserved areas in Haldimand-Norfolk, Niagara and the surrounding region by investing in a new mobile mental health and addictions … Continue reading “Ontario investing in new mobile mental health and addictions clinic in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Ontario protecting its progress in healthcare

For Immediate Release November 4, 2021 Queen’s Park – In today’s Fall Economic Statement the Ontario Government laid out a plan to build a health and long-term care system that delivers the quality of care Ontarians deserve. To strengthen the health and long-term care workforce, Ontario is investing $342 million, beginning in 2021–22, to add … Continue reading “Ontario protecting its progress in healthcare”

Fall Economic Statement to boost tax credits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 4, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK – The 2021 Ontario Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review: Build Ontario lays out how the government will build the foundation for Ontario’s recovery and prosperity by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure, attracting increased investment, and restoring leadership in auto manufacturing and other industries. The … Continue reading “Fall Economic Statement to boost tax credits”

Barrett introduces Ontario Cadets Week bill

For Immediate Release November 4, 2021 Private Members Bill will recognize province’s air, army, sea and Navy League cadets Queen’s Park – MPP Toby Barrett has introduced a Private Members Bill calling on the Legislature to recognize Ontario’s cadets. If the bill passes, it will see the first Saturday in October commence the weeklong recognition. … Continue reading “Barrett introduces Ontario Cadets Week bill”

Let’s try a new approach to our lakes and rivers

By MPP Toby Barrett  As a long-time legislator, I have been involved in many debates and clashes of conflicting and competing interests over the years involving our lakes and rivers.  Ontario is blessed with 250,000 lakes which play a central role in our history, our heritage and culture, and in our fishing-, transportation- and tourism-based … Continue reading “Let’s try a new approach to our lakes and rivers”

Ontario enshrining the right to wear poppies in the workplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 28, 2021 TORONTO – The Ontario government is introducing legislation today that, if passed, would amend the Remembrance Week Act, 2016 to give Ontario workers the right to wear a poppy in the workplace during Remembrance Week. By wearing a poppy, Ontarians remember the bravery and valour of Canadian Armed Forces veterans and … Continue reading “Ontario enshrining the right to wear poppies in the workplace”