Haldimand-Norfolk moving to Yellow – Protect

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk will be moving to Yellow – Protect on Monday, March 1 as Ontario continues to reopen within the Covid-19 Response Framework. Details of the move, made in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, can be found at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60489/ontario-activates-emergency-brake-in-thunder-bay-district-health-unit-and-simcoe-muskoka-district-healt Haldimand-Norfolk’s move was based on a general improvement in trends … Continue reading “Haldimand-Norfolk moving to Yellow – Protect”

Barrett opposes potential closure of Line 5 pipeline

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 26, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett rose in the Ontario Legislature raising concern of the economic and employment impacts on Haldimand-Norfolk if Enbridge Line 5 pipeline were to close. On Thursday, Sarnia-Lambton MPP Bob Bailey brought forth a Private Member’s Motion to fight the closure of the Line … Continue reading “Barrett opposes potential closure of Line 5 pipeline”

Budget 2021 to spring Ontario into recovery

 By MPP Toby Barrett   Many will look closely to this Spring’s Budget as our province begins its recovery from COVID-19. a I have travelled the province for many years during pre-budget consultations in my role as a member of the Ontario Legislative Finance Committee. Consultations looked much different over the past year; however, it gave … Continue reading “Budget 2021 to spring Ontario into recovery”

Province approves child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School

Ontario government building new child care spaces in Simcoe   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 19, 2020 SIMCOE – As part of Ontario’s ongoing efforts to build and improve local schools, the province has given Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board approval to tender a child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School. The … Continue reading “Province approves child care addition to Holy Trinity Catholic High School”

Douglas Creek Estates subdivision has been occupied for 15 years: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 18, 2021 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett rose in the Ontario Legislature to point out Caledonia’s Douglas Creek Estates subdivision has been illegally occupied for 15 years now. Pointing to the exact date of the Douglas Creek Estates occupation, Feb. 28, 2006, Barrett said there has been “15 years … Continue reading “Douglas Creek Estates subdivision has been occupied for 15 years: Barrett”

Keep Ontario’s schools safe and open for in-person learning

By MPP Toby Barrett    Most Ontario elementary and secondary school students are back in class.    Students in Haldimand-Norfolk returned to school February 8th based on input from the local medical officer of health and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. Thankfully, for the majority of secondary students, the return of in-person learning aligned with the start … Continue reading “Keep Ontario’s schools safe and open for in-person learning”

Haldimand-Norfolk moving to Orange – Restrict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 12, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk will be moving to the Orange – Restrict on Tuesday, February 16 as Ontario begins to reopen in the Covid-19 Response Framework. The move, made in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, is transitioning 27public health regions out of the shutdown and into a revised and strengthened COVID-19 Response Framework: Keeping Ontario Safe … Continue reading “Haldimand-Norfolk moving to Orange – Restrict”

Ontario extends off-peak electricity rates to provide relief for families, small businesses and farms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 10, 2020  Lower rates will help offset costs as Ontarians continue to stay at home  SIMCOE – The Ontario government is once again extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home while the province maintains the Stay-at-Home Order in the majority of … Continue reading “Ontario extends off-peak electricity rates to provide relief for families, small businesses and farms”

Continuing the fight against bureaucratic red tape

By Toby Barrett, MPP  As the Legislature gears up to return February 16th, we will continue to do our best to assist Ontario business and individuals by getting government out of their way; one obstruction in particular comes to mind, red tape.  As I’ve said before, I think red tape’s only purpose is for wrapping Christmas gifts. … Continue reading “Continuing the fight against bureaucratic red tape”

Ontario helping farmers preserve and protect our environment for future generations

Government consults with local agriculture sector to improve Lake Erie agriculture demonstrating sustainability initiative  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 8, 2021  PORT DOVER – The Ontario Government is supporting farmers in their efforts to protect our environment and improve the quality of Ontario’s water system through a new intake which commits up to $2.58 million under … Continue reading “Ontario helping farmers preserve and protect our environment for future generations”