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”

Priority measures for Ontario’s long-term care homes

  By MPP Toby Barrett   Since COVID-19 emerged, I have received hundreds of calls and e-mails about long-term care homes and have been passing these concerns to Ontario’s Long-Term Care Minister Marilee Fullerton, Minister of Health Christine Elliott, and Seniors’ Minister Raymond Cho.  This pandemic has hit long-term care homes across Ontario, and across the world, hard.  … Continue reading “Priority measures for Ontario’s long-term care homes”

Haldimand-Norfolk students return to school Feb. 8

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 3, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk students will be amongst 13 public health unit regions returning to school for in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 8.  “As we know, the January coronavirus figures were quite worrisome,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “We now see trends heading in a better direction, and the opening of … Continue reading “Haldimand-Norfolk students return to school Feb. 8”

Agricultural and horticultural societies to receive funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 28, 2021  Ontario to invest $5 Million to offset revenue losses due to COVID-19  PORT DOVER — Ontario Agricultural and Horticultural Societies impacted by the pandemic will receive funding to help them through the COVID-19 recovery in 2021.   Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, made the announcement this week … Continue reading “Agricultural and horticultural societies to receive funding”

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 28, 2021  Lower rates will help offset the costs of  staying home during COVID-19  PORT DOVER – The Ontario government is extending electricity rate relief for families, small businesses and farms to support those spending more time at home in response to the provincial Stay-at-Home Order.   The government will continue to hold electricity … Continue reading “Ontario extends off-peak electricity rates to provide relief for families, small businesses and farms”

Is your small business affected by the shutdown?

By MPP Toby Barrett Small business is the backbone of our economy. Since the pandemic started last March my office has been hearing from those impacted. That’s why our government has invested so much in supporting small business to get through these times. Tightened restrictions and shutdown were put in place to help stop the … Continue reading “Is your small business affected by the shutdown?”

Ontario increases protection in Haldimand-Norfolk long-term care homes

  PORT DOVER – MPP Toby Barrett has announced the Ontario government is investing an additional $1.434 million to increase prevention and containment efforts in long-term care homes across Haldimand-Norfolk during this second wave of COVID-19.   The new funding will reduce the risk of the virus from entering long-term care homes from the community by covering eligible expenses … Continue reading “Ontario increases protection in Haldimand-Norfolk long-term care homes”