We can’t go into a pandemic unprepared ever again

By MPP Toby Barrett As we know too well, the pandemic touched every one of us. The past two years have been unlike anything any of us have seen or ever experienced. Far too many people have lost their jobs, businesses, and their loved ones tragically. One day we were reading about the first positive … Continue reading “We can’t go into a pandemic unprepared ever again”

Ontario provides boost to agricultural and horticultural societies

Province invests in local agricultural and horticultural societies to support their long standing traditions. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2022 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is providing $39,399.01 to support Haldimand-Norfolk agricultural and horticultural societies. The news was shared by Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk. This investment will help these organizations continue to operate and … Continue reading “Ontario provides boost to agricultural and horticultural societies”

Ontario keeping seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected in Haldimand-Norfolk

For Immediate Release April 8, 2022 Ontario keeping seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected in Haldimand-Norfolk  SIMCOE – The Ontario government is continuing to invest in the health and well-being of our local seniors. Seniors Active Living Centres in Haldimand-Norfolk will receive a combined amount of $83,271 and this investment will help keep local … Continue reading “Ontario keeping seniors fit, active, healthy and socially connected in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Ontario Cadets Week Act to be enshrined in law, Monday

For Immediate Release  April 8, 2022  Barrett’s bill recognizes Ontario’s air, army, sea and Navy League cadets Queen’s Park – Ontario’s Cadets will now receive ongoing recognition for their outstanding service to the province beginning this October. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett introduced Bill 45, An Act to proclaim Ontario Cadets Week last November 4, 2021. The bill passed final … Continue reading “Ontario Cadets Week Act to be enshrined in law, Monday”

Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Courtland

 Caressant Care will see 42 new and 54 upgraded beds NEWS                                                                                                                                   April 8, 2022 Courtland— The Ontario government is adding 42 new and 54 upgraded beds at Caressant Care in Courtland. This is part of the government’s $6.4 billion commitment to build more than 28,000 net new beds by 2028 and 25,000 upgraded long-term care … Continue reading “Ontario Building New Long-Term Care Beds in Courtland”

Canada and Ontario increasing access to high-speed Internet

 in Norfolk County   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2022 NORFOLK COUNTY – As part of the Ontario government’s plan to connect every community in the province to high-speed internet by 2025, the governments of Canada and Ontario are investing nearly $1.2 million to build new broadband infrastructure in Norfolk County. The completion of this … Continue reading “Canada and Ontario increasing access to high-speed Internet”

Changing laws to accommodate changing workplaces

By MPP Toby Barrett The future of work is here. Your Ontario government is pivoting to chart a course that leaves no one behind. We’re making changes that will put Ontario workers and their families first for generations to come.  We are laying the foundation for opportunity and prosperity. This means taking immediate action to … Continue reading “Changing laws to accommodate changing workplaces”

Ontario cutting gas and fuel taxes for six months to provide relief for businesses and families

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2022 QUEEN’S PARK — As part of its plan to keep costs down for Ontario families and businesses, the Ontario government is introducing legislation that would, if passed, cut the gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre and the fuel tax by 5.3 cents per litre for six months beginning … Continue reading “Ontario cutting gas and fuel taxes for six months to provide relief for businesses and families”

Research and innovation that makes sense on the farm

By MPP Toby Barrett  Recently, I attended the Norfolk Federation of Agriculture annual meeting where I had an opportunity to speak about some of the work I’ve been doing over the winter. Over the past several months, Agriculture Minister Lisa Thompson, my fellow Parliamentary Assistant Randy Pettapiece, OMAFRA staff, and I have conducted extensive consultations, … Continue reading “Research and innovation that makes sense on the farm”