Investment in local school boards to protect against COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 14, 2021 Joint investments by Canada and Ontario will upgrade infrastructure to support response to the COVID-19 pandemic and keep students and staff safe QUEEN’S PARK — The governments of Ontario and Canada are providing $12.1 million to the Grand Erie and Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic School Boards to upgrade infrastructure … Continue reading “Investment in local school boards to protect against COVID-19”

Ontario supporting Haldimand-Norfolk Fire Services during COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13, 2021 Funding to enhance fire safety training and inspections QUEEN’S PARK —– Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett announced today the Ontario Government is investing $36,100 in Haldimand-Norfolk to help fire services address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will enhance fire safety training and support safety inspection programs to … Continue reading “Ontario supporting Haldimand-Norfolk Fire Services during COVID-19”

Ontario helps farmers and agri-food operators keep workers safe during COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 8, 2021 VANESSA — The Ontario government is providing $10 million to allow more farmers and agri-food operators to purchase personal protective equipment, enhance cleaning and disinfection and redesign workstations to better protect workers. This announcement is part of the 2021 Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. “I … Continue reading “Ontario helps farmers and agri-food operators keep workers safe during COVID-19”

Ontario enacts Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order

By MPP Toby Barrett On Thursday, April 8, 2021, Ontario issued a Provincial Emergency and Stay-at-Home order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes. This includes going to the grocery store or pharmacy, accessing health care services (including being vaccinated), outdoor exercise, or for work that cannot be done remotely. Recently, COVID … Continue reading “Ontario enacts Emergency and Stay-at-Home Order”

Ontario enacts provincial emergency and stay-at-home order

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2021 TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is immediately declaring a third provincial emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMPCA). These measures are being taken in response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 transmission, the … Continue reading “Ontario enacts provincial emergency and stay-at-home order”

Phase Two supports vaccine rollout by postal code in “Hot Spot” communities

Ontario moving to Phase Two of COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2021 TORONTO — The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in “hot spot” communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals … Continue reading “Phase Two supports vaccine rollout by postal code in “Hot Spot” communities”

A budget for healthy people and a healthy economy

By MPP Toby Barrett Protecting people’s health and the economy has been the Ontario government’s top priority since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is not just necessary to fight COVID-19 and save lives, it is also the most sensible economic and fiscal policy. After all, without healthy people, you cannot have a healthy … Continue reading “A budget for healthy people and a healthy economy”

Ontario expanding existing community Paramedicine Program to long-term care in Norfolk County

Investment will help more seniors stay in their own homes longer FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 NORFOLK – The Ontario government is investing $2,567,000 million to expand the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care program in Norfolk County. This initiative will help more seniors on long-term care waitlists stay safe while living in the comfort … Continue reading “Ontario expanding existing community Paramedicine Program to long-term care in Norfolk County”

Ontario implements province-wide Emergency Brake

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 1, 2021 All 34 public health unit regions to move into shutdown TORONTO —The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a province-wide emergency brake as a result of an alarming surge  in case numbers and COVID-19 hospitalizations across the province. The province-wide emergency … Continue reading “Ontario implements province-wide Emergency Brake”

Barrett outlines key budget items supporting rural Ontario

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  March 25, 2021  Simcoe—Local MPP Toby Barrett is encouraged by the Ontario budget’s support of rural Ontario, its farmers, farm families and farm workers.  The budget, released yesterday, detailed funding dedicated to fostering rural economic strength and the safety and health of its people as we emerge from COVID-19.   “Since the advent of COVID-19, I have been in … Continue reading “Barrett outlines key budget items supporting rural Ontario”