Prepare for the worst and hope for the best

By MPP Toby Barrett Right off the top I wish to stress during these uncertain times, that my team and I are available primarily by email and telephone. We have enhanced our service to Saturday and Sunday through email at [email protected] Contact us by telephone at 905-765-8413, 519-428-0446, 1-800-903-8629. Our website is www.tobybarrett.com. I also … Continue reading “Prepare for the worst and hope for the best”

Keeping the Great in the Great Lakes

By MPP Toby Barrett My proposed Great Lakes Protection and Promotion Act, 2019, (Bill 166) passed second reading last week and I am excited for its prospects in promoting sustainable, environmentally sensitive economic growth  while continuing to protect the Great Lakes ecosystem.  The Great Lakes are 20 per cent of the world’s surface freshwater – … Continue reading “Keeping the Great in the Great Lakes”

Public health starts with prevention and health promotion

By MPP Toby Barrett To build healthier communities, the Ontario government must consider how best to deliver public health in a way that is resilient, efficient, nimble and modern. This must be done in a way that meets the evolving health needs and priorities of Ontario’s families. For too long, public health has existed in … Continue reading “Public health starts with prevention and health promotion”

‘Tear down this blockade’: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continued to demand action on the illegal blockade on Highway 6 in Caledonia. Following up on a similar statement last Tuesday, Barrett again reiterated, “The illegal blockade of Highway 6 at Caledonia must come down”. The Highway 6 blockade is part of … Continue reading “‘Tear down this blockade’: Barrett”

Working to protect and promote our Great Lakes

By MPP Toby Barrett Recently I have been publicizing my Private Member’s Bill, the Great Lakes Protection and Promotion Act, 2019, which, as the title implies, is constructed to enhance the promotion and protection of our Great Lakes. As previously written, my goal is to develop a collaborative framework and action plan to serve as … Continue reading “Working to protect and promote our Great Lakes”

Barrett speaks up for Caledonia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called on the blockades to come down in Caledonia during a statement in the Ontario Legislature today. “The illegal blockade of Highway 6 at Caledonia must come down. It’s a position I’ve consistently fought for over the past 14 years,” he said … Continue reading “Barrett speaks up for Caledonia”

Barrett touts improved job numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 28, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett paraded the improvement in provincial jobs numbers during a statement in the Ontario Legislature this week. “Since my party formed government in June 2018, employment in Ontario has increased by 307,000 jobs. In fact, we’re leading the nation, with 76% of our … Continue reading “Barrett touts improved job numbers”

Barrett raises awareness on phragmites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK –  Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett used a statement in the Ontario Legislature to raise awareness about phrgamites and give kudos to local groups for their efforts in combating the invasive. “In my riding, phragmites has been a major threat over the years. This invasive plant infests our … Continue reading “Barrett raises awareness on phragmites”

Barrett highlights infrastructure investment in Haldimand and Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett outlined the $5-million-plus the Ontario government is investing in the two counties during a statement in the Ontario Legislature. “The county of Haldimand will receive over $2.6 million, and the county of Norfolk will receive over $2.5 million,” Barrett said in the … Continue reading “Barrett highlights infrastructure investment in Haldimand and Norfolk”

Cutting unnecessary rules, regulations and red tape

By MPP Toby Barrett Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act provides an opportunity to address some of the plethora of rules and regulations and red tape in Ontario. Our government has a plan to attract investment, encourage innovation, grow small business and create quality jobs. To achieve this, our government will support … Continue reading “Cutting unnecessary rules, regulations and red tape”