Ontario connects more households to reliable internet in Haldimand County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2021 PORT DOVER — Ontario is moving forward with its ambitious and multi-layered plan to bring high-speed internet to all communities across the province. Haldimand County is one of the communities benefitting from today’s $14.7 million announcement. The government is providing funding to connect homes in the Featherstone area to … Continue reading “Ontario connects more households to reliable internet in Haldimand County”

Governments supporting economic recovery of Ontario farmers

Over 600 projects to support Ontario’s economic recovery in three priority areas FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 22, 2021 PORT DOVER – The Governments of Ontario and Canada are investing $7.3 million through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help support farmers and agri-food businesses. The investment will fund projects in priority areas that increase food safety, … Continue reading “Governments supporting economic recovery of Ontario farmers”

Ontario keeping workers safe as province re-opens

Free health and safety training now available for small businesses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2021 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is investing $10.5 million to provide up to 60,000 small businesses across the province with free health and safety training over the next three years. The new Small Business Health and Safety Training Program will improve health … Continue reading “Ontario keeping workers safe as province re-opens”

Ontario government supporting agricultural and horticultural societies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2021 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is providing $1.1 million in additional funding to offer continued support for the province’s agricultural and horticultural societies impacted by COVID-19. The pandemic continues to place financial pressures on agricultural and horticultural societies across the province as many will be unable to hold their … Continue reading “Ontario government supporting agricultural and horticultural societies”

The safety of our offshore workers is paramount

By MPP Toby Barrett  Ontario welcomes more than 20,000 temporary foreign workers (TFWs) each year. About 90 per cent arrive between the months of January and July, leaving behind families in Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, and Trinidad and Tobago.  Their work is hard as I can attest.  However, the work is essential as TFWs … Continue reading “The safety of our offshore workers is paramount”

A front row seat to the impact of COVID on agriculture

By MPP Toby Barrett My past two years as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) have been a front row seat to the impact of the pandemic on our agriculture production. It is no exaggeration that our agri-food sector not only touches every corner of Haldimand-Norfolk, but every corner … Continue reading “A front row seat to the impact of COVID on agriculture”

Province expanding Ontario Parks in Haldimand-Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 7, 2021 NORMANDALE — The Government of Ontario is expanding Ontario Parks by adding Normandale Beach, on the shores of Lake Erie, to Turkey Point Provincial Park. “As an addition to Turkey Point Provincial Park, our government is ensuring Normandale Beach can continue to be a local favourite for its easy … Continue reading “Province expanding Ontario Parks in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Ontario supports modernization of small and rural communities

Funding helps improve the delivery of critical programs and services while saving taxpayers’ dollars in Haldimand-Norfolk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2021 SIMCOE — The Ontario government is providing up to $190,450 to help improve the delivery of critical programs and services in Haldimand-Norfolk. The funding is being delivered through the Municipal Modernization Program and … Continue reading “Ontario supports modernization of small and rural communities”

Ontario extends transportation investments for small and rural communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2021 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is extending funding of up to $14 million over two years for communities providing transportation services in unserved and underserved regions across Ontario through the Community Transportation Grant Program. Additional funding will help ensure transportation services in 38 communities across the province have additional … Continue reading “Ontario extends transportation investments for small and rural communities”

Local hospitals receive increased dollars to address COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 25, 2021 SIMCOE – The Ontario government continues to take action to end hallway health care and address the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing investments in hospitals across the province for the third straight year. MPP Toby Barrett announced the following hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk will receive additional operating … Continue reading “Local hospitals receive increased dollars to address COVID-19”