McGuinty water plan – more costly greenwash? Opposition Environment Critic knows ‘devil is in the details’

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2010 Queens Park – The McGuinty greenwash is once again in full effect with the announcement of an uncosted water strategy according to Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett. “Given the track record, I suspect Government is once again trotting out their latest green plan to divert the attention of hard-hit … Continue reading “McGuinty water plan – more costly greenwash? Opposition Environment Critic knows ‘devil is in the details’”

Hospital funding revamp raises rural red-flags, made in Toronto approach ignores rural realities – MPP Barrett

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2010 Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is concerned about the potential impact of a new approach to hospital funding announced in today’s Ontario Throne Speech. “From what we’ve heard from stakeholders the new funding formula in typical McGuinty fashion would choose winners and losers – and we in … Continue reading “Hospital funding revamp raises rural red-flags, made in Toronto approach ignores rural realities – MPP Barrett”

Barrett informs Legislature of “deplorable conditions” on highway 6

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2010 Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stepped up his demands for action on highway #6 between Port Dover and Jarvis in the Legislature this week. “I’ve the contacted the Ministry of Transportation regarding the deplorable conditions residents of Haldimand-Norfolk have been forced to endure while driving on provincial … Continue reading “Barrett informs Legislature of “deplorable conditions” on highway 6″

Labour Minister a no-show on US Steel questions Assistant acknowledges need for, “better protection”

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2010 Queens Park – While government continues to play hot potato with questions regarding any action on the year-long US Steel Lake Erie Works labour dispute, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was able to prompt somewhat of a response in a “late show” debate at the Ontario Legislature. Parliamentary Assistant to … Continue reading “Labour Minister a no-show on US Steel questions Assistant acknowledges need for, “better protection””

Hudak opposes handing over DCE, McGuinty government will not deny rumours about Douglas Creek Estates

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2010 Queen’s Park – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and his caucus oppose handing Douglas Creek Estates over to Six Nations. On the heels of reports stemming from a Friday night meeting between Haldimand County officials and Ontario’s Attorney General, Hudak made it clear in the Ontario Legislature that he … Continue reading “Hudak opposes handing over DCE, McGuinty government will not deny rumours about Douglas Creek Estates”

Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2010 Queens Park – In what seems to be a recurring theme at the Ontario Legislature, a Government Minister accused Haldimand Norfolk’s MPP of divisiveness when pressed on what the Labour Ministry has done to get Lake Erie Steelworkers back on the job. MPP Toby Barrett was accused of engaging … Continue reading “Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work”

Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2010 Queens Park – In what seems to be a recurring theme at the Ontario Legislature, a Government Minister accused Haldimand Norfolk’s MPP of divisiveness when pressed on what the Labour Ministry has done to get Lake Erie Steelworkers back on the job. MPP Toby Barrett was accused of engaging … Continue reading “Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work”

Barrett uses Finance Committee to highlight steelworkers plight, MPP questions government strategy re: foreign owned companies

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2010 Nanticoke – This winter, Finance Committee pre-budget hearings have provided a forum for MPP Toby Barrett to raise the US Steel issue. In response to testimony from Erin Wier, Economist with the United Steel Workers Union’s Canadian national office, Barrett asked: “With respect to primary industry, do you feel … Continue reading “Barrett uses Finance Committee to highlight steelworkers plight, MPP questions government strategy re: foreign owned companies”

McGuinty government denies need for public inquiry Minister admits, ‘current climate…presents significant challenges’

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2010 Caledonia – No public inquiry on Caledonia….. That’s the message of a four paragraph response to petitions signed by over five thousand area residents calling for government to launch a, “public inquiry into the actions and decisions made by the Commissioner of the OPP Julian Fantino and impose his … Continue reading “McGuinty government denies need for public inquiry Minister admits, ‘current climate…presents significant challenges’”

Objectivity, explanations required in Fantino case

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2010 Simcoe – In the wake of a court ruling to drop charges against OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continues to stress that the case surrounding illegal influence of elected officials in Caledonia should have been referred to an outside Crown Attorney. “We need objectivity,” Barrett intoned. … Continue reading “Objectivity, explanations required in Fantino case”