ECO report focuses on government failure to deliver on environment

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2010 St. Thomas: Today’s report from Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller highlights a trail of broken commitments, wasted spending and lacklustre consultation underlining McGuinty’s failure to deliver on environment according to Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett. The report reveals that Dalton McGuinty failed to protect beach lands, and failed to consult … Continue reading “ECO report focuses on government failure to deliver on environment”

Time to Scrap Dalton McGuinty’s Eco Tax Plans

For Immediate Release: September 20, 2010 QUEEN’S PARK – Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett says Dalton McGuinty only has one month left to answer Opposition demands to scrap the eco tax before his 90-day backtrack runs out. “It’s now been two months since McGuinty announced they were taking a 90-day timeout from their eco tax … Continue reading “Time to Scrap Dalton McGuinty’s Eco Tax Plans”

Four months later….cost of McGuinty’s water bill still unanswered

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2010 Queens Park – Four months after first asking what people can expect to pay for McGuinty’s water bill, Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett was still searching for answers on his return to Queens Park today. Despite first introducing the Water Opportunities Act on May 18th government failed to schedule … Continue reading “Four months later….cost of McGuinty’s water bill still unanswered”

Opposition fights back after summer of discontent

For Immediate Release: September 13, 2010 Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined Opposition Leader Tim Hudak in standing up for Ontario families during the first day back at the Ontario Legislature this morning. After a summer of McGuinty tax hikes and scandals, Tim Hudak used the return of the Legislature to remind an … Continue reading “Opposition fights back after summer of discontent”

Our children deserve the best schooling possible

By MPP Toby Barrett There is little doubt one of the proudest moments for a parent is the day they send their son or daughter off to school. While each school year opening brings its own new set of challenges and issues, there are few other occasions when parents can literally see their loved ones … Continue reading “Our children deserve the best schooling possible”

Have you looked at your electricity bill lately?

By MPP Toby Barrett Electricity bills are beginning to send shockwaves as ratepayers discuss the latest round of price hikes. Residents and businesses alike are being caught off guard. Last April, we in Opposition cautioned that an Ontario Energy Board approved rate increase would lead to an annual $350- hike for the average Ontario hydro … Continue reading “Have you looked at your electricity bill lately?”

What are your thoughts on offshore wind?

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2010 Simcoe – Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett is encouraging people to have their say on offshore wind power. “The McGuinty Government has forced land-based wind power across rural Ontario, in the process trampling landowner rights and municipal oversight,” Barrett noted. “Now that they’ve turned their sights offshore, we should … Continue reading “What are your thoughts on offshore wind?”

McGuinty’s Economic Plan Fails South Western Ontario Again: MPP Barrett

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2010 Simcoe – Workers at the St. Thomas Ford plant have received their official notices of closure as all of south-western Ontario braces for yet another blow to the manufacturing industry under Premier Dalton McGuinty. As of September 1st, 2011 the Ford plant will close its doors forever, thus eliminating … Continue reading “McGuinty’s Economic Plan Fails South Western Ontario Again: MPP Barrett”

A new vision for mental health and addiction services

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2010 Simcoe – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is hopeful there will be meaningful changes for those in need of mental health and/or addiction services. After almost two years of meetings with hundreds of mental health and addictions organizations, clients, and families from across Ontario, a nine member committee has just … Continue reading “A new vision for mental health and addiction services”

Barrett, Hudak target municipal muzzle on wind power Opposition to restore decision-making to local councillors

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2010 Windsor – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined Opposition Leader Tim Hudak in reiterating a commitment to restore the local decision-making powers that were stripped away from Ontario municipalities through Dalton McGuinty’s so-called “Green Energy Act.” Barrett commented following Hudak’s address to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), in … Continue reading “Barrett, Hudak target municipal muzzle on wind power Opposition to restore decision-making to local councillors”