The value of inquiries into Caledonia and eHealth

By MPP Toby Barrett …launching a commission of inquiry is a risky process- a bit like sending a ship out to sea. You don’t know where it will go, how long it will take, how much it will cost or what it will bring back. – Larson Associates The above quote introduces a recently published … Continue reading “The value of inquiries into Caledonia and eHealth”

Barrett asks McGuinty for help in Caledonia

For Immediate Release: October 1, 2010 Queens Park –MPP Toby Barrett is asking Dalton McGuinty for help to deal with the ongoing impact and unanswered questions from the four-and-a-half year old land dispute in Caledonia. “On behalf of people in Haldimand–Norfolk and Caledonia and, if I may, Brantford as well, I rise today to ask … Continue reading “Barrett asks McGuinty for help in Caledonia”

Barrett to McGuinty: “Pick up the phone on Smucker’s Closures”

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010 Queen’s Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett today urged Premier Dalton McGuinty to pick up the phone and call Smuckers. This comes on the heels of news that The J.M. Smucker Company will close its Dunnville manufacturing facility, as well as its Delhi tank farm by November 2011. The … Continue reading “Barrett to McGuinty: “Pick up the phone on Smucker’s Closures””

Have your say on Ontario water opportunities, public hearings for McGuinty water bill set for Toronto

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010 Queens Park – As electricity bill rate hikes send shockwaves across the province Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett is asking residents and stakeholders alike to raise their voices before McGuinty’s water bill becomes a reality. Committee hearings have been set for Toronto to consider Bill 72, An Act to … Continue reading “Have your say on Ontario water opportunities, public hearings for McGuinty water bill set for Toronto”

Barrett questions ‘smart’ness of smart meters 5 years after committee hearings, local fears have been realized

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2010 Queens Park – Smart meters means little conservation and a major cost to consumers. That according to MPP Toby Barrett who indicated local testimony five years ago warned of the smart meter plan pitfalls. “The Haldimand Federation of Agriculture testified down in our area,” Barrett recalled. “Frank Sommer…noted, ‘We’re … Continue reading “Barrett questions ‘smart’ness of smart meters 5 years after committee hearings, local fears have been realized”

Opposition details ‘laundry’ list of government gaffes 30 government MPP’s MIA in Legislature

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2010 Queens Park –MPP Toby Barrett echoed the concerns of Opposition Leader Tim Hudak regarding the skyrocketing cost of tax grabs and pricey pet programs at Queens Park this morning. “This government implemented the largest tax increase in the history of Ontario, scrapped property tax cuts for seniors, and cancelled … Continue reading “Opposition details ‘laundry’ list of government gaffes 30 government MPP’s MIA in Legislature”

MPP Barrett to repeat call for Caledonia Inquiry

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2010 Queens Park: Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett will reiterate his call for an inquiry into province’s role in the ongoing Caledonia land dispute. Barrett is set to speak to MPP Ted Chudleigh’s private members bill titled, the Public Inquiry into Caledonia Act, 2010, Thursday afternoon. “I’m eager to get the … Continue reading “MPP Barrett to repeat call for Caledonia Inquiry”