Fishing licence fee freeze

Ontario Cancels Scheduled 2019 Licence Fee Increase For immediate release: December 17, 2018     Queen’s Park— Toby Barrett, MPP Haldimand-Norfolk and Parliamentary Assistant for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry reports Ontario is putting a stop to fishing licence fee increases and removing the $2 service fee. In addition to freezing fees, the … Continue reading “Fishing licence fee freeze”

Barrett back to Queen’s Park

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 17, 2018 QUEEN’S PARK—MPP Toby Barrett, Haldimand-Norfolk, is back to work at Queen’s Park to make sure the Power Workers’ Union does not strike. Today’s resumption of the Legislature is about ensuring that people across Ontario have a stable power supply over the holidays and into the winter months.  “This is … Continue reading “Barrett back to Queen’s Park”

Investing in jobs and opportunity in Haldimand

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 12, 2018 Ontario’s Open for Business plan is one that will create jobs and economic prosperity in all types of communities. Approximately 12.5 per cent of jobs across Ontario are sustained by the agricultural and agri-food sectors. In Haldimand-Norfolk, the numbers are much higher, which contributes to the well-being of our … Continue reading “Investing in jobs and opportunity in Haldimand”

Winds of change bring a new environmental reality

By MPP Toby Barrett The Ontario government is taking action to address issues of climate change.  Once in office, we have been acting as quickly as possible to fulfill our commitment to Ontario families and businesses.  For example, we revoked the cap-and-trade carbon tax and ended emissions trading and allowances. In addition, we have now … Continue reading “Winds of change bring a new environmental reality”

Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Help Create Jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec 7, 2018 Actions to reduce regulatory burden would make it easier for businesses to create jobs — and for people to find them Simcoe, ON – Today Toby Barrett, MPP Haldimand-Norfolk, announced that Ontario’s Government is continuing to eliminate red tape and burdensome regulations so businesses can grow, create, and protect … Continue reading “Ontario Cutting Red Tape to Help Create Jobs”

Making our classrooms and schools safer

 By MPP Toby Barrett During parliamentary debate, I had the opportunity to make comment on Bill 48, Safe and Supportive Classrooms Act. I did not come at it from any ideology but rather my perspective as a former high school teacher at Simcoe Composite School. I led off my debate with a question to all … Continue reading “Making our classrooms and schools safer”

Economic statement: puts money back into your pocket

By MPP Toby Barrett Last week, Ontario’s Minister of Finance presented the Fall Economic Statement with a promise to put money back into the pockets of people in Ontario, and a promise that trust and accountability in government will return. Despite the $15 billion deficit—now down to $14.5 billion—we inherited from the previous administration, we … Continue reading “Economic statement: puts money back into your pocket”

Barrett raises questions about winter driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 27, 2018   THUNDER BAY – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett raised issues of safe winter driving during Question Period on Monday. Barrett asked Transportation Minister Jeff Yurek about the new 511 web site that provides up-to-date information on road conditions and where snow plows are operating. “This winter season, our government … Continue reading “Barrett raises questions about winter driving”

Barrett stresses the need for basic math skills

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 26, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stressed the need to teach basic math skills during Monday’s debate on the Safe and Supportive Schools Act, 2018. Barrett asked the Legislature what seven times eight is. “A buddy of mine is an ironworker,” Barrett said during debate. “Whenever we … Continue reading “Barrett stresses the need for basic math skills”

Unlock the job-creating potential of our economy

By MPP Toby Barrett Ontario workers and businesses deserve a minimum wage determined by economics, not politics – a principle that all provincial political parties had previously followed when it was agreed the minimum wage would rise with the rate of inflation. The Making Ontario Open for Business Act, if passed, will keep Ontario’s minimum … Continue reading “Unlock the job-creating potential of our economy”