Notes and jottings from this winter’s farm meetings

By MPP Toby Barrett I have been going to farm meetings for as long as I can remember and this winter was no different, save Zoom calls replacing gatherings at great venues like the Kohler Hall, the Simcoe Hort Station, the Caledonia Fair Board Building or the Greens at Renton. January kicked off with meetings … Continue reading “Notes and jottings from this winter’s farm meetings”

Ontario provides Haldimand County flood recovery funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2021 Provincial funding will help cover the costs of repairing local roads and bridges HALDIMAND COUNTY— Today, Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand Norfolk announced that the Ontario government is providing Haldimand County with up to $4,570,000 to help cover the costs to repair roads, bridges, drainage infrastructure and damage along … Continue reading “Ontario provides Haldimand County flood recovery funding”

2021 budget brings province’s COVID-19 response to $51 billion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2021 SIMCOE — Today, Minister of Finance and President of the Treasury Board Peter Bethlenfalvy released Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy. The 2021 Budget is the next phase of Ontario’s response to COVID-19 and is the second Budget the government has delivered during the pandemic. “Health … Continue reading “2021 budget brings province’s COVID-19 response to $51 billion”

Ontario makes historic investment in long-term care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 18, 2021 Investment includes 192 spaces in Haldimand-Norfolk DUNNVILLE – The Ontario government is making a historic investment in 80 new long-term care projects – including two in Haldimand-Norfolk that will lead to 132 new and 60 upgraded long-term care spaces. These spaces are part of the government’s delivery of 30,000 … Continue reading “Ontario makes historic investment in long-term care”

Line 5 pipeline critical to Nanticoke Industrial Park

By MPP Toby Barrett  Imperial Oil’s refinery at the Nanticoke Industrial Park is a key anchor in our Haldimand-Norfolk industrial economy.    Since the early 1980s, our area’s refinery has provided around 300 full-time jobs in addition to a daily average of 200 contractor positions.  Locally, Imperial Oil in Nanticoke has already gone through tough … Continue reading “Line 5 pipeline critical to Nanticoke Industrial Park”

Ontario protects homeless

 Additional funding helps keep vulnerable people safe in Haldimand-Norfolk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2021 SIMCOE —The Ontario government is providing $1,577,867 to help Health and Social Services Haldimand and Norfolk to help keep vulnerable people safe. The new funding will protect homeless shelter staff and residents, and help prevent more people from becoming homeless. … Continue reading “Ontario protects homeless”

Helping farmers and agri-food operators protect workers’ health and safety

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2021 SIMCOE – The Ontario Government, through Workplace Safety and Prevention Services (WSPS), is providing information sessions to help farmers and other agri-food operators better protect workers’ health and safety and prevent COVID-19 outbreaks.  Agriculture Minister Ernie Hardeman and Toby Barrett, MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister, will host … Continue reading “Helping farmers and agri-food operators protect workers’ health and safety”

Haldimand-Norfolk moving back to Orange – Restrict

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mar. 5, 2021 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk will be moving back to Orange-Restrict on Monday, March 8 within the Covid-19 Response Framework. Details of the move, made in consultation with Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, can be found at https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60580/toronto-peel-and-north-bay-parry-sound-public-health-regions-returning-to-strengthened-covid-19-resp Haldimand-Norfolk’s move on Monday, March 8 at 12:01 a.m. was based on an increase in … Continue reading “Haldimand-Norfolk moving back to Orange – Restrict”