Local MPPs celebrates one-year anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2019 MPPs Toby Barrett, Will Bouma and Ernie Hardeman recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and began working for the people of, respectively, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brantford-Brant and Oxford.   Along with the entire PC team, the local MPPs renewed their commitment to respect taxpayers, … Continue reading “Local MPPs celebrates one-year anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People”

Turkey hunters reminded to fill out mandatory report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett wants to remind turkey hunters to fill out their mandatory reports now that turkey season is closed. As part of the changes to the licensing system, mandatory reporting of hunting effort, success and wildlife seen while hunting all must be reported. The report … Continue reading “Turkey hunters reminded to fill out mandatory report”

Proud history and great architecture at Queen’s Park

By Toby Barrett, MPP On July 1, 1867, Ontarians from all walks of life celebrated the birth of their new nation and new province, ever bearing in mind, Ontario’s Legislature preceded Confederation by 75 years. In the provincial capital Toronto, a city with a population under 60,000, people marked the occasion by attending public bonfires, … Continue reading “Proud history and great architecture at Queen’s Park”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 31, 2019 Barrett encourages residents to have say on Ontario animal welfare SIMCOE – The way Ontario animal welfare law is enforced is changing. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is encouraging residents to share their views on how the province can develop a system that is transparent and accountable, and above all, … Continue reading “”

Barrett encourages residents to have say on Ontario animal welfare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 31, 2019 SIMCOE – The way Ontario animal welfare law is enforced is changing. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is encouraging residents to share their views on how the province can develop a system that is transparent and accountable, and above all, keeps animals safe. Currently there aretemporary measures in place to … Continue reading “Barrett encourages residents to have say on Ontario animal welfare”

Highway Traffic Act changes to get Ontario moving

By MPP Toby Barrett New legislation will help municipalities get a lot tougher with drivers who blow by school buses. This spring, MPPs have been debating the Getting Ontario Moving Act—legislation proposed to amend the Highway Traffic Act. The plan is to introduce a new administrative monetary penalty framework for improperly passing a school bus. … Continue reading “Highway Traffic Act changes to get Ontario moving”

Senior’s grant program open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2019\ QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett encouraged local seniors to apply to the Seniors Community Grant Program. Designed to keep seniors healthy, active and socially connected within their communities, the $3 million program is designed to provide grants to non-profit community organizations. Grants can be between $1,000 and … Continue reading “Senior’s grant program open”

Housing is a broken system we now need to fix

By MPP Toby Barrett Bill 108 is legislation that supports Ontario’s comprehensive Housing Supply Action Plan. The bill, titled More Homes, More Choice, is designed to transform Ontario’s housing development system—a broken system that we now need to fix. We need to turn things around. We need to bring in more housing, more quickly, to … Continue reading “Housing is a broken system we now need to fix”

Better broadband service coming soon to Norfolk

Investment will help rural residents take part in the digital economy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2019 SIMCOE — Ontario’s Government is funding expansion of broadband internet into the southwest, Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced today, as he unveiled a key piece of the province’s budget commitment to improve people’s connections, no matter where they … Continue reading “Better broadband service coming soon to Norfolk”

Ontario invests $850,000 in Invasive Species Centre  Funding to support management and advance scientific research in the fight against invasive species   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is investing $850,000 in the Invasive Species Centre to support ongoing research and management of invasive species across the province. The Invasive … Continue reading “”