Barrett supports new local food goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2019   QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is removing red tape barriers and opening the door for local food in the broader public sector, to make it easier for organizations like colleges, universities, hospitals and municipalities to serve local food. Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, supports Minister of Agriculture, … Continue reading “Barrett supports new local food goal”

Ontario investing in urgent hospital needs in Haldimand-Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 2019 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk hospitals will be receiving more than $3 million as part of a $175 million province-wide investment to fund upgrades, repairs and facility maintenance. The government is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of patients. The following hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk are receiving funding this year through … Continue reading “Ontario investing in urgent hospital needs in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Patients are lost in our health care system

By MPP Toby Barrett For way too long, Ontario patients and families have been getting lost in our health care system, falling through the cracks, and waiting too long for care. This obviously can have a negative impact on the wellbeing of those involved, as well as their loved ones. The health care system is … Continue reading “Patients are lost in our health care system”

Keeping Ontario clean and beautiful

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2019 Government invites public input on reducing litter and waste   QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s government is working for the people to keep our province clean and beautiful for generations to come by taking steps to reduce litter and waste in our communities, increase and improve household recycling, and keep … Continue reading “Keeping Ontario clean and beautiful”

Ontario’s farmers and agribusiness:

The Canadian Agricultural Partnership program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 7, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Farmers, businesses and organizations in the agri-food sector depend on the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the CAP program, for various eligible projects. During Question Period, Toby Barrett, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP asked Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs, “for details on … Continue reading “Ontario’s farmers and agribusiness:”

Ontario’s trapping industry:

The responsible and sustainable management of fur-bearing animals FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 6, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK –  The Ontario Government is investing $1.1 million into the Ontario Fur Managers Federation to administer its trapping education program and licensing services for the province’s trappers and trapping instructors. Ontario trappers play a vital role in wildlife control, … Continue reading “Ontario’s trapping industry:”

New police law to restore trust and respect

By MPP Toby Barrett Every day our police do incredible work to keep our families safe. Often, this work is silent, preventative and unseen. Sometimes it requires police to put themselves in harm’s way and make difficult life-or-death decisions in the blink of an eye. But no matter what, we can count on our police … Continue reading “New police law to restore trust and respect”

Fixing Ontario’s finances and restoring accountability

By MPP Toby Barrett One of the goals of the upcoming budget is to create prosperity and better services.  As an elected representative, one of my primary goals working with government and the private sector is to help create jobs for those who want to work.  That’s what ‘open for business’ and ‘open for jobs’ … Continue reading “Fixing Ontario’s finances and restoring accountability”

Barrett backs COPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK— Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand-Norfolk rose in the legislature to speak in favour of Bill 68, the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019.  Bill 68 — also known as COPS — will repeal the previous government’s problematic Bill 175.  If passed, this legislation will finally fix Bill 175, … Continue reading “Barrett backs COPS”

Ontario government to break down barriers to better patient care

Renewed, connected and sustainable health care system will reduce hallway health care by focusing resources on patient needs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health and Long Term Care, has announced the Government of Ontario’s long-term plan to fix and strengthen the public health care … Continue reading “Ontario government to break down barriers to better patient care”