Simcoe Panorama — lighting up lives for over 60 years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 25, 2019 Queen’s Park – Local MPP Toby Barrett took time in the Ontario Legislature today to talk about Ontario’s first and best festival of lights – Simcoe Panorama. The official light up of the park is this Saturday, November 30th at 6 p.m. Barrett said it is one of the … Continue reading “Simcoe Panorama — lighting up lives for over 60 years”

Ontario launches free routine dental care for low-income seniors

Program will help keep seniors healthy in Haldimand-Norfolk FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 21, 2019   SIMCOE — As part of its comprehensive plan to end hallway health care, Ontario is investing in programs that keep seniors healthy in their communities longer. Each year in Ontario, preventable dental issues like gum disease, infections and chronic pain … Continue reading “Ontario launches free routine dental care for low-income seniors”

Area agri-businesses receive Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 13, 2019 SIMCOE — Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, has announced that three companies in the area have received cost-share funding through the Canadian Agricultural Partnership program. These funds will improve their respective operations so they can grow their businesses, boost the province’s economy and bring more safe, high-quality Ontario agri-food … Continue reading “Area agri-businesses receive Canadian Agricultural Partnership funding”

A balanced and prudent approach is key to governing

By MPP Toby Barrett A balanced and prudent approach is key to governing. In my view it boils down to the following – invest in essential public services, return Ontario to a sound financial footing, and return more money to people’s pockets. To set a target of balancing the budget in 2023 means financial relief … Continue reading “A balanced and prudent approach is key to governing”

Ontario investing in seniors health and well-being in Haldimand-Norfolk

Helping Seniors Stay Active and Socially Connected Across the Province FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 14, 2019 SIMCOE – Ontario is committed to helping seniors keep active, healthy, safe, independent, and socially connected in their own communities. Yet, many seniors face financial and other obstacles in accessing programs and services that will help support their overall … Continue reading “Ontario investing in seniors health and well-being in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Measures to cut waitlists and hallway healthcare

By MPP Toby Barrett Our health care system, as the phrase ‘hallway health care’ suggests, has been facing capacity issues for many years, and we’ve been hearing examples of that across Haldimand-Norfolk and during debate at Queen’s Park. We hear so much about our growing population in areas like the GTA, and certainly the rapidly … Continue reading “Measures to cut waitlists and hallway healthcare”

A plan to create a more competitive business environment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 7, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s plan to create a business environment that attracts investment and creates high-paying, good quality jobs was outlined by Finance Minister Rod Phillips in the Fall Economic Statement. Ontario is a province of tremendous opportunity and potential however, high taxes, excessive payroll costs and burdensome red … Continue reading “A plan to create a more competitive business environment”

Barrett advocates for fur industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Fur has deep roots in Canada’s history and in Ontario, over 10,000 people work in this remarkable heritage industry. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stood in the Ontario Legislature on two separate occasions this week to talk about those who work as trappers, on small family-run farms, … Continue reading “Barrett advocates for fur industry”

The brutal World War II Battle of the Scheldt

By MPP Toby Barrett The First Canadian Army was instrumental in the Battle of the Scheldt, 75 years ago, which opened the crucial Port of Antwerp to Allied shipping. The battle took place in northern Belgium and southwestern Netherlands against well-established Wehrmacht defenders.  On October 2, the battle began in earnest and was fought until … Continue reading “The brutal World War II Battle of the Scheldt”

Barrett advocates for fur industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Fur has deep roots in Canada’s history and in Ontario, over 10,000 people work in this remarkable heritage industry. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stood in the Ontario Legislature on two separate occasions this week to talk about those who work as trappers, on small family-run farms, … Continue reading “Barrett advocates for fur industry”