Have your say on Ontario water opportunities, public hearings for McGuinty water bill set for Toronto

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010 Queens Park – As electricity bill rate hikes send shockwaves across the province Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett is asking residents and stakeholders alike to raise their voices before McGuinty’s water bill becomes a reality. Committee hearings have been set for Toronto to consider Bill 72, An Act to … Continue reading “Have your say on Ontario water opportunities, public hearings for McGuinty water bill set for Toronto”

Barrett questions ‘smart’ness of smart meters 5 years after committee hearings, local fears have been realized

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2010 Queens Park – Smart meters means little conservation and a major cost to consumers. That according to MPP Toby Barrett who indicated local testimony five years ago warned of the smart meter plan pitfalls. “The Haldimand Federation of Agriculture testified down in our area,” Barrett recalled. “Frank Sommer…noted, ‘We’re … Continue reading “Barrett questions ‘smart’ness of smart meters 5 years after committee hearings, local fears have been realized”

Opposition details ‘laundry’ list of government gaffes 30 government MPP’s MIA in Legislature

For Immediate Release: September 27, 2010 Queens Park –MPP Toby Barrett echoed the concerns of Opposition Leader Tim Hudak regarding the skyrocketing cost of tax grabs and pricey pet programs at Queens Park this morning. “This government implemented the largest tax increase in the history of Ontario, scrapped property tax cuts for seniors, and cancelled … Continue reading “Opposition details ‘laundry’ list of government gaffes 30 government MPP’s MIA in Legislature”

MPP Barrett to repeat call for Caledonia Inquiry

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2010 Queens Park: Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett will reiterate his call for an inquiry into province’s role in the ongoing Caledonia land dispute. Barrett is set to speak to MPP Ted Chudleigh’s private members bill titled, the Public Inquiry into Caledonia Act, 2010, Thursday afternoon. “I’m eager to get the … Continue reading “MPP Barrett to repeat call for Caledonia Inquiry”

Environment Commissioner criticizes policy for the North

For Immediate Release: September 24, 2010 SIMCOE – Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gordon Miller highlighted some of the shortfalls of the McGuinty government when it comes to northern Ontario in his recently-released report. “Environmental Commissioner Gordon Miller points out what I have been saying over the past several months – the Far North Act does … Continue reading “Environment Commissioner criticizes policy for the North”

Losing track of landfill capacity leaves Ontario in a mess, Barrett backs call for moratorium until dump info is updated

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2010 Queens Park– The latest revelation from Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner indicates just how much McGuinty has lost control of the waste management file. “Yesterday, Gord Miller made it clear government doesn’t even know how much landfill capacity is available across the province right now,” stated Barrett. “And yet we continue … Continue reading “Losing track of landfill capacity leaves Ontario in a mess, Barrett backs call for moratorium until dump info is updated”

McGuinty can’t see the forest or the trees!! ECO report highlights failing tree planting commitments

For Immediate Release: September 23, 2010 St. Thomas: Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett echoes the concern for lacklustre provincial tree planting commitments highlighted in the Environmental Commissioners (ECO) report. The ECO report indicated that while Federal guidelines recommend watersheds have 30 per cent forest cover, most Southwestern Ontario watersheds are just over half that – … Continue reading “McGuinty can’t see the forest or the trees!! ECO report highlights failing tree planting commitments”

ECO report focuses on government failure to deliver on environment

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2010 St. Thomas: Today’s report from Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller highlights a trail of broken commitments, wasted spending and lacklustre consultation underlining McGuinty’s failure to deliver on environment according to Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett. The report reveals that Dalton McGuinty failed to protect beach lands, and failed to consult … Continue reading “ECO report focuses on government failure to deliver on environment”

ECO report focuses on government failure to deliver on environment

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2010 St. Thomas: Today’s report from Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller highlights a trail of broken commitments, wasted spending and lacklustre consultation underlining McGuinty’s failure to deliver on environment according to Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett. The report reveals that Dalton McGuinty failed to protect beach lands, and failed to consult … Continue reading “ECO report focuses on government failure to deliver on environment”