No government compensation for losses associated with gas well leak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 30, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was told home owners displaced due to a gas leak won’t be receiving compensation for property damage and any long-term health effects from the province. On Wednesday, Barrett asked Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry about the situation of Ian … Continue reading “No government compensation for losses associated with gas well leak”

No government compensation for losses associated with gas well leak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 30, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was told home owners displaced due to a gas leak won’t be receiving compensation for property damage and any long-term health effects from the province. On Wednesday, Barrett asked Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Kathryn McGarry about the situation of Ian … Continue reading “No government compensation for losses associated with gas well leak”

Input sought for employment legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 26, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Dates and times for hearings have been set for Bill 148, An Act to amend the Employment Standards Act, 2000 and the Labour Relations Act, 1995 before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs. This is the legislation that will increase the minimum wage. … Continue reading “Input sought for employment legislation”

Barrett questions natural resources minister about natural gas wells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is still looking for answers after questioning the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry about natural gas well issues in Norfolk County. A gas leak in the Silver Hill area in August resulted in six homes being evacuated in August, and … Continue reading “Barrett questions natural resources minister about natural gas wells”

Simcoe Day Act passes Second Reading in Ontario Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 29, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – The Civic Holiday Monday in August is one step closer to becoming Simcoe Day. Members of the Ontario Legislature gave unanimous support to Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett’s Private Member’s Bill The Simcoe Day Act after Second Reading debate yesterday. The act would proclaim the first … Continue reading “Simcoe Day Act passes Second Reading in Ontario Legislature”

Name one farmer in favour of these tax hikes on farm corporations: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Opposition benches erupted when Toby Barrett, Agriculture Critic and MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, asked Premier Wynne if she has “challenged this tax grab on farm corporations with the Prime Minister.” As Barrett demanded, “Why will you not join us in fighting these tax hikes, so the … Continue reading “Name one farmer in favour of these tax hikes on farm corporations: Barrett”

Local MPP touts area festivals, fairs and fun

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 25, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett sent an open invitation to attend “some of the best fairs in the province” in the Legislature today. He mentioned Dunnville’s Mudcat Festival, Port Rowan Bayfest, Charlotteville’s Donnybook, Delhi’s Fall Fest and Pumpkinfest. “The week leading up to Thanksgiving presents two … Continue reading “Local MPP touts area festivals, fairs and fun”

Barrett reiterates demand for Caledonia compensation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2017     QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has reiterated his call for compensation to businesses and homeowners in the wake of the Argyle Street blockade. During Question Period this week, Barrett explained to the Ontario Legislature that the month-long blockade put “businesses and homeowners through psychological and … Continue reading “Barrett reiterates demand for Caledonia compensation”

Barrett bill to proclaim Simcoe Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has introduced legislation The Simcoe Day Act, 2017 to proclaim the first Monday in August in each year as Simcoe Day. Simcoe was the first Lieutenant-Governor of what is now Ontario, being appointed as the first vice-regal representative of Upper Canada … Continue reading “Barrett bill to proclaim Simcoe Day”

Ontarians deserve a break on their hydro bills, not billions spent on foreign companies

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 3017 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined Opposition Energy Critic Todd Smith to urge the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to reject Hydro One’s application for yet another unaffordable rate increase for Ontario families. In a letter to the OEB, Smith highlighted the fact that Ontario families are paying … Continue reading “Ontarians deserve a break on their hydro bills, not billions spent on foreign companies”