Barrett introduces private member’s bill on ALUS

For immediate release: Aug. 13, 2018 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett today introduced his Private Member’s Bill An Act respecting a voluntary program for the alternate use of agricultural land and the production of ecosystem services on that land in the Ontario Legislature. The bill will require the Minister of Natural Resources and … Continue reading “Barrett introduces private member’s bill on ALUS”

Barrett congratulates local Ontario game medalists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 10, 2018       SIMCOE- MPP Toby Barrett extended congratulations to Ontario Summer Games medalists from Haldimand-Norfolk. Held in London this year from Aug. 2-5, the Ontario Summer Games are a showcase for young athletes from ages 12 to 18. The games take place every two years. Medalists from Haldimand-Norfolk … Continue reading “Barrett congratulates local Ontario game medalists”

Barrett questions constitutionality of carbon tax legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 7, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP questioned the constitutionality of the federal government’s carbon tax legislation during Question Period in the Ontario Legislature today. “While we know that the Trudeau Liberals’ carbon tax will obviously drive up the costs of goods and services we all rely on every day, … Continue reading “Barrett questions constitutionality of carbon tax legislation”

John Graves Simcoe recognized in Ontario Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 26, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett paid tribute to an important figure in Ontario’s history in a statement in the Ontario Legislature this week. John Graves Simcoe was the first lieutenant-governor of Ontario, the namesake for Norfolk County’s seat and one of its largest lakes, and a … Continue reading “John Graves Simcoe recognized in Ontario Legislature”

Barrett pleased task force recommendations released for Lyme Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 7, 2018   SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was pleased to see the release of the report from the Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses Task Force. Barrett, who’s 2015 Private Member’s Bill An Act to require a provincial framework and action plan concerning vector-borne diseases, required the establishment of a … Continue reading “Barrett pleased task force recommendations released for Lyme Month”

Barrett tax relief motion voted down

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2018   SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett’s Private Members Motion to limit future tax burdens was defeated in the Ontario Legislature on March 29. Barrett’s motion read: “That in the opinion of this House, the Ontario government should reduce taxes where feasible, and not introduce any new provincial taxes … Continue reading “Barrett tax relief motion voted down”

Barrett tables motion for tax relief

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2018 QUEEN’S PARK – Today Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett tabled a motion in the Ontario Legislature calling on the government to provide relief for Ontario taxpayers. Barrett’s motion read: That in the opinion of this House, the Ontario government should reduce taxes where feasible, and not introduce any new … Continue reading “Barrett tables motion for tax relief”

Barrett calls on finance minister to balance budget

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – In the wake of the government Throne Speech that announced a coming budget deficit, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called on the Ontario government to balance the books. Prior to the Throne Speech that promised new spending and a deficit, the government said the budget would … Continue reading “Barrett calls on finance minister to balance budget”

Barrett pushes transportation minister on Highway 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett took the Minister of Transportation to task over the mishandling of the repair and re-construction of Highway 6 between Caledonia and Hagersville during Question Period at Queen’s Park. Barrett spoke of the many calls and e-mails received on a daily basis … Continue reading “Barrett pushes transportation minister on Highway 6”

Report blasts Hydro One privatization

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 14, 2018   SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett points to the recent Financial Accountability Office(FAO) report on the privatization of Hydro One as more evidence of the government’s bungling of the electricity file. The province’s financial watchdog released a report on Monday that found it would have been more economical … Continue reading “Report blasts Hydro One privatization”