Job losses confirm minimum wage hike a job-killer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 9, 2017 SIMCOE – The impacts of Ontario’s new labour legislation are already having a negative effect on the economy. Statistics Canada January Labour Force Survey reaffirms the findings of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce report released only days ago, which found low labour force participation, low business confidence, and declining … Continue reading “Job losses confirm minimum wage hike a job-killer”

Archeological findings delayed Highway 6 repaving two years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 24, 2017   SIMCOE – The Minister of Transportation’s office has confirmed details of the delay in the Highway 6 reconstruction. “The section of Highway 6 between Hagersville and Caledonia was scheduled to be reconstructed two years ago, but due to archeological findings, construction had to be delayed until this spring,” … Continue reading “Archeological findings delayed Highway 6 repaving two years”

Keep up the pressure on Highway 6 potholes: Barrett

HAGERSVILLE –Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continues to pressure the province to fix potholes on Highway 6 between Hagersville and Caledonia. Over a week ago, Barrett’s office was in contact with the office of Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca, asking for action. This follows up on months of action working on safety issues associated with … Continue reading “Keep up the pressure on Highway 6 potholes: Barrett”

Barrett votes Sunday – Colleges back to work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was one of 39 legislators who voted Sunday for the legislation that ended the college strike to result in classes resuming on Tuesday. The vote in favour of the legislation was 39-18, with all the opposing votes coming from the NDP … Continue reading “Barrett votes Sunday – Colleges back to work”

Remains unknown where NAFTA talking going: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 15, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP and Opposition Ag Critic MPP Toby Barrett went to bat for agri-business during a speech on the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. “It’s a very important ceremony to pay tribute and to recognize those farmers who are out there at the forefront,” … Continue reading “Remains unknown where NAFTA talking going: Barrett”

Municipal investigators feel shut out of Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program

For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017   Queen’s Park — Municipal wildlife investigators feel the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs is closing them out of the province’s predation damage compensation program. “Minister, the OFA is hearing about these kinds of problems right across Ontario,” local MPP and Agriculture Critic Toby Barrett said in … Continue reading “Municipal investigators feel shut out of Ontario Wildlife Damage Compensation Program”

Three deadlines to keep in mind for pre-budget hearings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 1, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Any parties wanting to appear before the Ontario Legislature’s pre-budget consultations 2018 need to pay heed to the deadlines. The first hearing date is set for Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Toronto. For those who … Continue reading “Three deadlines to keep in mind for pre-budget hearings”

Local MPP touts Simcoe’s Panorama

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 30, 2017     QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett praised Simcoe’s Christmas Panorama during a statement in the Ontario Legislature yesterday. Known as Ontario’s original light festival, Barrett described Panorama as a blend of magic, childhood fantasy, family, hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides. “The tales and legends … Continue reading “Local MPP touts Simcoe’s Panorama”

Attainable and affordable childcare for Ontario families

For Immediate Release: November 27, 2017   Queen’s Park – Opposition Leader Patrick Brown and his colleagues understand childcare across Ontario is tough to find, and once found, it’s hard finding a way to pay for it. At his first campaign stop, Patrick Brown announced that an Ontario PC government will introduce a new Ontario … Continue reading “Attainable and affordable childcare for Ontario families”

Barrett votes against minimum wage legislation

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 23, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined his Opposition colleagues in voting against The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. This sweeping legislation will make dramatic changes to the province’s labour legislation, including increasing the minimum wage to $14 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018, with a … Continue reading “Barrett votes against minimum wage legislation”