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”

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”