Nothing fair about Fair Hydro Act: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett addressed the contradiction of the Fair Hydro Act during debate on the topic in the Ontario Legislature. “There’s a figure of speech, where apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction. It’s known as an oxymoron. The phrase that comes to mind is … Continue reading “Nothing fair about Fair Hydro Act: Barrett”

Barrett continues to push for an orderly processing vegetable market

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 18, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Unsatisfied with answers he received in regards to the current stalemate between the province’s processing vegetable growers and the government, Opposition Agriculture Critic Toby Barrett continued to push for the election of directors to the Processing Vegetable Growers’ board, as well as a release of … Continue reading “Barrett continues to push for an orderly processing vegetable market”

Barrett to Leal: When will we see the election of processing vegetable directors?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Toby Barrett, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP and Opposition Critic to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, asked the Minister of Agriculture for an update on the processing vegetable industry during Question Period this week. “When will we see your government’s promised economic impact study—it has … Continue reading “Barrett to Leal: When will we see the election of processing vegetable directors?”

Barrett pays tribute to Battle of Atlantic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 8, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett paid tribute to Canadians who fought and died during the Second World War’s Battle of the Atlantic. More than 2,000 members of the Royal Canadian Navy and 700 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force gave up their lives during the … Continue reading “Barrett pays tribute to Battle of Atlantic”

Barrett ramps up call for action on Lyme

For immediate release: May 8, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continued to call for action on Lyme disease in the Ontario Legislature Wednesday night. Barrett first raised questions about actions as mandated by his Private Member’s Bill Provincial Framework and Action Plan concerning Emerging Vector-Borne Diseases Act, 2015 in the Legislature. … Continue reading “Barrett ramps up call for action on Lyme”

Why budget cuts for wealth-generating ministries?

For immediate release: May 3, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett questioned the cuts to what he termed the “ministries overseeing the generating of wealth” during budget bill debate in the Ontario Legislature. “We know that the present Ontario budget is planned to go up, in the coming budget year, by $6 … Continue reading “Why budget cuts for wealth-generating ministries?”

Budget fails to address the debt and ignores Opposition requests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2017     QUEEN’S PARK – Today’s budget provides more questions than answers as the government introduces a budget that does not address Ontario’s $312 billion debt. And, the big question remains, is the budget really balanced or is it a case of “cooking the books”? With the claim the … Continue reading “Budget fails to address the debt and ignores Opposition requests”

Ontario’s agri-food budget cut $47 million: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 27, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Today’s budget didn’t offer much for farmers, agri-food processors or rural Ontario, according to Opposition Agriculture Critic Toby Barrett. Our farms and factories are under the gun of additional costs from cap and trade piled upon the skyrocketing costs for electricity – but there was … Continue reading “Ontario’s agri-food budget cut $47 million: Barrett”

Barrett addresses debt, taxes in Legislature

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 24, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett spoke in the Ontario Legislature today against the government record of taxes and debt as the solution to all problems. “To paraphrase the famous quote from Ben Franklin – in today’s Ontario, nothing can be certain except death, debt and taxes,” … Continue reading “Barrett addresses debt, taxes in Legislature”