Barrett’s bill on ALUS receives unanimous support

For immediate release: September 27, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – A Private Member’s Bill introduced by Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett, concerning alternate land use of agricultural land, has received all-party support in the Ontario Legislature. Bill 28, “An Act respecting a voluntary program for the alternate use of agricultural land and the production of ecosystem … Continue reading “Barrett’s bill on ALUS receives unanimous support”

Gasoline prices down, natural gas expansion plans announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 20, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – The cost of living in rural Ontario is set to become more affordable. The price of gasoline dropped about five cents a litre yesterday as the cost of the cap-and-trade carbon tax was removed from gasoline. “Cars and gasoline are essential to rural life, and … Continue reading “Gasoline prices down, natural gas expansion plans announced”

Ontario government launches consultation into public spending

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 6, 2018   SIMCOE – Ontario’s Government for the People is continuing to take action in restoring trust and accountability in the province’s finances. On Aug. 29, a three-week online public consultation, Planning for Prosperity: A Consultation for the People was launched to complement the line-by-line review of all provincial programs … Continue reading “Ontario government launches consultation into public spending”

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”