Barrett reiterates demand for Caledonia compensation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 15, 2017     QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has reiterated his call for compensation to businesses and homeowners in the wake of the Argyle Street blockade. During Question Period this week, Barrett explained to the Ontario Legislature that the month-long blockade put “businesses and homeowners through psychological and … Continue reading “Barrett reiterates demand for Caledonia compensation”

Barrett bill to proclaim Simcoe Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 13, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett has introduced legislation The Simcoe Day Act, 2017 to proclaim the first Monday in August in each year as Simcoe Day. Simcoe was the first Lieutenant-Governor of what is now Ontario, being appointed as the first vice-regal representative of Upper Canada … Continue reading “Barrett bill to proclaim Simcoe Day”

Ontarians deserve a break on their hydro bills, not billions spent on foreign companies

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 3017 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined Opposition Energy Critic Todd Smith to urge the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to reject Hydro One’s application for yet another unaffordable rate increase for Ontario families. In a letter to the OEB, Smith highlighted the fact that Ontario families are paying … Continue reading “Ontarians deserve a break on their hydro bills, not billions spent on foreign companies”

$15 minimum wage up for debate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2017   SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett heads on the road for hearings on Bill 148 as part of the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs, while the government is perhaps starting to waiver on a $15 minimum wage. Last week, Liberal Labour Minister Kevin Flynn announced on … Continue reading “$15 minimum wage up for debate”

Engineers confirm electricity waste

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 6, 2017   SIMCOE – The amount of waste in conjunction with the government’s handling of the electricity file continues to grow exponentially. The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers did their own calculation of the government’s electricity statistics and found $1 billion worth of clean electricity was wasted in 2016. This … Continue reading “Engineers confirm electricity waste”

School closure moratorium answering Opposition call, but too late for some

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2017   SIMCOE – Just two days before students enter Our Lady of LaSalette for the final time, the government announced a new plan to support rural and northern schools by revamping the school closure process, providing a new fund to support these schools and encouraging investments in Internet technology … Continue reading “School closure moratorium answering Opposition call, but too late for some”

Wynne making test more costly for young drivers

For Immediate Release: June 23, 2017   Simcoe – Premier Kathleen Wynne and Transportation Minister Steven DelDuca have been caught red-handed trying to slyly jack up drivers’ licence fees for first-time drivers. “The regulation says that it will cost more to write knowledge tests in Ontario as of July 1st,” Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett explained. … Continue reading “Wynne making test more costly for young drivers”

Public hearings struck on labour legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 15, 2017   Barrett urges farmers, small business to testify on minimum wage   SIMCOE- Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is urging farmers and small business owners impacted by the planned minimum wage increase to $15 to testify before public hearings on the bill. The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs … Continue reading “Public hearings struck on labour legislation”

Barrett backs Brown’s call for not increasing electricity distribution rates

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 9, 2017   SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called for the government to put the brakes on a planned hike in electricity distribution rates. Hydro One recently filed an application with the Ontario Energy board to increase distribution rates, resulting in the average family paying another $141 annually. Opposition Leader … Continue reading “Barrett backs Brown’s call for not increasing electricity distribution rates”

Barrett supports Transparency in Gas Pricing Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2017 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is supporting his colleague Monte McNaughton’s bill that will require natural gas distributors to show the amount of the cap and trade tax on consumer bills. McNaughton brought forward the private member’s bill last week after he heard from stakeholders and ratepayers that … Continue reading “Barrett supports Transparency in Gas Pricing Act”