Ontario protecting agri-food workers and food supply chain

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 16, 2020 Comprehensive new strategy designed to prevent spread of COVID-19 QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government has launched a comprehensive strategy to prevent COVID-19 transmission and protect farm workers.  Toby Barrett ,MPP and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, said this strategy will safeguard our food supply chain. Announced earlier … Continue reading “Ontario protecting agri-food workers and food supply chain”

Delivering Broadband with First Connections in Norfolk County

TURKEY POINT – Canada and Ontario are delivering on their commitment to create even more economic and educational opportunities in rural, remote and underserved areas of the province through an improved, modern broadband network in Southwestern Ontario. Today, the province celebrated the first customers to receive high-speed internet in Norfolk County through the Southwestern Integrated … Continue reading “Delivering Broadband with First Connections in Norfolk County”

Tax cuts create jobs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2020 SIMCOE – Ontario’s provincial budget introduced several tax cuts and other measures designed to provide business relief. The government is planning to invest $4.8 billion in initiatives that will support jobs now, while removing barriers that would hold Ontario back from a strong recovery from COVID-19. Among the major initiatives … Continue reading “Tax cuts create jobs”

Ontario budgeting additional hours for long-term care residents

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2020 SIMCOE – One of the important planks in today’s budget was an investment to increase the hours of direct care for long-term care patients to an average of four hours per day. Ontario’s Action Plan now sets out a total of $45 billion in support over three years to make available … Continue reading “Ontario budgeting additional hours for long-term care residents”

Broadband funding approaches $1billion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 5, 2020 SIMCOE – The Ontario government announced another $680 million to expand broadband and cellular access this week. The $680 million being announced today is on top of the $315 million to support Up to Speed: Ontario’s Broadband and Cellular Action Plan. This funding will be used for shovel-ready projects, will create jobs, … Continue reading “Broadband funding approaches $1billion”

Ontario adding hospital beds in Haldimand-Norfolk

Investment will increase hospital capacity, reduce  surgical backlogs and improve access to care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 3. 2020 SIMCOE ― In Haldimand-Norfolk, Norfolk General Hospital will be receiving up to $2,355,600 for up to 12 total patient beds to help alleviate hospital capacity pressures and reduce wait times.  “This funding is important to ensure the continuity … Continue reading “Ontario adding hospital beds in Haldimand-Norfolk”

Haldimand and Norfolk to receive combined $10 million in OMPF funding

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 30, 2020 SIMCOE – Local municipalities will receive more than $10 million in funding through the Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF). The OMPF is the province’s main general assistance grant, used to support the local priorities and specific needs of 389 municipalities, with a special emphasis on northern and rural communities. Haldimand … Continue reading “Haldimand and Norfolk to receive combined $10 million in OMPF funding”

Provincial programs to assist non-profits, festivals

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 29, 2020 SIMCOE – Ontario is making available three different grant programs to assist the province’s tourism, culture and non-profit sectors to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. “When the pandemic recedes, these sectors will be important components of the economic recovery,” said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. “Jobs in this sector continues to grows … Continue reading “Provincial programs to assist non-profits, festivals”

Ontario helps keep energy costs low for families, small businesses and farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Oct. 15, 2020  PORT DOVER – The Ontario government is helping to keep the cost of energy low for families, small businesses and farmers by keeping electricity rates stable and providing customers with more choice and energy assistance programs.  Customers eligible for the Ontario Electricity Rebate (OER) will automatically receive a 33.2% reduction off their … Continue reading “Ontario helps keep energy costs low for families, small businesses and farmers”

Ontario supports small businesses through $60 million grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 15, 2020 TORONTO — The Ontario government is continuing to help businesses rebuild, reinvest and create good jobs across the province.  Prabmeet Sarkaria, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction, recently announced Ontario’s Main Street Recovery Plan and intends to introduce the Main Street Recovery Act, 2020, proposed legislation that … Continue reading “Ontario supports small businesses through $60 million grant”