Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19

Province announces additional health care resources and  support for people, jobs and employers across Ontario FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27. 2020 SIMCOE – Finance Minister Rod Phillips and Premier Doug Ford released Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19 (March 2020 Economic and Fiscal Update) on Wednesday, pledging $17 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 crisis. The … Continue reading “Ontario’s Action Plan: Responding to COVID-19”

‘Tear down this blockade’: Barrett

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 10, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continued to demand action on the illegal blockade on Highway 6 in Caledonia. Following up on a similar statement last Tuesday, Barrett again reiterated, “The illegal blockade of Highway 6 at Caledonia must come down”. The Highway 6 blockade is part of … Continue reading “‘Tear down this blockade’: Barrett”

Barrett speaks up for Caledonia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 3, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called on the blockades to come down in Caledonia during a statement in the Ontario Legislature today. “The illegal blockade of Highway 6 at Caledonia must come down. It’s a position I’ve consistently fought for over the past 14 years,” he said … Continue reading “Barrett speaks up for Caledonia”

Barrett touts improved job numbers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 28, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett paraded the improvement in provincial jobs numbers during a statement in the Ontario Legislature this week. “Since my party formed government in June 2018, employment in Ontario has increased by 307,000 jobs. In fact, we’re leading the nation, with 76% of our … Continue reading “Barrett touts improved job numbers”

Barrett raises awareness on phragmites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 26, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK –  Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett used a statement in the Ontario Legislature to raise awareness about phrgamites and give kudos to local groups for their efforts in combating the invasive. “In my riding, phragmites has been a major threat over the years. This invasive plant infests our … Continue reading “Barrett raises awareness on phragmites”

Barrett highlights infrastructure investment in Haldimand and Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 21, 2020 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett outlined the $5-million-plus the Ontario government is investing in the two counties during a statement in the Ontario Legislature. “The county of Haldimand will receive over $2.6 million, and the county of Norfolk will receive over $2.5 million,” Barrett said in the … Continue reading “Barrett highlights infrastructure investment in Haldimand and Norfolk”

HN receives $5.1 million boost with Community Infrastructure Funding

For Immediate Release: January 17, 2020 SIMCOE – Both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties are getting a hand up totalling over $5 million to support work on bridges, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure. The latest investment is through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) that will see small, rural and northern communities as the beneficiaries. This … Continue reading “HN receives $5.1 million boost with Community Infrastructure Funding”

HN receives $5.1 million boost with Community Infrastructure Funding

For Immediate Release January 17, 2020 SIMCOE – Both Haldimand and Norfolk Counties are getting a hand up totalling over $5 million to support work on bridges, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure. The latest investment is through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) that will see small, rural and northern communities as the beneficiaries. This … Continue reading “HN receives $5.1 million boost with Community Infrastructure Funding”

Support for Parents initiative puts money directly into family coffers

Minister of Education offers financial assistance during teacher union strike actions   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 16, 2020 SIMCOE — The Honourable Stephen Lecce, Minister of Education, has announced the government’s plan to offer parents up to $60 per day if strike actions close schools or school-based child care centres. “Our aim has always been to reach … Continue reading “Support for Parents initiative puts money directly into family coffers”

Ontario working to keep Ontario free of deadly deer disease

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 19, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government has a plan to deal with Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) – a progressive, fatal brain disorder that mostly affects deer and elk – if, and when, it is discovered in Ontario. If CWD were detected in Ontario, the legislative changes will allow the … Continue reading “Ontario working to keep Ontario free of deadly deer disease”