Broadband is essential in farm Ontario

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2019 Queen’s Park — Without a doubt, being disconnected means being disadvantaged. The Ontario Government has committed $63.7 million in South-Western Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) increasing Internet connectivity for those living and working in Norfolk County. “For years, I’ve been hearing from people in my area complaining—I hear these complaints … Continue reading “Broadband is essential in farm Ontario”

Local MPPs celebrates one-year anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2019 MPPs Toby Barrett, Will Bouma and Ernie Hardeman recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and began working for the people of, respectively, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brantford-Brant and Oxford.   Along with the entire PC team, the local MPPs renewed their commitment to respect taxpayers, … Continue reading “Local MPPs celebrates one-year anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People”

Turkey hunters reminded to fill out mandatory report

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 6, 2019 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett wants to remind turkey hunters to fill out their mandatory reports now that turkey season is closed. As part of the changes to the licensing system, mandatory reporting of hunting effort, success and wildlife seen while hunting all must be reported. The report … Continue reading “Turkey hunters reminded to fill out mandatory report”

Barrett encourages residents to have say on Ontario animal welfare

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 31, 2019 SIMCOE – The way Ontario animal welfare law is enforced is changing. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is encouraging residents to share their views on how the province can develop a system that is transparent and accountable, and above all, keeps animals safe. Currently there aretemporary measures in place to … Continue reading “Barrett encourages residents to have say on Ontario animal welfare”

Senior’s grant program open

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2019\ QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett encouraged local seniors to apply to the Seniors Community Grant Program. Designed to keep seniors healthy, active and socially connected within their communities, the $3 million program is designed to provide grants to non-profit community organizations. Grants can be between $1,000 and … Continue reading “Senior’s grant program open”

Better broadband service coming soon to Norfolk

Investment will help rural residents take part in the digital economy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 22, 2019 SIMCOE — Ontario’s Government is funding expansion of broadband internet into the southwest, Infrastructure Minister Monte McNaughton announced today, as he unveiled a key piece of the province’s budget commitment to improve people’s connections, no matter where they … Continue reading “Better broadband service coming soon to Norfolk”

Ontario invests $850,000 in Invasive Species Centre  Funding to support management and advance scientific research in the fight against invasive species   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 17, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is investing $850,000 in the Invasive Species Centre to support ongoing research and management of invasive species across the province. The Invasive … Continue reading “”

Ontario adding more mental health and addiction services in communities across the province

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 16, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario’s mental health care system is disconnected, making it difficult for patients and families to get the care and services they need. This leaves many vulnerable Ontarians to navigate a confusing system on their own and access timely mental health care only when in crisis. Too … Continue reading “Ontario adding more mental health and addiction services in communities across the province”

Queen’s Park remembers Red

For Immediate Release: May, 7 2019 Queen’s Park – Yet again, Red Kelly was the topic of discussion at Queen’s Park. Yesterday, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett made a statement in the Ontario Legislature honouring the passing of hockey hall of famer Red Kelly. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to a man—a legend—who taught me … Continue reading “Queen’s Park remembers Red”

Ontario introduces legislation to keep our roads safe, protect frontline workers, schoolchildren, and motorcyclists

Proposed changes will include measures to cut red tape and save businesses and taxpayers time and money FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 5, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – The Getting Ontario Moving Act , if passed, would cut red tape for our province’s job creators, help keep our roads safe and enable the province to upload responsibility for … Continue reading “Ontario introduces legislation to keep our roads safe, protect frontline workers, schoolchildren, and motorcyclists”