Barrett questions carbon tax impact on agriculture, seniors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK  – Long an opponent of carbon taxes, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett questioned the new federal tax’s impact on agriculture and seniors during Question Period yesterday. “Farmers in my riding have told me time and time again that this carbon tax is going to raise the cost of … Continue reading “Barrett questions carbon tax impact on agriculture, seniors”

Barrett renews call for cutting red tape and duplication

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett called for red tape reduction and getting rid of the duplication with the Ontario Toxics Reduction Act during debate of Bill 66 at Queen’s Park yesterday. Barrett was speaking to the Restoring Ontario’s Competiveness Act, 2019 and drew on his experience as … Continue reading “Barrett renews call for cutting red tape and duplication”

Ontario consulting with parents and experts on enhancements to Ontario Autism Program

For Immediate Release: April 2, 2019 Input will be used to determine how best to provide additional needs-based supports   Queen’s Park – The Ontario government is putting families first by engaging with parents of children with autism on further enhancements to the Ontario Autism Program. “This is great news and I certainly gained valuable … Continue reading “Ontario consulting with parents and experts on enhancements to Ontario Autism Program”

Barrett boosts community newspapers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Community newspapers are still a vital source of information in small town and rural Ontario, said Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett. He made these comments in the Ontario Legislature while speaking in favour of a Private Member’s Bill Supporting Ontario’s Community, Rural and Agricultural Newspapers Act, introduced … Continue reading “Barrett boosts community newspapers”

Ontario to invest in Haldimand-Norfolk’s highways

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2019       QUEEN’S PARK — Today Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett announced the Ontario government is putting people first by investing in Highways 3 and 6 to improve traffic safety in Haldimand and Norfolk.  Locally, in Haldimand-Norfolk, approved projects are road rehabilitation on: Highway 3 from Tillsonburg … Continue reading “Ontario to invest in Haldimand-Norfolk’s highways”

Norfolk eligible for public transit improvements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK —  On April 2, Norfolk County and 84 other eligible municipalities located outside of the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) will be able to nominate their most critical public transit projects for consideration under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP). This stream will fund construction, … Continue reading “Norfolk eligible for public transit improvements”

MNR funding flows for challenges with leaking wells

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is hopeful money provided by the province will assist in finding a solution to gas well problems locally, and across the province. The $500,000 in funding was transferred to Norfolk County to assist in identifying potential mitigation strategies, increase monitoring and identify … Continue reading “MNR funding flows for challenges with leaking wells”

Ontario invests in small and rural municipalities to improve service delivery and efficiency

Investments Will Support Communities, Respect Taxpayer Dollars FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – Ontario’s government is working to improve local service delivery and efficiency with the province’s municipalities. On March 20, Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced a one-time investment for many of Ontario’s small and rural municipalities. Haldimand … Continue reading “Ontario invests in small and rural municipalities to improve service delivery and efficiency”

Barrett supports new local food goal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 19, 2019   QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario government is removing red tape barriers and opening the door for local food in the broader public sector, to make it easier for organizations like colleges, universities, hospitals and municipalities to serve local food. Toby Barrett, MPP for Haldimand-Norfolk, supports Minister of Agriculture, … Continue reading “Barrett supports new local food goal”

Ontario investing in urgent hospital needs in Haldimand-Norfolk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 22, 2019 SIMCOE – Haldimand-Norfolk hospitals will be receiving more than $3 million as part of a $175 million province-wide investment to fund upgrades, repairs and facility maintenance. The government is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of patients. The following hospitals in Haldimand-Norfolk are receiving funding this year through … Continue reading “Ontario investing in urgent hospital needs in Haldimand-Norfolk”