Barrett speaks on ALUS bill at national conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 20, 2018   WINNIPEG – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was one of the feature speakers opening the Natural Infrastructure Forum with a speech about his Private Member’s Bill on ALUS. Co-sponsored by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, ALUS Canada and the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the forum’s purpose was to … Continue reading “Barrett speaks on ALUS bill at national conference”

Honouring the skilled Canadian snipers of past and present

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 9, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK—MPP Toby Barrett, in the spirit of Remembrance, recently spoke in the legislature to honour the bravery and skill of Canadian military snipers past and present. “During the Great War, Métis Henry Louis Norwest was a famed Canadian sniper,” Barrett said. “In trench conflict, he needed excellent … Continue reading “Honouring the skilled Canadian snipers of past and present”

Support our troops

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 9, 2018   SIMCOE – A trio of announcements have been rolled out to assist Canada’s veterans, military personnel and Legion branches. A commitment has been made to table legislation shortly to ease the burden on Ontario’s Royal Canadian Legion halls by ensuring they pay no property tax. “Veterans are Canada’s … Continue reading “Support our troops”

Petition in support of building a memorial to those who served in Afghanistan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK—MPP Toby Barrett, during this week of Remembrance, has made available in his constituency office a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in support of building a memorial to Canadian veterans of Afghanistan. “Over 40,000 Canadians bravely served in the war in Afghanistan with 159 making … Continue reading “Petition in support of building a memorial to those who served in Afghanistan”

Petition in support of building a memorial to those who served in Afghanistan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 6, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK—MPP Toby Barrett, during this week of Remembrance, has made available in his constituency office a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in support of building a memorial to Canadian veterans of Afghanistan. “Over 40,000 Canadians bravely served in the war in Afghanistan with 159 making … Continue reading “Petition in support of building a memorial to those who served in Afghanistan”

New bill will slash bureaucratic red tape

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 24, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK — Today MPP Toby Barrett shared details on how the Ontario PC Government is acting to help create and protect jobs in Ontario by reducing the regulatory burden on Ontario businesses and workers. The Making Ontario Open for Business Act will, if passed by Ontario’s Legislature, … Continue reading “New bill will slash bureaucratic red tape”

Red Kelly topic of discussion at Queen’s Park again

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2018   Queen’s Park – Yet again, Red Kelly was the topic of discussion at Queen’s Park. Simcoe North MPP Jill Dunlop let members of the Ontario Legislature know that earlier this month, Detroit Red Wings president and CEO Christopher Ilitch announced the organization would be honouring Leonard “Red” Kelly … Continue reading “Red Kelly topic of discussion at Queen’s Park again”

Government seeking input on climate change solutions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 23, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is asking the public to provide input into the future of Ontario’s climate change solution. Consultations are being done via the Internet by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks until Nov. 16. The consultation will focus on resiliency efforts, … Continue reading “Government seeking input on climate change solutions”

Have your say on our education system

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 22, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is encouraging parents to have their say in a review in Ontario’s review of the education system. Feedback from the consultations will be used to: Improve student performance in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Prepare students with needed job skills, such … Continue reading “Have your say on our education system”

Barrett’s bill on ALUS receives unanimous support

For immediate release: September 27, 2018   QUEEN’S PARK – A Private Member’s Bill introduced by Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett, concerning alternate land use of agricultural land, has received all-party support in the Ontario Legislature. Bill 28, “An Act respecting a voluntary program for the alternate use of agricultural land and the production of ecosystem … Continue reading “Barrett’s bill on ALUS receives unanimous support”