A new vision for mental health and addiction services

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2010 Simcoe – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is hopeful there will be meaningful changes for those in need of mental health and/or addiction services. After almost two years of meetings with hundreds of mental health and addictions organizations, clients, and families from across Ontario, a nine member committee has just … Continue reading “A new vision for mental health and addiction services”

Barrett, Hudak target municipal muzzle on wind power Opposition to restore decision-making to local councillors

For Immediate Release: August 17, 2010 Windsor – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined Opposition Leader Tim Hudak in reiterating a commitment to restore the local decision-making powers that were stripped away from Ontario municipalities through Dalton McGuinty’s so-called “Green Energy Act.” Barrett commented following Hudak’s address to the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), in … Continue reading “Barrett, Hudak target municipal muzzle on wind power Opposition to restore decision-making to local councillors”

Online gambling — money grab on backs of low-income addicts

For Immediate Release: August 11, 2010 Queen’s Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett says the McGuinty government’s idea to roll out online gambling is a revenue grab on the backs of low-income Ontarians. “We have a government who has plunged our province into a $20 billion record deficit and their answer is to use $400 … Continue reading “Online gambling — money grab on backs of low-income addicts”

Tim Hudak Calls for Full Review of Dalton McGuinty´s LHINs After Ombudsman Confirms ‘Secret’ and ‘Illegal’ Actions

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2010 Today, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and Ontario PC Health Critic Christine Elliott called for a full review of the recent health care cuts imposed by Dalton McGuinty´s Hamilton – Niagara – Haldimand – Brant (HNHB) LHIN, after an investigation by Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin confirmed that the LHIN … Continue reading “Tim Hudak Calls for Full Review of Dalton McGuinty´s LHINs After Ombudsman Confirms ‘Secret’ and ‘Illegal’ Actions”

Barrett supports Hudak’s revival of mid-pen corridor

For Immediate Release: August 5, 2010 Simcoe – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett agrees with Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak who has said that the time for a new highway corridor through Niagara and Hamilton is now. “I supported this Mid-Peninsula Highway under previous PC Premiers Mike Harris and Ernie Eves. Then Haldimand County was growing … Continue reading “Barrett supports Hudak’s revival of mid-pen corridor”

Environment Commissioner highlights eco fee fiasco

For Immediate Release: July 27, 2010 Simcoe: Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett says he’s heartened by the Environmental Commissioner’s concerns with the chaotic way in which the McGuinty Government’s rolled out the eco fee program. The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s (ECO) report on the tax debacle, titled, “Getting it Right”, further pointed to the government’s … Continue reading “Environment Commissioner highlights eco fee fiasco”

Barrett calls on McGuinty to choose carrot over eco-tax stick

For Immediate Release: July 14, 2010 Simcoe – Instead of penalizing manufacturers, retailers and customers, we should be providing incentives to support and promote production and consumption habits that foster more sustainable lifestyles. That from Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett who questions why the McGuinty government always chooses the stick over the carrot. “Let’s make … Continue reading “Barrett calls on McGuinty to choose carrot over eco-tax stick”

Environment Critic Barrett supports scrapping eco-tax

For Immediate Release: July 13, 2010 Queens Park – Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett and Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak are calling on Dalton McGuinty to scrap his so-called ‘eco – tax’ During a media conference at Queens Park the pair further committed that, if the McGuinty Liberals fail to eliminate their latest tax-grab, then … Continue reading “Environment Critic Barrett supports scrapping eco-tax”

Barrett to McGuinty: Drop the 100 per cent cement mix eco fee

For Immediate Release: July 8, 2010 Simcoe – Under the McGuinty government’s yet-to-be-announced eco fee program, a 60 pound bag of cement mix, which retails for $3.99, as of July 1st has a new tax of $3.90 – an almost 100 per cent increase. As many know, an Ontario-government agency, Stewardship Ontario, has launched its … Continue reading “Barrett to McGuinty: Drop the 100 per cent cement mix eco fee”

Should we have the right to recall our politicians? Ontario PC Government Will Introduce Democratic Reforms

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2010 Simcoe – MPP Toby Barrett is joining fellow Ontario PC members to recall efforts towards democratic reform in Ontario. Six years ago, Barrett introduced ‘recall’ legislation to allow elected representatives to be voted out of office through referendum. Today, Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak appointed Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark … Continue reading “Should we have the right to recall our politicians? Ontario PC Government Will Introduce Democratic Reforms”