Hudak charges “failure of leadership” in Caledonia McGuinty still hiding behind the sofa: Barrett

For Immediate Release: October 28, 2010 Queens Park – “Why is Premier McGuinty making Caledonia families who work hard and play by the rules fend for themselves instead of holding lawbreakers accountable?” That was Opposition Leader Tim Hudak’s question in the Ontario legislature, following two days of non answers to similar questions from MPP Toby … Continue reading “Hudak charges “failure of leadership” in Caledonia McGuinty still hiding behind the sofa: Barrett”

McGuinty silent on charges of meddling in Caledonia policing, leadership vacuum highlighted in Blatchford’s ‘Helpless”

For Immediate Release: October 27, 2010 Queens Park – Dalton McGuinty and his Attorney General again did not answer for the lack of leadership on the four year Caledonia dispute. Both the Premier and Attorney General Chris Bentley danced around questions from area MPP Toby Barrett following the release of the book, “Helpless”. “Christie Blatchford’s … Continue reading “McGuinty silent on charges of meddling in Caledonia policing, leadership vacuum highlighted in Blatchford’s ‘Helpless””

Government refuses to slow McGuinty’s water bill No time for municipal representation on Committee presentations.

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2010 Queens Park – Government committee members refused to make time for municipal representatives who were on the election trail to comment on a water bill that will impact them – and their ratepayers – directly. Opposition Environment Critic, Toby Barrett requested a deferral of General Government Committee deliberations on … Continue reading “Government refuses to slow McGuinty’s water bill No time for municipal representation on Committee presentations.”

Is Blatchford’s ‘Helpless’ the final word on Caledonia? Minister shrugs call for public inquiry

For Immediate Release: October 26, 2010 Queen’s Park – On the launch of renowned journalist Christie Blatchford’s chronicle of the land occupation in Caledonia, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett asked Premier McGuinty if this book represents the final chapter. “Her book is titled Helpless: Caledonia’s Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All … Continue reading “Is Blatchford’s ‘Helpless’ the final word on Caledonia? Minister shrugs call for public inquiry”

Barrett, Savoline question timing of Water Opportunities Act. McGuinty government shuts out municipal voices on election trail

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2010 Queens Park – Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett questions whether McGuinty is purposely shutting out one of the major partners in water service delivery by holding water act hearings during the municipal election. A full afternoon of Committee hearings on Bill 72 – the Water Opportunities Act – took … Continue reading “Barrett, Savoline question timing of Water Opportunities Act. McGuinty government shuts out municipal voices on election trail”

Barrett, Martiniuk: McGuinty approach to tobacco not up to snuff

For Immediate Release: October 19, 2010 Queen’s Park – Ontario has a new blueprint for tobacco control because the McGuinty government’s approach simply is not working. The Tobacco Strategy Advisory Group released a 43-page report today, outlining a wide range of recommendations which will supposedly form the basis of the government’s Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy for … Continue reading “Barrett, Martiniuk: McGuinty approach to tobacco not up to snuff”

Ontario mum on whereabouts of eco tax payments “Even Hansel and Gretel had a plan when they backtracked” – Barrett

For Immediate Release: October 18, 2010 Queens Park – Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett channeled the Brothers Grimm, during Question Period, attempts to have government cough up eco taxes consumers paid before being forced to backtrack. “Ontario families paid $1 million for eco-taxes until you were caught,” Barrett reported to the Legislature this morning. “Retailers … Continue reading “Ontario mum on whereabouts of eco tax payments “Even Hansel and Gretel had a plan when they backtracked” – Barrett”

McGuinty Government bows to demands to scrap eco-tax

For Immediate Release: October 13, 2010 Simcoe – Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett says McGuinty’s eco-tax about-face is the latest example of a government that is making it up as it goes along – and sticking taxpayers with the bill. “This government’s eco tax program should never have seen the light of day in the … Continue reading “McGuinty Government bows to demands to scrap eco-tax”

Oakville power plant delay opens door to Nanticoke?

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2010 Simcoe – Will shelving plans to build a gas-fired power plant in Oakville open the door for Nanticoke? That is the question posed by area MPP Toby Barrett who stated. “With the transmission lines already in place and local high-skilled electricity workers facing government imposed job cuts by 2015, … Continue reading “Oakville power plant delay opens door to Nanticoke?”

eHealth boondoogle warrants inquiry Where did the money go? – Barrett

For Immediate Release: October 7, 2010 Simcoe – MPP Toby Barrett is echoing Tim Hudak’s push for an inquiry into the billion dollar eHealth scandal. “A public inquiry is so important, not only to find out what went wrong and where the money went, but also to ensure such a massive waste of taxpayer dollars … Continue reading “eHealth boondoogle warrants inquiry Where did the money go? – Barrett”