Ontario does not have a revenue problem – it’s spending

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2010 Queens Park – As the McGuinty Government attempts to spin a $21.3 Billion deficit as a good thing, Haldimand Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is highlighting the root cause of the record shortfall – government spending. “The fact that government miscalculated by $3 billion is nothing to be congratulated for … Continue reading “Ontario does not have a revenue problem – it’s spending”

Opposition Environment Critic calls for government support of ‘Earth Hour’

For Immediate Release: March 24, 2010 Queens Park – “Perhaps government feels the loss of close to 300,000 manufacturing jobs under its watch was contribution enough to cut electricity use?” that was the open ended question Haldimand-Norfolk’s MPP voiced after finding little notice of Ontario’s support for Earth Hour this Saturday. “Last year all we … Continue reading “Opposition Environment Critic calls for government support of ‘Earth Hour’”

Opposition Critic for Aboriginal Affairs calls for apology to Caledonia

For Immediate Release: March 23, 2010 Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett says an apology to Caledonia would be one step in the right direction. Barrett was referencing a call for an apology to Caledonia made by Opposition Critic for Aboriginal Affairs Ted Arnott during Throne Speech debate in the Legislature last night. “I … Continue reading “Opposition Critic for Aboriginal Affairs calls for apology to Caledonia”

McGuinty water plan – more costly greenwash? Opposition Environment Critic knows ‘devil is in the details’

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2010 Queens Park – The McGuinty greenwash is once again in full effect with the announcement of an uncosted water strategy according to Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett. “Given the track record, I suspect Government is once again trotting out their latest green plan to divert the attention of hard-hit … Continue reading “McGuinty water plan – more costly greenwash? Opposition Environment Critic knows ‘devil is in the details’”

Hospital funding revamp raises rural red-flags, made in Toronto approach ignores rural realities – MPP Barrett

For Immediate Release: March 8, 2010 Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is concerned about the potential impact of a new approach to hospital funding announced in today’s Ontario Throne Speech. “From what we’ve heard from stakeholders the new funding formula in typical McGuinty fashion would choose winners and losers – and we in … Continue reading “Hospital funding revamp raises rural red-flags, made in Toronto approach ignores rural realities – MPP Barrett”

Barrett informs Legislature of “deplorable conditions” on highway 6

For Immediate Release: March 4, 2010 Queens Park – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett stepped up his demands for action on highway #6 between Port Dover and Jarvis in the Legislature this week. “I’ve the contacted the Ministry of Transportation regarding the deplorable conditions residents of Haldimand-Norfolk have been forced to endure while driving on provincial … Continue reading “Barrett informs Legislature of “deplorable conditions” on highway 6″

Labour Minister a no-show on US Steel questions Assistant acknowledges need for, “better protection”

For Immediate Release: February 23, 2010 Queens Park – While government continues to play hot potato with questions regarding any action on the year-long US Steel Lake Erie Works labour dispute, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett was able to prompt somewhat of a response in a “late show” debate at the Ontario Legislature. Parliamentary Assistant to … Continue reading “Labour Minister a no-show on US Steel questions Assistant acknowledges need for, “better protection””

Hudak opposes handing over DCE, McGuinty government will not deny rumours about Douglas Creek Estates

For Immediate Release: February 22, 2010 Queen’s Park – Ontario PC Leader Tim Hudak and his caucus oppose handing Douglas Creek Estates over to Six Nations. On the heels of reports stemming from a Friday night meeting between Haldimand County officials and Ontario’s Attorney General, Hudak made it clear in the Ontario Legislature that he … Continue reading “Hudak opposes handing over DCE, McGuinty government will not deny rumours about Douglas Creek Estates”

Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2010 Queens Park – In what seems to be a recurring theme at the Ontario Legislature, a Government Minister accused Haldimand Norfolk’s MPP of divisiveness when pressed on what the Labour Ministry has done to get Lake Erie Steelworkers back on the job. MPP Toby Barrett was accused of engaging … Continue reading “Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work”

Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work

For Immediate Release: February 18, 2010 Queens Park – In what seems to be a recurring theme at the Ontario Legislature, a Government Minister accused Haldimand Norfolk’s MPP of divisiveness when pressed on what the Labour Ministry has done to get Lake Erie Steelworkers back on the job. MPP Toby Barrett was accused of engaging … Continue reading “Barrett calls out Labour Minister for a year of inaction at US Steel, empty words and accusations cold comfort to thousand plus out of work”