McGuinty government denies need for public inquiry Minister admits, ‘current climate…presents significant challenges’

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2010 Caledonia – No public inquiry on Caledonia….. That’s the message of a four paragraph response to petitions signed by over five thousand area residents calling for government to launch a, “public inquiry into the actions and decisions made by the Commissioner of the OPP Julian Fantino and impose his … Continue reading “McGuinty government denies need for public inquiry Minister admits, ‘current climate…presents significant challenges’”

Objectivity, explanations required in Fantino case

For Immediate Release: February 4, 2010 Simcoe – In the wake of a court ruling to drop charges against OPP Commissioner Julian Fantino, Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett continues to stress that the case surrounding illegal influence of elected officials in Caledonia should have been referred to an outside Crown Attorney. “We need objectivity,” Barrett intoned. … Continue reading “Objectivity, explanations required in Fantino case”

Put the Brakes on Reckless Spending and Record Tax Increases – MPP Barrett

For Immediate Release: February 3, 2010 QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is echoing concerns that Dalton McGuinty’s reckless spending, runaway deficits and record tax increases remain the largest obstacles to Ontario recovering from recession. Barrett joined Opposition Leader Tim Hudak and Opposition Finance Critic Norm Miller to report on conclusions that emerged from … Continue reading “Put the Brakes on Reckless Spending and Record Tax Increases – MPP Barrett”