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”

HST bribe cheques in the mail “Robbing Paul to pay Paul”: Barrett

For Immediate Release: June 9, 2010 Simcoe – McGuinty’s attempt to bribe Ontarians into acceptance of his 13 per cent Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) adds further insult to injury. That according to Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett who says the first cheques of taxpayers’ money being returned to their rightful owners exemplifies politics at its most … Continue reading “HST bribe cheques in the mail “Robbing Paul to pay Paul”: Barrett”

What happened to McGuinty water bill? Government grabs headlines and heads for the door

For Immediate Release: June 4, 2010 Queens Park – It’s the same old story for this government – garner the green headlines and run for the nearest door. That from Opposition Environment Critic Toby Barrett who notes that after much fanfare in the Throne Speech and the Budget, and the introduction of the Water Opportunities … Continue reading “What happened to McGuinty water bill? Government grabs headlines and heads for the door”

Where is the promised Waste Diversion Act? Only diversion from Government is empty Earth Day pledge for WDO legislation

For Immediate Release: June 3, 2010 Queens Park – A pledge to introduce new Waste Diversion Ontario (WDO) legislation and make up for an embarrassing failure to deliver on diversion targets from Environment Minister John Gerretsen seems to have been a diversion in itself. On Earth Day, as media attention was aimed at environmental issues, … Continue reading “Where is the promised Waste Diversion Act? Only diversion from Government is empty Earth Day pledge for WDO legislation”

“McGuinty’s salivating over new carbon tax” Barrett highlights next money grab as one month HST countdown begins

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2010 Queens Park – “Why is Dalton McGuinty going down the road of Stephane Dion’s green shift greedy carbon tax?” That was the question from Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett following positive reviews for a carbon tax from the Environment Minister. “Yesterday, your environment minister said, “a carbon tax is something … Continue reading ““McGuinty’s salivating over new carbon tax” Barrett highlights next money grab as one month HST countdown begins”

Why not Nanticoke? Opposition asks why government refuses the Nanticoke option for unwanted gas plant

For Immediate Release: June 1, 2010 Queens Park – Mayors of Oakville and Haldimand watched on as the Opposition pressed the case for government to consider Nanticoke as an alternative for energy production currently slated for an opposed Clarkson natural gas plant. “The people of Oakville have told you they don’t want the proposed gas … Continue reading “Why not Nanticoke? Opposition asks why government refuses the Nanticoke option for unwanted gas plant”

Only sure thing in McGuinty’s Ontario is death and increased taxes

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2010 Simcoe – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett said the HST, due to hit the pocketbooks of Ontarians on July 1st, will make the cost of dying more expensive. As of Dominion Day, Ontarians will be forced to pay between $650 and $1,300 in taxes for funeral services. Some of the … Continue reading “Only sure thing in McGuinty’s Ontario is death and increased taxes”