FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 31, 2019 Barrett encourages residents to have say on Ontario animal welfare SIMCOE – The way Ontario animal welfare law is enforced is changing. Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett is encouraging residents to share their views on how the province can develop a system that is transparent and accountable, and above all, … Continue reading “”

Budget presents plan for deficit and debt

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 11, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK – For the first time in more than a decade, Ontario’s budget presents a plan to deal with deficit and debt. Ontario is the most indebted sub-national government on earth. Interest payments on the $343 billion debt rang in at $13.3 billion last year, the fourth largest … Continue reading “Budget presents plan for deficit and debt”

Barrett backs COPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Feb. 27, 2019 QUEEN’S PARK— Toby Barrett, MPP, Haldimand-Norfolk rose in the legislature to speak in favour of Bill 68, the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019.  Bill 68 — also known as COPS — will repeal the previous government’s problematic Bill 175.  If passed, this legislation will finally fix Bill 175, … Continue reading “Barrett backs COPS”

Local MPP touts Simcoe’s Panorama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 30, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett praised Simcoe’s Christmas Panorama during a statement in the Ontario Legislature yesterday. Known as Ontario’s original light festival, Barrett described Panorama as a blend of magic, childhood fantasy, family, hot chocolate and horse-drawn wagon rides. “The tales and legends of our … Continue reading “Local MPP touts Simcoe’s Panorama”

Attainable and affordable childcare for Ontario families

For Immediate Release: November 27, 2017   Queen’s Park – Opposition Leader Patrick Brown and his colleagues understand childcare across Ontario is tough to find, and once found, it’s hard finding a way to pay for it. At his first campaign stop, Patrick Brown announced that an Ontario PC government will introduce a new Ontario … Continue reading “Attainable and affordable childcare for Ontario families”

Barrett votes against minimum wage legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 23, 2017   QUEEN’S PARK – Haldimand-Norfolk MPP Toby Barrett joined his Opposition colleagues in voting against The Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. This sweeping legislation will make dramatic changes to the province’s labour legislation, including increasing the minimum wage to $14 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2018, with a further … Continue reading “Barrett votes against minimum wage legislation”

Ontario’s cap and trade, Canada’s price on carbon

By MPP Toby Barrett January 1st kicked off 2017 with significant price hikes at the pumps courtesy the Ontario Liberal government’s cap and trade legislation. I obviously voted against that bill. Another reality is that Canada is putting a price on carbon, the nature of which is still being negotiated with the provinces. With national … Continue reading “Ontario’s cap and trade, Canada’s price on carbon”

Last year left issues to be resolved for next year

By MPP Toby Barrett As I continue my report on the past year, the summer of 2016 saw work and meetings resulting in government agreeing to more time and public hearings on the proposed free market system for processing vegetables – a key concern for our local cucumber industry. Many issues remain unresolved as we … Continue reading “Last year left issues to be resolved for next year”

Stelco is back and hiring Barrett tells legislature

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 9, 2016     QUEEN’S PARK – Local MPP Toby Barrett talked steel-making in the Ontario Legislature as he told members Stelco is back and looking to hire. “A little over a year ago, the reforged Stelco began a process of re-establishing itself as an independent Canadian steel company at … Continue reading “Stelco is back and hiring Barrett tells legislature”