Ontario modernizing building code services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 24, 2019 SIMCOE — Ontario is modernizing services related to the province’s building code to help speed up the construction of new housing and building projects. Better services, up-to-date tools and new resources will help people better understand and meet building code requirements, while maintaining the same high standards for public safety. … Continue reading “Ontario modernizing building code services”

Governments to help Haldimand-Norfolk farmers grow their businesses

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 8, 2019 SIMCOE – The Ontario government is helping farmers improve their business operations, so they can continue to play an important role in boosting the province’s economy and produce some of the safest, highest quality foods in the world. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ernie Hardeman, announced a … Continue reading “Governments to help Haldimand-Norfolk farmers grow their businesses”

Local MPPs celebrates one-year anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 7, 2019 MPPs Toby Barrett, Will Bouma and Ernie Hardeman recently celebrated the one-year anniversary since Ontario’s Government for the People took office and began working for the people of, respectively, Haldimand-Norfolk, Brantford-Brant and Oxford.   Along with the entire PC team, the local MPPs renewed their commitment to respect taxpayers, … Continue reading “Local MPPs celebrates one-year anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People”

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”