By MPP Toby Barrett
To The Haldimand Press
Six months ago MPPs returned to Queen’s Park for a rare summer sitting to begin turning our province around. The change in administration set the stage for an accountable government that will work for everyone.
The summer sitting of the Ontario Legislature gave me an opportunity to rise and pay tribute to John Graves Simcoe – Ontario’s first Lieutenant-Governor. He fought in the American War of Independence and interacted with such notable figures as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Benedict Arnold.
In September, my Private Members Bill concerning alternate land use services and programs on agricultural land received all-party support. The proposed legislation requires the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry to develop a framework and action plan on how agricultural land can be used to create clean air, clean water, healthy soil, and a better environment for the good of all society.