Toby Barrett

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Toby Barrett
MPP
Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament
for Haldimand—Norfolk
Norfolk (1995-1999)
Assumed office
June 8, 1995
Preceded by Norm Jamison
Personal details
Born (1945-11-03) November 3, 1945 (age 72)
Port Dover, Ontario
Political party Progressive Conservative
Occupation Business administrator

Toby Barrett (born November 3, 1945) is a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario representing the district of Haldimand—Norfolk for the Progressive Conservative Party. He has been a member since 1995.

Background[edit]

Barrett was born in Port Dover, Ontario in 1945.[1] He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Guelph in 1968, and a Master of Science degree from the Ontario Agricultural College in 1974. He later worked as a teacher of High School agriculture, and has been a partner in Farmleigh Farms since 1980. He is a past president of the Norfolk Farm Safety Association, and a member of the Norfolk Federation of Agriculture.

Politics[edit]

He was first elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1995, defeating Liberal Rudy Stickl and incumbent New Democrat Norm Jamison in the riding of Norfolk.[2] He was re-elected in 1999 in the redistributed riding of Haldimand—Norfolk—Brant.[3] In 2003 he was re-elected again defeating Liberal candidate Rob Esselment by about 3,000 votes.[4]

Barrett supported Jim Flaherty's unsuccessful bid to succeed Ernie Eves as leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in 2004.

In the 2007 Ontario general election, Barrett was easily re-elected, defeating Liberal candidate Lorraine Bergstrand by 26,100 votes to 9,500 votes in the newly redrawn riding of Haldimand-Norfolk.[5] He was re-elected in the 2011 and 2014 elections.[6][7]

He is the party's Caucus Chair and critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Handley, Kathryn (2005). Canadian Parliamentary Guide 2005. ISBN 1-4144-0141-8. 
  2. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 8, 1995. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. June 3, 1999. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots by Candidate". Elections Ontario. October 2, 2003. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  5. ^ "Haldimand - Norfolk". Ontario Votes 2007. CBC News. Retrieved 2010-02-07. 
  6. ^ "Summary of Valid Ballots Cast for Each Candidate" (PDF). Elections Ontario. October 6, 2011. p. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 30, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  7. ^ "General Election by District: Haldimand-Norfolk". Elections Ontario. June 12, 2014. 

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