We give thanks to God for the people of Haldimand-Norfolk region and leaders like Toby who are working hard for constituents, and for all Ontario through his work. Lord, there are now many pressures in the face of the pandemic so we ask for wisdom in government, and for policies to have positive economic and community impact. We pray for safety first as the season unfolds so we can move forward together. Bless Toby and his family today. Amen.
First elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 1995, Toby was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2014, and 2018. Currently, Toby is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (Agriculture and Food) as well as a member of the Standing Committee on Public Accounts and the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills. Toby has a Master of Science degree from the Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) and a degree in Economics from the University of Guelph. A former teacher of high school Agriculture and Environmental Science, Toby is a partner in his family farm near Port Dover, and for 20 years worked for the Ontario Addiction Research Foundation. In 1993, Toby was awarded the Canada 125 medal for outstanding community service. Toby is a life-long resident of Haldimand-Norfolk. He and his wife Cari live on the family farm. Before starting his career, Toby travelled in over 50 countries and has an abiding interest in antique cars, trucks and tractors.