LORD God, You have made Your wonderful works remembered in the life of MPP Toby Barrett and his service to the people of Haldimand-Norfolk. You have given him the name Toby which means ‘Good is Yahweh’. Thank You that You have been more than good to Toby. May Your grace be poured out upon him and his family. May You extend great mercy to him. I pray that You Lord, who are full of love and compassion, would pour out Your loving compassion upon Toby and his entire family every day of this new year and beyond. May you bless him with a strengthened unity and love with his descendants.
First elected to the Ontario Legislature in June 1995, Toby was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2014 and 2018.
Over the years, Toby has chaired a number of legislative committees and served in portfolios focusing on agriculture, environment, natural resources and social services. Currently, Toby is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. Toby was the first Conservative to be elected Caucus Chair after the 2007 election. Toby has a Masters 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.