Jeff Yurek MPP

Born and raised in St. Thomas Jeff followed in his father’s footsteps and enrolled in the Pharmacy Program at the University of Toronto. Upon graduating the program in 1995, Jeff went to work at the pharmacy started by his father in 1963 eventually becoming co-owner with his brother. In this capacity, he continued to build on the Yurek Pharmacy’s sterling reputation and expanded the business into the home health care sector. His experience in pharmacy also led him to accept a position as a teaching associate with the University of Toronto’s Structured Practical Experience Program (SPEP). Despite the busy schedule that comes from running a small business, Jeff has always remained very involved in his community. Jeff has been a dedicated member of both the Knights of Columbus and Rotary Club. He has also served as the President of the Alzheimer’s Society. In October 2011, after a long year which included a highly contested nomination process and an eventful election, Mr. Yurek was elected as the provincial representative for the riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London. Jeff’s decision to run was largely motivated by his desire to improve the province for the sake of his daughter. Being apart of the healthcare sector, Jeff is also passionate about advocating the improvement of healthcare inOntario. Coming from a large family, Jeff understands the importance of spending quality time with his own. Despite the frenzied schedule of the legislature, Jeff’s most important priority is his daughter Maggie and wife Jenn. http://www.jeffyurekmpp.com/

Liberal Government Fails On Funding Promise Again

QUEEN’S PARK – In February 2016, after facing pressure from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London), Ontario Health Minister Eric Hoskins committed to funding London Connect for Mental Health. Six months later, the promised funding still hasn’t reached the program, and there is no clear date for when it …

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Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the recent HR issue at London Health Sciences

“Recently, London Health Sciences Chief Nursing Executive Vanessa Burkoski was dismissed from her position, raising questions about whether the firing was due to her job performance or her involvement with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO). Although specific details of this case at LHS have not been released, this …

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Today Marks The One Year Anniversary Of Ryan’s Law

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) alongside Ms. Sandra Gibbons and Mr. George Habib, President & CEO of the Ontario Lung Association hosted a press conference to celebrate the one year anniversary ofRyan’s Law. “Today marks the one year anniversary of Ryan’s Law. A law that not only …

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Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on Doctors’ Day

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on Doctors’ Day: “On behalf of the Ontario PC Caucus, I would like to commend Ontario’s doctors for their dedication to their patients throughout the province. Every day our province’s 28,000 physicians treat 320,000 patients. Whether they are …

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Statement from the Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on National Oral Health Month

The following statement is from Ontario PC Health Critic, MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) on National Oral Health Month: “The month of April marks National Oral Health Month. The focus is to raise awareness on the importance of oral health. Oral health care directly affects quality of life, including a person’s …

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Mental Health Patients Suffer Under Rationing Of Health Care Dollars

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek (MPP Elgin-Middlesex-London) questioned the Liberal government on the impact of rationing health care on mental health patients. “Minister, your government’s rationing of healthcare has created a crisis in Ontario. Last week in London, 22 mental health patients were left waiting …

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Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

February 6, 2016 Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: “This week marks the national Hands Up for Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This week is an opportunity for Ontarians to learn, support and discuss the needs of those struggling with an eating disorder. …

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Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on World Cancer Day

February 4, 2016 Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on World Cancer Day: “Today on World Cancer Day 2016, we draw attention to the disease that does not discriminate. A disease that affects all ages and kills more that 8 million people worldwide each year. This day reminds …

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Statement from PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on Family Doctor Week 2015

“On behalf of the Ontario PC Caucus, I would like to commend Ontario’s family doctors for their dedication to their patients and the delivery of quality health care services throughout all parts of the province. Family physicians are a critical component of the health care system. They are frequently the …

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PC Health Critic Participates in Optometry Day

AYLMER – This morning, Ontario PC Health Critic, MPP Jeff Yurek, Elgin-Middlesex-London, joined Dr. Johan Gall & Dr. Rachel Hurst as part of Optometry Day. “This morning I had the pleasure to visit and observe the day-to-day work of Dr. Gall’s practice in Aylmer. Optometry Day allowed me a tiny …

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Yurek questions Minister on the Glanworth Underpass Bridge

QUEEN’S PARK –This morning MPP Jeff Yurek rose in the legislature to question the Minister of Transportation on the design for Highway 401 & 4 (Colonel Talbot Road) Interchange Improvement project. “Minister, over a year ago I raised an issue with the Ministry of Transportation regarding changes to Glanworth Drive, …

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Yurek questions Minister of Health on the availability of doctors for Elgin-Middlesex-London

QUEEN’S PARK –This morning MPP Jeff Yurek rose in the legislature to question the Minister of Health & Long Term, Dr. Eric Hoskins, about the state of Ontario’s health care system and the availability of doctors in rural communities throughout Ontario. “Under your imposed contract with the Doctors in Ontario …

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Yurek calls out Minister on New Fees to Hunters & Anglers

QUEENS PARK – This morning MPP Yurek rose in the legislature to question the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on the new service fee that will be charged on all Hunting & Angling licenses and transactions in the province of Ontario. “In a matter of days your Ministry will …

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Yurek Launches Website in Support of Ryan’s Law

ST THOMAS – Today, MPP Jeff Yurek is a launching new website in support of his private members bill Ryan’s Law. The website can be found at www.passryanslaw.com. Ryan’s Law was originally introduced to the Ontario legislature in November of 2013. It passed second reading on December 5 and went …

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