Jeff Yurek MPP

Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the FAO Report

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the FAO’s Ontario Health Sector report: “Today’s release of the Financial Accountability Office report on Ontario’s health sector once again confirms that the Wynne Liberals are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of patients and …

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Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on Alzheimer Awareness Month

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on Alzheimer Awareness Month: “January is recognized as Alzheimer Awareness Month. “Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias currently affect nearly 200,000 Ontarians over the age of 65. This month I encourage you to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and …

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Government’S Last Minute Offer To The Ontario Medical Association Disrespectful To Doctors

The following is a statement from the Ontario PC Critic of Health Jeff Yurek on the government’s newly proposed three-year deal with the OMA: “Early this morning we learned that the Minister of Health and Long-Term Care presented the Ontario Medical Association with a new three-year plan. “The Ontario Medical …

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Liberal Government Ignored Its Own Expert Recommendations To Fund Sight Saving Surgery

QUEEN’S PARK – Earlier this week Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) questioned the government on their failure to fund surgery for keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease that causes individuals to go legally blind. “The Minister responded by stating that they are following the advice of their scientific and …

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Auditor General’s Report Shows Liberals Are Not Managing The Province

QUEEN’S PARK – Today the Auditor General released her annual report on the management and spending of the provincial government. “The Auditor General’s report with online bookkeeping services, again shows the stunning incompetence of the Wynne Liberal’s to manage the province. 13 years of Liberal waste and mismanagement is costing …

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Government Fees Skyrocketing Under Liberals

Queen’s Park – Monday’s Fall Economic Statement from the Ministry of Finance showed that vehicle and driver registration fees have increased by $503 million, in four years’ time. Over that same period, other fees and licenses rose by $228 million. “The Financial Accountability Officer has informed that this Liberal Government …

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Government Limits Public Input On Criticial Health Care Bill

(Queen’s Park) – This afternoon at the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly, the Wynne Liberal Government used their majority and passed amendments to the subcommittee report to drastically cut back the amount of time available for public consultations regarding Bill 41, Patients First Act, 2016. “The Wynne government has …

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Environmental Commissioner Confirms Government Failing Wildlife Management

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning MPP Jeff Yurek, Elgin-Middlesex-London questioned the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on the Environmental Commissioners report detailing the government’s failure on the management of wildlife in the province. The Environmental Commissioner reported that Ontario’s moose population has declined by 20% in the past decade …

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PC’S Call On Liberal’S To Deal With Energy Crisis

(Queen’s Park) – This week, Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown and the Ontario PC Caucus demanded that Kathleen Wynne’s Liberal Government stop further electricity rate increases, during an Opposition Day debate in the Ontario Legislature. “Ontario is in an energy crisis,” Mr. Brown stated during the debate. “Families are hurting; …

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Yurek Asks Government For Transparency On Knee And Hip Replacement Wait Times

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) questioned the Liberal Government on growing wait times for knee and hip surgery in London and the lack of transparency of wait time records. “Wait times for knee and hip replacement surgery is on the rise in Southwestern Ontario. The real …

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Yurek Requests Auditor General Audit The Fish And Wildlife Special Purpose Account

QUEEN’S PARK – Jeff Yurek, MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London has requested the Auditor General of Ontario to perform a value for money audit of the Fish and Wildlife Special Purpose Account (SPA). A report was recently obtained by the Aylmer District Stakeholder Committee that showed in 2011/12 the Ministry of Natural Resources …

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

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on World Mental Health Day: “World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to raise awareness and work to end the stigma associated with mental illness. Mental illness affects one in five Canadians and is the leading cause of …

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Minister’S Accountability And Transparency On Special Purpose Account Fails Hunters And Anglers In Ontario – Mpp Yurek

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) questioned the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on the lack of transparency of the expenditures of the Special Purpose Account. “Is the Minister able to explain to hunters and anglers of this province how buying homes and paying for psychologists …

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Celebrating The Arts In Elgin-Middlesex-London

St. Thomas  – Today MPP Jeff Yurek, Elgin-Middlesex-London, recognizes recipients of the 2015-16 Ontario Arts Council grants. “It is my pleasure to recognize all of the recipients from Elgin-Middlesex-London on being successful in receiving a 2015-16 grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Elgin-Middlesex-London had 7 recipients with a total of …

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Ontario 150 Funding

ST. THOMAS – Last week the provincial government announced the details of the Ontario 150 fund. “Next year, 2017, marks Canada’s 150th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone the government is celebrating with a new one-time funding stream called Ontario 150. This fund will support events and programs throughout Ontario …

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