Jeff Yurek MPP

Yurek Question Premier on Wind Turbines

QUEEN’S PARK – Yesterday in question period, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek pressured the Premier on her inconsistent stance with regards to wind turbines.  While the Premier has stated she believes communities should have a greater say in wind farm locations, her government’s green energy strategy gives final approval to the …

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Yurek Asks Premier to Commit to Ryan’s Law

July 8th, 2014 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – The Ontario legislature returned to normal business today with the resumption of Question Period.  In the rotation for the opening Question Period was Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek and he had one thing on his mind: Ryan’s Law. Ryan’s Law is Yurek’s private members …

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Rural doctor shortage not a priority for the Liberal Government

ST THOMAS – While the current government continues to make pre-election spending promises, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek’s concern over the doctor shortage in the region has grown. “This Liberal government has made a lot of hay with all their spending promises,” said Yurek. “Yet I’ve been working with the Ministry of Health since I’ve been elected to try to bring doctors to our region yet these front-line services don’t seem to be a priority for this government.”

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Hydro rates continue to rise

Yurek went on to note that the Liberals Long-Term Energy Plan released last Fall projects rates to rise by almost 50% in the next few years. While they have promised to remove the Debt Retirement Charge by 2017, farmers will still have to pay this fee until 2019.

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Metrolinx Among Bloated Government Agencies

QUEEN’S PARK – The government released the latest publication of the Sunshine List and PC Transportation Critic Jeff Yurek said it’s indicative of a government that’s becoming more and more bloated. The five book list contains 97,796 which is up 82% from 2008 when the list contained 53,773 names. Yurek …

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Yurek Calls On Hydro One Chief’S Resignation

March 12th, 2014 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – For 11 years, the McGuinty-Wynne Liberals have presided over the biggest loss of good-paying jobs in Ontario’s history. With the latest Hydro One billing problems, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek says this government can’t even get the basics right. “I have with …

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Electricity Rates Continue to Rise

November 1st, 2013 by Community Office News: ST THOMAS – Starting today, energy users in the province of Ontario will be paying 3% more for electricity. This equates to an extra $4 every month per household. During peak hours, consumers will now pay 12.9 cents per kilowatt hour. The Ontario …

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Bad Drivers Set To Receive Large Premium Reductions

QUEEN’S PARK – PC MPP Jeff Yurek rose in the legislature today to ask the Minister of Finance whether he’s pleased that his auto insurance premium reduction effort is rewarding bad drivers. “I’ve spoken to a number of brokers, insurers, and regulatory staff and they’ve confirmed that, as part of …

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How much are you paying for the gas plants?

QUEEN’S PARK – Following a busy day at Queen’s Park, MPP Jeff Yurek speculates that the residents of Elgin-Middlesex-London will be interested in the following question: how much will a single political decision – made in Toronto – cost them? In her first press conference since being appointed to the …

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15% Auto Insurance Reduction – Don’T Count On It

QUEEN’S PARK – On Tuesday, PC MPP and Critic for Auto Insurance Jeff Yurek challenged the Minister of Finance on his 15% auto insurance reduction pledge in Question Period.  While the Minister continued to promise Ontarians the moon, it’s clear the rocket has no fuel.   Yurek’s question came a …

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Yurek To Oversee Transportation Portfolio

QUEEN’S PARK – In a much anticipated Shadow Cabinet shuffle, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek was promoted from Deputy Finance Critic to Critic of Transportation for the PC Caucus. The shuffle was announced by PC Leader Tim Hudak at a media conference held this morning at 9:30 am. “I am pleased …

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Developmental Services Not A Priority For Liberal Government

September 19th, 2013 by Community Office News: QUEEN’S PARK – Four months after receiving all-party support, PC MPP Christine Elliott’s motion to establish a Select Committee to develop a comprehensive developmental services strategy for Ontario languishes in Liberal inaction. In May, Ms. Elliott’s motion was carried and held up as …

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Yurek Attends The International Plowing Match

September 17th, 2013 by Community Office MITCHELL – MPP Jeff Yurek joined other members of the PC Caucus today at the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo in Mitchell. The annual event – taking place at Nulandia Farms – provides a weeklong opportunity to showcase the best in Ontario agriculture. …

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Yurek Recognizes FASD in Legislature

September 10th, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – September 9 marked the annual, province-wide awareness day for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  Today, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek addressed the Legislature to officially recognize and thank community members who organized and took part in St. Thomas’ awareness demonstration. While many …

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Ministry of Natural Resource Cuts Raise Questions

August 19th, 2013 by Community Office ST THOMAS – Details of a recently announced restructuring at the Ministry of Natural Resources revealed 140 employees received surplus notices this week. While a spokesperson assured the public an additional 250 employees would be hired, the Ministry’s mixed messaging has left many people …

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Government Failing Individuals With Developmental Disabilities

June 26th, 2013 by Community Office ST THOMAS – Elgin County residents Susan Buro and Diane White were at MPP Jeff Yurek’s office today to raise awareness of the provincial government’s failure to provide adequate services for those with mental and developmental disabilities. While a number of resources are available …

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Trillium grant helps to fight poverty

June 10th, 2013 by Community Office ST THOMAS – This morning, community leaders and volunteers were on hand at the St. Thomas Pentecostal Assembly to announce funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation for the ‘Bridges Out of Poverty’ initiative. The ‘Bridges Out of Poverty’ project represents a collaborative effort by …

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MPP Yurek hosts launch of drive only . . . . never text campaign

June 6th, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – Driving requires your full attention is the message of the Drive Only…Never Text awareness campaign that was launched at Queen’s Park today. MPP Jeff Yurek served as co-host as MPPs, injury specialists, accident lawyers, and insurance brokers took a pledge to …

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Liberals Look to Find More Ways to Tax Families and Businesses

June 4th, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – The PC Party continued to question the government today about internal documents detailing a broad array of new taxes, fees, and costs across various Ministries. The PC Party first revealed the existence of government plans to raise additional money on Monday. …

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