Politics and Lunatics

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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MP Karen Vecchio votes against middle class tax cuts!

I was disappointed to read the article in the TJ on Feb. 3, about our MP, Karen Vecchio, and her decision to vote against Bill C-2. I hope that residents of St Thomas understand that Karen is going to vote against a bill which will reduce the middle class tax …

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Opinion / Editorial ~ Bill C-51

Horrifically, as we have seen in Canada, the international jihadist movement has declared war on us. Canadians are being targeted by these terrorists simply because they hate our society and the values it represents. One only need to look back over the past several weeks at the terrorist attacks in …

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Todd Rowley for Alderman – Platform

As your Alderman I am committed to bring you: A city to be proud of – where tourists and businesses want to invest St. Thomas has a rich heritage that has been dismantled piece by piece.  Together, we can celebrate our history while moving forward and honouring the culture that …

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Joan Rymal for Alderman Platform

I need your vote to help me make a difference for our Community of St. Thomas. I am a retired Registered Nurse. I worked for the City of London for 26 years at the Dearness Home and was responsible for the nursing department with 200 staff and an $8 million …

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Ken Boe for Alderman Platform

PLATFORM If elected as Alderman, I pledge to: Work strategically with the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, Chamber of Commerce and Council to attract & retain new Business, Property Investment and Industry to St. Thomas. Investigate means of increasing city revenue through existing city owned holdings and business entities. I …

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View the City of St. Thomas 2013 Budget

The City Treasury Department has publicly released their proposed budget for the 2013 financial year, with comparisons with the 2012 budget. For the first time it is also providing the opportunity for feedback via an online survey. A physical copy of the budget can be found at the St. Thomas Library but …

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The travel perks of being an executive

In this day and age, we are able to see and speak to friends on the other side of the world without getting on an airplane. We are able to put a full days work in without getting out of our pajamas or leaving the house. We can research any subject almost …

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Tennis Courts rather than Skate Park? Foot Fault!

Lisa Dimbleby, at the recent city council meeting, suggested that rather than spend money on the much needed skate park, the money would be better spent on the eight tennis courts at Pinefore Park. It would be nice if the tennis courts upgraded but the tennis courts are not always in demand, is …

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