Pc Party Commits To Ontario Food And Agriculture


Jeff Yurek MPPMarch 8th, 2013 by Community Office

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ST THOMAS – While the Wynne government continues to prove that the old McGuinty style policies fail to create jobs, the PC Party remains committed to a comprehensive jobs plan that will put Ontario back on track said Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek today.

Yurek made the comments in advance of the launch of the PC Party’s twelfth Paths to Prosperity policy paper on agriculture. A key proposal is for a regional, self-financing food terminal where smaller grocery chains, restaurants, convenience stores, and garden centres would have access to wholesale produce.

“The food terminal in Toronto has been wildly successful,” noted Yurek, “With the incredible potential of this province’s $40 billion food processing industry, now is the time to create a regional food hub that would enhance distribution of fresh Ontario food and stimulate job creation.”

Job creation continues to be the PC Party’s number one priority. Today’s jobs report from StatsCan once again affirmed the failure of the Wynne-McGuinty approach. The unemployment rate remained stagnant province wide but spiked from 8.5% to 9.1% in the London and St. Thomas region.

“Wynne continues to put forward these Toronto-centric ideas that views farming as a relic of the 20th century. That approach simply doesn’t work for rural Ontario.

“The PC Party, on the other hand, understands that our Ontario food processing industry rivals that of the auto sector in terms of importance to our overall economy. We are committed to realizing the full potential of this industry.”

Yurek committed to ensuring that economic benefits from the proposed regional terminal will flow to the hard-hit riding of Elgin-Middlesex-London.

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March 8th, 2013 by Community Office News: ST THOMAS – While the Wynne government continues to prove that the old McGuinty style policies fail to create jobs, the PC Party remains committed to a comprehensive jobs plan that will put Ontario back on track said Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek today. Yurek made...
<a href="http://thestthomasblog.com/news/jeff-yurek-mpp/pc-party-commits-to-ontario-food-and-agriculture/attachment/men/&quot; rel="attachment wp-att-38013"><img class="alignright size-full wp-image-38013" alt="Jeff Yurek MPP" src="http://thestthomasblog.com/wp-content/uploads/men.png&quot; width="162" height="184" /></a>March 8th, 2013 by <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/community&quot; title="View all articles about Community here" >Community</a> Office News: <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/st&quot; title="View all articles about ST here" >ST</a> <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>THOMAS</strong> – While the Wynne government continues to prove that the old McGuinty style policies fail to create jobs, the <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/pc&quot; title="View all articles about PC here" >PC</a> Party remains committed to a comprehensive jobs plan that will put <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/ontario&quot; title="View all articles about Ontario here" >Ontario</a> back on track said <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/elgin&quot; title="View all articles about Elgin here" >Elgin</a>-Middlesex-<a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/london&quot; title="View all articles about London here" >London</a> <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/mpp&quot; title="View all articles about MPP here" >MPP</a> <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/jeff-yurek&quot; title="View all articles about Jeff Yurek here" >Jeff Yurek</a> today. Yurek made the comments in advance of the launch of the <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/pc&quot; title="View all articles about PC here" >PC</a> Party’s twelfth Paths to Prosperity policy paper on agriculture. A key proposal is for a regional, self-financing food terminal where smaller grocery chains, restaurants, convenience stores, and garden centres would have access to wholesale produce. “The food terminal in <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/toronto&quot; title="View all articles about Toronto here" >Toronto</a> has been wildly successful,” noted Yurek, “With the incredible potential of this province’s $40 billion food processing industry, now is the time to create a regional food hub that would enhance distribution of fresh <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/ontario&quot; title="View all articles about Ontario here" >Ontario</a> food and stimulate <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/job&quot; title="View all articles about job here" >job</a> creation.” Job creation continues to be the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>PC</strong> Party’s number one priority. Today’s jobs report from StatsCan once again affirmed the failure of the Wynne-McGuinty approach. The unemployment rate remained stagnant province wide but spiked from 8.5% to 9.1% in the <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/london&quot; title="View all articles about London here" >London</a> and St. Thomas region. “Wynne continues to put forward these <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/toronto&quot; title="View all articles about Toronto here" >Toronto</a>-centric ideas that views farming as a relic of the 20th century. That approach simply doesn’t work for rural <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Ontario</strong>. “The <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>PC</strong> Party, on the other hand, understands that our <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Ontario</strong> food processing industry rivals that of the auto sector in terms of importance to our overall economy. We are committed to realizing the full potential of this industry.” Yurek committed to ensuring that economic benefits from the proposed regional terminal will flow to the hard-hit riding of <a class="StrictlyAutoTagAnchor" href="http://thestthomasblog.com/tag/elgin&quot; title="View all articles about Elgin here" >Elgin</a>-Middlesex-<strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>London</strong>.
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Jeff Yurek MPP

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/

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