Tag Archives: Liberal government

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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