Tag Archives: Middlesex London

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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New Transitional Housing in St. Thomas

Media Advisory: New Transitional Housing in St. Thomas ST. THOMAS, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – June 13, 2013) – The federal, provincial and municipal governments will celebrate the opening of a transitional housing project in St. Thomas. Media are invited to join Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf of the …

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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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Ministry Of Health Not Spending Physiotherapy Dollars Wisely

May 17th, 2013 by Community Office News: QUEEN’S PARK – Recent cuts from the Ministry of Health will mean less physiotherapy services particularly for the elderly, according to Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek. Recently, the current government announced it would put $156 million a year toward physiotherapy, exercise and fall prevention …

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Preston Announces Funding to Commemorate the War of 1812

May 03, 2013 Angela Bobier from Backus Page House and MP Joe Preston Hundreds of local students will have the opportunity to take part in the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 at the Tyrconnell Heritage Society. Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London announced today that the Tyrconnell …

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Government of Canada reforms the Temporary Foreign Worker Program

April 29, 2013 The Government of Canada is taking quick and decisive action to address concerns about the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and ensure that Canadians are always at the front of the hiring line. The announcement was made by Joe Preston, Member of Parliament for Elgin-Middlesex-London, on behalf …

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Government of Canada invests in projects to support Canadian seniors

In the photo: MP Joe Preston and Grace McKibbin- Board Member St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre Seniors across the nation will soon have new opportunities to volunteer, mentor younger generations and help raise awareness of elder abuse thanks to funding through the New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP). MP Joe Preston …

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Yurek Demands Truth Over Gas Plant Costs

April 25th, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – With hydro rates set to rise across the province on May 1, opposition parties continue to try and extract the truth behind two cancelled power plants in the GTA from the governing Liberals.  Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek probed the government this …

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Yurek To Sit On Committee Investigating Chemotherapy Drugs

April 22nd, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – Committee hearings probing watered down chemotherapy drugs distributed to four hospitals in Ontario began today.  Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP and registered pharmacist Jeff Yurek has substituted into the committee for the duration of the investigation. The news of watered-down chemotherapy drugs broke a …

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Railway City Brewing Continues To Capture Mpp Taste Buds

April 10th, 2013 by Community Office QUEEN’S PARK – At the Legislature’s annual Ontario Craft Beer Tasting and Selection Reception, Railway City Brewing’s signature Dead Elephant ale stood above the rest.  The brew was once again voted to be the Legislature’s featured beer in the Bold Flavoured Ale category for …

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Living Within Our Means Requires Respect For Taxpayers

April 5th, 2013 by Community Office ST THOMAS – MPPs Jim Wilson and Steve Clark joined Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek to host a roundtable discussion with municipal leaders regarding the PC proposed Capacity to Pay Act. “For 10 years, the current government has made decisions that have put the fiscal …

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MPP Jeff Yurek Signs Pledge To Stop The Trades Tax

February 14th, 2013 by Community Office St. Thomas, ON – Jeff Yurek, MPP for Elgin-Middlesex-London has joined the fight to stop a Liberal government trades tax that will drive up costs for trades people, employers and residents in the London and St. Thomas region. “I’ve signed the pledge to do …

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