Tag Archives: Yurek

Statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the FAO Report

The following is a statement from Ontario PC Health Critic Jeff Yurek on the FAO’s Ontario Health Sector report: “Today’s release of the Financial Accountability Office report on Ontario’s health sector once again confirms that the Wynne Liberals are attempting to balance the budget on the backs of patients and …

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Yurek Requests Auditor General Audit The Fish And Wildlife Special Purpose Account

QUEEN’S PARK – Jeff Yurek, MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London has requested the Auditor General of Ontario to perform a value for money audit of the Fish and Wildlife Special Purpose Account (SPA). A report was recently obtained by the Aylmer District Stakeholder Committee that showed in 2011/12 the Ministry of Natural Resources …

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Minister’S Accountability And Transparency On Special Purpose Account Fails Hunters And Anglers In Ontario – Mpp Yurek

QUEEN’S PARK – This morning MPP Jeff Yurek (Elgin-Middlesex-London) questioned the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry on the lack of transparency of the expenditures of the Special Purpose Account. “Is the Minister able to explain to hunters and anglers of this province how buying homes and paying for psychologists …

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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 Launches Website in Support of Ryan’s Law

ST THOMAS – Today, MPP Jeff Yurek is a launching new website in support of his private members bill Ryan’s Law. The website can be found at www.passryanslaw.com. Ryan’s Law was originally introduced to the Ontario legislature in November of 2013. It passed second reading on December 5 and went …

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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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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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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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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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