Yakabuski Headshot, 2017

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November 2018— Monthly Column

Topics: A discussion regarding John's new role in Premier Doug Ford's council, including the new Making Ontario Open for Business Act, and a message about Remembrance Day


April 2018— Monthly Column

Topics: The Auditor General's pre-election report conflicts with the Liberal Party's accounting and Kathleen Wynne's personal attacks on the campaign trail.


April 11th, 2018 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Reintroduces PMB to Help Make Victims of Violence Safer

March 2018— Monthly Column

Topics: The election of Doug Ford as the PC Party leader, and discussing the 15-year history of debt in Ontario while the Liberals have been in office.


January 2018 — Monthly Column

Topics: A discussion concerning Patrick Brown's resignation, the new contest for the leadership position of the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, and a quick update on Mr. Yakabuski's personal life.


January 25th, 2018 — Press Release

Topic: Statement from John Yakabuski regarding Allegations against Patrick Brown

December 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: Discussing the passing of back-to-work legislation and the Conservative Party's Election Readiness and Policy Convention which took place on November 24-35 in Toronto.



 Get your flu shot at Rexall – Any time. Any day. Any Rexall. No appointment necessary

Pembroke, ON, November 9, 2017 – Today, John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, received his flu shot from Rexall Pharmacist, Eric Luloff. The flu shot is now available in Ontario and Rexall is once again making it easy and convenient to receive the vaccine by offering it at any store, at any time, any day – no appointment necessary.

“It’s never been easier to get your flu-shot and more and more people are taking advantage of how easy and convenient it is to get immunized at your local Rexall,” said Luloff. “Rexall pharmacists are committed to improving the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve, and getting a flu shot is the most effective way to stay healthy this flu season.

“The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu. Getting the flu shot is quick, it's painless, and it's free for anyone who works, lives, or goes to school in Ontario. The sooner you are vaccinated, the sooner you can protect yourself and those around you from getting the flu. I encourage everyone who is able to do so get a flu shot as soon as possible,” said MPP Yakabuski.

There are a number of other simple steps to prevent the spread of the flu virus including:

  • Wash your hands frequently. Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to help remove bacteria and viruses. Wash before and after eating, after you have been in a public place, after using the washroom, after coughing and sneezing, and after touching surfaces that may have been contaminated. An alcohol-based hand sanitizer is also effective in killing viruses.
  • Keep your hands away from your face. In most cases, the flu virus enters the body through the eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cough and sneeze into your arm, not your hand. If you use a tissue, dispose of it as soon as possible and wash your hands.
  • Keep common surface areas clean and disinfected. Doorknobs, light switches, telephones, keyboards and other surfaces can become contaminated with all kinds of bacteria and viruses. Regular cleaning and disinfecting of these surfaces with regular household disinfectants can help. Viruses can live on hard surfaces for up to 48 hours.
  • If you get sick, stay home. If you think you have the flu, you should stay home until your symptoms are gone. If your symptoms get worse, call your health care provider.

For more information, please contact:                                                                                        

Derek Tupling        
Corporate Communications
Phone: 905-501-7894
Email: dtupling@rexall.ca

November 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: In this column, Mr. Yakabuski explains how and why electricity bills in Ontario have decreased, and reflects on Remembrance Week.


October 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: Mr. Yakabuski reflects on the unseasonable warmth in September, the Renfrew County Plowing Match and International Plowing Match, and talks of Thanksgiving.


August 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: Discussing the negative impacts of Bill 148 on Ontario's economy, and how anti-logging alarmists are threatening the jobs of men and women in our province.


June 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: Mr. Yakabuski discusses the so-called Fair Hydro Plan, and how it will cost Ontarians as much as $93 billion in the future.


May 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: Mr. Yakabuski addresses the catastrophic flooding that has occured this Spring, and provides information on the Disaster Recovery Assistance Program.


April 27th, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Liberal Budget Hides $5 Billion Dollar Deficit

April 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: Remembering Vimy Ridge and Happy Easter wishes from John, Vicky and the entire Yakabuski family.


March 23rd, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Liberals and NDP Gang Up to Hurt Rural and Northern Ontario

March 22nd, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Seeks Commitment from Transportation Minister about Highway 17

March 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: The Liberal Government finally admits their Green Energy Act was a monumental financial disaster, and have instituted a 25% reduction on hydro bills. But as they say, "the devil is in the details", and Mr. Yakabuski details why this change simply isn't good enough.


February 21st, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Re-introduces Private Member’s Bill Demanding Province Treat all Municipalities Equally

February 16th, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Encourages Young Women to Apply to Celebration of 100 Years of Women’s Right to Vote in Ontario

February 15th, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Receives Labour and Training Critic Appointment

February 2017— Monthly Column

Topics: A primer on Liberal controversies, how the gas tax plan unfairly excludes rural Ontario, and more information on the rise of electricity prices.