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Province Transforms Tarion Warranty Corporation’s Broken System to Protect Ontario Families
February 21, 2019
PEMBROKE - Ontario’s Government is working for the people by protecting hard-working Ontarians when making one of the biggest purchases in their lives — a new home. The province is transforming Tarion Warranty Corporation and implementing initiatives to better protect purchasers of cancelled pre-construction condominium projects.
Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act would fix broken Bill 175, restore fairness and accountability to police oversight
February 19, 2019
PEMBROKE – Ontario police officers and the families in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke who depend on them will finally be able to count on a fair and transparent police oversight process that will always put public safety first. Today, Ontario’s Government for the People will introduce new legislation, the Comprehensive Ontario Police Services Act, 2019. If passed, this legislation will finally fix the previous government’s Bill 175, which treated police with suspicion while making it increasingly difficult for them to do their jobs.
Ontario funds repairs and renovations at community agencies
February 14, 2019
PEMBROKE — Ontario’s Government for the People is helping community agencies repair and renovate their buildings so they can continue providing vital services to children and families.
“Our local agencies work hard every day to help people who need extra support,” said John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke. “Those who provide and those who rely on important services in Pembroke will have safer places with these investments.”
Ontario Celebrating Family, Fishing and the Great Outdoors
February 08, 2019
TORONTO — Ontario’s Government for the People invites families to participate in free fishing on the Family Day weekend. From February 16 to 18, Canadian residents of all ages can enjoy fishing in Ontario without having to purchase a licence.
Will clear waitlist for autism services and provide direct financial supports for families of 23,000 children previously denied funding in Ontario Autism Program
February 08, 2019
PEMBROKE – Ontario’s Government for the People is bringing relief to 23,000 children and their families who are currently languishing on a waitlist for autism services.
In an announcement at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Parliamentary Assistant Amy Fee and Minister of Children, Community and Social Services Lisa MacLeod outlined the widespread reforms to the Ontario Autism Program that will restore fairness, equality, and sustainability to the program.
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