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2017 Press Releases


April 27th, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Liberal Budget Hides $5 Billion Dollar Deficit
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March 23rd, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Liberals and NDP Gang Up to Hurt Rural and Northern Ontario
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March 22nd, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Seeks Commitment from Transportation Minister about Highway 17
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February 21st, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Re-introduces Private Member’s Bill Demanding Province Treat all Municipalities Equally
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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
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February 15th, 2017 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Receives Labour and Training Critic Appointment
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2016 Press Releases


September 22nd, 2016 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Reintroduces PMB to Help Make Victims of Violence Safer
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June 3rd, 2016 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Exposes Liberal’s Plan to Hide Cap and Trade Costs from Natural Gas Consumers
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April 19th, 2016 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Demands Energy Minister Stop the Dangerous Hydro Rate Increases
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February 10th, 2016 — Press Release

Topic: Government Should Create an Equal Playing Field with Energy Audits and Retrofits
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2015 Press Releases


December 2nd, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: Liberals Retreat from Municipal Land Transfer Tax Cash Grab
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November 25th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski’s PMB Would Give Power to the People
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November 24th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: Ontario Parks Celebrates Renfrew County Summer Employee

Michaela Leeder of Pembroke has earned an educational bursary for her outstanding work as
an Ontario Parks summer employee.

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November 5th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski’s PMB to Help Keep Victims of Violence Safe Passes Second Reading
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October 27th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski’s Private Member’s Bill Would Help Keep Victims of Violence Safe
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Take your MPP to Work

(Pembroke) May 15th, 2015

Joan (pharmacy), John, Janet (Charge Nurse), Bernie (RN)

MPP John Yakabuski was at St. Francis Memorial Hospital today to join Nurse Janet Lynch in her work place as part of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) annual Take Your MPP to Work event.

Now in its 15th year, the event gives politicians an up-close look at how registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NP) work, across a broad range of sectors, to keep Ontarians healthy and care for them when they are ill. It also provides politicians with a snapshot of the health system's needs, so they can bring that knowledge back to Queen's Park, says RNAO President Vanessa Burkoski.

"The best policy is informed by first-hand experience," says Burkoski, a former Provincial Chief Nursing Officer. "Take Your MPP to Work brings Ontario's policymakers right into the heart of the health system, where they can see what's working, and where more RNs are needed to provide outstanding care to the province's people."

 “Nursing is as important as any other component of projects undertaken by hospitals and other health organizations to improve the quality, efficiency and safety of health care,” said MPP Yakabuski. “Nurses play a very meaningful role in the health and well-being of the patients they support, and I tip my hat to them for a job well done,” he added.

This year marks the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) 90th anniversary. RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. For more information about RNAO, visit RNAO.ca or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


May 5th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: A discussion about the sale of Hydro One Brampton and calling on the Auditor General to do an audit
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May 1st, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: A discussion about the Auditor General’s report on Winter Highway Maintenance
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May 1st, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: A discussion about the Gas Tax Fairness Act
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March 27th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: A discussion about skyrocketing hydro rates
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March 26th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: A discussion about the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
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March 5th, 2015 — Press Release

Topic: A discussion about Liberal Government's Failed Energy Program
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2014 Press Releases


December 11th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski to Liberals: "Let's Treat All Municipalities Equally"
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November 24th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski To Transportation Minister: Let’s Make Ontario’s Roads Safer
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Media Advisory
Thursday November 5th, 2014

Topic: Annual flu season vaccination – Mr. Yakabuski will be receiving his flu shot by Pharmacist, Stavros Tsimiklis.

“The importance of obtaining the annual flu vaccination has been clearly demonstrated over the last number of years. Since I have been getting mine the number of flu incidents is greatly reduced and the severity has been to a much lesser degree. I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the flu immunization program offered in the province, and now that it is available at many of the local pharmacies, it is more convenient than ever.” John Yakabuski, MPP

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October 29th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Liberals Vote Against Transparency and Accountability in Gas Plant Scandal
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October 23rd, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski calls on Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Not to Close Algonquin Park To Forest Industry
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October 8th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski calls on Environment Commissioner to withdraw recommendation to close Algonquin Provincial Park to forest industry.
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July 24th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: PREMIER WYNNE BLOCKS COMMITTEE FROM QUESTIONING KEY WITNESSES IN THE GAS PLANT SCANDAL

Click here to read the press release.

Click here to read Mr. Yakabuski's question to the Premiere.

Click here to view a video of Mr. Yakabuski questioning the Premiere.

 

April 7th, 2014— Ministry of Natural Resources Press Release

Topic: Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - Pembroke District     
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April 2nd, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski tables private members' bill to make winter driving safer.     
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March 26th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski seeks clarification on Minister Murray's statements around twinning of Hwy 17.     
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March 6th, 2014— Statement in the House

Topic: Launch event for "A Hundred Years on a Handshake", a book concerning the lively history of M. Sullivan and Son Ltd. by Brian Hanington     
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February 28th, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Despite having no plan to create jobs, Liberals and NDP team up to defeat Million Jobs Act.     
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January 23rd, 2014— Press Release

Topic: Natural Resources Minister chooses to leap before looking at impacts of fire base closures.     
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2013 Press Releases


December 18th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski calls on Minister to delay fire closures until a full impact analysis is completed.

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November 7th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Fall economic statement confirms Liberals have no plan for Ontario

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October 18th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Rexall is ready to fight the flu again this year

Today, John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke, received his flu shot from Rexall pharmacist, Stavros Tsimiklis. The flu shot is now available in Ontario and Rexall is once again making it easy and convenient for Ontarians to receive the vaccine by offering it at any store, at any time, any day – no appointment necessary.

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October 8th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Auditor Confirms Cost of Liberal Gas Plant Scandals Hits $1.1B

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September 27th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: On September 25, 2013, Mr. Yakabuski rose in the House to recognize the 50 year anniversary of his father being elected as the first Ontario MPP of Polish ancestry.

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September 20th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski chides Liberals, NDP for putting partisan politics ahead of taxpayers' interests

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May 2nd, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Ontario's Future is Bright - If We Act Today

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April 12th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Liberals and NDP Continue to Ignore Taxpayers’ Capacity to Pay

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April 5th, 2013— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski launches petition against outrageous new fees on tires

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February 21st, 2013— Press Release

Topic: YAKABUSKI: “IT’S TIME FOR FUNDAMENTAL FAIRNESS”


Yakabuski with Clark


Yakabuski with PC Caucus Members

Read the Bill, click here.

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2012 Press Releases


December 3rd, 2012— Press Release

Topic: HOSKINS LACKS CREDIBILITY ON GAS TAX POLICY

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Sept 28th, 2012— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski to host Dunlop in Renfrew during Skilled Trades Tour

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July 30th, 2012— News Release - Ernie Hardeman, MPP

Topic: Ontario farmers need drought help now.

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July 27th, 2012— Media Advisory

Topic: Ernie Hardeman, Oxford MPP and PC Critic for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke will be meeting with farmers to hear about the impact of the drought and talk about the need for government action.

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April 5th, 2012— Press Release

Topic: Gas Tax Fairness Bill

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March 29th, 2012— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski's Bill Demands Fairness for Rural Municipalities

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March 28th, 2012— Press Release

Topic: Budget, McGuinty Math Adds 2 and 2 to Come Up With 5

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March 21st, 2012— Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski: Matthews Must Resign Over AG Report

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2011 Press Releases


February 24, 2011— News Release

Topic: Yakabuski to Liberals: "Enough is enough"

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2010 Press Releases


October 19, 2010— News Release

Topic: MPP John Yakabuski releases second CD Taking Care, all proceeds of which go to Long Term Care Homes in Renfrew County.

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July 8, 2010— Press Release

Topic: Liberals Flip Flop on Energy

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May 27, 2010— Press Release

Topic: Access to Health Card Services

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May 12, 2010— Press Release

Topic: Gas Tax

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March 27, 2010— News Article

Topic: Spending is Rampant

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February 4, 2010— Press Release

Topic: New Caucus responsibilities announced – Yakabuski is now PC Government House Leader

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January 26, 2010— Press Release

Topic: McGuinty Buys Jobs at Expense of Ontario Business: Yakabuski

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January 24, 2010— Press Release

Topic: Free sponsored skate by Yakabuski popular in Barry's Bay

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January 21, 2010 — Press Release

Topic: MPPs Randy Hillier and John Yakabuski call for Inquiry into Gulick Forest Products Case.

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2009 Press Releases


December 2009 — Press Release

Topic: Speaker Visits Local Pembroke High Schools

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December 2009 — Press Release

Topic: Speaker Visits Local Renfrew High Schools

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December 3, 2009 — News Release

Topic: Yakabuski: "Use REAL science"

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November 18, 2009 — News Release

Topic: Yakabuski to Takhar: Support                

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October 22, 2009 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Questions Minister over mitigation funding costs

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October 13, 2009 — Press Release

Topic: Yakabuski Calls for Public Inquiry on Liberal eHealth Scandal

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September 29, 2009 — Press Release

Topic: Things have gotten blurry at the Ministry of Transportation, Yakabuski says

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June 30, 2009 — News Release

Topic: Electricity supply in Ontario jeopardized again, say Yakabuski...

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May 27, 2009 — News Release

Topic: Energy Critic Yakabuski Criticizes Green Party Leader’s Smear of AECL

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May 7, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski calls  for gas tax revenue sharing with rural Ontario ...

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April 30, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  Results in  . . . Ontarians can't afford McGuity's Energy Act ...

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April 23, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  Toronto School Pools Trump Renfrew County School Bus Safety...

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April 15, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  Don't let McGuinty fool you: new energy act will cost Ontarians more!

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March 9, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  Eliminate sales tax on automobiles, says Yakabuski...

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February 24, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  McGuinty Liberals Must Come Clean on Green...

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February 4, 2009 — News Release

Topic:  McGuinty Liberal Red Tape Hurting Small Business and Economy: Yakabuski...

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2008 Press Releases


November 18, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Residents Plagued and Frightened by Rash of Fraudulent Driver’s Licenses...

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October 29, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Violent Crime has Day in Court then Dismissed:  Yakabuski...

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October 23, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski implores Minister to help struggling forestry business...

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September 8, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP Yakabuski undergoes hip replacement surgery...

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June 19, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski demands that Minister stand up for forestry industry...

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June 17, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Lights out for Ontario in 2014...

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June 13, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  McGuinty forced to back down on plan to eliminate the Lord’s Prayer...

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May 15, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski demands answers and action on rural school bus funding issue...

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May 8, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  One year after McGuinty Liberals promised to have eliminated coal, they’re financing it instead...

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May 7, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  MPP Yakabuski pleased to announce Hon Gary Lunn to be guest speaker at Annual Fundraising Dinner...

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April 14, 2008  — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski introduces legislation to recognize outstanding acts of bravery in Ontario...

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March 18, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Gas Tax Should Be Shared with Rural Ontario...

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March, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  McGuinty Liberals have no plan to fix Ontario's looming energy crisis...

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February 14, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski: End of Lord’s Prayer in Legislature, wrong approach...

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January 21, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski: End to clothesline bans by McGuinty Libs far overdue...

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January 14, 2008 — News Release

Topic:  Yakabuski Reappointed Energy Critic in PC Shadow Cabinet...

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January 9, 2008 — News Article from the Pembroke Daily Observer

Topic:  MPP shares his work plan for 2008

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2007 Press Releases


May 16, 2007 — News Release

Topic:  Summer Blackouts Not an Impossibility...

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May 8, 2007 — News Release

Topic:  MPP John Yakabuski signs joint letter to have slush fund scandal investigated.

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April 13, 2007 — Press Release

Topic:  McGuinty government turned back on Soldier's children

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March 29, 2007 — Press Release

Topic:  Caplan; resign; scandal; Ontario Lottery

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March 27, 2007 — Press Release

Topic:  McGuinty hiding; Lottery Scandal

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March 23, 2007 — Press Release

Topic: McGuinty spending recklessly, weak leadership, high taxes

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March 20, 2007 — Press Release

Topic:  McGuinty, Liberal spending, respect taxpayers money

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March 14, 2007 — Press Release - Town Hall Meeting on Justice Issues

Topic:  Justice in Ontario, legal system, local justice system, resources for citizens

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January 15, 2007 — Press Release - Commonwealth Layoffs

Topic:  Work together, assist, laid-off workers, plant closure, Commonwealth Plywood Company Ltd., difficult time

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