Press Releases Archive
April 27th, 2017 — Press Release
Topic: Liberal Budget Hides $5 Billion Dollar Deficit
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
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
September 22nd, 2016 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski Reintroduces PMB to Help Make Victims of Violence Safer
June 3rd, 2016 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski Exposes Liberal’s Plan to Hide Cap and Trade Costs from Natural Gas Consumers
April 19th, 2016 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski Demands Energy Minister Stop the Dangerous Hydro Rate Increases
February 10th, 2016 — Press Release
Topic: Government Should Create an Equal Playing Field with Energy Audits and Retrofits
December 2nd, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: Liberals Retreat from Municipal Land Transfer Tax Cash Grab
November 25th, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski’s PMB Would Give Power to the People
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.
November 5th, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski’s PMB to Help Keep Victims of Violence Safe Passes Second Reading
October 27th, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski’s Private Member’s Bill Would Help Keep Victims of Violence Safe
Take your MPP to Work
(Pembroke) May 15th, 2015
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
May 1st, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: A discussion about the Auditor General’s report on Winter Highway Maintenance
May 1st, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: A discussion about the Gas Tax Fairness Act
March 27th, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: A discussion about skyrocketing hydro rates
March 26th, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: A discussion about the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP)
March 5th, 2015 — Press Release
Topic: A discussion about Liberal Government's Failed Energy Program
December 11th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski to Liberals: "Let's Treat All Municipalities Equally"
November 24th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski To Transportation Minister: Let’s Make Ontario’s Roads Safer
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
October 29th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Liberals Vote Against Transparency and Accountability in Gas Plant Scandal
October 23rd, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski calls on Natural Resources and Forestry Minister Not to Close Algonquin Park To Forest Industry
October 8th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski calls on Environment Commissioner to withdraw recommendation to close Algonquin Provincial Park to forest industry.
July 24th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: PREMIER WYNNE BLOCKS COMMITTEE FROM QUESTIONING KEY WITNESSES IN THE GAS PLANT SCANDAL
April 7th, 2014— Ministry of Natural Resources Press Release
Topic: Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook - Pembroke District
April 2nd, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski tables private members' bill to make winter driving safer.
March 26th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski seeks clarification on Minister Murray's statements around twinning of Hwy 17.
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
February 28th, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Despite having no plan to create jobs, Liberals and NDP team up to defeat Million Jobs Act.
January 23rd, 2014— Press Release
Topic: Natural Resources Minister chooses to leap before looking at impacts of fire base closures.
December 18th, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski calls on Minister to delay fire closures until a full impact analysis is completed.
November 7th, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Fall economic statement confirms Liberals have no plan for Ontario
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.
October 8th, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Auditor Confirms Cost of Liberal Gas Plant Scandals Hits $1.1B
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.
September 20th, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski chides Liberals, NDP for putting partisan politics ahead of taxpayers' interests
May 2nd, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Ontario's Future is Bright - If We Act Today
April 12th, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Liberals and NDP Continue to Ignore Taxpayers’ Capacity to Pay
April 5th, 2013— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski launches petition against outrageous new fees on tires
February 21st, 2013— Press Release
Topic: YAKABUSKI: “IT’S TIME FOR FUNDAMENTAL FAIRNESS”
Read the Bill, click here.
December 3rd, 2012— Press Release
Topic: HOSKINS LACKS CREDIBILITY ON GAS TAX POLICY
Sept 28th, 2012— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski to host Dunlop in Renfrew during Skilled Trades Tour
July 30th, 2012— News Release - Ernie Hardeman, MPP
Topic: Ontario farmers need drought help now.
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.
April 5th, 2012— Press Release
Topic: Gas Tax Fairness Bill
March 29th, 2012— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski's Bill Demands Fairness for Rural Municipalities
March 28th, 2012— Press Release
Topic: Budget, McGuinty Math Adds 2 and 2 to Come Up With 5
March 21st, 2012— Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski: Matthews Must Resign Over AG Report
February 24, 2011— News Release
Topic: Yakabuski to Liberals: "Enough is enough"
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.
July 8, 2010— Press Release
Topic: Liberals Flip Flop on Energy
May 27, 2010— Press Release
Topic: Access to Health Card Services
May 12, 2010— Press Release
Topic: Gas Tax
March 27, 2010— News Article
Topic: Spending is Rampant
February 4, 2010— Press Release
Topic: New Caucus responsibilities announced – Yakabuski is now PC Government House Leader
January 26, 2010— Press Release
Topic: McGuinty Buys Jobs at Expense of Ontario Business: Yakabuski
January 24, 2010— Press Release
Topic: Free sponsored skate by Yakabuski popular in Barry's Bay
January 21, 2010 — Press Release
Topic: MPPs Randy Hillier and John Yakabuski call for Inquiry into Gulick Forest Products Case.
December 2009 — Press Release
Topic: Speaker Visits Local Pembroke High Schools
December 2009 — Press Release
Topic: Speaker Visits Local Renfrew High Schools
December 3, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski: "Use REAL science"
November 18, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski to Takhar: Support
October 22, 2009 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski Questions Minister over mitigation funding costs
October 13, 2009 — Press Release
Topic: Yakabuski Calls for Public Inquiry on Liberal eHealth Scandal
September 29, 2009 — Press Release
Topic: Things have gotten blurry at the Ministry of Transportation, Yakabuski says
June 30, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Electricity supply in Ontario jeopardized again, say Yakabuski...
May 27, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Energy Critic Yakabuski Criticizes Green Party Leader’s Smear of AECL
May 7, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski calls for gas tax revenue sharing with rural Ontario ...
April 30, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Results in . . . Ontarians can't afford McGuity's Energy Act ...
April 23, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Toronto School Pools Trump Renfrew County School Bus Safety...
April 15, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Don't let McGuinty fool you: new energy act will cost Ontarians more!
March 9, 2009 — News Release
Topic: Eliminate sales tax on automobiles, says Yakabuski...
February 24, 2009 — News Release
Topic: McGuinty Liberals Must Come Clean on Green...
February 4, 2009 — News Release
Topic: McGuinty Liberal Red Tape Hurting Small Business and Economy: Yakabuski...
November 18, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Residents Plagued and Frightened by Rash of Fraudulent Driver’s Licenses...
October 29, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Violent Crime has Day in Court then Dismissed: Yakabuski...
October 23, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski implores Minister to help struggling forestry business...
September 8, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke MPP Yakabuski undergoes hip replacement surgery...
June 19, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski demands that Minister stand up for forestry industry...
June 17, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Lights out for Ontario in 2014...
June 13, 2008 — News Release
Topic: McGuinty forced to back down on plan to eliminate the Lord’s Prayer...
May 15, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski demands answers and action on rural school bus funding issue...
May 8, 2008 — News Release
Topic: One year after McGuinty Liberals promised to have eliminated coal, they’re financing it instead...
May 7, 2008 — News Release
Topic: MPP Yakabuski pleased to announce Hon Gary Lunn to be guest speaker at Annual Fundraising Dinner...
April 14, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski introduces legislation to recognize outstanding acts of bravery in Ontario...
March 18, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Gas Tax Should Be Shared with Rural Ontario...
March, 2008 — News Release
Topic: McGuinty Liberals have no plan to fix Ontario's looming energy crisis...
February 14, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski: End of Lord’s Prayer in Legislature, wrong approach...
January 21, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski: End to clothesline bans by McGuinty Libs far overdue...
January 14, 2008 — News Release
Topic: Yakabuski Reappointed Energy Critic in PC Shadow Cabinet...
January 9, 2008 — News Article from the Pembroke Daily Observer
Topic: MPP shares his work plan for 2008
May 16, 2007 — News Release
Topic: Summer Blackouts Not an Impossibility...
May 8, 2007 — News Release
Topic: MPP John Yakabuski signs joint letter to have slush fund scandal investigated.
April 13, 2007 — Press Release
Topic: McGuinty government turned back on Soldier's children
March 29, 2007 — Press Release
Topic: Caplan; resign; scandal; Ontario Lottery
March 27, 2007 — Press Release
Topic: McGuinty hiding; Lottery Scandal
March 23, 2007 — Press Release
Topic: McGuinty spending recklessly, weak leadership, high taxes
March 20, 2007 — Press Release
Topic: McGuinty, Liberal spending, respect taxpayers money
March 14, 2007 — Press Release - Town Hall Meeting on Justice Issues
Topic: Justice in Ontario, legal system, local justice system, resources for citizens
January 15, 2007 — Press Release - Commonwealth Layoffs
Topic: Work together, assist, laid-off workers, plant closure, Commonwealth Plywood Company Ltd., difficult time