MPP Yurek Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Ontario’s Government for the People

Published on June 07, 2019
ST. THOMAS – Today, MPP Jeff Yurek celebrates the one-year anniversary of his re-election for a third term, this time as part of Ontario’s government. Along with the entire PC team, MPP Yurek renews his commitment to tirelessly advocate for the residents of Elgin-Middlesex-London at Queen’s Park, respect Ontario taxpayers, encourage job creation, and keep people at the heart of every decision. To date, the government has implemented over 250 initiatives, including charting a reasonable and responsible path to a balanced budget that protects the core services the people of Elgin-Middlesex-London rely on every day.
“I am proud to have been part of the government’s first year of historic accomplishments,” said MPP Yurek. “We have made major investments in healthcare and education that will support our students and teachers and ensure that the patient is at the center of a more streamlined, integrated healthcare system, contributing to a bright and stable future for Ontario.”
In just one year, MPP Yurek has achieved over 10 major accomplishments for the people of Elgin-Middlesex-London, including:
·      Securing stable funding to sustain and enhance the St. Thomas Police mental health worker program
·      Paving the way for a much-needed hospice in St. Thomas-Elgin
·      Cancelling the Dutton-Dunwich wind turbine contracts
·      Enhancing supports and resources to protect correctional staff and inmates at EMDC
·      Advocating for a re-alignment and rebuild of the Glanworth Drive overpass to prevent driver safety concerns among slow-moving farm traffic on the renovated Colonel Talbot Road
 
Over the past year, the government has delivered on a number of campaign commitments that put more money back in people’s pockets, including:
·      Cancelling the punishing cap-and-trade carbon tax, saving the average family $260 a year and 4.3 cents a litre at the gas pumps.
·      Ensuring minimum wage workers pay no personal income tax in Ontario, saving them up to $800 a year.
·      Introducing one of the most flexible childcare tax credits for low- and middle-income families in Ontario’s history.
·      Scrapping the outdated Drive Clean program and freezing driver and vehicle fees.
·      Winding down the Ontario College of Trades and reducing apprentice to journeyperson ratios to 1:1
“Everything we do, we do for the people. We have an opportunity to build for our future,” added MPP Yurek. “I look forward to continuing to work with our government over the next year to make life better for the people of Elgin-Middlesex-London and Ontario.”