The following is a statement from Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown on the nomination of John Yakabuski as the Ontario PC candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke:
“I congratulate John Yakabuski on his nomination as the Ontario PC candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.
“First elected in 2003, John has proven himself to be a hardworking and passionate MPP in our Progressive Conservative caucus. In the Legislature, John serves as the Chief Opposition Whip and the Ontario PC Critic for Energy, where he has held the Liberal government’s feet to the fire for the hydro crisis they have created through 13 years of scandal, mismanagement, and waste. John has also been a long-time advocate for rural municipalities getting their fair share of the provincial gas tax.
“Through his experiences as a four term MPP, a councillor and local business owner, John intimately understands the challenges and opportunities his community faces. I know John will continue his hard work on behalf of his constituents and hold the Wynne Liberals accountable.
“After 13 years in power, life is harder under the Liberals. Ontarians are faced with skyrocketing hydro rates, cut after cut to their health care services, and Liberal scandal, waste and mismanagement is making life increasingly unaffordable.
“I look forward to working with John to spread the Ontario PC Party’s positive message of change in Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke and across the province.”