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Children and Families in Pembroke to Receive Vital Services in Upgraded Building

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.”


Free Fishing on Family Day Weekend

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. 


Ontario Takes Decisive Action to Help More Families with Autism

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.


Ontario’s Government Launches Data Strategy Consultations

Province takes steps to better equip for the rapidly advancing era of Big Data

February 06, 2019

PEMBROKE – John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, encourages constituents to provide input for a provincial strategy that will help Ontarians and businesses benefit directly from the data economy, while being confident that their privacy is protected.


Ontario’s Government for the People Announces Grant to Help Improve Transit in Arnprior

Forty Ontario Communities to Receive Funding to Support Projects

January 25, 2019

Ontario’s Government for the People is helping 40 communities across the province improve transportation services within and between communities to make it easier for people to get around.

Today, John Yakabuski, MPP for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke, announced that the Town of Arnprior will receive $500,000 of support through the Community Transportation Grant 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