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Leith R.A. Coghlin
Yurek Opens Campaign Headquarters With Message Of Relief And Respect

St. Thomas, Ontario - Two term incumbent Member of Provincial Parliament for Elgin Middlesex London Jeff Yurek opened his 2018 election campaign headquarters on Friday evening.

"Whether its hydro, good paying jobs, your tax bills, or user fees this is the message we want everyone in Elgin-Middlesex-London and beyond to know: relief is on the way," Yurek told an upbeat crowd of supporters at 560 Talbot Street in St. Thomas.

The ongoing controversy surrounding rural school closures and respect for rural communities opened Yurek's speech. He highlighted the need for long-term care investments to ease the burden on local emergency rooms and to provide dignity to people requiring constant care.

"I am a pharmacist by profession. I understand healthcare. Quality healthcare, with shorter wait times, and available front line care providers." Yurek added that he and a PC government: "will end hallway health-care actually supporting the construction and stable funding of long-term care beds across our province."

Also discussed was the reality that more area residents are working multiple jobs for lower pay making the cost of living unreasonable and unaffordable for too many seniors and lower-income workers.

To applause, Yurek enthusiastically proclaimed: "With a Progressive Conservative government led by Doug Ford, yes relief is on the way!

Campaign manager Dan Reith is optimistic about the campaign.

"Jeff has ably represented us in opposition and is positioned to accomplish even more in government. Our challengers from the other two major parties were only recently named and cannot equal Jeff's record of service in the riding.

"We're doing very well in fundraising and are excited to get our message out. As Jeff keeps saying, this election has never been more important," Reith emphasized.

First elected in 2011, Yurek was re-elected in 2014 and has served in several prominent critic positions at Queen's Park. He has spent the past few years as health critic. Yurek and his family are well known in Elgin County and in the London areas of the constituency for their health care and pharmacy businesses.

Polls have consistently shown since May 2015, that the PC Party of Ontario has been the preferred option among decided voters. Voters head to the polls on Thursday, June 7th, 2018

REMARKS OF JEFF YUREK

Candidate for the Progressive Conservative Conservative Party of Ontario in the constituency of Elgin-Middlesex-London

Good evening and welcome

In 2011 when I took my first run at public office, the notion of being here, in 2018 with family, friends, and supporters, marking the opening of my third campaign was not something I would have ever imagined. But, here we are, at the start of what will be a short but critical campaign. Jenn and I are so appreciative of your support and trust.

To all of you here with us tonight, I say thank you.

While every election is important…, none has mattered more in recent times than the choice we face on June 7th.

I need not spend a lot of time explaining why. We all have a Kathleen Wynne story that has negatively affected our family or our business. Whether it's about rural school closures, the rationing of health care, crumbling infrastructure, the flight of jobs from southwestern Ontario, crippling hydro bills, simple ethics or sky-rocketing taxes and user fees, we know what the status quo means.

Let our opponents make their excuses and hollow promises with what precious little time they have left.

This campaign is about how a Progressive Conservative government will listen, correct, repair, and deliver a better Ontario for all.

Let me be clear: only a PC government will support rural Ontario.

A PC government will respect our farmers and their communities ensuring they are open for business with affordable electricity and secure infrastructure. Places where our children want to live, work, and raise their families knowing their schools and local institutions are maintained and supported.

I am a pharmacist by profession. I understand healthcare. Quality healthcare, with shorter wait times, and available front line care providers. It matters to all of us but, it is a priority for me and it is a priority for the Progressive Conservative to direct your tax-dollars first and foremost to support front-line care.

A PC government will end hallway health-care actually supporting the construction and stable funding of long-term care beds across our province so Emergency Rooms deal with emergencies and long-term facilities give people dignity in care .

For 15 years, infrastructure across Ontario has been ignored. I have joined farmers in the battle to lobby to protect bridges, and plead for funding for basic road and highway repair.

A PC government will ensure that infrastructure is accurately costed, responsive to and most importantly: involves all of Ontario.

And most importantly, whether its hydro, good paying jobs, your tax bills, or user fees this is the message we want everyone in Elgin-Middlesex-London and beyond to know: RELIEF is on the way. With a Progressive Conservative government led by Doug Ford, yes R E L I E F is on the way!

I know many people in this riding who had good paying jobs that allowed them to support their families and save for their future. The cost of living was reasonable and people had choice.

Today, many families work multiple jobs, deciding between paying the hydro bill or putting food on the table. We work harder, we take home less, and when we ask 'why' we're somehow portrayed as the unreasonable folks for asking!

And finally my friends, beyond our riding, and even here in the southwest…, Ontario needs honest leadership that can balance budgets and still provide relief to our marginal income earners, ensure our seniors are secure and can stay in their homes, and that no one is forced to choose between groceries or heat.

A PC government will support our communities, support our institutions and places we rely upon, lessen our burdens in ways that are reasonable, affordable, and prompt, and in doing so truly transform Ontario for everyone and for the better.

I look forward to earning the endorsement of the people of Elgin-Middlesex-London again and thank you for your support on June 7th.

Last Updated: Saturday, 05 May 2018 10:00:00 AM EST

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