YUREK APPOINTED MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION 11/5/2018 5:54:26 PM
Elgin - Middlesex - London Member of Provincial Parliament Jeff Yurek is now the Minister of Transportation. Yurek is one of six ministers that were reassigned by Premier Doug Ford on Monday morning (November 5).
The cabinet shuffle comes after Minister of Economic Development Jim Wilson resigned to seek treatment for addiction issues on Friday (November 2).
Yurek is taking over the Transportation portfolio that was being handled by Renfrew - Nipissing - Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski.
Yurek says that while the transition will be a challenge the party will continue to work together.
Yurek says that locally he would like to see the transportation between the smaller municipalities and London be improved.
Yurek says that he is looking forward to the new position.
Yakabuski will be taking over the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry portfolio that Yurek previously held.