YAKABUSKI CONFIRMS HIGHWAY 17 EXPANSION WILL GO AHEAD AS PLANNED 11/6/2018 12:27:01 PM
Although our local MPP is no longer the Minister of Transportation he has no concerns with the expansion of Highway 17. Renfrew-Nippissing-Pembroke MPP John Yakabuski was recently appointed the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry following a shuffle in the house. Yakabuski says he has already consulted with the new Minister of Transportation on the importance of the highway expansion.
He adds there's never been a Minister representing Natural Resources and Forestry from Renfrew County and with all the hunting, fishing and conservation locally it's a good fit.
Yakabuski says things are coming full circle as his father was the parliamentary assistant for the Minister of Natural Resources so it's a bit of déjà vu for him.