QUEEN’S PARK – In a much anticipated Shadow Cabinet shuffle, Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Jeff Yurek was promoted from Deputy Finance Critic to Critic of Transportation for the PC Caucus.

The shuffle was announced by PC Leader Tim Hudak at a media conference held this morning at 9:30 am.

“I am pleased Tim has put his trust in me to oversee this most important file,” said Yurek upon learning of his new post. “A modern, vibrant transportation network is vital to keeping Ontario’s economy competitive and I look forward to the challenge.”

In addition to his new responsibilities, Yurek will retain oversight of the auto insurance file.  This was a position assigned to Mr. Yurek when he was made Deputy Finance Critic following the election in 2011.

“We’ve done some good work on the auto insurance front.  With all the attention that file has received, I’m pleased I’ll be able to continue to my work there.”

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