Father in Heaven, your ways are good and they are not our ways. We pray that you would lead and guide MPP John Yakabuski in your ways that are perfect. May your Will be done in John’s life, duties, and family. Thank you for John and all the work he has put into serving the people of Renfrew, Nippising, Pembrooke. We pray he would find joy in you, and that you would give him times of refreshing. “As for God, his way is perfect: The LORD’S word is flawless; he shields all who take refuge in him.”(Psalm 18:30) Amen.
Since 2003, John Yakabuski has been serving the riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke. At present, he serves as Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry. John Yakabuski was re-elected June 7th, 2018, for his fifth term in office. John’s father, Paul Yakabuski, served as the Provincial Member for the riding of Renfrew South for 24 years. John is known locally as the former owner-operator of Yakabuski’s Home Hardware in Barry’s Bay, which he operated for 20 years. He is also known for his community service including service to the Royal Canadian Legion, Madawaska Valley Lions Club, and the Boy Scouts. In 2010, John recorded and released his second CD entitled “Taking Care” to raise funds that go directly to nine long term care homes in his riding. John’s first CD, “To Your Health” raised over $50,000 for the five local hospitals in Renfrew County. He and his wife Vicky have four children and eight grandchildren.