|MPP for Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke|
|Preceded by||Sean Conway|
|Political party||Progressive Conservative|
|Residence||Barry's Bay, Ontario|
John Yakabuski is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, representing the eastern Ontario riding of Renfrew—Nipissing—Pembroke for the Progressive Conservative Party. His father, Paul Yakabuski, was also a Tory Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) from the area from 1963 to 1987.
Yakabuski is a former real estate sales representative, and was for twenty years the owner and operator of Yakabuski's Home Hardware in Barry's Bay, Ontario. At the time of his election, he was a member of the steering committee of St. Francis Memorial Hospital's Capital Equipment Campaign. He is also active in the local Lutheran church.
Yakabuski was elected to the Barry's Bay municipal council in 1997, and was responsible for overseeing various issues concerning the region's amalgamation. He did not seek re-election in 2000.
Yakabuski was elected to the Ontario legislature in the 2003 provincial election, defeating Liberal Derek Nighbor by 595 votes. This result was regarded by some as an upset, as it was the only formerly Liberal seat to be won by the Conservatives in an election where many Conservative seats were lost. Moreover, the seat had been held for many years by Liberal Sean Conway (Yakabuski's second cousin). In the 2007 provincial election, Yakabuski was re-elected convincingly, defeating Liberal Sean Kelly by over 15,000 votes.
Yakabuski is currently the Energy Critic in the Official Opposition and the Whip of the Official Opposition.
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