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Ontario
In office
Premier
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,199 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - Present

The 2018 Ontario general election was held on June 7, 2018 to elect the 124 members of the 42nd Parliament of Ontario.

The Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, won a majority government with 76 of the 124 seats in the legislature. The incumbent Liberal government was effectively swept out of Parliament, securing only 7 seats in the legislature and consequently having to surrender official party status.

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Promise History

1.03.01 - “[N]o carbon tax”

In progress
20-Jan-2020
Justification

The Ontario government is currently challenging the federal carbon levy in the Supreme Court of Canada. This promise has therefore been changed to “in progress.”

“Ontario families and small businesses pay the federal carbon levy. Ontario challenged Ottawa’s authority to impose the carbon levy in court and lost and is now appealing to the Supreme Court of Canada. […] The province is also subject to the output-based system on any facility emitting more than 50,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas each year.”

Broken
13-Dec-2019
Justification

The Ontario government repealed the cap-and-trade system that was in place from 2016 to 2018 (see more here). However, this did not result in the elimination of carbon pricing in Ontario, as the Canadian government then imposed a federal carbon levy on the province. This promise is therefore broken.

“The GGPPA [Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act] received Royal Assent on June 21, 2018. It establishes the framework for the federal carbon pollution pricing system. The federal system consists of two main parts, which can apply in whole or in part in a backstop jurisdiction: A regulatory charge on fossil fuels (fuel charge), administered by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), and; A regulatory trading system for industry, known as the Output-Based Pricing System (OBPS), administered by ECCC through the Output-Based Pricing System Regulations (OBPS Regulations). […] The federal fuel charge came into force: on April 1, 2019 in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan; on July 1, 2019 in Yukon and Nunavut; and on January 1, 2020 in Alberta.”

Protecting our environment

Published: Dec 2019
Broken
22-Oct-2019
Justification

The Ontario government repealed the cap-and-trade system that was in place from 2016 to 2018 (see more here). However, this did not result in the elimination of carbon pricing in Ontario, as the Canadian government then imposed a federal carbon levy on the province. This promise is therefore broken.

“Effective July 3, 2018, we [the Ontario government] cancelled the cap and trade regulation and prohibited all trading of emission allowances. We have developed a plan to wind down the program.”

Archived - Cap and trade

Published: Oct 2019
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Started tracking on: 29-Jun-2018

Reference Documents

“An Act to mitigate climate change through the pan-Canadian application of pricing mechanisms to a broad set of greenhouse gas emission sources and to make consequential amendments to other Acts”

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