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Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
2,095 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - 03 May 2022
Ontario's 43rd Parliament
24 Jun 2022 - Present

The 2022 Ontario general election was held on June 2, 2022 to elect the 124 members of the 43rd Parliament of Ontario. The Progressive Conservative (PC) Party of Ontario, led by Doug Ford, won a majority government with 83 of the 124 seats in the legislature. The incumbent party, they increased their seat share from 76 in the 2018 election. They campaigned on a slogan to “get it done,” pledging to build highways and transit infrastructure and open up the “Ring of Fire,” a mineral-rich area in northern Ontario. Instead of an election platform, the Ontario PC Party presented its promises on its website in the form of press releases throughout the campaign.

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Promise History

1.05.03 - “Keep Ontario beautiful by […] supporting and enforcing our air quality programs”


“In 2017, the provincial government, then led by Kathleen Wynne, assured the Aamjiwnaang First Nation that it would be included in the project, which the government said would ‘improve the relationship with Ontario’s Indigenous communities.’ The Ford government also reiterated its importance. […] While the Ministry of the Environment has kept the First Nation regularly updated on the project, until last week it withheld key air pollution data informing the health study.”


“Last fall, the province quietly changed a regulation under Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act to exempt sulphur dioxide ‘flaring’ incidents at petroleum refineries from meeting the province’s air quality standards. Flaring incidents — in which refineries burn off excess crude oil products that cannot be processed — emit large quantities of sulphur dioxide in a short period of time. The flaring rules had been tightened by the previous Liberal government in March 2018. ‘The reality is right now there’s no air quality standard that applies to the flaring of acid gas at refineries,’ said [Elaine] MacDonald, [healthy communities director for Ecojustice, a Toronto-based environmental law charity,] in an interview. ‘So communities are vulnerable to spikes and high concentrations of sulphur dioxide from facilities flaring acid gas. And there’s no enforcement that can be done to prevent that from occurring, because they’ve just exempted that completely.’”

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