1.05.04 - “Improve enforcement, including hiring more conservation officers”
The Ontario government began a recruitment process for 25 new conservation officers. This promise is considered kept.
“The Ontario government is enhancing the protection of the province’s precious natural resources and ensuring public safety by recruiting additional conservation officers.”
As no action has been taken so far to either improve enforcement or hire more conservation officers, this promise remains not yet rated.
“Fewer than 180 boots-on-the-ground conservation officers are responsible for protecting the natural resources of our vast province. During the 2018 election campaign, Doug Ford’s Conservatives promised to hire more conservation officers to “improve enforcement” and “protect waterways”. Two years later, Ontario is still waiting.”