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Ontario
In office
Premier
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,550 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - 03 May 2022
Ontario's 43nd Parliament
02 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

1.09.03 - “Respect the vulnerable: Commit resources to combat domestic abuse, including elder abuse”

Broken
21-Oct-2020
Justification

In 2019, the Ford government cut funding to Ontario rape crisis centres and other women shelter services, thus taking an action to contradict the spirit of this promise to commit funding to combat domestic abuse. It should also be noted that the 2019 budget does not include any financial resources allocated to combatting domestic abuse or elder abuse. In 2020, the Ontario government introcuced a Bill which was criticized for protecting Ontario care homes from being liable for harms caused during the COVID-19 pandemic. This runs counter to the promise of investing in resources to prevent elder abuse, and the promise is therefore broken.

“On Tuesday, the Ford government introduced legislation that the province said, if passed, will provide liability protection to workers and businesses in a number of sectors who make ‘an honest effort’ to follow public health guidelines and laws. The bill, dubbed Supporting Ontario’s Recovery Act, would protect businesses and employees in the health care field, frontline workers in grocery and retail stores, charities and non-profit organizations, as well as coaches, volunteers, and minor sports associations. But the legislation has prompted outcry from some who say the bill would make it ‘significantly harder’ for residents and families to hold long-term care homes liable for any harm caused by exposure to COVID-19.”

Broken
02-Apr-2019

“The Ford government cut funding to Ontario rape crisis centres, leaving a paltry $1 million funding boost to be divided between 42 centres after the previous Wynne government promised some $4 million extra. The 42 centres currently receive some $14 million in annual funding. The Ford government also folded the roundtable on violence against women.”

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“Ontario is building on its commitment to create a province free of gender-based violence through its comprehensive new strategy — It’s Never Okay: Ontario’s Gender-Based Violence Strategy — announced in March 2018. The Province is investing up to $242 million over three years to help support survivors and their children and to end the cycle of violence. This new strategy provides an overarching framework to respond to an increased need for core and culturally appropriate services such as shelters, counselling, sexual assault centres and assistance in navigating the court system; and to address further needs of survivors of gender-based violence.”

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