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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

1.09.07 - “Hire more corrections […] officers to hold criminals accountable and protect victims”

Kept
16-Jun-2020
Justification

In June 2020, the province announced that it would invest $500 million in corrections over the next five years, with some funding allocated towards increasing the number of correctional officers. As of May 2021, the Ontario government has hired 133 new correctional officers. The promise is therefore considered kept.

“The Ontario government is investing more than $500 million over five years to transform correctional facilities across the province. […] This major investment will support the hiring of more than 500 new staff to help address challenges within the correctional system such as mental health and addiction issues.”

Kept
06-Mar-2020
Justification

In June 2020, the province announced that it would invest $500 million in corrections over the next five years, with some funding allocated towards increasing the number of correctional officers. As of May 2021, the Ontario government has hired 133 new correctional officers. The promise is therefore considered kept.

“Ontario is making the correctional system safer by hiring 44 new correctional officers who have completed the Corrections Foundational Training program, a redesigned curriculum that educates and prepares officers to stay safe on the job and meet the everyday demands of the province’s adult correctional institutions.”

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