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Ontario
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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

1.11.17 - “Regional transit projects in urban centres will also be funded and supported under a Doug Ford Government. This includes current transit projects, such as […] Hamilton transit ($1B). […] All these projects will move forward”

Broken
08-Oct-2020
Justification

In December 2019, the Ontario government announced that it would not be moving forward with Hamilton LRT and instead set up a task force to suggest other uses for the $1 billion funding. The promise is therefore considered broken.

“Hamilton’s mayor says the province wants to make light-rail transit (LRT) happen with a mix of provincial, federal and private-sector money, and he expects the province will say more “in the coming weeks.” […] In a statement Thursday, the Ministry of Transportation says it’s looking at several projects, including LRT, bus rapid transit (BRT) and more GO service. Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario is doing a technical review of these options right now, the ministry says.”

Broken
16-Dec-2019
Justification

In December 2019, the Ontario government announced that it would not be moving forward with Hamilton LRT and instead set up a task force to suggest other uses for the $1 billion funding. The promise is therefore considered broken.

“The Ontario government cancelled $1 billion in funding for Hamilton’s light-rail transit system on Monday, killing it amid a chaotic afternoon that included a hastily cancelled news conference, city councillors facing down police and Transportation Minister Caroline Mulroney leaving the city with a police escort.”

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“This LRT will provide safe, rapid and reliable transit on tracks separated from traffic through downtown Hamilton.”

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