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Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,426 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - 03 May 2022

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

1.11.23 - “A PC Government will, finally, open up the incredible resources of our North by cutting through the special interest and bureaucratic delays blocking us from developing the Ring of Fire”

In progress

The government has reached new agreements with Webequie and Marten Falls First Nations on the road needed to build the Ring of Fire. However, the government continues to face opposition to the project from members of Neskantaga and Attawapiskat First Nations. As a result, little progress has been made on its development. The promise remains in progress.

“Premier Doug Ford and Greg Rickford, Minister of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry, joined Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation and Chief Cornelius Wabasse of Webequie First Nation to celebrate a historic milestone to unlocking jobs and economic opportunities in the Ring of Fire region. Today, Marten Falls and Webequie First Nations announced they will be submitting a Terms of Reference for the proposed Northern Road Link Environmental Assessment. This proposed road is the final piece of critical road infrastructure needed to ensure reliable, all season road access to potential mining sites in the Ring of Fire and connect both First Nations communities to Ontario’s highway network.”

In progress

“A court hearing this week sparked by Attawapiskat First Nation in northern Ontario could have big implications for the development of the Ring of Fire. The First Nation says it wasn’t properly consulted about exploration by mining company Juno in its traditional territory and is seeking an injunction.”

In progress

“Premier Doug Ford and Kenora MP Greg Rickford, the minister of energy, mines, northern development and Indigenous affairs signed an agreement Monday with Webequie and Marten Falls First Nations to move forward with a north-south road to the Ring of Fire. […] But not everyone is happy with the announcement. Members of Neskantaga First Nation will fight the development, Chief Chris Moonias told CBC.”

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“The nine Matawa-member First Nations and the Province of Ontario signed a framework agreement today to move forward with a negotiation process on a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire.”

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