In office
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,951 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - 03 May 2022
Ontario's 43rd Parliament
24 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

2.11.19 - “The Ontario PCs will also invest $75 million to reinstate the Northlander passenger rail service between Timmins and Toronto”

In progress

“The Ontario government is purchasing three new trainsets as part of its plan to bring back northeastern passenger rail service. The $139.5 million investment marks a significant milestone in reinstating service between Timmins and Toronto, and unlocking the full economic potential of northern industries, resources and minerals.”

In progress

“In November 2021, Ontario named Timmins — one of the largest municipalities in Northern Ontario and a major employment hub — as the terminus station for the Northeastern Passenger Rail Service. The government has also identified a preferred route that includes a rail connection to Cochrane. To support the reinstated service, the government is making the necessary $75 million capital investment to support corridor, fleet and station upgrades. The release of an updated Initial Business Case brings Ontario one step closer to building a more connected transportation network that would support economic opportunities, the tourism industry and improve access to health care, education, as well as other critical services.”

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“Ontario Northland is proposing to reinstate passenger rail service between Northern Ontario and the [Greater Golden Horseshoe] which addresses these transportation challenges. The proposed rail service will draw upon the experiences of operating the former Northlander to provide a service that better serves the needs and travel demands of northern residents”

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