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Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
2,132 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

2.11.21 - “A re-elected PC government will invest $730 million to bring two-way, all-day 15-minute GO train service all the way to Bowmanville”

In progress

“The Ontario government has awarded a contract to advance planning to extend GO train service to Bowmanville, marking another milestone in the province’s plan to deliver more transit options, connect communities and save families time and money in Durham Region and across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). […] The early stage infrastructure planning contract will support the nearly 20-kilometre extension project, which includes new tracks and signals, seven new bridges and at-grade crossing upgrades.”

In progress

“Working in partnership with Canadian Pacific (CP) freight, Metrolinx has advanced the Bowmanville Expansion business case through to the next step in the process, called the Preliminary Design Business Case (PDBC) for further analysis and required approvals.”

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“The Bowmanville GO Rail Extension: Ontario is advancing work to expand GO Transit rail services from Oshawa into Bowmanville. This extension along the Lakeshore East corridor will help reduce gridlock and provide expanded rail service in Durham beyond the current terminus at Oshawa GO Station.”

“Metrolinx is committed to delivering rail service to communities beyond Oshawa as quickly as we can, and to do so with an all-day service. Building on the recommendations of the Bowmanville Expansion Initial Business Case (IBC) approved at the February 2020 Metrolinx Board meeting, the Preliminary Design Business Case confirms the feasibility of the alignment identified in the IBC, while examining two different weekend service options. “

Bowmanville Expansion

Published: Feb 2020
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