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Ontario
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Premier
Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
1,669 days in office
Ontario's 42nd Parliament
07 Jun 2018 - 03 May 2022
Ontario's 43rd Parliament
02 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

2.12.13 - “We […] will hire more […] nurses”

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05-Oct-2022

“The announcement made this morning by the Ontario government reiterating a commitment made a year ago to fund up to 225 additional Nurse Practitioners to work in provincial long-term care homes – while a start – will take three years to implement and is far too few to meet the needs of Ontario’s 627 long-term care homes, says Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Cathryn Hoy, RN.”

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05-Aug-2022
Justification

Workers’ unions have expressed concerns about the number of people leaving the health care field, particularly in light of Bill 124 which caps public sector pay increases (including nursing) to 1%. However, for this promise to be considered broken, there would need to be data indicating that there are fewer nurses in the profession now than there were during Ford’s first term. This promise is considered not yet rated.

“The association was one of three health care unions — the ONA, CUPE and the Service Employees International Union, which together represent some 120,000 health care workers across the province — sounding the alarm over staffing shortages in Ontario’s hospitals. Their call comes as health care staff are said to be leaving the field in droves, leaving some hospitals unable to properly staff their emergency departments.”

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Started tracking on: 24-Jun-2022

Reference Documents

[Ed. Note: See Employed in Nursing in Ontario. As of February 2022, there were 155,604 nurses working in Ontario.]

“The Act establishes different three-year moderation periods for represented and non-represented employees. During the applicable moderation period, salary increases are limited to one per cent for each 12-month period of the moderation period.”

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