In office
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

1.05.06 - “Clean up our communities: Commit resources to reduce garbage in our neighbourhoods and parks”

Partially kept

“The audit found that the steps the Ministry has taken to date will not significantly improve waste diversion from businesses and institutions, and Ontario’s overall diversion rate will suffer.”

In progress

In 2018, the Ontario government unveiled the Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan, which includes a provision to reduce litter in the province’s communities. Various initiatives such as the Provincial Day of Action on Litter and the Surplus Food Redistribution Program have been implemented and supported. However, since none of these programs specifically commit resources to reduce garbage in communities across the province, this promise remains in progress.

“We made the following progress on the transition to the producer responsibility model […] Provided over a $5 million investment through the Surplus Food Redistribution Infrastructure program to help food rescue organizations divert high quality food to those who need it and out of landfill; Enacted legislation to establish the second Tuesday of May each year as Ontario’s Provincial Day of Action on Litter.”

In progress

“The Ontario government unveiled its plan to combat climate change Thursday, including a fund that commits public money to entice companies to reduce emissions. The regime, called the Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan, aims to keep the province working toward meeting the emissions-reduction goals in the Paris Accord. […] Other features of the plan include […] reducing litter in the province’s communities.”

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