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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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1.12.04 - “[T]he Ontario PC government’s commitment to reduce emergency room wait times”


“Assuming doctors worked 120 per cent more hours than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic, which Dr. Adam Kassam, president of the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) called ‘unsustainable,’ the estimated time to catch up on the most common medical procedures would still be up to two years.”


[Ed. Note: See “Search Results” section, and select “Admitted patients” and “Average time” before clicking “Generate graph”. See generated graph: “Average length of stay in emergency for patients admitted to hospital, in Ontario, 201912 to 202012”: Average wait times peaked in Jan. 2020 at 18.3 hours, before dropping down to 9.0 hours in April 2020 due to the COVID pandemic, and then rising again to 14.2 hours in August 2020 and 15.1 hours in December 2020.]


“Average wait times at Ontario hospitals set a new June record this summer, according to recent data from Health Quality Ontario. In June 2019, patients spent an average of 16.3 hours waiting in emergency rooms, up from an average of 14.4 hours last June.”

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