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Ontario
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Premier
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

1.12.05 - “[E]nd hallway medicine”

Broken
02-Nov-2020
Justification

The Polimeter team recognizes that the COVID-19 crisis has put unprecedented strain on the health system. Nevertheless, this promise is considered broken because many hospitals across the province were filled beyond capacity between November 2019 and January 2020, before the onset of the pandemic.

“The data suggests many hospitals have returned to the overcrowding levels seen before the pandemic, when CBC News revealed hospitals filled beyond capacity nearly every single day, with patients housed in hallways, conference rooms and cafeterias not as exceptional cases, but as a matter of routine. […] The figures show that last winter, despite the government’s promise to end so-called ‘hallway health care,’ acute care occupancy rates hit unprecedented levels, with many hospitals filled beyond capacity for weeks.”

Broken
22-Jan-2020

“Overcrowding has become so common in Ontario hospitals that patient beds are now placed in hallways and conference rooms not only at times of peak demand, but routinely day after day, research by CBC News reveals. […] [Health Minister Christine] Elliott admitted it will take ‘several years’ to achieve Ford’s promise of ending hallway health care.”

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