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Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario
2,040 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

2.03.01 - “Doug Ford and the Ontario PCs will […] keep costs down by lowering the gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre”

Partially kept

During their previous term, the Ford government introduced legislation to reduce tax rates on gasoline and fuel by 5.7 cents between 1 July 2022 and 31 December 2022. In November 2022, the government then extended it through to 2023. Although the government did keep their promise to reduce gas tax by 5.7 cents, to date there is no indication that the Ford government intends to extend the tax relief on a permanent basis. As a result, this promise is considered partially kept.

“Doug Ford said his government intends to table legislation that would leave the tax break that cut gas prices by 5.7 cents a litre in place until the end of 2023. The cut first went into effect on July 1 and was originally due to expire on Dec. 31.”

Partially kept

“Effective July 1 to December 31, 2022, the gasoline tax rate on unleaded gasoline will decrease from 14.7 cents per litre to 9.0 cents per litre.”

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