Ford claimed: That in Ontario we “Have the highest hydro rates in North America”
Fact: As you can see from the below chart, electricity rates in Ontario are much lower than other North American jurisdictions.
Ford claimed: “When I'm Premier, I will set up a special account for anyone in Ontario that wants to pay more taxes”
Fact: The Ontario Opportunities Fund already exists for this purpose.
Ford claimed: “And we found well over a billion dollars”
Fact: This has been widely and thoroughly debunked by several news organizations as being untrue
(Source: http://www.metronews.ca/views/toronto/ford-for-toronto-matt-elliott/2014/04/29/did-rob-ford-save-a-billion-dollars-for-the-billionth-time-no.html, https://torontolife.com/city/toronto-politics/rob-fords-billion-dollars-savings-actually-probably-like-350-million/, https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/billion-dollar-savings-fords-claim-has-one-major-flaw/article15625225/)
Ford claimed: “They seem to be doing a great job at Humber River, they have the shortest wait times in the country up there, we want to make sure that we implement that right across the province”
Fact: According to the Fraser Institute and the Wait Time Alliance Ontario already has some of the shortest wait times in Canada.
In the Fraser Institute’s 2017 report, Waiting Your Turn, they found that Ontario has the best median wait times in the country; four weeks better than the second best province. We’re also one of only two provinces in Canada to improve our wait times from 2016 to 2017.
Ford claimed: “Parents weren’t consulted [on the sex-ed curriculum], and they should’ve been”
Fact: 4,000 parents were consulted for Ontario’s Health and Physical Education curriculum - the widest consultation in Ontario’s history.
Fact: Ontario’s Health and Physical Education was written by parents, teachers, experts and academics – not by politicians.
Ford claimed: “Our – our province is a disaster, Robyn, it’s a financial disaster”
Fact: On a per-capita basis, Ontario has the lowest program spending in the country.
(Source: Source: 2018 Budgets (FED, NB, BC), 2017 3rd Quarter Updates (ON, AB), 2017 mid-year update (SK, QC, PEI, NL), 2017 Budgets (MB))