FORD: ''CONFIDENT NO ONE GAVE A HEADS UP'' ON GREENBELT PLANS
Jan 20, 2023
By Bob Komsic
Doug Ford says he’s ”confident no one gave anyone a heads up” about government plans to open a portion of previously protected lands within the Greenbelt.
The premier made the comment while speaking in London on an unrelated matter, two days after the integrity commissioner announced he’d be investigating if the housing minister violated ethics rules in that regard.
”It’s not government land. It’s private individuals’ land. They have the right to sell to anyone they want,” adds Ford.
The province has announced it’ll remove 7,400 acres while adding 9,400 acres somewhere else in the Greenbelt.
The auditor-general will also carry out a value-for-money audit into the financial and environmental impacts of the move.
The opposition parties welcome the investigations saying the plans for the Greenbelt do not pass the smell test.