Aug 30, 2023
By Kathy Hyde
Ontario’s Integrity commissioner has found that the province’s housing minister violated the integrity act in the government’s Greenbelt land swap.
David Wake found that housing minister Steve Clark violated two sections of the Integrity Act when he failed to oversee the land selection process, which meant certain developers could possibly earn billions of dollars from improper lobbying.
Wake says Clark’s chief of staff, Ryan Amoto, was the driving force behind the lands that were selected to be developed. Amoto has since been relieved of his duties.
Ontario’s official opposition and N-D-P leader Marit Stiles says that Minister Clark should be fired and the Ontario Legislature recalled immediately.
Both Clark and Premier Doug Ford have denied any wrongdoing, but admitted the selection process was flawed.