NDP CLAIM ONE LANDOWNER WITH TIES TO FORD TORIES TO BENEFIT BIG FROM BILL 23
Nov 29, 2022
By Bob Komsic
Ontario’s Official Opposition continues going after the government over newly passed Bill 23.
”Following the numbers, it sure looks like Doug Ford’s landowner buddies and donors are about to cash in big on the Conservatives’ scheme to start slicing up the Greenbelt,” says interim NDP Leader Peter Tabuns.
”The more layers people pull back, the more Mr. Ford’s decision raises alarm bells.”
The NDP estimates that one landowner family with donor ties to the Tories is set to make nearly two-thirds of a billion dollars in speculative profit, when looking at what was paid before the land could be developed and after changes made in Bill 23.
New Democrat leadership hopeful, Marit Stiles, has written to the Auditor General, requesting an investigation into how much property owners stand to benefit from Doug Ford’s ”scheme to remove thousands of acres from the Greenbelt” and whether it’s in the public interest.