Ontario opposition parties keep foot on Greenbelt gas pedal

The Ontario Liberals unveiled a new critic role exclusively focused on holding the premier’s office to account, while the provincial Greens doubled down on their call for a public inquiry into the Greenbelt issue.

Published Sep 25, 2023 at 7:20pm

Davis Legree
Davis Legree
Ontario opposition parties keep foot on Greenbelt gas pedal
Paul Calandra, right, Ontario’s Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, responds to questions as Ontario Premier Doug Ford, left, listens at Queen’s Park in Toronto on Monday, September 25, 2023. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press)

Anyone who thought Ontario’s opposition leaders would relent after Premier Doug Ford announced a reversal of his government’s Greenbelt land swaps was proven wrong on Monday.

Ontario Green Leader Mike Schreiner was the first to take the podium, where he re-iterated his call for the province’s integrity commissioner to launch an “independent, public inquiry” into the Ford government’s handling of the Greenbelt.

“I believe the breach trust and contraventions of legislative tradition at this assembly makes a public inquiry necessary and I’, looking forward to the response from the integrity commissioner,” Schreiner told reporters.

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