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Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives ‘favoured certain developers’ in controversial Greenbelt plan, auditor general finds in scathing report

In AWARE News Network
Aug 15th, 2023
Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk (left) and Premier Doug Ford will address the long-awaited report into the controversial Greenbelt land swap on Wednesday.
Star wire services

Doug Ford’s Progressive Conservatives “favoured certain developers” in a controversial $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap rammed through in a fashion the premier admits was “wrong,” the auditor general found.

In a searing 93-page report to the legislature Wednesday, Bonnie Lysyk concluded Ford’s opening up of 7,400 acres of environmentally protected land last fall “cannot be described as a standard or defensible process.”

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