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RCMP launches criminal investigation into Doug Ford’s Greenbelt land swap

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Oct 10th, 2023
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Premier Doug Ford speaks in the Ontario Legislature on Sept. 25, 2023.

Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star file photo

By Robert Benzie Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Kristin Rushowy Queen’s Park Bureau, Rob Ferguson Queen’s Park Bureau
Tuesday, October 10, 2023

The RCMP has launched a criminal investigation into Premier Doug Ford’s $8.28-billion Greenbelt land swap scandal.

In another stunning setback for Ford’s embattled Progressive Conservatives, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police branch that probes corruption and political crimes is formally on the case.
“Following a referral from the Ontario Provincial Police, the RCMP ‘O’ Division’s Sensitive and International Investigations (SII) unit has now launched an investigation into allegations associated to the decision from the province of Ontario to open parts of the Greenbelt for development,” the RCMP said in a statement Tuesday.

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