Another day, another policy climbdown for Doug Ford’s government
Ontario Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Paul Calandra announced Monday that the province was reversing planned changes to municipal boundaries.
By Toronto Star Editorial Board
Wednesday, October 25, 2023
The government’s latest policy reversal is an indictment of its chaotic approach on this file that ran roughshod over bureaucratic expertise and local concerns.
The last thing the government of Premier Doug Ford apparently wants to endure is another instalment of the Greenbelt fiasco that cost it dearly in personnel and credibility.
After two scathing reports on his government’s flawed process in trying to open Greenbelt lands for housing developments — a scheme now the subject of an RCMP investigation — Ford reversed himself so totally he looked like a performer from Cirque du Soleil.