Ford at developer’s party same day as Greenbelt removal talks
Premier Doug Ford makes his way to meet with Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow at the Queens Park Legislature in Toronto on Monday, Oct. 30, 2023.Chris Young/The Canadian Press
Premier told integrity commissioner he had ‘no recollection of meeting’ the developer, and said on Tuesday that he ‘can’t remember’ going
From Barrie Today, by Charlie Pinkerton and Aidan Chamandy
Oct 31, 2023
In September 2021, Sergio Manchia had a party with a very special guest.
Premier Doug Ford went to the fundraiser at the developer’s Hamilton-area mansion and gave a speech, according to information from two sources who were there.
That same day, Manchia talked to Ford about removing Greenbelt land owned by the developer, his employee wrote in an email two months later to Ford’s assistant.
Just over a year later, the developer got his wish.
The premier says he doesn’t remember any of it.