Another Doug Ford broken promise: Bye Bye Greenbelt

Another Doug Ford broken promise: Bye Bye Greenbelt
Posted on December 17, 2018 | Edward Farnworth | Written on December 17, 2018
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Now that we see some of the decisions the new Tory Goverment is making, it is time to be worried. 


The Ontario PC Government recently introduced Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act. Part of the Bill would allow municipalities to create “open for business” zoning bylaws. The bill will allow municipalities to bypass numerous existing pieces of legislation including The Greenbelt Act, which protects a large swath of land in southern Ontario, extending from Niagara to the Bruce Peninsula.  Besides preserving irreplaceable undeveloped land, the Greenbelt Act has helped stop the encroachment of housing and commercial development on our unique Niagara wine producing land.

Has Mr. Ford forgotten his pledge that a “Tory government would maintain the Greenbelt in its entirety and enshrine that pledge in the party's soon-to-be-released platform” (CTV News, May 1, 2018)?

The list of disastrous decisions by the current government, decisions that will affect us all for years to come, continues to grow...

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Edward (Ted) Farnworth is a retired scientist who worked for the federal department of Agriculture. He enjoys writing, has a website Medicinal Food News that helps consumers understand the ever changing field of food... More