Ford asks integrity commissioner to review senior aide’s role in Greenbelt decision

 By Liam Casey THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- The Ontario Integrity Commissioner said it has begun reviewing a request from Premier Doug Ford’s office to investigate a senior aide about his role in selecting which lands in the protected Greenbelt would be approved for housing development. Ontario’s auditor general found the province’s decision to open up the Greenbelt favoured certain developers with ties to the housing minister in a process that disregarded or ignored possible environmental, agricultural and financial risks and impacts. Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk recommended the province ask the integrity commissioner to determine if Housing Minister Steve Clark’s chief of staff, Ryan Amato, acted contrary to the Public Service of Ontario Act. Last year, the province took 7,400 hectares of land out of the Greenbelt and replaced it with…

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