Ford doubles down on Greenbelt plan, supports housing minister after scathing report

By Liam Casey and William Eltherington THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- Ontario Premier Doug Ford doubled down on his Greenbelt plan and stood by his housing minister on Thursday after the integrity commissioner found the government’s process of removing land from the protected area for development was hasty and deceptive. Ford said Housing Minister Steve Clark will remain part of the team as the government tries to to fulfil its promise to build 1.5 million homes over 10 years. “Minister Clark has a tough job and his goal is to continue building homes,” Ford said during a news conference. “I saw the report, I read a good chunk of it last night, and, admittedly, the process could have been a lot better,and I agree.” The premier said he has “confidence” in…

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