"Grassroots" Ontario Proud group revealed to be 3 corporations in a trenchcoat - 2018-12-12
TORONTO — Despite claiming to be a user-funded organization in the 2018 election, the political action group Ontario Proud has been revealed to be 3 development firms standing on each others' shoulders in a single trenchcoat.
The 3 construction corporations that were discovered to make up the "user funded" organization included Mattamy Homes, Merit Ontario, and "Pave Over The Entire Greenbelt LLC". Ontario Proud, which spent hundreds of thousands to aid the election of Doug Ford, had claimed to receive the bulk of its funding from citizens and individuals before their trenchcoat ruse was uncovered.
"Sure, we lied about most of our funding coming from individual taxpayers," explained Ontario Proud founder Jeff Ballingall. "But that's only because if people knew we were funded by corporations who want to raid and develop public land for pennies on the dollar, we would have looked like bad guys."