Doug Ford recants vow to allow Greenbelt development - 2018-05-01
Ontario PC Leader Doug Ford says he would keep the province's Greenbelt "in its entirety," reversing himself after a video released by the Liberals showed him pledging to allow development on a "big chunk" of the ring of protected farms and wetlands.
In a statement released on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Ford said he had changed his mind on the Greenbelt "after consultations with the people of Ontario" and that the coming PC Party platform would pledge not to touch it.
"I looked at it as making sure we have more affordable housing," Mr. Ford said in his statement. "There have been a lot of voices saying that they don't want to touch the Greenbelt. I govern through the people, I don't govern through government. The people have spoken - we won't touch the Greenbelt."