Ford government's housing bill facing growing resistance - 2019-05-31

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F132.png Ford government's housing bill facing growing resistance May 31, 2019, Jeff Gray, Globe and Mail

A growing chorus of municipal politicians and environmentalists want the Ontario government to delay or scrap its housing action plan, saying the legislation, which could pass as early as next week, hands too much power to the development industry and will speed the conversion of farmland into sprawl.

Toronto city councillor Josh Matlow says a co-ordinated campaign against the housing legislation is increasing in the wake of Premier Doug Ford's decision to withdraw retroactive cuts to this year's funding for public health, childcare and paramedics – a retreat that came after opposition from the mayors of the province's largest cities.

"What this government has demonstrated is that when there is enough of an outcry by the people of Ontario, they recognize that," Mr. Matlow told a news conference on Friday at Queen's Park, flanked by other Toronto councillors and environmentalists.

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