New bill could open Greenbelt to development, critics say - 2018-12-07

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F0.png New bill could open Greenbelt to development, critics say December 7, 2018, Shawn Jeffords, Canadian Press, CityNews

Opposition politicians and environmental advocates are raising concerns about new legislation from the Ontario government that they say opens the door to development in a protected green space around Toronto.

Critics say the omnibus legislation aimed at cutting red tape for businesses contains clauses that could let municipalities override rules that protect the Greenbelt.

The 7,200-square-kilometre area that borders the Greater Golden Horseshoe area was established in 2005 to protect environmentally sensitive land from urban development.

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{{cite news | first = Shawn | last = Jeffords | title = New bill could open Greenbelt to development, critics say | url = https://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/12/07/ontario-greenbelt-development/ | work = Canadian Press | publisher = CityNews | date = December 7, 2018 | accessdate = May 21, 2019 }}