Paul Calandra, the new Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, endlessly repeats the line:
"We made a public policy decision that was not supported by the people of the Province of Ontario."
What weasel words these are.
The people were never consulted.
In the provincial election on 2 June 2022, the people were never asked if they wanted the Greenbelt to be opened-up for development.
It should have been the centrepiece of the Progressive Conservative platform but it wasn't there.
Ford never had a mandate to remove lands from the Greenbelt.
The fact that he has a majority of seats in the Legislature doesn't change that fact.