Our guide to the important 'Places for Everyone' Modifications Consultation.
GM's Joint Development Plan.
Closing date next Wed 6 Dec.
Please share as time is short.
#Planning #DeveloperLobby #Nature #Climate #Bioregion #CityRegion #GMCA #GreenBelt #Carbon
@MaritStiles: This government has wasted years making shady deals with their friends and not building the affordable housing we need.
Now the Premier is under RCMP investigation. Is his caucus worried he'll be implicated in the criminal #Greenbelt Grab?… https://twitter.com/MaritStiles/status/1729863193349034387/video/1
On housing, the Tories have wasted a whole year. So what’s next?
"OPINION: The PCs have reversed their attempted changes to the Greenbelt and municipal official plans — and given themselves a new set of political obstacles"
Message sent to Premier’s office :
Two Hoots - Why only 1 hour of hearings?
I give Two Hoots and would like to know why only one hour of committee hearings is scheduled for Bill 136, the Greenbelt Statute Law Amendment Act.
He's doing it again.
Yes, Mr. Ford, I do give two hoots.
"The Progressive Conservative government is not holding public hearings into its new Greenbelt protection law because most Ontarians “don’t give two hoots about that,” says Premier Doug Ford."
One hour of committee hearings is scheduled for Bill 136, the Greenbelt Statute Law Amendment Act.
If you also give two hoots, you can contact the Premier's office here: https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/en/feedback/default.aspx
@ColinDMello: RT @isaaccallan: NEW: Former housing minister Steve Clark is back in the legislature after a summer at the centre of the #Greenbelt scandal…
@CFifeKW: Such a strong turnout for @dchapmanNDP in Kitchener-Centre. Your Official Opposition continues to advocate & push for solutions on 2 Way-All Day GO, #Housing, #HealthCare, #Greenbelt #Childcare.
If you want to hold Ford accountable - send Deb… https://twitter.com/CFifeKW/status/1724488090339741796/photo/1
UK petitions 3/6:
Ban artificial grass immediately in response to the 25 Year Environmental Plan
Ban the use of chemical pesticides
Find time to take the Clean Air (Human Rights) Bill through the House of Commons
Make felling any tree 150 years or older a criminal offence.
Require the planting biodiverse woodland on the greenbelt
Ban the use of herbicides that contain glyphosate
Prevent development on Green Belt land
Increase Natural England's budget to £1 billion
Nationalise the water industry in England and Wales without delay
Don't water down UK actions promised to stop the climate catastrophe
Set more ambitious emissions reduction targets
Add the UN Sustainable Development Goals to the school curriculum
Just like the #greenbelt - the Ontario Government tries to ‘fix’ the wrong thing and by that I mean make sure money goes to party supporters and not the people of Ontario.
“Ontario’s Attorney General estimates 34 per cent of hospitals in the province have unused operating room capacity. The report recommends taking advantage of that unused space instead of moving surgeries outside of hospitals by staffing them.”
I was thinking about politics yesterday and I want a “do-over” in an election based on the winning party lying. I think of Ontario and their promise of not touching the #Greenbelt and Alberta saying that the #NDP was fearmongering when they said #UCP was going to do something with #CPP. This is #Brexit level dishonesty and voters deserve better. I think a vote of 51% of the voters should be able to get a “do-over”. #CanPoli #AbPoli#OnPoli
Nov 1 EWE: Canada — Councillors (briefly?) approve million dollar roads to nowhere. #Greenbelt #ClimateCrisis #BiodiversityCrisis https://www.environmenthamilton.org/roadstonowhere?link_id=4&can_id=099af03a383bba78eb1e096db51c4461&source=email-roads-through-wetlands&email_referrer=email_2102821&email_subject=million-dollar-roads-to-nowhere
https://cyclingmagazine.ca/sections/news/toronto-cyclists-are-clapping-back-after-doug-fords-comments-about-bike-lanes/ With his credibility and win-ability taking a hit with the recent #greenbelt corruption unpleasantness #DougFord tries to draw back his
white senior privileged male base in Toronto by joining in their whining campaign over the new Bloor West Bike Lanes. They object to giving up a lane of roadway to the unwashed hippie socialist cyclists. "I share your pain" says Dougie. #Toronto #ontario #torontocycling
Learn about how Ford's prison will be an expensive failure and the local community's efforts to stop it, including a fundraiser tonight:
“[Premier’s Office] has asked me for a picture to make sure it’s captured”
Looks as though Doug Ford’s plan to move $8 Billion of value in #Greenbelt lands from public holdings to his buddies, allegedly, is just as corrupt as it smelled.
I am just listening to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown from #Greenbelt this year.
She is very good. Talking about Rishi & co. And how the UK political system is corrupt and broken.
Nov 1 EWE: Canada — Emails show Ryan Amato, architect of doomed Greenbelt land swap, also directed changes to Hamilton official plan. Emails showed repeated directions to make changes to Hamilton’s official plan — in some cases at the last minute — coming from the office of former minister of housing Steve Clark, who has since resigned over the #Greenbelt scandal. #ClimateBreakdown #ClassWar https://www.thespec.com/news/hamilton-region/emails-show-architect-of-doomed-greenbelt-land-swap-also-directed-changes-to-hamilton-official-plan/article_eb09dd56-7278-51fa-a5a7-90ab81c426e5.html
You would have to be brain dead to not have thought from the beginning that Doug "Developer" Ford wasn't neck deep in all of this.
Oct 31 EWE: Canada — Premier Doug Ford insists he was in the dark about many of the questionable calls his government made in the $8.28-billion #Greenbelt scandal now being investigated by the RCMP. https://www.thespec.com/politics/provincial/doug-ford-insists-he-had-nothing-to-do-with-greenbelt-changes-you-guys-beat-me/article_1419d078-6be6-5d0c-a22a-b7227c89adbb.html
@bowker_john: RT @isaaccallan: NEW: Today, thousands of pages of internal Ford government communications about the #Greenbelt and urban boundary changes were released.
We gained some new insights into how the controversial decisions were made. #onpoli
Minister's zoning orders ( #MZOs ) r powerful tool province can use 2 expedite development on specific parcel o land. At stroke o pen, a cabinet minister overrides local planning rules, avoids public consultation & changes what can be built on property.
@ColinDMello: RT @isaaccallan: NEW: Today, thousands of pages of internal Ford government communications about the #Greenbelt and urban boundary changes were released.
We gained some new insights into how the controversial decisions were made. #onpoli
@CFifeKW: RT @josholiverio: On the latest episode of Political Debrief, @CFifeKW joined me to talk about the Greenbelt controversy, and why young people should care about it.
"Premier Doug Ford met face-to-face with Hamilton developer Sergio Manchia about removing his land from the Greenbelt in 2021, documents reveal.
"The documents contradict what Ford has previously said about his involvement in the controversy, including that he has "no recollection" of meeting Manchia, nor did he know about the proposed changes before 2022."
Q EWE: “Every single decision humanity has ever made to exploit nature and the world’s poor has culminated in the planetary destabilization we new currently experiencing.” — Joëlle Gergis The Ontario Conservatives, by doing things like trying to open up the #Greenbelt, cannot help themselves but to make the #ClimateCrisis even worse.
Excellent piece about what's happening in Queen's Park.
"But the fallout could be even more widespread, because no one knows for certain where the Mounties’ probe will lead.
“It’s going to be very bad,” confided a fourth Tory, expressing concern that the scandal is derailing the government’s agenda."
"The purpose of my motion is not to impugn or suggest," Wilson said. "The purpose of my motion is to state that the residents of Hamilton are deserving of the information, are deserving accountability. The only way that can come to fruition is through the scope of the RCMP investigation."
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/council-rcmp-urban-boundary-1.7007741 #HamOnt #OnPoli #Greenbelt #News #CBC
"A small piece of land owned by a LiUNA employee was one of the parcels removed from the Greenbelt, Global News has learned, leading to new questions about the Ford government’s removals process and whether relationships with the government played a role." https://globalnews.ca/news/10019849/ford-friendly-union-greenbelt-land-removed/ #HamOnt #News #OnPoli #Greenbelt
In another stunning setback for Ford’s embattled Progressive Conservatives, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s “sensitive and international investigations” team is formally on the case.
RCMP launches criminal investigation into Ontario government's plan to open Greenbelt land for development
If it's anything like the investigation into the 2019 UCP leadership campaign, this will go on for years, and years, and years.
RCMP launches criminal investigation into Doug Ford’s Greenbelt land swap | Toronto Star
- Sept 9, #Etobicoke
- Sept 12, #Barrie
- Sept 14, #HamOnt
- Sept 14, #Markdale
- Sept 15 #Brampton
- Sept 16, Queen's Park #Toronto
- Sept 17 #Newmarket
- Sept 23 #RichmondHill
- Sept 30 or Oct 1 #Stouffville
- Oct 1 #Durham
- Oct 14, Harvest Ontario Walk (multiple locations, TBA)
Get more details (and add your event): https://environmentaldefence.ca/handsoffthegreenbelt/
I just called the Office of the Premier of Ontario.
After telling them what I thought of the new Housing Minister saying he might release *more* #greenBelt land, I told him the the hold message "A customer service representative will be with you as soon as possible" was inappropriate.
We are not customers of Doug Ford, he is governing a Province *on our behalf*.
No wonder he thinks his job is to sell our assets to the highest bidder.
Greenbelt's 'Mr. X' is former Ontario mayor
* mystery man - Mr. X in scathing integrity commissioner report on how land removed f. Ontario’s protected Greenbelt - a former Clarington mayor
* John Mutton boasted about ability to get development through provincial orders
The story isn’t Steve Clark stepping down as housing Minister, the story is that the process which has found to be corrupt by the auditor general is largely remaining the same with the same outcomes: the #Greenbelt will be developed despite climate and housing experts’ evidence that it will not build affordable housing and will have devastating environmental impacts in #Ontario. #onpoli
‘Maybe if I return 100 out of the 7,400 acres all of a sudden the media and public will stop being so mean to me’ thought Doug.
Tonight's phone call to Doug Ford was to express my displeasure at the lack of transparency with regard to Greenbelt issues and that a Freedom of Information request by theToronto Star on his phone calls during the Education Workers' strike revealed that no phone calls were made or received during that two-week period when he said he was constantly on the phone. It is theorized that he is making use of his personal phone which makes calls/callers impossible to track through a Freedom of Information request. There is a reason for this process to be used that Doug Ford is bypassing. If you would like to follow suit, Doug Ford's office can be reached at 416-325-1941 or send off a quick email or letter. https://correspondence.premier.gov.on.ca/en/feedback/default.aspx #GreenbeltScandal #Greenbelt #DougFord #Corruption #OnPoli #Transparency #FreedomofInformationAct #TorontoStar
Developers bought Hamilton Greenbelt property a month before Ontario revealed plans to open it up for housing.
RCMP probing Doug Ford government's handling of Greenbelt
* RCMP referred to file by Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) in effort to avoid “perceived conflict of interest”
RCMP now in charge of potential investigation into Ford government's Greenbelt land swap