Greenbelt: We've worked too hard to allow Doug Ford to abandon the protections that are in place for our green space

Our Community – Our Future

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Doug Ford talks about how he's secretly dealing away Ontario's Greenbelt.

If you haven't seen the video of Doug Ford promising to release a "big chunk" of the Greenbelt to developers, view it now.

Because if you were unsure about where Doug Ford stands on backroom deals and the environment, now you'll know.

To him, the Greenbelt is "only farmers fields".

And this is a view, Doug Ford has put into action. He says he has held private discussions with developers to open up and build on the Greenbelt.

We need affordable housing, yes. And there are lots of way to provide it without sacrificing:

  • economically vital farm land,
  • the lands that collect and filter our fresh drinking water supply, and
  • the waterways, grass and wood lands that are homes to wildlife and buffer we humans from serious environmental impacts.

One of the things that I am most proud of is being part of a government that has protected the Greenbelt for future generations. We need to do more, not stand by and see more green space disappear.

This election is about Our Community – Our Future.

With your help, we can protect both.