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Franz Hartmann Talks to The 905er About Saving the Greenbelt

November 22, 2022

Bill 23, the More Homes Built Faster Act is the latest controversy from the Doug Ford Ontario PC Government.  It is an abrupt violation of a promise Premier Ford made to voters last election to NOT touch the Greenbelt under any circumstances.  Well apparently his word doesn't count for very much.

The More Homes Built Faster Act would open up 7,300 acres of Greenbelt land to development.  Letting sprawl spread once again over Ontario's fragile farmland.  Despite the government's own Housing Task Force report last year citing numerous opportunities to build homes within in municipal boundaries already.

The Ontario Greenbelt Alliance is a network of environmental groups in Ontario working to preserve the vital part of land called the Greenbelt.  They are working hard to try and stop sprawl from taking over this delicate stretch of farm and green land.  Franz Hartmann of the Alliance joins us today to talk about the group the issue of Doug Ford's breaking his word to let developers destroy the Greenbelt.

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