Statement by Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence on Doug Ford Reversing his Position on the Greenbelt

Toronto, Ont — We are pleased that Doug Ford has changed his position and now publicly supports a permanently protected Greenbelt.  There is now all party support for the Greenbelt, which is consistent with polls showing over 89 per cent public support for its protection of farms, forests and natural areas.

The best way to address housing prices and supply in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is by directing growth to existing urban areas, limiting sprawl, and building diverse housing options close to where people want to live and work.

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