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The Trill Podcast: Special edition! Viva Las Greenbelt

The Trillium's Charlie Pinkerton joined the Inside the Village podcast to give us the inside story of his tenacious reporting on the Greenbelt land swap and the Las Vegas trip that forced former minister Kaleed Rasheed's resignation
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Welcome to our second cross-collaboration episode with our friends at Inside The Village, a podcast from Village Media bringing you behind the scenes of the biggest stories in Ontario. 

After losing two cabinet ministers, two senior staffers, and untold points in the polls, Premier Ford announced last Thursday that his government would walk back its Greenbelt land removals.

Insisting he was “very, very sorry,” Ford also promised once again to not touch the protected area — the same pledge he broke in 2018 that led to his government’s biggest scandal to date. 

On this special edition of Inside the Village, hosts Michael Friscolanti and Scott Sexsmith sit down with journalist Charlie Pinkerton of The Trillium to talk about the many twists and turns — over many months — that led up to last week’s dramatic press conference in Niagara Falls.

We cover everything you need to know about the Greenbelt debacle: the developers, the big donors and one weekend getaway in Las Vegas.

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