Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark's actions in the ongoing Greenbelt land swap scandal broke MPP ethics rules, the province's integrity commissioner found.
Clark "failed to oversee an important initiative in his ministry which led to some developers being alerted to a potential change in the government’s position on the Greenbelt with the result that their private interests were furthered improperly," Ontario Integrity Commissioner J. David Wake wrote in his damning report released on Wednesday.
Clark apologized to Ontarians for the part he played.
Wake recommended Clark be "reprimanded" for his actions by the legislature.
Premier Doug Ford and Clark held separate press conferences on Thursday — the day after the report came out — where they were grilled on the findings.
Both men said the process for selecting the lands should've been better and they're working to ensure it never happens again.
Ford, however, stuck by his minister and Clark did not resign.