Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk dropped her long-awaited report into the Greenbelt land swap last week and it did not disappoint.
“The exercise to change the Greenbelt boundaries in Fall 2022 cannot be described as a standard or defensible process,” Lysyk wrote.
The scathing report outlined a furiously quick process that saw developers propose sites for removal, and get their wish.
Ryan Amato, Housing Minister Steve Clark's chief of staff, had “substantial control” over the process and gave “preferential treatment” to developers with “direct access” to him, the auditor’s report says.
The developers in question could see their properties increase in value by over $8 billion.
Our friends at Inside the Village had us on to walk through the report.