GUELPH — MPP for Guelph Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to news that the RCMP has launched an investigation into the Premier’s $8.3 billion Greenbelt giveaway.
“I am pleased to hear that the RCMP is investigating the corrupt process that saw a few wealthy, well-connected land speculators cash in $8.3 billion on Ontario’s Greenbelt.
The people of this province put their trust in the Premier, and he chose deals for developers over everyday Ontarians.
I have repeatedly called for a police investigation to repair the harm done by the Premier’s Greenbelt giveaway and restore Ontarians’ trust.
Along with past, present and potential investigations by the Integrity Commissioner, Auditor General and Privacy Commissioner, an RCMP investigation is key to delivering the justice and accountability Ontarians deserve.
But there are still many unanswered questions that have significant implications on the way we govern in this province.
That’s why I will continue to call for a public inquiry into the Premier’s Greenbelt giveaway – so we can learn from the mistakes to ensure that something like this can never happen again.”