TORONTO – Mike Schreiner today repeated his demand to the Premier: Keep your Greenbelt promise, keep your hands off our Greenbelt.
Speaking to a packed rally outside the annual conference of the Rural Ontario Municipal Association, Schreiner said: “It’s not the land speculators’ Greenbelt, it’s not the Premier’s Greenbelt – it’s the people’s Greenbelt and it will be people power that kicks the Premier off the Greenbelt.
“We can solve the housing crisis without allowing a handful of land speculators to turn millions into billions.
“We don’t need to build billion-dollar highways to million-dollar homes. That will not solve the housing crisis, in fact it will make it worse.”
Bill 23 is going to force people into long, expensive commutes, Schreiner said. It will destroy the farmland that feeds us, the wetlands and green space that clean our drinking water and protect us from floods.
“We should be building homes people can afford in communities where they want to live and close to where they work,” he said.