QUEEN’S PARK — MPP for Guelph, Mike Schreiner, released the following statement.
“The housing Minister’s departure was inevitable.
Although it is a step toward accountability, the Premier’s Greenbelt scandal is far from over.
A corrupt process led to a corrupt decision to remove protections from Greenbelt lands.
As it stands, wealthy Premier-connected insiders are still cashing in billions and Greenbelt land is still under threat.
So, if the Premier thinks his minister’s resignation is the end of the $8.3 billion Greenbelt scandal, he is wrong.
The people of Ontario deserve honest answers to how a corrupt process could lead to $8.3 billion in windfall profits for wealthy, Premier-connected insiders.
That is why the I continue to call for the protection of all Greenbelt lands and for an independent, public inquiry into the Premier’s $8.3 billion Greenbelt giveaway.
The days of deflecting, denying and delaying are over.
The Premier keeps assuring us the buck stops with him. It’s time for him to step up and prove it.”