CBC News: Ontario just got 14,000 hectares of land to develop — so why does Doug Ford want the Greenbelt too?


On the same day the government of Premier Doug Ford said it wants to open up parts of Ontario's Greenbelt for housing construction, it also approved more than 14,000 hectares of land for urban development in municipalities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. Put together, the newly approved urban land would be larger in size than Vancouver or Etobicoke. Peel Region, York, and Halton all recently had their urban boundaries expanded as part of the municipalities' official plan updates, which required provincial approval. In Hamilton, the province recently ordered an expansion.

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