Ontario’s housing minister resigns amid Greenbelt scandal

Ontario Housing Minister Steve Clark has announced he’s resigning.

He faced weeks of pushback from political opponents and residents following multiple investigations into his ministry’s handling of the Greenbelt land swaps.

The province’s ethics watchdog found that Clark failed to properly oversee the process that led to protected Greenbelt lands being selected for housing development.

Weeks earlier, the province’s auditor general found the process for choosing which parcels of land would be open for housing development was heavily influenced by a small group of well-connected developers who stand to make billions of dollars.

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