Once again we are looking today at the Ford government’s attack on environmental protections, and its handing of power and financial windfalls to a small number of major developers who just happen also to be major PC donors.
Last week Environmental Defence and Democracy Watch formally called for a police investigation into the circumstances surrounding apparent insider information leaks to developers ahead of the announcement of lands being removed from the greenbelt.
Joining us to discuss the nature of the evidence, and the implications for both the environment and our democracy if the allegations prove to be true, is Tim Gray of Environmental Defence.
Tim has over 25 years of experience developing and implementing environmental policy change efforts, and has worked with multiple governments across the political spectrum in pursuit of better environmental protections, working both with government, and alongside other activists on the front lines of the battles to combat climate change and defend the environment.
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