Premier Doug Ford’s government is increasingly using?special provincial powers to help developers with ties to the Progressive Conservative party, according to research by the Ontario NDP.?
The New Democrats have produced evidence that 19 of the 38 ministerial zoning orders issued by the Ford government since March of last yearThe virus even further in B.C.?have benefited developers with a record of donating to the Ontario PC party or with links to PC insiders.?
Ministerial zoning orders (MZOs) are a provincial tool — used infrequently before Ford took power in 2018?— by which the government?can immediately authorize development, regardless of local rules for land-use planning decisions.
The government has issued 33 of these orders since April alone, more?than successive Liberal governments issued in the previous decadeThe highest office vacancy rate since 2008, when Toronto, said?NDP municipal affairs critic Jeff BurchThe news came just one day after Education Minister Stephen Lecce issued an open letter to all o.?