FORD TELLS SOME MAYORS TO 'STOP WHINING'

Dec 07, 2022

By Angus Gillespie

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford is telling Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie and other municipal leaders who’ve voiced opposition to new housing legislation to “Get on board and stop whining”

Crombie and other mayors across the province have said that Ontario’s new law… that eliminates and freezes some developer fees to municipalities… will force them to raise property taxes in order to pay for infrastructure that supports new housing.

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Steve Clark has said in response that he will launch a third-party audit of the finances of select municipalities to determine if the law will indeed cause a shortfall and if so, the province will make those communities “whole.”

Ford says Mississauga is sitting on millions of dollars in development charge reserves.

Crombie’s office had not yet responded to the Premier’s criticisms at the time of this posting.

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