Ford made campaign promises he knew he couldn’t keep

Green Party of Ontario spokesperson and 2018 candidate for Parry Sound Muskoka, Matt Richter, made the following statement in response to news that Doug Ford is breaking his campaign promise on Bala Falls:

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“In his bid to become leader, Ford misled the community of Muskoka Lakes, telling them what they wanted to hear in order to harvest votes, rather than having an honest conversation about what could reasonably be done.

The Liberals put corporate profits ahead of community interests with the Green Energy Act. They should have followed international best practices for community ownership of renewable energy projects like we’ve seen in Denmark and Germany, where locals have input and share in the benefits.

Instead of making populist campaign promises to stop projects dead in their tracks, Ford should have been honest with people and offered to work with them to negotiate the best profit-sharing deal for their community.”