Councillor wants Ontario auditor general to probe Ottawa urban boundary extension

By Blair Crawford, September 14, 2023

Coun. Shawn Menard wants Ontario’s auditor general to investigate how the province’s Conservative government decided to open up new land for development in Ottawa.

In a notice of motion filed at the end of Wednesday’s city council meeting, the Capital Ward councillor wants council to call on the auditor general “to consider reviewing the provincial government’s decision to add urban boundary expansion lands (in) Ottawa and for the province to reverse this costly decision.”

...Menard also cited a CBC report that said some of the land opened up by the province had recently been bought by five people with ties to the provincial Conservatives.

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