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Green Party Calls Out Ford on Bala Promises

Posted: 2018-08-31 13:37:21 By: hbr

Matt Richter, a candidate in the last Provincial election and spokesperson for the Green Party called out Premier Doug Ford  for breaking his campaign promise on Bala Falls on Wednesday.

Richter said, 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.

Richter went on to say he Liberals put corporate profits ahead of community interests with the Green Energy Act saying 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.

Richter concluded that instead of making populist campaign promises to stop projects 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.