• DarkWasp@lemmy.world
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    11 months ago

    This is blatant corruption/cronyism and something needs to be done about it. The lack of accountability is damaging to democracy and the rule of law.

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      11 months ago

      People knew about this when they elected another Ford. This is just another example of you get what you vote for.

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        11 months ago

        They like him because he says what they think.

        Of course, they are drooling idiots.

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      There’s only lack of accountability if you don’t do anything about it. You are the boss, after all. Nobody else is going to do it. The Premier and MPPs are just employees, and employees not acting appropriately is not a worker problem, it is a management problem.

      What corrective steps are you taking to become a better manager?

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        11 months ago

        I certainly didn’t vote for him knowing this is exactly what he’s like and have written my MP but am ignored because they are right in line with Ford. Not much else I feel like I can do, turnout was abysmal. Completely agree with your sentiment.

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          I certainly didn’t vote for him

          Well, of course not. The Premiership position is not hired for by the boss. It is decided upon by the other employees. Which is to be expected, it’s just a third rank position. Do you think the top brass in any other organization hand pick every last employee? Of course not.

          Not much else I feel like I can do

          No doubt. Hence why nobody likes being the boss. Why do you think CEOs of any other large organization make millions? Nobody would go near the job for any less for exactly this kind of reason. Employees are assholes who will try to screw you over the minute you stop looking.

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      I have not had any faith in the primacy of the rule of law in Canada since the Toronto G20 in June 2010. I mourn yet another fucking year of not a damn thing being done to repair the damage that was done to all of us and the relationship between state and citizen, let alone bringing consequences to the responsible parties, who all got what they wanted out of it.

  • AutoTL;DR@lemmings.worldB
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    This is the best summary I could come up with:


    According to property records, the purchase closed on Oct. 6, 2022 — three weeks after an unnamed developer requested that the province remove the land and other parcels from the Greenbelt, as described in a recent auditor general’s report.

    With the Hamilton purchase, De Gasperis is set to benefit from four of the 15 sites removed from the Greenbelt, owning multiple properties in Pickering, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, as CBC Toronto has previously reported.

    CBC Toronto and other media outlets reported that for years, De Gasperis and his family have owned dozens of properties within Pickering’s Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve.

    Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk investigated some aspects of the Greenbelt land swap and concluded in a damning report this month that developers influenced how the province selected the sites.

    Shortly after, one of those two developers then requested that the Book Road Lands be removed from the Greenbelt, along with two other sites owned by Tacc and companies linked to the De Gasperis family, the auditor’s report says.

    While Ford acknowledged the province could have had a better process in place to select the sites, he said opening up some of the Greenbelt land for development is necessary to meet its target of building 1.5 million homes by 2031 — an assertion others, including Hamilton city councillors and planning staff, have refuted.


    The original article contains 1,131 words, the summary contains 207 words. Saved 82%. I’m a bot and I’m open source!

        • heartlessevil@lemmy.one
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          Automated, unsolicited posts are spam. If a tldr is needed, it can be done by a browser extension or the instance owner making it show up there. Consider that the fediverse is basically email. If you were in a reply all chain and had someone automatically replying to your messages with abbreviated versions, it would be pretty annoying.