QUEEN’S PARK – Marit Stiles, Leader of the Official Opposition NDP, released the following statement in response to the Integrity Commissioner’s finding that Conservative Municipal Affairs & Housing Minister Steve Clark breached Section 2 and 3.2 of the Member’s Integrity Act:
“Today we got another damning piece of the puzzle in this disturbing pattern of corruption from Ford’s government. Today, we learned that Steve Clark has been found to have breached two sections of the Member’s Integrity Act – an important code of ethics that all government members agree to follow when Ontarians trust us with public office.
With each new piece of information, we’re seeing how far up this corruption goes. Ontarians deserve nothing less than full accountability from this Minister who used his public position to benefit select few ultra-wealthy developers. Ford must demand his resignation instead of protecting his minister.
The size of this scandal is outrageous. The people of Ontario deserve better than this.”
Background and Quick Facts:
- The Integrity Commissioner has found Minister Clark in breach of sections 2 (conflict of interest) and 3.2 (insider information) of the Member’s Integrity Act.
- He has recommended to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario that Minister Clark be reprimanded for his failure to comply with the Act.
- A complaint was filed by the Official Opposition on December 8, 2022
- Additional information was presented in the Auditor General’s special report on the Greenbelt changes
- The Official Opposition ONDP added to the complaint following the release of the AG’s special report on August 19, 2023