LILLEY: RCMP confirms they are looking into Ford's Greenbelt moves


It’s not the kind of news that Premier Doug Ford wanted to hear over his Tim Hortons breakfast sandwich.

The Ontario Provincial Police have asked the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to look into complaints of wrongdoing by the Ford government on the Greenbelt file.

“The OPP has received a number of inquiries regarding an investigation into the Greenbelt,” the OPP said in an early Wednesday news release.

“To avoid any potential perceived conflict of interest, the OPP referred this matter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).”

Beyond that, the OPP said it wouldn’t be fair to comment further.