Ryan Patrick Jones


Ryan is a reporter with CBC Toronto. He has also worked for CBC in Vancouver, Yellowknife and Ottawa, filing for web, radio and TV. You can reach him by email at ryan.jones@cbc.ca.

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Accountability in Greenbelt controversy leads back to Premier Doug Ford, political experts say

One political observer says Ontario's premier is likely to survive the recent Greenbelt scandal since he's apologized and reversed course, but political scientists and a former Liberal cabinet minister say the responsibility for initiating the policy and allowing it through cabinet still lies with him.

Ontario developer's plan to build golf course on farmland has some worried it will 'destroy' their village

Some longtime residents of a small village in Ontario's cottage country are speaking out against a proposed development that would see a large portion of farmland turned into a "top-tier" golf course and resort.

How Premier Doug Ford's self-described friend got land removed from the Greenbelt

The Ontario integrity commissioner's report left a major question unanswered: how did a Ford-connected developer know to submit requests to remove Greenbelt land at such an opportune time?

Ontario has a new housing minister. But the Greenbelt is still his problem

Paul Calandra, who became Ontario's new minister of municipal affairs and housing on Monday following the abrupt resignation of Steve Clark, is taking over one of the most important seats at Premier Doug Ford's cabinet table — and the set of challenging policy files that comes with it.

Mysterious consultant known as 'Mr. X' in Greenbelt report ID'd as former Clarington mayor: sources

The mysterious development consultant who Ontario's integrity commissioner identified only as "Mr. X" in a scathing report about the removal of land from the Greenbelt has been identified to CBC News as former Clarington, Ont., mayor John Mutton.

Greenbelt controversy putting pressure on Ford government, knocking it off message, experts say

Two independent, legislative watchdogs in successive reports released just weeks apart from each other found major flaws with the province's decision to remove land from the Greenbelt last December to build housing. 

Ontario First Nations leaders reiterate opposition to Greenbelt land swap in unanimous vote

First Nations from across Ontario are demanding the provincial government return environmental protections to land it recently removed from the Greenbelt in order to build housing. 

Ontario backtracks on plan to include Greenbelt land in Caledon, Ont., zoning order amid pushback

The Ontario government says protected Greenbelt land will not be developed as part of a new subdivision it's proposing to fast-track in the Town of Caledon, weeks after residents were warned the province planned to use its authority to make that happen.

Ontario housing minister's chief of staff resigns amid Greenbelt controversy

Housing Minister Steve Clark's chief of staff has resigned after he was singled out by the Ontario auditor general for playing a key role in the province's controversial Greenbelt land swap. 

Ontario to expand 'strong mayor' powers to smaller cities, launches $1.2B home-building incentive fund

The Ontario government will extend so-called "strong mayor" powers to almost two dozen smaller cities and is launching a $1.2 billion fund to reward municipalities that meet provincially-mandated home-building targets, Premier Doug Ford said Monday.