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    Here are two News articles noting Tony Miele by EYE - wish I had more on this case but not yet.

    June 8, 2000        December 28, 2000

From Eye - June 8, 2000 - BY BRUCE LIVESEY

The Lyons King

Tory insider Jeffery Lyons boasts the best Rolodex in town, but lately he's been tangled in his own web of influence

In January 1999, Lyons set up a meeting between the two top executives of Renoir and Tony Miele, the recently appointed head of the ORC. Miele is a long-standing Tory activist who has worked on numerous election campaigns at the federal and Ontario levels. The outcome of the meeting with Miele was that if Renoir paid $3.6 million, it could have the Keg property. In the end this deal never transpired, because Renoir had no agreement with the Keg.

Upon learning of the ORC's change of heart, Cityscape immediately sued the ORC, Renoir and Lyons. Cityscape's president, John Berman, has testified that the decision to overturn the Keg sale "reflects political corruption."

Did Lyons use his ties and influence with the Tories to get Renoir the Keg property? After all, he had contacted many people he knew in government who could influence the deal.

Domenic Agostino, Liberal MPP for Hamilton East, believes so. "Clearly Mr. Lyons has used his connections with the party to benefit his clients," he says. "If it's done fairly, there is nothing wrong with that. If it's done unfairly, as I believe in the Keg Mansion property, that is a problem."

Lyons refuses to discuss what happened at the meeting with Miele while it's before the courts, except to say, "More information will soon come out." Renoir's defence is that it had no opportunity to negotiate with the Keg, that the ORC's process "smacks of bid-rigging" and they deserve the property because they made a higher bid.

Meanwhile, at least two other potentially problematic ORC land deals involving Lyons -- either directly or indirectly -- have come to light. The current OPP investigation of land sales at the ORC, as well as Cityscape's lawsuit, will show whether Lyons acted improperly or is simply guilty of knowing too many people.

From Eye - December 28, 2000

Who let the dogs out?

Last year's millennium-bug hysteria was nothing compared to the pollution, police and political disasters of the first year of the apocalypse



This year saw the Ontario Realty Corporation scandal explode, finally putting a dent in the premier's Teflon Mike image. The ORC manages more than $6 billion worth of provincially owned real estate, but the Tories have been selling it off at fire-sale prices. Given that the Tories fired the president of the ORC in 1998 and replaced him with Tory stalwart Tony Miele, opposition politicians were quick to conclude that the Harrisites were using the ORC to dispense favours to their developer friends.


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