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Christo Aivalis Sep 16
In an alternative universe, Queen's Park rose today--at a less ungodly hour--as Premier Andrea Horwath passed into law universal dental-care coverage. In our own timeline, we're up at 2am dealing with an attack on local democracy Let's get it right in 2022, folks!
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Jennifer French Sep 16
From 12:01 through til morning, MPPs will be debating . Unlikely any PC MPPs will speak, so opposition will keep debate from collapsing. To the folks from Durham Region, send me your unanswered letters. I'll read 'em to your MPPs. jfrench-qp@ndp.on.ca
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TorontoStar Sep 17
"By working overnight on behalf of the people, we are sending an important message," Premier Doug Ford told the legislature around 6:15 a.m. "We will do whatever it takes to get the job done."
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Gil Meslin Sep 17
The gradual erosion of local representation. 1994: 96 councillors, including Metro Council 1997: 56 councillors 2000: 44 2018: 25
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Bruce Ryder Sep 19
Replying to @BBRyder
Bottom lines: 25 ward election in Toronto on Oct 22. will be withdrawn. The notwithstanding clause is back in the closet, for now. The appeal to the ONCA looms. This might end up at the SCC, where I expect Belobaba J's opinion will receive more respect than it did today.
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Derek “old man” Simon Sep 17
Nothing says government “for the people” like meeting under the cover of darkness to strip millions of Torontonians of effective elected representation, then clapping to drown out the people you’ve shut outside.
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Meanwhile in Canada Sep 17
BREAKING: Premier Doug Ford is the skipper of the SS Ontario. He and his complicit MPPs in Queen's Park have marooned the ship on the Island of Unlimited Lawsuits and will spend the next 4 years wasting everyone's time and money taking backward 50 years.
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Tammie Sutherland Sep 17
Premier Ford speaks: says nothing will stop the PCs from getting to deliver better municipal government. Says not even the “professional activists we’ve seen over the last couple of days” will deter them
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TorontoStar Sep 17
Following a raucous all-night legislative session at Queen's Park, a controversial bill to reduce the size of Toronto council has cleared a major hurdle.
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TorontoStar Sep 17
It’s time the association representing Ontario municipalities realized that what Premier Doug Ford is doing is about far more than the size of Toronto council.
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Steve Clark Sep 16
Proud to share Second Reading debate lead on the Efficient Local Government Act with Attorney General . We're taking action to give Torontonians the effective & efficient local government they deserve.
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TorontoStar Sep 17
MPPs continue to pull an all-nighter thanks to Premier Doug Ford’s frantic efforts to cut Toronto city council down to size in time for next month’s municipal election. Follow the developments live:
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Steve Clark Sep 17
Premier & our Caucus spent the campaign consulting Ontarians face to face. They told us they wanted smaller, more affordable gov't that works for them. That's what we promised and we're delivering it with the Efficient Local Gov't Act
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Mike Crawley Sep 18
If you’re interested in why the Legislature is not sitting today (given the rush to pass ) so that MPPs can attend the annual Plowing Match, follow my colleague (I’m staying put today.)
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Robert Benzie Sep 19
Today's Court of Appeal stay means the provincial government does not have to push ahead with and invoke the "notwithstanding" clause for the first time in Ontario history.
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The Girl Who Waited Sep 16
Anyone else enjoying Doug Ford’s ‘wag the dog’ crisis about Toronto City Council meant to distract from his broken promises and petty grievances? Bright shiny trinkets meant to distract the easily distracted.
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The Girl Who Waited Sep 14
How many millions of dollars in outside legal costs, travel costs for MPPs, overtime for Queen's Park staff and security, overtime and salary for political staffers, etc have Ontario taxpayers spent to save Toronto taxpayers $25 million?
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TorontoStar Sep 17
Ontario's MPPs continue to pull an all-nighter in order to allow for the requisite six-and-a-half hours of debate for the second reading of , the Efficient Local Government Act, which downsizes Toronto council. Follow :
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Jack Davidson Sep 16
Government that's for the people doesn't happen in the middle of the night after having banned the public from watching
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Gil Meslin Sep 18
'For the people' 65% of Torontonians oppose use of the Notwithstanding Clause. 56% strongly oppose. Cc:
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