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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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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
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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Neil Before Zod™ Sep 18
Doug Ford's wag the dog distraction #2: Doug Ford stops finance regulators from banning mutual funds that hurt investors. It appears that for the people means allowing dangerous and hard to understand investment products. For the rich.
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Neil Before Zod™ Sep 18
While Doug Ford is distracting Ontarians with , he just cut $22.7-million in new money earmarked for fee subsidies for low-income families. Who knew that for the people meant only the rich? The rest of us are f**ked.
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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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Shelley Carroll Sep 19
More items agreed & enacted than any other gov’t? What the what?: Is Toronto council inefficient? Maybe not compared to other levels of government via
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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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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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Steve Russell Sep 16
Huge line to get into Queen's Park for the midnight second reading of , the revamp of that includes the , that allows the government to override a judges decision. , follow for updates!
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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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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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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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Steve Russell Sep 16
Protesters chant "Let us in" as people that were in the public gallery leave after the gallery was cleared during the second reading of , a slightly different version of that includes the .
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David Jacobs Sep 19
Now that a higher court has reversed the first ruling, will those who demanded that Ford respect the courts follow their own advice? I have my doubts.
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Kyle Ashley Sep 21
- For Immediate Release Good morning Toronto, Please find attached my statement re: the - 25 Ward election in . After careful consideration, my family, team and I - with deep sadness- have decided to not seek election under the 25 ward model.
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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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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 17
While you were sleeping: Ontario's MPPs spent seven hours debating the Doug Ford government's , which would override a court decision and cut the size of Toronto city council, just weeks before municipal election day.
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Ontario News Now Sep 19
For the sake of consistency, I'm sure we'll see appeal today's decision on because this judge was also appointed and not elected. Right?
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