Trudeau not getting involved in Toronto city council controversy
Yesterday, Ford announced plans to invoke section 33 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in order to strike down a court decision to keep Toronto at 47 wards.
Many thought the feds would step in and in turn strike Ford down, but it seems that won't happen.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is “disappointed” in the Doug Ford government’s decision to invoke notwithstanding clause, but will not weigh into debate around size of #Toronto city council https://t.co/7CrocSNOJh #ONpoli #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/TsoOVcByuH— CityNews Toronto (@CityNews) September 11, 2018
"I and my government are extremely staunch supporters and defenders of Canada's Charter," Trudeau said, "it's there to protect from governments that overreach."
So, in essence, we have to suck it up while some lunatic high-school dropout with a vendetta against Toronto goes on a spree of revenge?— Dale Thompson (@daleethompson) September 11, 2018
I’m pretty sure this isn’t what Pierre Trudeau had in mind when this clause was incorporated.
"We're disappointed by the provincial government's choice, but I won't be weighing in on the debate. This is about the Charter and the values that underpin it."
So, it looks like Toronto's decreasing to 25 wards. Better brush up on which one you live in so you can be ready to vote in October.
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