11:38 A.M. Right on Doug !!! … Keep goin’ !!! …

Ontario’s highest court has paved the way for a considerable cut to the size of Toronto’s city council just weeks from a municipal election …

This morning , a panel of three Court of Appeal justices stayed a lower court’s Sept. 10 ruling that struck down a provincial bill that would cut the council from 47 to 25 members. The decision … Which basically freezes the lower court’s decision … Means city staff will immediately begin preparing for a 25-ward election Oct / 22 …

In its arguments earlier this week , the province’s legal team said the stay was necessary to provide certainty to the city clerk , who is responsible for upholding a fair election. The timing and circumstances of the election were thrown into chaos when the Progressive Conservatives unexpectedly introduced the council-cutting legislation , Bill 5 , after the campaign period had already begun …

MORBNOTE ; What’s with this ‘ unexpectedly ‘ adverb ?!! … Doug and his party campaigned on this issue  as a major policy point … And it’s a very large portion of the reason many people voted for his party … And the turncoat ‘ conservative ‘ who is now Mayor of Toronto , a lifelong mediocre politician , John Tory , KNEW his attempts to stop or stall it would fail in the courts … But chose to waste taxpayer’s time and money attempting it anyway !!! …

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The city challenged it in Ontario Superior Court , and Judge Edward Belobaba ruled against the province , saying the legislation was unconstitutional because it violated freedom of expression rights for candidates and voters. The Court of Appeal , however , disagreed with his assessment of the legislation , calling it a ” dubious ruling that invalidates legislation duly passed by the legislature … Unfairness alone does not establish a charter breach “…

” Unquestionably , Ontario’s announcement of its intention to introduce Bill 5 disrupted the campaigns that were already underway. However , Bill 5 does not limit or restrict any message the candidates wish to convey to voters,” the ruling said.” While the change brought about by Bill 5 is undoubtedly frustrating for candidates who started campaigning in May 2018 , we are not persuaded that their frustration amounts to a substantial interference with their freedom of expression”… it continued …” Candidates had a reasonable expectation that they would be operating under a 47-ward platform …. However , neither that platform nor that expectation was constitutionally guaranteed. Unfairness alone does not establish a charter breach “…

MORBNOTE II ; Typical ‘ legalese ‘ bullshit … The ‘ candidates ‘ had a ‘ reasonable expectation ‘ of vying for a 47 ward platform … But were ‘ aware ‘ of the intention of Doug’s party in this regard had it won the election … So they should have been prudent to ‘ expect ‘ that possible change also !…

Doug’s party DID indeed win !! … So they should have immediately ‘ expected ‘ the reduction …

Enjoy your first attempts at getting the Premier to facilitate you on all the things on your ‘ wish ‘ list John … Old Dougie’s not the type of guy you want to piss off !!! …

Source: Ontario’s highest court paves way for major cuts to size of Toronto city council | CBC News

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