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Ford orders MPPs to return for rare Saturday session to pass Bill 31

Ontario Premier Doug Ford . THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

The Ontario legislature will be in session this weekend in an effort to expedite the passage of Bill 31.

Premier Doug Ford has ordered Conservative MPPs to return to Queens Park for a rare Saturday session as they attempt to speed passage of the bill which cuts the size of Toronto City Council in half.

The City of Toronto official responsible for running Toronto’s Oct. 22 election said on Thursday that the battle between the province and the city is affecting her ability to ensure fairness in the vote, regardless of whether it involves 47 or 25 wards.

“We have hit a tipping point,” said Ulli Watkiss. “Both scenarios are becoming virtually impossible for us to carry out.”

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Let’s just hope that Christine Elliott and some other members will be able to reign in this tyrant. No one, not even the staunch conservatives of this province ever expected this from a Ford government. He is setting a horrible precedent

September 14, 2018 at 12:10 pm

@Crazy Canuck: Our current councillors do not merit the salaries they currently earn. I have no issue with the reduction of councillors. Especially in my area she is near basically useless. She is a wannabe movie star who loves every opportunity to speak in front of the cameras and talk big but never follow up with anything. Torontonians have had enough…Our hard earned tax dollars need to be accounted for now. No more wasted spending…

September 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm