TORONTO HOPES SUPREME COURT HEARS PROVINCE'S CITY COUNCIL CUT LAW

Sep 27, 2019

By Bob Komsic

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As expected, the city of Toronto will apply to the Supreme Court to challenge the Ford government’s move to slash the size of its council last year.
The move comes a week after Ontario’s top court upheld the provincial law in a 3-2 decision.
Three of the five justices on the Court of Appeal panel ruled the move did not interfere with candidates’ or voters’ ability to express themselves freely, while the other two judges did and think it should be struck down.
Earlier this year, city council gave its lawyers instructions to fight the move, even if it meant taking it to the Supreme Court.
No immediate comment from the premier’s office.
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