Where are Ford’s cabinet ministers?
RE: FORD GOVERNMENT
I am writing to say I do not agree with Doug Ford’s use of the notwithstanding clause. The purpose of the clause was intended to be used for an extraordinary circumstance. It is a stretch to believe the plan to cut the Toronto council fits the criteria.
The reduction of council members should be looked at outside of an active election and with due process. The judge specifically cited six wards that should be looked at for proper representation. The use of the clause confirms my position that Ford is a bully. Ford’s justification is faulty. Our elected officials are bound by the law and any action against it is disrespectful to our laws and the people he serves.
In addition, if Ford’s justification is that he is an elected official then why did he not include the reduction of Toronto council in his campaign platform? Where are the cabinet ministers that were to provide measured and sage advice to the premier?
Maureen Trenkler, Kilbride