Ford doesn’t represent the majority
RE: FORD WAS ELECTED, JUDGE WAS NOT (SEPT. 13)
Les Farrington asserts that those of us who oppose Doug Ford’s bully tactics are anti-democratic. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Ford was elected with only 40 per cent of the popular vote — so how dare proclaim he is speaking for “the people.” The point of having non-elected but professional judges is to interpret our laws fairly. That’s what Judge Belobaba tried to do. But our system failed.
Canadians’ democracy needs reform; apparently the notwithstanding clause can be used indiscriminately, allowing a leader like Ford to rule like a king. That’s why many of us want our system to become one with greater proportional representation. In countries such as Denmark, this forces parties to work together, to be respectful and to compromise. To me, that is true democracy.
Carol Town, Hamilton