Mid­night Mad­ness

As Ford im­poses his will on Toronto, protesters push back

Toronto Life - - This City -

What­ever you thought of Premier Doug Ford’s de­ci­sion to slash the num­ber of city coun­cil seats from 47 to 25 (and it should be noted that only half of Toron­to­ni­ans op­pose the idea), we can prob­a­bly all agree that the man­ner in which the de­ci­sion was de­liv­ered— against the rul­ing of a provin­cial judge and weeks be­fore the may­oral elec­tion—was less than ideal. That’s cer­tainly what protesters out­side Queen’s Park were think­ing when po­lice were called in to pre­vent them from en­ter­ing the mid­night leg­is­la­ture ses­sion to push through Bill 31—an omi­nous sign of more clashes to come.

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