Sup­port for Ford

Waterloo Region Record - - Insight -

Re: Fife re­moved from leg­is­la­ture dur­ing rau­cous sit­ting Wed­nes­day — Sept. 12

I fully en­dorse Premier Doug Ford’s de­ci­sion to in­voke the notwith­stand­ing clause in or­der to pass leg­is­la­tion to re­duce the num­ber of Toronto’s city coun­cil­lors.

In fact, I think the notwith­stand­ing clause should be used more of­ten to clear away ju­di­cial ob­struc­tion­ism of demo­cratic pro­ce­dures.

I un­der­stand that the rule of law is a cor­ner stone of a demo­cratic so­ci­ety.

But the rule of law should not by any stretch of the imag­i­na­tion come to mean rule by lawyers and judges.

And pro­test­ers who at­tempt to dis­rupt pro­ceed­ings in the leg­is­la­ture are not by any means ex­er­cis­ing their demo­cratic rights, but rather are cater­ing to the low­est in­stincts of mob rule.

Werner Broschin­ski

Prince­ton

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