Where are Ford’s cabi­net min­is­ters?

RE: FORD GOV­ERN­MENT

The Hamilton Spectator - - Comment -

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

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