Ford should not use notwithstanding clause
The use of the notwithstanding clause by Doug Ford to overrule a court decision is a brutal and awful weapon and it would be a terrible precedent for Ontario ... I know that the size and nature of Toronto city council is far from a local issue and please understand I am not even necessarily opposed to reducing numbers at Toronto city council but let's just do it calmly with consultation after this election period and have it in place for next time. This kind of arrogance from Doug Ford at Queen's Park is a threat to ALL citizens of Ontario.
How would you like it if half way into the second period of a hockey game MAJOR rule changes were announced by the league head office and declared in force for the balance of the game? Know a league that operates like that? A government?
I am hoping our local MPP, Dave Smith, will stand up and help the government make the correct decision on this ... please do not use the notwithstanding clause. David MacLellan, Woodview (Editor’s note: This letter was written before Wednesday’s vote on the bill.)