'He's behaving like a dictator': Critics blast Ford's political shakeup - 2018-07-27
NDP Leader Andrea Horwath compared Ontario Premier Doug Ford to a "dictator" after he announced Friday plans to redraw ward boundaries, effectively slashing the size of city council and cancelling a number of regional elections.
"Mr. Ford seems to believe that he is the king of Ontario. He's behaving like a dictator," said Horwath, the province's opposition leader. "For the Premier to cancel elections where his political rivals or enemies of the past are running is deeply, deeply chilling. It is an assault on democracy."
Ford revealed Friday that he would introduce legislation to cut the number of city councillors in Toronto almost by half, which would dramatically alter the ward boundaries to match federal and provincial ridings.